Every year on Holly Saturday we prepare Easter Basket: basket of local specialities which we bring to the local church to be blessed. On Easter Sunday this is going to be our breakfast. Would you like to know, what we include and what those goodies represent? Join me, maybe you will prepare something like that as well!
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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
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.
05 April 2021
It was nice to learn about the Easter traditions of another country. I just wish we could have seen the basket fully assembled for a lovely postcard.
03 April 2021
Thank you for inviting us into your home and sharing your customs. I really enjoyed it. Thank you both
03 April 2021
I really enjoyed learning about the various items that go into Easter baskets and their symbolic significance. I never heard about this tradition beforehand, so thank you for opening your home and family to us and sharing this with us. I appreciated all the time and effort you put into making this tour. If possible, if you could offer this tour again on two days or times, that would be great as the time didn't work very well for me. Thanks again, I really appreciated learning about this.
03 April 2021
A lovely evening with a lovely couple. Thank you for inviting us into your home and sharing your customs.
03 April 2021
Thank you Mateja for letting us spend the evening in your beautiful home. It was lovely to meet your husband and to learn more about Slovene traditions. I loved this tour, thank you!
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