Of the many sights and experiences one can find in Slovenia, we’ve curated the very best into a selection that will turn your weeklong fling into a lifelong romance. From the picturesque half-island city of Novo mesto and the neighbouring Otočec Castle, famous for its exquisite weddings to the capital of Ljubljana with its cobbled streets and corner shops, your camera will be full - but that’s just the start.
We will not miss the magic of world-famous Postojna Cave with its rock-set castle, nor the seaside cities of Portorož and Piran, where you can often see Slovenia’s who’s who, strolling leisurely on the dreamy beaches. A trip to Slovenia has to include a stop at fairy-tale Lake Bled, the most famous and most popular attraction.
And to top it all off, we will explore the Goriška Brda wine region, “Slovenia’s Tuscany”, where you will be able to open dusted bottles and taste wines, fit for true connoisseurs.
Start your holiday in Slovenia in the region of Dolenjska, famous for its green rolling hills and rivers. Visit its capital, Novo mesto, with the old town encircled by the Krka River. Head up to Otočec Castle, which lies on a small island in the middle of that same river. Enjoy its surrounding parks and walkways and relax in the tranquility of this magical place.
Base yourself in Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia, for a few days. See the old town and its attractions on a walking tour and head up to Ljubljana Castle, a medieval fortress with numerous exhibitions and superb views of the whole city. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon and explore the city on your own.
Visit Lake Bled, the pearl of Slovenian Alps, and enjoy your private traditional pletna boat ride to the island in the middle of the lake. Visit Bled Castle, the best viewpoint for a perfect photo of Lake Bled, and its museum. On the way back to Ljubljana, stop at Strmol Castle and enjoy a private tour of the estate, learning all about the incredible story of the last owners of the castle.
Leave Ljubljana and head south to the Karst region, famous for its caves. Visit the most popular attraction in Slovenia, Postojna Cave and the nearby Predjama Castle. Continue to the Adriatic coast to the most popular resort on the Slovenian Riviera, Portorož.
The temperature in the cave is 10C, so make sure you are dressed properly
Visit Piran, the charming coastal town, marked by Venetian influences and its small streets, colourful buildings and beautiful views. Board a vintage boat and head out to sea on a leisurely cruise with cold cuts, snacks and drinks, while enjoying the views of the Slovenian coast and the Northern Adriatic. Explore Piran on a walking tour before heading to the unique organic fish farm called Fonda, located in the same bay as the famous traditional salt pans. Learn about their story and the story behind the salt production, while tasting the delicious sea bass in combination with naturally produced salt flower.
Head to Goriška Brda, a picturesque wine region marked by rolling hills, dotted with vineyards and medieval villages. Soak up the views and history of this unique border area, almost completely surrounded by Italy. Enjoy two wine tastings at local family-run wineries, meet the winemakers and visit their cellars. Stay in a small chateau with marvellous views of the region.
Enjoy your last morning in Goriška Brda before your departure.
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