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  • Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

    1. Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

    Get to know one of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one of the best ways possible: through its food. While it might still be an underrated destination, Ljubljana has been slowly upping its culinary game, emerging as a city perfect for travelling foodies. After meeting your friendly local guide in Prešeren Square in the very center of the city, head straight for Ljubljana’s vibrant farmers market to discover hidden gems, and wander through the inner market, tasting some local goodies. You’ll also check out the fish market and try a sip of fresh milk straight from the farm.  Next, make your way to the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town, past some of the city’s most famous landmarks whose stories will be revealed to you as you walk. You'll make two tasty stops as you walk across the Town square, where you will have the chance to try some local honey as well as a sweet-salty bite of handmade ch...

  • Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

    2. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

    Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

    Cave tour excellent and larger than most. Castle not as good which is why the rating. Audio guide good though.

  • From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River

    3. From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River

    Get a real white water experience on the Soča river. Brave the rapids, waves, slaloms, jumps from the Penguin Rock or the Manhattan (if you are brave enough). See the breathtaking Soča Valley from the view only rafters can enjoy. All this beauty and adventure will be photographed by your guides for you to enjoy after the activity. After registration you will meet your guides who will give you the equipment. The river is about a 10 minutes drive from the rafting base. On the shore, when everybody is dressed and ready for the adventure your guides will explain everything about paddle technics and safety in a 10-15 minute briefing. Afterwards, be transported back to the meeting point.

    The rapids aren’t as big as we have previously rafted but still an excellent day out. Loved the games and the scenery is amazing!

  • Bovec Zipline/Canyon Učja - Biggest Zipline Park in Europe

    4. Bovec Zipline/Canyon Učja - Biggest Zipline Park in Europe

    Experience the biggest zipline park in Europe at the Bovec Zipline. Get your adrenaline pumping and with 10 ziplines at different lengths (250 – 600 m) stretched over the kanjon Učja, located in Učja valley. Reach speeds from 40-60 km an hour! Besides adrenaline ziplining you will enjoy the beauty of the intact Učja valley, panoramic views towards Soča valley, and the highest mountain in Slovenia – Triglav. Before the trip, you will get all the necessary instructions for zip-lining in the training polygon, so no special experience is necessary.

  • From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj trip

    5. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj trip

    An ‘Image of Paradise’, as it is often described, Bled has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century. Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Guides will roll back time in its museum, and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), ...

    Had a lovely time enjoying the natural beauty of Slovenia. Can heartily recommend to other travelers.

  • From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

    6. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

    Depart Zagreb in the morning and head to the capital city of Slovenia to take a guided tour of the old city center of Ljubljana. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and see some of the finest work by the architect Jože Plečnik. Experience the local vibe and discover where the residents buy their food. Hear why Napoleon was one of the city's most popular politicians, why Slovenia lives with love in its name and how the iconic Triple Bridge got its name. Get some free time to explore the hidden spots on your own. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled and go to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. Take in the spectacular views of the surroundings from the terraces and then board a traditional pletna boat to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air. Drive back to Zagreb and get d...

    A fun and informative tour. Both Ljubljana and Lake Bled were absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide/driver was fantastic; he was really informative and laid back, which made our tour of these beautiful places completely stress free. We had to change our tour dates and they were really accommodating and helpful. Brilliant tour, I highly recommend it!

  • Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

    7. Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

    The meeting point is at the agency's office on the main square of Bovec. There you will be guided through the formalities and provided with necessary equipment, such as harness, helmet, and gloves. Afterwards, there is an approximately 20-minute panoramic and bumpy ride to Krnica Valley on Kanin Mountain. Once there, the guides will provide you with all information regarding safety. You will then have to try the small zipline polygon first and after that - the true adventure begins. You will fly on 5 wires, together more than 3 kilometers long. Your heart rate will be the fastest on the highest wire, when you will fly 200 meters above the ground. During the zipline descents you will reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and will be blessed with panoramic views over Bovec Valley. When the trip is complete, the driver will be already waiting for you at the bottom of the last wire. You will be dr...

  • From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    8. From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in t...

    Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

  • 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

    9. 3.5-Hour Ljubljana Food & Wine Tour

    This Ljubljana food tour will take you through the old Ljubljana town. During a 3-4 hour guided slowly paced walk you will learn about the city, stories of the people, architecture, the history of Slovenian nation and of course - local and national gastronomy. This is much more than a food tour and definitely not your usual city tour. During the food tour you will be served 9 traditional dishes from a variety of different cuisines from all parts and circles of society of Slovenia and 4 sorts of wine.You will also familiarize yourself with historical Ljubljana and hearing an overview of the history of Slovenes. At the end of the tour your tummy will be full, your thirst will be gone, and you will know more about the history of Slovenes then some of the fellow citizens. You will also be in the know about the old town and know where to go next, what to do next, and what to eat next. It's a...

    Very nice activity with five different stops - four with small bites and wine and a dessert at the end. It was a good introduction to Slovenian cuisine and the available wines.

  • Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Guided Tour

    10. Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Guided Tour

    Begin your journey with your expert guide and head south to the Postojna Caves, the second-longest cave system in the country. Take a magical train ride into the underworld labyrinth of caves that were created by the Pivka River. Learn interesting information about the cave system from your local guide and useful audio guide. Experience this incredible cave on foot and ascend to the surface by the electric train. Take a short drive through the forest to the majestic Predjama Castle, perched on a cliff right above a river and cave opening. Explore the chambers and stairwells and learn about the castle’s most famous resident, the Slovenian Robin Hood- knight Erasmus. Have the opportunity, depending on the schedule, to take a secret route on the return trip to Ljubljana and discover hidden and forgotten gems.

    Amazing trip, really made my time in Ljublijana special, especially seeing the caves! Cannot recommend this trip enough. The guide was fantastic, he has a lot of knowledge about the country and every spot we visited. He went out of his way to make it comfortable and fun. Would highly recommend!

Slovenia, situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, is a small country with more to see and do than some countries many times its size. With it's underground caves, mountains, vineyards, and medieval villages, and alpine resort towns such as Bled, Slovenia offers up the best of Europe in one pint-sized package.

Because of the small country's size, visitors can easily base themselves out of the dynamic capital city of Ljubljana and take day trips to the rest of the country. A number of tours are available that will whisk the visitor to the caves, vineyards, and medieval villages for which Slovenia is known.

No visit to Slovenia would be complete without tours of the country's beautiful caves. A train will take visitors into the heart of the country's largest cave system, the Postojama Caves. The Postojama Cave is home to the mysterious Predjama castle, with its secret passageway that leads directly into the cave. While in Slovenia, don't miss the opportunity to visit the UNESCO listed Å kocjan Caves, located in Karst. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this cave system houses possibly the largest underground canyon in the world. While in Karst, stop at the Lipica Stud Farms to see the unusual white Karst horses.

For the wine connoisseur, tours are available out of Ljubljana to the vineyards of Goriška Brda and Istria. Both of these regions offer additional sightseeing opportunities such as exploring medieval villages and touring olive plantations. Wine tasting and vineyard tours are also available near Maribou, Slovenia's second largest city.

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