Slovenia's customs and culture have been influenced greatly by its surroundings - Italy, Austria and Hungary - but it has now been independent for two decades 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's dramatic scenery and legendary hospitality are unquestionably real, as you'll confirm when you have explored a country still waiting to be rediscovered.
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Rediscover the World offers holidays 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 the UK directly into Ljubljana and also to 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 our fully detailed driving routes, maps and sightseeing suggestions as part of the package.
Slovenia is an ideal destination for families and those looking for an active holiday, there are so many opportunities for hiking, cycling, kayaking and horse-riding as well as more adventurous pursuits such as zip-lines, canyoning, cave exploring and paragliding. For those who prefer food-related and cultural activities we can recommend lots of wine tasting, local produce, nature-themed trails, craft demonstrations and great places to eat.
Slovenia has become more and more well known for its wines in recent years. The best areas are in the extreme west, Goriska Brda region, which is full of small producers and some stunning scenery. In the north-east 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.
Where to visit
The Adriatic coast of Slovenia may be small but it is certainly beautiful. Small resorts such as Izola and Piran show off all the best of the historical influences in this region.
Influenced more by the Hungarians this part of Slovenia is much more central European in character, known for its Baroque buildings, castles, thermal spas and wine production.
Bohinj and its impressive lake are located in the heart of the Julian Alps. A quieter, but no less scenic, alternative to Lake Bled.
Bovec, in the Soča valley, is immersed in a landscape of natural diversity all the way up to the mountain peaks. It's also one of the best places for mountain biking & hiking in Slovenia.
Kranjska Gora lies between the Karavanke Mountains & the Julian Alps. It is a beautiful town in the Upper Sava Valley & provides a base from which to explore the countryside.
Lake Bled lies at the edge of the Triglav National Park. On a small island in the middle is a 9th century church and overlooking the lake is a mediaeval castle.
The Logar Valley, in the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a paradise for hiking, mountain climbing and much more.
Things to do
4 nights / 5 days
Ljubljana has four Christmas markets in its historic centre, which makes the city vibrant & full of festive cheer!
10 Days / Nights
A three centre holiday in Slovenia's countryside. Rivers, caves, lakes, mountain passes & great food make an ideal holiday for active families.
3 nights (or 4 nights)
With short, daily flights all year round Ljubljana is a great city break location. A compact, traffic-free centre, lots of great food & events.
A tour of Slovenia's best bits including the capital (Ljubljana), incredible caves, mountains, lakes, historic towns and its beautiful coastline.
Slovenia's beautiful countryside & Croatia's Istrian Peninsula - historic towns, caves, lakes, mountain passes, quiet valleys & wine regions.
"A lovely holiday the hotels all excellent. The car hire car had very noisy brakes. The App Vamoos was excellent"
D Wilson, UK, September, 2019
"We couldn't have been happier with the service and advice given by Andy at Rediscover. The app with all of the holiday documents and maps, etc., was extremely useful. We will definitely be looking to book more holidays through Rediscover and would happily recommend to friends and family."
D Lane, August, 2019
"Our stay in Piran was just lovely. The whole country is beautiful, very clean, the people are friendly and helpful."
V Spalter, UK, August, 2019
"The whole experience of booking through you has been a pleasure and we would happily recommend you in the future."
G Lane, UK, July, 2019
"We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful holiday, it was so interesting and different at each stop we had and also the trips in between. The hotels were all good and everything went very smoothly. We really enjoyed Istria and Slovenia was lovely."
R Gough, UK, July, 2019
"Thanks for a well organised tour."
D Town, UK, June, 2019
"We had a wonderful week, good hotels, fine dining, best sightseeings, walks in beautiful landscape, clean country, friendly people, reasonable prices - for us really memorable."
W Kaegi, May 2019
"A wonderful holiday. Slovenia is beautiful and the driving was easy. All the directions you gave us worked although we did get lost getting through Kamnic on the way to the Logar Valley. Finding Pension Mayer in Bled was also a little challenge. Another day in Ljubljana would have been nice, but we did only have eleven days overall. All the hotels were very good - Pension Mayer, where the staff were wonderful and we left as friends - is worth a mention. The upgrade to a sea view room in Piran was well worth it and this is a superb hotel. Postojna town was a disappointment, but we did enjoy Predjama castle."
G Edwards, UK, Oct 2018
"Excellent tour of a beautiful country. Great info on Vamoos. Good info provided. Very pleased overall. Thank you."
T Gough, UK, Sept 2018
"The trip was most enjoyable and the arrangements went like clockwork. We were blessed with wonderful weather too. It is a most attractive country with lovely scenery and excellent tourist infrastructure. The hotels in the capital and Piran were beyond reproach. Your agent Amathus was most helpful when needed. It whets the appetitie for Montenegro next year with you."
B Ackerman, South Africa, Sept 2018