Best of Slovenia in 7 days


Day 1 – Meet at Ljubljana Airport and on to Ljubljana

Welcome to Slovenia! Upon landing at Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana, you will meet your guide and start the tour. First, we drive to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. Settle at the hotel and if time permits, do a walking tour of the major sites in downtown Ljubljana. We will explore the lively city center and saunter down the main street along the banks of the Ljubljanica River. Visit a classical European castle, parks, and churches as we wind our way around by foot. We will appreciate the legacy of architect Jože Plečnik around the city at worthwhile stops such as the National Library, Central Market, Triple Bridge, and Plečnik's own home turned museum, all under the watchful eyes of the city's many signature dragons. The Central Market is also a key site for sampling local cuisine at its many stalls. Overnight at a hotel in Ljubljana.

Day 2 – From Ljubljana to Lake Bled 

After a healthy breakfast, we have a short transfer to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. We drive towards Lake Bled. This picture-postcard lake with its island is one of Slovenia's main attractions. First, we visit a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff. Then we walk down to the lake and take a traditional »pletna boat« to the island. We enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Then we drive to Vintgar Gorge, where we walk the craggy walkways and see some nice waterfalls. Afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace. Of course, you have to try a slice of the famous Bled cream cake (kremšnita). Overnight in a hotel in Bled.

Day 3 - Day trip to Lake Bohinj and Triglav national park

After breakfast, we continue our trip towards Lake Bohinj. We take the cable car and get up to 1537m at Vogel Mountain. After some beautiful views of the lake and the majestic Julian Alps, we return to our car and drive to Savica waterfall. A short hike (45 minutes) takes us to the one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area. We then have lunch at a restaurant at Ribčev Laz and some free time to walk around. We then drive up to Triglav national park. We stop along the way for some photos and once at the Pokljuka plateau we go on a short hike to enjoy the serenity of the forest.  We then return to Bled for overnight.

Day 4 – From Bled across the Julian Alps to Bovec

After breakfast, we start our journey with a drive through beautiful Radovna valley. Our first stop will be in the valley of Vrata. We go on a short hike to one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia, Peričnik Waterfall. We then drive on past Kranjska Gora until Zelenci Nature Reserve, where we do another short hike around the area. Zelenci is a remainder of a mighty lake that might have been here millions of years ago. From there we head on to Lake Jasna, another beautiful sight for today. We take a short break here and have the opportunity to hike a bit, or just enjoy some coffee and views. Next on our schedule is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia. Vrsič pass is 1611 meter high and home to some amazing views. We descend into Soča valley, one of the most spectacular and beautiful valleys in whole of Slovenia. We do some stops on the way. Our final goal is Bovec.

Day 5 – From Bovec to Piran

After breakfast, we continue on our discovery of the western region of Slovenia. Our first stop is the mighty waterfall Boka. With a total height of 144m and width of 18m, it is also one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Europe. We head on to Tolmin where we stop at Tolmin Georges. Our next stop will be Štanjel castle, which sits in a picturesque village of Štanjel. Of course, we do not miss sampling some traditional food in the surrounding villages. Since we are in the wine region, we also visit a wine cellar and sample some excellent Slovenian wines. We then head on to the coast and settle in our hotel in Piran. Overnight in Piran.

Day 6 – Piran and the Slovenian coast

After breakfast, we head out on a walking tour of Piran. We walk along old houses and hear stories and legends of the past. Of course, we do not miss the main highlights of Tartini square and church of Saint George. Our next spot will be Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, where we wander the salt flats and learn about salt harvesting in the area. We leave the coastal area and drive inland to Hrastovlje, to visit the church of Holy Trinity with its famous mural Dance of Death. Krkavče is one of the most beautiful villages full of Istrian architecture and of course, we do not miss the opportunity to walk around. One more scenic stop at Socerb castle, to see an amazing view of Slovenia's coast and we return to Piran for some free time.

Day 7 – From Piran to Postojna and back to the airport

After breakfast, we start our last day in Slovenia. We drive to Postojna caves, the world's most captivating cave with magnificent cave formations and diverse fauna. We take an unforgettable ride on the underground train and walk around in just a small part of the 24-kilometer cave. A Fairytale castle nearby is another unmissable attraction. We visit Predjama Castle, which is perched in the middle of a 123m high cliff for over 800 years. After a short break and according to the scheduled of your flight we head on to Ljubljana Airport. End of the tour.

COST OF THE TOUR:

Send us you inquiry for private or group tours to info@gekko-slovenia.com 

OUR TOURS INCLUDE

  • Airport Pick up and Drop off          
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle at disposal per program          
  • Professional knowledgeable English speaking driver          
  • Professional local guidance at points of interest          
  • All cost related to the vehicle – gas, parking, highway tolls          
  • All costs related to the driver          
  • Free Wi-Fi avaliable in the vehicle     

ACCOMODATION

You can always book your own accomodation or we can take car of that for you. There is a huge variety of accomodation possible. Tourist farms, pensions, B&B, standard hotels, luxury hotels. You name it and we will let you know the options.  

  • Needed accomodation for this tour     
  • 7 days / 6 overnights   
  • 1 night Ljubljana      
  • 2 nights Bled        
  • 1 nights Bovec          
  • 2 nights Piran          

HOW WE DRIVE AROUND

Depending on the group size we use air-conditioned van’s (4-8 passangers) or limousine (1-3 passangers) 

Free Wi-Fi avaliable in the vehicle