The Vintgar gorge is one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. It is located 3.5 km from Bled. Along the narrow passage, where the Radovna river thrashes loudly against its rocky confines, there are paths, galleries and bridges constructed in the rock. The trail runs through the 1600 m long gorge. The Radovna flows over cascades and rapids, and in clear pools it finds peace for a few moments. The Vintgar gorge ends at the delightful Šum waterfall, the highest river fall in Slovenia. At the waterfall the trail leaves the Radovna and rises up a track heading south-east to the chapel of St Catherine above Zasip. From here there is one of the finest views over the entire area of Bled. Map.
Soča River - Due to its emerald green water, the river is marketed as "The Emerald Beauty". It is said to be one of the rare rivers in the world that retain such a colour throughout their length. This region served as a location for the film Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The Soča is also well known for its unique trout species Salmo marmoratus (known as the marble trout), which lives in the upper course of the crystal-clear river. This species is endangered due to the introduction of other non-indigenous trout species. Map.
Lipica, a cultural monument of European and worldwide reputation, is located in Slovenia's karst region, an unusual stony land covered with low bushes, small pine forests, and vineyards. Close to the Slovene-Italian border in a lush green oasis with avenues lined with trees between one hundred and one hundred and sixty years old, the Lipica stud, cradle of the Lipizzaner, has been developing for more than four hundred years. In 1580, the Austrian Archduke Karl II established the stud, and it was the property of the Austrian court until 1918. Today, Lipica is a tourist and recreation center that is not just interesting for its stud and the white beauties Valvasor described in 1689. Map.
Otočec is a settlement on the left bank of the river Krka , 6 km from Novo Mesto in southeastern Slovenia. Otočec Castle is a castle, first mentioned in written documents in the 13th century, built on a small island in the middle of the river Krka to the east of the main settlement. The islet is linked to both banks of the river by bridges and the castle is now converted into a small hotel. The castle is situated half-way between Ljubljana it is an excellent starting point for daily trips. Map.
Maribor, the capital of the region of Štajerska, is the second largest city in the country but at the same time it is nicely small and green. Its lively throb, superior culture and events, rich wine tradition and the oldest vine in the world called Stara trta, which is more than 400 years old, numerous possibilities for entertainment, as well as its reputation of relaxed openness and hospitality also led Maribor to the honorary title of European Capital of Culture 2012. Map.
Ptuj lies in north eastern Slovenia and it is the oldest city in Slovenia. Its history reaches back to the Stone Age, but the city experienced its greatest flowering in the Roman period. The name originates in the times of Emperor Trajan, who granted the settlement city status and named it Colonia Ulpia Traiana Poetovio. In 69 A.D., Emperor Vespasian was elected in Ptuj, and the first written mention of the city of Ptuj is from the same year. Forty thousand people lived in the Ptuj area in this period, a number never since reached. Today, it is a city of wine cellars and thermal springs. It is well known for its carnival and mask kurent. Map.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, it is small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises. With approximately 272,000 inhabitants, it classifies as the only Slovenian large town. Ljubljana has preserved the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city centre with its medieval castle and beautiful buildings with Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs. In the second half of the 20th century, it was the world famous architect Jože Plečnik that put an indelible personal stamp on his native city, and the so called Plečnik's Ljubljana ranks among the 20th century's most prominent total works of art. Map.
Postojna Cave is a network of 20 kilometers of passages, galleries and chambers. It is the largest cave in the “classic karst” and the most visited show cave in Europe. The constant temperature in the caves ranges from 8 to 10° C. The caves are also home to the endemic olm, the largest troglodytic amphibian in the world. You begin your visit aboard the cave train; the electric lighting allows you to admire the size and splendor of the underground world, where the geological past is recorded in a unique manner. Map.