TRIPS AND EVENTS
Think like a local and behave like an ErasmuS, squeeze that juice out of Ljubljana by making her your own!
How? With stepping out of the box and exploring new sights with us.
ALL EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
wildest city tours
DATES : 29.9. TUE & 30.9. WED at 6 PM
Meeting point : Prešeren Square
A proper introduction of the city which will represent your home time for at least next four months is much needed. You will hear why the dragon is the symbol of the city and how Iulia Aemona was founded 2000 yeras ago as Roman settlement. Ljubljana surely is a tiny city with rich history and
lovable relaxed vibe.
We will meet in the famous Prešeren Square, where you will learn a bit on poet's life ( not a dull one, trust us) and proceed the tour to the Congress square where a fascinating story on nowadays University main building will lighten you up. We will cross the significant bridges of Ljubljana and hear where their names derivate from. And to hold the mistery and tension not all sightseeing point will be revealed in this short description.
Apply for the tour and strut the streets of your Erasmus hometown.
Tour includes hour and a half of walking tour in english with city hall licenced guide
THE SOCIALIST LJUBLJANA – HIDDEN FACE OF AN ERA
DATES : 6.10. TUE & 7.10. WED at 6 PM
Meeting point : Prešeren Square
Do you know what is the symbolic meaning of the Anchor at famous Ljubljana Congress square? Or the storzes associated with massive buildings and monuments in the Republic square? Why did Slovenia get its first parliament in the socialist period of its history? During our tour, through a lot of interesting stories you'll get familiar with socialist Yugoslavia and its political and economic system along with its position in world politics during the Cold War. You'll also be shown the achievements of socialism through a ton of absorbing buildings, monuments and memorial plaques in the center of Ljubljana. Our tour will end with the walk through Tivoli park where you will hear some cool stories connected with one of the most famous socialist sports halls in Yugoslavia, Tivoli hall. Join us for the tour and all your questions will be revealed.
Tour includes :
- 2 hours of walk
- licenced city hall guide in English
- true Yugoslavian "kid friendly" surprises
THE OTHER LJUBLJANA - alternative tour
DATES : 13.10. TUE & 14.10. WED at 6 PM
Meeting point : Prešeren Square
Ljubljana is waiting for you to unveil the secrets of less known, misunderstood and unappreciated pearls of Ljubljana. Let us take you from a haunted Sugar plant where poets worn their souls out all the way to the political prisons of a hidden era, now well know Metelkova. Even the Mexico house standing in the middle of the city center is over looked in its beauty as it used to be a home for volunteers who fought for Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Prince Imperia in Mexico rebel in 1864. Are you ready to see the other side of Ljubljana?
TOUR includes :
english guided walking tour for hour and a half
a cityhall all licenced guide
NIGHT TOUR With torches -Roman aemona
DATES : 19.10. MON & 21.10. WED at 7 PM
Meeting point : Prešeren Square
if you are not only a brave, but also a night time creature, a ROMAN NIGHT TOUR with torches is a must for you as it explores hidden Roman paths of Iulia Aemona, a city established more than 2000 years ago.
Join us in the evening hours armed with torches and strut pass the North Roman wall, basilica and other bits of once glorious fortress and learn the history of a once military settlement .
TOUR includes :
hour and a half of walking tour in english
city hall licenced guide
COAST & WINE TRIP
Štanjel- Koper - hills
DATE : October 4, Sunday
A typical Karst village of Štanjel with stone houses and less than 200 residents, is highly denoted by the famous architect and urbanist, Maks Fabiani. His famous Ferrari gardens were made in the 1920’s and will sweep you off of your feet. After this relaxing visit we are heading to for winetasting at Capodistrian hills with a unique wine fountain,where you will get to try samples of wines Refosco is a native dark-skinned grape autochtonous for region of Karst. After our winery experinece we are heading to Koper, our largest seadisde town where our tour will take us from Muda Gate to Praetorian Palace. Afterwardss you will have pleanty of fre time to grab seaside lunch and to enjoy vitamine sea.
Preliminary programme :
Depature : 9.00am from SEB ( Gosarjeva street)
Štanjel village visit : 10.00am
Winetasting : 12.00pm – 1.15pm
Koper tour : 1.30pm – 2.15pm
Free time : 2.15pm – 4.45pm
Departure to Ljubljana at 4.45pm
Canoeing in julian alps -bled & bohinj visit
Bled & Bohinj – canoeing in the Julian Alps
DATES : OCTOBER 3, SAT & OCTOBER 11, SUN
King Arthur had mists of Avalon, Ireland has the Hill of Tara and we have our own magical land , the valley of eastern Julian Alps. In early cenozioc era it was covered with sea ( it is even said seashells can be found deep in the mountains!), today it is one of the most treasured natural gems of Slovenia.At first we will strech our legs and make an easy hike to Savica waterfall, a breath-taking scenery whicheven inspired our greatest poet France Prešeren to write The Baptism on the Savica, an epic–lyric poem about the battle between Christians and pagan Slavs (our advice: while waiting for eachother by Prešeren statue in Ljubljana, take a look at a bronze relief on the right side of the pedestal which shows a motive from the poem mentioned here). Our second dream activity is canoeing on the lake, you probably guessed it, lake Bohinj. Accompanied by a rescue teeam and licenced canoe guide your only worry will be to wear a smile and comfortable clothes. Striving to describe the colour, smell and view of that place would be a fail - you simply have to experience it by yourselves.
Pleasantly tired from the fresh moutain air, we will continue our journey to Bled, where our tourist guide will show us some attractions and later on we will have a bite at tasting original local pastry, Bled custard cake ( try to pronounce it in Slovenian »blejska kremšnita«).
After the sweet tooth experinece, you will have plenty of free-time to catch a breath and have some rest. You will receive a list of restaurants where use of studentski boni is possible and a »birdfood« for feeding swans and ducks . As all good things must come to an end also our fairytale one-day trip will. In the late afternoon we will head back to our beloved Ljubljana
- Departure at 9 a.m. from SEB in Gosarjeva
- Easy hike to Waterfall Savica
- Canoeing on the Lake Bohinj
- Bled visit and cream cake tasting
- Lunch and free time
- Leaving Bled at approximately 5 p.m. and returning to Ljubljana
SOČA VALLEY - Emerald River Escapade
DATE : October 10, Saturday
You are splendid, limpid daughter of the heights, you are graceful in your natural beauty…”
wrote our poet Simon Gregorčič in his ode to Soča ( Isonzo) river. And genuinely this emerald
beauty and her surroundings will not leave you aloof.
Prepare for a day full of incredible nature as we will take through a valley where film making of Stories of Narnia : Princ Kaspian took place.
Our journey will start with visitning the path of peace in the valley, also known for its bloody history as it was a 1.WW frontline between Italin and Austro-Hungarian troops. The entire path of peace is 230km long, however our visit will be much shorter :). Afterwards we contiune to see the king of all watwerfalls, Grand Kozjak. Hike through the valley is equally engaging as the scenery of emerald river cannot be put into words. Our day will end with a stop in a small village called Most na Soči / Bridge on river Soča, another well kept secret of natural beauty. Here we will also have a chance to take a breath and grab some free time.
- Departure at 9 a.m.
- Visit of open air museum Ravelnik at 11am
- Kozjak hike at 12.30pm
- Most na Soči visit at 3pm
- Departure to Ljubljana at aprox 4.30pm
Karst heritage & seaside beauty : Piran and Škocjan caves
DATE : October 17, Saturday
It is said Škocjan caves represent the bosom of the classical Karst as they truly are the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia. We will discover this natural gem which entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986 and where the Reka River disappears underground as well as the mysterious cave entrances. The Reka River sinks under a rocky wall; on the top of it lies the village of Škocjan after which the Caves are named.
Last but not least, visit and guided tour of Piran is on our bucket list. Not many people know that this area was inhabited in pre-Roman era with hunters and fishermen Ilyrian Histri ( that explains the name of Istrian peninsula). It was in only in the 177 BC when Piran was included into Roman empire. However the city's most majestic era was between 13th and 17th century when it was governed by the Republic of Venice and left a staple at city's archiecture. No better way to end a day with a late lunch or a coffee overviewing the gulf.
Prelimminary programme :
Departure 8.30 from SEB ( entrance at GOSARJEVA St.),
Visit and guided tour of UNESCO Škocjan caves from 10am – 12.00pm
Departure from UNESCO Škocjan caves and guided tour of Piran from 12.45 until 1.30pm
FREE time from 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Return to Ljubljana at aprox 6pm
SLOVENIAN MOVIE NIGHTS-A SUMMER IN A SEASHELL 2
DATES : THU, OCT 8 at 8 PM & TUE OCT 20 at 8 PM
A summer in a seashell 2 is sequel and a 80's classics. If you ever wondered how traffic ran through entire Prešeren square and what was the true 80's fasion and dancing styles, then is film is a must.
Three years after the events in Piran, Tomaz and Milena meet again in Ljubljana. Tomaz joins the same dance club as Milena, but the club is scheduled for closure and in order to save it, the members of the dance club try to stop it from closing by performing a dance show.
Venue : Trubar Literature House,
Stritar St.7 ( across from Vigo Ice cream shop),
- ENG subtitles
- Free of charge
- We meet at 7.45 in Prešeren square
- Max number per screening is very limted, thus application is mandatory!
UNION BREWERY EXPERIENCE
DATE : THU, OCT 15 at 7PM
Tour of brewery musem and beer tasting
The setting up of the Brewery Museum at Ljubljana's Pivovarna Union brewery in 1986 was an important contribution to the conservation of the city's technical heritage. Visit the museum, see its collection, displayed across more than 600 square metres of exhibition space, and learn about the history and tradition of beer brewing in Slovenia.
The numerous historical industrial brewery items on display testify to the development of all the industries related to beer brewing, from cooperage and the design of beer raising and dispensing equipment to marketing, label design, and transport. Among other things, the museum's collection illustrates the development of the Pivovarna Union brewery from its foundation in 1864 to the present day.
Apart from visiting the museum, you can also take a tour of the brewery's production line and learn about the technological processes involved in the production of beer and other beverages.
The Brewery Museum has received numerous awards, including an EMYA Award for special achievement, handed out by the European Museum Forum
At the end of muesum tour a sample testing of beer is included.