Slovenia & the Gulf of Trieste
Uncover one of Europe’s hidden gems with us on one of our Slovenia holidays. Situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, this country has plenty to offer with amazing scenery and landscapes just waiting to be explored.
Slovenia tours have something for everyone and if this country isn’t on your bucket list, make sure to add it and tick it off with Travel Department. Our expertly created itineraries guarantee you get the most out of your holiday and discover every inch of this breath-taking destination.
Discover the quaint capital of Ljubljana on our holidays in Slovenia by walking amongst the historic buildings and getting a taste of the country’s rich culture with an abundance of cafes and markets. Take a panoramic boat trip around Lake Bled and take a closer look at the stunning glacial waters, medieval castle and, of course, the stunning Slovenian Alps.
If you enjoy being by the water, holidays to Slovenia with us combine history, beaches and seaside towns with a trip down the Slovenian coastline from Portorož to Izola. No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, every Slovenia tour includes return flights, accommodation, all transfers and an exciting array of excursions with a local guide.
Located in the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most iconic destination, and for good reason. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the lake is home to the perfectly picturesque Bled Island, known for its iconic church steeple peeking above the dense evergreen treetops. Adding to the breathtaking beauty of this extraordinary place is Bled Castle, which overlooks the entire area from the top of a cliff on the lakeside. On our holidays to Slovenia, we’ll explore the beauty of Lake Bled with a boat trip to Bled Island.
Slovenia’s only national park, Triglav, is known for housing some of the most impressive scenery in the entire country. In addition to the soaring Julian Alps, the park contains the impressive Lake Bohinj, the largest lake in Slovenia. Less well known, but just as beautiful as Bled, Lake Bohinj is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and hill walking. On our holidays to Slovenia, we’ll take a cable car trip up to the park’s Mount Vogel to marvel at the striking views before enjoying a panoramic drive around the lake.
A city of only 280,000 people, Slovenia’s capital is easy to explore by foot, taking in its charming, leafy streets and historic buildings. The Ljubljanica River is located at the heart of the city, boasting beautiful bridges and trendy cafés along its banks. Dominating the city’s skyline is Ljubljana Castle, a must-see for history buffs. Accessible by funicular from the Old Town, the castle now houses a museum, restaurant and gallery. On our trips including Ljubljana, we’ll explore all of these sites and more with a guided city tour and plenty of free time.
Stretching on for an impressive 24,340m through Slovenia’s karst region, Postojna Cave is the second-longest cave system in the country. Forged by the Pivka River, the caves have been a popular tourist attraction for decades, with a cave railway transporting visitors through the limestone tunnels and passages for the past 140 years. Uniquely, a large open part of the cave known as Congress Hall, is now used as a venue for music and theatre performances, conferences and even weddings! On our trips to Slovenia, we’ll visit these incredible caves and learn about their history from an expert guide.
Slovenia may be best known for the iconic Lake Bled and it’s imposing medieval castle, but there is so much more to see within this spectacular country! On our holidays to Slovenia, we’ll visit the country’s snow-capped mountains, charming ski resort towns, glacial lakes, Mediterranean coastline, and historic cities. At each destination, we’ll have a combination of free time to explore and guided excursions with an expert, local guide to provide the history and stories behind the attraction. We offer a selection of trips to Slovenia that include something for everyone. Combine other Adriatic countries like Venice and Croatia with the highlights of Slovenia on our 7-night holiday or enjoy a short 5-night break to delve a little deeper into Slovenia. We also offer a perfect mix of sun and sightseeing on our holiday to the Slovenian Coast including the Gulf of Trieste.
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
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