Wine-tasting city break

North-East Slovenia, Coast & Karst
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    Wine tasting, source: Shutterstock
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    Vineyards of Goriška Brda, source: Shutterstock
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    Šmartno medieval village, source: TIC Brda
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    Žiče Monastery, source: TIC Slovenske Konjice, author: Denis Sodržnik
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    Maribor’s Lent, source: www.slovenia-info.com
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    Lake Bled, source: Shutterstock
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    Grapes, source: Shutterstock
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    Vineyards in Maribor, source: Shutterstock
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    Stalagmite ‘Brilliant’, source: Postojna cave

Explore the country’s sights from Ljubljana and enjoy Slovenia’s exquisite wines on selected wine-tasting tours.

  • Departure: Thursday or Friday
  • Price: from € 260

Pick a 4-day or 5-day city break for the right combination of daytrips that include the best attractions in Slovenia as well as wine-tasting.

Citybreak highlights

Ljubljana

Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia is one of its top 3 attractions, and it is a perfect base to enjoy any day trips in Slovenia. Explore its medieval old town and the old Roman ruins, admire the river banks and bridges of the Ljubljanica river, and take the funicular up to Ljubljana castle for great views of the city and the Alps. Relax in Tivoli park and in the numerous restaurants and cafés where people of all ages meet. Marvel in the architectural beauties, marked by influences of neighbouring Italian and Viennese styles of the previous centuries.

Lake Bled

A trip to Bled, one of Slovenia's top attractions, must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. We visit Lake Bled, the/a world-famous Alpine lake renowned for a medieval castle perched on a cliff above the lake. We visit the museum at Bled castle and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the lake and its island with the Church of the Assumption.

We take a traditional pletna boat to Bled island. Time permitting, we go for a short stroll along the lake or have a coffee and “kremšnita” (vanilla cream cake, the most famous dessert in Slovenia)

Goriška brda region

Forget Provence and Tuscany; Slovenia’s region of Goriška Brda is Europe’s next hidden gem, waiting to be explored.

This is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small, forgotten villages.The gentle climate assures ideal growing conditions for grapes and Mediterranean fruits: cherries, peaches and apricots.

There is no mass production here, but the wine growers of Goriška Brda are world famous for the quality of their wine, and wine connoisseurs will recognise many of the names as we travel through Goriška Brda.

Maribor - European capital of culture 2012

Maribor is a cosmopolitan city on the banks of the river Drava, full of tourist attractions. Although you can easily visit it as a day trip from Ljubljana, Maribor has become a popular city break or a weekend break destination. A visit to Maribor must be part of every tour to Slovenia.

Maribor is embraced by wine-growing hills on all sides. Its Historic town centre is marked by the Austrian influence, and we will admire the lively and colourful squares - Grajski trg (Castle square), Slomškov trg (Slomšek square) and Glavni trg (Main square), and in Lent, the old river port. It is possible to cover all these attractions on a walking tour of Maribor.

The pinnacle of Maribor culture has been the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2012.

Postojna cave & Predjama castle

This day trip stirs your imagination with millions of years of natural history, and stories of knights and dragons. Join numerous visitors that have marvelled at the beauty of Postojna cave, an indisputable tourist highlight of Slovenia, on a 5 kilometre visit that includes an exciting underground train ride. Postojna cave is also a home to a peculiar animal of many names, a cave salamander. In Slovene, we call it 'the human fish', otherwise known as an olm or a proteus. Some like to call it a baby dragon.

We also take you to the nearby Predjama, which boasts a castle built into a rock cliff, and share the legends that surround it.

Škocjan UNESCO caves

Visit the UNESCO-listed Škocjan caves, a major tourist attraction in Slovenia and perhaps the most beautiful cave in the world. The Škocjan Caves remain the only natural monument in Slovenia and the Classical Karst region on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. Thus, they hold a significant position among the world’s natural monuments. The exceptional volume of the underground canyon is what distinguishes the Škocjan Caves from other caves and places and is easily placed among the most famous underground features in the world.

Lipica stud farm

Visit the Lipica stud farm – home of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses, made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – and see these elegant horses in training for the performances. The Lipica Stud Farm is nowadays one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments in Slovenia, its rich history reaching back to the year 1580. It has been boasting the tradition of breeding and selecting pure-breed horses ever since. In the 1960’s, the Lipica Stud Farm established the Classic Riding School which still participates in worldwide equestrian events.

Lipica successfully combines the rich natural and cultural heritage of the unique karst setting with a modern tourism offer.

5 days from Thursday to Monday

Discover two completely different wine regions with Continental and Mediterranean influences.

Tour details
  • THURSDAY: Arrival, airport transfer and Ljubljana walking tour in the afternoon
  • FRIDAY: Maribor & Styria - amazing landscape, ancient terroir and elegant wines
  • SATURDAY: Goriška Brda - Tuscany of Slovenia with endless vineyard and timeless vilages
  • SUNDAY: Škocjan UNESCO caves & Lipica stud farm - home of the Lipizzaner horses
  • MONDAY: Airport transfer, departure

We reserve the right to change the sequence of trips.

€ 370 / person
Price includes:
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Airport transfers to and from Ljubljana Airport
  • Guided walking tour of Ljubljana - 2 hours
  • Wine tasting in Maribor
  • Wine tasting at a biodynamic farm
  • Admission to Žiče charterhouse
  • Wine tasting at 2 different wine makers in Goriška Brda
  • Admission to Škocjan caves
  • Admission to Lipica stud farm

Optional extras:

  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).

All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any daytrip to the needs and interests of the guest.

4 days from Thursday to Sunday

Discover Ljubljana and enjoy the wonderful wines from Styria and Goriška Brda wine regions.

Tour details
  • THURSDAY: Arrival, airport transfer and Ljubljana walking tour in the afternoon
  • FRIDAY: Maribor & Styria - amazing landscape, ancient terroir and elegant wines
  • SATURDAY: Goriška Brda - Tuscany of Slovenia with endless vineyard and timeless vilages
  • SUNDAY: Airport transfer, departure

We reserve the right to change the sequence of trips.

€ 260 / person

Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.

Price includes:
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Airport transfers to and from Ljubljana Airport
  • Guided walking tour of Ljubljana - 2 hours
  • Wine tasting in Maribor
  • Wine tasting at a biodynamic farm
  • Admission to Žiče charterhouse
  • Wine tasting at 2 different wine makers in Goriška Brda

Optional extras:

  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).

All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any daytrip to the needs and interests of the guest.

4 days from Friday to Monday

Visit all the main attractions of Slovenia while staying in Ljubljana and indulge in excellent wines in Goriška Brda wine region.

Tour details
  • FRIDAY: Arrival, airport transfer and Ljubljana walking tour in the afternoon
  • SATURDAY: Goriška Brda - Tuscany of Slovenia with endless vineyard and timeless vilages
  • SUNDAY: Slovenia in One Day - lake Bled, Postojna cave, and Predjama castle
  • MONDAY: Airport transfer, departure

We reserve the right to change the sequence of trips.

€ 280 / person

Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.

Price includes:
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Airport transfers to and from Ljubljana Airport
  • Guided walking tour of Ljubljana - 2 hours
  • Admission to Bled castle
  • Traditional boat ride to Bled island
  • Admission to Postojna cave
  • Admission to Predjama castle
  • Wine tasting at 2 different wine makers in Goriška Brda

Optional extras:

  • Lunch
  • Beverages

Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).

All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any daytrip to the needs and interests of the guest.