Made In Slovenia: Small Group or Private Walking Tour in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is a city of artisans and craftspeople and on this tour, you not only have a chance to learn about various crafts – but meet the hardworking locals behind them. From porcelain design to traditional lace bobbing and much more, discover the vibrant artistic side of Ljubljana with an expert, local guide.
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What's included :
- Local, English-speaking guide who is also your cultural immersion facilitator
What's excluded :
- Souvenirs and personal shopping
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Preseren Square, Ljubljana Slovenia
One of the main meeting places for the people of Ljubljana is the square dedicated to the national poet of Slovenia and we will share some of his inspiration with you that will also be our introduction to the arts and crafts of Slovenia.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Congress Square (Kongresni trg), Ljubljana Slovenia
After meeting your local guide, the first stop on your tour will be Congress Square where you’ll get acquainted with the development of arts in Ljubljana.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Cobblers bridge, Šuštarski most, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Next, we’ll pay a visit to one of the few workshops by the Ljubljanica River, where a shoemaker is still making and fixing shoes on the same location where medieval shoemaking workshops once existed. The family has been working in the shoe trade for over three generations and we’ll hear firsthand stories about their work and passion for the craft.
We’ll then head over what’s known as Shoemaker’s Bridge or Cobbler’s Bridge and learn about a unique collaboration between a wood product designer and the shoemaker. They’re on opposite sides of the river but work closely with one another to deliver the best that the two worlds have to offer.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Town Square, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Next, we’ll make our way to the heart of the city’s Town Square to learn about the tradition of lace bobbing in Slovenia, where you’ll also have the chance to try your hand at this intricate craft.
From there we’ll introduce you to the tradition of salt making, which dates back into the 13th century and is still done in the same way today.
We’ll also take some time to get to know the tradition of beekeeping and learn how Slovenians have contributed to the naming of May 20th as World Bee Day. And since Slovenia has developed many glassware factories, we’ll share some secrets with you about the most famous of them all.
Your tour will conclude in another artisan workshop where they make a unique type of porcelain that is used by modern-day royalty, and you’ll hear the story firsthand from the owners.
Before you go, your guide will be happy to provide recommendations and ideas for what to do next in Ljubljana and how best to spend the rest of your time in this beautiful city.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Departure Point :Prešeren Square, Prešernov trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Robba fountain, Mestni trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- In case of a closure, we have a few backup options we will visit, with no additional loss of time.
- For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.