As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Slovenia in a way like no other. Wedged between the snowy Julian Alps and a slice of Adriatic coastline, Slovenia is a tiny country layered in natural beauty. You’ll find rivers and caves woven through the landscape, while 60 per cent of the land is covered in forests, making it one of the greenest countries on earth. It’s easy to connect with nature when you visit Slovenia, and you’ll find a land that is respected and preserved, with more than 1,200,000 trees planted annually, 24,000 animal species, and 36 per cent of the country designated as protected areas. When you're not spellbound by glittering Lake Bled and emerald forests, set your sights on the country’s architectural treasures. Our Slovenia tours also connect you to the local culture, taking you to diverse museums, Gothic churches and medieval Ljubljana Castle, and letting you experience daily life in a traditional Slovenian village tucked away in the trees.Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.
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Slovenia is layered in natural beauty, with the snowy Julian Alps, glittering Adriatic coastline, and emerald forests surrounding magical Lake Bled. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the fascinating history and culture of one of the greenest countries on earth.
Our top 3 things to do in Slovenia
From sailing Lake Bled and exploring medieval castles, to discovering traditional villages in evergreen forests, our trips to Slovenia easily take you from the iconic to the unexpected.
Sail on crystal-clear waters of Lake Bled
Take a fairytale journey across the turquoise waters of Lake Bled, sailing past the tiny chapel on Bled Island where a temple to the Slavic Goddess of Love once stood. The romantic atmosphere continues to Bled Castle, an ancient fortress with views over Slovenia’s lakes and powdered peaks.
Relax in Tivoli Park in Ljubljana
Spend a peaceful afternoon strolling through Tivoli Park. A web of footpaths takes you through the manicured gardens that surround two historic mansions. Discover the fish pond, botanical garden and the glasshouse with an exhibition of tropical plants, or explore the maze of walking trails leading into Rožnik Hill.
Visit a traditional Slovenian village
We’ll take you deep into Slovenia’s mountains to reveal their beautiful villages. Wander the narrow streets and town squares, lined with stone built houses, terraced gardens and pretty painted murals. Each village has a distinct character with magical customs and ancient traditions.
Best museums in Slovenia
Slovenia’s museums are a highlight of all our Slovenia travel experiences. Discover the world’s oldest musical instrument, or see one of Europe’s best preserved woolly mammoth skeletons.
National Museum of Slovenia
Housed in a neo-Renaissance palace dating back to 1885, the National Museum of Slovenia features an impressive collection of cultural treasures. Among their prehistoric exhibition, you’ll find a 60,000 year old Neanderthal flute, thought to be the world's oldest musical instrument, while their Roman collection includes thousands of statues, paintings and stone monuments.
Slovenian Ethnographic Museum
With ethnographic collections dating back to 1821, the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum was established to showcase the traditional culture of Slovenia. It’s located in a former barracks complex in Ljubljana, and presents Slovenia’s heritage including traditional handicrafts, wisdom and skills such as weaving, pottery, blacksmithing, beekeeping and glass-painting.
Slovenian Museum of Natural History
The Slovenian Museum of Natural History houses global collections showcasing the world’s biodiversity, including one of Europe’s best-preserved woolly mammoth skeletons. Set in the same building as the National Museum of Slovenia, the Museum of Natural History is the oldest cultural and scientific institution in Slovenia.
Best food in Slovenia
From delicious preserved meats like the Kranjska sausage to tasty Nanos and Tolminc cheeses and divine desserts like Potica, we'll introduce you a hearty blend of Slovenian food.
Also known as the Carniolan sausage, Kranjska Klobasa is one of Slovenia’s most popular culinary specialties. A smoked and cured sausage, made from a blend of pork and bacon cooked inside pig’s intestine, Slovenians have been eating this delicacy since the 19th century, and there’s a Kranjska sausage festival held each year.
A delicious combination of cake and pastry, Prekmurska gibanica is a national specialty of Slovenia and one of the country’s most loved desserts. The pastry layers are filled with apples, walnuts, poppy seeds and cottage cheese, and are often topped with a dollop of sour cream.
A festive pastry made with rolled paper-thin dough, Potica is Slovenia’s most famous dessert. It’s baked in a special potica baking mould called potičnik, and most often filled with walnut, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, tarragon or hazelnut. There are more than 80 known fillings including salted ones with bacon.
Come prepared for the rain - Ljubljana is one of the wettest cities in Europe, with showers throughout the year.
Sunglasses are necessary in every season, whether you’re strolling through Tivoli Park in summer, or exploring the gleaming snowy alps in winter.
Whether you’re wandering around Ljubljana Old Town or hiking through Slovenia’s scenic mountains, a comfortable pair of shoes or boots is essential.
It’s never too hot in Estonia for jeans. They’re the ideal day to night clothing attire that will keep you warm on a crisp morning or cool night.
A small digital camera
The picturesque lanes, neoclassical architecture and stunning landscapes mean you’ll be walking a lot to soak it all up. Bring along your own reusable water bottle and stay hydrated the eco-friendly way.
What to pack for Slovenia
Other things to know before you go
Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.
Road Trip Adventures
Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!
Guide to Slovenia Visa Application
Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Slovenia and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.
This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.
Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience!