Slovenia Explorer

6 days from $2,256 per person*
  • Explore the idyllic countryside near Bled on a private cheese-and-honey tour.
  • Gape at the stunning scenery of spellbinding Vintgar Gorge.
  • Walk the enchanting streets of Ljubljana on a privately guided tour.
  • Stroll through historic Bled in private and discover the fantastic Postojna Cave complex.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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For years, Slovenia has slid under the radar of most travelers. But as more visitors discover this Central European country’s abundance of gorgeous alpine forests, turquoise lakes, hilltop castles, and charming Old World towns, word is spreading fast. Beautiful, unhurried, and compact without ever feeling small, Slovenia boasts everything you love about Europe in a country half the size of Switzerland. The only thing missing? Crowds.

Our tour begins in Ljubljana, a stylish capital of public squares and bridges, many of them designed by local architect Jože Plecnik. Get to know the city on a privately guided half-day walking tour that takes you to the open-air central market, the historic Robbov Vodnjak fountain, and hilltop Ljubljana Castle. Later, get a unique perspective on Slovenia by going deep into its depths on a privately guided tour of the Postojna Cave network, then gaze out at it from above at Predjama Castle before an equestrian performance featuring the country’s famed Lipizzaner horses. Next, head into the forests of the Julian Alps around Bled with a private walking tour of this ravishing lakeside resort town and walk the scenic paths and wooden bridges of Vintgar Gorge. Finally, you’ll explore the alpine villages of the Bled region with a private guide, visiting a local cheese factory before meeting up with a beekeeper who’ll teach you the delicate science of honey production, one of the region’s most treasured trades, before sitting down to a tasting. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(3)
    • Slovenia - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking City Tour (3 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Ljubljana
    Ljubljana
    • Tour - Private - Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle and Lipica Equestrian Center (9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Ljubljana to Bled
    Ljubljana to Bled
    • Ljubljana - Bled [with Guide, 45 mins] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(3)
    • Tour - Private - Bled Walking Tour & Vintgar Gorge with Lunch (3-4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 5 Bled
    Bled
    • Tour - Private - Countryside with Cheese & Honey Tour with Lunch (7.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 6 Bled
    Bled
    • Bled - Ljubljana [45 mins] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Ljubljana

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, your English speaking driver will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Slon (4*)

As one of the leading hotels in Ljubljana, the Hotel Slon, part of the Best Western Premier brand, offers guests bright and colorful rooms, a stunning breakfast room as well as restaurants with a separate bar. After a well-earned rest in one of the home-like, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, the extensive and complimentary buffet breakfast will provide for a perfect start. In just a few steps you can reach the famous Three Bridges and countless tourist attractions. After a long day, you can treat yourself to a visit to the rooftop relaxation zone featuring a sauna and fitness corner. The award-winning Restaurant Slon serves international cuisine accompanied by fine wines. End a perfect day with a nice chat at the cocktail bar.

Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Hotel Slon (4*)
The Hotel Slon (4*)

Day 2: Ljubljana

Enjoy a walking city tour of Ljublijana and see some of the most significant sights of the old city center such as the picturesque Central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, as well as the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. On your tour, you will also visit Ljubljana Castle and the Virtual Museum. Includes entrance fees to Virtual Museum, Ljubljana Castle Tower and cable car to castle.

Accommodation: Slon (4*)
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Robba's Fountain
Robba's Fountain

Day 3: Ljubljana

Meet your guide for a full day private tour of the Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, and Lipica Equestrian Center. You will start with the Postojna Cave which is the largest known cave system in Slovenia. Postojna Cave is a 20 km complex of wondrously sculpted galleries, chambers, and halls with great pillars formed by the stalactites and stalagmites and all other sequences of fantastic shapes and forms. The tour ends with a viewing of a tank full of Proteus Anguinus, the unique salamander-like beasties inhabiting Slovenia’s karst caves. Your next stop is at Predjama castle, perched high up on a vertical cliff, this castle awaits you in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and the summer, its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colors of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow. Continue on to the famous Lipica Equestrian Center and join a walking tour with a local guide with a performance of the Lipizzan horses. Return back to Ljubljana.

Accommodation: Slon (4*)
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Predjama Castle
Predjama Castle

Day 4: Ljubljana - Bled

Enjoy a transfer from Ljubljana to Bled with a private vehicle, driver, and guide.

Meet your guide for a private half day tour of Bled and a hike in the beautiful Vintgar Gorge. Start with a walking tour of the 1000-year-old town of Bled and around the picturesque Lake Bled. While you stop for a sip of coffee and light snacks (not included) your guide will pick up your private car for the next leg of your tour, a hike in the Vintgar Gorge, a real jewel of nature. The Vintgar Gorge carves its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Bort hills and is graced by the Radovna River with its waterfalls, pools, and rapids. Your trail leads you over wooden bridges and Zumr’s galleries and ends with a bridge overlooking the mighty 53 feet high Sum waterfall. Inclusions in this tour are private guide and vehicle, walking tour of Bled entrance to Vintgar Gorge, and packed lunch.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Toplice (5*)

The Grand Hotel Toplice in Bled is less than 50 km to the northwest of Ljubljana. The completely renovated Grand Hotel Toplice is on the shore of the picturesque Lake Bled and offers a spectacular view of the island, the medieval cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps. Noted for its traditional and pleasant ambience, it will delight guests with its unique style and refined comfort. The Grand Hotel Toplice offers a thermal swimming pool, a private lido and a host of wellness services. Guests may also enjoy the Finnish, the Turkish and the infrared saunas, and the solarium while their well-being will be catered for at the beauty and massage parlour. The hotel restaurants serve tasty local and international dishes offering wonderful views of the lake.

Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bled
Bled
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Hotel Toplice
Grand Hotel Toplice

Day 5: Bled

Meet your guide for a private 7.5-hour tour of the Bled countryside with a visit to the Alpine Dairy Museum, stop at the cheese factory store, and a visit to an organic beekeeper. Your tour starts with a drive to Bohinj, one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the Julian Alps. You will visit the Alpine Dairy Museum in Stara Fuzina and later you will stop at the cheese factory store to buy some local dairy products. For lunch, you will make a stop at Pr'Hrvatu Traditional Inn. On your return to Bled, you will visit an organic beekeeper that has a very long honey tradition in the region; the apiary is more than 60-years-old. Here you will experience all the phases of honey production, as well as a honey tasting. Continue to Bled. Your excursion includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fee to Alpine Dairy Museum, beekeeper visit, and lunch at Pr'Hrvatu Inn.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Toplice (5*)
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Beekeeper
Beekeeper

Day 6: Bled

Enjoy a transfer from Bled to Ljubljana with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Slon (4*): Ljubljana

As one of the leading hotels in Ljubljana, the Hotel Slon, part of the Best Western Premier brand, offers guests bright and colorful rooms, a stunning breakfast room as well as restaurants with a separate bar. After a well-earned rest in one of the home-like, air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms, the extensive and complimentary buffet breakfast will provide for a perfect start. In just a few steps you can reach the famous Three Bridges and countless tourist attractions. After a long day, you can treat yourself to a visit to the rooftop relaxation zone featuring a sauna and fitness corner. The award-winning Restaurant Slon serves international cuisine accompanied by fine wines. End a perfect day with a nice chat at the cocktail bar.

Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Hotel Slon (4*)
The Hotel Slon (4*)
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Hotel Slon Restaurant
The Hotel Slon Restaurant

Grand Hotel Toplice (5*): Bled

The Grand Hotel Toplice in Bled is less than 50 km to the northwest of Ljubljana. The completely renovated Grand Hotel Toplice is on the shore of the picturesque Lake Bled and offers a spectacular view of the island, the medieval cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps. Noted for its traditional and pleasant ambience, it will delight guests with its unique style and refined comfort. The Grand Hotel Toplice offers a thermal swimming pool, a private lido and a host of wellness services. Guests may also enjoy the Finnish, the Turkish and the infrared saunas, and the solarium while their well-being will be catered for at the beauty and massage parlour. The hotel restaurants serve tasty local and international dishes offering wonderful views of the lake.

Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Hotel Toplice
Grand Hotel Toplice
Slovenia Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Grand Hotel Toplice
Grand Hotel Toplice

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    This trip was the perfect balance of guidance and independence. Each local guide brought a very personal touch to the tour and were both engaging and informative. Luiz was a pleasure to work with and provided the guidance we needed to create an itinerary that suited our interest and the pace we wanted.

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    Very well organized tour . I will recommend it to every one who wants to travel. Excellent tour.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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