Just a single look at a photograph of Lake Bled is often enough for people to immediately start planning a trip to beautiful Slovenia. The country’s picturesque landscape offers many trekking and walking opportunities, or repel yourself off the Bled hills on a canyoning tour. Ljubljana, the capital, is home to beautiful green spaces, a towering castle and the famous Dragon Bridge.
“The trip started badly because I was travelling with a bicycle and had informed Kira Travel 5 months ago before I booked. They said no problem but 2 days before the tour told me that they couldn't transport my bicycle and to make my own arrangements. So get confirmation in writing for any additional requests.
My family was the only ones on the tour. We had an excellent driver who although wasn't a licensed guide was very knowledgeable. He was also always thinking of ways to allow us to have a better holiday. Last but not least he had a great and sunny personality which made interaction with him a real pleasure.”
“Having been on a fair few Exodus trips this was the best so far and the thing that made the icing on the cake was our guides Bugy and David. They really went above and beyond, not only looking after us but, when my wife and I needed to put in a small "change" to the planned itinerary, they really made it great for us, beyond what we had even asked for, such that the week as a whole was truly awesome!”
Rich in water, and in forested land, Slovenia offers a picturesque landscape that looks like it could have come right out of a story book, complete with castles, cottages, and cloud crowned mountain peaks. Slovenia is a young country, which at one time has been a part of the Roman and Holy Roman Empires.
Explore one of the many different castles in this beautiful country, some of which have been converted to hotels that you can actually spend the night in.
Visit one of the many museums, of which there are over 200, starting with the National Museum of Slovenia, or perhaps the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.
Visit the Savica Falls at Lake Bohinj, or take in the spectacle of one of the other 300 waterfalls that adorn this beautiful country.
Go hiking on The Sub-Alpine Trail for a first-and view of the beauty of this mountainous wooded realm. If you plan to hike the whole thing you will need to save up your vacation time, it is 470 km long!
Take a moment for meditative prayer at a 900-year-old monastery at Sticna.
Strap on your skis for some Alpine skiing, the slopes here are some of the best values you can find.
No trip is complete without a visit to Bled lake and the beautiful Castle of the same name.
If you plan to do any driving don’t touch that phone. It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving; additionally, no right turn on red lights!
Dress warmly, the climate is cool.
Keep your receipts, they can be requested by inspectors when you’re leaving a store, and if you don’t have it you can be fined.
Pirated goods may seem like a good deal, but if you have to leave them at customs when you leave the country you will be sadly disappointed. Be sure to avoid counterfeited goods.
Don’t leave valuables in plain sight when you leave your car. Automobile break-ins are fairly common.