From the deep turquoise of its lakes to the rustling of its forests, Slovenia may be small but it’s full of natural wonders.
It’s known as a modern metropolis, with some of the prettiest streets and corridors of Europe. But Slovenia has a way of tempering its architectural feats with its natural beauties to create some truly breathtaking settings. Take Ljubljana’s Old Town, with its baroque houses reflecting off the river. Or the town of Bled, floating serenely in the centre of the region’s greatest lake. For a getaway of nature vs culture, Slovenia is the place to be.
What people say
This is such a well-paced tour; it includes all the highlights of Slovenia and northern Croatia with not too many early starts and plenty of time to see all the places I want to put on my “must return” list! We loved it.
Slovenia travel highlights
Weave through Ljubljana’s Old Town
This historical city boasts its own Castle, Dragon Bridge and a 300-year-old Town Hall.
Take a boat ride around Lake Bled
Famous for its floating island complete with castle and fortress, Lake Bled looks something pulled from a fairytale.
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Slovenia travel FAQs
Citizens of EU countries, Australia, Canada and the United States have visa-free access to Slovenia.
Tipping is slowly becoming customary in Slovenia. You may like to add 10% to your bill in restaurants.
You’ll have good internet access across most of Slovenia.
Mobile coverage is excellent across Slovenia. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling.
Slovenia has Western-style toilets. Soap and toilet paper aren’t always provided so you may like to carry some with you.
- Coffee = 1.50 Euro
- Can of soft drink = 2 Euro
- Beer = 2.40 Euro
- Short taxi ride = 2 Euro
- Three-course meal = 15 Euro
Tap water is potable in Slovenia unless otherwise stated. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.
You’ll be able to use your credit card at the usual places in Slovenia.
Slovenia has plenty of ATMs in its major towns and cities.
Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Slovenia/public-holidays