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Foodie City Break in Ljubljana 3 Days

A yummy city break in Ljubljana ranging from the pleasures of street food to top-notch gourmet experiences for a perfect gourmet weekend getaway.

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2 nights / 3 days
  • Find all the best food-related things to do in Ljubljana
  • Join a cooking class to learn how to make delicious traditional Slovenian dishes
  • Taste exquisite wines on a wine tasting in an old Ljubljana cellar
  • Visit one of the main food events in Ljubljana, the Open Kitchen (weather permitting)
  • Experience the art of gin making and gin cocktails in the only distillery in Ljubljana
  • Tick of all the main attractions in Ljubljana

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
2 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Optional extras

Gourmet lunch in Ljubljana restaurant


Day What we will do
DAY 1 Food scene in Ljubljana
DAY 2 Cooking workshop & distillery visit
DAY 3 Castle & wine tasting

DAY 1 - Open Kitchen and the Ljubljana Central Market

Get settled in Ljubljana, the capital that will instantly charm you with its numerous cafes, restaurants and great hang out spots. You will get to see all the most popular attractions on the walking tour through the old town, including the vibrant Central Market, where you will be able to immerse yourself in the city’s daily life and tastes.

Weather permitting, we will make sure you get to experience the most popular event in Ljubljana - the Open Kitchen. A bustling array of different, including high-end restaurants, serves street food at the markets every Friday, as long as it is not raining.

* Food market - not included in the price. In case of rain, we will provide you with a choice of alternative restaurants.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Food Market - Open Kitchen*
Guided tour of Ljubljana
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport

DAY 2 - Cooking Class and Gin Distillery

What better way to get to know local cuisine than learning to make it yourself? On this day, we will organize a cooking workshop where you can be as involved as you’d like in preparing your own traditional Slovenian meal.

After some “hard work”, there is nothing like a refreshing drink, so we will head to the only distillery in Ljubljana, where we will not only learn about their production but taste some of their delicious gin cocktails.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Lunch made at the cooking class
Cooking class
Broken Bones experience

DAY 3 - Ljubljana Castle and Wine Tasting

A visit to Ljubljana should include the ever-popular Ljubljana Castle, but we will not go up there just for the views. It has some great exhibitions and even greater restaurants. You can opt for a culinary delight at one of the best restaurants in Ljubljana. In the afternoon, we will wrap things up with wine tasting and introduce you to the superb world of Slovenian wines. Cheers!

Ljubljana castle entrance fee with funicular
Wine tasting
Optional extra charge
Transfer to Ljubljana airport
Gourmet lunch in Ljubljana restaurant

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.


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With its broad variety of restaurants and cafes representing all regions of Slovenia, Ljubljana has started to attract more and more visitors who wish to focus on Slovenian cuisine, and is a true delight, whether you like to call yourself a foodie or not.

A mix of the different influences from the Mediterranean, Slavic countries, Central Europe, and the Balkans have created a perfect melting pot of flavors that today represent the culinary treasures of Slovenia.

Meet Ljubljana’s street food hit, the Open Kitchen, and the excitement of the whole city flocking to the markets. Roll up your sleeves and create your very own Slovenian dishes under careful guidance at your cooking class and sip on spectacular wines and gin at unique tastings while getting to know Ljubljana’s history and attractions.

This city break will charm you with delicious treats and allow you to immerse yourself in the local scene in what has been deemed recently as one of the best foodie destinations in Europe. Get your taste buds ready and let us take your senses on an adventure!

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

What should I wear?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in.

I have food restrictions. Are there any restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note that the places where we stop for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

Yes! Our holidays are designed to give you some free time every day to relax and spend it the way you want to. It is your holiday after all! For any advice and suggestions you can always turn to your tour leader or our back office, who will be more than happy to help you out.

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).
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9.4.2022 - 11.4.2022
14.5.2022 - 16.5.2022
11.6.2022 - 13.6.2022
16.7.2022 - 18.7.2022
13.8.2022 - 15.8.2022
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22.10.2022 - 24.10.2022
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    Geraldine Laing
    November 2018
    This was far from just foodie city break - we didn’t only eat, but we also learned how to prepare a traditional Slovene plate. The cooking workshop was lovely organized and everyone had so much fun. We prepared kisla repa and sausage and you would be surprised how tasty it is, even if pretty simple to make. Ljubljana being such a lovely town, I would definitely come there again.
    Victor Blankenship
    April 2018
    I loved the first day the most when we went to open kitchen festival, where the best local restaurants present themselves outside in the central market of Ljubljana. Food is pretty reasonably priced and you can try various dishes as the portions are a bit smaller. On second day we had a fun cooking class and on the last day we ate a fantastic lunch in JB restaurant. Slovenian food sure is great but the wine is even better - a must for all wine lovers.
    Issac Greaves
    May 2019
    A lovely city break with great people enjoying some fine dishes made this unforgettable three days in Ljubljana.

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