Mark and David's verdict
A country no bigger than Wales, with just a 30 mile stretch of coast, Slovenia is a gem that we predict will be one of the rising stars of tourism. You need to explore to appreciate the full spectrum of pleasures, including Lake Bled (great for swimming, boating and rural walks), the tiny capital of Ljubljana, pretty medieval Piran on the coast and the beautiful Soca Valley.

Recommended tour operator: Regent Holidays

Regent Holidays says

We would hazard a guess that Slovenia is one of those countries you have heard of but don’t know much about. Here at Regent Holidays, we rate it as Europe’s undiscovered gem, perfect for travellers who want to enjoy fresh air, authentic hospitality and fascinating sites and sights in stunning natural surroundings. It offers great value for money too.

  • City breaks
  • Fly-drive options
  • Gorgeous Lake Bled

It may be one of Europe’s smallest countries but Slovenia punches well above its weight when it comes to natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Think alpine meadows, glistening lakes, dense forests, snow-capped mountains, vineyards and a pretty Adriatic coastline, north of Croatia.

Add to that the capital, romantic Ljubljana with its Baroque architecture and atmospheric restaurant scene, and the medieval coastal towns of Piran and Koper, with their Venetian influences and fresh seafood.

Did we mention Lake Bled? With its picture-perfect hilltop castle and island church, Lake Bled is the jewel Slovenia’s crown, closely followed by pretty Lake Bohinj.

The breathtaking Soca Valley region is the most popular base for outdoor activities such as alpine hiking, rafting, cycling and even skiing.

Our expert team can tailor make your ideal Slovenia holiday, with prices for a one week holiday costing well under £1,000 per person including flights. Here are some ideas to whet your appetite.

Fly-drive holidays work really well in Slovenia as the distances between the key places to visit are relatively short. Our eight day fly-drive holiday is the most popular option, with first class hotels each night and the chance to explore Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the vineyards and coastline. We also offer an 11-day fly-drive which takes in Slovenia and Croatia.

Increasingly popular are our one-week Electric-fly-drive holidays with a Tesla. Best of Slovenia is packed with the classic highlights whilst Slovenia Explorer is all about adventure with the chance to spot wild brown bear and enjoy some white-water rafting, coastal cycling and mountain hikes.

If you prefer to let someone else do the driving, we can arrange a private tour with a driver and guide, or sample a city break in Ljubljana to give you a taste of this captivating country.

Find out more about our holidays in Slovenia and our latest special offers.

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