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Find out more about this mesmerising nation and then book cheap Slovenia holidays with TravelSupermarket…
Occupying a little slice of the Adriatic coastline, Slovenia is neighbours with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It’s a small country (it would fit into the UK more than 10 times over) so seeing the many sights is easy. And what sights there are to see. Mountains with snowy peaks, ancient castles among forests of every shade of green, hills crawling with flourishing grape vines, and urban areas such as Ljubljana, the capital, that feature every ingredient required for a delicious city break.
You will arrive a stranger, be welcomed as a local, and leave wondering why you have never been on a Slovenia holiday before. Don’t worry though, we’ve got plenty of package holidays to Slovenia on offer, so you can go back again, and again, and again.
Bled should be high on your Slovenian holiday hit list. Cradled by mountains and lush foliage, this lakeside town is the stuff of fairy tales. From whichever angle you look, whether from the hilltop castle or across the glassy lake, the view is sublime and sure to have you clicking away with your camera.
Ljubljana is petite for a capital; it’s easy to get around and a real pleasure to discover for the first time. The city is dotted with pretty gardens, elegant bridges and baroque grandeur.
We can show you cheap holidays to Slovenia and these top destinations, from which you can tour the nation at your leisure, calling in at places such as Bogojina, Lake Bohinj, the harbour town of Koper, and Maribor, Slovenia’s second city. Car hire in Slovenia makes it possible to see the best of this charming and hospitable nation. Search for cheap holidays and extras, such as hire cars, with the price-comparison tool on TravelSupermarket.
Figure out when to go with our climate guide to Slovenia…
The climate of Ljubljana is not dissimilar to that of the UK; summer temperatures are a little higher, winter temperatures a little lower, and much more rain falls but, in general, the weather is mild, mixed and unpredictable. It’s cooler year-round in the mountainous region of Bled.
Winter holidays are popular in Slovenia thanks to a fantastic selection of ski slopes and snow-based sports. Holiday packages to Slovenia are therefore available throughout the year.
Slovenia presents a great line-up of annual events. Here are just a few of the biggest and the best…
International Wild Flower Festival; May-June: An alpine carpet of wild flowers covers the ground around Bohinj, which is an hour by road from the capital. This springtime event is crammed with activities that celebrate the area’s natural splendour, from guided hikes and folk dancing sessions to markets and workshops.
Festival Bled; June-July: A varied and tempting platter of music is dished up at the edge of the lake in Bled during the summer months. The event leans towards classical notes, though pop, jazz and other modern genres also play a part in this well-attended annual event.
The Old Vine Festival; October-November: Just over an hour by road from Ljubljana (two hours from Bled) is the splendid and historic city of Maribor, which claims to have the oldest grape vine in the world. Journey here in late autumn, when the Old Vine Festival crowns the “Vine to Wine” celebrations of this proud wine-producing region.
Breaks in Slovenia are perfect for couples, older families and groups…
Relaxing: The well heeled were heading to Slovenia for its healing thermal waters well before the advent of package tourism. The country is peppered with spa and health resorts so utter relaxation is only a short drive away (another great reason to book car hire in Slovenia).
Active types: There is no end to the ways in which you can work up a sweat in Slovenia. Go hiking, cycling, white-water rafting, caving, skiing, angling, climbing, horse riding… this is one of the most beautiful adventure playgrounds on the planet.
Nightlife: For a small city, Ljubljana throws a big party. There is a distinct Mediterranean vibe to the nightlife here, with late-night cafes and restaurants keeping visitors fed and watered into the early hours, and a number of nightclubs to choose from when they close.