Foodie City Break in Ljubljana

City break that takes your taste buds on a trip through the very best flavours of Slovenia.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
4 nights / 5 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

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Description

Stay in Ljubljana and indulge in a holiday filled with experiences perfect for anyone who enjoys good food and drinks, appreciates traditional flavours and cuisine and wishes to broaden their horizons of European food culture.

Focusing on local produce, from fresh ingredients to Slovenian wines, we will aim to bring you closer to the Slovenian culture of street food and busy markets of Ljubljana as well as homemade cooking from under your very hands at a cooking class, where you will get the chance to prepare some traditional dishes.

Your flavoursome holiday includes special experiences each day, as you will get a peek into the only local gin distillery, tour the largest and oldest brewery in the city and enjoy a wine tasting, all with passionate guides to give you authentic local insight. Optionally, treat yourself with fine dining in some of the best restaurants in Ljubljana with food carefully prepared by local chefs of world renown and enjoy a unique rustic slow food experience by letting the fast pace of life dissolve on your plate with dishes prepared with love.

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.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ljubljana castle entrance fee with funicular
Wine tasting
Extras:
Gourmet lunch in Ljubljana restaurant
DAY 4 - Around Ljubljana

Take it slow and easy just outside of Ljubljana at a great traditional restaurant and indulge in a slow food experience that will take your taste buds on a trip of a lifetime. We will take you there and leave you in the hands of creative chefs and their locally-sourced treasures and pick you up afterwards, your appetites sated with great culinary delights.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Slow food experience
Included:
Slow food experience with transfer
Highlights:
Slow food experience
Surroundings of Ljubljana
Extras:
Drinks at the slow food experience
DAY 5 - Ljubljana

Brewing is another important part of Ljubljana’s history and what better way to experience it is to head to the largest brewery in town, where they offer a full experience with legendary stories, an exclusive visit of the active production and a beer tasting in the great atmosphere of their tap room.

Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Union Experience
Highlights:
Union Experience in Ljubljana’s most famous brewery
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 is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Bled. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

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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