Highlights of Slovenia

Price from £2,000pp

Duration: 6 nights

Prices include: Flights

Holiday At A Glance

  • Based on 7 nights
  • Includes flights 
  • Includes sight-seeing experiences

The Highlights of Slovenia itinerary allows you to discover more about the European Green Capital of Ljubljana.

Included in the tour is a historical walk through the Old Town, taking in most of the capital's main historical, architectural and cultural attractions, stopping for lunch at a delicious local food market to sample local cuisine. 

Another way to experience this beautiful city is by boat by taking a ride along the Ljubljanica River. A ride lasts just under an hour and covers the majority of the old town's major sights from a unique vantage point. The 10m flat-bottomed vessel is constructed of solid larch and oak wood and can host up to 50 people at a time.

No trip to Ljubljana is complete without visiting Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana's most prominent landmark. Ljubljana castle has undergone numerous changes over its rich and dynamic history. In the company of a guide, you can take a virtual tour called Virtual Castle, visit the Outlook Tower and the castle's prison, and can view the exhibition Slovenian History.

For nature enthusiasts Best of Lake Bohinj Private Tour is a must. Bohinj is a part of the breathtaking Julian Alps and lies in Triglav National Park and is divided into two parts the Upper and the Lower Bohinj valley, with a combination of twenty-four villages in these two valleys. It is an ideal starting point for daytime adventures, such as mountaineering and climbing tours and walks on the winding trails that run throughout the valley. It offers great options and opportunities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. 

The Vogel Mountain Cable Car Ride with Homemade Lunch is a must try experience to get an aerial view of the beautiful majestic scenery over the Triglav National Park and head of the Bohinj Valley. Picture- postcard views await and the abundance of opportunities for active holidays in the mountains.

The rest of the tour includes experiences such as a Private “Pletna” Boat Ride to Bled Island. The origins of the Pletna boat go back to 1590. The Pletna boat is a wooden flat-bottom boat with a pointed bow and the stern widened with a step to enable passengers to enter. The title of the Pletna oarsman was handed down from generation to generation and is a must-try experience.

Visit Bled Island, the Church, the Wishing Bell and the Tower. The most recognizable symbol of the lake is this island and the Church of the Assumption with its long and diverse history.

Besides from cultural sight-seeing tours, this itinerary will enable you to experience a range of gourmet dining and wine tasting experiences in the most unique of locations. Brda wine region is a great place to do private wine tasting experience at local boutique winemaker where three simple rules apply, to look, taste and smell. 

Day 1

Arrival At Ljubljana Airport. Drive to Ljubljana to discover the European Green Capital. Check in at your Hotel and spend the evening overnight completely at your leisure.

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide in the hotel lobby before joining a walking tour to see most of Ljubljana's main attractions.

The guide will explain you Ljubljana's history and show you some of the nicest corners of Slovenia's capital: The Town Hall, a walking tour of Plečnik's architectural masterpieces, Križanke open-air theatre, the Napoleon monument, Central Food market, Prešeren square, Congress Square, the Triple Bridge, the Dragon Bridge and other.

The old city centre of Ljubljana is remarkable for its unique architecture designed by Baroque and Art Nouveau masters and, above all, the architect Jože Plečnik.

Boat Ride on Ljubljanica River
No trip to Ljubljana is complete without taking a water-based tour on a handmade wooden boat along the waters of Ljubljanica river. A ride lasts just under an hour and covers the majority of the old town's major sights from a unique vantage point.

Visit to Ljubljana Castle
You will take the funicular ride and ascend to the castle. Ljubljana's most prominent landmark is Ljubljana Castle. You will discover more about the Castle's rich and diverse history, taking a virtual tour of the Tower and the castle's prison, whilst experiencing magnificent panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

Day 2

Start your day with a good breakfast in the hotel.

Today your guide will take you on a private tour to Bohinj. You will take in the breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park home to Slovenia`s highest mountain at 2864m. Bohinj is divided into two parts – the Upper and the Lower Bohinj valley. There are twenty-four villages in these two valleys.
The natural beauty of high mountains, lush forests and beautiful mountain pastures and meadows guarantee a pleasant stay.
It is an ideal starting point for daytime adventures, such as mountaineering and climbing tours and walks on the winding trails that run throughout the valley.
It offers great options and opportunities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. In winter, the valley becomes a winter sports center, while during summer, the most beautiful pearl of the valley, Lake Bohinj along with Sava Bohinjka, invites you to spend an active day in nature.

The tour will follow a relaxing boat ride on Lake Bohinj.

Vogel Mountain Cable Car Ride with Homemade Lunch
Vogel lies within the Triglav National Park, at the head of Bohinj Valley. The Vogel cable car will take you to the upper cable car station at a height of more than 1,500 meters above sea level. Enjoy the harmonious colours, the picture- postcard views and the abundance of opportunities for active holidays in the mountains. Favourable snow conditions make Vogel the perfect destination for skiing on natural snow, sometimes for as long as six months – from November to May. And in other seasons, Vogel offers scenic rides and convenient starting points for mountain hiking tours.

Private “Pletna” Boat Ride to Bled Island
Take a trip across the lake in the traditional Pletna boat and breathe in the atmosphere. You will experience a private boat ride to the island of Bled. The Pletna boat is a wooden flat-bottom boat with a pointed bow and the stern widened with a step to enable passengers to enter. This profession is highly respected as it cannot be performed just by anyone. This is a must-try.

Visit Bled Island, the Church, the Wishing Bell and the Tower – Bled Island
The most recognizable symbol of the lake is this island and the Church of the Assumption with its long and diverse history. What is more, the lush greenery also hides other interesting island buildings, like the bell-tower, the church, the chaplain's house, the provost's house and some mysterious legends.
And as far as the wishing bell goes. . . well, superstitious or not, make a wish and ring away!

Visit to Bled Castle
The mighty Bled Castle offers the finest views of Bled island, the town of Bled and the wider countryside of Upper Carniola region. If you want to get a glimpse Bled's history, culture and people, visit the Bled Castle Museum. Get familiar with the traditional manual technological procedures of printing in the castle’s printing shop.

Why not order a small bottle of wine in the castle’s cellar?
Restore your health with natural products from the herbal gallery and recover your strength in the castle’s restaurant and then visit the multi vision museum.
In the summer months, the castle’s atmosphere is enlivened by the count’s visit and an archery tournament.

Day 3

Today drive to Postojna to visit Postojna Cave. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, Postojna Cave boasts an astonishing diversity of karstic formations. This, as well as the cave’s easy access, helps explain its enduring popularity: over the past 200 years, Postojna Cave has enchanted some 35 million visitors. One of the most famous caves in the world, and one of the largest karst cave systems on earth, it is also Slovenia’s greatest tourist attraction. Many books have been written about Postojna Cave since the early 19th century, including nearly 100 tourist guidebooks dedicated to the cave system. The temperature in Postojna cave is a constant 9°C / 48°F with high humidity, so you can easily get cold. Warm and comfortable clothes and walking shoes are advised. Although there can be some dripping in the cave, the walking paths are not slippery.

Visit Predjama Castle
The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, 9 km from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and the 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.

In the afternoon, we have included a Private Wine Tasting Tour at Boutique Wine Producer. Brda wine region is a great place to do private wine tasting experience at local boutique winemaker. Red and white wines or sparkling wine - whichever you prefer, that will be your choice for wine tasting of sample several different varieties from boutique wine producer (one or more of them).

Wine tastings will take place in wine cellar or tasting room and led by professional sommelier or winemaker or both. Winemaker will share his story how he makes wine and was is their history of the vineyard.

Day 4

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby Today you will cycle the picturesque area of Goriška Brda and visit the charming towns and villages dotted all around.

Goriška brda are the most western part of Slovenia. Brda region is known of wines, olives and fruit. The region offers you many opportunities for wine testing and local gastronomy experiences. Wide range of high-quality wines, tempting flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, healthy, fresh and home-made Brda food, high-quality olive oil and fruit, the Brda region also offers numerous opportunities to spend active leisure time in the nature.

Free Afternoon at Leisure, followed by a Private Wine Tasting Tour at Boutique Wine Producer. Choose our specially designed wine tastings to experience local atmosphere combined with story that you will get personally from winemaker.

Day 5

Drive to Lipica Stud Farm Experience with a Picnic

Lipica Stud Farm is the original home of Lipizzaner horses. The charms of the Lipica Stud Farm are hidden in the unseen, the stories written by the local history. Only when walking on the historical paths we can truly experience the greatness of the local equestrian tradition. The history of Lipica is closely intertwined with the Habsburgs and the time when horse was considered an ideal and was at the time a crucial strategic advantage. The Lipica story begins in the 16th century when the abandoned summer residence became the court stud farm. Your experience at Lipica Stud Farm includes:

  • A Carriage ride on a estate
  • A Visit of stalls with private guide
  • Picnic on the estate

 

Day 6

Drive to Portorož for The Best of Piran Private Tour
Your guide will start the tour at the entry of Piran Old Town. You will have a short walk by the sea first, where you can stop at any time to breathe in the sea breeze and fully embrace the Mediterranean spirit. After that, you will continue your exploration towards the center of Piran, with the open Tartini Square as the town's core.
And lastly, we suggest you wander the old streets, because nothing beats getting lost in beautiful places.

Visit of Sečovlje Sea Salt Pans
The Sečovlje Salina Nature Park is the symbiosis between man and nature, marked with centuries-old tradition of salt-making. In these northernmost Mediterranean salt-pans, salt is still produced traditionally, with classical salt-pan methods and tools, which is the reason why salt has retained its very special taste and exceptional characteristics.

(Optional) Visit Fonda Fish Garden
The Fonda fish farm lies in the Piran Bay at the southern most point of the Slovenian sea. To the southeast lies the coast of the Savudrian Cape and to the south and east, the coast of the Sečovlje salt pans. This part of the sea is distinguished by the clean and deep water and a strong sea current.

Overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 7

Start your day with a great breakfast. Drive to Ljubljana (LJU) Airport for your flight home.

Loading icon
Start End Price
22 Nov 2019 22 Nov 2051 Price from £2,000pp

Enquire Now


Have a question, or want to discuss how we can personalise this holiday for you, please call one of our travel experts or enquire online.

01694 722 193

Price from £2,000pp
Specialist Team

Specialist Team

Tailor-Made Specialists

30 Years Experience

29 Years Experience

Tailor-Made Specialists

Multi-award Winning

Multi-award Winning

Atol Protected

Financial Protection

Hand-picked Properties

Hand-picked Properties