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Slovenia tailor-made holidays


Small but spectacular, Slovenia punches well above its weight in terms of looks and attractions. Often thought of as a fairy-tale kingdom full Sound of Music style scenery, it has far more to distract and delay the casual visitor.

The capital Ljubljana boasts fine Baroque and Hapsburg architecture and is guarded by an imposing hilltop castle. Pleasant riverside cafés and a fun night scene provide a nod to the present.

Lipica is home to the famous Lipizzaner horses that were originally bred by the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy for the Spanish riding School in Vienna. Only 3,000 remain in the world but you can visit to see a performance of classical riding or even saddle a horse of your own.

Lake Bled is the setting for an idyllic island church and atmospheric castle where you can take a dip in the blue-green waters, go boating or stroll along the water's edge in summer and skate or curl on the frozen ice in winter. Lake Bohinj is less visited but just as serene.

Outdoor enthusiasts should go white water rafting on the Soca River or head to the Julian Alps, one of Europe's least spoilt mountain ranges, with walking trails to appeal to both novices and hardened mountaineers. Skiing is another popular pastime and there are some 20 ski resorts throughout the mountains; Kranjska Gora is one of the best known.


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Flying time from UK
2 hours

Time zone
GMT +1

Slovenian and Serbo-Croatian

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Top itineraries in Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Gastronomy and History of Slovenia

5-day tailor-made self-guided journey from £2,350 pp incl. flights

A five-day tour of the beautiful alpine landscape and delicious cuisine of Slovenia, visiting Ljubljana, Lake Bled and the Julian Alps

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Golden Eagle Danube Express: London to Istanbul via Venice

12-day luxury rail journey from £14,695 pp incl. flights

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7-day luxury rail journey from £7,540 pp incl. flights

A captivating journey by private train from the stunning Croatian city of Dubrovnik through the Balkans to the capital of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna.

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