Koper to Ljubljana Trip

Discover the rich cultural heritage and the stunning architectural works in the lively Slovenian capital by going on a day trip from Koper to Ljubljana.

~ 8 hours
149€ / Person
Every day
  • Stroll around the historic old center of Ljubljana 
  • Marvel at the beautiful architectural landmarks in the old town
  • See the best views of the entire city from Ljubljana Castle 
  • Explore the famous Central Market

Included in price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation
All parking fees and toll charges
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Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
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Ljubljana Castle ticket with funicular ride
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Ljubljana Castle funicular ride
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Pickup / drop-off at your location in Koper

Important for the tour

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Snacks and beverages are not included
  • Shared group trip of max 8 people
  • Private tour available with extra charge
  • Minimum number of guests applies
  • The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge


Time What we will do
8.30 am Departure from Koper
10.00-12.00 pm Ljubljana walking tour
12.00-1.00 pm Lunch break/free time
1.00-2.30 pm Ljubljana Castle
4.00 pm Return to Koper

Once a thriving settlement of the ancient Romans, Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, located in the heart of the country. It is also known as Europe’s Green Capital for its sustainable initiatives like the car-free city center, making it a paradise for pedestrians and cyclists. Because of its convenient location, it is also a great starting point for all of the best places to visit in Slovenia.

After a scenic drive from Koper to Ljubljana, you will start exploring the city with a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide, who will let you in on all of the interesting stories and show you the hidden gems, known only by the locals.

Together we will stroll the vibrant streets of the capital city and marvel at the unique architectural works conceived by Jože Plečnik and recently inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. 

On our Koper shore excursion, we will explore the best attractions in Ljubljana, like Prešern Square, Congress Square, and the Central Market, which is one of the largest farmer’s markets in Europe. We will also cross the famous Dragon bridge named after a local legend which claims Jason the leader of the Argonauts, founded the city when he vanquished a fearsome dragon on the site.

After the walking tour, you will have free time to explore the charming city on your own. An amazing way to see a panoramic view of the entire town is to visit the Ljubljana Castle, standing on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana. It is a key landmark of the city and houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history. You can access it by foot or by a short ride with a funicular railway.

For an amazing experience and a different perspective of the town, you also take a boat ride on the Ljubljanica river. Many of the best sights in Ljubljana are located around the riverbank, so a cruise on the river is a great and relaxing way to discover them. We also recommend tasting traditional Slovenian cuisine, in one of the many astonishing restaurants in the city. 

If you are not sure where to eat or how to get to a site that you wish to visit, ask our local guides, who will be happy to provide you with the best tips. In the afternoon, we will return back from our Koper shore excursion with many new memories that will last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am traveling alone, how can I book my trip?

The process is the same — Contact us and we will find you a group to go on the trip with. It’s also much easier if you have some flexibility in your travel dates, so let us know. And if you wish, we can also arrange a private shore excursion for you..

Where is the pickup point of the excursions?

The pickup point for our trips is at the Koper Port, but if you want us to pick you up at a different location, we can arrange that for an additional charge of 9€ per booking. Because the drivers will be driving between multiple pick-up locations, there is a possibility of being late up to 20 minutes. We will try to be as on time as possible, but we kindly ask you to be patient.

What clothes should I wear for the trip? Do I have to bring anything extra?

Your clothes should reflect the season and the daily forecasted weather. That’s why you should check the forecast one day before, and take clothes accordingly. For trips closer to the Alps, remember to take an extra layer of clothing, because the temperatures and the weather can change much quicker than elsewhere. In caves, the temperature is constant throughout the year, around 10 degrees celsius at most, so take warmer clothes if you are going there in summer.

Is lunch in a restaurant scheduled as part of the excursion, or do I have to bring my own food?

Yes, mostly we have a time slot free to stop at a nearby local restaurant for lunch. But of course, if you prefer, pack some food with you and you can eat whenever and wherever you want. That might save some time, so you can then do more sightseeing on the excursion.

Are there any restaurants for those with food restrictions?

In general, yes. But it depends on the severity of your restrictions. Vegetarians can find something almost everywhere, but vegans and others can find it difficult, especially in rural areas and smaller towns. It is best to call in advance and check if they are able to accommodate you.

How fit do I need to be?

Most trips are fairly easy and can also be adapted to your level of fitness. For specific answers about certain trips, note their difficulty level and check the trip-specific FAQ.

What do “extras” mean?

There are many different things to do at every destination you’ll visit during our trips. Because not all are possible to do in one go, we decided to give you the option of choosing between them, listing them as extras. For example, on a trip to Lake Bled, you can choose to visit the Bled Castle, go for a traditional “pletna” boat ride to the church island, or just take a scenic walk along the lake. You can choose the activities beforehand, so we contact the local provider and book your spot. Everyone has a chance to enjoy their shore excursion in their own unique way and love it.

I am traveling on a short budget and cannot afford the extras. Is the trip still worth it?

Of course! Even if you find the entrance tickets to certain places too expensive, our guides will make sure you’ll leave our trip fully satisfied. Slovenia is full of options, and a lot of them are hidden to the foreigner. That’s why our guides can always recommend some hidden spots and beautiful viewpoints, or different interesting activities you can do for free. Not only that it’s gonna be cheaper, you’ll also probably have much more space for yourself, without any other tourists.

Can I have some alone time?

Our goal is to accommodate every type of traveler. That’s why there’s always time for you to explore on your own, or just chill at some beautiful spot the guide can recommend to you. There are no limitations if it doesn’t interfere with being on time when we have the guide that wants you to regroup. On our shore excursions, everyone can have their own exciting adventure.

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