The Slovenia Experience

Slovenia · November 28 - December 5 2020

From pretty seaside towns to remote mountain cabins and glacial lakes, Slovenia offers the perfect outdoor getaway.

Overview

Discover the stunning Slovenia and its many highlights. With remote mountain cabins, glacial lakes and the incredibly pretty capital of Ljubljana, Slovenia offers the perfect outdoor getaway. Start off in Ljubljana, the capital city which will, undoubtedly, steal your heart. From there, set off to the rural setting of Velika Planina which you will reach after a breathtaking cable car ride. Take in the remote mountain air and revel in the simplicity of life. Next stop is Bovec, but not before visiting the picturesque Lake Bled and its castle and Church of the Assumption. In Bovec get your heart racing with optional activities such as white water rafting or kayaking. End the trip in the coastal town of Piran, exploring its charming streets and beaches. The green pastures, clean air and natural beauty of one of Europe's most eco-friendly countries, paired with its history and cultural landmarks will put Slovenia on your top countries list.

Included
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • 2 nights in Ljubljana
  • 1 night in mountain cabins
  • 2 nights in Bovec
  • 2 nights in Piran
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Visit and entry to Bled Castle
  • Visit and entry to the Church of the Assumption
  • Visit and entry to the Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Visit and entry to the Triglav National Park
  • Visit to Skocjan caves
  • Wine tasting and tour
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET

Hosts

Highlights

Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Mountain towns, the incredibly picturesque Lake Bled and the enchanting capital of Ljubljana. Yes, it’s safe to say the scenery is most definitely a highlight of the hidden gem that is Slovenia.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

With Ljubljana's castle perched above the colourful buildings of the town centre, stretched along the winding river, Slovenia's capital is certainly one of the country's highlights. It also has some lovely bars and restaurants.

Activities

Activities

Slovenia is an outdoor country, lush green fields against a backdrop of mountain peaks and filled with fresh air. So get out and enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer such as white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, sight seeing.

Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Slovenia’s culinary offerings take their influences from a number of countries which makes for not only very tasty local fare but some really original flavours so don’t be shy in being a little more adventurous when ordering.

Location

Slovenia

Overview

Slovenia is an unexpectedly wild, beautiful land and home to the famed Lake Bled, arguably the cutest capital in Europe and some very tasty food and wine. Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, perfectly mixes baroque facades with the 20th-century native architecture. Its iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River which snakes around the old town with cobbled streets and colourful houses. Outside of the capital, the incredibly friendly locals, incredible scenery and vast mountains peaks are sure to take your breath away.

DID YOU KNOW

  • The world’s oldest vine, at over 400 years old, is located in the Slovenian town of Maribor.

  • Half of Slovenia’s total surface area is forest, about 10,000 km2 (58%).

  • There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia, the most famous being Postojna.

  • Ljubljana was awarded European Green Capital in 2016.

The Plan

Day 1: Arrive in Ljubljana

Arrival in Ljubljana followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the old town. After your welcome meeting, spend the rest of the day as you choose, perhaps visiting Ljubljana’s Castle perched high up on a hill, enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the city or simply strolling through the cobbled streets of the incredibly charming old district.

Day 2: Travel to Velika Planina

After a leisurely morning you’ll have a late morning transfer towards the stunning remote rural mountain setting of Velika Planina. You’ll be dropped off at the bottom of the mountain where you’ll travel first by cable car and then by chair lift to the Velika Planina with its 360 degree panoramic views. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon to explore the area before enjoying dinner in this beautiful mountain setting.

Day 3: Drive through Triglav National Park via Lake Bled

Morning departure from the mountain via chair lift and cable car before travelling on to Slovenia’s most famous attraction, the stunningly picturesque Lake Bled. Once you arrive you’ll take a boat to Bled’s island and the Church of the Assumption. After your boat excursion you’ll have lunch and visit Bled Castle. Then you’ll drive through the stunning mountains of the Triglav National Park.

Day 4: Activity day in Bovec

Activity, culture or leisure day. Choose between the array of adventure activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, hiking or explore the nearby mountain churches and waterfalls or simply find a quiet spot and get stuck into a good book.

Day 5: Travel to Piran via a Slovenian winery

Transfer to the quaint coastal town of Piran, stopping on route for lunch before enjoying some of Slovenia’s finest wines in a tour of the winery. Once you arrive in Piran you’ll have time relax and enjoy the picturesque setting of the town.

Day 6: Free time in Piran

Day at your leisure to explore the sights on Piran from the pretty Tartini Square great for people watching to climbing the bell tower and the fortress walls which offer fabulous views of both the city and the sea. There are optional excursions such as boat trips, walking tours, shell museums or a visit to the Lipica stud farm for those who would prefer to keep themselves busy.

Day 7: Visit Skocjan Caves via Church of the Holy Trinity

Transfer from Piran to the Church of the Holy Trinity which is famed for its frescoes and in particular the unique “Dance of Death”. Afterwards you will travel on to the lesser visited Skocjan Caves before enjoying a traditional lunch. Once you arrive back in Ljubljana you’ll have the rest of the day at your leisure. Should you wish to visit Prostojna Castle and Predjama Castle, this can be organised for you.

Day 8: Final day and transfer back to the airport

Transfer to Ljubljana airport for return flight