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The improving weather and the lifting of restrictions have opened up opportunities to plan holidays and short getaways from everyday routine. City breaks are always a popular choice, whatever the season, since they offer the most varied combination of content for different interests and age groups. Not even the weather can spoil a city experience, since you can retreat from the damp streets to any number of wonderful museums, art galleries or restaurants and find sustenance for body and soul. City breaks are also a good choice on a hot summer’s day, although that is when visitors appreciate the natural shade of parks and urban woodland, of which there is no shortage in Ljubljana.

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The staff at Ljubljana Tourism have taken into account the different tastes of visitors to the city and come up with six themed packages for multi-day experiences and four special one-day experiences. These are aimed at different target groups – from families and senior citizens, to wine lovers, food lovers and romantics.

All the packages include bed and breakfast for two people (four in the case of family packages) in a three- or four-star hotel or private accommodation, late checkout (up to 2.00 p.m.), free parking and Wi-Fi. But the differences lie in the details.

When you buy the Ljubljana All-Inclusive package you get two Ljubljana Cards, which means that you can enjoy the city and part of the region in countless different ways: from a guided tour, admission to more than 20 museums and galleries, a boat trip on the river, a ride on the Urban electric sightseeing train and unlimited use of city buses (operated by public transport operator LPP), to a visit to the zoo, the Snovik thermal spa, the arboretum in Volčji Potok and much more besides.

Ljubljana Dragon on Holiday is a package for families, because Ljubljana is also an ideal holiday destination for children: you’d be hard put to find such diversity and so many different activities anywhere else in Slovenia. As well as educational fun and games at Minicity and swimming at the Atlantis water park, families can advantage of numerous playgrounds, swimming pools, bike parks, BMX tracks and pump tracks and visit the House of Illusions, the House of Experiments, the Woop trampoline park, Ljubljana Zoo and other attractions. Looking for ways to motivate the kids? Try a visit to a tempting cake shop or get them to count the dragons along the way – there are lots in Ljubljana. No visit to Ljubljana would be complete without a visit to BTC City, especially in the festive season.

The Romantic Ljubljana Getaway package includes a boat trip down the Ljubljanica and the chance to view the city from a different perspective. Symbolically seal your love with a padlock on the love lock bridge, then head for Ljubljana Castle, where a trained sommelier will prepare you a tasting of local wines accompanied by snacks in the Castle Wine Bar – a wine bar with a view!

The Weekend City Break offers a classic city break experience consisting of sightseeing on foot or by bicycle, shopping, local food, a visit to the House of Illusions and a boat trip on the river.

Those who prefer a more prestigious experience for a few days can opt for the VIP Ljubljana Weekend package, which includes a stay in a five-star hotel complete with pampering in the hotel’s spa. Another special feature is a visit to a Russian dacha, where as well as countless stories from the golden age before the First World War you can enjoy the finest sparkling wine and real Russian caviar. The package also includes dinner at a Michelin-rated restaurant and a wonderful view: a breathtaking 360-degree panorama with Ljubljana’s Old Town and Castle on one side and the Alps on the other.

The Ljubljana Getaway for Senior Citizens Package offers a version of Ljubljana that is friendly to older visitors. It includes a presentation of highlights from the city’s millennial heritage at Ljubljana City Museum, where notable exhibits include the world’s oldest wooden wheel with axle and a wooden arrow estimated to be 40,000 years old. The package also includes comfortable sightseeing from a boat on the river or a Kavalir electric vehicle. A personal assistant is available to help you and can be contacted online or by telephone throughout your stay.

For those who do not wish to stay overnight, Ljubljana Tourism has also prepared a range of one-day experiences: Take a Ride with the Ljubljana Dragon offers a great family day out. Have Fun in Ljubljana includes a visit to Ljubljana Zoo and the House of Illusions and the chance to win a prize by finding three mysterious dragons. Ljubljana Dragon Adventure offers a similar experience but also includes a round trip aboard the Urban electric sightseeing train.

Last but not least, the city’s varied and diverse cultural attractions are another frequent reason for a visit. A Cup of Culture in Ljubljana includes admission to the City Museum’s exhibition of selected works by world-famous artists drawn from five private collections, the permanent exhibition of Slovene art at the National Gallery, and an exhibition of works by the world-famous French street artist Invader, best known for his mosaics of little aliens based on the classic video game Space Invaders, at the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

As you will see for yourself, Ljubljana offers so many interesting things to do that you are sure to want to come back again as soon as possible.