City tours with a twist

You can tour many Slovenian towns and cities with a local tour guide. These guides will show you the most fascinating places and share interesting stories about how locals lived in the past and how they live now. Some cities located by rivers or on the coast can be discovered from the water, too – via tourist boats, traditional rafts, or on modern stand-up paddle boards. You can take guided tours by bicycle and ride to places of interest. And some tours are even more memorable due to their unusual character and unique concept. We offer some exciting opportunities to experience towns and cities in a unique way.

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With Plečnik around UNESCO's Ljubljana

Experience an intimate journey in the footsteps of the visionary master and his great mind and get to know Plečnik's legacy through an experience puzzle for a small group. Embark on a well-rounded trip that follows the trail of Plečnik's plans and visions, and get a special insight into his achievements and countless interesting architectural details.

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Tastes of freedom in the capital of microbreweries

Set off on a journey through the stories of beer and freedom with an experienced local guide. Each stop during light sports activities will be accompanied by beers from the excellent craft brewers of Kamnik and modern dishes from local providers. The legendary Beer of Freedom will inspire you to aim for new ventures, and a visit to the largest microbrewery in Kamnik will add the finishing touch to your beer experience.

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On the trail of submerged villages and the mining tradition

By excavating lignite from one of the thickest coal seams in the world, the miners of Velenje changed the landscape in which they live. Several villages in the Šalek Valley have disappeared due to land subsidence. Today you’ll find lakes in their place. The guided experience takes you into the depths of the former Velenje mine, and during a cruise on Lake Velenje you can discover the trail of sunken villages by means of virtual reality. 

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A journey to Ptuj's Roman period

In the oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj, the main attractions and mysteries of the town’s history will be revealed by no other than the ancient Romans. Take a walk discovering the traces of the Roman town of Petoviona in the company of guides wearing clothing that is a replica of the clothing worn in the Antiquity, and learn how people in Ptuj lived 1,950 years ago. There’s also something for wine lovers, who can enjoy a Roman version of wine, enriched with herbs and spices.

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In Kranj's underground

Did you know that under the picturesque old town centre of Kranj there is a hidden network of underground tunnels? In World War II, these were used as the town shelter, but today they are the centre of various experiences. Experience a simulation of an air strike accompanied by a local guide, see interesting cave formations, similar to the ones found in natural caves, and learn about the rare cave animals that live in these tunnels. You can explore the tunnels of Kranj every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. The tours are available for groups or pairs.

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Visit the Celje Castle in the company of the counts of Celje

The medieval Old Castle, full of interesting stories, legends, and mysteries, proudly towers above the town of Celje. Learn about them from guides in costume, a knight and a lady. They will take you to rooms in which knights and castle staff lived centuries ago, and they will even take you to the sinister Friderik Tower where the castle dungeon was. You can also couple your exploration of castle life with a tour of the old town centre of Celje.

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Novo Mesto from the water

Although you can explore local attractions from the river perspective in many towns and cities, experiencing Novo Mesto from the River Krka is something special. Take Rudolf's raft past the old town centre and see Breg, the most picturesque part of town, and float past a cliff on which a Franciscan Monastery is perched. While on the raft, in addition to exploring the attractions of Novo Mesto, you can also taste true Cviček wine from the Dolenjska region, and you’ll be entertained by an accordion player.

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You can learn more with a tourist guide

Discover Slovenia in the company of local guides who will give you a different perspective on the country’s many and varied attractions and special places through fascinating stories and anecdotes.

Top guided tours in Alpine Slovenia

Take a trip to Alpine Slovenia in the company of tourist guides.

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Top tourist guided tours in the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia

Discover the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia with local guides.

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Top tourist guided tours in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia

Take guided tours of towns and their surroundings to discover the soul of the capital Ljubljana and Central Slovenia.

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Top guided tours in Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Learn about the compelling stories from the past on guided tours across Thermal Pannonian Slovenia.

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Tune in to the centuries of history, and fall in love with charming Slovenian cities by watching Instagram Stories of city life experiences @FeelSlovenia.

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There's always something interesting in towns and cities. Feel their cultural vibe, explore their special features, or head to their green surrounding areas, as nature is only a stone’s throw away from town centres.

Arts and Culture

Slovenia boasts a rich cultural tradition.

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Architectural sights

Discover Slovenia's greatest architectural treasures.

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Festivals

You can enjoy the work of some of the most important creators and performers from all over the world if you visit festivals in Slovenia.

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Castles

Slovenia is full of castles, manors, fortresses, and fortification systems.

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Top experiences of historical towns for families

Historical towns invite you to take part in fun family events.

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Cities and destinations

Small towns for big adventures.

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Churches and monasteries

Churches and monasteries in Slovenia – the history of religion, construction, and art in 3000 sacred buildings

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History and culture

In global terms, Slovenia is a young state. It has been independent since 1991.

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