Tours in Slovenia
We recommend to visitors, who are interested in learning something more about Bled, to take a sightseeing tour around this resort.
Bled was discovered by the tourists in the middle of the 19th century, after a Swiss doctor, Mr.Arnold Rikli, had built a climactic health centre there.
Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region. It is unique with its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff above the lake.
After a bus ride around the lake a guided tour of Bled castle will start. Then you will be taken by Bled's typical 'pletna' boat to the island.
In the southwestern part of Slovenia stretches a region called Kras (Karst). It is a land of rare beauty, secret underground waters and caves, special climate and scarce vegetation. And right there in a picturesque village of Lipica for more than 400 years beautiful, white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred.
A local guide will take the visitors on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods of stages of breeding and training of these noble animals. A special feature is a show-program of a star Lipizzaner studs performing the excellence of what they have learnt in their school of training.
The Skocjan caves have an extremely complex system of cave passages in a total length of 5.8 km. The caves are the biggest and best known natural phenomenon within the classical Karst area.
With the shifting of sink holes in the geological past, numerous collapsed valleys have formed at the contact point where flysch meets limestone under the caverns. With their depth of 163 meters, Velika dolina and Mala dolina charm every visitor. The finest view of both valleys with the natural bridge and the cave that separates them is from an observation point.
The caves, with an immense underground gorge and halls, are the beginning of the Skocjan underground system The caves probably have the biggest cave hall in Europe, measuring 12,000 square meters (1.2 hectares) in cross section. The Reka river runs underground for almost 40 kilometres, to the sources of the Timav in the Gulf of Trieste (Italy).
Maribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia and in character totally different from Ljubljana and the western parts of the country. It is situated on the banks of the Drava River, in the hilly countryside among the best vineyards. You will visit the city's famous wine cellar and taste excellent wines from the region.
The oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj is located just a short drive from Maribor. The writer Tacitus mentioned it for the first time already in the year 69. Numerous archaeological remains prove that the city experienced its first period of prosperity as the Roman town of Poetovio.
The present much admired appearance of the city originates from the Middle Ages when Ptuj experienced its second rise to wealth and prominence. You will explore its beauty in a walking tour through the town and the visit of the Ptuj Castle.
The castle, the Dominican and Minorite monasteries, the Provost church and the old city hall are some of the curiosities of the town, worth seeing. The heritage of past centuries will enchant even the most demanding visitor of this town.
Afterwards you will head to the attractive city of Maribor where you will visit the majestic Gothic Cathedral, the lively main square and discover the legends of the Franciscan Church.
A stroll along the romantic Lent river bank will lead you to the Old Vine House, with the oldest wine in the world. Complete the day with a dainty meal and sample the wines in one of the renowned wine cellars.
When staying in the Alpine resort of Bled, take some time to visit the Mediterranean world of the coastal region of Slovenia.
We invite you to join us to visit the most beautiful and the oldest Slovenian coastal town Piran, where you can admire its charming Venetian architecture.
Our first stop will be in a small fishing town of Izola, where we board a boat to take us along the coast to Piran. A walking tour through the medieval town of Piran will take place and afterwards you will have plenty of time to take a swim in the Adriatic or have lunch in one of the numerous fresh fish restaurants.
A contrast to the historic Piran represents Portoro, the most popular Slovene coastal resort, which you can discover during your free time.
On this day we take you to the biggest and worldwide known Slovenian cave system - the Postojna caves.
A two million years old and 21 km long system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible network of underground caves in the world.
A ride by electrical train will be followed by a guided walk through a series of cave halls with drop stones, pillars and translucent curtains that create unforgettable impressions.
The underworld system is a home of the mysterious, unique and rare amphibian Proteus Anguinus, or human fish as it is popularly called here.
Only 9 km away stands one of the most interesting baroque castles of Slovenia, the Predjama castle. It hangs dramatically in the middle of 123 m high rocky cliff.
This half-day excursion takes you to see two Slovenian towns. Kranj is Slovenia's fourth largest town with an attractive Old town. The old town of Kranj is placed on an escarpment above the rivers Kokra and Sava and attracts with many beautiful old buildings.
Another old town is Skofja Loka with most preserved medieval parts in Slovenia. Throughout the centuries the inhabitants of the town and its surroundings were occupied in many trades, which (were) developed at the end of the Middle Ages into the trade unions - guilds.
There were many famous artists, writers and scientists who created a rich cultural inheritance of the town, as a result of constant working in an environment full of art and nature.
Sightseeing tour in Skofja Loka takes you through its narrow streets to the 15th ct. Jacob's parish church, to the old Town Hall from the 16th ct. and other medieval buildings nearby and eventually to the Friezing bishops' castle boasting on a hill above the town. Afterwards you will have some free time for refreshments, snacks or further exploring of the town.
In the southwestern part of Slovenia stretches a region called Kras (Karst). It is a land of rare beauty, secret underground waters and caves, special climate and scarce vegetation.
On this day you visit the `Stanjel village with a typical Karst architecture, what is followed by a tasting of dried ham "prsut" and famous red wine Teran at the typical Karst farm.
Afterwards you continue your journey to a picturesque village of Lipica, where for more than 400 years, beautiful white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred. A local guide takes the visitors on a guided tour through the stables pointing out different methods of stages of breeding and training of these noble animals.
A special feature is a show-program of a star Lipizzaner studs performing the excellence of what they have learnt in their school of training.
Experience the beauty and glory of Venice for yourself on a day trip from Ljubljana. The trip includes transport from your hotel to the port where you will board the "Prince of Venice" boat and transfer to the romantic city of Venice.
Take a ride on the famous vaporetto (boat trip) and explore the city with a walking tour.
As you stroll, your guide will point out the significant buildings and monuments. Admire singing gondoliers, exotic architecture and mysterious canals. You'll see all the highlights including Dodge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge.
Take free time to set off on your own Venetian adventure, exploring
tucked-away medieval streets before transferring back to Ljubljana.