Your tour kicks off with a convenient pickup at your central Ljubljana hotel. Meet your guide and driver, then buckle into your minivan and set off to explore Slovenia’s under-the-radar treasures. On your way, your guide will discuss the itinerary for the day, which will partly depend on the weather conditions, seasons, and suggestions from you and the group.
Admire the scenery, as the view out your window quickly changes from Ljubljana’s Baroque-era architecture, to verdant bucolic hillsides. Embrace serendipity as your day unfolds before you. Maybe you will stop at the Mayor’s Cave, one of Slovenia’s 10,000 caves, or at Županova jama. Other fascinating caves, riddled with stalactites and pools include Planina Cave and Hell Cave (Jama Pekel).
Keep an eye out for impromptu festivals that typically highlight traditional music and crafts. Local markets are also great pit-stops, as they offer an opportunity to taste regional foods and interact with locals. Many villages also offer ways to learn about iron forging and lace-making.
Maybe next you will explore one of the many castles in the countryside, like Žužemberk Castle or Turjak Castle. Podsreda Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Slovenia. Next, it might be on to a Slovenian church, like Stična Cistercian Abbey, the country’s oldest monastery.
Unwind at one of Slovenia’s wineries or stop for views of lakes and waterfalls along your journey. There is no shortage of places to discover in this small but bountiful country. Come evening, enjoy a convenient drop-off at your central Ljubljana hotel.