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Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

1. Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

Experience the biggest zipline park in Europe at the Bovec Zipline. Get your adrenaline pumping and with 10 ziplines at different lengths (250 – 600 m) stretched over the kanjon Učja, located in Učja valley. Reach speeds from 40-60 km an hour! Besides adrenaline ziplining you will enjoy the beauty of the intact Učja valley, panoramic views towards Soča valley, and the highest mountain in Slovenia – Triglav. Before the trip, you will get all the necessary instructions for zip-lining in the training polygon, so no special experience is necessary.

From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

2. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

3. Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

Start your day of outdoor adventure by meeting your guide/driver at the pre-arranged meeting destination in the centre of Bovec. At this location you will meet and get to know your rafting team. After a short introduction you will be given your white water equipment (wetsuits, shoes, helmet, life jacket), ensuring you have everything you need for the day ahead. Once you have been familiarised with your gear you will take a brief, scenic drive to the starting point at Soča River. Once you arrive at the scenic destination your guide will fill you in on all the information you need regarding safety and how to use the raft. After everyone has been informed it is time for the group to head into the crystal clear water and start. Jump into the Soča river with your rafts and begin paddling through the rapids. Along your journey you will stop a few times in order to have swimming breaks in the emerald pools and enjoy the waves for roughly 1.5-hours.  Once you reach the finish point, your drivers will be waiting with the dry clothes. After everyone changes, you will return to Bovec with a 20-minute drive to head home for an evening's rest after a day of adventure.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip with Vintgar Gorge

4. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip with Vintgar Gorge

An ‘Image of Paradise’, as it is often described, Bled has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century. Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Guides will roll back time in its museum, and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav and try the hearty local cuisine. To experience a bit of trekking, you'll end the day with an enjoyable 20-minute hike to the beautiful Savica Waterfall, thundering from a high rocky cliff, and enjoy a rewarding view of the Lake.

Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

5. Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

White water rafting has long been an exciting addition to the extreme water sports family and it is still very much a must–do if you are planning to visit Bled or nearby areas. A rafting trip is a wonderful idea if you are looking to add a day of adventure to your Bled holiday. If you haven’t done it before, don’t worry. No previous experience is required, your guides will make sure you are completely safe throughout the trip, and you are guaranteed to have a great time. The rivers in Slovenia are divided according to the difficulty level they present. Each one has something different to offer. You can choose between an easy, slow flowing scenic rafting trip suitable for the whole family, larger groups or individuals, or faster, more exciting sections for those seeking a more energetic thrilling ride. The choice depends on the time of year, weather conditions and water levels, and preferences of the guests. Even the adrenaline junkies can find something to satisfy their demanding taste. The emerald Soča river for example is well known for its amazing rafting options. White water rafting is a very safe sport, however this does not mean that the safety precautions are not being strictly followed. Every boat is steered by an expert guide with years of guiding experience and detailed knowledge of the rivers. Every guest is provided with all necessary equipment needed for the trip: wetsuit, shoes, life jacket, helmet and of course a paddle. 

Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

6. Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

The meeting point is at the agency's office on the main square of Bovec. There you will be guided through the formalities and provided with necessary equipment, such as harness, helmet, and gloves. Afterwards, there is an approximately 20-minute panoramic and bumpy ride to Krnica Valley on Kanin Mountain. Once there, the guides will provide you with all information regarding safety. You will then have to try the small zipline polygon first and after that - the true adventure begins. You will fly on 5 wires, together more than 3 kilometers long. Your heart rate will be the fastest on the highest wire, when you will fly 200 meters above the ground. During the zipline descents you will reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and will be blessed with panoramic views over Bovec Valley. When the trip is complete, the driver will be already waiting for you at the bottom of the last wire. You will be dropped off in front of the office on the main square of Bovec city.

Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

7. Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

You cannot go wrong if you choose this guided walk around the historical city center combined with a visit to Ljubljana Castle. It includes all of Ljubljana's major sights and offers an insight into numerous interesting stories about life in Ljubljana from the past and present. The tour begins in front of the Town Hall, a building with a rich history now used as the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. From the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain in front of it you will go on a walk around the historical city center during which you will learn about the history of all the city's major sights. The walk will take you across the Cobblers' Bridge and past the National and University Library and the Križanke Summer Theater to the Kongresni trg Square from where you will continue to Prešernov trg Square dominated by the Franciscan Church and connected to the Triple Bridge. Then, head further on to Plečnik's Market and the cathedral. Just a short walk from there is the bottom station of Ljubljana's funicular railway, which wil whisk you up 70 vertical meters in just a minute and bring you to Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent sight. The castle's outlook tower offers the most beautiful views of the city, while its interior houses several museum displays and other exhibitions including, among others, 'Slovenian History,' 'The Prison' and 'Virtual Castle.'

Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

8. Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

Experience an adrenaline rush on a rafting trip in Bled alongside licensed guides. Raft and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sava River with unforgettable views of the Karavanke and Julian Alps in the background. Get picked up from Bled, then head to the Sava River, one of the best rivers where you can try different water adventures. Before getting in the water, your guides will explain everything you need to know about action and safety. After your safety lesson, hit the waters to experience the rapids of the area’s longest river. Feel secure with experienced licensed guides by your side. Later, swim at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka headwaters near Radovljica. Compete with other boats and, if you’re up to it, experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the rocks. At the end of the trip, get photos of your adventure before your guides take you back to where you were picked up.

Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

9. Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan from Bled. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. Get the chance to try wild swimming to refresh yourself. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Alpine Radovna valley, and the pretty village of Mojstrana. Express your wish to see a particular attraction to your guide and they will happily point them out during the day.

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

10. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe, bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj, Pula, and Umag in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in and passport control, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice around 10:45 AM at San Basilio, make your way through passport control. Then, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Find out where Elton John has a house in Venice, and hear some more special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. At 12:15 PM, gather at Saint Marcus Square for your free, 35-minute guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Around 4 PM, it's time to head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional, typical water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos (palaces) en route. Pass through immigration control again at 4:45 PM and embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran at 5:15 PM. Sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice until you arrive back at your original port of origin around 8 PM.

Slovenia, situated between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, is a small country with more to see and do than some countries many times its size. With it's underground caves, mountains, vineyards, and medieval villages, and alpine resort towns such as Bled, Slovenia offers up the best of Europe in one pint-sized package.

Because of the small country's size, visitors can easily base themselves out of the dynamic capital city of Ljubljana and take day trips to the rest of the country. A number of tours are available that will whisk the visitor to the caves, vineyards, and medieval villages for which Slovenia is known.

No visit to Slovenia would be complete without tours of the country's beautiful caves. A train will take visitors into the heart of the country's largest cave system, the Postojama Caves. The Postojama Cave is home to the mysterious Predjama castle, with its secret passageway that leads directly into the cave. While in Slovenia, don't miss the opportunity to visit the UNESCO listed Å kocjan Caves, located in Karst. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this cave system houses possibly the largest underground canyon in the world. While in Karst, stop at the Lipica Stud Farms to see the unusual white Karst horses.

For the wine connoisseur, tours are available out of Ljubljana to the vineyards of Goriška Brda and Istria. Both of these regions offer additional sightseeing opportunities such as exploring medieval villages and touring olive plantations. Wine tasting and vineyard tours are also available near Maribou, Slovenia's second largest city.

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