Food & Wine Holidays 5 days

Deliciously epic insight into the top attractions and culinary treasures of Slovenia.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
4 nights / 5 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

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Description

Combine the tastes of Slovenia with its historic and natural sights and discover some of the country’s most captivating regions.

Stay in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s vibrant yet laid back city, and start your holiday with a food tour, which balances the top attractions of the old town with delightful food tastings. Delve deeper into Slovenian gastronomy by putting on a chef’s hat and learning how to prepare traditional Slovenian dishes yourself in an exciting cooking class.

Visit the alpine north with its majestic mountainscapes and two beautiful glacial lakes, Bled and Bohinj, which are absolute must-see attractions. Between the history of Lake Bled and the spectacular nature of Lake Bohinj, discover the traditional villages and famous delicacies, such as cheese made from the milk of cows you can still see grazing on the  high altitude pastures.

Don’t miss Slovenia’s incredible underground world of Postojna Cave in the Karst region, which is also famous for its rustic villages and unique specialties, the pršut(prosciutto) ham and teran wine, a perfect food pairing combination. Continue to Goriška Brda and Vipava Valley, two of the 9 wine growing regions, where you will be able to toast with some of the best wines in the country.

Enjoy the Mediterranean flavours on the Slovenian coast and visit Piran, a charming medieval town with Venetian history, and the vineyards of the coastal wine region with incredible views of the Adriatic Sea to accompany your tasting of local produce.

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 1 - Ljubljana

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 food tour through the old town, all the while stopping for delicious tastes of rich Slovenian traditional cuisine. 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. Try your own cooking skill as you tackle traditional Slovenian recipes by yourself under local guidance at a cooking class or just help out enough to feel very much accomplished when you are trying out the delicacies that came from under your own two hands.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Food tour meal
Cooking class meal
Included:
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River Ljubljana Food Tour
Ljubljana Food Tour
Cooking Class Ljubljana
Highlights:
Ljubljana Food Tour
Cooking Class Ljubljana
DAY 2 - Bled & Bohinj

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. The cafe on the island specialised in the most traditional Slovenian pastry - potica, which you will get to try and learn more about. The afternoon will be reserved for gorgeous Lake Bohinj, famous for its cow cheese, and we will make sure you get to try some!

Walking:
99 steps on Bled Island.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Cheese tasting at a local farm
Included:
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Potica pastry tasting
Highlights:
Traditional Slovenian pastry - Potica
Extras:
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
DAY 3 - Postojna Cave & 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. We will go further into the Karst region, which is famous for its stone-house villages, vineyards and a unique landscape, all the way to Štanjel, a dreamy rustic town, where you will be able to try the typical local prosciutto and wine.

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 Vipava Valley
Meals:
Breakfast
Prosciutto & teran tasting in Štanjel
Included:
Postojna Cave entrance fee
Highlights:
Rustic town of Štanjel
Extras:
Predjama Castle entrance fee
DAY 4 - Goriška Brda & Vipava Valley Wine Regions

Get your taste buds ready, because we will be spoiling them with some exquisite wines on this day! The rolling hills of Goriška Brda covered in vineyards and medieval villages were made famous by winemakers that are praised all over the world. We will visit winemakers in both Goriška Brda and Vipava Valley, taking a peak in their cellars and vineyards and enjoying the fruits of their labour.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Vipava Valley
Meals:
Breakfast
Local lunch
Included:
Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
Wine tasting in Vipava Valley
DAY 5 - Piran & The Coast

Another day, another change of scenery! The small Slovenian coastline will offer you the Mediterranean vibes with its landscape, climate and architecture, as well as the laid-back feel to finish off your holiday in the right mood. We will spend time in Piran, the most popular town on the coast and enjoy it’s small medieval streets and picturesque buildings. Piran is surrounded by a wine growing region, so we will head up into the hills, where you will get to taste our Mediterranean style wines at a local farm and enjoy some of the best views of the Adriatic Sea. What a way to say goodbye to Slovenia!

Meals:
Breakfast
Local spread of cold cuts with wine tasting
Included:
Piran Walking Tour
Wine tasting at the Coast
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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.

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 Kranjska Gora. 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.

How fit do I need to be?

Our activities included in the tour are appropriate both for absolute first-timers to people with experience. For most of the activities included in the itinerary, you need to be moderately fit, meaning that you are able to hike up a slope for about 30 minutes and know how to swim for the water activities. In case you are unsure about any of the activities, feel free to ask us anything and we will help you out.

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 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 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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