A charming sun-drenched Adriatic coastline, stunning lakes, green mountains, historic towns, fine wine and fabulous food. Slovenia truly encapsulates everything that makes this corner of Europe so appealing.
This nine-night trip imbibes the very best of Slovenia is the utmost style and luxury, staying in the finest hotels – including a couple of bona fide castles – with exclusive private tours of the country’s most iconic sights as well as some hidden local gems, wine tastings and gourmet dinners every night.
Begin with two nights on the Slovene Riviera at a grand sea side hotel, exploring this short but spectacular stretch of Adriatic coastline, such as the harbour town of Piran, and sampling the wonderful fresh seafood of the area.
Then head inland for a night among the green hills and combed vineyards of the Goriska Brda Wine Region, discovering medieval Smartno and trying the wonderful local produce at rustic farm and opulent Gredic Castle.
Next head east to Lower Carniola for two nights at the Hotel Grad Otocec, an opulent castle on an island in the middle of a river renowned for its dining. Here you’ll also get to venture underground at the sublime Skocjan Caves and quaint stroll around Kostanjevica na Krki.
Spend the final three nights in Ljubljana, the endearing capital city, walking its cobbled streets, drinking champagne as you cruise down the river and eating at wonderful restaurants, with a last day in the mountains marveling at Lakes Bohing and Bled.