Slovenia absorbs so much from its surroundings - culture, customs and hospitality. Primarily its historic influences have been Italy and Austria-Hungary but now it has been independent for 20 years and is a full member of the EU. Slovenia has been described as having a "bridge" culture between east and west with its multilingual population and a mix of both Catholic and Orthodox churchgoers.
Slovenia has become more and more well known for its wines in recent years. The best areas are in the north-east where you'll find the Maribor and Ormož vineyards, home of golden Renski Riesling; moving south, there is the Dolenjska region, home of light red, drinkable "Cviček"; travelling west you come to the Primorska region, best known for its rich red wines, Refošk and Merlot and a little further north-west you finally come to the famous Vipava valley, vineyards of choice of the Hapsburgs.
Rediscover's holidays to Slovenia are tailor-made and can cover the whole country; from the coast in the west, sandwiched between Italy and Istria (Croatia), to the north in the mountains of the fabulous Triglav National Park (e.g. Kransjka Gora and Lake Bled). Must-see sights include the capital, Ljubljana, the Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled, the Postojna Caves, the Sava river valley and the beautiful seaside towns of Izola and Piran. There are flights from London and UK regional airports into Ljubljana and nearby locations in Croatia such as Pula and Zagreb. Why not consider one of our popular fly-drives giving you more sightseeing time - we will provide fully detailed driving routes and sightseeing suggestions as part of the package.
The directors of Rediscover the World have travelled extensively over many years in this region, in fact our connection with the country goes back to the mid 1980s when it was part of Yugoslavia. This experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary for you to suit most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) and provide full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you may not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates.
Where to visit
The Adriatic coast of Slovenia may be small but it is certainly beautiful. Resorts such as Izola show off all the best of the historical influences in this region.
Kranjska Gora lies between the Karavanke mountains & the Julian Alps. It is a beautiful town in the Upper Sava Valley with friendly people & opportunities to explore the countryside.
At the edge of the Triglav National Park lies the emerald-green, pristine Lake Bled. On a small island in the middle is a 9th Century church & overlooking the lake is a majestic mediaeval castle.
Logarska dolina, an Alpine valley, located in the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a paradise for hiking, mountain climbing or trekking.
Things to do
3 nights (or 4 nights)
With short, daily flights year-round Ljubljana is an ideal city break location. A compact, traffic-free centre, lots of great food & cultural events; ...
A full tour of Slovenia's highlights including the capital, Ljubljana, its beautiful coastline, incredible caves, lakes and historic towns.
"Many thanks for organising our trip to Croatia and Slovenia, we had an absolutely wonderful time. Both Croatia and Slovenia are beautiful countries and we were so pleased to be able to see as much as we did in the 12 days. The itinerary gave us plenty of time at each place and moved us on at a leisurely pace too. Each of the destinations were great and all of the hotels were of a very good standard and the service was excellent everywhere we went. The only minor thing that I would feedback, with the intention of being helpful, is that we did not find Postojna particularly interesting. Aside from the caves and the castle (which we were not interested in visiting and are quite expensive) there was nothing to do or see in the area. Hotel Kras was very nice however. This is a minor point on, which others could find useful. Overall we had a really great holiday."
J Bisson, Sept 2015
"Thank you for your assistance with our recent trip to Croatia. It was a terrific experience and one of our best trips to date. We particularly enjoyed the week sailing in the islands near Split and the coast of the south. Mostar was a bit of a tough place but worth the day. The hotel was certainly not a highlight but passable for a single night. We loved Perast. Slovenia was less enjoyable unfortunately. I would suggest that you caution people regarding the mandatory sticker required for all vehicles. It cost us 150 Euros as a fine as well as the 15 Euro fee. There are no signs nor clue of this when entering the country. The tags are available at bus stations and post offices apparently. Zagreb is also a good experience and a fine historic city to visit. Driving in Croatia is good although the towns are challenging as is parking. All in all a wonderful experience. We would visit again and perhaps rent a sailboat ourselves. We would be interested in Portugal as a future destination. We travel frequently so welcome suggestions. We have booked October and December already (Mexico) Turkey, Italy and Greece are near term destinations for us as well."
C McNabb, September 2013
"Wonderful, thank-you! You and Andy have been nothing but great! Quick to respond and highly organized. We are really looking forward to this trip. Thanks for all your patience, attention to details, and hard work!! Much appreciated."
L Hesse, May 2016
"Just to say we really enjoyed our Slovenian experience - only disappointment was the awful weather in the Julian Alps part of our trip that meant only short walks were possible between heavy downpours and we saw only the briefest glimpses of the mountains though low cloud! Hey ho the problem of going in September I guess. The hotels were uniformly good and the car was fine. The itinerary worked really well - a good mix of things. So thank you."
K Dupont, Sept 2017
"In all honesty we did not really enjoy this trip as much as the previous trip to Dubrovnik,Trogir, Plitvice etc. The Weather was not too good and whilst Hotel Kastel was excellent Jadran and Galija were not brilliant. We did in fact manage to change our Room at Jadran going from probably the worst Room in the Hotel to the 2nd worst. This is a particularly gloomy Hotel well situated but badly in need of an update. (ie) pulling down. Hotel Galija is very difficult to find and again we had to change Rooms after one Night as our Bed was broken (not by us.) Breakfast was also not very good and parking expensive.I do however congratulate you on getting us the best Room in the House at Kastel. This was superb. As regards the Resorts visited our thoughts are: Rovinj is wonderful and Porec also excellent. On arriving at Motovun in torrential Rain we did wonder what we were going to do for 2 Days but in fact we loved it there so it was time well spent. Postojna is a one Horse Town but we did get everything we wanted out of our visit and we would highly reccommend the Castle in the Cave which is a must see. Bled and the surrounding area was good and Ljubljana O.K. for one Day/Night. Hotel Galeb is nicely situated in Opatija but in inclement Weather the Town really does not offer very much and I am not sure that it would be much more entertaining on a nice Day. We were also disappointed with Pula as a Town. The Ampitheatre and some of the Roman remains are splendid and well worth going to see but other than that it is not particularly attractive. My fault entirely I think I expected something more like Rovinj. Pula is probably worth a Morning but certainly not 2 Days. So overall I would say that we had a good Trip, the Weather could have been kinder and if we were doing it again with the benefit of hindsight we would probably make it a couple of Days shorter. Thanks for all your help and I hope this is of use."
A Gamblin, October 2014
"Hotel Milan was very good: comfortable accommodation, very welcoming and friendly staff, and the food was excellent - the best of our whole stay, though much more expensive. The location was fine, half an hour walk into the city and 5 minutes from the beach."
R Swain, Oct 2015
"All the connections, hotel vouchers, car arrangements and transfers went smoothly with no hitches so that is a credit to good planning skills. I would certainly go back to Croatia since our overall experience was a good one."
L Hesse, June 2016
"Just to say a massive thank you for arranging such a marvellous Tailor made holiday. loved Lake bled and Slovinia hotel was first class. Can't wait to return to Lake bled and hotel Toplice it was fantastic. lake view beautiful although you do need to be on at least 2nd floor to get views due to trees. also will be more than likely to return next year and will use your company. Have recommended you to a few of my well travelled friends many thanks everything ran to clockwork apart from the flight which is another story full of hooligans going to Croatia music festival rude and bad language and also had to sit on p,and two hours before take off due to storms over Germany. so not a good experience."
S Guider, July, 2015