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Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore Slovenia’s lesser-known sights on this off-the-beaten-path day trip departing from Ljubljana. Join a small group and an expert guide as you set off for frozen-in-time medieval towns, hidden lakes, ancient castles, snow-capped peaks and more. Discover the Podsreda Castle and Planina Cave, but keep an open mind, as day-to-day itineraries fluctuate depending on group preferences and other factors. To ensure a quality experience, this tour is limited to eight people. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included, as are all entrance fees.
  • Discover Slovenia’s lesser-known natural, cultural and historical highlights
  • Visit sights like Hell Cave (Jama Pekel) or Stična Cistercian Abbey
  • Get a taste of local life at traditional craft or music festivals
  • Sample regional delicacies and wine at a village market or winery
  • Enjoy an itinerary adapted to suit the season, weather and preferences of the group
  • Receive personalized attention from the guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people
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Admission and entrance fees (museums, churches, festivals,…) 
Food tasting 
Hotel pickup and drop-off 
Other costs (depending on the daytrip) 
Professional English speaking guide  
Transport by air-conditioned minivan 
Wine tasting 
Gratuities (optional) 
Lunch 

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atelier hotel
Vošnjakova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atticus B&B // Closest pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Celica hostel
Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg)
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel
Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square
Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Meksiko Hotel
Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Mrak Hotel
Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel
Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Your tour kicks off with a convenient pickup at your central Ljubljana hotel. Meet your guide and driver, then buckle into your minivan and set off to explore Slovenia’s under-the-radar treasures. On your way, your guide will discuss the itinerary for the day, which will partly depend on the weather conditions, seasons, and suggestions from you and the group.

Admire the scenery, as the view out your window quickly changes from Ljubljana’s Baroque-era architecture, to verdant bucolic hillsides. Embrace serendipity as your day unfolds before you. Maybe you will stop at the Mayor’s Cave, one of Slovenia’s 10,000 caves, or at Županova jama. Other fascinating caves, riddled with stalactites and pools include Planina Cave and Hell Cave (Jama Pekel).

Keep an eye out for impromptu festivals that typically highlight traditional music and crafts. Local markets are also great pit-stops, as they offer an opportunity to taste regional foods and interact with locals. Many villages also offer ways to learn about iron forging and lace-making.

Maybe next you will explore one of the many castles in the countryside, like Žužemberk Castle or Turjak Castle. Podsreda Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Slovenia. Next, it might be on to a Slovenian church, like Stična Cistercian Abbey, the country’s oldest monastery.

Unwind at one of Slovenia’s wineries or stop for views of lakes and waterfalls along your journey. There is no shortage of places to discover in this small but bountiful country. Come evening, enjoy a convenient drop-off at your central Ljubljana hotel.
Itinerary
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Your surprise destination could be any one of Slovenia’s 300 castles and numerous churches, one of the many clear rivers, peaceful lakes and hidden waterfalls, or perhaps one of the ten thousand caves. You could be taken to a medieval town, an inconspicuous marketplace, or a quaint village. You might end up participating in a local festival or shopping at a village market. As this is a trip to the unknown, there is no itinerary for this tour, but rest easy, our guides do have a plan for you. The weather and other local conditions will play a factor in the planning of this tour, as well as local festivals and market days, and it would be useful for us to know your age and any special interests so that we can tailor this tour to your needs.
Duration: 10 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children 6-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located hotels in Ljubljana. 
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to departure time, we will be in touch with you via e-mail or phone to let you know your exact pickup time. 
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years. 
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. 
  • Not wheelchair accessible. 
  • Small – group tour – up to 8 people per van. 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Slovenia Explorer

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Slovenia Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trip from Ljubljana.

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Escape65490057013
, Jun 2019
We were looking for a tour that was not touristy and we were not disappointed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful tour set up for us with visits to wonderful treasures that few people know about. Exactly what we had hoped for.
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A most enjoyable, interesting day...
lisbethleong
, Jun 2017
A most enjoyable, interesting day with a great guide who was knowledgeable, friendly and good company. It was really good to see places in Slovenia that we didn't know about but we're glad to see.
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This should be a half day trip only...
Jacqui T
, May 2017
This should be a half day trip only. Visiting Svenica Castle was amazing and it's location is stunning. I think the wine tasting was average ... Two wines and not the best. A visit to the castle followed by lunch with wine would work so much better. Driving around just to fill in the day was a real disappointment.
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I enjoyed the idea of the trip...
Malte D
, Dec 2016
I enjoyed the idea of the trip, though you are taking a certain risk if you go for it, as there is no prior announcement where they will really take you. The description hinted on a cave and a castle to be honest, I hoped it would be one of those two options, but we ended up in a little mine town Idria and visited a mercury mine. It was very interesting, though I myself would not have voted for it, and there was not discussion of different option as indicated in the description. But to be fair, it was around Christmas, and I could imagine, options were limited anyways. I was very happy, that the tour took place though it was just two people on it perfect number of course, from a traveller's point of view. I learnt lots about mercury, and the scenery of the town is impressive. The guide Tine was really nice and knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed the little sidetrip to a hidden small lake which looks magical and hides a depth of many hundred metres. Really beautiful. Travelling can be a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get.
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Urska was a fantastic guide...
MR D R
, Oct 2016
Urska was a fantastic guide, Slovenia is such a beautiful country and it is really great to experience sections that are less touristy.
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A lovely day out! They really aren't...
MR JS H
, Jul 2016
A lovely day out! They really aren't kidding about tailoring it to you, although since no-one actually had any opening suggestions it was a little quiet at the start, we then headed out to the wine region in the east and visited a number of interesting towns and suchlike, with a final stop for a swim.
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Great wine tasting tour - very scenic...
Diana H
, Mar 2016
Great wine tasting tour - very scenic and learned a lot of Slovenia
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I liked 2 of the 3 things that were...
sarah a m
, Sep 2015
I liked 2 of the 3 things that were on offer. I wouldn't have chosen the Idrja mine tour for myself. I would have preferred a medieval castle to the mine. I was impressed with the Franja Hospital and the location of the gorge. I enjoyed Skofia Loca. The travelers don't choose what they want to see as they might not know. The tour leader chooses. So you need to change the write up. I let the Slovenian Explorer people know. It was a nicely paced tour.
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Had an amazing experience on this...
Gary N
, Apr 2015
Had an amazing experience on this tour!!! My wife, 4 year old daughter and I had spent over a week exploring Slovenia on our own. We realized early on that there were tons of hidden gems that we were going to miss out on because we simply did not know where to look. Tina did a fantastic job constructing an Off the Beaten Path itinerary specifically for our family. We had such a good experience, that I booked the tour a second time and enjoyed a completely different itinerary on my own. The tours were highlights of our trip, and really helped fill in gaps in our own exploring by introducing us to hidden gems we never would have seen otherwise. Highly recommend.
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