Sunil Metcalfe

Slovenia Travel Expert

Home to historic castles and picturesque alpine landscapes; there’s an undeniable allure to Slovenia that will draw in adventurers, historians and connoisseurs alike. Whilst many will stroll Ljubljana and sail Lake Bled, what we find so entrancing about a tailormade holiday in Slovenia is the younger side of this country that’s muscling its way through to find a place on the world stage through innovative cuisine and a laidback outlook.

Sunil Metcalfe

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Slovenia Highlights

Slovenia is a destination of real magic. Home to historic castles, picturesque alpine landscapes and some of Europe’s best food and wine offerings; this is a place perfect for adventurers, foodies, history buffs and luxury lovers alike.

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By the 1950s, Slovenia enjoyed considerably open and liberal culture as part of Tito’s Yugoslav federation and as part of the Non-Aligned Movement. It would emerge as one of the most financially healthy Yugoslav republics. Fast forward to today and this mountainous, airy country – which shares a border with Italy and Austria alike – is marked by fairytale cities, startling blue lakes, and knife-like mountain peaks, while enjoying a rewarding mix of Balkan, Italian, and Austrian culture. Between these stellar highlights lie medieval villages, white churches, and train-line excursions that bend and yaw between the snows and the waters. This is picturesque – and culinarily adventurous – Slovenia.

Private food tours in Slovenia


One of the best ways to experience the mish-mash of cultures that overlap in Slovenia is through its food. In recent years, the country has become a regional epicentre for avant-garde cuisine and world-class fine dining. Join a private food tour of the country and sample and savour native truffles, Tuscan-style wineries (such as that at Goriska Brda), and the native produce menus of Hiša Polonka, one of the best restaurants in the world run by the exceptional Ana Roš. Check out our Slovenian Tasting Notes itinerary to take the tour.

Slovenia's best hotels


Slovenia is a predominantly natural country; with few cities and little in the way of ghastly infrastructure blocking access to those stunning views. It figures that the country’s hotels are beautiful, boutiquey, and right at the heart of the natural world. Hisa Franko – for example – was the peaceful enclave from which Hemmingway wrote his debut novel, A Farewell to Arms. With its herb and flower gardens, and pale pink estate, it’s easy to see why he found it so relaxing after sustaining injuries on the Italian front.

Honeymoons in Slovenia


Romantic castles, rearing mountains, and mirror-like lakes make for a very Honeymoon appropriate atmosphere. Whether you want to go back to nature in Triglav National Park, scour the eateries of Ljubljana, or sip wine on the edge of mesmerizing Lake Bled, Slovenia is an ideal honeymoon destination and one that remains curiously untapped. Enjoy some alone time together.

Slovenia Highlights

Slovenia is a destination of real magic. Home to historic castles, picturesque alpine landscapes and some of Europe’s best food and wine offerings; this is a place perfect for adventurers, foodies, history buffs and luxury lovers alike.

Hotels in Slovenia


Between the startling Julian Alps - their peaks glimpsing over into neighbouring Austria - and the rolling plains of its hinterland, the hotels of Slovenia offer peace, comfort, and unabashed luxury, as well as giving access to some of Europe’s most stunning natural landscapes. Hurry up, before it gets busy. Here’s where to stay.

Slovenia's city hotels


Ljubljana, as is fitting for any national capital, has its fair share of opulent and historic hotels from which to explore this frequently surprising and cultured capital city (even if it’s a small one). What’s more, because of its small size it’s also exceptionally easy to get from A to B. Elegant, leafy, fringed by the fading blue hulks of the Alps, Ljubljana has frequently been called one of Europe’s greenest and most livable cities. Its river-side restaurants and terraces also afford exceptional people-watching and fun, gently wine-fuelled parties long into the warm night.

Hotels in nature


Right in the heart of the Brda wine region is Gredič, an opulent new hotel set within the walls of a 16th century castle. Retaining many of its period features, Gredič combines modern decor with traditional Slovenian charm while dishing out serious luxury and comfort to its guests. From here, your only task is to become very wined and dined. Very.

  • Population Population 2,600,000
  • Capital Capital Ljubljana
  • Language Language Slovenian
  • Currency Currency Euro
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+1 | ET+6

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