what to see in slovenia, places to visit in slovenia, where to go in slovenia

Slovenia is little short of breath-taking, with raw natural beauty dominated by mountains and sparkling blue lakes, a thriving capital with history dating back to the 12th century, and some of the best skiing and adventure activities to be found in Europe.


Postcard-worthy scenery and a historic capital in tour comparison Slovenia


On tour comparison Slovenia, you will find itineraries that start and end in the capital of Ljubljana or at picturesque Lake Bled, with knowledgeable guides leading orientation to ensure you make the most of your time at these national gems. At Lake Bled travellers enjoy exclusive accommodation at the Park Hotel, along with priority entrance to Bled Castle.


Packages under compare tour Slovenia include traditional Slovene folkloric dinners in village taverns, along with optional excursions such as pletna boat rides on Lake Bled, cable car rides, and water sports like white water rafting and kayaking.


Croatia Slovenia tours are a popular option, with numerous options to combine Slovenia with highlights of Austria, Croatia and the rest of the Balkans, along with mainland Europe.


Itching to plan your trip? Take a look at our tour comparison Slovenia  and find the right itinerary for you.

what to see in slovenia, places to visit in slovenia, where to go in slovenia

Want a taste of that insider Slovenia tourism knowledge we mentioned before? We have collected the best facts from real life tour guides. Impress them on tour with how much you already know.


  • The tongue-twister capital of Ljubljana features history and culture in a stunning old town with a castle, a lively main square and bridges crossing the winding Ljubljanica River.
  • Slovenia is home to 59 major rivers, with the Sava, Soča, Krka, and Ljubljanica some of the most prominent.
  • Picture-perfect Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s best-known attractions, with a castle, island church, and boating and swimming during the summer drawing visitors.
  • A small section of the Adriatic coastline belongs to Slovenia, with port city Koper and the resort town of Piran offering picturesque seaside getaway destinations.
  • Slovenia’s spectacular nature begs you to explore and enjoy outdoor activities, like hiking and skiing in the Julian Alps, ski jumping at Planica, or trying some adventure sports like white water rafting in Soca Valley.
  • Triglav National Park is Slovenia’s only national park, but it represents its kind very well with stunning scenery of mountains and lakes.

what to see in slovenia, places to visit in slovenia, where to go in slovenia

  • The beautiful Lake Bohinj covers more than 300 hectares in Triglav National Park, and can be best enjoyed from the cable car offering exceptional views.
  • Subterranean Postojna Cave is one of Slovenia’s top tourist sites, home to an impressive karst cave system almost 25 km long.
  • Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia before exiting in 1991, joining the European Union in 2004, and becoming one of the high-income countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • Slovenia’s independence came at the cost of the Ten-Day War, though the number of casualties is estimated at just over 70 – fairly low in comparison with what was to follow in the rest of the Yugoslav War, which was sparked by Slovenia’s move toward independence.
  • Slovenia’s national anthem ‘Zdravljica’ began as a poem written by France Prešeren, with the music composed by Stanko Premrl.
  • Some of Slovenia’s most important cultural contributions include the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, artist Rihard Jakopic, and philosopher Slavoj Žižek.
  • Slovenian Davo Karničar was the first person to ski the Seven Summits, and the first to ski Mt Everest.

what to see in slovenia, places to visit in slovenia, where to go in slovenia


  • The history of ski jumping in Slovenia dates back to the early 20th century, and the country have produced numerous Olympic and world medallists in the event.
  • Famous Slovenian athletes include river swimmer Martin Strel, skier Tina Maze, and basketball’s Goran Dragić.
  • Products commonly made in Slovenia include lace and woodcrafts. The country is also home to many Lipizzaner stud farms.
  • The perfume atomiser was invented by Slovenian Peter Florjančič, who was also a Olympic skier.
  • Other Slovenian inventions include plastic injection moulding machines and the plastic photographic slide frame.

Courtney Gahan is a serial expat, traveller and freelance writer who has bartered with Moroccan marketeers, seen the sun rise at Angkor Wat and elbowed her way through crowds on NYE in NYC