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Best of Slovenia in 5 days

A perfect Slovenia city break holiday to get the taste of the main sights in this green country

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LENGTH
4 nights / 5 days
DIFFICULTY
Leisurely
  • Base yourself in Ljubljana in the heart of Slovenia and enjoy its easy-going atmosphere
  • Take trips to some of the most popular places in Slovenia
  • Don’t miss Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj in the mountainous north
  • Visit Postojna Cave, the underground marvel of the Slovenian Karst
  • Spend some time on the Coast of Slovenia and enjoy the Mediterannean vibes in picturesque Piran

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
4 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ljubljana
DAY 2 Bled - Bohinj
DAY 3 Postojna Cave
DAY 4 Piran - Sečovlje
DAY 5 Ljubljana

DAY 1 - The capital of Slovenia

Meet Ljubljana, a cosy, relaxed capital that will charm you straight away! Spend your day exploring the city’s main sights and attractions on a walking tour through the old town and enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Ljubljanica River, where you will be able to see why this is considered one of the greenest capitals in Europe. We will also be visiting Ljubljana Castle, a mighty fort overlooking the city, which offers one of the best views not only of Ljubljana but also the Alps in the north. You will have some free time to get settled and just to enjoy the town’s lively atmosphere.

Accomodation
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Included
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle entrance fee with funicular ride
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport

DAY 2 - Alpine lakes

The Slovenian Alps are something everyone raves about. We will head out early in the morning to the most famous attraction in Slovenia - Lake Bled and enjoy a morning boat ride to the picturesque island in the middle. Later, we will head up to Bled Castle, take in the best views of the area and have a lunch break in the center of the resort time, where you can also take a stroll or try a famous dessert, kremšnita. After Bled, the afternoon will be split between Vintgar Gorge* and Lake Bohinj, Bled’s less-known neighbour, a stunning part of Triglav National Park.

Accomodation
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals
Breakfast
Included
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Bled Castle entrance fee
Vintgar Gorge entrance fee
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island

DAY 3 - The Karst

Another day, another must-see! We are off to Postojna Cave, the queen of caves, where a small electric train will take you underground for a unique experience. The dripstones and the halls of this cave are so spectacular that any description fails to do them justice. A short drive away from Postojna, we will pass by Predjama Castle as well, a unique structure with mysterious stories and a wonderful photo-stop.

Accomodation
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals
Breakfast
Included
Postojna Cave entrance fee
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Predjama Castle entrance fee

DAY 4 - The Coast

Despite being small, Slovenia’s coast is a real gem. The most famous town, Piran, will charm you with its architecture and you will struggle to take your finger off the camera’s shutter. But walking around Piran is just one of the highlights for this day, as we will also visit the reason Piran was so successful in the Middle Ages - the production of sea salt. All in all, a great day out!

Accomodation
Overnight stay at a hotel in Ljubljana center
Meals
Breakfast
Included
Sečovlje Salt Pans entrance fee
Highlights

DAY 5 - Culture in Ljubljana

The last day in Ljubljana will be more leisurely with plenty of free time to do some more sightseeing or just relaxing. You will visit 2 of the most interesting museums in the town, Ljubljana City Museum with Ljubljana’s history and exciting exhibitions (and a cafe with great coffee!) and Plečnik’s House Museum, the once home of Ljubljana’s famous architect, where you will be able to enter the mind of this mastermind behind Ljubljana’s architecture. What better way to finish your holiday!

Meals
Breakfast
Included
Ljubljana City Museum entrance fee
Plečnik’s House entrance fee
Highlights
Optional extra charge
Transfer to Ljubljana airport

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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This itinerary offers a broad experience of some of the best sights in the country. From the lively capital, Ljubljana, the ever-popular lakes Bled and Bohinj, to the underground marvel of Postojna and picturesque Piran, Slovenia will amaze you with its natural beauty, spectacular scenery, friendly locals and rich history.

Stay in Ljubljana, conveniently located in the middle of the country, giving you the opportunity to explore more places without long and tedious drives. Each day will bring you to a different part of Slovenia and you will get to explore the mountainous north, the Mediterranean south, the unique and mysterious karst and the blend of modern with old in the very centre.

The sightseeing in this tour package is set at a comfortable pace, so you will have plenty of time to explore everything, and still packed with activities that will give you something to reminisce about for years to come.

And since the distances in Slovenia are very short, your Slovenia weekend break does not necessarily include only the cities, but you can easily explore the gorgeous surroundings as well, expanding it to an unforgettable active nature break.

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 is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Bled. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

What should I wear?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in.

I have food restrictions. Are there any restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note that the places where we stop for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

Yes! Our holidays are designed to give you some free time every day to relax and spend it the way you want to. It is your holiday after all! For any advice and suggestions you can always turn to your tour leader or our back office, who will be more than happy to help you out.

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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Dates for group tours

2.4.2021 - 6.4.2021
7.5.2021 - 11.5.2021
25.6.2021 - 29.6.2021
23.7.2021 - 27.7.2021
27.8.2021 - 30.8.2021
17.9.2021 - 21.9.2021
8.10.2021 - 12.10.2021
Guided private:
990€
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Off season prices can vary. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit your budget better.
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Konrad Whittaker
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I feel the itinerary is done just perfectly, a bit of everything and not too busy, to let some time to relax and be on your own. This is wayyy better than other Best of tours I have been to and feels much more personalized. I also feel that 5 days is just enough to get to know a bit about Slovenia and is still short enough for most people to afford, or to combine it with Croatia holidays. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Akram Rennie
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I loved how friendly this holiday was to solo travelers. Our group was so great and we got along super from day one. The team was very professional and made sure we were having fun at all times.
Mike Lancaster
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From Ljubljana to the Alps, and to the coast, Slovenia has it all on and everything is so close. It is amazing how much diversity you can experience in only 5 days. It truly is a gem of a country and this was probably my favourite holiday so far. Excellent choice.

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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. 

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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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