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Things to do in Slovenia

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Welcome to Slovenia

Slovenia's forests, quaint towns, and cosmopolitan capital entice travelers to explore the Central European gem. Take advantage of a private or small-group tour to enjoy all you can across the country, from mountains and lakes to hot springs and a medieval castle. Book a walking tour to revel in Ljubljana's picturesque city streets, which reflect the country's dedication to keeping the capital green. Traffic in the city center has been restricted to favor walking and biking, perfect for touring. Follow your guide to discover art nouveau architecture, and check out museums and cultural institutions. Slovenians love to show off their sophisticated, locally sourced cuisine, which has been influenced by its Italian, Hungarian, and Austrian neighbors, and is often accompanied by delicious Slovenian wine. Then hop on a boat tour across glacial Lake Bled, stop at the tiny baroque chapel on the lake's central island, tour the medieval Predjama Castle, and spelunk to see the dramatic rock formations of Postojna Cave. Tour the Adriatic coast to relax and swim on the beach or explore picturesque Piran in search of the most stunning coastal vantage points from which to take photos. Tours also feature outdoor adventures such as hiking through verdant forests, rafting on the fast-moving Soča River, and climbing peaks in the Julian Alps.

Top 15 attractions in Slovenia

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Lake Bled

Lake Bled

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Nestled into the foothills of the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia, glacial Lake Bled is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Subterranean thermal springs keep the lake’s exquisite blue-green waters relatively warm during summer, making it a hot spot for water sports. Bled also makes a perfect base for exploring the Julian Alps.More
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Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Old Town

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Between Ljubljana’s medieval hilltop castle and the Ljubljanica River lie the narrow cobblestone streets and charming pastel-colored buildings of Old Town. The neighborhood’s impressive architecture, picturesque bridges, riverfront walkways, and heaps of cafés and bars with terrace seating help make Ljubljana a true jewel of Central Europe.More
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Soca Valley

Soca Valley

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The emerald-green Soca River winds through Slovenia’s Julian Alps and lures adventure sports enthusiasts with its abundance of river sports and mountain activities. The Soca Valley, including the adventure hotspot towns of Bovec and Kobarid, was also one of the major fronts in World War I and evidence of the conflict can still be seen here.More
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Ljubljana Castle Funicular

Ljubljana Castle Funicular

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Since 2006, the Ljubljana Castle Funicular has been transporting passengers between the city center in Slovenia’s capital and Ljubljana Castle, perched on top of Castle Hill. Featuring a modern design, the glass-enclosed cable railway also offers spectacular views over Ljubljana, as well as the ruins of a medieval defensive wall.More
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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

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Built into a rocky precipice in the Julian Alps foothills of northwest Slovenia, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) sits high above the stunning blue-green Lake Bled. With moats, a drawbridge, ramparts, towers, and terraces with magnificent views of the lake, this 9th-century fortress is everything you would imagine a medieval fairy-tale castle to be.More
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Tivoli Park and Mansion

Tivoli Park and Mansion

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With pretty landscaped gardens, shaded woodlands, and peaceful walkways, Tivoli Park is Ljubljana's most popular green space. The 2-square-mile (5-square-kilometer) expanse features walking and cycling trails, mini golf courses, and playgrounds as well as important cultural institutions such as Tivoli Mansion and the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.More
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Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)

Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)

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One of Ljubljana’s most recognizable landmarks, the Triple Bridge over Ljubljanica River connects the city’s historic center with the popular meeting point, Prešeren Plaza. The bridge’s three interconnected pedestrian-only pathways are the inspired masterwork of Slovene architect Jože Ple?nik and stand among his many humanist architectural gems in the city.More
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Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

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With its picture-perfect church and ornate steeple peeking out above the treeline and perched on Bled Lake, tiny Bled Island (Bled Island (Blejski Otok) looks like something out of a fairy tale. Local tradition has it that a groom must carry his bride up all 99 steps that lead from the island’s dock to the church to ensure a happy marriage.More
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Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions

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Challenge your mind and test the limits of your perception at Ljubljana’s immersive Museum of Illusions. The museum—which features a series of interactive exhibits, mind-bending optical illusions, stereograms, and holograms—provides an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.More
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Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge

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Spanning the Ljubljanica River in the heart of Old Town Ljubljana, the Dragon Bridge is one of the most popular landmarks in the city. Four menacing bronze dragons guard the bridge, two at each end, with 16 smaller dragons adorning its span. These mythical beasts are symbolic of the city’s founding and have become the emblem of Ljubljana.More
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Preseren Square (Presernov Trg)

Preseren Square (Presernov Trg)

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Located at the foot of the iconic Triple Bridge over Ljubljanica River—and dedicated to beloved national poet France Prešeren—Prešeren Square is one of Ljubljana’s most famous public spaces. Perched by the riverside, the square is connected to many of the city’s main thoroughfares, making it the perfect spot from which to explore the city.More
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Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg)

Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg)

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Piran’s Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg) is one of the most impressive plazas in Slovenia, and that's not just because of its grand Venetian and neo-Renaissance surroundings. Originally outside city walls, the square first served as a fishing dock, and by the end of the 19th century, was completely overrun with sewage, prompting city officials to build the public square on top. Today, the pedestrian-only plaza sits between Piran's Town Hall and Court House, and serves as a scenic venue for concerts and events, as well as a popular meeting spot for city locals. Go for the people-watching or for excellent views of the surrounding hills, architecture, and Adriatic Sea.Within the square, you'll see a 19th-century monument of the violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, for whom the square is named for, and two stone flag poles from the 15th century at either side of its entrance.More
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Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

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The Vintgar Gorge—created over centuries by the waters of the Radovna River—draws visitors with its emerald green pools, dramatic waterfalls, and picturesque swimming holes. Visit to traverse bridges and wooden boardwalks suspended over the water, and see the Sum waterfall, which cascades into an emerald pool at the head of the gorge.More
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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

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The image of the picturesque steepled church on a tiny forested island surrounded by emerald waters is what attracts most visitors to Lake Bled in the first place. Visitors flock to the Church of the Assumption to climb to the top of the belltower and make a wish. Legend has it if you ring the bell three times your wish will come true.More
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Ljubljana Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

Ljubljana Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

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With its enormous green dome and twin clock towers, the St. Nicholas’ Cathedral (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja) towers over Ljubljana Old Town and is one of the city’s must-see attractions. The cathedral’s lavish interior is its biggest draw; nearly every inch of the inside is covered in art from the baroque-style frescos and portraits to the magnificent carved altar and bronze doors.More

Top activities in Slovenia

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
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White Water Rafting in Bled

White Water Rafting in Bled

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Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
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Rafting in Bled

Rafting in Bled

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Lake Bled Paragliding

Lake Bled Paragliding

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Bled Rafting

Bled Rafting

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Zipline Dolinka Bled

Zipline Dolinka Bled

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Canyoning in Bled

Canyoning in Bled

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Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket

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Recent reviews from experiences in Slovenia

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Relaxing day trip!
Evangelia_Z, Aug 2022
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Nice relaxing day trip to Slovenian nature, with many places to see !
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Brilliant day trip
Kenneth_D, Jul 2022
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Great way to see the beautiful scenery of Slovenia - Mika our tour guide really knew his history and was interested in sharing with us - brilliant trip
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Amazing experience
Bianca_P, Jul 2022
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
We were able to see the most interesting places in Slovenia in one day, and every place is so beautiful, it really worthed it.
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Beautyway experience
Tatiana_F, Jul 2022
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
Slovenia is a beautiful country and one day is definitely enough to see all her beauty.
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Great tour with great customer service
Luis_C, Apr 2022
Slovenian highlights - Lake Bled, Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
This is an excellent tour in which we had the opportunity to visit some of the most popular sites in Slovenia.
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Brilliant full day without a single dull moment
Niladri_S, Aug 2022
7 Alpine Wonders- Day Tour Bled, Soca valley, Slovenia
The waterfall and Soca gorge was awesome.
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Superb worry free bike ride!
mike_k, May 2022
Electric Bike Tour Piran & Salt Pans
Plenty of worry free bike trails to see the area!
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A taste of everything!
Amanda_A, May 2022
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Piran was a cute little town and I do think we spent enough time there - there’s certainly more to see and do than we had time for, but we got the gist of it.
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Happy to be the newest Slovenian wine ambassador 😉
AnnKatrin_F, Mar 2022
2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled
It is so nice to see the enthusiasm for a product of the country and the wine was fantastic.
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Great trip for people who love nature
Boguslaw_M, May 2022
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Fantastic guide Jan who spoke perfect English and shared with us all interesting facts about history, geography, everyday life of Slovenia.
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A very enjoyable tour in a beautiful country
MARIEHELENE_R, Oct 2021
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Tiran is worth being seen, even in the strong wind as that allows to see how it is like in all seasons.
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Great one day highlights tour!
Sabrina_D, May 2022
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
Nina was an amazing guide sharing wonderful knowledge about the history of Slovenia and the attractions.
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Unmissable
Jaial A, Jan 2020
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
Everything ran smoothly and on time, and both attractions are well worth visiting.
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Incredible experience with fantastic guide
Mitchell_R, Oct 2019
Original Emerald River Adventure
Amazing adventure, felt like an oppurtunity to see the real natural side to Slovenia!
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B E A Utiful
Shylo T, Oct 2019
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes - Vintgar Ticket Included
The tour was one of my favourite plenty of time to see everything.
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Aweso.e walking tour and guide
Leonie S, Sep 2019
Piran Walking Tour with Local Wine and Food Tasting
Guide spoke excellent english.
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Sights close to the capital
Sue_T, Jun 2019
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
Great guide, Ziga Ivanc, who discussed Slovenian history and sights in both English and Spanish to the 6 of us on the tour.
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Impressive caves
rl56b, Sep 2018
Postojna cave and Predjama castle day trip from Bled
The Postojna caves are very impressive and this day trip was the easiest way to visit them while on holiday in Slovenia without a car.
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Absolute Alpine Magic
David_D, Jul 2018
Full-Day Triglav National Park Tour from Ljubljana
Highly recommend this day trip if time limited in Slovenia and want some amazing short hiking and alpine scenery, along with waterfalls and lakes along with expert and accommodating guide
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A Great Day in Slovenia
Michael_F, Aug 2022
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
This is a great way to see a lot of Slovenia in a day.
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All about Slovenia

Currency
Euro (€)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+386
Language(s)
Slovenian
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