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3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

1. 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

This guided food tour will take you on a walk through the old Ljubljana town. Learn about the city, stories of the people, architecture, the history of the Slovenian nation, and of course - local and national cuisine. This is much more than a food tour and definitely not your usual city tour. During the food tour, you will be served 9 traditional dishes from a variety of different cuisines from all parts and circles of Slovenia's society along with 4 kinds of wine. You will also familiarize yourself with historical Ljubljana and hear an overview of the history of Slovenes. At the end of the tour, your tummy will be full, your thirst will be gone, and you will know more about the history of Slovenes than some locals do. You will also be in the know about the old town and know where to go next, what to do next, and what to eat next. It's a perfect way to start your stay in the beautiful and tasty capital city.

Ljubljana: Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Performance

2. Ljubljana: Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Performance

Enjoy traditional food, local wine and play traditional games at a centrally-located restaurant in Ljubljana. Upon arrival at the restaurant, enjoy a tasting of "šklojce" (dried fruit) and traditional Slovenian schnapps. Then, immerse yourself in the best of the Slovenian's culture. After the welcome of our local dancers and our host for tonight, get ready for 3 courses of traditional food accompanied by a glass of local wine. The show will begin after you enjoyed your homemade starter. Witness lively dance performances that will have you jumping in your seat and wanting to try the dance yourself. Listen to the stories of our past. Who we are? Why do we love to dance & sing so much? Why we love our mountains, rivers, lakes etc so much... And much more on Slovenian character. Next, fill up with a peasant-style chicken, pork fillet with chef’s sauce, potatoes and salad. Now it's your turn to hop onto the dance floor to learn the Polka. Finish your evening with desert and traditional Slovenian games such as pouštertanc, which translates as 'the cushion dance", our game with hats...Finally, after a night of fun and games, receive a special homemade souvenir as you leave to relax after a good time with us.

Wine Tasting Ljubljana

3. Wine Tasting Ljubljana

Taste some of the finest wines from different wine regions of Slovenia and learn interesting wine facts from a wine expert in our 300-year old wine cellar. This is fun and interactive two-hour wine experience for wine lovers who want to know more about Slovenian wine. Listen to fun stories, learn must-know wine facts, play games and get some interesting challenges along the way. The tasting is conducted in English and includes 7 top Slovenian wines, delicious appetizers and promises to be a great, and informative night out. At the end, receive a souvenir certificate for becoming an ambassador of Slovenian wines.

From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

4. From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

Discover Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, surrounded by thermal springs, flourishing fields, and vineyards on the Drava Plain. Admire its lovely present appearance which originates from the Middle Ages with the beautiful medieval castle above. For centuries, the fort acted as a guardian for the town below, now it invites visitors with its picturesque appearance. Maribor is the 2nd biggest city in Slovenia and was also crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2012. Spontaneous and relaxed, the attractive city of Maribor has a lot to offer: from gothic and neo-romantic architecture to the romantic Lent Riverbank. The day wouldn’t be complete without visiting the heart of the vineyards - an amazing place to have a glass of wine which is inseparable with the history of the region.

Ljubljana: 3-Hour Food Tour

5. Ljubljana: 3-Hour Food Tour

Discover the best local food, delicious wines from various regions, learn about Slovenian traditions and explore the city’s rich cultural heritage. A great way to put your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride, as well as getting acquainted with main city attractions and other foodie travelers from around the world. Visiting different places, from the central market to the sightseeing attractions to local restaurants! Stops are made in 4 different restaurants and there are a couple of tastings included on various locations. Learn from your knowledgable guide, where else to eat while in Ljubljana. Get insights into the local specialties of the area, and their unique touches when producing food and drinks. 

Ljubljana: Karst & Coast Full-Day Trip

6. Ljubljana: Karst & Coast Full-Day Trip

Discover the Slovenian coast and the Karst region on this full-day trip. Your first stop is the Skocjan Caves, one of the largest and most fascinating Karstic sites in Europe, where the Reka River runs 200 meters below the surface. Next, stop at a local tavern and taste the famous Karst air-dried prosciutto. It is easy to see why locals believe it to be the best prosciutto in the world, especially when accompanied by a local Teran wine. Head on to Lipica, which is the homeland of the white Lipizzaner – the breed of horse made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Continue through the coastal towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz to reach everyone’s favorite spot on the Slovenian coast – Piran. Lose yourself in its narrow, medieval streets and enjoy some free time over an exquisite seafood meal in one of the many local restaurants or cafes. One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinness World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem.

Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

7. Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

Get to know one of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one of the best ways possible: through its food. While it might still be an underrated destination, Ljubljana has been slowly upping its culinary game, emerging as a city perfect for travelling foodies. After meeting your friendly local guide in Prešeren Square in the very center of the city, head straight for Ljubljana’s vibrant farmers market to discover hidden gems, and wander through the inner market, tasting some local goodies. You’ll also check out the fish market and try a sip of fresh milk straight from the farm.  Next, make your way to the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town, past some of the city’s most famous landmarks whose stories will be revealed to you as you walk. You'll make two tasty stops as you walk across the Town square, where you will have the chance to try some local honey as well as a sweet-salty bite of handmade chocolate topped with fleur de sel.  Digging even deeper into the region’s food scene, you’ll learn about the importance of the Slovenian forest and its fruits. Sample a liquor made from blueberries, dried figs or honey, which will help you understand the cultural importance of these drinks and their importance in shaping the national character.  Even though you’ve been snacking all day, now it’s time for a proper meal. Continue to a restaurant where locals love to go for their daily lunch. The menu offers three different options (always including a vegetarian dish). Stomachs full of hearty food and heads filled with local lore, visit one of the most charming streets in the city, where a real gem is hiding — one that offers lots of Instagram-worthy views of Ljubljana. Your tour will finish here and your local guide can give you directions back to the city center, as well as recommendations for what else to see and do in Ljubljana during your stay.

Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

8. Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Discover the beauty of the countryside by hiking up the most popular hill on the Sunny Side of the Alps, to Šmarna gora. Besides the magnificent scenery from the top, you will also enjoy local cuisine.  The tour will start in the morning, first with transfer from your accommodation to the foot of the mountain. From here you will start with a hike which will take around 1 hour. Along the way you can listen to stories from your guide about the Turkish invasions in the 15th century and the famous story about the church bell on the top of Šmarna Gora, which rings half an hour earlier than bells in other churches.  At the top you will taste local delicacies in traditional Slovenian Restaurant and enjoy the view over one third of Slovenia. After lunch, go down to the valley, again about 1 hour of moderate walking. This hike is of medium difficulty. Enjoy a food hike, that is guided by a friendly local, who knows about the history of the surrounding area. 

Dinner in the Dark

9. Dinner in the Dark

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner experience with the finest Slovenian cuisine. Visit a hidden pitch-black restaurant, where the food will excite your taste buds, supercharge your senses and satisfy your hunger for new adventures. This 2-hour culinary event takes place in a famous Ljubljana hotel, situated in the city center. During this guided event, you’ll be served four delicious courses and have your senses stimulated by fun, games, and challenges in the dark. You'll have a one-of-a-kind dinner experience, in a pitch-black restaurant with the finest Slovenian cuisine prepared by a top chef. There is an interactive accompanying program through the whole dinner, which makes the experience even more enjoyable.

Ljubljana: Kranjska Gora and the Alps

10. Ljubljana: Kranjska Gora and the Alps

Your first stop on your amazing trip will be to Kranjska Gora, a small ski resort famous as the traditional setting of World Cup downhill-skiing competitions. You can take a nice walk to the picturesque Jasna Lake, before enjoying a cup of coffee with an amazing view over the Julian Alps. Afterwards, you can visit the Liznjek House, a farmhouse which was the richest homestead in Kranjska Gora, and today operates as an ethnographic museum. At this museum you will be able to discover rich original furnishings, as well as great presentations of what living conditions were like a few hundred years ago. After a traditional Slovenian lunch, you will be taken to the beautiful Lake Zelenci. This fairy tale lake does not freeze in the winter, due to the constant temperature of 6 degrees which it maintains throughout the year. After Zelenci, you will have time to experience the magic of a world-famous mountain valley, where the first ever ski-flying hill was built in 1969. It is also the site where numerous world records for the longest ski flights were set. You will also have plenty of possibilities to do winter activities such as zip lining (weekends only), snow-shoeing and sledding. If you don’t wish to do winter activities, you can still admire the view over the Tamar Valley and cross-country stadium, or even try out the ski-jumps simulator.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

Great mix of food & wine as well as interesting facts and anecdotes about Ljubljana and Slovenia! Jasmine is a great guide and story teller and we had so much fun with her! Don’t miss this tour!!

So much fun, excellent wine, hilarious, and informative sommelier, what more could you want! Great location, easy to find and walking distance in old town…

Great tour with excellent guide! Definitely less touristy but nice to see another part of this beautiful country.

Jasmin thanks was nice tour lots of info fun and fun quiz questions restaurants, good food with wine.

Guide Burat was very good! Informative but also funny!