Known as ‘Europe in Miniature’, tiny Slovenia has a huge heart and a wealth of diversity

The soaring Julian Alps capture a touch of Switzerland, the radiating coastline oozes Mediterranean charm and Bled’s sweet island church appears to have come straight out of a fairytale. There is plenty of action for adrenaline junkies, from cycling, hiking and skiing, to canyoning, caving and boating. For those who prefer a slower pace, just sit back and take in the postcard-perfect views.

Our Slovenia trips

15 Days From £1,470

Discover Central Europe from Germany to Italy. Travel from happening Berlin to ancient...

15 Days From £2,095

Tour Croatia, visit Dubrovnik, Korcula Island, Hvar Island, Split, Pag Island and the...

8 Days From £1,190

Travel from scenic Split to beautiful Bled. Explore the lush green forests of Plitvice,...

36 Days From £4,295

Elaborate architecture and exceptional cuisine, legendary landscapes and live history...

23 Days From £3,555

Explore the culinary delights of Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and...

22 Days From £2,170

Embark on a tour of Europe as you travel from Berlin to Rome visiting Germany, Poland,...

10 Days From £1,030

Travel from Split up to Venice, stopping to visit Zadar’s unique sea organ, World...

8 Days From £1,065

Based in Bled, hike Mt Vogel, bike through Triglav National Park and raft the rapids of...

12 Days From £2,035

Indulge in the tastes of Eastern Europe sampling regional, seasonal delicacies as you...

8 Days From £1,090

Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure through Slovenia, covering...

19 Days From £1,795

Admire the opulent architecture of Budapest, be awed by the sheer tranquil beauty of...

36 Days From £4,415

Visit Spain, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy on this epic journey that...

8 Days From £1,000

Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure through Slovenia, covering...

17 Days From £1,845

Fall in love with Croatia's Dalmatian coast and the lakes of Plitvice, get active in...

26 Days From £2,635

Set out from Hungary experiencing the incredible cultures and cuisines of Serbia,...

29 Days From £3,570

Travel through numerous European countries starting in Spain and France, through...

43 Days From £5,135

Embark on an all-European adventure from Madrid to Rome, stopping off in the grand...

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Slovenia tour reviews

Our Slovenia trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.

Active in Slovenia, September 2017

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Active in Slovenia, September 2017

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At a glance

Best time to visit Slovenia

Geography and environment

Top 5 Active Adventures in Slovenia

Health and Safety

Further reading

Slovenia travel FAQs

Tipping in restaurants is becoming more common in Slovenia - leave around 10 per cent.

Internet access is good in Slovenia. Internet cafes can be found all over the country.

Slovenia has excellent mobile phone coverage. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your carrier if you wish to use your phone.

Slovenia has western-style flushable toilets. Keep loose change handy to pay for public toilets.

Coffee = 1.50 Euro
Can of soft drink = 2 Euro
Beer = 2.40 Euro
Short taxi ride = 2 Euro
Three-course meal = 15 Euro

Yes, tap water is considered safe to drink.

Credit cards are widely accepted in major towns and cities.

There's good access to ATMs in nearly all towns and cities.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

  • 1 Jan New Year's Day
  • 8 Feb Culture Day
  • 16 Apr Easter Sunday
  • 17 Apr Easter Monday
  • 27 Apr Resistance Day 
  • 1 May May Day
  • 2 May May Day Holiday
  • 25 Jun National Day
  • 15 Aug Assumption Day
  • 31 Oct Reformation Day
  • 1 Nov All Saints' Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec Independence and Unity Day

Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Slovenia go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/slovenia/public-holidays

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.

Woman drinking from reusable water bottle

Top responsible travel tips for Slovenia

  1. Be considerate of Slovenia’s customs, traditions, religion and culture.
  2. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water.
  3. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
  4. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
  5. Shop for locally-made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
  6. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
  7. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
  8. Please refrain from drinking alcohol in public or on trains.