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Soča River Day Trip from Ljubljana and Bled

1. Soča River Day Trip from Ljubljana and Bled

Depart Ljubljana and cross the highest mountain pass in Slovenia via Bled at the start of an amazing day in nature. Get breathtaking views of the Julian Alps as you drive over the Vršič Pass and continue through the Trenta Valley. See sites of significance from World War I, such as military installations, the 15th-century Kluže Fortress and a wooden chapel built by Russian prisoners of war in 1917 in memory of those who died building the Vršič Pass. Continue to Bovec, famous for its alpine attractions and extreme sports. Choose to get an adrenaline rush as you white water raft down the Soča River or continue to Kobarid to visit the museum dedicated to the history of World War I. Learn about the role that Kobarid played during the war and how Ernest Hemingway immortalized it in his novel Farewell to Arms. End with a visit to Kozjak Waterfall – one of the most beautiful in Slovenia – before traveling back to Ljubljana via Bled.

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Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

2. Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

Discover scenic lakes and historic towns as you drive, read stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos whenever you like. Begin your drive in Ljubljana, and make your way to Škofja Loka at your own pace. Begin your journey with a short drive from Ljubljana to discover the famous Apline jewel of Lake Bled. Choose your itinerary from the curated list of options, and stop to hike along the lake’s scenic routes, explore Bled Castle perched on the top of a cliff above Lake Bled, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride on a pletna — a traditional flat-bottom boat. Continue on to one of the most stunning natural canyons, the impressive Vintgar Gorge, where you can walk along wooden platforms and bridges above the rushing Radovna River, ending your walk by the 13-meter high Sum waterfall. Next is Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, in the Triglav National Park. Swim, canoe, and walk in the verdant park, or simply relax next to the calm waters. Head back to Ljubljana, and on your way stop in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns still standing today. Walk through the charming town center and marvel at the castle and monastery perched high above you. Round up your trip by driving back to Slovenia’s capital city at your own pace.

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Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

3. Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Discover the beauty of the countryside by hiking up the most popular hill on the Sunny Side of the Alps, to Šmarna gora. Besides the magnificent scenery from the top, you will also enjoy local cuisine.  The tour will start in the morning, first with transfer from your accommodation to the foot of the mountain. From here you will start with a hike which will take around 1 hour. Along the way you can listen to stories from your guide about the Turkish invasions in the 15th century and the famous story about the church bell on the top of Šmarna Gora, which rings half an hour earlier than bells in other churches.  At the top you will taste local delicacies in traditional Slovenian Restaurant and enjoy the view over one third of Slovenia. After lunch, go down to the valley, again about 1 hour of moderate walking. This hike is of medium difficulty. Enjoy a food hike, that is guided by a friendly local, who knows about the history of the surrounding area. 

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From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

4. From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

The small villages of Piran, Koper, Izola, Strunjan and Portoroz are located in the Slovenian coastal region. Come and immerse yourself in their charming and magical atmosphere on a small group day trip. This region is made up of five magical lands - these towns were once fishing villages clustered together alongside the indestructible cliff sides on the Slovene Riviera. These towns are also very well known for their landscape, cultural heritage, hiking and biking trails, the relaxing sight of fishing boats bobbing in the sea, and crystal clear waters. If you like the sea then the ideal time to visit the Slovenia's littoral starts from mid-May to mid-September. If you are interested in hiking and biking - it starts even earlier, from mid-March to mid-October. But above all, this region is  heaven for wine and food lovers. The area's delicious, fresh seafood and excellent wines are sure to satisfy even the most demanding visitors so make sure you experience the culinary side of the cities too and relax with a lovely dish.

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Plitvice National Park: Private Trip from Ljubljana

5. Plitvice National Park: Private Trip from Ljubljana

Discover the remarkable Plitvice National Park in all its glory with a private trip from Ljubljana. Arrive at Plitvice, walking through these ancient woodlands led by a private guide. The path takes us first across Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes), a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers. Take a peaceful boat ride towards the second area called Donja Jezera (Lower Lakes), placed in a limestone canyon. See why its travertine marble formations are such an extraordinary natural phenomenon. The barriers, sills, and other forms created in these lakes, karst rivers, and streams are still an ongoing process. Stand in front of the Big Waterfall, 78 meters high, and bear witness to the roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground. It is these same travertine formations that have and are still creating the numerous magnificent waterfalls here.

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What people are saying about Ljubljana

Awesome day trip!

I really enjoyed this day trip. I love to hike, so this definitely appealed to me. It was a nice way to explore an area outside of Ljubljana and do something that is popular among locals. The hike was challenging, but not too strenuous, and the weather was beautiful. Tour guide was awesome. I really enjoyed the views at the top and traditional food that was served to us. Highly recommend

If you only choose one guided tour, this is the one.

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide was knowlegeable and nothing was too much trouble. The tours are given in small groups which is much more intimate in that the day can be adjusted if needed to accommodate the needs of both young and old. We loved this tour, don’t hesitate, just do it.

Tour guide is excellent! I feel like I know a lot about the real Slovenia just by listening to her! Not for the faint hearted tho! The hill is hard walk even if the tour guide made it seem like it’s nothing lol.

Great tour, we had an amazing guide. The views are breathtaking and we had a lot of fun rafting!

long day but worth it. lots to see and do especially the rafting