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Bohemian Slovenia

Highlights / General details Take in more than 2,000 years of history as you listen to the sounds of street musicians, explore contemporary galleries, and sip some of the best Slovenian brews. Highlights Listen to local street performers and student musicians, and explore modern collections by Slovenian artists. Sample local beers while you learn about life in Ljubljana. Explore the city’s Bohemian vibe with a visit to the quirkiest neighborhood in town. See how ancient Roman ruins and Soviet monuments have become part of the city’s modern-day architecture. Stroll narrow medieval alleys and cross the border between Central Europe and the Balkans. Inclusion Local English-speaking guide; 3 beers; Snacks such as prosciutto and cheese. Exclusion Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide. Hours of operation Available daily; Start time at 5:00pm. Duration Approximately 3 hours. Location Meeting Point: STA Travel Café, Ajdovšcina 1, 1000 Ljubljana. Ending Point: City Centre. Itinerary We’ll start our Ljubljana tour at one of the biggest and most impressive city squares, where you will learn a few facts about the most important buildings and social realist monuments that shaped the Slovenia of today. This historic stroll will take you through the center of Ljubljana, passing local shops and cafés, and for a walk on the ancient Roman wall. We’ll visit important works by the respected architect Jože Plecnik, then get a peek into the national library and legendary open-air concert hall, Krizanke, with its dark secrets. As we enjoy the vibe of the bustling local art scene and tiny medieval streets, we will literally pass the border between central Europe and the Balkans, to reach the academy of music where we can take in its rich history and fine tunes. After soaking in the echoes of the academy, we’ll explore the Baroque part of town, full of bars and galleries, while avoiding tourist traps. We’ll stop into a hip café near the town hall for a sip of local craft beer and a chat about contemporary life in Ljubljana. Crossing beautiful bridges over the Ljubljanica river and exploring romantic sweet spots and secret corners is a must while making your way to the Slovenian Philharmonic hall and a breathtaking view of the city. We will then go on to explore the Bohemian corner of Ljubljana while passing the Art Nouveau highlights. We’ll enter an old factory full of galleries you won’t find in guidebooks. Take your time soaking up the work of modern artists as you bond with them through their images. We’ll finish our Ljubljana tour passing the cult band Laibach’s studio and entering the “city within the city,” or legendary Metelkova. Surrounded with graffiti, wild street art, and music clubs, you will get to try some traditional local beer as we discuss how Slovenian 80s music paved the way for the country’s independence. Additional Information Casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended for this tour. Participant restrictions Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour. Policies Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**


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November 2016
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