Set along a wide horseshoe-shaped bay, Koper's a Medieval town where old and new go hand-in-hand. Lose yourself in the maze of streets, passing historical sights and browsing chic shops along the way.
• Be inspired by nature with a trip to the Postojna Caves.
• Pay a visit to the picturesque town of Piran or ‘little Italy’ as it’s also known. This place has held tight to its medieval roots - cue winding lanes, sleepy squares and pretty churches.
• Make your way to the capital, Ljubljana, and take a look at the National Museum of Slovenia. It’s home to a collection of ancient Palaeolithic artefacts, as well as the only Egyptian mummy in the country.
• Head for old Koper. Carved in limestone, it's a striking white vision of beautiful architecture and elegant squares.
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Caves & Castles►
Explore the world famous Postojna Caves. Enter the mysterious world of underground caves and echoing halls. And be mesmerised by disappearing rivers and babbling brooks. A train will take you through the halls and corridors chiselled by the Pivka River. The remarkable ‘brilliant’ stalagmite, and the ‘spaghetti’ and ‘congress’ halls will take your breath away. Not to mention the artificial pool with the mysterious ‘human-fish’ in it. Continue on for a beautiful photo stop and some free time at Predjama Castle. Perched high up in the cliff, this Renaissance castle dates back to the 16th century, but some features of the old cave castle from past centuries still survives today.
Piran & Portoroz - Little Italy►
Piran’s a quaint town bursting with Italian charm. The whole place is one big attraction as it’s barely changed in 400 years. The old seaport of Piran lies at the end of the Piran peninsula, which gradually narrows between the bays of Strunjan and Piran. The peninsula reaches Cape Madona, ending with the Savrini hills. So needless to say, the setting’s really something. The town has kept its Medieval layout, with winding streets and higgledy-piggledy houses rising in steps from the coast up into the hills. Piran aside, you’ll also get to see Portoroz on this trip. This is the place to come if you want to kick back and relax. The Blue Flag beach is the only natural sandy swathe in Slovenia. The town also has cultural attractions and a selection of cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy during your free time.
Best of Slovenia - Ljubljana & Lake Bled►
This tour gives you the best of both worlds – taking in Slovenia’s capital, and one of the country’s top beauty spots. Ljubljana is hailed as the next Prague, with its thriving café culture and mishmash architecture. Your guide will point out the must-sees, including Ljubljana Castle, and then you’ll have some free time to explore. Take a close look at the buildings, and you’ll spot the mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Next, you’ll make the panoramic drive to Lake Bled. Postcard-worthy views are on tap here. It’s all mountains, lakes and trees as far as the eye can see. You’ll visit the museum at Castle Bled, which sits on a cliff overlooking the lake, and learn about the town’s history. There’s also a tiny island at the lake’s centre, which is home to the iconic Church of the Assumption of Mary. You’ll definitely want to have your camera at the ready for this one.