Tales from the countryside

Every Thursday in July & August

Listen to tales about famous Slovenians and the places where they found their inspiration. Set off on a journey through the countryside to visit Slovenia's most popular and well-known pilgrimage centre.

What is Hop-On Hop-Off Bus?

Price of a daily bus ticket: €8

Children up to the age of 10: Free

The price of the bus ticket does not include entrance fees to the museums and workshops. The tickets are purchased on the bus.

 

Sights of Interest Along the Way

 

VRBA

The birthplace of Slovenia's greatest poet

  • The Birth House of France Prešeren
    Guided tours every Thursday from 9am to 4pm; entrance fee € 3 
  • Old village center
    Free guided tour every Thursday at 10.10am
    Meeting point: Birth House of France Prešeren
ŽIROVNICA

A picturesque village surrounded by meadows and mountains

  • Ajdna Museum Room; an exhibition about Late Antiquity archeological site; entrance fee 1 €
  • The lake and recreation park in the Završnica Valley
    Free guided tours every Thursday at 12.25noon (45 min walk)
    Meeting point: Birth House of Matija Čop
  • Walking trails: Ajdna Arcehological Site (3 hours), Valvasor Mountain Hut (2-3 hours)
BEGUNJE NA GORENJSKEM

Mountains and music, the home of Slovene music legend Slavko Avsenik

  • Old Village Centre
    Free guided tour every Thursday at 10.30am
    Meeting point: Bus stop
  • Avsenik Museum
    Every Thursday from 11am to 5pm: visits to the Avsenik Museum include the chance to watch a documentary film about the Avseniks; entrance fee €3; visits include a free homemade ice-tea made from forest fruits at the Avsenik Pri Jožovcu restaurant
  • Museum of Hostages, entrance fee € 2
  • Walking Routes: St. Peter's Trail (1-2 hours), Lambergh Trail (2-3 hours)
SPODNJI OTOK
  • Sitar Ranch Excurstion Farm; every Thursdays: riding school, indoor and outdoor horse riding and pony riding for children
  • St. John the Baptist Church
PODVIN & MOŠNJE

Village life and Roman ruins
Information: Vila Podvin

  • Adventure Minigolf and Gold Mine Panorama, Gorica, 10 minutes from the bus stop; children €4, adults €5
  • The village of Mošnje including the Ethnological Museum and Villa Rustica
    every Thursday at 5.20pm: free guided tour of the village, the museum and the Villa Rustica archeological site
BREZJE

The largest Slovene Pilgrimage Centre
Information: Pilgrimage Office Brezje

  • Basilica of Mary Help of Christians with the surrounding park and Franciscan monastery
  • Nativity Museum
    guided tours of the museum every Thursday at 1pm, entrance fee €3,5
  • Walking trails: The Path of Peace (2 – 2.5 hours), The Rosary Bead Trail (Rožnovenska pot) (3-4 hours)
RADOVLJICA

The delightful old town centre crammed with museums and wonderful Bourgeois houses.

  • Old town centre
  • Linhart's town, a tour of the town with 'Anton Tomaž Linhart' (mobile app.)
  • Museum of Apiculture and Municipal Museum; combined entrance fee €5
  • Šivec House Gallery; free entrance
  • Lectar Museum and Workshop; entrance fee €2

Hop-On Hop-Off 2018, timetable: Thursdays

 

 

Related news

Kamen Castle
The home of popular folk music

Begunje is the birthplace of Slovenian popular folk music and the inspiration for numerous songs by Slavko Avsenik.

Zgornji Otok
Former rest-stations along the Emperor's road

Preserved farmhouses beside the local road, above them the walled Church of St. John the Baptist.

The Mošnje Ethnological Museum
From Vila Rustica to Vila Podvin

On reaching Mošnje you are greeted by two equestrian centres on one side of the road, and on the other by Vila Podvin, which satisfies even the most demanding of gourmets.

The park next to the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians
Slovenia's pilgrimage centre

The village of Brezje is best known for its Basilica of Mary Help of Christians, which attracts pilgrims from Slovenia and abroad.

Radovljica on the terraces of the Sava river
The capital of beekeeping and chocolate

Radovljica is the sweetest Slovenian town, also known as the town with the most sun in Gorenjska.

Every Tuesday in July & August

Every Tuesday in July & August

Set off on a journey of discovery of charming towns and villages. Their history and hidden corners will be shown to you by local guides and residents.

 

Coming Soon

 

11.09.2018 10:00
Every Tuesday at 10am

Every Tuesday morning Radovljica's Tourist Information Centre invites you to join a guided tour of the old town centre.

22.09.2018 10:00
Lesce

Market of honey and honey products, guided tours and degustation of honey.

01.11.2018 00:00
Chefs co-operating
Taste Radol'ca Restaurants, November

Local ingredients and top-notch preparation at affordable prices.

 

News & Blog

 

25.01.2018 08:47
Discovering cultural heritage by bike

Text and photos by Miran Kambič, January 2018

 

I was given the task of choosing and presenting 'My Favourite 10' in Radol'ca. And, since 2018 is dedicated to Slovenia's cultural heritage, it's only right that these 10 should be cultural heritage themed.

Museum of Apiculure, Radovljica, to February 2019

An exhibition about why the birth date of the Slovenian beekeeper Anton Janša has become World Bee Day.

18.07.2018 11:58
Blog about Dežela and its views

Text by Sašo Gašperin, july 2018

 

If Slovenes had to choose what was dearest to their heart, they would place Mt. Triglav on the very altar of their homeland. If they were to look further for the altar table, their attention would be drawn to a lush strip of land stretching between the Sava River and the villages of Žirovnica and Begunje.

09.08.2018 10:37
Three easy cycling suggestions

Written by Kaja Beton, August 2018

 

Radovljica is an excellent base from where to set off by bike to discover wonderful villages, towns and other attractions.

Take a look at our three suggestions.

Naziv vsebine

03.07.2018 08:13
The sixth season of the tourist bus
12.06.2018 08:31
A festival of early music
A new exhibition, guided trips, and honey souvenirs
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