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Things to do in Slovenia

Things to do in  Slovenia

Welcome to Slovenia

Slovenia's forests, quaint towns, and cosmopolitan capital entice travelers to explore the Central European gem. Take advantage of a private or small-group tour to enjoy all you can across the country, from mountains and lakes to hot springs and a medieval castle. Book a walking tour to revel in Ljubljana's picturesque city streets, which reflect the country's dedication to keeping the capital green. Traffic in the city center has been restricted to favor walking and biking, perfect for touring. Follow your guide to discover art nouveau architecture, and check out museums and cultural institutions. Slovenians love to show off their sophisticated, locally sourced cuisine, which has been influenced by its Italian, Hungarian, and Austrian neighbors, and is often accompanied by delicious Slovenian wine. Then hop on a boat tour across glacial Lake Bled, stop at the tiny baroque chapel on the lake's central island, tour the medieval Predjama Castle, and spelunk to see the dramatic rock formations of Postojna Cave. Tour the Adriatic coast to relax and swim on the beach or explore picturesque Piran in search of the most stunning coastal vantage points from which to take photos. Tours also feature outdoor adventures such as hiking through verdant forests, rafting on the fast-moving Soča River, and climbing peaks in the Julian Alps.

Top 10 attractions in Slovenia

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Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Old Town

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Between Ljubljana’s medieval hilltop castle and the Ljubljanica River lie the narrow cobblestone streets and charming pastel-colored buildings of Old Town. The neighborhood’s impressive architecture, picturesque bridges, riverfront walkways, and heaps of cafés and bars with terrace seating help make Ljubljana a true jewel of Central Europe.More
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Lake Bled

Lake Bled

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Nestled into the foothills of the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia, glacial Lake Bled is a place of spectacular natural beauty. Subterranean thermal springs keep the lake’s exquisite blue-green waters relatively warm during summer, making it a hot spot for water sports. Bled also makes a perfect base for exploring the Julian Alps.More
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Soca Valley

Soca Valley

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Stretching from Triglav National Park to Nova Gorica in Slovenia, the Soca Valley is home to the outdoor adventure hotspots of Bovec and Kobarid. Bovec in particular is known as the adrenaline capital of the country, serving as a base for white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and hiking. It is also home to a zip line that lets visitors soar at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour more than 50 meters above the ground. Other options include mountain biking, bungee jumping, canyoning, fishing, horseback riding and, in the winter months, ice climbing.Beyond the adventure activities, the Soca Valley is home to several historical sights, mostly relating to World War I, when millions of troops fought in the surrounding mountains. Those interested in the heritage of World War I can follow a well-marked hiking trail known as the Walk of Peace through the valley past several outdoor museums.More
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Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)

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Built into a rocky precipice in the Julian Alps foothills of northwest Slovenia, Bled Castle (Blejski Grad) sits high above the stunning blue-green Lake Bled. With moats, a drawbridge, ramparts, towers, and terraces with magnificent views of the lake, this 9th-century fortress is everything you would imagine a medieval fairy-tale castle to be.More
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Soca River (Isonzo River)

Soca River (Isonzo River)

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Flowing through the Trenta Valley in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, the Soca (also known as the Isonzo) is one of Europe’s most beautiful rivers. The Soca River is known for its narrow, rocky gorges, hidden canyons, waterfalls, and striking emerald color, which gives the river its nickname the “Emerald Beauty.”More
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Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

Bled Island (Blejski Otok)

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With its picture-perfect church and ornate steeple peeking out above the treeline and perched on Bled Lake, tiny Bled Island (Bled Island (Blejski Otok) looks like something out of a fairy tale. Local tradition has it that a groom must carry his bride up all 99 steps that lead from the island’s dock to the church to ensure a happy marriage.More
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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)

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While the romantic position of the lovely Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church) on a minuscule mound in the middle of Lake Bled is enough to attract thousands of visitors to it each year – it is one of Slovenia’s most popular wedding venues – it is also feted thanks to its internal ornamentation, 177‐foot (54‐meter) tower and dedication to the Virgin Mary. Starting out as a pagan temple many years before the advent of Christianity, the church has at various times been a small, wooden structure and a single‐aisle Gothic church, which was consecrated by the Bishop of Ljubljana in 1465. The freestanding bell tower appeared later in the same century and the church was reconstructed yet again in 1685 in its present Baroque style, with a deliciously OTT gilt‐encrusted altar and black marble and wood‐carved pulpits contrasting keenly with its serene white and cream aisles. Two legends surround the church: that men must carry their partners up the 99 steps of the 15th‐century stone staircase leading up to its entrance to ensure marital happiness; and that ringing the wishing bell – which dates from 1534 – on the left of the altar makes wishes come true.More
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Ljubljana Castle Funicular

Ljubljana Castle Funicular

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Since 2006, the Ljubljana Castle Funicular has been transporting passengers between the city center in Slovenia’s capital and Ljubljana Castle, perched on top of Castle Hill. Featuring a modern design, the glass-enclosed cable railway also offers spectacular views over Ljubljana, as well as the ruins of a medieval defensive wall.More
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Church of St. George (Piran Cathedral)

Church of St. George (Piran Cathedral)

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The Church of St. George (Piran Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic church sitting high on a hill above the Slovenian port town of Piran on the Adriatic Coast. Considered one of the most impressive churches in Slovenia, it is also one of the most important landmarks in Piran, visible from Tartini Square in the center of town. Dating to the 14th century, it was reconstructed in the early 17th century in a Venetian Renaissance style. Around the same time, a bell tower was added that was modeled after St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice, followed a few years later by a Baroque style baptistery.Visitors should look for two sculptures of St. George within the church, a larger one by an unknown artist and a smaller, silver plated sculpture made by a goldsmith workshop in Piran. Also of note are two large paintings from the early 17th century, several marble altars that were added in 1737 and interior frescoes that were restored in 2002-2005. The ground floor of the sacristy displays a variety of religious objects, as well as a wooden model representing an earlier version of the church. In front of the church is a large lawn that was once a graveyard. Today, it offers superb views over the Bay of Trieste and the town of Piran.More
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Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg)

Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg)

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Piran’s Tartini Square (Tartinijev Trg) is one of the most impressive plazas in Slovenia, and that's not just because of its grand Venetian and neo-Renaissance surroundings. Originally outside city walls, the square first served as a fishing dock, and by the end of the 19th century, was completely overrun with sewage, prompting city officials to build the public square on top. Today, the pedestrian-only plaza sits between Piran's Town Hall and Court House, and serves as a scenic venue for concerts and events, as well as a popular meeting spot for city locals. Go for the people-watching or for excellent views of the surrounding hills, architecture, and Adriatic Sea.Within the square, you'll see a 19th-century monument of the violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, for whom the square is named for, and two stone flag poles from the 15th century at either side of its entrance.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Slovenia

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Fun, exciting and challenging!
Bethany_g, Jun 2021
Canyoning And Rafting Adventure in Lake Bled Slovenia
They provide transport for you for the day and let you enjoy a lunch break between activities at bled.
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Awesome walking tour!
Michelle, Aug 2020
Discover Ljubljana with Ziva
Ziva knows a lot about Slovenian history and took us places that we really needed to see and learn in Ljubljana.
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Unmissable
Jaial A, Jan 2020
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
Everything ran smoothly and on time, and both attractions are well worth visiting.
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A Wonderful Day!
Holly_L, Dec 2019
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
The tour was a good way to see all the highlights of Slovenia.
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Highly Recommend!!
kel5552018, Nov 2019
Highlights in a Day: Vintgar Gorge, Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle
This was a great way to see a lot of the highlights in Slovenia in just one day!
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Incredible experience with fantastic guide
Mitchell_R, Oct 2019
Original Emerald River Adventure
Amazing adventure, felt like an oppurtunity to see the real natural side to Slovenia!
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Solvenia Country
Peter_P, Oct 2019
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
Lake Bled is beautiful and the walk to the waterfalls was amazing.
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B E A Utiful
Shylo T, Oct 2019
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes from Ljubljana
The tour was one of my favourite plenty of time to see everything.
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Great trip, great tour leader (Tara)...
mbukva, Sep 2019
Highlights in a Day: Vintgar Gorge, Bled, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle
Fitting all four of these wonderful Slovenian attractions into one day is *amazing*.
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Great Day Tour
Jeanette_C, Sep 2019
Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana
With very limited time in Slovenia it was a great day tour it covered all that we wanted to see .
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Aweso.e walking tour and guide
Leonie S, Sep 2019
Piran Walking Tour with Local Wine and Food Tasting
Guide spoke excellent english.
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Sights close to the capital
Sue_T, Jun 2019
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
Great guide, Ziga Ivanc, who discussed Slovenian history and sights in both English and Spanish to the 6 of us on the tour.
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Impressive caves
rl56b, Sep 2018
Postojna cave and Predjama castle day trip from Bled
The Postojna caves are very impressive and this day trip was the easiest way to visit them while on holiday in Slovenia without a car.
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It was a great day! I highly recommend...
Jana R, Sep 2017
Original Emerald River Adventure
I highly recommend this tour to anybody who would like to see and experience Slovenia's beautiful nature.
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Ljubljana is fabulous - walking is...
Chris G, Aug 2017
Taste of Ljubljana: Small Group or Privat Walking Tour Including Local Lunch
Ljubljana is fabulous - walking is the best way to see it.
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loved Slovenia and loved this tour...
Kerry F, Sep 2016
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana
loved Slovenia and loved this tour starting with our trip to the Predjarmski Grad Castle then the 2 hour tour of the Skocjanske Jame Caves part of the largest underground cave system in Europe the off to see the Lipisan Horse stud ..
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This was a wonderful day trip. You...
Bonni_B, May 2016
Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine Lakes from Ljubljana
You get to see the lovely country side of Slovenia.
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Bled, was well over. We were picked...
Patrick V, Jan 2017
Lake Bled Half Day Excursion from Ljubljana
We were picked up at our hotel and the guide in English the whole ride to Bled told us the history of Slovenia.
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Waterfall Savica
Francesca_D, Mar 2020
Winter Fairytale - Triglav National Park Half Day Trip
The view point across Bohinj was just breath taking and then the best part was Waterfall Savica where with the help of Karin proposed to my man on leap year - he said yes!
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Slovenia at its finest!!
Priti_K, Feb 2020
Winter Triglav National Park Adventure - Full day trip from Bled
She had come well prepared for the snow/ice which allowed us to visit the park properly and didn’t have to miss a single part of the trip.
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