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PRIVAT TOURS IN SLOVENIA
Ride with us and join us in exploring the hidden gems of Slovenia. All you need to do is to hop on our cosy van and let us organize you a memorable trip just for you. We will take you to the most stunning attractions of Slovenia. The local guides in each town will make sure you have a memorable experience of each place you visit. Feel free to create your own tour.
YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN:
- JULIAN ALPS TOUR
- up to 8 persons = 444 € (duration time: 10 hours) approx. 220 km
- KARST TOUR
- up to 8 persons = 333 € (duration time: 10 hours) approx. 140 km
- SLOVENIAN ISTRIA TOUR
- up to 8 persons = 222 € (duration time: 10 hours) approx. 90 km
- LJUBLJANA TOUR
- up to 8 persons = 111€ (duration time: 4 hours)
The minimum number of persons is 1 registered person..
The maximum numberof people per van is 8 people per guide-driver..
The price is the same regardless of the number of people.
The meeting point can vary according to your wishes and desires. We can pick you up along the tour path or arrive right in frot of your hotel or apartment. The tours will be tailor made to suit your wishes therefore feel absolutely free to express your preferences and we will make sure to give you a personalized experience of Slovenia. In case of any others specific wishes the price varies according to the number of kilometres and duration of the tour.
Not only the start and end point but also the whole duration of the tours is tailor made to suit you best. We can include also a break time for lunch or a coffee break when desired.
You will be the one to choose your date of departure. We advise you to book your tour at least 3 days in advance.
In case you want us to pick you up in a place not on the path of the chosen tour, you will be charged an additional 0,44 €/km and 33,00 € for each additional hour.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- comfortable van for 8 people
guided tours of main sights and attractions as well as surroundings
- interpretative guided tour
- flexible time frame tailor made for you
- break time according to your needs and desires
- 0,5 l of water
- local tourist guide
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Entrance fee for museums and attractions with an entry fee
JULIAN ALPS TOUR
PLACES AND ATTRACTIONS WE WILL DISCOVER:
BOVEC, KOBARID, TOLMIN, BOHINJ, BLED, RADOVLJICA, JESENICE, KRANJSKA GORA ,VRŠIČ, TRENTA
Bovec is a small but a very attractive town in the Soča river valley, also known as the valley of adrenaline. It is ideal for lovers of adrenaline sports, especially for those who would enjoy water activities in the Soča river. There you will also find a small airport and a ski resort Kanin. Nearby you will be amazed by the stunning waterfall Boka and marvel at the stories and tales of the nearby Kluže fortress.
Kobarid is a settlement well known for the WWI Battle of Caporetto, documented even by Ernest Hemingway. Today the stories of that time are collected in the Kobarid WWI museum standing there. On the hill you can visit the famous Italian charnel house built in the memory to the fallen Italian soldiers in the WWI. Right at the bottom of the hill you can make a stop at the dairy museum Od planine do planike where you will learn more about herdsmen’s traditions, milk and cheese production.
Tolmin is the largest settlement in the upper Soča valley, close to the border of Italy. It is, among other things, very famous for numerous festivals that take place here: Reagge, Metal Camp, Rock and Soča Outdoor Festival. Nearby lie the beautiful Tolmin gorges, which represent the lowest entry point into the Triglav National Park and the most important sight of nature in the area.
The Bohinj Valley is a wide basin situated in the upper Carniola region of north-western Slovenia with its main feature being a periglacial lake Bohinj. We also recommend you visit the waterfall Savica, one of the most visited waterfalls in Slovenia and the ski resort Vogel, in the winter, which can be reached by a cable car.
Bled is internationally known for its beauty and the stunning lake Bled. In the middle of the lake, you will see a unique small island which can be reached by a traditional wooden boat ‘’pletna’’. On the island there is the Church of Mary’s Assumption with a famous ‘’wishing-bell’’ that brings luck and good fortune to those who ring it. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial lake is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia – the Bled Castle. Just 4 km away from the centre you will enter a magical world of the impressive Vintgar gorge. The 1.6 km long Vintgar gorge carves its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Boršt hills and is graced by the Radovna with its waterfalls, pools and rapids.
Radovljica is a small mediaeval town settled by the early Slavs. By the 14th century, it had grown into an important market town centred on a large rectangular square, today’s Linhartov trg, and fortified with high stone walls. Much of the original architecture is still standing and looks remarkably unchanged from those early days. You can visit the museum dedicated to Anton Tomaž Linhart, the famous Slovenian dramatist. Radovljica is nowadays also known as a sweet town due to its tradition of beekeeping and honey, which is nowadays supplemented with chocolate making. You are invited to visit the museum dedicated to beekeeping.
Jesenice also known as the town of steel and daffodils is the home of mining and iron making industries in Slovenia. It is also famous for its ice-hockey team. Once here, you can hike up to Planina pod Golico where swathes of white daffodils bloom in springtime.
Kranjska gora is a famous Slovenian ski resort. This town each year hosts the Alpine Ski World Cup Vitranc each year. Nearby you can visit the glacial valley Planica with its giant hill famous for sky jumping and its modern nordic centre. The nature reserve called Zelenci, home to an emerald lake Jasna and waterfall Peričnik with a wide range of flora and fauna will also take your breath away.
Vršič Mountain Pass is the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. The high-mountain road from Kranjska Gora through Vršič to Log in Trenta has 50 serpentines. On the way to Vršič you can see the Russian Chapel, dedicated to the Russian people who built the Pass and fell victim of a snow avalanche.
Trenta is a typical glacial valley famous not only for its peaceful and green landscape but also for the source of the Soča river which is one of the most wonderful natural sights. You are also invited to visit the Trenta museum and Triglav national park centre which are situated in Trenta. In the spring time you can delight in the spectacular colours offered by Juliana, the oldest Alpine botanical garden. Here you can also walk down the natural didactic path Soča trail which follows the river Soča from its source to Bovec. The Soča trail is the oldest and longest trail in Triglav national park. Down the path you can delight in the stunning beauty of the small and big Soča gorges.
PLACES AND ATTRACTIONS WE WILL DISCOVER:
LIPICA, SEŽANA, ŠTANJEL, VIPAVA, PREDJAMA CASTLE, POSTOJNA CAVE, RAKOV ŠKOCJAN, LAKE CERKNICA, SEASONAL LAKES OF PIVKA, ŠKOCJAN CAVE
Lipica was built in 1580 and is thus one of the oldest stud farms in the world. It is the oldest European stud farm breeding a single breed of horse with 400 years of tradition. The Lipizzaner horse is a special breed that excels as a parade horse over other breeds. Their particular feature is that they are not born white but bay, black or grey. It is only later, usually between the sixth and tenth year, that they turn white, gradually over grey. You cannot miss the Lipica show that offers you a look at the white lipizzaners during their moments of schooling and we also invite you for a carriage ride throughout the Lipica stud farm estate.
Sežana is a small town located on the Karts plateau. It is most famous for its botanical garden which is protected as a horticultural monument. It offers you a vast range of different plants, the ones typical of Karts but also exotic plants from all over the world.
Štanjel is one of the oldest settlements in the Karst region. Due to its strategic location, the hill was already populated in prehistoric times and was fortified in antiquity. The first written mention of the area dates to 1402. You will still be able to see still a well preserved medieval castle and a famous bell tower in a shape of a lemon. The town is a place for romantic souls; here you can visit a marvellous Ferrari garden with the venetian bridge which offers a perfect photo spot for couples.
Vipava is the main town in the Vipava valley, surrounded by winegrowing hills from three sides and Vipava river flowing throughout the valley. This area is known for wine making since 1894, standing out among the local varieties is the completely autochthonous Zelèn, followed by the cherished Pinela. The main architectural sights are the Lanthieri mansion and Zemono manor house that feature striking murals. Vipava town is also connected with the Predjama castle through the famous Erazem’s underground passage.
The Predjama Castle is an impregnable medieval pearl that has been perched in the middle of a 123-metre-high cliff. Beneath the largest cave castle in the world, there is a network of secret tunnels, from where the knight Erazem of Predjama would set out on his plundering expeditions.
The Postojna cave is the world’s most captivating cave with magnificent cave formations and diverse fauna. In its 200 years old history the cave was visited by more than 34 million visitors. The Postojna cave boasts 20km of towering mountains, murmuring rivers and vast subterranean halls and it is the only place where you can encounter baby dragons. You will be invited for a ride on an electric train down a 5km long trail during which you will experience the magnificence of the cave’s underground.
Rakov Škocjan a nature park, once a cave, received its name after the river Rak and the church of saint Kancijan. The path through the valley invites visitors to experience this unique natural environment full of karst phenomena with its main natural sights being a small and big natural bridge.
Lake Cerknica the intermittent (disappearing) lake became famous worldwide as an area where cattle can graze, farmers can work on wide fields, people can catch fish and drive boats. When the lake is full, it is the largest lake in Slovenia, but then it dries up and reveals its extensive farming land. To get the feel of all its various facets we advise you to visit it in different seasons.
The Pivka basin is an area with 17 intermittent lakes and thus represents a land with most lakes in the entire country. The entire area with Pivka lakes is protected as Natura 2000 and is renowned for its large biodiversity as well as being home to large beasts, such as the bear, wolf and lynx. To learn more about the intriguiding of the 17 lakes and the story of water in the Karst world of upper Pivka, come visit the Ecomuseum of the seasonal lakes of Pivka. There you will also find a wonderful historical world offered by the Park of military history that is the largest museum complex in Slovenia. It is also the only military museum in Europe where you can find everything from the oldest longbows to a remarkable collection of tanks and military aircraft, a German military locomotive from the second world war and even a submarine – which you can go inside.
Škocjan Caves are one of the biggest gems that the Karst has to offer. This cave system is an exceptional natural phenomenon and due to its immense significance, is also listed on UNESCO world heritage list. The first gallery, carved out by the Reka River is the stalactite dripping silent cave. Next is the great hall which contains the impressive stalagmites called the “Giant” and the instrumentally inspired “Organ”. Then you will discover the murmuring cave and the Europe’s largest gorge. To take your breath away there is the Cerkvenik bridge that hangs 50 meters above the river. After that, we will carry on to Bowls hall with its bizarre limestone shapes caused by the swirling waters.
SLOVENIAN ISTRIA TOUR
PLACES AND ATTRACTIONS WE WILL DISCOVER:
PORTOROŽ, PIRAN, STRUNJAN, IZOLA, KOPER, ANKARAN, MAREZIGE, KOŠTABONA, KRKAVČE, SALT PANS
Portorož is the most touristic town in the whole Slovenia and boasts a century old thermal tradition. Due to its rich touristic infrastructure it is well known among tourists worldwide and it offers them relaxation and nourishing free time.
Piran is a picturesque medieval town and one of the most cherished gems of the Slovenian Istria. During the visit of Piran you will be able to see its preserved medieval walls and old squares. Surely you will be amazed by its singular narrow streets.
Strunjan is a small village that offers you a look into its protected landscape park Strunjan. The most spectacular area is represented by the Moon bay, the highest cliff of the whole Adriatic Coast. Interesting attractions are also the only marine lagoon and the smallest saltpans in the Adriatic. The legend says that this is a place of apparition of Virgin Mary and it is thus the place most visited by pilgrims in the whole Slovenian Istria.
Izola is a small fishermen’s town raised atop of a former Island and this is also the origin of its name which means Island. The town was populated already in the middle ages. Today you can visit the archaeological site Haliaetum, where the remains of a coastal residential roman villa are visible. Along one of the main streets of Izola you can also see the remains of its long fishing tradition, a former fish factory Delamaris.
Koper is the main town in the Slovenian Istria, once settled on an Island, it’s a town with an interesting history due to many various rulers the town had which it is also reflected in the town’s architecture. As all the towns in the Slovenian Istria, Koper was also influenced in the greatest measure by the Venetians who left the biggest imprint on the Koper’s architecture.
Ankaran is a touristic town located on peninsula Milje. Among the rich mediterranean flora you will find a vast touristic complex with a former Benedictine monastery, rebuild and renewed, that now serves as high quality hotel.
Marezige mostly known for the Festival of refošk, offers a marvellous view on the vast vineyards surrounding the village. It has an ideal position for growing vines, and it is thus becoming more and more known for winemaking. One of the special attractions is a singular wine fountain with a spectacular view on the gulf of Koper.
Koštabona is a typical Istrian village with its steep streets. The legend says it was built on the remains of a roman fortress. The small village has no less than three churches; one of those is dedicated to a roman goddess of health.
Krkavče is a nucleated village looking down on the valley of Dragonja river. Due to its strategical position it was populated already in the ancient times. Nowadays you can see one of the remains of pre-Christian times, a mysterious stone of Krkavče. You can also visit house Vrešje, where you will learn about the history of the area.
Salt Pans are protected as a regional park, a haven for various bird species and an important cultural heritage since salt production was the main branch that ensured the development of Piran. The entire Park is divided into two parts: in the northern part, where old tradition of salt making is still alive while in the southern part you can visit a museum where more about the life at the salt pans will be revealed to you. The park offers also a singular open-air wellness centre Lepa Vida.
PLACES AND ATTRACTIONS WE WILL DISCOVER:
PREŠEREN SQUARE, PARK TIVOLI, REPUBLIC SQUARE, CONGRESS SQUARE, FRENCH REVOLUTION SQUARE, OLD SQUARE, TOWN SQUARE, CATHEDRAL, LJUBLJANA CASTLE, DRAGON BRIDGE
Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia, well known as a political, administrative, cultural, economic, congressional, science and educational centre of the country. Above the city lies the romantic Ljubljana castle which offers amazing views of the city of Ljubljana. You will visit also the Prešeren square with the statue of the most famous Slovenian poet, France Prešeren. Along with the cathedral experience the big traditional market. Surely we are not going to miss one of the main symbols of Ljubljana – the Tromostovje (i.e. three bridges), and the masterpiece Dragon bridge with four dragon statues. In 2016 Ljubljana was named the Green capital of Europe.