Beer scene in Ljubljana is like the city itself; surprisingly amazing and better then you expected to be. Let us take you on the journey of craft & draft beers in many times proven to be best bars and pubs we have to offer!
ABOUT THIS TOUR
Country: Slovenia, Ljubljana
Duration: 3-4 hours
Type of Tour: private tour with a licensed local guide
Group Size: minimum 1
Recommended for: everyone that loves food and beer
When to do it: throughout the year no matter the weather
Transportation: your feet
WHAT YOU TASTE
7 different Slovenian beers, 4 representative Slovenian dishes that include various meat products, homemade pâté, cheeses, sausages, traditional kettle goulash and beer snacks
WHAT YOU SEE
Congress square with University of Ljubljana, National University Library, Medieval part with Cobbler’s bridge, City hall, Robba’s fountain, Cathedral of St Nicholas, Triple bridge, Preseren’s square, Seccesion street, Tivoli park
Culinary tour of Slovenian representative dishes
Carefully chosen Slovenian beers, all with unique story and taste
Comprehensive city tour with enthusiastic and friendly licensed local guide
Getting to know Ljubljana that has a feel of metropolis with small-town friendliness
A young city of over 50,000 students with great respect toward seniors
A city of culture; over 10,000 cultural events take place in the city every year
Rich history; from the legacy of Roman Emona; through to the Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau to modern Ljubljana that was shaped by the strong personal style of Jože Plečnik
Romantic bridges adorning the Ljubljanica river
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Meet your private licensed* Local guide at your hotel in the city centre and start the best culinary and beer tour of Ljubljana. During three to four-hour city walk, you will see Ljubljana’ s best features while leisurely walking from one beer pub/eatery/beer house to another. Our tour is a perfect combination of a food/beer tour and a city tour, flavoured with an enjoyable conversation about the local way of life, all wrapped in a package together with delicious food, great beer and good company.
We will visit 5 different pubs/bars/brewery, you will taste 7 chosen Slovenian beers (all of them with unique story and taste) and enjoy in 4 typical Slovenian dishes. You will also visit the Brewery Museum, set up by the Pivovarna Union brewery, where the popular Union beer has been brewed since 1864, and round off your experience at the Pivnica Union pub. Why our travellers enjoy this tour? Because it includes a perfect selection of food that goes great with chosen beers and because this tour is also a city tour. Our choice of food and drinks has a historical background and carries a story! This tour can easily replace a lunch or a dinner and gives plenty of ideas where to enjoy your next meal.
This tour is not just a food/beer tour; it is also a city tour. Take a look at what we cover on this tour: Ljubljana is very walkable and mostly flat city so you can enjoy the tour as your local guide illuminates the sights with insightful history and commentary throughout the tour. Ljubljana has a very long tradition of brewing, proof of which are 3,900-year-old beer barrels excavated at the Ljubljana Marshes. The earliest known brewery in Ljubljana dates back at least to 1592, and by 1796, the city had six breweries. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the popularity of craft beers made by different microbreweries in Ljubljana and its surrounding area.
Visit Ljubljana’s most representative square – Congress square and learn about its interesting history and many important buildings around it; University of Ljubljana, Philharmonic Academy and more. Continue in medieval spirit by listening tales from your guide who will make past times come alive in the old streets of Ljubljana. Stroll through cobbled streets, full of restaurants and cafes and feel the vibe of the city. Ljubljana’s riverbank is especially popular among locals and visitors and this is where we will have one of our tastings. Pass baroque Robba’s fountain and stop to see City hall that is sitting at the same place for more than 500 years. Near the Central market, there is Cathedral of St Nicholas, a beautiful baroque church with an unusual facade that has ancient Roman tombstones on it. Walk underneath collonaded market near Ljubljanica river, cross the famous Triple Bridge, created by famed architect Jože Plečnik, a great European architect and a local of Ljubljana. Stop at the place where all locals meet; Preseren square is one of the city’s most important landmarks, named after Slovenia’s national poet France Preseren. Learn about Preseren’s interesting life and unheard love in the times when Europe was approaching great changes. Admire colourful buildings on Secession street and then take a walk towards Brewery Museum**, set up by the Pivovarna Union brewery where we complete the tour with more beer and tasty food. Get ready for a great experience – come join us!
*our guides are official licenced guides of Municipality of Ljubljana
** On Sundays and public holidays Union Brewery will be replaced by beer tasting in other suitable pub
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN A GROUP
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUR
|4 or more
Included in the price:
- Visit 5 different pubs/bars/brewery; taste 7 chosen Slovenian beers and 4 typical Slovenian dishes
- 3-4 hours of comprehensive, guided sightseeing
- Services of local licensed English-speaking tour guide throughout
Not included in the price:
- Personal expenses (meals, drinks, shopping etc.)
Any place in Ljubljana city center (other places upon request – extra charge can apply).
3 – 4 hours
Suggested Starting time:
1 PM – to cover lunchtime, or by your choice
You are welcome to contact us.
We are flexible in adjusting program to your needs.
Suggestions: traditional meals, wine tastings, visit of museums, sports activities, hikes etc.