WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?
A mini break around Slovenia’s winter wonderland with Husky sledding, the breathtaking Lake Bled and the charming old town of Ljubljana.
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After a short introduction you'll have the opportunity to sled yourself. Feel the wind rush past you as you're pulled by your team of huskies pull you through the snow. A exhilarating and surreal experience you'll never forget.
The country's most famous tourist attraction is simply stunning. From the Church of assumption on the island to Bled Castle perched up on the cliff above it and the mountains peaks beyond it, just be sure to soak it all in.
With Ljubljana's castle perched above the colourful buildings of the town centre, stretched along the winding river, Slovenia's capital is certainly one of the country's highlights. It also has some lovely bars and restaurants.
Food & Wine
Slovenia’s culinary offerings take their influences from a number of countries which makes for not only very tasty local fare but some really original flavours so don’t be shy in being a little more adventurous when ordering.
"Brilliant dog sledding experience in Slovenia. Hotels better than expected - and very accommodating to 3 month old baby in our party. Guide was really helpful. Beautiful place. Excellent balance of arranged tours and free time. Thank you!"
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|SEASON||December 29 2019 - January 1 2019|
|GROUP SIZE||16 people|
|FLIGHTS||For more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.|
|VISA||UK, EU & US not required|
Arrival in Ljubljana followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the city’s old town. After your welcome meeting, spend the rest of the day as you choose, perhaps visiting the Ljubljana’s castle perched high up on a hill, enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the city or simply stroll through the cobbled streets of the incredibly charming old district.
Morning transfer into the mountains to the Husky mushing school. Here you will meet your adorable new fluffy friends and feel the rush of husky riding with your team of huskies. For the rest of the day, you will have time to explore the mountain town of Kranjska Gora at your leisure or sign up for some of the snow activities available.
In the morning, get involved in some of the various optional winter activities on offer or simply find a nice spot, relax and enjoy the mountain scenery. Then you will be transferred to Lake Bled, but not before stopping at a local tavern for lunch. Visit Bled Castle high up on a cliff top, then take a local boat to explore the Church of the Assumption which is sitting pretty in the middle of the lake. After Lake Bled, you will travel back to Ljubljana.
Transfer to Ljubljana airport for return flight.
A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.
You'll be staying a stone's throw from the heart of the quaint old town which will allow you to easily explore the sights, restaurants and bars on foot.
Typical Accommodation: Hotel Mrak, Hotel Park or similar
As one of Slovenia's top ski resorts, there are plenty of winter activities available from skiing, night sledging, ice skating and spa treatments.
Typical Accommodation: Hotel Rute, Hotel Tina
WHERE YOU'RE GOING
Slovenia is an unexpectedly wild, beautiful land and home to the famed Lake Bled, arguably the cutest capital in Europe and some very tasty food and wine. Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, perfectly mixes baroque facades with the 20th-century native architecture. Its iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River which snakes around the old town with cobbled streets and colourful houses. Outside of the capital, the incredibly friendly locals, incredible scenery and vast mountains peaks are sure to take your breath away.
"The husky school runs on a tight schedule so it's best to be prepared and ready to go as soon as you get there as you don't want to lose time with the huskies"
Jure - Untravelled Paths
For some the Husky beginner lesson isn't long enough so if you're likely to want to spend more time Husky sledging then you should upgrade to the Intermediate husky lesson.
Thermals, a fleece, warm hat, scarf to cover your nose, gloves and thick socks will keep you nice and warm. The wind on while driving the huskies really bites so be prepared.
Given the high altitude, sun cream and sunglasses are essential to protect your skin and eyes from harsh sunlight, the cold temperatures and strong winds.
Undoubtably stunning but Postojna caves has become some what of a tourist trap and always crowded. However, should you still wish to visit we can organise as an optional extra.
As a tour operator we are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences however we are more than happy to help you find the most appropriate incoming and outgoing flights for you. All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Ljubljana with multiple different airlines to choose from. We highly recommend using Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights.
In order to be fully covered on your trip should anything happen, we suggest getting an insurance before you travel. We recommend True Traveller, designed especially for adventure travel, who will be able to tailor an insurance package based on your needs. You can find out more here.
Our prices are based on people sharing, for solo travellers who would prefer a private room the price per person will include a solo occupancy fee.
If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you.
Book your trip in five easy steps.
Once you’ve chosen the dates you’d like to travel on using our availability calendar all you need to do is head over to the booking page and fill in the enquiry form.
BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS
We will get back to you answering any questions you might have and confirming availability. If all is good, we can hold the places for you for 48 hours while you book your flights. Please note that this stage does not represent a guarantee of the booking.
Once you have booked your flights, we will send you a booking form you will need to fill in with your details, flights and other relevant information.
PAY FOR YOUR TRIP
As you fill in the booking form, you will also be asked to make the payment through a secure link; if you are travelling in less than 8 weeks, the payment will be paid in full, otherwise only a 35% deposit will be taken.
Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalised itinerary and digital booklet. All you need to do now is write the dates in your diary, prepare your packing list and look forward to your next adventure!
Please note deposit is non-refundable. The balance will only be refundable if you cancel with more than 8 weeks in advance. More information about the cancellation policy can be found in our Terms & Conditions. We highly suggest getting insurance before you travel to avoid any problems. Our personal recommendation is using True Traveller.
As a member of the European Union, Slovenia is in the Euro.
The easiest option is to head to a cash machine once you’ve landed in Slovenia to withdraw funds.
If you want to get hold of euros beforehand, head to an exchange bureau in the UK when the euro is readily available. You can also purchase currency online and collect it from your local post office or even have it delivered straight to your door. Ordering currency online with the Post Office is commission-free and available for next day delivery. Obviously the more you buy the better rate you’ll receive.
Most major credit and debit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted throughout Slovenia’s main towns. Cash machines are widely available throughout the country, so withdrawing money should pose no problem. It is always advisable to inform your bank that you’re travelling abroad in order to avoid the frustration of having your card blocked.
As a general rule, you’ll be able to have a good lunch for around £10 a head and will pay around £15 a head for a nice evening meal. Naturally, the type of establishment you choose to eat in and what you order will dictate the cost of your meals. Be aware that ordering imported drinks can cause your bill to skyrocket so drinking local wines, beers or spirits is advisable. We reckon around £100 for lunch, drinks and snacks for two people is plenty. Please note that these are rough estimates and you can always choose to spend more or less depending on your budget and preferences.
Tipping in Slovenia is by no means compulsory, however it is polite to tip in restaurants and cafés about 10%. If the service has been poor please don’t feel obligated to leave a tip. It is also commonplace to round up fares in a taxi to the nearest euro.
The average temperature during the winter hovers around -2 degrees up to 5 degrees although temperatures in rural areas and up in the mountains can drop well below -15 degrees so it’s best to prepare for the worst. That said, it’s not unusual to find yourself enjoying a coffee outside in a Ljubljana’s café with the sun beating down with surprising strength onto both your face and the snow-covered streets. So wrap up warm but don’t forget sun cream!
You can always contact the UTP team on +44 207 101 4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Before you travel, you will also receive a personalised itinerary with the contact details of the local manager in Romania should there be any problems. Your guide will be on hand throughout the trip as well, so you're in safe hands.
Our digital booklet, which you will receive before travel, contains all the information you need about optional activities. Simply drop us an email letting us know what you'd like to do during your trip, and we'll take care of the rest. Please note that the payment for the optional activities will be taken locally in cash.
It is safer to prepare for very cold temperatures, as it is not uncommon for the temperatures in the mountains to hit -15 degrees. We would recommend bringing some good waterproof shoes, a warm hat and some gloves to keep yourself warm. It’s worth noting that moon boots aren’t effective on the Husky sled and cannot be worn. Do pack a scarf for the Husky sledding as the wind can be quite chilly during this activity.
First you’ll be given a tour of the kennels where you’ll learn about the daily lives of the dogs and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Then you will have a theoretical lesson before driving your own husky sled with typically 3-4 dogs (this may vary depending on the conditions and the size / weight of the driver) which lasts about 30 minutes. The trail is on a plain across from the Mushing School and is 2km long.
If you do want to spend more time with the huskies, it is possible to book an extended session involving a longer route, subject to availability.
Of course! The dogs are being well taken care of, and this will be apparent from the enthusiastic way they interact with people. While they are eager to take you on a ride across the plateau, they are not machines and do tire. This is one of the main reasons for the timing of the experience as the sledding takes into consideration their well-being as well.
Tap water is safe to drink practically everywhere, but most people stick to bottled water to be on the safe side.