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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

Lake Bled

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

Ljubljana Castle Funicular

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

Ljubljana Old Town

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

Soca Valley

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

Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

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

Tivoli Park and Mansion

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

Triple Bridge (Tromostovje)

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

Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

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

Dragon Bridge

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

Preseren Square (Presernov Trg)

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

Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg)

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


Tucked almost on the border with Italy in Slovenia’s limestone karst landscape, Lipica is an ancient village best known for the stud farm that started breeding white Lipizzaner horses when the region was part of the Austrian Habsburg empire in the 16th century. The first brood mares and stallions were brought here from southern Spain in 1581 and although the stud has been relocated several times over the centuries – thanks to wars, earthquakes and changing national boundaries – the same Lipizzaner strain has been bred ever since.A visit to Lipica Stud Farm encompasses guided tours of the historic estate, family-friendly “meet the horses” sessions, carriage rides (weather-dependent), seeing the horses in morning training and dressage performances by the stallions in the manège, while the Lipikum Museum showcases the backstory of the stud. For non-equine fans, the farm has a year-round nine-hole golf course.Also to see in Lipica are mass graves dating from World War II, the Vilenica and UNESCO-listed Škocjan karst cave complexes and the ornate little Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Dolina Valley, which is now a popular Catholic pilgrimage point.More

Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar)

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

Ljubljana Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas)

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

Congress Square (Kongresni Trg)

Congress Square (Kongresni trg) is a historically significant Baroque piazza uniting some of the city's most beautiful landmarks and attractions. The peaceful square and the tree-filled Star Park at its center is a popular place to relax like a local, while admiring the iconic Ljubljana Castle at a nearby hilltop.More

Top activities in Slovenia

Bled Lake with Postojna Cave & Castle - small group - day trip from Ljubljana
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Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
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Horseback Riding In Bled

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Lake Bled Tour from Ljubljana

Lake Bled Tour from Ljubljana

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Recent reviews from experiences in Slovenia

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Melissa_S, Oct 2022
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
This was a great itinerary allowing you to see some beautiful sights and learn a little more about Slovenia.
You won’t be disappointed
Teresa_F, Sep 2022
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
It was great to see the Slovenian countryside and experience Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama castle in a day.
Cannot be missed
Peggy_L, Sep 2022
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
To see how tiny droplets created these formations over millions of years is truly a wonder!
Totally worth it
Ellen_H, Aug 2022
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
This was a great tour of the gorge and two big lakes that I really wanted to see outside of Ljubljana.
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.
A wonderful experience
Theodore_S, Oct 2022
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
kocjan Caves is an amazing place to visit.
Gill_E, Oct 2022
Skocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran full day tour (small group, max. 8)
We were fortunate to visit after a week of rain so the river was in full flow too.
Rain or Shine, the Tour Must Go On!
Victoria_L, Oct 2022
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes - Vintgar Ticket Included
Our tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well.
Highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to travel to Bled
Rachel_A, Sep 2022
Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Bled and Castle
This was a great way to see Lake Bled and the castle.
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour
Liz_H, Sep 2022
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour - Entrance Tickets Included
It's such an amazing place to visit...
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 !
Great fun on the water!
Jack_G, Aug 2022
White Water Rafting in Bled
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to see more of Slovenia's countryside while having a great time in a raft!
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.
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.
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
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.
A very enjoyable tour in a beautiful country
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.
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!
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.
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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