Arrive into Ljubljana where you will be met and transferred directly to your city centre hotel. Balance of day to explore Ljubljana on foot.
Slovenia's beautiful countryside - historic towns, caves, lakes, mountain passes, quiet valleys & wine regions.
START / FINISH - Ljubljana
Activity code: SLFD02
Duration: 15 Days
If you wish to explore Slovenia fully and have approximately two weeks available then this recommended self-drive holiday is definitely for you.
Starting in the capital, Ljubljana, your self drive will incorporate stunning National Parks, historic towns (large & small), beautiful coastal resorts and much more. The route is designed to be a circuit from Ljubljana so you can begin your travels via Lake Bled and come back directly from the coast or vice versa. This holiday can be easily extended by adding nights in some or all locations or, of course, introducing new places such as heading into Croatia to visit Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes National Park or Istria.
All our holidays have tried and trusted driving routes with our personal suggestions for sightseeing included with your final travel documents but you are free to explore or relax as much as you like within the overall structure of the itinerary. 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 a spot of sightseeing in Ljubljana, a city which is a delight to wander around both daytime and evening; it is compact and very friendly with some excellent viewpoints and historic architecture. From here there is a beautiful drive, via the Sava valley eastwards to Celje and on to Ptuj. After this encounter with eastern Slovenia drive towards the border with Austria, this time following the Drava valley, to the secluded Logar Valley - a location offering a plethora of outdoor activities. From here it is only a relatively short drive west through another mountain pass to stunning Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park, where you can choose to stay in one or more of Bled, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora to make the most of the outdoor activities and plentiful fresh air on offer.
Afterwards, you have a few days to meander up through the incredible Vrsic Pass to visit mountain villages on the smaller roads including staying in both Bovec on the famous Soca Valley and a detour to the wine region of Goriska Brda. From this lesser-visited corner of Slovenia it is time to get down to the coast and to stay in Isola (or Piran) on the small but beautiful Adriatic shoreline. Due to its proximity you are ideally placed for a short trip into Croatia (e.g. Porec, Rovinj, Motovun) and/or Italy (e.g. Trieste, even Venice !) prior to heading back on the highway to your final location, Postojna and its fabulous caves. On your last day simply head back on the highway to Ljubljana for your flight home.
Flights available to book with us through a range of airlines, from various UK airports to Ljubljana. If we book your flights this means that your holiday will also be fully ATOL protected.
Our hire cars include Slovenia's Vignette (or highway tax disc) & the 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.
Based upon 2 persons travelling.
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