Slovenia's customs and culture have been influenced greatly by its surroundings. Primarily its historic influences have been 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.
Rediscover's holidays to Slovenia are tailor-made and cover the whole country; 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 London and UK regional airports into Ljubljana and 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 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" 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.
The directors of Rediscover the World have travelled extensively over many years in this region, in fact our connection with the country goes back to the mid 1980s when it was part of the former Yugoslavia. This experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary for you to suit most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) and provide full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you may not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates.
Where to visit
The Adriatic coast of Slovenia may be small but it is certainly beautiful. Resorts such as Izola and Piran show off all the best of the historical influences in this region.
Bovec is located in the Soča river valley in a landscape characterised by a wealth of natural diversity way up to the high mountain peaks. One of the best places for Mountain Biking and hiking in ...
Kranjska Gora lies between the Karavanke mountains & the Julian Alps. It is a beautiful town in the Upper Sava Valley with friendly people & opportunities to explore the countryside.
At the edge of the Triglav National Park lies emerald-green Lake Bled. On a small island in the middle is a 9th century church and overlooking the lake is a majestic mediaeval castle.
Logarska dolina, an Alpine valley, located in the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is a paradise for hiking, mountain climbing and much more.
Things to do
10 Days / Nights
A three centre holiday in Slovenia's delightful countryside. The rivers, caves, lakes, mountain passes & great food make this an ideal holiday for ...
3 nights (or 4 nights)
With short, daily flights all year round Ljubljana is an great city break location. A compact, traffic-free centre, lots of great food & cultural events; ...
A tour of Slovenia's highlights including the capital (Ljubljana), incredible caves, mountain lakes, historic towns and a beautiful coastline.
Slovenia's beautiful countryside combined with the highlights of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula. Includes historic towns, caves, lakes, mountain passes & ...
"Excellent tour of a beautiful country. Great info on Vamoos. Good info provided. Very pleased overall. Thank you."
T Gough, UK, Sept 2018
"Overall once again a brilliant holiday with Rediscover the World.... Slovenia blew us away."
A Knowles, UK, Aug 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
"Overall loved the itinerary and great hotels and Slovenia is definitely worth a visit. Thank you!"
H Murphy, Australia, Sept 2018
"Thank you for your assistance with our recent trip to Croatia. It was a terrific experience and one of our best trips to date. We particularly enjoyed the week sailing in the islands near Split and the coast of the south. Mostar was a bit of a tough place but worth the day. The hotel was certainly not a highlight but passable for a single night. We loved Perast. Slovenia was less enjoyable unfortunately. I would suggest that you caution people regarding the mandatory sticker required for all vehicles. It cost us 150 Euros as a fine as well as the 15 Euro fee. There are no signs nor clue of this when entering the country. The tags are available at bus stations and post offices apparently. Zagreb is also a good experience and a fine historic city to visit. Driving in Croatia is good although the towns are challenging as is parking. All in all a wonderful experience. We would visit again and perhaps rent a sailboat ourselves. We would be interested in Portugal as a future destination. We travel frequently so welcome suggestions. We have booked October and December already (Mexico) Turkey, Italy and Greece are near term destinations for us as well."
C McNabb, Canada, September 2013
"Absolutely loved our experience of Slovenia, scenery, people, food and wine. Having this sandwiched with a couple of resorts in Istria worked well, and the circular trip provided an excellent balance of beach, city break, lakes, mountains, treks and history. Thank you for helping us plan a memorable and enjoyable trip."
C Poulsen, UK, Sept 2018
"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
"Hotel Milan was very good: comfortable accommodation, very welcoming and friendly staff, and the food was excellent - the best of our whole stay, though much more expensive. The location was fine, half an hour walk into the city and 5 minutes from the beach."
R Swain, UK, Oct 2015
"Many thanks for organising our trip to Croatia and Slovenia, we had an absolutely wonderful time. Both Croatia and Slovenia are beautiful countries and we were so pleased to be able to see as much as we did in the 12 days. The itinerary gave us plenty of time at each place and moved us on at a leisurely pace too. Each of the destinations were great and all of the hotels were of a very good standard and the service was excellent everywhere we went. The only minor thing that I would feedback, with the intention of being helpful, is that we did not find Postojna particularly interesting. Aside from the caves and the castle (which we were not interested in visiting and are quite expensive) there was nothing to do or see in the area. Hotel Kras was very nice however. This is a minor point on, which others could find useful. Overall we had a really great holiday."
J Bisson, UK, Sept 2015
"Just to say a massive thank you for arranging such a marvellous Tailor made holiday. loved Lake bled and Slovinia hotel was first class. Can't wait to return to Lake bled and hotel Toplice it was fantastic. lake view beautiful although you do need to be on at least 2nd floor to get views due to trees. also will be more than likely to return next year and will use your company. Have recommended you to a few of my well travelled friends many thanks everything ran to clockwork apart from the flight which is another story full of hooligans going to Croatia music festival rude and bad language and also had to sit on p,and two hours before take off due to storms over Germany. so not a good experience."
S Guider, UK, July, 2015