Ljubljana comes packing enough incredible action to ensure the boys will have plenty to do before the clubs open in the evening. Whether it's a sophisticated stag or an adrenaline seeker in your ranks, Ljubljana has something for everyone! Wine Tasting, Golfing and a trip to a Health Spa vs. Kravec Skiing, White Water Rafting and Mountain Biking - the choice is yours!
Best Bars in Ljubljana
Klub Daktari - The piano, antique furniture and packed bookshelves might make this bar sound a little too quaint for an epic Slovenian stag night out, but this local social hub is as lively as they come.
Patrick's Irish Pub - Over 90 beers to choose from. Need we say more? How about sports screens, friendly bar staff, a lively atmosphere, classic bar food and live music every week?
Companeros - With live bands most nights and thumping chart hits the rest of the week, Companeros is a great club that's always buzzing with activity. There are multiple areas to kick back and relax in and enjoy a drink if you're not dad dancing in the main room.
June - Flow Festival
This enormous music festival attracts some of the biggest music acts straight into the heart of the city.
May - Ljubljana Beer Festival
Though quite small in scale, Ljubljana's beer festival is still a great event for sampling some local entertainment and enjoying a taste of Slovenia's finest produce!
October - Medieval Day
Medieval Day is the ultimate Dark Ages throwback. Grab a pint and enjoy the show!
Where to Head...
Prešernov Trg is a focal point for Ljubljana's nightlife scene. This central city centre square is often packed until 3am with locals and tourists alike enjoying the many nearby pubs, bars and nightclubs.
Ljubljana castle is one of the best spots in the capital for grabbing an epic view of your stag do destination and learning a bit of Slovenian history in the process. Based on a hill in the very centre of the city, it's a great place to plot out a pub crawl as you'll have the ultimate view of Ljubljana's busiest squares, pubs and bars.
Nobody knows why it's called Ljubljana.
The patron saint of Ljubljana Castle is our very own Saint George.
Slovenia is home to roughly 700 wild bears.
Like Wales, the Ljubljana city symbol is the dragon.
Slovenia gained independence after 1,000 years in 1991.
A Taste of Ljubljana
Eats - Looking for a stag stomach liner in Slovenia? Seek out Ajdovi žganci, a thick and hearty national dish that comes in more variations than the lads could possibly try.
Drinks - If you're in Slovenia you simply have to sample a short glass of Brinjevec, a juniper berry brandy known for its bitter flavour. Originally intended for medicinal use (the benchmark for any good drink), Brinjevec is a bona fide Slovenian classic!
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Ljubljana
Ljubljana's city centre is easily navigated on foot and small enough to cover with ease. However, with easily rented bicycles from any of the city tourist information centres and a city cycle scheme called Bicikelj that allows week-long bicycle rentals for just €1, there's fewer better ways to get around Ljubljana.
City buses also operate across 26 lines if you want to save your legs for the nightclubs. Cheap, frequently running and practically 24/7 service, this is a great way to tackle the Slovenian capital when the bars and clubs close.
"Zdravo" - Hello.
"En pint prosim" - One pint please.
"Dve pinte prosim" - Two pints please.
"Petdeset tri pinte prosim" - Fifty three pints please.
"Ženin bo plačal za tiste" - The groom will pay for those.
like its 1929!"
Slovenia's total surface area is only around 20,000 km2.
A little more about a Ljubljana stag weekend
Stunning. One of Europe's true gems, Italian and Central European influences make Ljubljana a very special destination for the stag do, add to that the very friendly Slovenians, great nightlife and amazing extreme sports and you're set for an exceptional experience ...
Slovenia's amazing and it was only fairly recently in the last decade that the country has become more widely known as one of Europe's go-to destinations, and even more recently major airlines have started flying there more regularly. We knew it was going to be a favourite of ours so we got on the very first Easyjet flight out and have been delivering exceptional stag weekends in stunning Ljubljana ever since. Along with Tallinn it's another smaller Capital but similarly the centre is probably one of the most picture perfect, entertaining and refined locations in Central Europe. Bottom line - if you want a quality weekend at a gentler pace you're going to love it here.
"It's a close run thing, Europe's got so many fantastic destinations but Ljubljana just pips it as my own personal favourite, it's not as lively as some of our bigger cities but it's got a relaxed vibe about it that I love and it's a beauty to visit. Plus if you're prepared to transfer out into the countryside, some of the activities are the best you're ever likely to do on a stag weekend." Simon Denning, Founder.
Slovenia is home to over 400 wild bears.
What to do - daytime action in and around Ljubljana
This is covered in detail on the activities page, you've got plenty of options. The jewel in the crown is the extreme stuff like the rafting, canyoning and hydrospeeding - it's high quality and rivals anything in Europe but a healthy transfer into the striking Slovenian countryside is required (allow up to 2 hours but we can put in some welcome stag refreshment stops). And while we reckon it's absolutely worth it, as the man in charge you have to factor in the group and potential hangovers - so if you're up for a special group experience the groom will love let the boys know the transfer trade off in advance of the trip. But if that doesn't tickle your fancy there's plenty to do within easy reach of the city (including some gentler rafting) to keep the Ljubljana stag do ticking along nicely. And if you fancy a winter break we arrange skiing close by, it really does have it all. Talk to us and we can give you the heads up on the best choices for the budget, the schedule and the group.
Gentle-men - what to expect for evening action in Ljubljana
It's not a stag Mecca like Prague or Riga, as mentioned in the intro Ljubljana provides a more refined location for the stag do. Many groups have returned and said that it's better suited to a relaxed, perhaps even older crowd looking to go somewhere new and enjoy a potentially more upmarket experience. Of course being a European tourist hotspot there are plenty of great bars, cafes and restaurants, a few decent nightclubs, lap dancing, casino, we can even organise a strip boat - but by comparison to other capital cities there are certainly less venues. That's not to say you won't have a great time, you will, but go knowing that a trip out to laid back Ljubljana for the stag do is going to be more about quality than quantity. There's a lot more info and a useful guide to recommended evening options here.
Where to stay
That bit's easy, leave it to us we're experts. We've been sending groups for years, we know the best locations, hotels and accommodation for you to stay in and with us you'll get great deals. Plus we provide local support and coordinate your airport and activity transfers at the same time. Like the flights below, ie as early as possible, you want to look into accommodation options, because it's a small and very popular city break destination for Europeans let alone Brits the central hotels book out quickly - and they're the ones you want. For more on our accommodation see our guide page.
Getting to Ljubljana
Slovenia has only existed since 1991.
Slovenia's capital is not the most flight served destination but there are plenty enough options from the UK to get you there, but keep in mind airfares, just like the accommodation, will get pricier the longer you leave it. Getting there on budget definitely plays a part so look into that early and encourage the boys to commit to the Ljubljana stag do as early as possible. Airlines usually release schedules 6-9 months in advance and the early bookers usually get the better deals. In the meantime check out our flight guide page for more useful info or call in for more advice. In a nutshell for direct flights you'll be looking at leaving from London (Luton or Stansted) or Manchester.
Next steps - what can we do for you
Great deals, top experiences and exceptional service for starters! We've been coordinating Ljubljana stag dos and better results for VIP clients for a long time now and if you're thinking about a trip there you should definitely talk to us. We have unrivalled relationship on the ground, providing the best options, advice and recommendations from the beginning. Not only that but also all our weekends are financially protected, we can tailor make your trip to suit your preferences or you can easily choose a weekend from our ready-made packages.
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