Ljubljana is the cute capital of Slovenia, right in the middle of Venice and Vienna. Slovenians speak a Slavic language and the city is a perfect mix of German punctuality, Latin temperament and Slavic melancholy. On this tour, you will get familiar with the highlights of the city. It is a must for everyone who would like to discover this enchanting hidden gem right in the middle of Europe. Must sees in Ljubljana are: Prešeren's Square- the meeting point of all locals, Unique Three bridges and Market alley constructed by the architect Jože Plečnik, Dragon as the symbol of the city, the Cathedral of St Nicholas, City Hall in the Old City and the riverbanks of charming Ljubljanica river which invites citizens and visitors to relax and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. This tour is a great introduction for the first time visitor.
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.
15 March 2021
I really didn't know anything about Slovenia, so I enjoyed seeing and hearing about it.
14 March 2021
Excellent English and she explained the highlights of the city. It makes me want to visit.
14 March 2021
I really enjoyed this. Problem was the picture was blurry for the last 10 minutes.
14 March 2021
13 March 2021
Came in late but what I saw was very nice!
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