Slovenia is an ideal destination for a family holiday! From fairytale castles to glamping in treehouses, kayaking emerald rivers to lazing on the beach. Water parks, caves, swimmable lakes and majestic horses, Slovenia has it all and so much more!
As pocket-sized as it is charming, it means you won’t spend half of the holiday travelling between areas. It can all be done with within a few hours and most importantly this means plenty of downtime leftover for parents to relax.
Fully tailored to you and your families needs, a two-week adventure can include the below experiences. Give our Slovenia specialist a call or email at email@example.com and let her customise your perfect Slovenia Family holiday.
Day 1. - Welcome to Slovenia
Arrive in Slovenia’s charming capital, Ljubljana and check in to your hotel for the next two nights. Your centrally located hotel is perfect for exploring.Accommodation
Day 2 - Explore Ljubljana
Join a walking tour or explore by yourself Ljubljana castle, outdoor markets and stunning architecture. You’ll notice the legacy of modern architect Jože Plečnik around the city at worthwhile stops such as the National Library, Central Market and Triple Bridge. See who can find the most dragons!
Day 3 - Discover caves and castles
In the morning pick up your rental and make your way to Slovenias coast. But first stop off at Postojna, to visit Postojna Cave, one of the most-visited attractions in Slovenia. Kids will love the underground train ride through caverns, halls, and passages. Before you leave the area, check out Predjama Castle. The famous medieval castle built into a rock.
Then leisurely make your way down to Portoroz, where you will spend the next two nights. Dubbed the “Austrian Riviera”, Portoroz was the place to see and be seen for royals, aristocrats, politicians, artists and actors in the early 20th century. It now offers itself as a charming resort town.
Total Driving time: 2.5 hoursAccommodation
Day 4 - Beach Time!
Take it easy and relax on the safe and child friendly beach or the hotels pools. Jump off the many piers into the cool Adriatic sea. If you’re feeling restless take walk along the coastal path to the Strunjan Nature Park, for mesmerizing sea views. Later that evening make sure to enjoy some Slovenian Wine as you watch an unforgettable sunset.
Day 5 - Beautiful Piran
No need for the car today. Only 3 km away, Piran is the perfect place to spend the day. offers an intoxicating mix of Venetian vibes and Slovenian flair. This incredibly walkable city makes for a relaxing day. Stroll around the main plaza, Tartini Square, where you’ll find souvenirs, entertainment, and prime people watching. Bask in the Mediterranean sun as you swim by the promenade. Wander the charming alleyways and dine al fresco by the waterfront.
Day 6 - Magestic Lipizzan Horses
Enjoy your last morning at the seaside before travelling up to the mountains On the way visit Lipica, one of the oldest stud farms in Europe. Since the 16th century, this farm has been breeding the beautiful Lipizzaner horses. On the farm tour, you will get familiar with the history of the breed, visit the horse’s stables, and depending on the day you may be able to watch a display by the Classical riding school.
Afterwards drive towards the mountains to the town of Bohinj, where you will spend the next four nights enjoying the Apline splendour. Depending on your time constraints you could take a detour and drive through the wine region of Nova Gorica.
Total Driving time: from 2.5 hoursAccommodation
Day 7 - Lake Bohinj
Slovenias second most famous and some argue most beautiful lake, Lake Bohinj is just 10 minutes away from your hotel. Spend the day enjoying lake activities, swimming, kayaking or SUP paddle boarding.
Discover the many walking and hiking trails around the lake, climb the many steps to Savica Waterfall or take the Vogel cable car for spectacular views of the Julien Alps and the Lake.
Day 8 - Lake Bled
Today visit the fairytale dream that is Lake Bed. Visit the island at the lake’s centre, climb up the church’s 99 steps, where legend has it the ringing of the bell can grant your wishes. Children will love the medieval Bled castle and you’ll love picture-postcard lake views. For the more active you can choose between a plethora of shorter hikes through gorges or to scenic viewpoints. The craggy walkways and waterfalls of the popular Vintgar Gorge are just 2.5 miles from town and is an easy walk for smaller legs. Don’t forget to have a slice of the famous Bled cake.
Driving Time: 1.5 hours in total
Day 9. - Road trip through the Soca Valley
Take an incredible roadtrip around through the jaw-dropping Vrisic Pass and around the beautiful Soca Valley
Stop off for lunch in the charming town of Bovec, afterwards follow the emerald Soca river, crisscrossing over bridges as you drive through the valley. Visit the Tolmin Gorge for a magical walk through rocks.
Take a break from driving by loading your car on the motorail. Sit back, relax and enjoy the countryside flying by for the forty-minute journey from the comfort of the car. The train delivers you back to Bohinj.
Driving Time: 4 hours in total.
Day 10 - Maribor and Glamping!
Time to leave the mountains behind and move on Slovenias second biggest city Maribor. Stroll around the pretty streets and learn about the oldest vine in the world!
Just outside the town is your luxurious glamping accommodation for the next two nights. Chocolate Village by the river. Stay in fabulous treehouses and indulge in everything chocolate!Accommodation
Settle in to your last stop at Terme Olimia. This award winning resort is the perfect place to relax and chill at the end of your holiday.
Aqualuna Water Park is a kids water paradise but all ages will enjoy the different pools and slides!
The indoor Wellness Termalija provides hours of fun and relaxation for the whole family in the Pool Oasis and Sauna Complex. Spend the day splashing and swimming in the indoor and outdoor thermal pools. Play with water jets and float down the lazy river!More Info
Prices start from £1560 per person based on two adults and two children (sharing two rooms) in a mix of 3 and 4 star hotels in the mid season (May, June and September)
The price dose not include international flights or transfers. Flights from London to Ljubljana tend to cost between £100 – £300 return – do ask us for advice. Alternatively we can book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.
- Prices start from £1560 per person.
- 14 nights accommodation and breakfast.
- 14 day car rental.
- Entrance to Postojna Cave and Lipica Stud Farm.
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered