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Mitja Gruden

Languages
          
Slovene, English, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian

Regions of guiding
 Central Slovenia  Zasavje  Savinjska
Ljubljana Marshes, Vrhnika, Ljubljana and its surroundings, Celje, Sevnica

Special features and special knowledge
Local tourist guide for Ljubljana Marshes (photo safari) and Vrhnika, tour guide with state license, trips by bicycle, wine and culinary tours

Contact
Mobile: 00386 41 464 004
E-mail:  mitja.gruden7@gmail.com
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Address
Mitja Gruden, Dragomerska 15, 1351 Brezovica pri Ljubljani, Slovenia

Education
Local tourist guide for Vrhnika and surroundings
Tourist guide with a state license
License for guiding to the National Gallery, license for guiding to the National Museum, a skipper, a diver, a guide of the permanent exhibition »My Ljubljanica« in Vrhnika, a guide to the collection of Tito’s cars in the Technical Museum
Univ. Dipl. Ing. wood science and technology

 

 

Additional information important for the guests
I organize and lead an exclusive triple-tour to the National Gallery, Plečnik’s Ljubljana and Plečnik House. On this unique tour we look for common aspects between the architecture and fine arts, and the fate of artists in Plečnik`s time, like architects Ivan Vurnik and Maks Fabiani, Slovene impressionists, Slovene best writer Cankar, Art Nouveau, Neoclassicism … Price: 19 eur/person (includes admission to the National gallery and the Plečnik house), up to 7 people. Duration of the tour: 3–4 hours.

My specialty is organizing cycling tours around Ljubljana Marshes with observing and photographing extremely rich flora and fauna. Price: 20 eur/person. Duration of the tour: 3–4 hours.

I guide through collection in the National Gallery, I have a license for guiding tourist groups. Price: 7 eur/person (includes admission to the National Gallery), at least 10 people (also I can guide less visitors, but the price is higher). Duration of the tour: 1–1,5 hours.

Testimonials:
“Yesterday’s ‘triple-guided tour’ (National Gallery – a walk through Plečnik’s Ljubljana – tour in Plečnik house), which was conceived, organised and carried out by Mitja Gruden, was professional, innovative, original, thoughtful, friendly and conducted in good company. A great Saturday! I recommend. It would be a great pleasure to do it again. Mitja, thank you. I wish you a lot of similar good ideas :)”
Klemen Likar, architect

Experience 1

Photo safari through the Ljubljana Marshes

Hiking, small group

Meeting point: Notranje Gorice, there is also free parking, accesable also by train and city bus 6 B

Length of the route: about 3 hours, we walk about 8 kilometers

Equipment: waterproof hiking shoes, spare socks, water, snack, coffee to-go, hat, sun protection, umbrella, I recommend a camera with high magnification and binoculars. Don’t forget the mask for entering the pub fot toilete.

Toilet: in nature, occasionally in a nearby pub

Number of participants: 3–6 visitors

Promotional price: 25 euros per person

Duration: about 3 hours

The most suitable age of participants: from 8 to 68 years.

When? Mondays at 6.00 a.m., Wednesdays at 5.30 p.m., Sundays at 9.00 a.m.. Other appointments on request.

Route description:

– Hiking along the railway tracks and along the old Ljubljanica riverbed, adrenaline crossing of two drainage channels. We may see a Hoopoe Bird that usually lingers in the area.

– Observation of animals and plants in this part of the Ljubljana Marshes

– Geography of the Ljubljana marshes and its history

Language: Guiding in English language, also Croatian and Slovene.

Experience 2

Orient in Ljubljana

Walking, small group

Meeting point: in front of the Ljubljana mosque. There is a free parking

Length of the route: about 2 hours, we walk about 3 kilometers

Equipment: water, sun protection, camera. Don’t forget the mask to enter the pub if you are going to the toilet.

Toilet: in the pub

Number of participants: 3–6 visitors

Promotional price of the guided tour: 15 euros (tasting of traditional Bosnian coffee, Turkish tea, baklava and burek is not included in the price of the tour)

Duration: about 2 hours

When? Thursdays at 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Other appointments on request.

Route description:

– Walking from the only mosque in Slovenia to one of the oriental sweeet shops, then visit the small kiosk with oriental food and finally peek into one of the shops with oriental products.

– History of the Muslim religion, oriental food

Language: Guiding in English language, also Croatian and Slovene.

Experience 3

Sweet Ljubljana

Tasting delicious pastries, walking, small group

Meeting point: in the center of Ljubljana

Length of the route: about 1,5 hours, we walk about 2 kilometers

Equipment: water, sun protection, camera. Don’t forget the mask to enter the pub if you are going to the toilet.

Toilet: in the pub

Number of participants: 3–6

Promotional price of the guided tour: 20 eur (tasting of six desserts is included in the price of the tour)

Duration: about 1,5 hours

When? Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Other appointments on request.

Route description:

– Walking around Ljubljana and tasting of macaroons, Ljubljana cake, famous Bled cream cake, Cankar’s chocolate, Prešeren’s chocolate balls and unique Prekmurska gibanica.

– Geography and history of Ljubljana

Language: Guiding in English language, also Croatian and Slovene.

Experience 4

Where Melania Trump spent her childhood?

We are going to visit the birth town of the first lady of the United states  of America – Melania Trump. Trip to the town Sevnica which is 60 miles (85 km) from Ljubljan,a the capital city of Slovenia; The duration of the trip: 4–10 hours; custom-made adventure to beautiful and smooth hilly south-east part of Slovenia where you can find wineyards and friendly locals; Price: upon request.

Language: Guiding in English language, also Croatian and Slovene.