Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure around Slovenia

Discover the fairytale wonder of Slovenia on this thrilling family adventure, complete with sparkling emerald lakes, island churches and fascinating castles just waiting to be explored. Get to know the pretty town of Ljubljana before transfering to the lakeside town of Bohinj - your base for the rest of the trip. See the Savica Waterfall, then take a cable car ride up Mt Vogel to a fantastic view of the pristine alpine surrounds. Unwind in the pools, saunas and salt room of Bohinj Aquapark. Tour the extensive network of Postojna Caves and find a 16th-century chest full of treasure at Predjama Castle. Get active in Triglav National Park, hiking, swimming beneath waterfalls and chasing a thrill on an optional whitewater rafting adventure. This trip balances relaxation with adventure, and is bound to impress, both you and your teenagers.


Start
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Finish
Bohinj, Slovenia
Destinations
Style
Original
Theme
Family
Code
ZMFS
Physical rating
Ages
Min 10
Group size
Min 2, Max 16

Why you'll love this trip

  • Famous for its fairytale-like surrounds – including an emerald-green lake with a church in its middle and a cliff-top, medieval castle – Bled is a joy to explore. It also produces a delicious cream cake – make sure to try it.

  • Walk the Vintgar Gorge on trails that lead over wooden bridges, past impossibly beautiful blue-green pools. The scenery is breathtaking.

  • From the top of Mt Vogel, hike along lush trails, looking down to the valley where deep green forest meets the endless blue of the glacial Lake Bohinj.

  • Discover the incredible alpine scenery of Triglav National Park. An optional rafting adventure over the rapids, gates and pools of Soca River is bound to be a trip highlight.

  • Explore the wonderfully impressive cave network that makes up the Postojan Caves, then discover Predjama Castle – built into the mouth of a cavern halfway up a cliff wall – and its fascinating features. 

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is an active trip packed with activities such as whitewater rafting and trekking. To fully enjoy it, you'll need to be in a good state of health and fitness. To participate in the rafting experience, you'll also need to be a confident swimmer.

  • Because the itinerary is packed with lots of exciting activities, the trip involves some early starts and long days. But it's worth it!

  • Bohinj, the base for this trip. We can book you a departure transfer to Ljubljana Airport should you require one (at an additional cost).

Itinerary

Located in the centre of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a city full of style and sophistication, history and monuments, churches and museums, any many great restaurants. Meet your tour leader and the other families in your travel group at a 5 pm welcome meeting. Continue the introductions over your first Slovenian dinner with your fellow family travellers (optional at your own expense). If you arrive with time to spare, you may want to get acquainted with this beautiful city on a stroll around its pedestrian-only city centre and the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River. Crowned the Green Capital of Europe by the European Commission, Ljubljana is also renowned for its beautiful bridges, architectural style and lamp-lit streets.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive in time for today's welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand.
Start the day with an included breakfast, fuelling up for the long day of sightseeing and exploration. Let your leader show you around the city on an orientation walk, taking in the pedestrian have of the Old Town and its three squares. Stop at Preseren Square, dedicated to the Slovenian romantic poet, France Preseren. Flanked by a magnificent Franciscan church with a pink facade on one side and a bronze statue of Preseren on the other, with views of the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Castle just beyond, you’ll feel like you’ve walked right into a scene from a postcard. Afterwards, travel by private minivan to Bled. With its mountainous backdrop, gorgeous lake and impressive cliff-top castle, Bled is the definition of scenic. Stretch your legs on an hour-long orientation walk. A visit to Bled isn’t complete without a visit to Bled Castle, so make the 15-minute walk to the castle set among the impossibly green pine and birch trees. Later, perhaps get your fill of culinary delights too with an optional lunch and tasting of Bled cream cake. Continue to Bohinj, stopping en route at the Blejski Vintgar Gorge, which is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. Take a walk around the gorge on a trail that leads over wooden bridges and viewing galleries. Afterwards, continue to Bohinj, your base for the rest of the trip.
Included Activities
  • Triglav National Park - Vintgar Gorge
Optional Activities
  • Bled - Bled Castle - EUR11
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
This trip is based out of Bohinj. Set in a picturesque valley amidst Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps, Bohinj is the perfect base for this family trip. It is also conveniently located just 25 minutes from Bled and an hour from Ljubljana.
Spend the day among the gorgeous Slovenian woods in Triglav National Park, arriving by public transport and beginning with a 15-minute stroll to Savica Waterfall. See the frothy cascade that bursts from between moss-covered rock, flowing into a clear pool. After taking time to admire the pristine surrounds, continue to Mt Vogel, rising to lofty heights by cable car for incredible views over the valleys below. Have lunch at a typical Slovenian mountain cottage, enjoying a meal in rustic surrounds. Make the return descent by cable car and continue to Aquapark Bohinj, a water park with multiple pools, water slides, saunas and hot tubs. It’s the perfect place to while away the afternoon, with plenty to keep kids young and old entertained while you sit back and relax. Return to accommodation in Bohinj for a free evening. Perhaps ask your leader for recommendations on where to get hearty local fare for dinner – the area is known for its trout.
Included Activities
  • Mt Vogel - Cable Car
  • Bled - Water Park Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Bohinj - Slap Savica
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
People who suffer from a fear of heights should be aware the cable car ride may be upsetting. Please speak to your leader on Day 1 of the trip if this is the case for you.
Your day is as clear as the alpine air, with plenty of optional activities on offer for families that want to stay active or sightsee. The lake that the Bohinj region is named for is famously beautiful – why not take in vistas of calm blue water flanked by forest and mountains on a boat ride around the water. After something to get the heart pumping? Nearby Bohinj Adrenaline Park offers guided high-ropes courses and a giant swing. Be aware children must be over 150 cm to participate in activities at the Adrenaline Park, and it is not appropriate for people with a fear of heights. There will also be the opportunity to make a day trip to Bled, so if you wish to spend some more time in this charming town with your family you can do so. Of course, there’s always the opportunity to simply explore the area around Bohinj at you own speed, with plenty of walking trails to choose from.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After an included breakfast, head to the Postojna Caves. This wonderfully impressive cave network is the second longest cave system in Slovenia and is without a doubt one of the most impressive cave systems in the world. It's 24 kilometres of passages, galleries and magnificent halls offers a unique view of the underground world. We explore this magnificent cave via train. The temperature in the caves is a cool 8 to 10 degrees Celsius so dress appropriately. Afterwards, continue to Predjama Castle. Built into the mouth of a cavern in the middle of a 123-metre (403-foot) cliff, Predjama is an engineering marvel and undoubtedly one of Europe’s most spectacular castles. It’s also filled with fascinating features that are bound to impress your teens, such holes in the ceiling of the entrance tower to pour boiling oil on intruders, secret passages and a 16th-century chest full of treasure.
Included Activities
  • Postonjna - Postojna Caves
  • Postojna - Predjamski Grad
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today you have a free day we suggest you spent the day in Bled for another active morning on the lake. Before arrival, your leader will discuss the optional activities on offer: stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. or simply explore Bled as you please. Take a scenic 6-kilometre walk around the lake, passing some impressive villas, mostly from the beginning of the 19th-century, including the former residence of Josip Tito. Grajska Plaza (Castle Beach) is found directly underneath the castle, and provides an excellent starting point for your own exploration in the afternoon. If you didn’t previously, maybe head to the 100-metre (330-foot) high cliff-top castle. Dating from the 11th-century, the views from Old Bled Castle are nothing short of spectacular – take in the lake with the island and the southern foothills of the Alps. Even better views are to be had from Little Osojnica Hill. Or take a Pletna boat ride (a wooden, awning-covered boat rowed by a special oarsman) to the island on Lake Bled – climb up the 99 steps to St Mary's Church and ring the wishing bell.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After fuelling up at breakfast, the group will head out for a rafting adventure on the Sava  River. A nice river trip that is suitable for everyone. The rapids are II & II class rapids, which will be easy for first time rafters. You will spend 1-1.5hrs on the river to enjoy the fun and scenery.

All equipment is included, just bring your swimsuits and let the fun begin!
Included Activities
  • Bled - Sava Dolinka River Rafting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Your Slovenian adventure comes to an end today after breakfast. There are no activities planned today. We can provide departure transfers for those wishing to head back to Ljubljana Airport (on request and for an additional cost).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Minivan

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Triglav National Park - Vintgar Gorge
  • Mt Vogel - Cable Car
  • Bled - Water Park Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Bohinj - Slap Savica
  • Postonjna - Postojna Caves
  • Postojna - Predjamski Grad
  • Bled - Sava Dolinka River Rafting

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Important notes

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at the time of travel.

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.

A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

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