Slovenia is a tiny country with stunning scenery, medieval architecture, cafe culture and one of the most charming capitals in Europe. Ljubljana is the romantic capital with riverside wine bars, centuries-old cobbled streets and baroque architecture. The countryside is dotted with small villages, castles, and gorgeous lake region at the foot of the Slovenian Alps.
Join us for a couple of days to experience the soul of Slovenia. Some highlights:
- Walking tour with guide or on your own in Ljubljana
- Visit Lake Region – full day- Lake Bled & Bohinj are the most well known lakes nestled under the majestic Julian Alps of Slovenia
- Visit Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle
- The Postojna Caves are and extensice underground system of passages, tunnels, galleries & chambers with stunning stalagmites & stalatites
- Wine tasting tour – Primorje & Brda
- Wander the Karst region – caves, limestone terrain, Slovenian wines – all compelling reasons to visit
- Lipica Stud Farm – home to the famous Lipizan horses of Vienna
- Škocjan Caves – UNESCO World Natural Heritage
- Medieval Slovenian coast – Koper, Izola & Piran
- Ptuj – ancient city first mentioned by Tacitus in 69BC
- Sečovlje Salina – Salt flats & nature park in SW Slovenia
- Rafting, hiking & biking
- Great multi-day hiking tours in the Julien Alps, coastal Slovenia, Lakes District and Karst region
With a wine tradition stretching back to the 16th century,Slovenia is well known for its wines (both whites and reds), claiming 5 distinction regions. Slovenia claims 28,000 wineries – many are very small family wineries producing about 70% white wines and 30% red wines. The most prevalent white indigenous varietals are laški rizling and Malvazija. The most prevalent red indigenous varietals are refošk and teran. Enjoy comparing Slovenian & Croatian Malvazijas and Terans. More recently, international wines are being produced including chardonnay, sauvignon, sivi and beli pinot as well as cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
Goriška Brda Wine country with beautiful, unspoiled villages, rolling hills, orchards & vineyards, is right on the border of Slovenia & Italy. Visit a variety of producers such as Simčič Family Winery, Kabaj, Klet Brda & Movia Estate with a focus on indigenous varietals.
The wine-growing region of Primorska is renowned for strong, dry wines. In the Brda Hills, directly on the border with Italy, Slovenian wine-makers produce white wines, such as Rebula, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, and red wines, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.