The castle or a fort? Well, that is a question now! Let's climb the hill and discover it! There are numerous details of this mighty fortification I would like to reveal. The construction is 70 meters (around 210 feet) above the city and the river of Ljubljanica. When it is clear we can see one-third of Slovenia! And not only the main building, but there are also numerous details on the top of the hill I would like to share with you! Join me, let's enjoy the charm of the past and the green oasis where locals like to spend their time after a long busy day.
Mateja fondly calls Ljubljana a hidden gem sandwiched in the middle of South Europe, halfway between Venice and Vienna. A potpourri of different cultures, Ljubljana offers the best of almost three worlds! Be it the Latin temperament, Germanic punctuality or Slavic melancholy. Mateja is a passionate tourism professional and has been working in the exciting travel space for over 30 years. She's juggled multiple hats as a tourist guide, destination expert, local host, and tour manager. At university, she deep-dived into cultural history and discovered her love for sharing her culture and heritage with visitors, connecting common cultural intricacies and always bringing a ‘wow!’ moment into her tour. Mateja loves meeting new people and making lifelong friends across different parts of the world. On her tour, you might just pick up some fun Slovenian words! “Let's roll our tongues and learn some unique words like ŽIVJO,” she says. Bonus points if you’ve nailed what it means (without Googling!) She loves showcasing the sheer beauty of the landscape - sometimes with a couple of locals joining in. “The locals see me doing virtual tours and wonder: What is she doing? Too young to talk to herself, too old to do selfies for social media!" she laughs.
Mateja has been guiding since Apr 1988
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Ljubljana with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Ljubljana. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
18 May 2021
2. I loved visiting Ljubljana welcomed by Mateja. My visit came to life with impressive stories and history. Go there and impress your friends with your enthusiasm and photos.
02 May 2021
Learned so much in this beautiful city.
02 May 2021
Wonderful as usual, Mateja! I like genealogy (family history). Are there any cemeteries nearby you could visit? Also, could Heygo go to some small towns too? (like Hinje/Lopata/Žužemberk Castle) (or Meniska vas/Soteska, Dolenjske Toplice/Hudicev Turn?) (or Kocevje?). Yes, my ancestors are from those areas!
02 May 2021
Hope to visit 2022, know what to look forward to.
02 May 2021
Mateja is a superb guide. Lovely stroll.