Visiting Slovenia is ideal for nature lovers, but the cities, like Ljubljana, are also spectacular. Slovenia's landscape offers tremendous variety. In one direction there's the Alps. In another the Mediterranean coast. In between there are forests and river gorges. Those who visit Slovenia always love the diversity of options.
You can see this meeting of Slavic, Central European, Balkan and Mediterranean cultures in Ljubljana, the vibrant capital. It is centrally located and the perfect place from which to day-trip while you're visiting Slovenia.
Explore Slovenia's natural beauty
If you'd like to unwind on your holiday in Slovenia, head to the charming lakeside resort of Bled. This small city sits by a glacial lake with a mountain backdrop. It's ideal for water activities such as swimming and rowing. Plus, the path around the lake makes for a comfortable bike ride. The Julian Alps that you see from Bled are great for active travelers and nature lovers. You can hike or go rafting on the Soca river.
Visit Slovenia's neighbors
Slovenia is a small country, so we often combine a visit here with a longer tour. Venice is just a few hours by road. Then there's Croatia to the south, which along with Slovenia used to be part of Yugoslavia. Slovenia joined the EU in 2004 and became part of the Schengen Area in 2007. So visitors can enjoy practically borderless travel between Italy and Slovenia. You won't have to change money, either. Slovenia has been on the Euro since then too.
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Accommodation in Slovenia is comfortable and affordable. Our local guides will be on-hand to assist all vacationers. Wherever you want to travel in Slovenia, we can make it happen. Visit Ljubljana, Bled, the Julian Alps, or all of them. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we'll start planning the perfect Slovenia vacation, just for you.
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Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Slovenia
Our suggested itineraries in Slovenia and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Slovenia vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
This two week trip will have you experiencing the highlights of two beautiful countries. From bustling Rome, akl the way to Ljubljana, the super-cute capital of Slovenia, with overnight stops in Florence, Venice and the Julian Alps along the way. read full itinerary
2 weeks gives you enough time to travel the length of Croatia as well as see some of Slovenia. Start with the compact Slovenian capital Ljubljana and day trip to Bled. Continue on to Rovinj, a walled city on the coast of Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany". From there you go inland to Plitvice to explore the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then it's back to the coast, with a night in cosy Trogir, near Split. After a visit to Diocletian's Palace which encloses Old Split it's time for a ferry ride to relax on sunny Hvar Island. We've saved the best for last with Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic your final destination. read full itinerary
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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Slovenia
What is the weather like in Slovenia?
The weather in Slovenia varies from season to season. There are also three climatic influences that meet in the country. A harsh Alpine climate prevails in the mountains, the coast has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and the north-east lowlands have a continental climate. The average temperature is above 20°C (68F) in July, and around 0°C (32F) in January. It is worth checking the current weather before you travel, so that you can dress and pack appropriately.
How much should I tip in Slovenia?
Tipping is not traditionally a common practice in Slovenia although with the influx of foreign visitors it has become more accepted in recent years. Some restaurants and hotels will levy a service charge automatically on a bill and if not around 10% ould be a sufficient amount to tip. Taxi drivers and hotel staff should be rewarded by one or two Euros for good service.
What is Slovenian food like?
Typical Slovene food is influenced by the nighboring Slavic, Hungarian and Italian traditions and is in general wholesome and hearty. Goulash is perhaps the most popular dish, made of beef or lamb and slow cooked in a thick gravy with carrots, mushrooms, potatoes and seasoning. Sausage and Sauerkraut is a simple but filling dish that is found in many Ljubljana cafes and restaurants and can be served as an appetizer or main meal. Noted desserts include Potica - a crunchy nut roll and Slovenian almond cake.