Cultural Holidays in Slovenia

Join the most authentic tour of Slovenia’s fascinating cultural destinations

Start
Ljubljana Airport
Finish
Ljubljana Airport
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

Cultural Holidays in Slovenia in a nutshell

  • Sightsee all around Slovenia in a little over a week
  • See the diversity of the country travelling through different regions
  • Stop at the most famous places, such as Ljubljana, Lake Bled and Postojna Cave
  • Learn about Slovenia’s historic places, culture and traditions
Agent
Jovan
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Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
1390€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
3.7.2021 - 10.7.2021
21.8.2021 - 28.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:
1790€
per person
Self guided:
1150€
per person
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Description

It would be very difficult to find a country that is so steeped in culture, tradition, history and a combination of all three than Slovenia. Despite its small size, Slovenia promises enviable amounts of spectacular things to see and do. Cultural tourism in Slovenia is flourishing and yet it doesn’t come with the massive crowds you see in other bigger countries, making sightseeing truly enjoyable. Transfers from one location to another are quick and convenient. 

Speaking of accessibility, there’s a reason why Slovenia is said to be the crossroads of Europe. Historically important cultural and trade routes ran and still run through the country. These brought numerous cultures and traditions with them. Since the Stone Age, Slovenia has seen empires come and go. Tribes have been mixing here for millennia. This left an immeasurable impact on how the country developed into a cultural melting pot it is today. And you’ll experience all the main highlights Slovenia has to offer. 

Together with your guide, you’ll travel to the Alpine gem of Lake Bled, walk around the ancient towns of Ptuj, Celje and Piran, sightsee in the greenest European capital, feel the spellbinding beauty of Slovenia’s manmade and natural spectacles, to list but a few. Every major location also includes audio tours in many languages, modern facilities are available everywhere, and the tour’s pace will be relaxed and undemanding. 

This holiday package is absolutely perfect for everyone who has never been to Slovenia and those who have and want to delve deeper into its rich and acclaimed culture. Either way, one thing is for sure: the first will fall in love with it, and the second will fall in love with it all over again!  

Included in price

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

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Ljubljana

Welcome!

We’ll pick you up at Ljubljana Airport or somewhere nearby and get you checked in at a hotel in our lovely capital’s centre. You’ll have the entire day to yourself, so you can stroll around and get a feel for the place. But rest up well, for we have a busy week planned!

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Included:
Ljubljana Airport transfer
DAY 2 - Ljubljana

After breakfast, it’s time to meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Next – sightseeing! Exploring Ljubljana’s Old Town is wonderful. The traffic-free centre is fantastic for a relaxing walk. Ljubljana is a cultural hotspot. Gorgeous architecture spanning centuries, a lively café and restaurant scene by the river, a colourful market, spacious squares and the Ljubljana Castle on the hill overlooking the Ljubljana basin makes for superb panorama.

Walking:
Approximately 2 hours in Ljubljana centre
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional extra charge
Ljubljana Castle entrance fee with funicular ride
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Entrance to Ljubljana Cathedral
DAY 3 - Ptuj & Celje

On day three, we’ll be travelling to the north-eastern part of Slovenia. Incredible to visit and impossible to pronounce for English speakers, the town of Ptuj is our destination. Ptuj is the oldest town in Slovenia. It’s been inhabited since the Stone Age and became a Roman military fort, which gradually developed into a larger settlement almost 2000 years ago. Today, Ptuj is a cultural home of Slovenia's ten-day-long carnival in spring, an ancient Slavic pagan rite of fertility. It’s cute castle above its Old Town and the Drava River is a pretty sight indeed.

Next stop is Celje, Slovenia’s fourth largest town. Another historically important place with plenty to see, Celje also has a big castle that simply has to be visited. After lunch, it’s back to Ljubljana. On the way, we’ll make a quick pit-stop at Žalec and its famous beer fountain.

 

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Included:
Ptuj Castle entrance fee
Celje Castle entrance fee
Žalec beer fountain
Highlights:
Ptuj Castle
Town of Celje
Celje Castle
Žalec beer fountain
DAY 4 - Bled & Bohinj

After breakfast, our merry bunch of holidaymakers are in for a real treat. We’re heading for what some would describe as the most scenic region of Slovenia: The Alps. More precisely to Lake Bled. Known for its rich history, Bled and its beautiful lake transport you into a fairy-tale. We’ll visit its thousand-year-old castle on a cliff overlooking the lake. It’s the oldest and among the best-preserved buildings in Slovenia. Then there’s the obligatory trip to Bled Island with a church by the traditional pletna boat. Back on the shore, the afternoon is reserved for Lake Bohinj. This stunning glacial lake is a wilder version of Bled and its surroundings are breath-taking, to say the least. You’ll be returning to Ljubljana with nice impressions and a tonne of photos.

Walking:
Steep slope to Bled Castle/99 steps on Bled Island
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Included:
Bled Castle entrance fee
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Optional extra charge
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
DAY 5 - Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

After breakfast, it’s check-out and departure for Postojna. But you won’t only be travelling to the Slovenian Karst, you’ll be venturing into a magical and mysterious place. Near Postojna is the world-famous Postojna Cave. It’s the oldest show cave with a railroad leading into its depths. Amazing subterranean halls with incredible rock formations are home to the “human fish”, an indigenous proteus creature that resembles a tiny dragon. Back above ground, we’ll make a short trip to nearby Predjama Castle. This legendary place is built within a cave and speaks volumes of the olden days. A true architectural wonder listed on the Guinness Book of Records as the largest of its kind. After lunch in Postojna, our group will depart for the seaside. We’ll be staying in Portorož where you’ll have some free time in the evening to explore.    

IMPORTANT:

The temperature in the cave is 10C, so make sure you are dressed properly.

Walking:
1.5km (0.9mi) walking through Postojna Cave/around 200 steps in Predjama Castle
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Included:
Postojna Cave entrance fee
Predjama Castle entrance fee
DAY 6 - Slovenian Coast

Our morning will be spent visiting Koper, Slovenia’s largest coastal town and main port. Koper has a small yet pretty Old Centre and a very Mediterranean vibe. Just down the road from Koper is the picturesque town of Piran. An important port in the Venetian Republic, Piran boasts a fascinating blend of Venetian and medieval architecture. The guide will take you on a tour down Piran’s pretty alleyways. After lunch, it’s free time at the coast! Don’t forget your bathing suits, the Adriatic gets quite tempting and a refreshing dip is always fun.   

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Highlights:
DAY 7 - Goriška Brda wine region

After breakfast and check-out, we depart for Goriška Brda, a region renowned for its beautiful landscape, terraced vineyards, tasty cuisine and prestigious wine. We’ll visit a vineyard, a wine cellar and, you guessed it, have a degustation of some local wine and food. Slovenia happens to be home to one of the oldest winemaking traditions and the best anecdotes are always told with a glass of this tasty beverage in hand. After lunch, we’ll head back to Ljubljana and say goodbye to our guide.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
DAY 8 - Departure

Enthralled by your adventure and already planning your next holiday to Slovenia, it’s sadly time to go home. After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to Ljubljana airport.  

Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
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.

Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
1390€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

8.5.2021 - 15.5.2021
12.6.2021 - 19.6.2021
3.7.2021 - 10.7.2021
21.8.2021 - 28.8.2021
11.9.2021 - 18.9.2021
9.10.2021 - 16.10.2021
Guided private:
1790€
per person
Self guided:
1150€
per person
INQUIRE NOWContact us

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport. 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? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the holiday regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, you can see all 4 seasons change in the same day, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer and rain gear. Your guide will let you know each day what kind of weather you can expect for the next day and don’t worry - extra layers can always travel behind us in a support van.

I have food restrictions. Are there 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?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

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).

Holiday Types

Self-guided

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.

Guided private

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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