Highlights of Slovenia
Discover the very best of Slovenia, taking in the sights of its lively capital, visiting the stunning Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle, traversing vineyards with picturesque landscapes, admiring the emerald green river of Soca Valley, and touring the fairytale town of Bled.
Soca Valley Soca Valley is a lush paradise situated in the Julian Alps. Its mesmerising emerald river flows through the Triglav National Park, crossing over waterfalls and stunning wild gorges that form pools of glistening green water. Here, travellers can embark on various river activities, including kayaking, rafting, fishing and paddle boarding. The mountains that form part of the valley also offer hiking, cycling trails and, for the more adventurous, the largest zip line park in Europe.
Bled Castle, Lake Bled This medieval castle is perched high on the cliffs in the city of Bled, treating travellers to stunning panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains in the Julian Alps. Dating back to the 11th century, it contains a chapel painted with frescoes, blacksmiths forge, drawbridge, moat and two courtyards. The Romanesque tower is its oldest work of architecture, with Renaissance additions being built in subsequent years. The castle also has a museum and restaurant on site for tourists.
The Postojna caves Located in southwestern Slovenia, this breathtaking site stretches over 24 kilometres underground and is home to Slovenia's very own "dragons", the proteus. The diverse system of caves is an incredible underworld sprawling with natural wonders that took millions of years to create. Predjama Castle, a monument of Renaissance architecture, sits on the cliff face a mere 9 kilometres away. At the end of winter, when the bats emerge from hibernation, travellers are able to explore the cave underneath the building.
Day 1: Ljubljana Arrive in Ljubljana and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Slovenia's lively capital city.
Day 2: Ljubljana > Postojna Cave > Predjama Castle > Piran Depart in the morning for Postojna Cave, the most visited cave in Europe and one of the largest Karst landmarks in the world. After a guided tour of the cave, drive to nearby Predjama Castle, partly recessed into the cave in the middle of a cliff. End the day with a sightseeing tour of Piran, known as "little Venice", exploring the narrow streets and beautiful old squares.
Day 3: Piran > Lipica > Goriska Brda Travel inland and make a stop at Lipica stud farm, home of the Lipizzaner white horses. Continue to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda, located on the border with Italy. Visit charming Smartno, Gonjace, and Dobrovo Castle before a wine tasting at a local wine producer. Dinner and overnight at a local farm.
Day 4: Goriska Brda > Soca Valley > Bled Drive upstream through Soca Valley, admiring the emerald green river. Stop in Kobarid (mentioned in Hemingway's Farewell to Arms) and visit either the WWI or dairy museum. Continue via the town of Bovec to beautiful Lake Bled.
Day 5: Bled > Bohinj Lake > Bled This morning is dedicated to the fairytale sights of Bled. Visit Bled Castle, one of the oldest in Slovenia, perched on a cliff high above the lake. In the afternoon, visit Bohinj Lake with the option to take the cable car to Mt. Vogel (not included) or simply admire the breathtaking scenery and relax.
Day 6: Bled > Ljubljana After breakfast, transfer to the airport or Ljubljana train station.
• Tailor-made journey • 5 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary • 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions • Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room
• Prices for solo travellers are on request
• Enquire for pricing on your specific travel dates
• Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room • Prices for solo travellers are on request • Enquire for pricing on your specific travel dates