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Welcome to Slovenia

Slovenia's forests, quaint towns, and cosmopolitan capital entice travelers to explore the Central European gem. Take advantage of a private or small-group tour to enjoy all you can across the country, from mountains and lakes to hot springs and a medieval castle. Book a walking tour to revel in Ljubljana's picturesque city streets, which reflect the country's dedication to keeping the capital green. Traffic in the city center has been restricted to favor walking and biking, perfect for touring. Follow your guide to discover art nouveau architecture, and check out museums and cultural institutions. Slovenians love to show off their sophisticated, locally sourced cuisine, which has been influenced by its Italian, Hungarian, and Austrian neighbors, and is often accompanied by delicious Slovenian wine. Then hop on a boat tour across glacial Lake Bled, stop at the tiny baroque chapel on the lake's central island, tour the medieval Predjama Castle, and spelunk to see the dramatic rock formations of Postojna Cave. Tour the Adriatic coast to relax and swim on the beach or explore picturesque Piran in search of the most stunning coastal vantage points from which to take photos. Tours also feature outdoor adventures such as hiking through verdant forests, rafting on the fast-moving Soča River, and climbing peaks in the Julian Alps.

Top 10 attractions in Slovenia

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Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave

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The Postojna Cave—a subterranean wonderland of karst tunnels, caverns, and galleries, adorned with dramatic stalagmites and stalactites—is one of Slovenia’s most remarkable natural wonders and among the country’s most visited tourist attractions. It stretches along the Pivka River for an impressive 12.5 miles (20 kilometers).More
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Lake Bled

Lake Bled

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Nestled into the foothills of the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia, glacial Lake Bled is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Subterranean thermal springs keep the lake’s exquisite blue-green waters relatively warm during summer, making it a hot spot for water sports. Bled also makes a perfect base for exploring the Julian Alps.More
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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

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Built into a rocky precipice in the Julian Alps foothills of northwest Slovenia, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) sits high above the stunning blue-green Lake Bled. With moats, a drawbridge, ramparts, towers, and terraces with magnificent views of the lake, this 9th-century fortress is everything you would imagine a medieval fairy-tale castle to be.More
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Soca Valley

Soca Valley

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Stretching from Triglav National Park to Nova Gorica in Slovenia, the Soca Valley is home to the outdoor adventure hotspots of Bovec and Kobarid. Bovec in particular is known as the adrenaline capital of the country, serving as a base for white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and hiking. It is also home to a zip line that lets visitors soar at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour more than 50 meters above the ground. Other options include mountain biking, bungee jumping, canyoning, fishing, horseback riding and, in the winter months, ice climbing.Beyond the adventure activities, the Soca Valley is home to several historical sights, mostly relating to World War I, when millions of troops fought in the surrounding mountains. Those interested in the heritage of World War I can follow a well-marked hiking trail known as the Walk of Peace through the valley past several outdoor museums.More
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Triglav National Park (Triglavski Narodni Park)

Triglav National Park (Triglavski Narodni Park)

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Triglav National Park (Triglavski Narodni Park) is one of Europe’s largest nature reserves, with over 340 square miles (881 square kilometers) of mountains, lakes, glacial valleys, and alpine meadows. Best known for its rocky mountain vistas and rich biodiversity, the park is an ideal spot for hiking, climbing, rafting, and other wilderness activities.More
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Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Old Town

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Between Ljubljana’s medieval hilltop castle and the Ljubljanica River lie the narrow cobblestone streets and charming pastel-colored buildings of Old Town. The neighborhood’s impressive architecture, picturesque bridges, riverfront walkways, and heaps of cafés and bars with terrace seating help make Ljubljana a true jewel of Central Europe.More
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Soca River (Isonzo River)

Soca River (Isonzo River)

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Flowing through the Trenta Valley in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, the Soca (also known as the Isonzo) is one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. The Soca River is known for its narrow, rocky gorges, hidden canyons, waterfalls, and striking emerald color, which gives the river its nickname the “Emerald Beauty.”More
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Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

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With its picture-perfect church and ornate steeple peeking out above the treeline and perched on Bled Lake, tiny Bled Island (Bled Island (Blejski Otok) looks like something out of a fairy tale. Local tradition has it that a groom must carry his bride up all 99 steps that lead from the island’s dock to the church to ensure a happy marriage.More
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Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj

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Slovenia’s largest lake is a tranquil oasis of pristine water lying in Triglav National Park northwest of Ljubljana. Bordered by the peaks of the Julian Alps, this is a region of powerful natural beauty, rich in cascading waterfalls and limestone cave complexes burrowing underground. It was formed by glaciation in the last Ice Age and today the lake is fed by spring waters bubbling up through limestone deep under its northern shores as well as glacier melt from the Savica River, which starts life plunging over a spectacular 71-m (232-ft) waterfall upstream in the Julian foothills. The same river leaves Lake Bohinj as the Sava Bohinjka, which twists and turns its way 30 km (18.5 miles) through tumbling gorges into the clear waters of Lake Bled.Lake Bohinj is a hive of activity all year round, with cyclists and hikers basing themselves in the sleepy town of Ribcev Laz to follow the marked trails around the shoreline. While Bohinj occasionally freezes hard enough for ice-skating in winter, the sunny summer months are a haven for sports fans, when water temperatures are warm enough for swimming, wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing. Sailing and fishing for trout and char are other popular summer pastimes and excursion boats chug around the lake, departing from Ribcev Laz between May and October. Ibex, rare chamois and golden eagles can sometimes be spotted in the remote alpine landscapes surrounding Bohinj.More
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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

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While the romantic position of the lovely Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church) on a minuscule mound in the middle of Lake Bled is enough to attract thousands of visitors to it each year – it is one of Slovenia’s most popular wedding venues – it is also feted thanks to its internal ornamentation, 177‐foot (54‐meter) tower and dedication to the Virgin Mary. Starting out as a pagan temple many years before the advent of Christianity, the church has at various times been a small, wooden structure and a single‐aisle Gothic church, which was consecrated by the Bishop of Ljubljana in 1465. The freestanding bell tower appeared later in the same century and the church was reconstructed yet again in 1685 in its present Baroque style, with a deliciously OTT gilt‐encrusted altar and black marble and wood‐carved pulpits contrasting keenly with its serene white and cream aisles. Two legends surround the church: that men must carry their partners up the 99 steps of the 15th‐century stone staircase leading up to its entrance to ensure marital happiness; and that ringing the wishing bell – which dates from 1534 – on the left of the altar makes wishes come true.More

Top activities in Slovenia

Lake Bled Paragliding

Lake Bled Paragliding

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Horseback Riding In Bled

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Wine Tours in Slovenia

Wine Tours in Slovenia

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Recent reviews from experiences in Slovenia

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Amazing!!!
Conor_F, Nov 2021
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
You get to see all of the top attractions in the country in a single day and they give you plenty of free time to explore each site on your own!
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A very enjoyable tour in a beautiful country
MARIEHELENE_R, Oct 2021
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Tiran is worth being seen, even in the strong wind as that allows to see how it is like in all seasons.
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Fantastic Tour
Kat_C, Sep 2021
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
The tour was amazing, taking you to see some of the best spots in Slovenia.
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Lovely trip with an amusing guide
maryam_a, Jan 2022
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
The guide did not bore us during the long rides to the attractions and shared great knowledge about Slovenia.
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Very smooth and cool experience
Mathias_J, Oct 2021
From Bled: Black Hole Kayaking
On the way back from the mine we got to see some beautiful places in Slovenia where we stopped and took some photographs.
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Incredible day out from Ljubljana!
Alexander_G, Sep 2021
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes from Ljubljana
Would totally recommend for the traveller who wants to see lots of Slovenia on a daytrip!
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Awesome walking tour!
Michelle, Aug 2020
Discover Ljubljana with Ziva
Ziva knows a lot about Slovenian history and took us places that we really needed to see and learn in Ljubljana.
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Unmissable
Jaial A, Jan 2020
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
Everything ran smoothly and on time, and both attractions are well worth visiting.
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Highly Recommended!!
Nikki_A, Sep 2021
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
No other way to see The beauty that is Slovenia.
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Highly Recommend!!
kel5552018, Nov 2019
Highlights in a Day: Vintgar Gorge, Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle
This was a great way to see a lot of the highlights in Slovenia in just one day!
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Incredible experience with fantastic guide
Mitchell_R, Oct 2019
Original Emerald River Adventure
Amazing adventure, felt like an oppurtunity to see the real natural side to Slovenia!
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Solvenia Country
Peter_P, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Lake Bled is beautiful and the walk to the waterfalls was amazing.
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B E A Utiful
Shylo T, Oct 2019
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes from Ljubljana
The tour was one of my favourite plenty of time to see everything.
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Great trip, great tour leader (Tara)...
mbukva, Sep 2019
Highlights in a Day: Vintgar Gorge, Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle
Fitting all four of these wonderful Slovenian attractions into one day is *amazing*.
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Aweso.e walking tour and guide
Leonie S, Sep 2019
Piran Walking Tour with Local Wine and Food Tasting
Guide spoke excellent english.
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Impressive caves
rl56b, Sep 2018
Postojna cave and Predjama castle day trip from Bled
The Postojna caves are very impressive and this day trip was the easiest way to visit them while on holiday in Slovenia without a car.
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It was a great day! I highly recommend...
Jana R, Sep 2017
Original Emerald River Adventure
I highly recommend this tour to anybody who would like to see and experience Slovenia's beautiful nature.
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Ljubljana is fabulous - walking is...
Chris G, Aug 2017
Taste of Ljubljana: Small Group or Privat Walking Tour Including Local Lunch
Ljubljana is fabulous - walking is the best way to see it.
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Great tour to take the most of 1 day!
Klaudia_K, Oct 2021
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
I was had just one weekend in Slovenia and this kind of tours is perfect to see as much as you can.
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loved Slovenia and loved this tour...
Kerry F, Sep 2016
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
loved Slovenia and loved this tour starting with our trip to the Predjarmski Grad Castle then the 2 hour tour of the Skocjanske Jame Caves part of the largest underground cave system in Europe the off to see the Lipisan Horse stud ..
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