Slovenia - Touring Holidays
On an escorted tour to Slovenia you’ll discover a land nestled in the heart of Europe which seems to have more in common with its Alpine neighbours of Austria and Italy, than those of former Yugoslavia. Forested mountains are interspersed with glacial lakes and fairy tale castles, and chalet-style houses look out onto lush farmland. The scenery of Slovenia is fresh and natural, while its people are genuine, welcoming and accommodating.
Castles, churches & museums
The capital, Ljubljana, is a prosperous and pretty city with many well-preserved historic buildings and plenty of green spaces. It also has the Ljubljana River flowing through it, whose banks are lined with enticing promenades, cafés and shops.
Rising above a wide valley, with red-bricked roofs as far as the eye can see is Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia. Its compact medieval centre is easily explored in a day and boasts many interesting attractions including a 12th century castle, monasteries, churches, museums and a maze of colourful lanes.
Piran is one of Slovenia’s most picturesque towns, where you can admire a host of authentic Venetian and Slovenian architecture and discover twisting cobbled alleyways and romantic hidden courtyards. For a spot of people-watching, head to Tartini Square. The heart of the town was built within the original Roman harbour walls and is named after Venetian Baroque violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini.
Venice is within reach
If you can tear yourself away, Piran is perfectly located to access some of Europe’s other hot spots. You can reach Croatia’s coastal villages in just a couple of hours by road, and the extraordinary floating city of Venice is a mere three-hour ferry ride away. Also within easy reach is Slovenia’s best coastal resort, Portoraoz, which is surrounded by vine-clad hills and olive and cypress trees.
A popular attraction in Slovenia is the Postojna Cave, a subterranean world of glistening rock formations in all shapes and sizes. So huge is this cavernous network that you can explore it by train – a thrilling experience.
Beautiful Lake Bled
No holiday to Slovenia is complete without a visit to beautiful Lake Bled, surrounded by photogenic forested hills and overlooked by an ancient cliff-top castle. Motor boats are banned in this tranquil area, so take a traditional Pletna boat across to Bled Island, which is home to the Gothic Church of the Assumption. The bell tower, built in the 15th century, is steeped in legend and anyone who rings its ‘wishing bell’ is said to have their wish come true. After your Slovenia holiday, a further visit is certain to be top of your list.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
Articles about Slovenia
Slovenia - Postojna Cave
Carved over thousands of years by the Pivka River, the Postojna Cave is a vast subterranean network of passages, galleries and chambers which have attracted visitors for more than 200 years. On your Slovenia holiday, a visit is a must.