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Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana

1. Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana

Start your small-group tour with a pick up from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps in an air-conditioned minivan. Admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, as well as the church-topped islet in its center. Drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore. Visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the cafe. Next, drive up to Bled Castle and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. Return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. After a break for lunch, visit Vintgar Gorge, and be amazed by its rapids as you walk along a 1.6 km path of wooden bridges above the water. Admire Pokljuka plateau, covered with coniferous forest and famous for its Biathlon Centre, where some of the best Slovenian athletes train in the winter time. Continue to Lake Bohinj, the largest and most beautiful Alpine lake in Slovenia.  Discover alpine villages such as Ribčev Laz and Ukanc and take a short hike to picturesque Savica waterfall. Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop off at your hotel.

Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

2. Ljubljana Bites & Sights with a Local Guide

Get to know one of Europe’s most beautiful cities in one of the best ways possible: through its food. While it might still be an underrated destination, Ljubljana has been slowly upping its culinary game, emerging as a city perfect for travelling foodies. After meeting your friendly local guide in Prešeren Square in the very center of the city, head straight for Ljubljana’s vibrant farmers market to discover hidden gems, and wander through the inner market, tasting some local goodies. You’ll also check out the fish market and try a sip of fresh milk straight from the farm.  Next, make your way to the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town, past some of the city’s most famous landmarks whose stories will be revealed to you as you walk. You'll make two tasty stops as you walk across the Town square, where you will have the chance to try some local honey as well as a sweet-salty bite of handmade chocolate topped with fleur de sel.  Digging even deeper into the region’s food scene, you’ll learn about the importance of the Slovenian forest and its fruits. Sample a liquor made from blueberries, dried figs or honey, which will help you understand the cultural importance of these drinks and their importance in shaping the national character.  Even though you’ve been snacking all day, now it’s time for a proper meal. Continue to a restaurant where locals love to go for their daily lunch. The menu offers three different options (always including a vegetarian dish). Stomachs full of hearty food and heads filled with local lore, visit one of the most charming streets in the city, where a real gem is hiding — one that offers lots of Instagram-worthy views of Ljubljana. Your tour will finish here and your local guide can give you directions back to the city center, as well as recommendations for what else to see and do in Ljubljana during your stay.

From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

3. From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

Discover the charm of the villages of Piran, Koper, Izola, Strunjan, and Portoroz in the coastal region of Slovenia. Hike through vineyards and along the sea, try local wine or a seafood lunch, and learn about the area from your guide. This region is made up of five magical lands — these towns were once fishing villages clustered together alongside the indestructible cliff sides on the Slovene Riviera. These towns are also very well known for their landscape, cultural heritage, hiking and biking trails, the relaxing sight of fishing boats bobbing in the sea, and crystal clear waters. If you like the sea then the ideal time to visit Slovenia's littoral starts from mid-May to mid-September. If you are interested in hiking and biking, it starts even earlier, from mid-March to mid-October. But above all, this region is heaven for wine and food lovers. The area's delicious, fresh seafood and excellent wines are sure to satisfy even the most demanding visitors so make sure you experience the culinary side of the cities too and relax with a lovely dish.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

One of my best day trips ever ! And I've had a lot of day trips in my life . And it's all because of the guide " Alinka" .She was the greatest of all guides ! Very knowledgeable, very caring and gave us time to do the walks with no pressure! Thank you Alinka xoxo

We had an amazing time on this tour! It covered all of the natural highlights of the region! Our guide Gregor was amazing and could tell us so much about Slovenia and it’s history! We absolutely loved it! Would 10/10 recommend!

Our guide Sanda was wonderful. She provided prompt pickup/drop off service, shared good information about the country and revised the order of our visits to avoid crowds and the make the most of our visit.

Sanda was an amazing tour guide and the day was perfect! Thank you for making my trip to Slovenia so memorable and thanks Sanda for spending my birthday with me!

Great guide with a lot of knowledge and definetly one of the most beautiful sights i have seen so far.