Duration
8 Days Itinerary
From
USD $2,395 Dates/Prices
Visiting

Slovenia

Transportation

Boat, Cable Car, Coach, Funicular

A small group tour to Slovenia will introduce you to an incredible natural environment, picturesque cities and a relaxed way of life. From the beautiful architecture of Ljubljana, the incredible scenery of Lake Bled, to the primeval forests of Slovenia’s countryside; breathe in the alpine fresh air, embrace the outdoors and enjoy city sightseeing as we discover Ljubljana, Bled, Novo Mesto and Piran.

Tour highlights

Visit Piran, one of the Mediterranean’s best-preserved towns and enjoy a coastal retreat on the Adriatic Sea. Discover the small town’s charm as you meander through its narrow streets and its main thoroughfare, Tartini Square. Azure waters, red tile roofs, and cliffs covered in lush greenery combine perfectly in Piran to create a coastal delight.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Slovenia’s landscape throughout this small group tour. From bike riding on the shore of Lake Bohinj to hiking through the Vrata Valley, make the most of Slovenia’s lush greenery, crystal clear waters, and alpine fresh air.

Head underground and discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Skocjan Caves. Explore its limestone rock formations, waterfalls and more during a tour of the incredible cave system and learn about this natural phenomenon and how it came to be.  

Itinerary (8 Days)

Curated destinations, lifetime memories.

Day
Day 1
1

Ljubljana

Welcome to Slovenia and its charming capital city Ljubljana. It’s easy to see why the city is becoming an increasingly popular destination in Europe, with its elegant buildings, tree-lined streets and charming atmosphere.

We arrive in Ljubljana and check into our hotel before meeting our fellow travelers and small group tour leader for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

[Dinner]

Day 2
2

Ljubljana: city sightseeing

Special Experience

We enjoy a day of touring in Ljubljana today. After breakfast, we set out on a walking tour of the city and get acquainted with the city as we walk its streets and visit its main attractions. We discover the Baroque-style Old Town, see Robba’s Fountain, visit Congress Square and explore the city’s open-air market. We take our taste buds on a journey throughout the walking tour, sampling some of Ljubljana’s best produce along the way.

In the afternoon we take to the Ljubljana River and enjoy a boat ride along the river, giving us a unique viewpoint of the city. Next, it’s on to the incredible Ljubljana Castle. We ride the funicular up the hill to the castle that has been overlooking the city for 900 years. Here, we learn about the castle’s history and enjoy unparalleled views out over Ljubljana.

The remainder of our afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore more of the city.

[Breakfast]

Day 3
3

Ljubljana to Bled: the great outdoors

With its serene, sapphire-toned lake, charming villages and alpine fresh air, Bled enchants all who make their way here.

Our day is full of adventure as we visit Lake Bohinj. The Julian Alps provide a stunning backdrop to the crystal-clear waters and lush greenery of Lake Bohinj, which is ours to explore this morning. We enjoy a cycle between the towns of Ribcev Laz and Ukanc before walking to the Savica Waterfall. We cycle back to Ribcev Laz and take a cable car up to Mount Vogel for breathtaking views across the region. We enjoy free time atop Mount Vogel for lunch before making our way back down the mountain and on to Bled.

We visit Bled Castle this afternoon. Built in approximately 1011 on a cliff that lines the banks of Lake Bled, we learn about the history of the castle and enjoy sweeping views across the lake. 

We enjoy the remainder of our evening at leisure.

[Breakfast]

Day 4
4

Bled: unparalleled beauty

Get ready for many wow moments today as we witness some of Mother Nature’s finest work. After breakfast we make our way to Vintgar Gorge. Meandering through tall rock formations, we walk through the gorge on its boardwalks admiring the waterfalls, rivers, plants and natural beauty. Next, we make our way to the heart of the Julian Alps – the stunning Vrata Valley. Here, we visit the Pericnik Waterfall before enjoying a hike through the valley to Aljazev Dom, a mountain hut with views of Mount Triglav (Slovenia’s highest peak). We enjoy free time for lunch before returning to Bled to enjoy the remainder of our day at leisure.

[Breakfast]

Day 5
5

Bled to Novo Mesto

Located on a horse-shoe bend of the Krka River, the charming town of Novo Mesto is our destination today. It’s tranquil location, charming cobblestone streets, and quaint size makes it an ideal town to visit.

We leave Bled after breakfast this morning. En-route, we stop at Kostanjevica na Krki and Otocec River Castle before arriving in Novo Mesto where we embark on sightseeing in the town, strolling through its streets and getting acquainted with this picturesque town.

Special Experience

We enjoy a scenic cruise along the Krka River this afternoon where we gain insight into the history of Novo Mesto. We pass under the four bridges of the river, pass by the sights of the town and enjoy a wine tasting while on board the raft. Our cruise also allows us to learn about this unique destination as our captain guides us through the history of Novo Mesto.

We enjoy the remainder of our afternoon at leisure before meeting up with our group for dinner together at a local restaurant.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 6
6

Novo Mesto to Piran

We say goodbye to the river and say hello to the ocean today as we make our way to the coastal city of Piran, located on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast. The city oozes charm, as narrow streets lead you through the picturesque buildings and out to the coast. One of the best-preserved towns in the Mediterranean, Piran is one of the many jewels in Slovenia’s crown.

Special Experience

En route to Piran, we stop and visit the Skrilj Bunker. Built in the 1950s, the underground bunker served as a place of safety for Slovenia’s elite in case of nuclear war. We leave our cameras behind and tour the mysterious bunker, uncovering its secrets along the way.

We continue to Ribnica where we enjoy free time for lunch before making our way to the Skocjan Caves. We tour the incredible limestone cave system, recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and discover its rock formations, waterfalls and collapsed dolines. We arrive in Piran in the early evening and enjoy the evening at our leisure.

[Breakfast]

Day 7
7

Piran: a coastal delight

After breakfast this morning we enjoy sightseeing of Piran before making our way to Secovlje. Here, we visit the Secovlje Salina Nature Park where we explore the salt pans of Secovlje and learn about their history and the production of salt that still happens here today.

Special Experience

Next, we travel to a local farm for a chance to connect with the local farmers. We exchange stories and hear of farming life in this part of Slovenia as we enjoy a tasting of locally made wine and olive oil.

We arrive back in Piran in the afternoon to explore the town further before enjoying a group farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

[Breakfast and Dinner]

Day 8
8

Piran to Ljubljana

Our tour concludes this morning when we arrive back in Ljubljana after breakfast this morning. We say goodbye to our new friends and to incredible Slovenia.

[Breakfast]

Inclusions

No last minute surprises, these are all part of your trip.

Travel

  • Travel in a small group of 10 to 18 passengers
  • All touring conducted in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Boat ride on the Ljubljana River
  • Raft ride on the Krka River
  • Funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle
  • Cable car ride to Mount Vogel

Stays

  • 7 nights in superior hotel accommodation
  • Hotel highlight, Piran. Enjoy a modern stay in the heart of Piran at Hotel Piran. The hotel’s rooftop is a true highlight offering a pleasant atmosphere with unparalleled views out to sea and across the town

Meals

  • 10 meals, including 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Food highlight, Ljubljana. Take your taste buds on a journey through a walking tour of Ljubljana
  • Food highlight, Piran. Enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting at a local farm just outside of Piran

Guides

  • A small group tour leader accompanies the group on the entire tour
  • Specialist local guides join the small group tour in selected locations

Special Experiences

  • Enjoy a sightseeing and food tour of Ljubljana
  • Cruise the Krka River on Rudolph’s Raft and enjoy a wine tasting on board
  • Visit Skrilj Bunker, so secret we can't drive there in our own bus and photos are not allowed!
  • Visit a local Slovenian farm learning about the farm over a tasting of local wine and olive oil

Sightseeing

  • Ljubljana food & sightseeing walking tour
  • Ljubljana Castle
  • Cycle along Lake Bohinj
  • Walk to Savica waterfall
  • Cablecar to Mt Vogel
  • Bled castle
  • Vintgar Gorge
  • Pericnik Waterfall
  • Hike to Aljazev Dom
  • Novo Mesto Sightseeing
  • Rudolf’s Raft Ride including a wine tasting
  • Visit the secret Skrilj Bunker
  • Skocjan Caves
  • Secovlje Saltpans Regional Park
  • Visit a local farm for a wine and olive oil tasting

Accommodation

Accommodation, a superior and safe retreat.

Slovenia flag Ljubljana Slovenia

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

4-star

Overlooking the busy streets of Ljubljana, Hotel Slon is situated in the heart of Slovenia’s capital, close to the city’s attractions. Equipped with modern facilities throughout, the hotel features a spa and fitness center and onsite restaurant. Rooms feature free wifi, a coffee maker, air-conditioning, a safe deposit box and more, making for a comfortable stay in Ljubljana.

Slovenia flag Bled Slovenia

Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

4-star

Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec offers a pleasant and relaxing stay in the heart of Bled. Each room is spacious and conveniently designed to ensure guests are comfortable with features including free wifi, air-conditioning, a safe deposit box, and more. The hotel boasts an onsite restaurant and a wellness center featuring an indoor pool, spa and saunas.

Slovenia flag Novo Mesto Slovenia

Hotel Krka

4-star

Comfortable accommodation awaits in charming Novo Mesto at Hotel Krka. Rooms feature air-conditioning and free wifi, while the hotel boasts an ideal location to explore all that Novo Mesto has to offer. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves a delicious variety of traditional meals.

Slovenia flag Piran Slovenia

Hotel Piran

4-star

Set on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Piran offers a modern stay in the heart of Piran. Rooms feature contemporary styling and are equipped with free wifi, air-conditioning, a safe deposit box and more. The hotel’s rooftop bar offers a pleasant atmosphere with unparalleled views out to sea and across the town, while the wellness center offers a relaxing oasis for guests.

Information

Details for your small group tour.

01

Currency

Slovenia

The official currency in Slovenia is the Euro. It is recommended that you take Euro with you on tour, ensuring you have a small amount in small denominations.

Small change is also useful for paying for toilets while on tour which is customary in many destinations.

Currency
Euro (EUR)
02

Fitness Level

Europe

To get the most out of your Small Group Touring Co. tour, you will need a good level of fitness. Our Europe tours require you to be able to walk at least 2-3 hours on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. It’s not every day that you come face to face with Europe’s historic architecture, picturesque cobblestone streets and stunning landscapes. We want you to be able to soak up every moment of your tour and create lasting, fond memories of your time in Europe.

Walking Ability
2-3hrs
03

Arrival Time

Slovenia - Arrival Time

We don’t want you to miss out on any aspect of your Small Group Touring Co. tour. To ensure that you don’t, we recommend you arrive at your starting destination by 15:00 in order to take part in your welcome dinner.

Dates and Prices

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*Prices shown are in USD.

Start Date   End Date Tour Price Offer Price Savings Status  
02 May 20
09 May 20
$2,395
$2,395
Available
23 May 20
30 May 20
$2,395
$2,395
Available
20 Jun 20
27 Jun 20
$2,395
$2,395
Available
25 Jul 20
01 Aug 20
$2,495
$2,495
Available
29 Aug 20
05 Sep 20
$2,495
$2,495
Available
19 Sep 20
26 Sep 20
$2,495
$2,495
Available

Additional Info

Single Supplement

The above pricing is based on twin share per person. If you are interested in single pricing please contact one of our tour consultants and they would be glad to assist in providing a detailed proposal including pricing.

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