Balkan Tales has had successful tours all over the region, catering to small or large groups to have an exceptional time. One destination that’s popular all around, whether you seek an adventure or prefer cultural attractions is Slovenia. We can add Slovenia to your multi-country tour easily:
Consider where to start on your tour of Slovenia with our list of suggestions. Balkan Tales has had many successful tours in these locations, but we can also include any special item you’d want!
Slovenian Intangible Cultural Heritage
The 17th century Annunciation Church adorns the central square. Among other highlights are the Gothic Town Hall, and a replica of the Robba Fountain. Robba was the architect whose works adorn Ljubljana. A more modern building is the 1930 built Nebotičnik, which means “skyscraper”: it rises to over 70 metres height, with shops, offices, private residences; on the top floor are an observation desk, a café, and a bar. From the centre to the Castle take the funicular[/accordion-item]
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The environment of the lake combines forests and mountain scapes. On the north, the Bled Castle, dating from Middle Ages, stands. In the lake, on the island, several buildings are located. The most visited one, the church dedicated to Mary’s Assumption, dates from the 17th century. Its tower is 52 metres high, and a staircase with 99 steps leads to the building.[/accordion-item]
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In 1872, the first train for the transporting of tourists started its operation. First, the guides pushed the trains; later, gas locomotives were introduced for the purpose. Another modernization was the replacement with electric locomotives. Now out of the whole length, 5.3 kilometres are open to be visited by tourists. Cave divers are exploring sections of this huge system of caves.[/accordion-item]
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Now the park area is 880 square kilometres, which makes up 4% of Slovenia’s territory. The species of plants, including medicinal ones, are over 59. Look for waterfalls which are numerous. Most waterfalls are in the valleys where the Soča and its tributaries flow. The water of Boka Falls, the highest one, falls from 106 metres. Glacial lakes also adorn the landscapes. The largest lake is Bohinj; other lakes meriting visiting are Triglav Lakes and Lake Krn.[/accordion-item]
You can get tours with different difficulty grades. The abundance of ridges, valleys, meadows along the international Via Alpina is enchanting, with alpine scapes. Via Alpina will show off quiet but uniquely charming mountain villages. It will also lead you to the famous lakes Bled and Bohinj. In Triglav, self guided and guided tours can take any of the five trails there: Soča, Tolminka troughs, Triglavska Bistrica, Pokljuka, and the Radovna cycling one.[/accordion-item]
Among other caves meriting prime attention is Križna, rich in water features, underground lakes. Another, recently discovered cave, is the freezing cold Snežna, Slovenia’s highest one, with stalactites and stalagmites, plus ice formations. In Planina, water features abound, it is famed for another highlight, too: the massive confluence formed by the two underground rivers, Pivka and Rak.[/accordion-item]
Postojna is impressive with its underground tunnel. In and by the large lake Bled, the features will provide unique experiences. Great Kozjak waterfall is approached via a spectacular route, with a bunker from World War I; below the fall, a pool is formed. For historic sightseeing, visit Predjama, a castle dating from Renaissance times and housed in a cave mouth, by the Postojna town. In the castle, some movie scenes have been shot.[/accordion-item]
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