Ljubljana to Vienna One-Way Transfer Tour

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Turn the wasted travel day into the highlight of your trip with stops at Ptuj, Graz and the Laxenburg Castle Park on your journey from Ljubljana to Vienna.

Group Size
8 people

This tour is also available from Vienna to Ljubljana.
Trip Itinerary

  • Leave from Ljubljana

    This tour offers hotel pick-up. You will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car.

  • Stop 1: Ptuj

    We explore Ptuj's rich history by wandering to the castle and enjoying its historical charm while strolling the streets towards the Drava River.

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    What we'll do

    We will start our visit to Ptuj by walking towards Ptuj Castle, nestled atop a gentle hill, offering captivating views of the town and its surroundings. As we ascend, we take in the beauty of the castle grounds and the town's historic charm. We will wander through the quaint streets, marked by traditional architecture, until we reach the tranquil banks of the Drava River. Pause to appreciate the serene atmosphere and natural scenery before making our way back to the parking area.

    About Ptuj

    Nestled along the banks of the Drava River, Ptuj is a charming town in northeastern Slovenia, steeped in rich history and cultural heritage. As one of the oldest settlements in Slovenia, Ptuj boasts a fascinating past dating back over two millennia. Its strategic location made it a significant Roman outpost, known as Poetovio, and later a bustling medieval market town under the rule of various noble families.

    Today, we can explore Ptuj's well-preserved medieval architecture, including its iconic castle perched atop a hill, and wander through its cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old buildings. With its blend of historical charm and picturesque landscapes, Ptuj invites travelers to step back in time and uncover the stories woven into its ancient streets.

  • Stop 2: Graz


    What we'll do

    Starting with a stroll across the unique Murinsel, a floating island on the Mur River, we'll ascend to the iconic clock tower Uhrturm, offering panoramic views of the city's skyline. As we return to the old town via Herrengasse and Berggasse, you'll encounter charming cobblestone streets lined with historic buildings and quaint cafes. Along the way, you'll learn about Graz's rich history and architectural heritage. 

    After our explorations, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely lunch break (not included), savoring the local flavors at your own pace.

    About Graz

    Graz, Austria's second-largest city, seamlessly blends historic charm with modern vitality. Its medieval old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases centuries of history, with landmarks like the iconic Clock Tower atop Schlossberg hill offering panoramic views. Graz's roots date back to Roman times, but it flourished during the Middle Ages, becoming a cultural and economic hub. Today, the city's dynamic arts scene, vibrant markets, and culinary delights continue to captivate visitors, inviting them to delve into Graz's rich heritage and vibrant culture.

  • Stop 3: Laxenburg Castle Park

    We'll walk through Laxenburg Park, admiring Franzensburg Castle, a symbol of Austria's imperial history.

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    Laxenburg Castle Park

    What we'll do

    Walking through Laxenburg Castle Park unveils Austria's history and natural beauty. Surrounded by greenery and lakes, you'll glimpse Laxenburg Palace before spotting Franzensburg Castle. Though not entering, its romantic architecture captivates. Afterward, you'll meander back, cherishing the tranquil atmosphere and scenic views, leaving with memories of Austria's imperial past.

    About Laxenburg Castle Park

    Laxenburg Castle Park, nestled in the scenic landscapes of Austria, is a testament to the country's rich history and natural beauty. Originally established as a hunting lodge for the Habsburgs in the 17th century, it evolved into a beloved summer retreat for royalty. 

    Within the park, Franzensburg Castle stands as a striking architectural gem, constructed in the 19th century in a romantic medieval style. Initially intended as a private retreat for the imperial family, Franzensburg Castle now serves as a museum, offering visitors a glimpse into Austria's imperial past and cultural heritage.

  • Arrive at Vienna

    This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

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Want to personalize this trip?  When booking a private transfer, tell us your itinerary and start time preferences and we'll do everything we can to accomodate your request. Note: open group tours cannot be customized.

Why travel with Sidetrip?
  • Transport & sightseeing combined

    We offer the chance to see popular tourist sights, as well as lesser-known places of cultural and historic significance, while you travel between two cities.

  • Small groups

    Most of our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people which means you get the personal care and attention of your tour leader during your trip, as well as the chance to get to know your fellow passengers.

  • Local tour leaders

    Our tour leaders are selected due to their thorough knowledge of local history and culture, as well as their enthusiasm for travel. The stories they share will inspire you!

  • Top-rated on TripAdvisor

    Thousands of travellers have reviewed our tours with a 5-star rating in the Baltics and Central Europe.

  • Great value for your money

    Our tours run regularly so anyone can afford to join the open group tour making it a great travel option for solo and independent travellers.

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What's included?
  • One-way transfer from Ljubljana to Vienna with 3 sightseeing stops
  • Knowledgeable local tour leader
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan or car
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch (a break is scheduled for this)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Good to know
  • Confirmation will be provided within 24 hours of booking.
  • All tours are subject to availability.
  • Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or a refund. The Sidetrip team will also be happy to help you arrange alternative transport to your destination city.
  • Paper free confirmation: just bring your confirmation code or a valid ID.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter).
  • The planned duration of this tour is 9 hours. Our priority is to deliver you safely and on time to your destination. In the event of delays due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to abbreviate or omit certain stops to ensure your prompt arrival.
  • All our public group tours are in English. Private tours in different languages are subject to availability.
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Meeting point

This tour offers hotel pick-up only for private bookings. For private bookings, you will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car. Please provide your preferred pick-up location when making the booking.

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Drop-off point

This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

Questions & Answers
  • Is this a one-way tour?

    Yes, this is a one-way tour ending in Vienna. Please note that the tour does not take you back to Ljubljana.

  • How long is this tour?

    The planned duration of this tour is 9 hours. For the safety of our passengers and drivers, we are unable to accommodate requests to extend this duration.

  • Do you offer hotel pick-up/drop-off?

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off are only available when booking this tour as a private tour for a single group. Open group tours have a fixed meeting point and drop-off location.

  • Can I take my luggage with me?

    Yes! We have plenty of space for luggage at the back of our vehicles. One big suitcase and one smaller bag or suitcase per passenger is totally fine. There is no extra charge for luggage, as long as you don't plan to move to the other city with all of your belongings :)

  • Is lunch included in the tour price?

    Lunch is not included in the tour price but a lunch break is scheduled. Kindly let our tour leader know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account.

  • Is this tour suitable for senior citizens?

    Yes! With a maximum of 8 people in each group, our guide can make sure that the pace of the tour is suitable for everyone. Just note that the tour does include some walking at the stops.

  • What measures are you taking against the spread of covid-19?

    All our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 travellers for open group tours and in case of a private transfer it’ll be just your group in the van with our guide. Face masks are available in each vehicle upon request and hand sanitizers are placed in a hand’s reach from all passengers.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    If you cancel more than 48 hours before the tour, your booking is fully refunded*. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or in the case of a no-show, no refund is issued.

    *Please note, that the credit card processing fee (1.5-3%, up to 5.9% if you paid by Paypal) charged by the third-party payment provider will not be refunded.

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