From  £960
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Drive through the vineyard region of Goriska Brda
  • Take the funicular train up to Ljubljana Castle
  • See alpine lakes surrounded by high peaks
  • Explore the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana
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Slovenia Fly-Drive

8 Day Tour, from £960 per person

Slovenia is one of Europe’s underrated treasures. Blessed with stunning craggy mountain ranges, beautiful shimmering lakes and alpine forest, it almost seems unfair that Slovenia should also be home to a section of picture-perfect Adriatic coast. But possibly it’s greatest asset is that compared to western Europe, or the likes of its Croatian or Austrian neighbours, Slovenia remains relatively untouched by mass tourism and the crowds have yet to cotton on. Explore Ljubljana, the pretty capital city overlooked by a castle at its centre before delving deeper into the country and visiting the mountains, picturesque Lake Bled, the Postjoina Caves and Piran situated on the Slovenian coast.

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO LJUBLJANA
FLY TO LJUBLJANA
Fly to Ljubljana. On arrival you are met and transferred to Ljubljana where you will spend the next two nights.
DAY 2
LJUBLJANA
LJUBLJANA
Start your day by exploring the capital on foot. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque open-air Central Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Take the funicular train up to Ljubljana Castle for great panoramic views of the city below. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B)
DAY 3
LJUBLJANA TO PIRAN
LJUBLJANA TO PIRAN
Your car will either be delivered to your hotel or you can pick it up from the downtown office. Depart Ljubljana for Piran (120km). The day is reserved for the Karst region. Head out through the scenic countryside. Your first stop is at the Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train, then continue to visit Predjama Castle. This powerful medieval stronghold is perched high on a cliff-side! Finally, drive to Piran on the Slovenian coast. Overnight in Piran. (B)
DAY 4
PIRAN TO GORISKA BRDA
PIRAN TO GORISKA BRDA

This morning, pop along the coast to Portoroz, popular tourist resort, for a quick swim and then continue to the wine growing region of Goriska Brda via Secovlje Salt-pans, where salt is produced using age old methods. Drive inland, past Lipica where you can stop to admire the famous Lipizzaner horses at the Stud Farm. Continue to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda for an overnight stay, where you will have the possibility to taste local cuisine and wines. Why not sample Rebula, the regions indigenous white wine. (B)

DAY 5
GORISKA BRDA TO BLED
GORISKA BRDA TO  BLED

Today, head through the scenic Soca Valley and Julian Alps towards Bled (approx 4 hour drive if taking the scenic route via the Vrsic Pass (1611m), following the emerald green Soca River downstream through Kobarid (mentioned in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms). Fans of fine dining will be delighted to learn that the area is home to one of Slovenia’s best restaurants ’Hisa Franko’. Many think that it should have earned a Michelin star but Slovenia is yet to feature in the Michelin guide (pre-booking recommended). Spend 3 nights in Bled, a peaceful town beautifully situated in the Alps. (B)

DAY 6
BLED
BLED

An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travellers in the middle of the 19th century. Since then, a small town of hotels, villas, and restaurants has developed around the lake, turning Bled into a lively, all-seasons resort. Explore the charming town and the lakeshore, and visits imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Visit also 1.6 km long Vintgar gorge that carves its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills and is graced by the radovna with its waterfalls, pools and rapids. (B)

DAY 7
BOHINJ
BOHINJ

Drive to Lake Bohinj this afternoon, another Alpine Jewel, just 26 km (30 min drive) from Bled.  Take the funicular to Mt Vogel for a splendid view of the Bohinj valley.  (B)

DAY 8
DEPARTURE DAY
Drop off the car at Ljubljana airport (35km, approx. 30min drive) and take return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £960 per person

Price Includes


  • Return economy flights with Easyjet from Stansted or Gatwick to Ljubljana inc. checked baggage & pre-reserved seating
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels on B&B basis
  • Car hire, Opel Astra/ Citroen 1.6 or similar inc. vignette, CDW, theft protection, airport surcharge and tax
  • Arrival transfer by private car

 



 


Price Excludes


  • Meals not specified 
  • Insurance 
  • Parking and fuel
  • Personal accident insurance and super collision damage waiver on car hire
  • Sightseeing tours

 



 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • From price per person in 3-star accommodation: £960 From price per person in 4-star accommodation: £1150

Tour Route Map


  1. Slovenia, Ljubljana
  2. Slovenia, Piran
  3. Slovenia, Bled

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