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Exploring Slovenia

Mountains to the Sea

Can’t decide between a holiday high in the mountains or chilling by the sea?

In Slovenia, you can easily do both!

 

Spend the first half of your holiday taking in the stunning mountain peaks, glacial lakes, and clear blue rivers and the second half relaxing on the glittering coast of the Adriatic.

Base yourself in the alpine lake town of Bohinj or Bled. Both known for their picture-perfect lakes, they are the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. From gentle walks to all-day hikes, canyoning and white water rafting.  Take in beautiful wild meadows, along the shores of the lakes, through thick forest and across wild open mountain ridges. 

 

Once you have your fill of adventure its time to move down to the coast. 

 

Although small (42km in fact) Slovenia’s coast is about quality rather than quantity. Stay in the resort town of Portoroz right on the water. Once known as the Austrian Riviera, this was the place to see and been seen. It still retains much of its glamour but with a modern twist. Depending on your tastes and needs, choose to stay in the 5 stars Kempinski Palace Hotel, 5-star Mind Hotel or 4 star Grand Hotel Portoroz. All in right on the promenade. Relax by the pool, on the beach or in one of the many spas. 

Slovenia offers so much to explore! This itinerary gives just a taste of very two different areas. If you want to see more of the country have a look at The Highlights of Slovenia Tour. 

Your Itinerary

Travel Essentials Slovenia

Day 1 - Welcome to Slovenia

After arriving into your preferred airport and picking up your rental car make your way to Lake Bled or Bohinj. Depending on arrival time, explore the local area and get your first taste of Slovenian food and wine.

Day 2 - Explore Bled

For many Bled is considered the most beautiful town in Slovenia. The picturesque 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 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. 

Day 3 - Emerald River Adventure

Take off on a special trip around the Triglav National Park. 

The Emerald River Adventure is a jam-packed full-day tour that brings you  to the most beautiful spots, challenges you to a few easy hikes and white water rafting plus swimming beside a waterfall. Experienced guides will tell you all about the geography of the area and bring off the beaten path to hidden gems.

Day 4 - Good bye Mountains Hello Adriatic Sea

Only two hours drive away you can go by the coast road, along the border of Italy, through the pretty towns of Koper and Izola. Maybe stopping off for a coffee on the way before reaching your hotel in Portoroz.

Spend the rest of the day lying by the pool or having a swim in the sea. In the evening take a stroll along to Piran for a pre-dinner glass of Slovenian wine and watch the sunset.

Day 5 -

Spend the day at the pool and the beach. 

Day 6 - A spa like no other

On your last day take a stroll or rent a bike in the nearby Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. The fascinating landscape plays host to one of the only still functioning traditional salt flats in the Mediterranean. This salt is the feature of the unique outdoor spa Lepa Vida. Bath in the healing brine water and let your worries fade away.

Day 7 - Farewell Slovenia

It may be your last day but not your last time in Slovenia, you’ll already be planning your return trip before you leave!

Details -

This programme costs from £775 per person based on two adults sharing in four star hotels.

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 £775 per person.
  • 6 nights accommodation and breakfast.
  • 7 days car rental.
  • Emerald River adventure and water rafting
  • Entrance to Lepa Vida Spa
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered
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Can’t decide between a holiday high in the mountains or chilling by the sea?

In Slovenia, you can easily do both!

 

Spend the first half of your holiday taking in the stunning mountain peaks, glacial lakes, and clear blue rivers and the second half relaxing on the glittering coast of the Adriatic.

Base yourself in the alpine lake town of Bohinj or Bled. Both known for their picture-perfect lakes, they are the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. From gentle walks to all-day hikes, canyoning and white water rafting.  Take in beautiful wild meadows, along the shores of the lakes, through thick forest and across wild open mountain ridges. 

 

Once you have your fill of adventure its time to move down to the coast. 

 

Although small (42km in fact) Slovenia’s coast is about quality rather than quantity. Stay in the resort town of Portoroz right on the water. Once known as the Austrian Riviera, this was the place to see and been seen. It still retains much of its glamour but with a modern twist. Depending on your tastes and needs, choose to stay in the 5 stars Kempinski Palace Hotel, 5-star Mind Hotel or 4 star Grand Hotel Portoroz. All in right on the promenade. Relax by the pool, on the beach or in one of the many spas. 

Slovenia offers so much to explore! This itinerary gives just a taste of very two different areas. If you want to see more of the country have a look at The Highlights of Slovenia Tour. 

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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