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Best of Slovenia Fly & Drive Holiday

Get a taste of Slovenia’s favourites on this speedy road-trip holiday

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Ljubljana

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4 nights / 5 days
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Leisurely
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  • Drive around Slovenia and visit some of the most popular places
  • Don’t miss Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj in the Slovenian Alps
  • Visit the underground marvels of the Slovenian Karst
  • Spend some time on the Coast of Slovenia and enjoy the Mediterannean vibes
  • Enjoy the freedom of self-guided travel and a worry-free holiday with pre-planned itinerary

Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe with an amazing amount to offer. Coming over for a short stay only scratches the surface of its amazing possibilities in terms of its nature, culture and people. But that does not mean we cannot show you the tip which makes the iceberg so appealing. And that’s exactly what this fly & drive holiday is all about.

Thanks to Slovenia’s small size and exceptional connectivity, you can visit the places you want without worrying about getting to your destination in time or missing out on anything. With our list of Slovenia’s main landmarks and attractions, your holiday will be packed to the brim. Enjoy the surprisingly short travel distances on this beautiful country’s well-maintained roads and soak up the countryside as you witness the landscape and climate change before your eyes. As for accommodations: You will be staying in comfortable lodgings that double as superb basecamps for exploring the wider area, which makes travelling even more convenient.  

Your adventure will begin in our vibrant yet homely capital Ljubljana. After some fantastic sightseeing and tasting of local cuisine and culture, you will head north to the Alpine region. The panoramic views are breath-taking as you enter a completely different word. The world-famous Lake Bled and a stunning nearby gorge awaits. This region is home to the incredibly captivating Triglav National Park. You will visit Lake Bohinj and ascend a beautiful mountain by cable car.

Next, you’ll be driving across some more scenically diverse landscapes as you make your way to the enchanting Karst. High on the list of extraordinary destinations there is the renowned Postojna Cave or its UNESCO protected counterpart, the network of Škocjan Caves. Other jewels of the Karst are the medieval Predjama Castle and Lipica Stud Farm.

It’s just a short drive to the Slovenian coast, where you will stay the night in Portorož. Visiting the seaside towns of Piran, Koper and Izola presents you with yet another side of Slovenia. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy the beach and do some more sightseeing in this charming Mediterranean area.  

Included in price

Optional extras

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
4 nights accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax
Ljubljana airport transfer
Excess car insurance

Included in price

Car rental
Personalized itinerary and route guide
4 nights accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Extras

Ljubljana airport transfer
Excess car insurance

Itinerary

DAY 1 - LJUBLJANA

You will pick up your car in Ljubljana and get briefed on your itinerary. Wandering around Ljubljana will keep you highly entertained. Does strolling up to Ljubljana Castle, going on a relaxing boat ride down the river lined with gorgeous architecture, popping into interesting museums, and joining wine tastings and a food tour sound like fun? It’s beyond fun! And it’s only the beginning of your holiday.   

Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Included:
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle entrance fee with funicular ride
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport transfer
Ljubljana Food Tour
Wine Tasting Ljubljana

DAY 2 - BLED & BOHINJ

The following day, Slovenia’s most prized attraction, Lake Bled, is bound to take your breath away. There are tons of things to do and see in and around the historic town of Bled. Just around the corner is another natural marvel: Lake Bohinj. Perched in the heart of the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj’s surroundings promise a truly captivating wilderness. Heading up Mt. Vogel will give you a first-hand experience of why Slovenia is home to some of the most jaw-dropping countryside in the world. Then it’s back to Ljubljana to recharge your batteries.

Walking:
Steep slope to Bled Castle/99 steps on Bled Island
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Bled Castle entrance fee
Cable car to Mount Vogel
Optional extra charge
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island

DAY 3 - KARST

Heading towards the Slovenian coast and its delightful climate, you will enter the Karst. The countryside is completely different from anything you will have seen thus far. This area is among Slovenia’s most interesting landscapes. It’s where the topographical phenomenon karst originates from. It’s generous and spectacular networks of underground caves include marvels of Postojna Cave and Škocjan Caves, which you simply have to visit. Then there’s the Predjama Castle, a medieval Guinness Book of Records holder and the Lipica Stud Farm, the birthplace of the famous Lipizzaner horses. After a thorough tour of the Karst, it’s you’ll be spending the night on the “Slovene Riviera”, the colourful town of Portorož.  

Walking:
1.5 km (0.9 mi) distance in Postojna Cave OR 3 km (1.8 mi) distance in Škocjan Caves/200+ steps in Predjama Castle
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Postojna Cave OR Škocjan Caves entrance fee
Optional extra charge
Predjama Castle entrance fee
Lipica Stud Farm entrance fee

DAY 4 - THE COAST

Dotted with highly impressive towns of Piran, Koper and Izola, the Slovenian coastline is a lovely introduction to the Adriatic Sea. It’s a popular summer destination with a Mediterranean vibe and an easy-going atmosphere. A perfect place to relax, visit the Sečovlje Salt Pans, and spend some time on the beach.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Sečovlje Salt Pans entrance fee

DAY 5 - RETURN TO LJUBLJANA

Enjoy an easy morning at the coast before driving back to Ljubljana with an enviable supply of nice impressions and memories. 

 

Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Airport Transfer

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am a single traveller, how can I book?

Don’t worry, just drop us a line in our inbox. We will do our best to try and find you some company, so if you are flexible in your travel dates, let us know as well. Do you want a private trip? No problem, we got you covered too.

Why is the accommodation not specified?

We are always looking for the perfect fit for you. We use a few different accommodation providers that fit our standards but they are subjected to availability, especially in the high season. We can also adjust the holiday, keeping in mind your preferences and budget and can always find a more suitable solution for your taste.

Where do I start the holiday?

Your fly & drive holiday starts in Ljubljana. We will come and meet you at your hotel to run you through your itinerary, give you some final notes and arrange your car rental. If you need a transfer from the airport, let us know upon booking!

What happens if I have an accident or if the car breaks down?

In any case, you let us know as soon as possible. Your basic insurance included in the price offers 24/7 roadside assistance and covers damages caused to other people involved in a car accident. If you wish to upgrade your insurance, there are extended options available that cover more than one driver, windows and tyres.

Do I need an international driving permit in Slovenia?

To drive in Slovenia, you must have a European driver's licence or an international driving permit.

Do I need to buy a vignette for Slovenian roads?

The car you will get from the rental company is already equipt with a vignette you can use on Slovenian highways.

Do the cars have manual or automatic transmission?

Generally, rental companies offer cars with automatic transmission.

Where will I stay? Will I be able to park my car there?

We use different hotels, depending on availability, but we always make sure they are conviniently located and that you have the option of parking your car comfortably.

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).
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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. 

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

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For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.
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