Short answer: Yes, Slovenia is super safe.

Longish answer: Safety and the feeling of security in general is one of the foremost aspects of travelling, wouldn’t you agree?

To put your mind at ease, this post will disclose main reasons why your Slovenia Holidays are the safest.

Slovenia ranks 8th among the safest countries on Earth

Slovenia has been gravitating towards the top of the “safest countries in the world list” for decades. Today, the Global Peace Index places Slovenia very high indeed; at number 8 to be exact. This includes nasty things like all types of crime and terrorism rate.

The report published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, which included 163 countries, defines safe as: “according to national and international conflicts, level of harmony or disagreement in the country and indicators related to militarisation”. Slovenia is doing amazingly well. And it’s no wonder: We strive to build a compassionate and welcoming society at every level.

Slovenia makes you feel safe wherever you go

As a small, very accessible country, travelling around Slovenia is easy and extremely safe. Whether you are visiting on your own, as a family, or in an organised group of fellow tourists, you can rest assured that the most dangerous thing is the likelihood of wanting to return to Slovenia every year.

Slovenia’s largest cities (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Koper, etc.) are small compared to urban hubs of other European countries. Strolling around, day or night, is deemed safe. There is a negligible amount of petty crime like pickpocketing, and any type of mishaps regarding tourists are virtually non-existent. Slovenia is also a pleasant destination for women solo travellers, people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identification, etc.

Slovenia travel warnings and restrictions

Slovenia has been marked as a destination to which citizens from any country can travel. The ongoing COVID situation has of course limited non-essential travel, so we advise all foreign travellers to Slovenia to check with their country’s embassy first before visiting our lovely land.

 A note on immigration issues by the Slovenian Government:

“Migration is a way of life in the modern world. Like other Member States of the European Union, Slovenia supports the integration of foreigners holding a residence permit. Slovenia adheres to the principles and values of equality, freedom and mutual cooperation. As the personal circumstances of immigrants are different, we devote special attention and care to each individual. We encourage and facilitate their inclusion in cultural, economic and social life.”

Slovenia is LGBTQ+ friendly and gender equality is on the rise

Although the struggle for adequate LGBTQ rights is far from over, as is sadly still the case around the world, Slovenia has strict anti-discrimination laws regarding any type of violence and prejudice against the LGBTQ community. Same-sex partnerships have the same rights of marriage, (for now) excluding joint adoption and vitro fertilisation.

Slovenia is also very committed to tackling its remaining gender equality issues. Women in the workplace and society at large have been awarded greater protection and representation of their rights. Equalizing power relations between women and men is taken very seriously in both governmental and societal activities.

Freedom of religion in Slovenia

The laws governing this part of Slovenian life guarantee the freedom of religious expression and draw a clear distinction between state and church. Religious discrimination and hatred are illegal. Religious groups are free to practice (most) of their spiritual rituals in Slovenia.  

Common sense is the number one deterrent

Although Slovenia is an exceptionally safe tourist destination, it goes without saying that a dose of good old fashioned common sense will definitely add to your level of security. Basically, the universal rules of social conduct that apply to any place you visit are advisable for Slovenia as well.

Things like keeping your travel documents, money, credit cards, phones and other valuables on your person or at a secure location. As mentioned, bigger towns like our capital Ljubljana are safe to stroll around in, but that doesn’t mean that you should push your luck by venturing into areas too far from the centre. Streetwise behaviour like not attracting attention to yourself or causing unnecessary mayhem will always get you through safely.

Travelling with us means that you’re in safe hands

Besides Slovenia being such a safe tourist destination, when booking your holiday, trip or taking part in any type of activity, your safety is always our top priority.

Whether it’s climbing Mt Triglav, paragliding over Lake Bled, or canyoning down a narrow gorge – our expert guides make sure you return from your adventure safe and sound.  

Milan has become a reference point for the tourists going to Italy because it is the Capital of fashion, design and business. So we are talking about a city that calls people from all around the world, and eventually you can see its true nature in a marvelous way: by the guided bike tour. Let’s talk about this experience taking the Bike The City Milan Tour as a reference.

While tripping around the city on a comfortable bike you can see how modern and old architecture blend together like nowhere else. Pedaling with a peaceful and relaxing rhythm you will be able to see the most important and well known landmarks as well as the hidden and precious secrets of the city.

Thanks to the bike you can see Milan through an original perspective off the most beaten paths. You can go through the bohemian Ticinese district and then stop and breathe inside the marvelous Simplon Park: the town's green lung.

Milan is the best place to stay up late, especially at sunset because at 18:00 the cocktails bars and wineries start to be crowded as the city becomes lively for the daily social ritual of the “Aperitivo”. Passing along the Navigli area with the guided bike tour when the sun start coming down is an amazing feeling: hidden corners comes to life and the atmosphere is magical.

Guided biking tour

Milan is very fit to be traveled by bike thanks to the short distances among the main attractions and because it has a flat terrain. Therefore the tour can be enjoyed by anyone since it is not challenging and all the stops are thought to offer relief moments: the tour is not intended as a competition.

In about three hours and half the English speaking guide will be more than happy to introduce the town captivating your interest with stories, myths and tips. He is your friend in town. In addition to this the group is small as to offer the best experience to everyone and each participant will be provided with a comfy bike.

Two couples and child on a bike

This Milan Bike tour is organized by two bike lovers and that's why its formula works so well: it offers an active, lighthearted, informative and amusing overview of the city. The attention and care put in the work is clear, as demonstrated by the winning of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for many years.

So if you want to see Milan with new eyes you'll better hop on the bike and start this adventure with a pair of tennis shoes.

Have you ever been to a magnificent, cosy yet metropolitan European capital with perfect sightseeing options and tons of things to do?

If you’re looking for diversity in all the right places, then you should definitely travel to Ljubljana. There are heaps of things to see in Ljubljana and its wider surroundings throughout the year.

Even during these testing times, “quarantine life” in Ljubljana was more than bearable. People came together, as Slovenes always do when faced with challenges, and the city continued to offer plenty of opportunities to safely stroll around, do sports, enjoy the green surfaces in the city centre, and go for trips into Ljubljana’s lovely outskirts.

Ljubljana is the cultural and activities hub of Slovenia

With a colourful and long history, rich assortment of traditions, and the natural world literally on its doorstep, Ljubljana can be placed among Europe’s top sightseeing destinations.

Small in size yet giant in character, it’s very easy to play the tourist in Ljubljana. And it’s a highly addictive game. It therefore gives Slovenia Holiday immense pleasure to present you with 5 superb sightseeing options for your next Ljubljana vacation.

1.     Taste Ljubljana, the delicious subalpine dessert

Ljubljana is as tasty to try as it is to look at. Besides amazing architecture, museums, galleries and other places of culture, a gastronomical experience is practically obligatory. We all have to eat, so why not eat well when on holiday.

Slovenia offers an extremely wide selection of authentic dishes, top-quality wines, and scrumptious beers that will appeal to every taste. Besides pubs and fantastic restaurants sprouting up on every corner, the city’s culinary scene can also be experienced in super imaginative ways.

You can truly learn a lot about Slovene culture through the stomach. Wine, beer and food tastings, tours, or even entire Ljubljana Foodie City Breaks are your best chance of exploring this side of our culture. You can even enhance your creative kitchen skills by joining a cooking class and return home equipped with a broader knowledge of Slovenian dishes. Check out the foodie fun, it’s finger-licking good!

2.     Did you know Ljubljana is stunning from any perspective?

Ljubljana from below

Sightseeing in Ljubljana can be approached in various interesting ways. One of them is by traversing down the city’s iconic Ljubljanica River in a kayak or paddle-board (SUP). The fact that Ljubljana is surrounded by such pristine nature so very close is reason enough, but let’s add two more for good measure: The trip is super healthy, as you paddle quite a distance, and you get to do so right in the centre of town, where you can muse at all the wonderful sights and sounds.

Ljubljana from above

How about a bird’s-eye-view? If you don’t have a fear of heights, you should definitely hop on a hot air balloon and take in the spectacular views of Ljubljana and its surroundings from above. Besides seeing all the main landmarks and Ljubljana’s special features, the mountains, plains, forests, and the giant mysterious Ljubljana Marshes will take your breath away.

3.     Ljubljana on two wheels

While staying in Ljubljana, travel about a bit by adding some sporty activities to your holiday. A lovely option for that is biking. Any kind of biking. On an extended Active City Break, you get to discover the city’s treasures on a bike tour, go on a hiking trip to a gorgeous Alpine plateau, or get your rush on along the inner-city forest trails. Yes, you read that correctly. Ljubljana has world-class mountain bike trails criss-crossing a hill that’s located in the town itself.

In terms of sightseeing, Ljubljana also has a few exciting cycling activities up its sleeve for those who are in Slovenia on longer stays or in town on short breaks. Joining a road cycling tour around our country’s main town introduces you to the hidden gems of the Slovenian countryside, while a tour of the Ljubljana Marshes gives you that back to nature vibe you won’t find in most other EU capitals.

4.     A classic Ljubljana visit with a twist: snap your way through town

Today, taking photos on every step has become second nature to most of us. How does taking those steps in the company of a professional photographer while on a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana sound? We would guess: amazing!

A photo tour of Ljubljana allows you to sharpen your focus at all the right angles. And Ljubljana is a beautifully photogenic model. Her graceful architecture, astonishing curves, edges, and mesmerizing colours down the embankment or the Old Town will inspire you no end. Additionally, you will brush up on your photo skills to make your friends back home even more envious when browsing through your Instagram profile.

5. When staying in Ljubljana, sightseeing never has to be limited to … Ljubljana

When you run out of things to do in Ljubljana or want to see some other parts of Slovenia, the list of Day Trips from Ljubljana has you covered. Visit the Alps. Discover the wonders of Triglav National Park, with its winding rivers and scenic valley. Go truffle hunting in Istria or wine touring in the Slovenian Karst. Venture into the underground passages of Postojna Cave. It’s up to you, really. Here's another one. Imagine, if you will, that you’re staying in Ljubljana for a fortnight. It shouldn’t be hard to do. Now imagine you get a burning desire to see the best of Slovenia in let’s say… five days. Great, go for it. You can visit all the major locations and experience the things that make them so on a five-day holiday, then return to Ljubljana for some more fun in the city of dragons!

Hong Kong may be best known for its towering skyscrapers, its fast paced lifestyle and ocean of people streaming its streets non-stop, but if you look further, in each neighbourhood, you will find endless mesmerizing encounters. 

One of the oldest yet also most dynamic neighbourhoods in Hong Kong is Sheung Wan District. A district filled with many narrow and sloped streets with a lot of small alleys but it is here, you will most likely find hidden treasures of Hong Kong. Packed with attractions, this neighbourhood is perfect to experience on foot. One of the ways to explore this neighbourhood is to join a Hong Kong tour, to explore the off the beaten tracks of Sheung Wan and find your own little gems.

Street arts in Central

Walking along Hollywood Road, one of the first roads to be built in Hong Kong in 1844, you will find excellent antique shops and art galleries. Look out for a respected and well-known artist called Grand So, who finds inspiration painting on the side of Hollywood Road, you can even buy and take home his paintings with you.

Make sure you don’t miss the street arts and graffiti in the area, from Sheung Wan District to where it’s joined with the Central District. The street arts are created by locals and artists from all over the world, among others: Elsa Jean de Dieu’s work (French artist) on Peel Street, SENK’s work (Chinese artist) on George’s Lane, Christian Storm’s work (Danish artist) on Shing Wong Street, Alex Croft’s work (local artist) on Graham’s Street and Shingo Katori’s work (Japanese celebrity) under Mid-Levels escalator.

Hollywood Road is also home to century-old temple, a place of worship dedicated primarily to Man Cheong (god of literature) and Mo Tai (god of war) – the atmosphere created by the heavy clouds of incense will whisk you away and transported you back in time. 

Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan

Don’t leave Sheung Wan without a visit to Cat Street Market, it is the place if you’re looking to add a touch of Hong Kong to your home. A true treasure trove, the street is lined with stalls selling all types of quirky and wonderful curios, such as Chinese antiques, jade pendants, mahjong tiles and even figurines of Chairman Mao. 

Sightseeing in Sheung Wan market

Last but not least, get a taste of Hong Kong and Sheung Wan area is the perfect place for it. It is a true foodie paradise, especially if you’re looking for an authentic taste of Hong Kong. Take a journey to one of the Michelin Guide recommended restaurants on Hello! Hong Kong Food Tour and try the Dim Sum, various of small dishes normally served in little bamboo baskets and the Dim Sum is still served via trolley service. You will find yourselves transported back to a bygone era.

Dim Sum Restaurant in Sheung Wan

We are happy to say that Czech Republic managed to get the spread of Covid-19 under control quite well. Borders with other EU countries are open again and from 1st of July, Czechs are in the so-called “new normal” without major restrictions.

Needless to say, the tourism sector was hit hard by the lockdown, but Prague is already filling up with visitors from different countries. Therefore, it is a truly great time to come visit in these upcoming months - it will be much more calm than over the usual high summer season craziness. This goes especially for the busy streets around Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter area, along the “Royal Path” all the way to the Prague Castle.

Family watching Prague

One of the best and most popular ways to explore Prague and get a good sense of what-is-where, are the segway and e-scooter guided tours. You stay in a small size group, cover long distance and get to see both high profile sites, but also the more hidden panorama views and complex city parks - all this with no need to sweat and refreshment stops along the route.

Biking in the park in Prague

Segway Experience is Prague’s highly acclaimed and most experienced provider of these tours, operational since 2008. With the meeting point conveniently located right next to the famous Charles Bridge and a squad of local expert guides, this is a solid choice to have a fun time, get to know the city and find out useful recommendations for the rest of your stay.

Segway experience and bikers with the guide

E-scooter ride takes you around central-historical Prague and its major parks, while segways offer a chance to see a different area: the number 6 district, with calmer and more residential character, including two of the oldest monasteries.

Due to Corona virus global reduction of a travel flow, we highly recommend that you find your way to Prague as soon as possible to enjoy this charming historical city with exceptionally less crowds and chaos.

Segway Experience in Prague

The Segway Experience Prague team is all rested now and excited to welcome travelers - so “get the ticket, take the ride!”

Ahhh… Mykonos! The first things that come in mind are turquoise beaches, whitewashed houses and parties! This small Greek island is located in the middle of the Aegean Sea and its “glamour meter” antagonizes Ibiza and St-Tropez! Mykonos’ energy attracts a diverse crowd of jet set members, hedonistic holidaymakers and party lovers that live every moment to the fullest.

Bike tour in nature

But Mykonos also has a hidden side: Pristine secluded beaches, wild landscapes, a fascinating blend of cultural and religious heritage and of course a rich culinary and wine tradition. The best way to uncover it is by joining a Yummy Pedals Bicycle Tour. You can find them at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm and let their local guides engage you in a fascinating blend of experiences while exploring the island on two wheels!

If you’re travelling through central Europe and countries like Lithuania and Latvia, Belarus is quite close and is worth a visit. The reasons are obvious: a different culture, one of the countries with some Soviet heritage preserved, yet a place with hospitable people and reasonably developed tourist infrastructure. And a factor one cannot overlook these days – Belarus, now visa-free for over 75 countries – has only recently eased its visa regulations and is not overcrowded with tourists in the high season.

While many people in the tourism industry speak English, it’s still hard to communicate on the streets, in the province and even at some places like cafes or restaurants. Locals are willing to help but only about 10 per cent speak English at some level. Naturally, you can organise your Belarus travel logistics online these days, mostly in Minsk and larger cities, but more delicate operations like a guided tour, offline police registration or meeting arrangements are best arranged through a tour guide.

Minsk in Belarus
Minsk

A private Minsk tour guide could be a handy solution in many cases. It’s your eyes and hands on the spot even before you arrive. If your card (and many US-issued cards fail) doesn’t work when it comes to getting a train ticket, a local insurance policy or a good opera seat – there’s only one person on the ground to help. When you have to check on your relatives in Minsk or in the province, this matter can be efficiently handled by a Minsk tour guide majoring in ancestral tours.

Entertaining day trips from Minsk or a Minsk city tour are an ideal way to quickly learn more about the country you are in, its culture and traditions. The tour of Minsk is an ideal introduction to your stay in Belarus – the key facts about the people and their everyday life is not something you find in the most recent guidebooks. Such sights of Minsk as Independence Square, Victory Square and Trinity Suburb can make a combination with the oldest churches of Minsk or even the Soviet buildings, depending on your interests. If you are looking to do some shopping – food or souvenirs – there are cool options, too.

Couple on Minsk Private tour
Minsk Private tour

If you’re interested in the war history of Belarus, the tour of Khatyn and Glory Mound is a great option. Khatyn is a memorial installed on the site of a village destroyed by the Nazi during the occupation. The grim fate of the villagers reflects the harsh regime of the invaders who claimed they were liberating the country from the Communism.

Long-term private tours like Belarus tour packages are a wonderful solution. Travel at your own pace focusing on the Jewish heritage or the Belarusian culture, cooking and village ways, or the country’s industrial potential. Don’t forget about the hospitality traditions of the Belarusians and great food served in the restaurants and at homes! Welcome to Belarus!

Back in 2009, when Vilnius was honoured with the title of “European Cultural Capital” and the World was shaken by the financial crisis, three young students were looking for a summer job. A friend told them about an exciting new initiative called “Vilnius free tours”, so they decided to join in. 

Group of young tourists with their guide in Vilnius
Vilnius City Tour

“Why free tours? Well, back then our parents were not too excited about us backpacking the world alone. So guiding free walking tours was a great way to “travel” without travelling.” Says Raminta - director of the company. “And I was hooked immediately! I was even skipping afternoon classes, just to meet another group of travelers.”

When the girls realised how much they loved this job, they agreed to become licensed full time tour guides in Vilnius. Being professionals gave them a different outlook to Vilnius history as well. The young guides noticed that it was too complicated to cover it in just 2 hours.

Group tasting Lithuanian cuisine
Lithuanian cuisine

For many travelers beautiful streets of Vilnius Old Town and cute cafes were not enough. They also wanted to know more about Jewish heritage, Soviet era or how locals are actually living outside the city center. But there were no regular tours in English to explain those topics or show those places! The girls saw an opportunity here. They came up with new routes and established their own company - Vilnius with Locals.

At the moment the company consists of a group of 15 motivated licenced guides. They offer quite a number of different tours every day of the year. You can join regular walking tours (Soviet Vilnius, Jewish Vilnius, Alternative Vilnius, Vilnius Ghost tour, Vilnius Old Town & Uzupis tour), or sample Lithuanian food on Vilnius Food Tour. If any of this is not something for you, Vilnius with Locals can always organise a private city tour or an adventurous day trip to the countryside. Just contact them and let them know what you are looking for.

Couple with their guide on Vilnius town hall private tour
Vilnius town hall private tour

“As we are a small company of local guides, we really care about the content of our tours and we constantly try to improve them. That’s why we really pay attention to the feedback. Every review is important to us.” adds Raminta.  And it really pays off! Vilnius with Locals is #1 tour company in Vilnius on Trip Advisor for a few years already.

Close shot of handbag with sign Vilnius with locals tours
Vilnius with locals tours

Of course, none of this could have happened without amazing and passionate tour guides. “Vilnius with Locals is a team. We all have different stories about how we ended up as guides (some of us studied history, economy, journalism or law…). But what unites us is a shared passion for travelling, learning new things and meeting people. And we never stop smiling, which is quite unusual in Lithuania.” laughs Raminta. 

So next time you are looking for a traveling destination - choose Lithuania and join Vilnius with Locals tours to check out if they really are as good as they claim. 

India holds a special position in world tourism map and is a favourite with many travellers due to its diversity and vibrancy in culture, heritage, history, art, cuisines and landscapes. Though large groups and drive-in travels have predominantly been a favourite mode with most travellers while exploring India; backpacking, solo travels and cycling tours too have gained prominence in the recent times.

With myriad landscapes, meandering roads and immersive experiences; cycling is a great way to explore India and its rich cultural offerings and landscapes. Here are some of the must explore trails in India which cyclists would enjoy.

Sikkim cycle tour
Sikkim cycle tour

Eastern Himalaya Hike & Bike Tour  (Sikkim)

Nestled at the base of Eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the most picturesque travel destinations in North East India.

The trail starts from Gangtok and winds its way through valleys, snow clad mountains, quaint villages, undulating hills, forest trails, plantations and countryside, ending at Darjeeling. Gradients vary between 8-12%, and the trail has a good combination of challenging climbs and rolling roads reaching an altitude of 3500 meters.

The views are breathtaking with rhododendron wrapped mountain valleys, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, the stunning Kangchenjunga- world’s third highest mountain, Himalayan wildlife and tea plantations making this a perfect mountain getaway.

Ride distance- 400 Kms (approx.)

No. of days- 14 Days

Sikkim group by the temple
Sikkim group by the temple

Hampi & Badami Bike Adventure

In northern Karnataka lies the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagar empire, which was once the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful kingdom in all of South India.

The terrain across Hampi and Badami is a rolling one with flat grounds, moderate climbs, and the cyclists can easily cover 40-60 Kms everyday on this ride. The trail would cover carved temples, palaces and medieval structures of Hampi, cave temples of Badami and nearby heritage sites of Pattadakkal and Aihole.

This historical trail starts from Hampi and goes through picturesque countryside, boulder-strewn landscapes and fields of paddy, cotton and corn to end at Badami.

Ride distance- 200 Kms (approx.)

No. of Days- 5 Days

Hampi-Badami group cycling tour
Hampi-Badami group cycling tour

Kerala

‘God’s own country’ as Kerala is popularly referred as lies along the southwestern coast of India and is epitomized for its palm lined beaches, sprawling tea and spice plantations, picturesque backwaters, exotic wildlife, lip smacking cuisine and myriad art forms.

The trail varies from easy to moderate with a good combination of challenging climbs, rolling hills, flat grounds and whimsical countryside roads to ride leisurely. Cyclists can cover distances of 40-60 Kms everyday on this ride that covers Fort Kochi, Alappuzha, Thattekad, Thekkady and Marari beach.

This ride across Central Kerala traverses through spice-lined loops, forest trails, countryside roads, colonial towns and placid backwaters.

Ride Distance- 300 Kms

No. of Days- 8 Days

Kerala group cycling
Kerala group cycling

The most family-friendly country you’ll ever revisit.

Travelling with kids? Good for you! Nothing broadens the horizons like a holiday abroad. Thinking of where to take your family next? Great, the answer is holidays in Slovenia.

But before we attempt to convince you that Slovenia is the unchallengeable champion of family holiday destinations, let’s tick the most important things off the list first.

OK, now it’s time to embark on that unforgettable adventure you’ll be bragging about to your loved ones via Instagram or at family gatherings for years to come.

Hiking, biking, river and lakeside activities in the embrace of nature  

In this day and age, one of the best presents you’ll ever give your children is the gift of nature. Majestic mountains, wonderous woodlands, rolling hills, lakes and rivers, and hopefully not a screen in sight. The Slovenian countryside is perfect for getting your kids interested in the outdoors. A massive network of intermediate hiking trails can be found around places like Bled, the Logar Valley, PokljukaVelika Planina, Kranjska Gora, to list just a few.

Biking down country lanes, going for a walk up to beautiful waterfalls or SUPing on alpine lakes or experiencing SUP Ljubljana is a fantastic way for the family to get some exercise. Daytrips can be spent exploring gorges or going rafting down rivers, topping it off with a picnic near the serine Lake Bohinj.   

Adventure parks are another healthy way to spend the day in the outdoors. One such place is Adventure Park Bled. Children will be occupied for hours on its eighty plus attractions and the surrounding views are amazing.  

Two kids riding two horses
Horse-riding-bled-children

A family ski holiday in Slovenia is just what the doctor ordered

Taking your kids skiing to Slovenia is like entering a winter fairy-tale. No lions or witches, but plenty of snow-filled fun for the whole family. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia’s most famous ski resort, is equipped to the brim with family facilities.

Multilingual ski instructors, nursery slopes, snow parks and green pistes right at your hotel’s doorstep.

Then there’s the Krvavec ski resort. The nearest ski resort to an international airport has a ski polygon for kids and a snow park with obstacles. Krvavec is a blast for the family.

A similar destination is Rogla, all-round family ski adventure. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a Fun Park for snowboarders and free-style skiers, and a place called Devil’s Land. Your kids are bound to be entertained. Numerous ideal family outing options are available and they can meet standards of the top world destinations.

Also, the Slovenian slopes are not as crowded as other western destinations, so parents’ nerve will be less frayed and the kids will be able to venture on the snow independently.

Family skiing on Holidays
Family skiing

Magical caves and mythical castles

Kids love fairy-tales and legends, and Slovenia happens to be the land of dragons, mysterious caves and ancient castles. The Predjama Castle, a medieval manor perched in a cliffside, is something straight out of a Tolkien novel. Another real medieval marvel is the Bled Castle. This thousand-year-old castle offers an awesome view of the lake and mountains. Its museum and restaurant will make sure your family is in for a royal treat. And there’s hundreds more super-duper forts and castles all over the countryside.

Down the road from the medieval rock castle is the world-famous natural wonder called the Postojna Cave. The train ride that takes you deep into the underground will be engraved in your kids’ memories forever. Postojna Cave is also home to the human fish. Or “baby dragon”. Near Postojna is UNESC protected Škocjan Cave. A system of spectacular subterranean chambers with the highest cave bridge in the world.

Predjama castle, the biggest cave castle in the world
Predjama castle

Glamping in treehouses and farmland fun 

Spending the night in a treehouse is what childhood fantasies are made of and they can be realised at Garden Village Bled. It’s one of many glamping options in Slovenia that offers your family a relaxing stay in the wilderness with all the amenities of a hotel. For a more ‘back to nature’ camping experience, the Natura Eco Camp just outside Kranjska Gora is another way of introducing the stillness of Slovenia’s natural environment to your kids.

Natural lodgings are superb, but what about the grub? Not only food, a proper comprehensive farm life experience can be had at a Slovenian tourist farm. You can even get your hands dirty and see first-hand what it’s like to live off the land. A growing number of eco-farms are popping up all over Slovenia. You can taste the local cuisine and your kids are guaranteed to fall in love with the orchids, meadows, and the animals grazing there.     

Learning about the history and culture of Slovenia

There are all kinds of exciting and educational things to explore in Slovenia. Located in the capital town of Ljubljana, the Ethnographic Museum, for instance, is a great way for children to learn about the local people and their history. And things aren’t always what they seem, as the House of Illusions will undoubtedly prove.

Travelling out of the capital to the former monastery in Bistra, the Technical Museum of Slovenia is certainly a destination worth heading to. Children will learn something new and test their skills at various workshops. Open-air museums are also very popular among families. They’re lovely time portals into the world of Slovenians of old. Be sure to check out Open-Air Museum Rogatec and the WWII Partisan Hospital Franja.  

Great accessibility and superb accommodations

Whichever time of year you choose to visit Slovenia with your children, be assured that travelling around the country is easy. One of the main contributing factors in this department is Slovenia’s size. You don’t have to worry about getting stuck in the wilderness or not finding a place to stay. Road connections are excellent and various types of accommodations can be found on every step.

Hotels and other lodgings offer special cots, cribs, extra beds and family-size rooms. Ski resorts are extremely well-prepared with modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Restaurants are child-friendly, providing high-chairs, children’s menus, etc. Yes, they’ve got pizza. Many inns and restaurants have playgrounds, and in the countryside, adorable farm animals are known to be regulars.

In conclusion: Slovenia is the ideal holiday destination for and with kids.  

Teenagers and littluns alike will be highly entertained. And so will their parents. You’ll get the chance to go on a ton of outdoor adventures and learn a great deal about a land saturated in myths, legends and history.  

Visit Slovenia, your family deserves it.

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