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Western Slovenia Tour

Discover one of the most diverse areas of Slovenia and see everything from the Adriatic to the alpine valleys on this ultimate 8-day tour of Western Slovenia.
Starting point
Bled
Finish point
Ljubljana
Duration
7 nights/8 days
Difficulty
Leisurely
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Take a ride with the traditional Pletna boat to the picturesque island on Lake Bled
Discover the mystical Karst region and explore the world-renowned Postojna cave and Škocjan caves
Visit the Kozjak Waterfall, one of the most unique nature spots in Slovenia
Stroll around the beautiful coastal city of Piran and the famous Sečovlje Salt Pans
Marvel at the architectural landmarks in Ljubljana
Ljubljanica River
Ljubljanica River
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Lake Bled
Lake Bled
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Ljubljanica River
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Lake Bled
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Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Arrival to Bled
DAY 2 Bled - Bohinj
DAY 3 Kranjska Gora - Vršič Pass - Bovec
DAY 4 Kobarid - Tolmin - Goriška Brda
DAY 5 Štanjel - Škocjan Caves - Coast
DAY 6 Piran - Sečovlje
DAY 7 Predjama - Postojna - Ljubljana
DAY 8 Departure
DAY 1 - Arrival to Lake Bled

The Slovenia 8 day itinerary of Western Slovenia will start in Bled, one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe. Resting in the foothills of the Julian Alps and set along the glacial Lake Bled, it is among the most famous attractions in Slovenia. Depending on your arrival, you’ll have the entire day to yourself, so you can take in the magnificent views, stroll around and get a feel for the place. Make sure to also get some rest for all of the adventures that lay ahead. 

Accomodations

Overnight stay in Bled

Highlights

Lake Bled

Extra

Airport transfer

Shores of Lake Bled
Shores of Lake Bled
Bled Island
Bled Island
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Lake Bled boardwalk around the lake scaled 1
Shores of Lake Bled
Bled Island
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DAY 2 - Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Triglav National Park

After a hearty breakfast, we will experience the best that Bled has to offer. We will take a tour of the Bled Castle, and go for a relaxing ride with the traditional Pletna boat to Bled Island. For a bit of healthy exercise, we will hike along the stunning natural attraction of Vintgar Gorge. We will also visit the less crowded but just as beautiful Lake Bohinj located in the heart of Triglav National Park. You can also take a cable car to Vogel Mountain, rising above the lake and offering some of the best views in the country, before returning back to Bled.

Accomodations

Overnight stay in Bled

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Bled Castle entrance fee
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled Island
Vintgar Gorge entrance fee

Highlights

Lake Bled
Bled Castle
Bled Island
Vintgar Gorge
Lake Bohinj
Triglav National Park

Extra

Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
Cable car to Mount Vogel

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Pletna boats in Bled 1 scaled 1
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Church next to Lake Bohinj Easy Resize.com scaled 1
View of Bohinj lake from Vogel
View of Bohinj lake from Vogel
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View of Bohinj lake from Vogel
DAY 3 - Drive over the Vršič Pass to Soča River Valley

After a good night’s sleep, we will drive to the alpine resort Kranjska Gora where we will stop and marvel at the beautiful Jasna Lake. Our journey continues up the spectacular road leading over the Vršič Pass where we will take numerous photo stops to capture attractions like the stone face of the “Pagan Girl” and the wooden Russian Chapel. On the other side of the mountain, we will arrive at the emerald Soča River Valley and admire the great Soča Gorge. In the afternoon you can enjoy some free time in Bovec, relax and get ready for the next day. 

Accomodations

Overnight stay in Bovec

Meals

Breakfast

Highlights

Kranjska Gora
Vršič Mountain Pass
Soča River Valley

Emerald Soca River
Emerald Soca River
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Soca Valley scaled 1
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Russian chapel near Vrsic pass scaled 1
Emerald Soca River
Soca Valley scaled 1
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DAY 4 - WWI heritage down the Soča Valley

In the morning a short bus ride will take us to the mountain town Kobarid, surrounded by the mighty peaks of the Julian Alps. The area of Kobarid is also famous for its WWI history, which you will get to know more about after a visit to the famous Kobarid museum.  Another highlight on our itinerary will be the most beautiful entry point into the Triglav National Park, the Tolmin Gorge. You can choose to spend the rest of the day by going on an optional local wine tasting tour in Goriška Brda or settle in early at our accommodation and explore the land of the thousand hills on your own.

Accomodations

Overnight stay in Goriška Brda

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Kobarid WWI museum
Tolmin Gorges

Highlights

Kobarid WWI museum
Tolmin Gorges

Extra

Wine tasting in Goriška Brda

Views of Soca River from Kobarid ossuary
Views of Soca River from Kobarid ossuary
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Tolmin Gorge Easy Resize.com scaled 1
Goriska Brda with vineyards
Goriska Brda with vineyards
Views of Soca River from Kobarid ossuary
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Goriska Brda with vineyards
DAY 5 From Karst to Mediterranean

Our first destination of the day will be the beautiful old town Štanjel. It is one of the oldest settlements in Karst and a paradise for all the romantics with spots like the Ferrari Garden, known as one of the most desirable wedding venues in Slovenia. When Cupid will let go of us, our bus will take us to Škocjan, where we will dive deep into the astonishing Škocjan caves, listed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, where we will explore the biggest underground canyon in the world. After an eventful day, our group will depart for the seaside where you’ll have some free time to feel the atmosphere of the dreamy Adriatic coast.

Accomodations

Overnight stay on the Slovenian Coast

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Škocjan Caves entrance fee

Highlights

Karst region
Štanjel
Škocjan Caves

Stanjel Ferrari Garden
Stanjel Ferrari Garden
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River Canyon in Skocjan Caves scaled 1
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Stanjel Ferrari Garden
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DAY 6 - Slovenian Coast

Make sure to put on some sunscreen and grab your sunglasses when visiting the sunny and warm Slovenian Coast. The famous old town Piran will charm you with its well-preserved ancient town walls and the narrow streets with countless stories to tell. Prepare to be amazed when visiting the Sečovlje salt pans, which are one of the last remaining salt pans in the Mediterranean that still maintain the 700-year-old tradition of producing salt by hand. In the evening you can catch a romantic sunset on the beach or try some fresh seafood in one of the many restaurants on the coast. 

Accomodations

Overnight stay on the Slovenian Coast

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Piran Walls entrance fee
Sečovlje salt pans entrance fee

Highlights

Piran
Traditional sea salt production

Piran
Piran
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Secovlje Salt production scaled 1
The views from Socerb
The views from Socerb
Piran
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The views from Socerb
DAY 7 - Postojna cave and Ljubljana

Don’t believe a fearsome dragon was living in the Karst underworld? After a scenic drive to Postojna, you will see with your own eyes that the stories are true when you meet the “baby dragons” living in Postojna cave. If you are brave enough, step into the fairytale world of knights at Predjama Castle, which is the largest cave castle in the world, before we depart to the capital city Ljubljana. There we will explore the city’s main sights and amazing architecture on a walking tour through the old town. To get a real feel of the city, you can opt for a leisurely boat ride on the Ljubljanica River, or visit the mighty Ljubljana Castle with one of the best views of the entire city. 

 

Accomodations

Overnight stay in Ljubljana

Meals

Breakfast

Included

Postojna Cave entrance fee
Walking tour of Ljubljana

Highlights

Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave
Ljubljana Old Town

Extra

Predjama Castle entrance fee
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle entrance fee

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Train in Postojna Cave
Train in Postojna Cave
Ljubljana dragon
Ljubljana dragon
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Train in Postojna Cave
Ljubljana dragon
DAY 8 - Departure

Unfortunately, every good thing must come to an end. On the final day of your Slovenia 8 day itinerary, you will be free to explore Ljubljana on your own. To make your last day as care-free as possible we can arrange a transfer to Ljubljana Airport from where you will leave Slovenia with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Meals

Breakfast

Extra

Airport transfer

Sunny day in Ljubljana
Sunny day in Ljubljana
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Sunny Ljubljana scaled 1
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Sunny day in Ljubljana
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Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
7 nights 3* (or more) accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Single room supplement (290 €)
* not included on self guided tours

Optional Extras

Airport transfers

Although Slovenia is relatively small, it is among the most diverse countries on the planet. And a part of this Green Heart of Europe that stands out the most is Western Slovenia. It is amazing to think that in under two hours, you can travel from pristine mountain valleys to the romantic Adriatic coast. This itinerary consists of unique natural and cultural attractions and is your key to discovering Western Slovenia in eight days.

You will begin your Western Slovenia itinerary of 8 days in one of the most famous locations in Slovenia, Bled. A scenic ride in the traditional Pletna boat to Lake Bled island or a cable car ride to Mount Vogel deep in Triglav National Park will make you wish you could stay there forever. But don’t worry, because this is only the start. A scenic ride over the Vršič Mountain pass will take you to the scenic Soča valley. With easy and relaxing hikes, you will explore the region’s highlights such as the Kozjak Waterfall, Tolmin Gorge, and the Kobarid Museum.

After leaving the emerald Soča river behind you will spend the night in Goriška Brda, a paradise for all the wine lovers. From there, our journey will continue to the Karst region where you will roam the streets of  Štanjel, one of the oldest settlements in the region. You will also explore the underground tunnels of the mythical Škocjan caves. After a short drive from the Karst region, you will set eyes upon the dreamy coastline of the Adriatic. Prepare to be amazed by the historic architecture of the beautiful city of Piran and a visit to the Sečovlje Salt Pans, where they still harvest the salt with the same technique as they did 700 years ago. 

Although our journey is slowly coming to an end, there are still quite a few things left to see. On day seven you will visit Postojna cave, home to the unique creatures, known also as “baby dragons”. After surviving an encounter with a dragon, you can dive into the world of knights at the Predjama Castle, before departing to the capital Ljubljana. The city is known for its interesting architecture, which was recognized by UNESCO and its famous gastronomic offer, that you simply must try.

The sightseeing in this tour package is set at a comfortable pace, so you will have plenty of time to explore everything, while still packed with activities that will give you something to reminisce about for years to come.

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Things to know

It’s simple. All you have to do is write to us. If you want to travel solo, we will arrange the trip, so that it’s just for you. If you are looking for a company – let us know. We will try to find the right travel buddies for you!

On our tours, we want to adjust for your needs as much as possible. That’s why we use a few different accommodations with the same quality. The place of your stay depends on your preferences, budget and hotels’s availability, especially if we travel during peak season. But don’t worry about it! We will inform you in advance of all the details.

We provide transportation between all the locations listed in the tour offer. You can also add a ride to and from the airport for an additional fee – all you have to do is let us know in advance.

Everyone has different preferences, that is why we have decided to give you a free hand in choosing restaurants, this way everyone can eat what they want. We can recommend some places to you, and if you would like to eat at a particular restaurant, we can make a reservation for you – just let us know. The guide will also be happy to tell you where food is delicious. One thing is for sure – you will not go hungry!

A lot depends on how severe your restrictions are. Vegetarian meals are readily available in most restaurants. Vegan and gluten-free meals are harder to find, especially in suburbs, smaller towns, and villages. There probably won’t be dishes listed on the menu for more specific diets. However, you can always call the restaurant in advance or ask on the spot about not including harmful ingredients in your dish.

Slovenia is beautiful every time of the year, but you need to dress differently for each season, so check the weather forecast for your week of holiday before departing. In Slovenia, your guide will inform you every evening about the expected weather for the next day. But remember, weather in the Alps region can change from summer to winter in one day, so we recommend you take extra layers of clothing with you, including a waterproof jacket.

Our company respects the wishes of all kinds of travellers, so we definitely understand if you want to spend time on your own. As long as it doesn’t overlap with the group schedule, you can customize your trip in any way and spend some time on your own. Our priority isn’t rigidly following the itinerary but allowing every guest to feel comfortable and enjoy every aspect of their tour in Slovenia.

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Private guided

Private tour gives you the freedom and flexibility to adjust your days on the tour to your needs and wishes. The driver guide and all of your transfers are exclusively just for you, so you have more control over your time and schedule and more of a personal experience without having to adapt to a bigger group. Whether you are travelling alone or with family and friends, guided private tours give you the option for more stops, add-on and on the fly changes, as long as they fit the itinerary, which we carefully prepare and organise, so you can have a carefree holiday.

In a small group

When we say small, we mean small. Our groups consist of 4-8 people, so you are able to get a true in-depth experience of Slovenia without the hassle of travelling with a busload of people. This is ideal for solo travellers, couples, small groups of friends and family who are happy to share their journey with other like minded people. We need a minimum of 4 people to run this boutique tour with your own tour leader, accommodation and activities arrangements and comfortable transportation. If your group is bigger, please contact us for a different arrangement.

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the tours of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary handout with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. You will take yourself around Slovenia, but we can arrange a car rental or even a campervan if you wish.

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