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....
Discover why the Balkans are the next big thing in food – explore the major foodie regions of Istria (prsut ham, olive oils, wine, truffles) and Dalmatia (sheep’s milk cheese, lamb, maraschino cherrys).
Delve into the diverse world of food that lies beneath Slovenia’s fairytale landscape, and find out why this country has more than 20 distinct culinary regions.
Taste some of the newest players on the world wine scene – teran, refosk, Marastina, and Kurtelaška bijela (and try to pronounce them after a few glasses).
“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!”
“Excellent trip, lived up to my expectations with the added benefit of virtually continuous sunshine, which made the Triglav ascent day the real highlight of the trip. Fitness levels are important on this trip, and should not be underestimated. Would recommend greater emphasis in the trip notes on the importance of bringing sufficient energy bars,gels,etc, as the quality and nutritional value of the breakfasts in some of the huts is minimal .”
“This holiday was everything I hoped for and more. I've been back a week and am still smiling! The Kobarid area of Slovenia is stunningly beautiful with towering , rugged mountains and clear turquoise water in the Soca river that's clean enough to drink which is handy while you're rafting or canoeing. The guides were all great : accomodating of different people's needs and wants, informative, fun , safety conscious and supportive without being pushy or competitive. Tilen especially deserves a huge THANK YOU for working so hard all week and calling at the hotel every evening to plan the following day , and still having a sense of humour even when he looked exhausted. I loved the white water rafting and white water kayaking and could have done more. It was plenty exciting enough for me although other people who had done white water rafting before thought it was a bit tame. The first zip wire was terrifying (at 1,300 metres altitude) but all the others were fantastic and I just enjoyed the view at high speed. I chickened out of the canyoning and was chief photographer while my teenage daughter did it with the rest of the group and her verdict was it was AMAZING. The mountain biking was more challenging than we could manage (but then we do live in Cambridge where the only "hill" is the railway bridge) but we did our own thing on tarmac roads and really enjoyed it. All the equipment seemed to be really good quality. The weather changed towards the end of the week so we wern't able to go paragliding unfortunately but instead a minibus was organised to Tolmin Gorge for a lovely walk in more spectacular scenery. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and the staff bent over backwards to keep us all happy. It really seemed to matter that we had a good time. I was anxious about how my daughter's vegan and wheat free diet would be catered for but I needn't have worried.”
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.