We came to discover that Slovenia is really an underrated gem with extremely diverse landscape and stunning nature. Both my husband and I felt that the 2 day tours were, without a doubt, the highlight of our 5-day stay in Slovenia.
We had a stop at Koper on a long & enjoyable Oceania cruise from Barcelona to Venice. For the day in Koper, we were fortunate to book with Roundabout for a full day tour to Lake Bled, which was gorgeous, and to Ljubljana, which was amazing.View all reviews
Ultimate Slovenia – 10 day tour
Everything you ever imagined doing in Slovenia
DAY 1: LJUBLJANA
Transport from Airport Ljubljana to the hotel. After check in we go on a city tour that consists of a walk around the old city center and a tourist train ride to the castle hill. After an ascent to Ljubljana Castle’s outlook tower with a beautiful panoramic view of the city, we descend the hill on foot to the old city centre. Lunch in the city centre and arrive to hotel.
DAY 2: THE KAMNIK ALPS DIVERSITY TOUR
From Ljubljana to Kamnik, one of the loveliest and oldest towns in Slovenia which is surrounded by the beautiful Kamnik Alps and have a stroll through its medieval streets hiding various cultural styles. After getting know the Kamnik, we will visit Budnar’s house, a unique living museum, where we will learn to bake the bread in traditional way in ‘smoke’ kitchen. We will continue the tour to Velika Planina, mountain plateau with its green pastures and typical and unique architecture of more than 50 shepherds’ huts. After ascending from Velika Planina we will visit brandy cellar that offers homemade brandies from all over Slovenia. After brandy tasting we will head on to visit the source of the Kamniška Bistrica River, one of Slovenia’s clearest rivers and the valley’s most mesmerizing natural sight: the gorges of Mali and Veliki Predaselj. Arrive back to Ljubljana.
DAY 3: ALPINE FAIRYTALE TOUR
The Alpine region between the Julian Alps and Karavanke high peaks. From Bled, the magnificent alpine resort with a mountain lake and a tiny island in the middle, an old castle with amazing view up on the cliff and breathtaking beauty of Bled’s Vintgar gorge to Bohinj, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. Lunch and free time by the lake. After tasting the famous Bled’s cream cake, we will have a traditional “pletna” boat ride to Bled Island, the only true island in Slovenia. Overnight in Bled.
DAY 4: EMERALD RIVER
From Bled to the highest Slovenian mountain pass Vršič, through beautiful Trenta valley to Bovec, a natural monument famous for the emerald green Alpine Soča River and Slovenian extreme sport center. Here we can join one of the extreme water sports. After lunch we had on to Kobarid, where we visit the museum of the 1st World War and very picturesque Kozjak waterfall in the middle of the cave. We will continue the tour to one of the most interesting regions in Slovenia – Goriška Brda. In region known to produce some of the best wines in Slovenia we will have wine tasting. Drive to Nova Gorica and overnight.
DAY 5: KARST AND COAST MYSTERY TOUR
From Nova Gorica to Štanjel, with typical Karst houses and castle up on the hill. Continue to Lipica, the homeland of the famous white horse Lipizzaner, where we will see a show with “dancing” horses and find out how the stud farm operates. From Lipica we head on to Škocjan Caves, one of the largest and the most beautiful Karst sights and also enlisted in UNESCO world’s heritage list. After seeing the caves and having tasted wine and dried ham, we head on to Slovenian coast and discover Piran, the Slovenian medieval coastal jewel. Overnight in Portoroz.
DAY 6: COAST AND NOTRANJSKA REGION
After relaxing in Portoroz, we will visit Sečovlje Salina Nature Park where is produced about 2000 tons of salt annually and learn about producing salt in the traditional manner. We will continue the tour to medieval and fairytale Predjama Castle with dramatic setting, perched proudly on its 123-metre cliff. From Postojna countinue a walking tour of the major sights of the Rakov Skocjan nature reserve and solve the riddle of mysterious Lake Cerknica. Return to Ljubljana and overnight.
DAY 7: LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR
From Ljubljana to Maribor, the second biggest town in Slovenia proud to have the oldest wine in the world and with a character much different from the capital! After visiting the main square, castle and Lent, we will continue our tour to Radenci and visit a wine cellar where they produce sparkling wine of Zlata Penina. We will have tasting of different varieties of the sparkling wine Zlata Penina in very interested wine cellars. Back to Maribor and overnight.
DAY 8: EAST SLOVENIA
From Maribor to Jeruzalem, picturesque village known for its scenery landscape and one of the most beautiful wine roads in Europe. Jeruzalem Wine Road that is famous for numerous kinds of excellent wines will finally take us to Ptuj, one of the most beautiful towns in Slovenia. Ptuj is the oldest town in Slovenia with very rich history and many monuments to prove it. From Ptuj to one of many and beautiful Slovenian Therme. Time to relax and enjoy. Overnight.
DAY 9: RELAXATION TIME
Time to relax and optional tours around region. Overnight.
DAY 10: LJUBLJANA AIRPORT
Departure to Airport and flight back home.
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