Slovenia Short Break including Ljubljana & Lake Bled
- Explore the highlights of Slovenia on this 5-night guided holiday.
- Stay in the city centre of Ljubljana, close to all the city’s the must-see attractions.
- Discover Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana with a guided walking tour & plenty of free time.
- Enjoy a full day excursion to the famous Postojna Caves & Slovenia’s stunning coastline.
- Visit the Julian Alps & two stunning glacial lakes, Lake Bohinj & Lake Bled, on a full day trip.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Slovenia
Travel with us to the heart of Eastern Europe on this 5-night short break to Slovenia. Situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, Slovenia boasts astounding natural beauty and cultural wealth, and we’ll experience it all on this spectacular holiday. From our base in the charming and compact capital of Ljubljana, we’ll tour the incredible Postojna Caves in the country’s expansive Karst region, travel to the small stretch of Slovenian coastline on the Mediterranean to visit the picturesque towns of Piran and Koper, and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Slovenian Alps as we visit the country’s largest lake, Lake Bohinj, as well as its most famous, Bled. We’ll also enjoy plenty of time to explore Ljubljana’s green and leafy streets, historic buildings, trendy cafés and markets at our own pace, as well as taking in some of its most popular sites on a half day guided walking tour.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Slovenia
Travel to Ljubljana
Fly to Venice airport in the morning, where you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia's bustling capital.
Walking Tour of Ljubljana
This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of the city's highlights, including Ljubljana Castle and the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River.
Free Time at Leisure in Ljubljana
Spend the afternoon at leisure in Ljubljana. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities to suit your interests.
Postojna Caves & Slovenian Coast
Visit Postojna Caves
After breakfast, embark on a morning guided excursion to the Postojna Caves to admire the network of tunnels, halls and karst features. Here you will see the unique cave railway, the blackened entrance which was damaged by fire during World War II, and the impressive Congress Hall, which is now used as a concert venue.
Discover the Slovenian Coast
In the afternoon, continue to the picturesque town of Piran located in Slovenia's Adriatic coast for a guided walking tour of the old town followed by free time for lunch (at your own expense). Afterwards, continue to the coastal town of Koper for a visit to a local wine cellar with wine tasting included.
Lake Bohinj & Lake Bled
Highlights of Lake Bohinj
Today, depart your hotel for a guided excursion to Lake Bohinj, the largest lake in Slovenia. Less well known, but just as beautiful as Bled, Lake Bohinj is a popular spot for fishing, swimming and hill walking. Take a cable car trip up to Mount Vogel to marvel at the striking views before enjoying a panoramic drive around the lake.
Top Attractions at Lake Bled
Continue your journey to Lake Bled for a guided tour including a boat trip to Bled Island, which lies in the centre of the lake's glacial blue waters. The small island is home to a church, small museum and the historic South Staircase, a set of 99 steps built in 1655. Later, visit the medieval Bled Castle which overlooks the lake from its imposing clifftop perch.
Free Time in Ljubljana
The final day of your holiday will be free to spend as you wish. Relax in your hotel, or visit Ljubljana city centre to pick up some souvenirs or local Slovenian treats to take home.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Venice airport for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.