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Ljubljana Sightseeing

Ljubljana Sightseeing

Alpine Lakes Tour - Bled & Bohinj

This day trip takes you to Lake Bled, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slovenia. Enjoy the marvellous views of the lake from Bled castle, one of Slovenia’s oldest castles, and from the traditional ‘pletna’ boat, which brings you to the picturesque island on Lake Bled. Not far from Bled is the Pokljuka plateau, covered in amazing forests that are a part of Triglav National Park which stretches all the way to Bohinj Lake, an absolute gem nested in the heart of the Julian Alps.

Lake Bled – Bled island with Pletna boat and Bled castle
A trip to Bled, one of Slovenia’s top attractions, must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. We visit Lake Bled, the/a world-famous Alpine lake renowned for a medieval castle perched on a cliff above the lake. We visit the museum at Bled castle and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the lake and its island with the Church of the Assumption. We take a traditional pletna boat to Bled island. Time permitting, we go for a short stroll along the lake or have a coffee and “kremšnita” (vanilla cream cake, the most famous dessert in Slovenia).

Bled Vintgar gorge
Vintgar gorge is deeply carved into the limestone by the Radovna river, which you can follow on a 1.6 km path full of bridges and galleries that show you the truly remarkable landscape of the gorge. The river accompanies you in rapids and pools of amazing colour and finally leaves the gorge at Šum waterfall which is also the end of the trail.

Bohinj lake
The glacial lake Bohinj is considered the most beautiful place in Slovenia. It is the country’s centre of eco tourism and outdoor adventures. It is the largest and most beautiful Alpine lake in Slovenia. Being part of the Triglav national park, Bohinj will impress you with its natural beauty and its serene peacefulness and you will surely vow to return.

Pokljuka plateau
Pokljuka is a high-elevation karst plateau that goes as high as 1,400 meters above the town of Bled and is already a part of the Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia. You will be able to admire the thick spruce forests that are only broken by scant roads and swamps. Pokljuka is also famous for its Biathlon Centre, where some of our best athletes train in the winter time.

Highlights of Alpine Lakes tour
Lake Bled island – traditional pletna boat to Bled island
Bled castle – the best views of Lake Bled
Kremšnita – have a chance to taste the traditional Bled custard cream cake
Pokljuka plateau – drive through amazing forests of Pokljuka, a 1100-1440m high plateau
Bohinj lake – take a stroll along the shores of pristine lake Bohinj

When?
Monday.

Starting points
Ljubljana (Koper, Maribor)

Price includes entrance fee of Bled castle, pletna boat fare, Vintgar gorge entrance fee, transfers and guide.

Price:
89 Euro

Coastbusters - Seaside in One Day Tour

Slovenian coast is small but endearingly charming. This is the best day trip to visit the highlights of the Slovenian coast and its hinterland. We visit Socerb castle and admire magnificent views of Koper and the Bay of Trieste. We continue through the coastal hinterland towards the Soline Nature Park, to discover the ages old traditions of salt production in the natural habitat of numerous birds and other animals. Portorož is Slovenia’s best seaside resort with a typical Mediterranean feel, and Piran is the prettiest town in Slovenia. End the tour with a walk through historical Koper, the most important city on the Slovenian coast.

Slovenian Seaside in 1 day tour description

Begin by visiting Socerb castle, offering breathtaking views of the Slovenian coast and the Bay of Trieste.

Continue through the small villages of the Slovenian Istria to Soline Regional park. Former salt fields have been transformed into one of the most important heritage sites in Slovenia, as the salt-rich soil of this wetlands provides ideal living conditions for a variety of plants and animals, including the world’s smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew

Continue to Portorož, Slovenia’s hippest resort with a typical Mediterranean riviera, and to Piran, the most beautiful town on the Slovenian coast, lying on a narrow peninsula.

After a lunch stop we continue our tour to Koper, historically the most important place on the Slovenian coast with an amazing Venetian town centre. Koper is also an important port and a popular stop for cruise ships, which makes it an ideal base for cruise ship shore excursions.

Highlights of Slovenian coast in 1 day

Adriatic coast and its hinterland, with magnificent views from Socerb castle
Piran, the cutest town in Slovenia, and Portorož, Slovenia’s best seaside tourist resort
Traditional salt-production at Soline salt fields and Nature Park
A walk through historical Koper, the most important city on Slovenian coast

When?
Every Wednesday and Sunday, or by request

Starting points:
Ljubljana, Bled, Maribor, Celje, Kranj

Price includes everything: transport, guide and entrance fees.

Price: 99 Euro

Goriška Brda Day Tour - sightseeing and wine-tasting

Why visit Goriška Brda?

This trip is designed for people who enjoy life! It combines fairytale landscape with cultural and historical traditions. Add a possibility of genuine gourmet experience and a taste of some excellent local wine, and the region of Goriška Brda will enchant you forever!

This is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small, forgotten villages. Gentle climate assures ideal growing conditions for grapes and Mediterranean fruits: cherries, peaches and apricots.

There is no mass production here, but wine growers of Goriška Brda are world famous for the quality of their wine, and wine conoisseurs will recognise many of the names as we travel through Goriška Brda.

Trip description

We start our tour at Dobrovo castle, a 2-storey Renaissance structure from the 17th century. We pass the poetic village of Medana and the medieval castle ruins at Vipolže, before we climb the lookout tower at Gonjace, offering us magnificent views of the whole region and even the coast of the Adriatic sea.

We stop for a traditional lunch on the way. We wrap up tour by visiting Šmartno, one of the best preserved medieval villages in Slovenia. Built as a military border fortress in the Middle Ages, Šmartno’s name derives from the Church of St. Martin, the largest church in the region. Its bell tower was one of the seven fortification towers. St. Martin is the patron saint of wine-makers and St. Martin’s day on 11. November marks the point when must turns into wine. This day is celebrated in Slovenia by a traditional feast nation-wide.

When?
Every Saturday

Starting points:
Ljubljana, Bled

Price includes everything: guide, transport, entrance fees and wine tasting.

Price: 99 Euro

Koper Shore Excursions (Cruise Stop Tours)

Visit Slovenia during your cruise shore stop in Koper: excursions to major tourist highlights of Slovenia: Lake Bled, Postojna cave, UNESCO sites, Ljubljana the capital.

Historical Koper is a popular Mediterranean cruise stop, and a great base to explore the highlights of Slovenia. We offer several tours to major tourist attractions in Slovenia. Our tours include comfortable transport and professional guidance.

Visit Ljubljana & Postojna cave

Visit Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour and take the funicular up to Ljubljana castle for great views of the city. Visit magnificent Postojna cave, Slovenia’s main tourist attraction. End the day with an optional sightseeing tour of historical Koper. Our most popular shore excursion from Koper!

Tour duration:
6-8 hrs, Distance: 250 km / 160 miles.

Price:
130 € (private tours available from 95 €)

Visit Lake Bled
Visit Lake Bled, Slovenia’s most famous Alpine resort. Take a boat to the lake island with a church and ring the wishing bell. Visit Bled castle and museum, and enjoy views of the lake from above. Have some free time for a stroll along the lake shore or stop for a coffee and traditional Bled cake, kremšnita. Our most ambitious shore excursion from Koper. End the day with an optional sightseeing tour of historical Koper.

Tour duration:
7-8 hrs, Distance: 350 km / 220 miles.

Price:
140 € (private tours available from 105 €)

Visit Postojna cave & Predjama castle
Explore Predjama castle, one of the most spectacular castles in the world, built into a high cliff. Visit magnificent Postojna cave, Slovenia’s main tourist attraction. If you want to visit the absolute tourist highlight of Slovenia, this is the ideal shore excursion from Koper for you! End the day with an optional sightseeing tour of historical Koper.

Tour duration:
5 hrs, Distance: 120 km / 75 miles.

Price:
120 € (private tours available from 95 €)

Škocjan UNESCO caves & Lipica Stud Farm
Tour the best of Slovenian Karst: visit world famous UNESCO-listed Škocjan caves and renowned Lipizzaner horses of Lipica Stud Farm, a perfect shore excursion from Koper. End the day with an optional sightseeing tour of historical Koper.

Tour duration:
6 hrs, Distance: 100 km / 60 miles.

Price:
120 € (private tours available from 95 €)

Visit Postojna cave
The largest cave of the classical Karst and the most popular cave in Europe. A trip to Slovenia’s number 1 tourist attraction must be part of every tour to Slovenia. Easy day trip for a Koper shore excursion.

Tour duration:
5 hrs, Distance: 250 km / 160 miles.

Price:
115 € (private tours available from 90 €)

When?
Available for every cruise stop.

Starting point:
Koper

Price:
Our prices include transport, tourist guide and all entrance fees.

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Why visit Styria (Štajerska)?
A tour for lovers of Central European traditions, a day trip through the wine growing region of Štajerska (Styria/Steiermark) and its medieval cities.

Trip description
We start the excursion in Ptuj, which is not just the oldest city but also the oldest continuously settled place in Slovenia. Lying by Drava river, Ptuj was an important station on the prehistoric Baltic – Mediterranean amber route. Historically it is one of the most important places in the country and its 2000-year history can be felt as you walk through town. You will admire the elegant city squares and townhouses, rich in architectural details and incorporated archeological pieces. A view from the castle above the city is simply breath-taking.

We continue our tour towards Maribor, a cosmopolitan city on the banks of the river Drava. Maribor is embraced by wine-growing hills on all sides. Maribor’s historic core is marked by the Austrian influence, and we will admire the lively and colourful squares and diverse architecture, as we stroll thorugh the old city centre.

We will also see the Old Vine, a Guinness Book-certified oldest grape vine in the world. The Old Vine is more than 450 years old and still bears fruits, which are pompously harvested each year and produced into wine. This exclusive wine is used as a promotional gift for visiting state dignitaries. We will enjoy wine tasting at this magical location.

Highlights of Maribor & Ptuj day trip
– Ptuj, the oldest and the prettiest Slovenian town
– Maribor, European Capital of Culture 2012
– Wine tasting in a traditional wine cellar

When?
Every Friday, or by request

Starting points:
Ljubljana, Celje, Bled

Price includes everything:
guide, transport, entrance fees and wine tasting.

Price:
99 Euro

Postojna cave & Predjama castle (Half-day Tour)

Half-day trip to Postojna cave, the largest and arguably the most beautiful cave of the classical Karst. Take a train ride into the underworld labyrinth of passages, tunnels, galleries and chambers, dotted with stalagmites, stalactites and columns of incredible shapes and sizes. We round up the trip by visiting Predjama castle, built into a high cliff and definitely the most remarkable castle in Slovenia.

Postojna cave
Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest Karst monuments. What makes Postojna cave a must-see attraction of Slovenia? A unique and adventurous ride with a special train, one of the most diverse cave systems in the world with 21 km of passages, galleries and magnificent halls, which offer a unique experience of the underground world and a large diversity of underground animals – including the world famous human fish (proteus anguinus).
Temperature in Postojna cave is a constant 9º C / 48 Fahrenheit, so you need to bring some warm clothes and comfortable shoes.

Predjama castle
The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and the summer its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colours of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow. It was referred to in writing for the first time in 1202.
Erazem of Predjama (Erasmus) is the main protagonist of numerous legends – on the one hand these legends glorify him as a passionate, handsome and noble knight, while on the other hand he is described as a bandit and a robber baron, who eventually breathed his last while in the toilet.

When?
Every day
Starting points

Ljubljana (Koper, Bled, Maribor)

The price includes guide, transport and entrance fees (Postojna cave, Predjama castle).

Price:
59 Euro

Škocjan UNESCO caves & Lipica Stud Farm Tourion

Tour the best of Slovenian Karst: visit world famous UNESCO-listed Škocjan caves and renowned Lipizzaner horses of Lipica Stud Farm, a perfect day trip or shore excursion

Discover the major attractions of the mysterious Karst region. Visit Lipica stud farm – home of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses, made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – and see these elegant horses in training for the performances. Stop for lunch in Lokev and explore this small village’s heritage of the Knights templar. End the tour by visiting the amazing Škocjan caves (UNESCO-listed) with the largest underground canyon in the world.

Highlights of Škocjan UNESCO caves & Lipica Stud Farm Tour:

Škocjan UNESCO caves – a walk through magnificent caves with a huge underground canyon
Lipica Stud Farm – home of the world famous Lipizzaner horses
Karst landscape – one of the most typical regions of Slovenia
Lokev – heritage of the Knights Templar and excellent choice of local restaurants

When?
Every Tuesday and Sunday, or by request

Starting points
Ljubljana, Bled, Koper, Maribor, Celje

Price includes everything:
transport, guide and entrance fees.

Price:
99 Euro

Slovenia in One Day Tour

The best way to explore all top tourist sights in one day

This is the ultimate day trip to do in Slovenia! If you only have a day and can not decide which of the tourist highlights in Slovenia to visit, why not visit all the main ones?

Even better:
visit the main tourist sights in one day and leave yourself some time to explore the less known, yet quite as attractive sights of Slovenia on our other day trips.

Trip description
We visit the world-famous Postojna cave. Being the largest cave of the classical Karst and the most popular cave in Europe, it is a 20 km (14 mi) cave system. Part of the cave visit is done by train, and part of it on foot. You will be amazed by stalagmites and stalactites forming fantastic shapes and sometimes joining in columns, and you will be awed by the cave’s passages and chambers.

We will also visit the famous Predjama castle, medieval home of the robber-baron Erasmus, and arguably the most spectacular castle in Slovenia. Some might argue that this title should belong to Bled castle, but you will soon be the best judge of that!

We also visit Lake Bled, world-famous glacial lake renowned for a medieval castle hanging on a cliff above the lake. We will visit the interesting museum in Bled castle and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the lake and its island with the Church of the Assumption. We take a traditional pletna boat to Bled island. We might have time for a short stroll along the lake or a coffee and “kremšnita” (vanilla cream cake, the most famous dessert in Slovenia).

Tourist highlights of Slovenia in 1 Day tour

Lake Bled – traditional boat to Bled island
Bled castle – the best views of Lake Bled
Predjama castle – the most spectacular castle in Slovenia
Postojna cave – Slovenia’s number 1 tourist attraction

Price includes guide, transport and entrance fees (boat to Bled island, Bled castle, Predjama castle, Postojna cave).

When?
Every day

Starting points
Ljubljana, Koper, Maribor

Price:
115 Euro

Slovenia incognita - a trip to the unknown

Step off the beaten track and take a trip to the unknown.

Find out what other hidden attractions Slovenia has to offer and join us on a trip to the unknown, where you could become familiar with Slovenian traditions, visit local festivals, and discover places that only few tourists have seen.

This excursion avoids major tourist places and takes you off the beaten path instead. It changes with the season and according to the weather conditions and the range of events on offer. It can include visits to attractive local events or festivals, food tasting sessions, demonstrations of traditional arts and crafts and much more.

Highlights of Slovenia incognita tour:
Every tour is individually designed according to season and local events
Experience real Slovenia
Off the beaten track Slovenia
Might include historical, cultural and natural attractions
Might include local festivals, culinary delights and wine tasting

When?
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday.

Starting points
Ljubljana (Koper, Maribor )

Price includes entrance fees of museums, festivals, food or wine tasting (DEPENDING ON THE TOUR), transfers and guide

Price:
89 Euro

Soca River Valley - Nature & Adventure Tour

Why explore the famous Soca valley on a day tour?

A day trip for those who enjoy pristine and beautiful nature! Visit one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world. Justly called the Emerald Beauty, Soca river is famous for its green-blue colour, for its purity and clarity and for the adrenaline water sports (kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed).

Soca River Valley Trip description

We start the trip by driving towards Kranjska gora, famous as a traditional setting of downhill skiing World Cup competitions. Our first stop is the picturesque Jasna lake, lying at the foothills of the mighty Julian Alps.

We continue our drive up the steep mountain road towards Vršic, passing the Russian Chapel, a wooden church erected to commemorate the Russian prisoners, who perished whilst building this monumental road during the World War 1.

On top of Vršic, the highest mountain pass in Slovenia (1611 m), we have a chance for a downhill ride into the Soca river valley. We start with the 25 hair pin bends, all downhill, of course.

We stop along the way for magnificent mountains views and photo moments. As we reach Soca river valley, the road levels out and we follow the river to Bovec, the adrenaline capital of Slovenia and the right place for our optional afternoon adrenaline activities: rafting, kayaking or canyoning .

We wrap up this day trip by returning through the lower Soca river valley, stopping in Kobarid (Capporetto in Italian) for a walk around town and an optional visit to the Museum of World War 1, one of the best museums in Slovenia. Ernest Hemingway used Kobarid and Soca river valley as a setting for his novel Farewell to Arms.

Highlights of Soca River Valley Tour
– Kranjska Gora, traditional Skiing World Cup setting
– Magnificent mountain vistas
– Emerald-coloured Soca river
– Kobarid, the setting Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)
– World-class optional adrenaline activities:white water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling

When?
Every Saturday

Starting points
Ljubljana, Bled, Maribor, Celje

Price includes guidance and transport. Optional adrenaline activities: rafting (€36), canyoning (€60), kayaking (€36), cycling (€45)

Price:
89 Euro

Visit Lake Bled (Half-day Tour)

Take our half-day tour and visit Lake Bled, the charming Alpine resort at the edge of the Julian Alps. Lake Bled is famous for an island with a church in the middle of the lake. Above Lake Bled there is a medieval castle perched on a cliff and offering the best views of Lake Bled and the surrounding Alpine peaks. Our half-day tour to Lake Bled is one of the most popular excursions in Slovenia.

Visit Bled island in the middle of Lake Bled

Our tour to Lake Bled begins with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, the only island in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique to Lake Bled. They are operated by a single rower with two oars. You get some time to explore the island. Optionally, you can enter the church and even ring the wishing bell, which has been ringing over Lake Bled since 1534.

Visit Bled castle – high above Lake Bled

Our tour to Lake Bled continues to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Take a tour of the Bled castle museum, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle. Bled castle is more than a thousand years old, and one of the most spectacular castles in Slovenia.

Visit Lake Bled – take a walk or enjoy coffee and cake

Have some free time at the shore of Lake Bled. You can take a walk along Lake Bled, admire the views and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the coffee shops – where you need to try kremšnita, the traditional Bled custard cream cake. You can even rent a bicycle and take a ride around Lake Bled.

Tourist highlights of a visit to Lake Bled

Lake Bled – take a tour to Slovenia’s most famous lake with its castle and picturesque island
Pletna boat – take the traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Bled island – visit Bled island, the only Slovenian island
Bled castle – visit Bled castle and museum, and admire the best views of Lake Bled
Kremšnita – have a chance to taste the traditional Bled custard cream cake

When?
Every day.

Starting points
Ljubljana (Koper, Maribor)

Price includes tourist guide, transport, pletna boat to Bled island and entrance to Bled castle.

Price:
59 Euro

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