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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 sarah@fleewinter.com and let her customise your perfect Slovenia Family holiday.

 

Your Itinerary

Highlights of Slovenia. Ljubljana

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.

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 hours

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 hours

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. - Emerald River Adventure

Get ready for an incredible day out around through the jaw-dropping Vrisic Pass and around the beautiful Soca Valley.  

Various stops and easy hikes show you the hidden gems around the valley, you may even get to swim under a waterfall!

After lunch in the charming town of Bovec, stap on your lifejacket for a thrilling white water rafting ride down the emerald Soca River!

Before returning to Bohinj, you’ll enjoy the unique experience of the motorail. Sit back, relax and enjoy the countryside flying by for the forty-minute journey from the comfort of the car. 

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!

Day 11 - Teta Frida Chocolate Factory

Get your taste buds and creative juices flowing and learn all about making chocolate at Teta Frida Chocolate Factory.

Later in the day take a dip in the natural swimming pool and maybe have some more chocolate??

Day 12 -

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.

 

Day 13 -

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!

Day 14 -

The included kids club means that parents can sneak off off and experience the incredible adults-only Wellness Orhidelia thermal complex

Day 15 - Farewell Slovenia

Enjoy your last day in Slovenia before making your way to Ljubljana airport and returning the car.

Full of memories you’ll never forget Slovenia!

Details -

Prices start from £1700 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.

 

 

What's included?

Included
  • Prices start from £1700 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
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Lake Bled
Lake Bled is one of the most visited attractions in Slovenia. The beautiful views of the lake and the small island it surrounds brings thousands of visitors every year. The best way to reach the island is taking a pletna, a traditional gondola in the Bled area. Once on the island, visitors must walk up ninety-nine steps to reach the island’s church. It is considered good luck to ring the church’s bell when visiting the island.
Ljubljana
Slovenia's capital city is as romantic and charming as they come—and clean, having been named the “Green Capital of Europe 2016” by the European Commission. Stroll through the pedestrian-only Old Town, sip coffee by the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River, or take in the baroque architecture and hilltop sixteenth-century Ljubljana Castle.
Maribor
Slovenia's second-largest city is provincial and charming, with a medieval Old Town, pedestrian-only central streets, and a skyline defined by orange roofs and rolling hills. The town is also the site of a glorious landmark: "the oldest vine in the world." Stara Trta (literally "Old Vine") is more than 400 years old, and is a symbol of the rich wine culture in Maribor.
Piran
Situated on a picturesque peninsula on the Adriatic coastline, Piran is one of Slovenia's most beautiful cities. Its pedestrian-only Old Town is reminiscent of Venice in miniature, with Gothic architecture, alfresco wine bars, narrow alleyways, and glowing sunsets.
Lipica Stud Farm
Lipica Stud Farm has been breeding Lipizzaner horses since the sixteenth century. Once used by royals for their private stables, the farm is now open to visitors and allows them to admire this beautiful breed of horse. When visiting the Lipica Stud Farm, guests can stroll through the barns and join one of the farm’s guided tours. Three times a week the Classical Riding School performs, and guests can see the Lipizzaner horses in action.
Triglav National Park
The Triglav National Park, named after the country’s tallest mountain, is the only National Park in Slovenia. With beautiful views of the mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, and pastures, this park is a nature lover’s paradise. Aside from hiking, Triglav National Park offers great activities such as kayaking, rafting, skydiving, and parasailing.
Ljubljana Airport
Slovenia main airport, Jože Pučnik Airport, is located just outside its capital city and is well served by international airlines.

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Trieste Airport
A small regional airport, Trieste in Italy is located about an hour away from Slovenia’s seaside resort town of Portoroz. Ryanair flies to and from Trieste multiple times a week from Stansted Airport.

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Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
The Salt pans in the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park are one of the few places in the world where sea salt is still produced by using a centuries-old method. When walking on the park trails, visitors can observe salt being harvested manually by local workers.
Planica Nordic Centre,
Planica is home to the biggest ski jumping hill in the world. For over twenty years it has hosted one of the most important ski jumping competitions in the world. In 2015 Planica received a much-needed update, and the new Planica Nordic Center was built. Aside from the ski jumps the center also features an athletics stadium, a zipline, a wind tunnel, cycling and walking paths, and a visitor’s center. Planica zipline has the steepest descent in the world, which creates the sensations that ski jumping champions feel when flying through the air.

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