you are beautiful

Just the right size, green, charming, lovable.
With plenty of exciting and amusing stories to tell.

Irina Cerar - Ljubljana Tour Guide

Irina Cerar
Local Ljubljana Expert and

Professional Tour Guide
Ljubljana Castle Guide

Ljubljana Tourist Guide

Tourist Guide across Slovenia

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 Slovenia, an earthly paradise of majestic mountains, emerald green lakes, picturesque valleys, vast green forests, mysterious underground world and beautiful coastline. Let’s not forget quaint towns, rustic culture and savoury cuisine.

Slovenia has it all! We are eager to tell you about local customs and give you a glimpse of how life is really lived.

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I have been delivering guided holidays and operating coach tours in Central & Eastern Europe and the Balkans since 2000. Ensuring all travel arrangements run smoothly from the beginning to the end and introducing travellers to local culture, flavours, customs, and once in a lifetime travel experiences!

Irina Cerar - Lokalna vodnica v Ljubljani

Born and raised in Ljubljana, a true local who loves and adores her city

Guided Tours and Experiences in Ljubljana

Ljubljana has it all: the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities. I consider myself very lucky to call it my hometown!

Let’ walk around the old town and enjoy its main attractions and tucked-away alleys, soak in the atmosphere along the green Ljubljanica River and experience the city through the eyes of a local.

Each tour is carefully designed and will leave you with lasting and sweet memories.
Ljubljana can also be explored on a bike or admired from a boat.
And if you have any special wishes, no problem! Together we can create an unforgettable experience.

I look forward to welcoming you in my beloved Ljubljana!

Irina Cerar - Licencirana turistična vodnica
Irina Cerar - Vodnica po Ljubljani

Guided tours and experiences in Ljubljana

Ljubljana has many stories to tell. Let's explore together and make your visit memorable!
For individuals or groups, tailored to your interests and special requirements.
Ready to discover Ljubljana?


Explore the sights and hidden corners and enjoy many interesting and fun stories along the way

We will walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town and see its most famous attractions: bridges over Ljubljanica river, colourful and vibrant farmers` market, St Nicholas Cathedral, Town Hall and Prešeren Square just to name a few.

Our adventure includes not only must-see sights, I will also show you tucked-away places and narrow alleys, share personal stories and city`s legends. Have you ever wondered what happened to the cheating bakers? Why do we have three bridges in one? We will find out how lively the Town Hall Square used to be and the story behind “ventilation corridors”. Dragons, trees with very long thorns and much more!
Let me show you my beloved Ljubljana!

A similar tour is also featured on GetYourGuide if you prefer to book it there.


2 hours, leisurely walk

Hello Ljubljana


Crown of the city and stunning views

In the midst of urban life, lies a mighty fortress on a hill. Ljubljana Castle has been proudly standing and overlooking the city for centuries.

If the walls could talk! Dungeon whispers dark secrets, the remarkable Chapel of St. George is covered in unusual frescoes, wells, secret passages and more. And did I mention the views? The views are stunning!

Come join me in exploring the castle and the green oasis above the city!

Extra costs: only if you decide to take the funicular | return ticket

Children (7-18 years old), students and seniors

4,50 €


6,00 €

Family: up to 2 adults and minimum 1 child (7–18 years)

15,00 €


1 hour 45 min, leisurely walk


More Tours


Discover some of the city`s milestones and the stir they caused when they appeared in Ljubljana for the very first time.

Learn about the oldest still standing bridge and the first department store. Where were the very first maternity hospital and hotel in town? How did locals react to the very first bicycle? Have you heard about the Devil`s Carriage and the stir it caused? Where did the first urban beekeeper keep his bees and how old is the oldest house in town? Did you know there is a connection between Pocahontas and Ljubljana? Come and join me to find out!


1 hour 45 min, leisurely walk

Irina in action - Some of Ljubljana's Milestones


The promenade was once a popular habit and an important social event for the locals.

It was the place to see and to be seen, an opportunity to show off your wardrobe and meet your friends. Many fell in love and met their future spouses.
What was the etiquette while promenading? Who were “the promenade lions”? Do you know the story about the elephant? Where did the locals see “moving pictures” for the very first time? 

Yes, Ljubljana Promenade is full of interesting and fun stories!
And while promenading we will also learn about buildings along the way; the Opera House, National Gallery, Modern Gallery and Tivoli Castle just to name a few.
See you on the promenade (as they used to say)! 


1 hour 30 min, leisurely walk

Ljubljanska promenada


About the earthquake which brought destruction and new life to the Slovenian capital

Easter Sunday, 1895. The people of Ljubljana are awakened by mysterious rumble and shaking. Some thought that the end of the world had arrived. Others realized that they were in the midst of a devastating earthquake.
“It was horrifying”, someone wrote on a piece of paper and stuck it under the doorframe.
The earthquake changed Ljubljana’s appearance forever. The catastrophe gave the town’s mayor a chance to turn “a large village and small, old, provincial town” into a modern, confident and vibrant city. 

The collapsed buildings were replaced by magnificent Secession (Art Nouveau) places that brought some of the glamour of Vienna to the provincial streets of Ljubljana.
New bridges, monuments, and parks were built throughout the city. Ljubljana rose like a phoenix from the ashes!

Learn about life in Ljubljana before and after the earthquake. Who were personalities responsible for its flourishing? Which hotel became one of the most modern hotels in the region and still attracts tourists to this day?
“Holy Moly, this looks bad”, exclaimed the Emperor seeing the destruction during his visit. What did he think about the goulash from the public kitchen?
Compelling stories await you!


1 hour 45 min, leisurely walk

Čuden house - After the Earthquake


Step outside the confines of the well-trodden Old Town and there's plenty more of Ljubljana to be explored.

There is a lot more to Ljubljana than just the Old Town. The area of Ajdovščina is quite interesting, starting with its name which is derived from “pagan”. And for a good reason! Monastery of Barefoot Augustinians used to stand here and it was a thorn in the side of town’s authorities. Would you like to find out why? This was the site of the first Civil hospital and yet Prešeren, the greatest Slovenian poet, had nothing but bitter memories of the place. What was the reason? Who were “shower ladies”? Have you ever heard of “paternoster” (and I don’t mean the Lord’s Prayer)?

The walk will take us past evangelical church, through Park of Slovenian Reformation revealing the location of the first traffic light and self-service department store in town before ending in Zvezda Park.


1 hour 30 min, leisurely walk

Gift Vouchers



Experiences bring greater happiness than material possessions

Gift vouchers are the perfect gift for friends, family and colleagues, for birthdays, anniversaries, team building or simply because you care.

Your lucky recipient will be entitled to a fully private tour of their choice.

The gift voucher is available for:

  • 100 EUR for a private guided tour for 1-12 people.

It will be emailed to you...

About me

Just for you, in Slovene, English, and Croatian.

Tourist Guide licensed by Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia, Licensed Local Guide for Ljubljana, member of Association of Regional Tourist Guides of Slovenia (ARGOS), FEG (European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations) and WFTGA (World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations).

Tourism is my passion! My greatest wish is to create unforgettable experiences!

I have been conducting tours in Central & Eastern Europe and the Balkans since 2000, exploring some of the most amazing places with travellers from around the world and creating memorable experiences.

But there is no place like home, my beautiful Slovenia and adorable Ljubljana. Let me show you why I think Ljubljana is the greatest city, let me help you fall in love with my hometown!
… AND 

I believe travel is the greatest university, splashing in the puddles is fun, I love my bicycle and my cakes are not so bad.

Contact Info & Booking


+386 31 813 407



Turistične storitve, Irina Cerar s.p.
Ramovševa ulica 41
1000 Ljubljana


+386 31 813 407



Turistične storitve, Irina Cerar s.p.
Ramovševa ulica 41
1000 Ljubljana

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Irina Cerar is a member of

ARGOS - Društvo regionalnih vodnikov Slovenije
WFTGA-World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations