EBC 2016 – Social Tours


Tour on Sunday, 14 May 2017 – 15:00 – 17:00



The small and charming capital of Slovenia offers everything you can find in other world’s metropolises and much more. A picturesque old city centre where you can walk along the Ljubljanica River and enjoy a cup of coffee by the promenade, the Ljubljana castle atop the castle hill offers a view of greater Ljubljana and its green surroundings. Ljubljana is well known for its unique architectural appearance, which is due to a picturesque mixture of the remains of the Roman Emona, Baroque and Art Nouveau masterpieces, and a unique and original character given to the city by the famous architect Jože Pleènik, a native to Ljubljana, in a first half of the 20th century.

Ljubljana Castle

A mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is an interesting tourist point, the idyllic grounds for long strolls just a glance away from the lively city centre.

Price: 14,00€ (English speaking guide + return funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle)
Available surcharge on spot: entrance to Castle Viewing Tower and other castle content: 7,50€ per Person

Preliminary time line

Meeting point: Prešeren statue on Prešeren square
Starting time: 15:00

Duration: 2,5 – 3h, (1,5 – 2h without castle)

Tour on Monday, 15 May 2017 10:00 – 15:00

Postojna Cave


Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. You need no special preparations to visit it: you only need an anorak and warm footwear, the temperature inside the cave is namely constant: 10 °C.

This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you get to meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant – the proteus (olm) – up close. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave.

Price: 66,00 € (transfer + English speaking guide on transfer + tour of Postojna Cave + visit of Predjama Castle)
Avialable surcharges on spot: audio guide: 3,00€

Preliminary time line

Meeting point: Congress venue
Meeting time: 9:45
Preliminary timeline: 9:45 departure from Congress venue – 11:00 tour of Postojna Cave & visit of Predjama Castle, aprox. 15:00 return to Ljubljana

Tour on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 10:00 – 17:00



One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. Enter the picturesque Piran, get to know its rich history and culture.

When you visit Piran, you should take a closer look at its architecture, influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns. Throughout time, Piran maintained the clustered medieval structure narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, rising in cascades, the contact with the sea, numerous squares and churches. Tartini Square is the gem found in the very centre of Piran. It was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, who made the town world-famous. His statue is located in the centre of the square.

Price: 45,00 € (transfer + English speaking guide)

Preliminary time line

Meeting point: Congress venue
Preliminary timeline: 10:00 departure from Congress venue – 11:30 guided tour of Piran, 13:00-15:00 free time, aprox. 17:00 return to Ljubljana

Tour on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 9:00 – 15:00



Just 45 minutes from Ljubljana lays the magical Lake Bled with the only Slovenian Island. First you will experience ride with ‘pletna’ a traditional wooden vessel on Lake Bled. On the island there is a church with a wishing bell, so don’t forget to make a wish! After you can ascend the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. Castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take some time to enjoy the view and don’t forget to taste a local dessert called ‘Kremšnita’. It’s a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake that will make you want to have more.

Price: 66,00 € (transfer + English speaking guide + return pletna boat ride + entrance to Bled Island and Church + entrance to Bled Castle)

Preliminary time line

Meeting point: Congress venue
Preliminary timeline: 9:00 departure from Congress venue – 10:00 tour of Bled Castle, 11:00 pletna boat ride and visit of Bled Island, aprox. 15:00 return to Ljubljana