What to expect
Learn traditional crafts, listen to ancient legends, meet great local people and enjoy delicious local food and excellent wine.
This small group tour with a maximum of 8 people was designed and organized by Fedr, a world traveler and Slovenia expert, the founder of Slovenia Explorer travel agency. He will also be your guide on this unforgettable journey through Slovenia.
Why explore Slovenia with Fedr? Gregor Födransperg – Fedr is a travel writer and a photographer, and one of the most recognizable Slovenian travellers. He wrote two books and numerous articles in Slovenian newspapers and magazines, including the National Geographic. Fedr travelled the world for 20 years, and spent half of that time organizing and leading group tours all around the world. Whilst exploring different countries, cultures and values, meeting countless travellers – both as colleagues and clients – and through working with local agencies and travel guides, he has amassed extensive experience, which he has channelled into helping his clients explore Slovenia with Slovenia Explorer travel agency.
LJUBLJANA - JEZERSKO
Meet in Ljubljana after lunch and start the tour with a sightseeing walk around Ljubljana, Fedr's home town. Discover the main architectural and historical highlights as well as hidden corners known only to locals, and learn how the city has transformed since the independence of Slovenia. Leave Ljubljana and spend the night on a farm in Jezersko, a remote mountain village in the heart of the Slovenian Alps. Learn about the sheep herding in the area and enjoy a traditional shepherds' dinner.
LAKE BLED AND ITS SURROUNDINGS DAY TRIP
Visit the area of Lake Bled, Slovenia's most popular tourist destination in the Alps, but discover places that crowds tend to miss: ruins of medieval castles, crystal clear rivers and raging waterfalls, spectacular viewpoints, quaint villages, tasty local food. Learn about the tradition of beekeeping and discover the secrets of honey production. Return to Jezersko for a relaxing evening and another traditional dinner.
JEZERSKO - LOGAR VALLEY - POHORJE
Drive across Alpine mountain passes and visit Logar valley, one of the most picturesque places in Slovenia. Reach the easternmost edge of the Alps and observe how this mighty mountain range gently transforms into lower, forested hills. Stay at a farm in the wooded hills of Pohorje. Ever milked a cow?
POHORJE AND VITANJE DAY TRIP
Did you know that modern space exploration was pioneered by a Slovenian? Visit the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies and learn about this mysterious episode of Slovenian history. Then clear your mind during a canopy walk in Pohorje forest and savor the smell of pristine forest.
POHORJE - ŽIČE MONASTERY - PTUJ
Immerse yourself into medieval history of Slovenia. At its peak Žiče Carthusian monastery was the seat of the monastic order and boasted a larger library than Vatican. Enjoy its natural surroundings and imagine the gregorian chants of the monks echoing through this peaceful valley. Ptujska gora church is the best example of Gothic art in Slovenia, with a rare combination of architecture, sculpture and painting. Admire the views of Drava river valley and try and find the mound, which according to local legends is the tomb of Attila the Hun. Spend the night in a boutique hotel in medieval part of Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia.
POHORJE - ROGAŠKA SLATINA -BIZELJSKO - LOWER CARNIOLA
Explore the remote region along the frontier with Croatia and admire the landscape of gently rolling hills dotted with orchards and vineyards. See the production of premium crystal glass in famous Rogaška glassworks, stemming from the 350 year old glass-making tradition. Discover one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, get lost in a medieval castle and taste excellent wine in a local wine cellar. Stay at a farmstead, once a flour mill, in a remote green valley, surrounded by woods and forests, and encircled by a bubbling stream.
Overnight Lower Carniola
BELA KRAJINA DAY TRIP
Bela krajina region (the Whitelands), named after white birches, is another remote region of Slovenia. Take a canoe trip down Kolpa river, the Amazon of Slovenia, and enjoy pristine nature and its simphony of bird songs. Attend a workshop to prepare »Belokranjska pogača«, a salty cake, which is a traditional welcome snack of the region. Make the dough, bake the cake, and break bread with your fellow travelers. Taste some excellent local wine and return to the water mill farm for another delicious dinner.
Overnight Lower Carniola
BELA KRAJINA - KOČEVSKO - LJUBLJANA
Kočevsko woodlands has some of the last remaining virgin forest in Europe. Breathe fresh forest air, imagine how nature has shaped this area through the centuries and learn how beech trees have spread all around Europe from this very forest. Visit Ribnica, a town of strong woodworking tradition, and try your hand at making a wooden spoon, your own handmade souvenir of Slovenia. Return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon.
End of tour in Ljubljana
Know before you go
- Small group tour, max 8 people.
- Guests are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
- A current valid passport or EU ID is required on the days of travel.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
Why explore Slovenia with Gregor Födransperg – Fedr? He is a true expert on Slovenia. He is passionate about his own country and he is proud to know it like the back of his hand. Aside from knowledge of Slovenia's history and current affairs, Fedr has connections and acquaintances in all the right places. Explore Slovenia with Fedr and you will visit places that most Slovenians only heard about. You will also visit many places that most Slovenians haven't even heard about!
Do you like to swap travel stories? Fedr has not been to Australia and Antarctica, but he has visited all other continents. He travels with his family now - exploring jungles of Borneo and the Amazon, for example. He backpacked around the world, worked as a volunteer trekking guide in Guatemala, and he was the first Slovenian to have hiked the Pacific Crest Trail across the USA from Mexico to Canada. He also toured extensively by bicycle - he cycled around the Mediterranean sea for a year, visiting the Balkans, Middle east and north Africa. He also cycled across Africa for six months, from Capetown to Kilimanjaro. Yet he is a good listener and loves to listen to travel stories and experiences!
- 8 days / 7 nights small group tour in Slovenia
- Professional guidance in English
- Half-board accommodation including tourist tax, based on double room occupancy
- All admissions and other costs included in the itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Airport transfers
- Beverages and food not listed in the program (lunch and snacks)
- Single room supplement (€ 245)
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips (optional)