From the jagged granite summits of the Julian Alps to villages of Venetian Gothic architecture on the Adriatic, Slovenia is simply gorgeous—and still relatively undiscovered by travelers, which makes it perfect for a WT adventure. We enjoy a fantastic mix of history and culture as we hike amid the pristine glacier lakes and waterfalls of Triglav National Park and in the idyllic valley of the emerald-green Soca River, said by many to be Europe's most beautiful river. We'll also visit the pretty town of Kobarid, where Hemingway set A Farewell to Arms. It's hard to put into words just how green, beautiful, and unspoiled Slovenia is—come see for yourself!
Arrive: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Depart: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Day 1 (1 night)
Old World charm meets modern styling at the Hotel Cubo, set in the center of downtown Ljubljana. With views of the hilltop castle and only a short walk to the Old Town center, the hotel has a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. Spacious guestrooms have plush bedding and chic bathrooms,...
Day 2 (1 night)
The only hotel in the medieval district of the tiny town of Ptuj, the Mitra is housed in a cozy historic building that offers simple but comfortable rooms. There's a cafe-bar downstairs and the hotel offers a small spa as well as a wine cellar.
Logarska Dolina, Slovenia
Days 3-4 (2 nights)
With delightful chalet styling, the Plesnik has a great location in a beautiful and unspoiled mountain valley below the mighty summits of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. There's a great view from the hotel terrace out to the valley's flower-filled meadows. The rooms are comfortable, and...
Days 5-7 (3 nights)
This historic hotel, celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2011, has lots of Old World charm and is the only hotel right on the shores of Lake Bled. The hotel's bar and lounge have stunning lake views, as do the swimming pool and the dock with...
Days 8-9 (2 nights)
This family-run hotel is set in the heart of the Soca Valley in the history-filled town of Kobarid. Guest rooms are simple but nicely furnished and the staff is very welcoming. The hotel's restaurant specializes in fish and seafood (try the squid ink risotto!).
Days 10-11 (2 nights)
Set right on the waterfront, the Hotel Piran features basic but comfortable and clean guest rooms offering views of the sea or the cobbled streets and quaint squares of medieval Piran. The outdoor terrace overlooking the sea is a great place for a drink at sunset.
We stay in a variety of hotels. Rooms in these hotels are not always of uniform or international size. However, our leaders try their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Please note that single rooms in European hotels tend to be small by US standards.
Cuisine in Slovenia is varied and excellent. Logarska Dolina and Bohinj have an Austrian influence, while the Soca River and Adriatic regions are Italian in style, with seafood and pasta. Wine is excellent throughout the country. In the north, there are mostly dry white wines, and as we approach the coast, more reds are produced in the Vipava Valley and the coast. Please note that in Europe, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 7:30 pm.
Most of our driving is on narrow mountain roads. There are several days with early starts (ready to go by 8:00 am!).
"The lodging was ideal, and it was wonderful having the meals included, especially the breakfast spreads at each of the hotels. The treats during hikes were not expected but were much appreciated, and they were timed perfectly!"
North Olmsted, OH
"This was a beautifully designed, well executed trip supported brilliantly by the two Trip Leaders and the van driver."
New York, NY
"A superb combination of cultural, sightseeing, and hiking that let me experience the beauty and uniqueness of Slovenia."
Winter Haven, FL
"This was our third trip with WT, and another memorable experience. Well organized, beautiful country, good hikes, good food, good memories. Thanks!"
Santa Fe, NM
"Slovenia should be on everyone's list of places to travel. It's beautiful and WT's itinerary couldn't be better. It's a rich combination of hiking, culture, and adventure. We loved the museums, castles, salt pans, etc. in addition to the challenging hikes."
Santa Fe, NM
"This trip was an excellent mix of hiking, culture, and food. We got to experience many different aspects of Slovenia. As we have come to expect with WT, both guides were excellent and worked very well together. They were enthusiastic, had a good sense of humour and were proud of their country. The trip was well organized and we learned a lot from them about Slovenia."
Stratford N5A 5C1, ON
"Loved the location of the hotels, away from the large tour group areas—they were in the old town areas where we could easily walk around on our own and get a feel for daily life there."
Newbury Park, CA
"I loved every aspect of this trip. Beautiful land, challenging hikes, delicious local food, just enough local cultural highpoints, and very important, great guides!"
Newbury Park, CA
"Outstanding trip leaders and itinerary, beautiful scenery and hikes, wonderful food and wine, and a delightful group made this one of my favorite trips with Wilderness Travel!"
"Beautiful country, wonderful guides, very good group, good hikes!"
"The landscapes, cityscapes, hiking, food, and guides were all wonderful."
Jack and Priscilla H.
"A first class operation!"
"Thank you for a wonderful adventure! I had an overwhelmingly positive experience with all elements of this trip, and will certainly consider Wilderness Travel for future trips."
"One of the best trips I”ve taken in years—my 10th WT trip. From beginning to end, lots of variety."
Jim and Jenna B.
"Much more than a hiking trip, this was a great overall introduction to Slovenia, a charming little country the size of New Jersey. It was a great opportunity to visit many of the country's regions, explore its food and wine, and hike in some interesting places."
APO New York, AE
"This was my first Wilderness Travel experience and I couldn't have asked for more. The guides were knowledgable, caring, and a whole lot of fun to travel with. Slovenia was breathtakingly beautiful and the variety of locations and special experiences that we had really made the trip exiting. I feel as though the trip really fed my soul."
"We were blown away by Slovenia...it is a beautiful and charming country. It was a very special trip with many fond memories!"
"This was my 9th WT trip—certainly one of the best. I did not want this trip to end!"
"This was our 5th WT adventure and our best yet. The trip did a fantastic job of showcasing the beauty of Slovenia, the outstanding hiking trails, the culture, and history of such a magical country, as well as the delicious food, whether served in the alpine huts, the tiny villages, or the best hotels."
Kathy and Jack M.
"Slovenia is so beautiful and I am so happy that I chose to travel to this beautiful, quiet, graceful country filled with beautiful forests, mountains, wine, and delicious food."
"The thing I liked best was how unspoiled Slovenia was: cosmopolitan but clean and inviting. Being able to hike in places where there were virtually no other groups was a huge plus."
"LOVED IT! This trip exceeded my expectations in every regard—beautiful country, amazing hikes, history, culture, fresh and healthy food, wine, friendship, and laughter. A fabulous trip in itself, very much enhanced by our trip leaders' knowledge and passion and a fun group and diverse group of fellow travelers. I laughed so hard on this trip that my stomach hurt!"
Mary Jo B.
"Slovenia is beautiful and I highly recommend this trip."
"My first impression of Slovenia was positive and I owe it to our guides, and driver—all were professional, yet a lot of fun to talk to. The food, hiking, hotels, and transport were excellent!"
"I learned so much about Slovenia on this trip—I wasn't even aware it existed before I read about the trip! It was wonderful in every respect. My only regret is that the scope and breadth of its beautiful landscape could not be captured on my camera."
"Slovenia is an underrated, unspoiled, and unbelievable hiking destination. We are from Colorado we we know the mountains! It was wonderful and we fully enjoyed it. The guides (plus our driver Micho) made the trip a great pleasure."
Grand Junction, CO
"We feel like we saw the best Slovenia had to offer—a fantastic mixture of hiking, towns, history, and culture. It's astonishing that Slovenia is still somewhat ‘unknown’ among travelers; go quickly before everyone discovers it!"
Suzanne and Brady M.
"This was a terrific trip, one of the best we've ever been on—a perfect blend of hiking and cultural activities. We definitely plan on taking more WT trips."
"This trip was exactly why we look to Wilderness Travel first when we are planning our trips. Super guides, an active and diverse itinerary, and an overall excellent experience."
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.