Union Experience
Union Experience
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • 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
  • Jakub Ziakja
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    greatly spend time
    my guide ANA was great, very frienldy, proffesional, chilled. love her and she is a great example how to work. always smiled. increase her salary :D! brewery is interesting, vr videos was cool af. recommend this place to drink great beet at the end of tour!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Kevin A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb brewery tour 😍
    Absolutely amazing tour with a tour guide (namely Nina) really having fun telling about the history and beers of Union Brewery. Beer tasting at the end but also the museum earlier including the explanations were fantastic. Highly recommended if your are in Ljubljana and a beer-lover
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • James N
    Taunton, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Union Experience tour
    My family and I had a great time on this tour! There is a VR tour of the factory which was cool and then Nina F did a great tour around the museum detailing the history of the brewery. Finally we had some beer tasting which was a lot of fun and was a great chance to try some new beers. We also stayed for a meal at the Union Bar which was delicious.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Patrick R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative tour with Ana
    The virtual tour with the headset was cool. Very informative scenes about the brewing process were shown. Afterwards our well spoken guide Ana lead us through the museum telling us how beer was brewed in the old days. The tour was concluded with a fine beer tasting.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 September 2023
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Jessica E
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
My husband and I are avid beer drinkers and have gone on many beer tours, but this was much more unique than anything we have gone on before. You start with a virtual reality tour of the brewery as it is today, which is what most brewery tours consist of (albeit usually in person), and then you get a personal tour of a museum in the premises which shows the beer making process throughout the 160 year history of the brewery. Our tour guide, Ana, was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to walk us through the entire museum, detailing the history and answering our questions. The tour ends with a tasting, which gave us time to chat with Ana and learn about Ljubljana. Highly recommend the experience, and for those who are interested in the beer making process, I would go earlier in the day when it is less crowded to get all of your questions answered.
Written 8 September 2023
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slsabin
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We toured the brewery during our stay in Ljubljana - and it was my first experience wearing VR goggles! The tour starts with everyone sitting in chairs and putting on the VR goggles to watch how the brewery makes their beer today. From there, our guide Tomaz, walked us through the history of the brewery from its founding to today. Once that concluded, we went to the tasting room where we got to taste some beers. Tomaz answered all of our questions - and seemed to love our excitement over getting to try the samples at the end!

It was an interesting tour and would recommend doing the tour before stopping at the restaurant to have dinner.
Written 18 January 2023
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lukievdb
Hereford, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Getting there: you cannot miss the big red building of the brewery itself. Entrance is next to the Union Pub. This isn't very well signposted though; furthermore the gate is closed until the guides come out a few minutes before the tour time. We had the Ljubljana Tourist Card and couldn't pre-book online. I think there were more people like us, in the end the group turned out to be rather large. The tour hostess Jerca was very knowledgable and did a good job guiding us through what is actually a nice museum of old things all to do with brewing beer of course. After that everybody was taken into a big room and give VR headsets which show the techniques used presently. I think this a very good way for keeping vistors off the workfloors. Personally I would have liked to have a better look at certain displays. However, that would have eaten into the important last bit of the tour: the tastings!
4 different (lager) types of beer, and we are from now on truly hooked on the unfiltered variety. Jerca spent some quality time in our corner. As expected we had to say goodbye before the next tour started, exiting through the pub for a few more experiences....
Again, Jerca
Written 6 June 2022
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Hi lukievdb! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! :) We are really glad you liked the tour, our beer tasting and our amazing tour guide Jerca. We hope to see you again! :)
Written 6 October 2022
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Tanine
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The union experience was really enjoyable. Our tour-guide Masha was very well-informed and gave us an engaging insight of the politics, technology, and history influencing the production chain. She also gave very clear and concise responses to our questions. She even showed us different styles of pouring beer afterwards. It was a bit unfortunate that we couldn't see the latest production line, but that was due to new company policy by Heineken.
Written 2 August 2020
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Hi tanined, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are really glad you liked the tour and we hope to see you again! :)
Written 17 September 2020
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Vitalina Bekker
La Possession, Reunion Island22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a rainy day in Ljubljana and we decided to do an indoor activity and our choice has turned to visiting Union Experience in order to learn more on how the authentic Slovenia beers are brewed. I highly recommend it. We made a very interesting visit with Marko, he was always happy to answer our questions and made our visit really full of discoveries and fun. The visit end by the beer dégustation when we could try super delicious beer!
Written 25 September 2021
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Thank you vitalina_bekker for coming, we are really glad you liked the tour and our tour guide Marko! We hope to see you again. Cheers! :)
Written 1 December 2021
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Doug
Redwood City, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
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!
Written 13 July 2023
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Emil B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Friends
Had a great time with my friends! Extremely cheap beer in the restaurant and even more beer is included in the experience. We had Jerca as our guide, she made it interesting and was great in general. Big thanks!

PS you get a free beer glas afterwards which you may fill up at the restaurant! 10/10
Written 27 July 2022
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Hi Emil B, thank you so much for your amazing review! We are always happy when we get such positive reviews and really glad you liked our pub, the tour and our tour guide Jerca! We hope to see you again. Cheers! :)
Written 6 October 2022
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Justin M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Our guide Jerca was awesome. She really knew a lot about the brewery and was able to provide some great information. The museum and set up of the tour is very relaxed and made for an enjoyable hour plus, you get a beer at the end!
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi jmuellr10, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your Union Experience tour and that you were happy with our tour guide Jerca. Thank you for such a wonderful review and lovely photos. We hope to see you again. :)
Written 17 September 2020
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Richard C
Frome, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Great afternoon at the Union Experience with my wife during our recent visit to Ljubljana.

We arrived early for our tour so popped into the Union pub next door for some lunch first, sharing a couple of Union beers and a great charcuterie/cheese board between us.

We were met by our guide, RENE, and found we were the only guests on the tour that afternoon. After checking in we made our way upstairs for an excellent 15 minute VR headset tour of the brewery and the brewing process itself which was really informative and great fun. After this Rene took us around the brewery museum, explaining the history of Union beer and the factory, showing and explaining the large collection of machinery used over the years up to the current technology in use.

After the main tour we visited the beer hall where we were able to sample a number of beers, and to then take away a selection with us at no extra charge.

A great afternoon. Thankyou Rene!
Written 12 February 2023
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Jenny Hamilton
Columbus, OH14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 21 June 2023
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