Why should you travel to Slovenia with us?

A world of moonlit forests and twisting turquoise rivers, Slovenia is a fairytale destination.

Home to storybook castles, historic towns, 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 vacation 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.

Key facts

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

Example Itineraries

Tasting Notes of Slovenia with Janez Bratovž

Slovenia is perhaps a country you’ve never considered as being an innovative culinary destination but thanks to its incredible wine scene, farm-to-table cuisine and chefs focused on locally sourced produce, it is emerg...

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Ljubljana & The West: A Luxurious Introduction to Slovenia

Welcome to Slovenia; where rolling hills and jagged mountaintops stretch as far as the eye can see.  Famed for its natural, green beauty, this gem of Eastern Europe continues to lure in visitors throughout the year. Boa...

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Highlights of Slovenia: History & Natural Beauty

Travel anti-clockwise on an eight night tour around one of Europe’s most budding destinations. Hailed for its striking landscapes, crammed full of soaring mountain peaks, rolling green hills and deep dramatic lakes; Sl...

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What to see & do in Slovenia

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More about Slovenia

MORE ABOUT SLOVENIA

By the 1950s, Slovenia enjoyed considerably open and liberal culture as part of Tito’s Yugoslav federation and as part...

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 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.

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Private food tours in Slovenia

PRIVATE FOOD TOURS OF SLOVENIA

One of the best ways to experience the mish-mash of cultures that overlap in Slovenia is through its food. In recent yea...

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 epicenter for avant-garde cuisine and world-class fine dining. Join a private food tour of the country and sample and savor 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.

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Slovenia's best hotels

THE COUNTRY’S BEST HOTELS

Slovenia is a predominantly natural country; with few cities and little in the way of ghastly infrastructure blocking ac...

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.

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Honeymoons in Slovenia

A ROMANTIC HONEYMOON IN SLOVENIA

Romantic castles, rearing mountains, and mirror-like lakes make for a very Honeymoon appropriate atmosphere. Whether you...

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.

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Top Locations in Slovenia

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Slovenia, we’d go for these.
Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled

Emerald green waters, an isolated 17th-century church, and an enchanting past.

Nestled in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is undoubtably the top tourist attraction in Slovenia – but there’s something you may not know. Folklore states the area was once a lush green valley that attracted shepherds and their sheep by day and dancing fairies by night. Afraid that the sheep would eat all the grass, the fairies requested a fence to be built around their dance floor – but the shepherds ignored the plea. Seeking revenge, the fairies flooded the valley, leaving only an island in the middle where they could continue to dance. Today, we couldn’t be more grateful for the natural wonder they created.

Soča River, Slovenia

Soča Valley

Cyan water pools, narrow gorges, and deep green forestland.

Stretching from Triglav National Park in the northwest to Nova Gorica on the border of Italy, Soča Valley is every adventurist’s dream – and the setting of fierce mountain battles during World War One. Running through the rocky valley is the meandering, ever-turquoise Soča River. A mecca for watersports, we’ll arrange wildwater kayaking, paragliding, rafting, and even a fishing trip to catch a glimpse of the Soča Trout – a fish that attracts fishermen from all over the world.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana

Artisanal cafes, trendy bars, and gourmet restaurants.

Centred around Slovenia’s winding Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is one of Europe’s smallest capital cities – but it certainly packs a punch. By day, cycle along the leafy banks of the river, climb to Ljubljana Castle’s lookout tower, and marvel at the National Gallery’s outstanding art collection. By night, feast on Slovenian cuisine in some of the country’s most renowned eateries – a personal favorite of ours is Špajza, serving mouthwatering black risotto with cuttlefish.

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