Welcome to Slovenia


Jaw-Dropping Beauty

From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the subterranean magic of Postojna and Škocjan caves, to the sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and the short but sweet coastline along the Adriatic Sea, tiny Slovenia really does have it all. An incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can snow even in summer. And with more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it's 'green', it really is one of the greenest countries on earth.

Outdoor Pursuits

Slovenia is first and foremost an outdoor destination. Local people favour active holidays, and you’ll be invited – even expected – to join in. The list of activities on offer is endless, with the most popular pursuits being skiing, walking and hiking in the mountains, and increasingly, cycling. Fast rivers like the Soča cry out to be rafted and there are ample chances to try out more niche activities like horse riding, ballooning, caving and canyoning. If all this sounds a bit much, you can always decamp to the coast and sunbathe on the Adriatic.

Architectural & Cultural Treasures

You might be forgiven for thinking that anything of beauty in this greenest of green lands is, well, all natural. But it isn't necessarily so. Where man intrudes is often to good effect, such as at Lake Bled, where a tiny baroque chapel on a picturesque island and a dramatic castle looming above complete a harmonious whole. The architecture is wonderfully varied: from the Venetian harbour towns of the coast and the rustic Hungarian-style farmhouses of Prekmurje to the Gothic churches of the Julian Alps and the art nouveau splendours of Ljubljana. The museums are rich and the culture vibrant.

A Matter of Taste

Slovenian cooking borrows a little something from each of its neighbours – Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Balkans – synthesising and reinventing dishes that emerge both familiar and unique. Slovenes have an obsession for using only fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The result is a terrific foodie destination, where you’ll sample dishes in unusual combinations, featuring items like scrumptious pasta dumplings of potato, chives and bacon, salads drizzled with nutty pumpkinseed oil, and multilayered gibanica, a wildly decadent dessert. Slovenian wine is an unheralded strength, and regional whites and reds pair well with local specialities.


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Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Predjama Castle, Postojna, Inner Carniola RegionThe Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, not far from the Postojna cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and summer its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colours of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Postojna Caves, Postojna, Inner Carniola RegionPostojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest Karst monuments.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lake Bled, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionA trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled, Upper Carniola RegionOur tour to Lake Bled takes you up to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bled Island, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionA trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia.Duration: 2 hours

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Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana

Only 9 km away stands one of the most interesting baroque castles of Slovenia, the Predjama castle. It hangs dramatically in the middle of 123 m high rocky cliff.

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Ljubljana and Lake Bled Full Day Excursion from Zagreb

Start your day with a pick up from your centrally located hotel. Hop in an AC vehicle for a drive towards the capital of Slovenia. Your guide will share interesting stories about Croatia and Slovenia.You will hear about the hidden gems of both countries and all the dynamics that carved them into countries that they are today.Upon arrival in Ljubljana we kick off with a walking tour of the city accompanied with a licensed local guide. Get enchanted with stunning beauties of this lovely city. A small but a big heart-ed city offers you varieties of architectural styles, rich history and quirky bridges with dragons.  Conclude your Ljubljana experience with the Ljubljana castle from where you can soak up the aerial views of the city.Begin your quest of Lake Bled with an impressive medieval castle that dates back to 11th century. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 meters above the glacial lake is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia. From there you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Julian Alps, the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the rock islet and the surrounding nature.Descend towards the lake to enjoy a stroll with more breathtaking vistas. You can try the famous cream cake from Bled, one of the symbols of the city. 

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From Ljubljana to Lake Bled and Bled Castle Half-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bled Island, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionA trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique to Lake Bled and operated by a single rower with two long oars. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled, Upper Carniola RegionOur tour to Lake Bled takes you up to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Lake Bled, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionOn the shore of Lake Bled it is possible to take a short walk along Lake Bled, admire the views, and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the coffee shops - where you need to try kremšnita, the traditional Bled custard cream cake.Duration: 1 hour

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From Ljubljana, Slovenian Coast and Karst Small-Group Day Trip

Begin with a pickup from your hotel in the capital. Then, learn about the history and culture of the places you’ll visit from your knowledgeable guide as you cruise through rural Slovenia in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Continue to Škocjan Caves, one of the largest Karst caves in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caves are considered one of the great natural wonders on the planet and are not to be missed. While there, enjoy some of the Karst region's prosciutto and a glass of local wine. Then it’s on to Lipica to commune with the town’s famous residents: the white Lipizzaners, the famed horses from the Spanish riding school in Vienna. After cruising along Slovenia’s 28-mile (46-km) coast and passing the seaside towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz, stop in Piran. The charming coastal town boasts a warren of medieval lanes and intimate squares all snuggled right up to the Adriatic coastline. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal or go swimming in the ocean.One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinnes World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff, and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem.Return to Ljubljana in early evening hours.

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Bled and Bohinj Valley Tour from Ljubljana

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Bled, Bled, Upper Carniola RegionLake Bled Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Lake Bohinj, Bohinjsko Jezero, Upper Carniola RegionLake BohinjDuration: 4 hours