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Food & Wine Holidays Slovenia

Your ultimate gourmet holiday with a collection of delicious adventures all over Slovenia, from the most popular sights to off-the-beaten-path treats.


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7 nights / 8 days
  • Enjoy the ultimate culinary vacation all over Slovenia
  • Savor the exquisite tastes of traditional dishes and wines
  • Visit all the main attractions and some hidden gems of Slovenia
  • See Maribor, Ptuj, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Postojna Cave, four wine regions, and the Coast

Included in price

Professional local guide*
Comfortable transportation*
7 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax


Day What we will do
DAY 1 Ptuj
DAY 2 Maribor
DAY 3 Styria wine region
DAY 4 Ljubljana
DAY 5 Bled - Bohinj
DAY 6 Postojna Cave - Štanjel
DAY 7 Goriška Brda - Vipava Valley
DAY 8 Piran

DAY 1 - The oldest town in Slovenia

Let’s start at the roots. We will visit Ptuj, today known as the oldest town in Slovenia, with a history dating back to the Roman times when it used to be a huge provincial city. Today, a quaint little town, boasting a beautiful castle that really makes its skyline, Ptuj is mainly known for two things - the carnival and wines.

Visiting some of the most beautiful cellars in Slovenia with impressive history will offer an insight into the Slovenian wine culture. We will end the day in the countryside, staying the night at a tourist farm, a beautiful rustic accommodation with all the modern amenities and garden-to-table philosophy.

Overnight stay at a farm stay
Gourmet lunch at a local restaurant
Transfer from Ljubljana
Ptuj walking tour
Ptuj wine cellar visit with tasting
Wine tasting in the oldest house in Ptuj
Old town cellars
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport

DAY 2 - Second largest city in Slovenia

Maribor, the capital of Styria, is home to the oldest grapevine in the world, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records. The old lady is located in the center of the old town, where we will continue to discover secrets of Maribor’s history and wine culture, particularly in the old network of tunnels over 2 km long that hides below the city center.

We will drive out to the vineyards surrounding the city to check out the Instagram-famous “heart road” and take in the fabulous views that the terraced vineyards have to offer.

Overnight stay at a farm stay
Lunch at a local restaurant
Maribor walking tour
Vinag wine cellar with tasting
Optional extra charge
Wine tasting at the House of the Old Vine

DAY 3 - Jeruzalem & Styria Wine Region

The Holy Land of Slovenian wines, Jeruzalem is a spectacular setting, which moved even the crusaders who were passing through these lands. These rural areas seem almost untouched by time and local traditional knowledge is passed from generation to generation. You will be introduced to the pumpkin seed oil and its production and learn how this delicious brown substance made it all the way to the top restaurants in the world.

Overnight stay at a farm stay
Lunch at a local restaurant
Visit of pumpkin seed oil production with tasting
Wine tasting at a local winery
Pumpkin seed oil production

DAY 4 - Food tour & cooking class in the capital

Meet Ljubljana, a cozy, 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 the 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.

Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Food tour meal
Cooking class meal
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Food Tour
Cooking Class Ljubljana
Ljubljana Food Tour
Cooking Class Ljubljana

DAY 5 - Traditions of the Alps

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 specializes in the most traditional Slovenian pastry - potica, which you will get to try and learn more about.

The afternoon will be reserved for the gorgeous Lake Bohinj, famous for its cow cheese, and we will make sure you get to try some!

Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Cheese tasting at a local farm
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Potica pastry tasting
Optional extra charge
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island

DAY 6 - Caves & local food tasting

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.


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

Overnight stay in Vipava Valley
Prosciutto & teran tasting in Štanjel
Postojna Cave entrance fee
Optional extra charge
Predjama Castle entrance fee

DAY 7 - 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 peek in their cellars and vineyards and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

Overnight stay in Vipava Valley
Local lunch
Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
Wine tasting in Vipava Valley

DAY 8 - 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 its 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!

Local spread of cold cuts with wine tasting
Transfer to Ljubljana
Piran Walking Tour
Wine tasting at the Coast
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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Take your senses on an adventure and embark on a journey of flavors from the world’s oldest grapevine in the Styria region, deliciously vibrant Ljubljana, to the traditionally charming Alpine region and the easy-going Mediterranean, all packed in the radius of pocket-sized wonderful Slovenia.

Focusing on both traditional and modern Slovenian cuisine, this holiday is delicious whether you call yourself a foodie or not.

While ticking off the most popular attractions in Ljubljana, Postojna Cave, Lake Bled, and Piran, immerse yourself in the less famous sights of Maribor, Ptuj, and Vipava Valley. Savor the unique delicacies of the Karst in a rustic setting, toast with exquisite wines in different Slovenian wine regions and tuck into gourmet surprises at local family-run restaurants. Learn new skills at a cooking class and get to know the unique specialties of Slovenian cuisine, from pumpkin seed oil to the traditionally produced salt flower.

We can say that balancing essential sightseeing of Slovenia with food-related activities will let you experience the local culture to the fullest and leave you hungry for more.

On our Food & Wine Holidays, we are working closely with Wine Tours Slovenia. If you are looking for a one-day getaway to the vineyards, they are your best choice.

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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 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).
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    Theo Rossi
    September 2018
    Slovenia is probably my favourite country in Europe and visiting it from a culinary perspective is like exploring a new country. Its location on the crossroads of different nations makes its cuisine really variable and a mix of italian, balkan and german cuisine. My favourites were the desserts, Slovenians really know how to make them!
    Danielle Fox
    May 2018
    Those were some of the richest and most diverse holidays I have ever been to. Amazing destination for food tasting, even better wine regions and you don’t only get to taste the wine, you also get to experience the whole process of creating this wonderful drink. The Brda region must be some of the most pristine regions anywhere in Europe and I can't wait to serve some of the wine I brought back home to my friends.
    Katrina Hodson
    July 2018
    What I learned this week is that Michelin stars and google ratings are far from most important thing when finding a great place to eat and enjoy. Slovenia has a bunch of great small cosy restaurants I would have never found myself and some of the meals we had with our lovely group is what made this holidays so special to me.

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