Upon arrival into Ljubljana you will be met and taken directly to your city centre hotel. Balance of the day to explore Ljubljana on foot.
Explore Slovenia's fabulous countryside & sample incredible local produce! Off the beaten track, small hotels with excellent food.
START / FINISH - Ljubljana (or Pula)
Activity code: SLFD03
Duration: 10-15 Days
A self-drive holiday in Slovenia which concentrates on offering some excellent food and wine tasting experiences. Starting in the capital, Ljubljana, your journey includes National Parks, historic towns, wine regions, mountain passes, beautiful islands and much more. The route is designed as a complete circuit from Ljubljana so you can travel out via the Logar Valley and back directly from the coast or vice versa. It is easily extended by adding nights in some or all locations or perhaps travelling into neighbouring Croatia to visit Istria, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
This holiday itinerary has a tried and trusted recommended route which includes our personal suggestions for sightseeing but you are free to explore or relax as much as you like within the overall structure of the trip. Driving conditions are excellent, in fact the highways cut down on travel times but also free up space on minor roads so drivers can choose between peaceful scenic routes or speedier alternatives to make the most of time away from home
Begin your holiday with some relaxing sightseeing in Ljubljana, a city which is a delight to wander around both daytime and evening; it is compact and very friendly with some fabulous markets and food experiences, many excellent viewpoints and plenty of historic architecture. After the capital there is an interesting route into the hills and beyond to the remote Logar Valley (a traditional food lover's dream) then via a beautiful mountain pass to stunning Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park - you can choose to stay in either or both of Bled and Kranjska Gora to make the most of the outdoor activities and plentiful fresh air on offer.
The latter half of your trip begins with a scenic drive to Postojna and its fabulous caves, allowing you a few days to meander through mountain villages on the smaller roads including a detour to the wine region of Goriska Brda. The final destination(s) on this particular itinerary are your choice between the small resorts, historic towns and mountain villages of Istria, then head back to Ljubljana on the highway and your flight home.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Ljubljana (or Pula). If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Our hire cars include Slovenia's Vignette (highway tax disc) and cross-border Green Card for Croatia, Italy & Austria.
Prices shown are a guideline "from" (in UK Pounds) and are based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. Single supplements may need to be applied to the twin/double price and discounts for children (under 12yrs) and/or a 3rd adult sharing a room are available upon request. Quoted prices for individual enquiries will depend upon your chosen accommodation, room availability and dates of travel. We always aim to match a high quality experience with exceptional value for money. Discounts will apply if there are 3 or more people in your travelling party as fixed costs such as transportation and guides will be shared equally between the group.