Foodie City Break in Ljubljana

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

Location
Ljubljana
Length
2 nights / 3 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

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Description

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 flavours 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!

Included in price

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

Optional extra charge

Gourmet lunch in Ljubljana restaurant

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Ljubljana

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.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Food Market - Open Kitchen*
Included:
Guided tour of Ljubljana
Highlights:
One of the most popular weekly events in Ljubljana - the Open Kitchen
DAY 2 - Ljubljana

What better way to get to know local cuisine than learning to make it yourself? On this day, we will organise 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.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch made at the cooking class
Included:
Cooking class
Broken Bones experience
Highlights:
Delicious Slovenian cuisine
Broken Bones Experience in Ljubljana’s only distillery
DAY 3 - Ljubljana

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!

Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ljubljana castle entrance fee with funicular
Wine tasting
Extras:
Gourmet lunch in Ljubljana restaurant
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Holiday Types

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Guided private

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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