Union Experience
Union Experience
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Take a journey through Union Experience and discover the rich history of the Pivovarna Union brewery. Enjoy the vibe of the famous Pub Union and revel in the exquisite selection of Ljubljana’s most beloved beer. Inside the Union Experience is exclusive gift shop. Pre-booking is required on: https://bit.ly/34B4Oag
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jenny Hamilton
    Columbus, Ohio14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun experience- great information about the city
    We had a great experience with this tour. You start by doing a VR tour of the factory, which was neat. Then we walked through the museum with our tour guide, Masa, who did an AMAZING job guiding us through the museum and answering questions. At the end of the tour you get to try all the beer. It was fun being able to talk with the group about traveling and drink beer- we got many great suggestions from Masa about the city and food to eat. The only thing I would add is that I wish the beer was on tap and not from cans. Other then that, a great experience and fun way to learn the history behind the beer you see all over Ljubliana.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Friedrich J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masa rocks as a tour guide
    Masa was our tour guide. She really knew her stuff. She had a great sense of humor, and spoke clear English for our tour group. It was a lot of fun. I think our group has a new favorite beer!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Tero H
    Helsinki, Finland4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great brewery tour
    Very good tour. Our guide Rene was very friendly and introduced clearly history of Union brewery. Tour started with 3D tour of present brewery activities then museum tour with Rene and final part was of course tasting. :) Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Doug
    Redwood City, California14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and delicious experience
    Very fun and informative experience! Tomaz did an incredible job telling us the rich history of Union while simultaneously keeping it interesting and appropriately paced. It was one of our most favorite brewery tours ever. We’ll worth the price, and of course tasting four beers at the end of it was a phenomenal and tasty conclusion. Thank you Tomaz for making this event such a wonderful experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Milton S
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Union experience
    Very nice activity! We first enjoyed a vr experience of the brewery where the process was explained. After that, we visited the museum where Tomaz explained the history of union very well. Lastly, we got to tast 4 of their excellent beers!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Elizabete P
    Riga, Latvia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exciting experience in Ljubljana
    Very interesting place with an amazing guide (we had a guide named Nina F, she was very passionate and told everything with great pleasure). The tour took about 1h20mins with both the VR tour of the factory and afterwards visit in the museum, and lastly we got a beer tasting. Ticket's price very worth for the experience. Would recommend 10/10
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Katharine
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do.
    A must do when visiting the city. The tour and resources were so impressive for the price, our lovely tour guide Ana was so knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions from the group. A very fun and unique experience. My partner and I had a meal at the bar/restaurant before the tour which was amazing and drinks afterwards in the same bar which were also lovely. The tour finishes in a little downstairs bar where you are given 3 different beers to try, we expected these to be little tasters but they are full glasses which is brilliant for the price. Cannot recommend this experience more.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Ben S
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Tour - Nina Amazing
    A truly fantastic and informative experience about the history surrounding not only the Union brewery but also the local area and growth of Ljubljana. Nina, our guide, was absolutely outstanding; her wealth of knowledge was impeccable and answered everyone’s questions before they even had to ask. There was a very generous helping of beer (+low alcohol and non-alcoholic) choices at the tasting at the end. Highly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Peter M
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nina makes the experience great
    Let’s make one thing clear. Nina the tour guide made this brewery tour worth while. She took questions patiently and took us through the whole process of beer making then led us to the bar and turned into the barmaid!! While juggling 9 people who were 30 minutes late . Nina the star
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Emer D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining
    The Union Experience was amazing. It was so interesting to learn about. The guide Tomaź was brilliant. He was full of information and also made it fun to learn about. No question was too much. Also the VR was a great way to explore and the museum was fascinating. Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
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Louis P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Tomaz was such a nice tour guide, he gave an extremely detailed explanation of the brewing processes and the history of Union. I highly recommend this experience and all in English!
Written 11 June 2024
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AnnaLise M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Nina F was our tour guide & she was the best! We felt like this was great value with all the information we learned & the beer tasting! Nina clearly was very excited to share her knowledge so it made the information she shared with us feel so valuable. Definitely recommend to do as you also learn about some of the history of Ljubljana!!
Written 11 June 2024
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RogerJohnson123
United Kingdom5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
My friends and I had booked the Brewery experience, without realising it's NOT wheelchair accessible.

Anna K was excellent though. She's adapted the tour to ensure we could all partake and stayed with us for the time sharing all she knows about Union. We had a great time and would recommend. Beer tasting was excellent.
Written 10 June 2024
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Tyler B
San Antonio, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
My wife and I have toured a lot of breweries, this is one of the best tours! While the VR is a cool touch, what really made this great was our guide. While most breweries have you do a self guided tour, reading a bunch of placards, David really personalized the experience for the group and made it fun! It was a good mix of history, conversation, and of course, beer. Highly recommended!
Written 9 June 2024
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persona g
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Great tour with enthousiast guide. Vitual explanation. Tour explaining history of beer brewing in Slovenia throughout the 19th and 20th centuries wit many historic machinery, facts and features.
Written 9 June 2024
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Fiona G
Floreat, Australia131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This was a brewery tour with a difference - the tour was actually done seated in a room wearing VR goggles! They don’t actually brew beer at the location anymore. They had a fantastic museum up the top full of items from the bygone era. Our guide explained everything in great detail but I would have enjoyed a bit of time to look at everything in my own time. And of course, no brewery tour is complete without tastings, of which we had 3 each as they had run out of one. They do offer drinks for non beer drinkers also.
Written 6 June 2024
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LC, Victoria BC Canada
237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Tomaš was a good guide for our English-speaking tour. First, a virtual reality tour about the brewing process. Then, an annotated stroll through the museum. (I wish there had been time allowed for spending more time in the museum; I suppose you can choose to return after the tour.) Then a tasting of three beers. I finished my visit with a small meal and a good IPA in the pub.
Written 6 June 2024
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Marar Bomar
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The museum is great! I really enjoyed the beers. The hightlight of my visit was the tour guide David B! He told us some really interesting facts. I would highly recommend everyone who love beer to visit Union Expirience! 🍻
Written 3 June 2024
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Marie R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fantastic tour! Could not recommend more. Anamarija was a great guide. Great value for what you spend to book. This tour includes VR, history of Slovenia and the brewery, and really a good beer tasting.
Written 31 May 2024
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Tom G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A fun, informative tour, our guide Anna K. explained the history and process very well and we had some delicious different Union beers to try :) A good thing to do for a few hours whilst in Ljubljana
Written 30 May 2024
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