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The Mini Slovenia Experience

From $599.90 Per Person

WHY IT'S DIFFERENT?

Explore Slovenia's colourful capital city, stay in remote mountain cabins and enjoy the array of outdoor activities available.

Slovenia
From Apr to Nov
4 nights

From $599.90 Per Person

BOOK TODAY $279.82 DEPOSIT

Based on two people sharing, not including flights learn more

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Mountain towns, the incredibly picturesque Lake Bled and the enchanting capital of Ljubljana. Yes, it’s safe to say the scenery is most definitely a highlight of the hidden gem that is Slovenia.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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.

Activities

Activities

Slovenia is an outdoor country, lush green fields against a backdrop of mountain peaks and filled with fresh air. So get out and enjoy all the outdoor activities on offer such as white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, sight seeing.

The Food & Wine

The 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.

“Had a fantastic experience in Slovenia, I knew it would be good but it was much better than I expected. Nothing more could have been done to make this trip great.”

Georgina Pritchard - Guest

TRIP OVERVIEW

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Discover the stunning Slovenia and its many highlights. With remote mountain cabins, glacial lakes and the incredibly pretty capital of Ljubljana, Slovenia offers the perfect outdoor getaway. Start off in Ljubljana, the capital city which will, undoubtedly, steal your heart. From there, set off to the rural setting of Velika Planina which you will reach after a breathtaking cable car ride. Take in the remote mountain air and revel in the simplicity of life. Next stop is Bovec, but not before visiting the picturesque Lake Bled and its castle and Church of the Assumption. In Bovec get your heart racing with optional activities such as white water rafting or kayaking. The green pastures, clean air and natural beauty of one of Europe's most eco-friendly countries, paired with its history and cultural landmarks will put Slovenia on your top countries list.

YOUR EXPERTS

Jure

Jure

The Joker - Meet Jure

James

James

The Brains Behind the Operation - Meet James

NEED TO KNOW

DESTINATIONSlovenia
SEASONJune 1 2019 - June 5 2019
DURATION4 nights
GROUP SIZE16 people
ASSISTANCEHands on
AIRPORT(S)Ljubljana
FLIGHTSFor more information on flights from the UK please refer to the Trip Details section.
VISAUK, EU & US not required
VACCINATIONSNo

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Ljubljana

Arrival in Ljubljana followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the old town. After your welcome meeting, spend the rest of the day as you choose, perhaps visiting Ljubljana’s Castle perched high up on a hill, enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the city or simply strolling through the cobbled streets of the incredibly charming old district.

INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick-up

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Ljubljana Foodie Walking Tour
  • Wine Tasting
Day 2 Travel to Velika Planina

After a leisurely morning you’ll have a late morning transfer towards to the stunning remote rural mountain setting of Velika Planina. You’ll be dropped off at the bottom of the mountain where you’ll travel first by cable car and then by chair lift to the Velika Planina with its 360 degree panoramic views. Enjoy a picnic lunch and an afternoon to explore the area before enjoying dinner in this beautiful mountain setting.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Chair Lift Passes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Hiking
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Mountain-style dinner
Day 3 Drive through Triglav National Park via Lake Bled

Morning departure from the mountain via chair lift and cable car before travelling on to Slovenia’s most famous attraction, the stunningly picturesque Lake Bled. Once you arrive you’ll take a boat to Bled’s island and the Church of the Assumption. After your boat excursion you’ll have lunch and visit Bled Castle. Then you’ll drive through the stunning mountains of the Triglav National Park.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Visit and entry to Bled Castle
  • Visit and entry to the Church of the Assumption

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Hiking
Day 4 Activity day in Bovec

Activity, culture or leisure day. Choose between the array of adventure activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, hiking or explore the nearby mountain churches and waterfalls or simply find a quiet spot and get stuck into a good book.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Canyoning
  • Hydro-speeding
  • Zip-lining
  • Hiking
Day 5 Travel to the airport

Transfer to Ljubljana airport for return flight.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Drop-off

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

A selection of our accommodation, which is subject to availability, however alternatives are always of a similar price, grade and location.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana
Slovenia

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

Velika Planina

Velika Planina
Slovenia

The mountain huts on Velika Planina offer fabulous views and the perfect opportunity to be at one with nature. Comfortable and well equipped.
Typical Accommodation: Mountain Huts

Bovec

Bovec
Slovenia

Just on the outskirts of Triglav National Park, Bovec is the perfect base to make the very most of all the activities available in the area.
Typical Accommodation: Hotel Mangart, Hotel Alp or similar

TRIP LOCATION

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.

DID YOU KNOW
  • The world’s oldest vine, at over 400 years old, is located in the Slovenian town of Maribor.
  • Half of Slovenia’s total surface area is forest, about 10,000 km2 (58%).
  • There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia, the most famous being Postojna.
  • Ljubljana was awarded European Green Capital in 2016.

FAST FACTS

CAPITAL
POPULATION
CURRENCY
TIME DIFFERENCE

"While it's always best to be prudent, in general, Slovenia is an incredibly safe country with a very low crime rate"

Jure - Untravelled Paths

Host Tips

TRIP TIPS

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Clothing

In mountainous areas, the weather is unpredictable, you can have all the seasons in one day so please pack with with in mind. Waterproof jacket, warm jumper and hiking boots essential.

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Cusp months

If possible, it's best to travel in Spring or Autumn as not only are the blossom and the fall very pretty but it's also far less crowded than is in the peak months of August and July.

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Pasta

Not all pasta is from Italy, "Bleki" is a style of pasta that’s unique to Slovenia. It’s made of small sheets of thin squares and is often cooked with pork. Delicious and well worth trying!

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Postojna Caves

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.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in Ljubljana
  • 1 night in mountain cabins
  • 2 nights in Bovec
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Visit and entry to Bled Castle
  • Visit and entry to the Church of the Assumption
  • Visit and entry to the Triglav National Park
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET
GETTING THERE

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.

LONDON TO LJUBLJANA
  • Easyjet (Stansted, Gatwick)
  • Wizz Air (Luton)
MANCHESTER TO LJUBLJANA
  • Adria
DATES & PRICES

SOLO TRAVELLERS

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.

EXTRA NIGHTS

If you wish we can also organise extra nights at either end of your trip for you. For the extra nights organised through us, the airport transfer will still be included.

AVAILABILITY

November 2019
November 16 - 20 2019 Last minute From $600 $800 PP
November 23 - 27 2019 Last minute From $600 $800 pp
November 30 - December 4 2019
April 2020
April 4 - 8 2020 $800 PP
April 11 - 15 2020 $800 PP
April 18 - 22 2020 $800 PP
April 25 - 29 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
May 2020
May 2 - 6 2020 $800 PP
May 9 - 13 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
May 16 - 20 2020 $800 PP
May 23 - 27 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
May 30 - June 3 2020 $800 PP
June 2020
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June 27 - July 1 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
July 2020
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July 25 - 29 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
August 2020
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August 29 - September 2 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
September 2020
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October 2020
October 3 - 7 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
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October 31 - November 4 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
November 2020
November 7 - 11 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
November 14 - 18 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
November 21 - 25 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp
November 28 - December 2 2020 Early release From $600 $800 pp

HOW IT WORKS

Book your trip in five easy steps.

1

ENQUIRE ONLINE

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.

2

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.

3

BOOKING FORM

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.

4

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.

5

FINAL CONFIRMATION

Shortly after you pay, you will receive a confirmation invoice, followed by a personalized 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!

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NOTES

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

FAQ

What is the currency?

As a member of the European Union, Slovenia is in the Euro.

Where can I get a hold of the currency?

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.

Can I pay by debit/credit card?

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.

What sort of budget would I need?

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.

How is tipping like?

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.

How is the weather like?

Spring: Spring is typically a lovely time to visit Slovenia as it’s beautifully lush green with the flowers starting to bloom making it a great time to hike and enjoy the outdoors. Rafting is at its best in May due to the fast flowing water from the snow melting in the mountains. Less crowded and largely sunny and dry with the occasional rain.
Summer: Naturally summer is the most reliable period for weather but it does bring the crowds. You can expect mostly sunny, blue skies which ensure you see this picturesque country at its very best. If you like socialising the crowds do bring a holiday atmosphere to the whole country.
Autumn: September is generally one of the driest months of the year and travelling outside of the school holidays means it is less crowded. Sunny, dry with occasional rain. Towards the end of October and November you can expect lower temperatures. It is also a very tranquil time to come and visit the country with only small crowds reserved for the likes of Lake Bled. Occasional rain but you can also expect some crisp days with blue skies.

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

You can always contact the UTP team on +44 207 101 4061 or info@untravelledpaths.com. 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.

How do I go about booking extra activities?

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.

What happens to my luggage at Velika Planina?

Alongside standard luggage, we recommend clients bring a smaller bag and transfer essential items into it for the overnight stay at Velika Planina, as it can be difficult carrying the bulky suitcases on the chair lift. The big suitcases will remain locked in the car overnight, so ensure you take any valuables with you up the mountain.

Is tap water safe?

Tap water is safe to drink practically everywhere, but most people stick to bottled water to be on the safe side.