Slovenia Family Holiday

Tailored family holiday you can enjoy at your own pace. Experience Slovenia with your kids to the fullest

Location
Ljubljana
Length
7 nights / 8 days
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate

Highlights

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Description

In terms of natural diversity, Slovenia is the undisputed European champion and it gives us the utmost pleasure to share its sights, sounds and tastes with you and your family. 8 adventure-packed days will be spent enjoying fun activities at two spectacular Alpine lakes, exploring the countryside and towns of the Slovenian coast and its vibrant capital. But the best part of this holiday is that you can create your own itinerary day-by-day, adventure by awesome adventure.

Your holiday will begin in the stunning mountainous region of Slovenia, more precisely at Lake Bled, the country’s most famous landmark. In addition to seeing all the main attractions, you'll be able to choose between various destinations and activities in and around Bled. From cycling or horse-riding, to hiking through a magnificent gorge or paddle boarding on Lake Bled itself. And for a dose of adrenaline, there’s ziplining above a beautiful river valley and an adventure park overlooking Lake Bled.

From Bled we’ll take you to another fantastic glacial lake called Lake Bohinj, where more super fun activities await. Taking a cable car up to Mount Vogel will present you with jaw-dropping views of the Alps and a chance to walk down an educational trail high in the mountains. You can go kayaking down a crystal-clear alpine river, hiking in a lovely gorge or cycling through an amazing nearby valley. If you’ve never been canyoning, this is your perfect opportunity. It involves climbing, jumping, ziplining, and abseiling along a stream inside an ancient gorge. Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.

From high in the Alps to the Adriatic coast and the sunlit Karst. For the next leg of your adventure, we’ll take you to the vibrant seaside town of Portorož. The drive there is quick, but it feels like being teleported to a completely different country. You’ll be able to stroll through the streets of Piran, Slovenia’s prettiest coastal town, go on a boat ride, check out a fish farm, or relax in a mud spa. On a trip to the Slovenian Karst, you’ll explore the most incredible cave in the world and visit a medieval castle built within a rocky cliff. And when all your other senses will have been fully satisfied, a gourmet tour will give your taste buds an adventure of their own.

You’ll wrap up your family holiday with a trip to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. The choice of activities doesn’t end there. You’ll be able to experience what life is like on a Slovenian farm, learn to cook and taste the best Slovenian wines while your children enjoy themselves at the Museum of Illusions. If your energy levels permit, the last day can be spent on a bike tour of Ljubljana, a superb way of getting to know our green capital.

Included in price

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

Optional extra charge

Activities

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Bled

Get settled in Bled, your perfect family holiday location, and cover all the main attractions. Visit Bled Island on a traditional pletna boat ride and Bled Castle with some of the best views of the lake, as well as interactive exhibitions, which are great fun for the whole family!

Walking:
99 steps on Bled island. Steep slope and steps at Bled castle.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Included:
Traditional boat ride to Bled Island
Bled Castle entrance fee
Extras:
Entrance fee to the church on the island
DAY 2 - Bled

Choose how your day is going to unfold. In the morning you can decide between hiking in Vintgar Gorge*, cycling, horse riding or paddle boarding. If you want some relaxation and entertainment for the young, you can opt for a morning at a local wellness center with pools and waterslide for the children. The afternoon will be reserved for more adrenaline activities and you can choose between kayaking, ziplining, a visit to the adventure park or summer sledding on the nearby hill. We also have an evening option of wine tasting for the parents and escorted mini golf for the children.

Walking:
3 km (1.8 mi) walking in Vintgar gorge (*CLOSED in winter - opening times subject to weather conditions in early spring and late autumn)
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Activities for the whole family
Extras:
Vintgar gorge entrance fee
Bicycle rental
Horse riding
Paddle board rental
Kayaking
Ziplining
Adventure park
Summer sledding
Wine tasting
Escorted mini golf
DAY 3 - Bohinj

On this day we will head to the area of Lake Bohinj, a popular active destination for families and people who love the outdoors. Here you can choose between cycling, a cable car lift to Vogel mountain or hiking in a nearby valley with a gorge. Lake Bohinj is a beautiful place with trails and swimming areas along the lake shore, so you never really run out of options. In the afternoon, you can choose to go canyoning, an adventure with hiking, sliding, abseiling and jumping into natural pools, while experienced guides make sure it is completely safe.

Walking:
4 km (2.5 mi) walking in Mostnica Gorge
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Bicycle rental
Cable car ride to Vogel Mountain
Mostnica Gorge entrance fee
Canyoning
DAY 4 - Piran

Depart from Bled for a change of scenery and head to the Slovenian coast. Get you and your family settled in the most popular town on the Slovenian Rivera, Portorož, with numerous shops, restaurants and activity options. After check in, head to nearby Piran, the most picturesque medieval town on a small peninsula and see all its main attractions, meander the small colourful streets and learn about its history and legends. Enjoy some free time with a stroll or a swim on the town’s beachfront and get used to the Mediterranean pace of life.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Piran walking tour
Highlights:
Popular summer resort - Portorož
DAY 5 - Portorož

The Slovenian coast offers some nice cycling paths, which you can choose to enjoy for a few hours before lunch time or enjoy some downtime on the beach. You can opt to visit a nearby fish farm and the traditional salt flats, all located inside a nature reserve, on a guided paddleboard or kayaking tour if you wish to stay active. If you prefer to leave activities to the kids, you can enjoy a special spa in the salt pans, which uses sea water and natural mud for their treatments.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Popular summer resort - Portorož
Activities for the whole family
Extras:
Fonda fish farm visit with paddle board or kayak
Lepa Vida SPA pass
DAY 6 - Choose your activity

The magic of this tour is that you really create your own itinerary. On this day, you will be able to choose between three different experiences. You can opt to leave the coast for the karst region and visit Postojna Cave, the most popular attraction in Slovenia. With its underground train ride, remarkable cave structures and stories of dragons, it makes for a perfect spot that the whole family will enjoy. We will also stop in Predjama Castle, an architectural marvel built into a rock cliff, located very close to Postojna. If you are interested in local traditions and food, you can join a vintage gourmet tour that includes a drive through the coastal countryside in vintage vans, a visit of olive groves and an olive oil press with tasting and traditional lunch. Your third option is to embark on a boat tour and get to experience the Slovenian coast from a completely different perspective.

Important:

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

Walking:
1.5km (0.9mi) through Postojna Cave. Around 200 steps in Predjama Castle.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Portorož
Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Trip to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle
Vintage gourmet tour
Boat ride
DAY 7 - Ljubljana

Leave the coast, and before heading to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, embark on a unique experience and visit an authentic Slovenian farm, where your whole family will help and try out different farming activities, such as collecting eggs, peeling corn, making bread and working the fields. An exciting way to get introduced to where our food comes from and experience a day in the life of a farmer. After checking in at your Ljubljana accommodation, you can choose a wine tasting for the parents and an escorted visit to the Museum of Illusions for children or you can enjoy a cooking class all together, learn how to prepare traditional Slovenian dishes and feast on the fruit of your labour.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Ljubljana
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Farm Life experience
Highlights:
Farm Life experience
Extras:
Wine tasting
Escorted visit to the Museum of Illusions
Slovenian Cooking Class
DAY 8 - Ljubljana

On the last day of your holiday you can opt for the Ljubljana Bike Tour, a great active way to see not only the city center and the old town but also surrounding attractions and the green areas of this vibrant city.

Meals:
Breakfast
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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 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.

How difficult are the activities?

All the activities are appropriate for beginners. However, some activities require children to be above a certain age or height. Limitations: Canyoning: height more than 150 cm Kayaking: height more than 130 cm Zipline: minimum 6 years White water rafting: minimum 6 years

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. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

Some of our family members have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for them?

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 off for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind and let us know upon booking.

How does the “choice of activity” work?

As there is so much to do in Slovenia, we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you are fully informed.

Will we have some time to ourselves?

As much as you’d like! We are well aware that some people love to have a packed holiday, full of activities, while others prefer some more alone and quiet time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! Please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

Who will be our tour manager?

Our family holiday guides are professional and experienced guides who are also very good with children. They will look after the whole family, help you out with the itinerary, your activities and will also be a wealth of local information. If you want to join activities such as wine tasting, your guide will be happy to keep your children entertained and busy.

What sort of accommodation do you arrange?

The price published on our website includes 3* accommodation with the whole family staying in one room or suite. If you prefer to have separate rooms, let us know upon booking. The accommodation is placed centrally in areas that have restaurants, shops, cafes and other entertainment, so you are not stranded somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

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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