Upper Carniola Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Upper Carniola Bus & minivan tours

From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj

1. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj

Often described as an ‘image of paradise’, 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.

From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

2. From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Enjoy a 5-hour guided tour to the incredible Postojna Cave with a photo stop at the largest cave castle in the world, Predjama Castle. Explore the extensive Postojna cave system with cave passages over 20 kilometers (12 miles) in length on an unforgettable underground train ride.  The Postojna Cave system is the largest known cave system in the country and the second-largest accessible to visitors in the world. Postojna Caves lie under the slopes of a broad karstic limestone plateau on the eastern fringes of the Postojna basin and offer a unique opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that lives in the cave. Just ten minutes far away from Postojna caves is Predjama castle, another jewel of the Karst region. Predjama Castle pressed into a huge cavern hollowed out of the high, flat rock face, above the karstic swallow hole of the Lokva stream. The castle boasts as the largest cave castle in the world. It is a truly unique sight and will make for an unforgettable sight, not to mention a great photo opportunity.

From Koper: 5-Hour Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

3. From Koper: 5-Hour Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 5-hour tour to wonderful Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Wander the picturesque streets in the old town, walk along the river, spot the many of the cute riverside cafes and shops, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the city. Make a visit to Ljubljana castle hill and be amazed by the stunning views of the city before enjoying the lush greenery in Tivoli Park. Stroll down the pedestrianized streets of Old Town of Ljubljana and discover the beautiful architecture, fountains, and statues around every corner. Stop to take a photo at Ljubljana’s most photographed landmark, the Triple bridge, designed by Jože Plečnik. Don't miss out on visiting Ljubljana castle, perched upon a hill, be amazed by the marvelous views of the surrounding city below. Today the castle complex accommodates a trio of enjoyable museums as well as two of the city’s finest restaurants. Entry to the castle museums is not included in the tour price.  When you have had enough of the streets, head over to Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful green area, the Tivoli Park.

From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

4. From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

Join a guided coastline tour that allows you to get off at any of the 4 stops and discover the seaside towns on your own accord. Receive an information package including a map and coupons for tastings of local treats. This is the perfect way to discover the Slovenian coast and the beautiful towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, and Portorož. Meet your guide at the port of Koper and receive your information package with a map of the area and the coupons for free tastings in selected venues in each of the towns. The entire loop takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with stops in all 4 towns. You can decide on your own if you would like to stay for one hour and get back on the bus or explore one of the cities for longer. The whole tour is about 4 hours long. First, stop in the town of Izola, located 15 min away from Koper. It is a very characteristic town and known for its fisherman tradition. The second stop is the town of Piran, one of the oldest towns in the country. Piran is known for its stunning Venetian architecture and offers a more relaxing visit with many options for sights or things to do. The third stop on the route is the seaside resort of Portorož. This destination offers the largest Slovenian beach and a shopping promenade. Last, return to the town of Koper, where you can walk around the town, use the last of your tasting coupons and enjoy the rest of your day.

From Koper: Half-Day Villages and Traditions Tour

5. From Koper: Half-Day Villages and Traditions Tour

Your trip begins with a visit to Socerb Castle. Learn about the castle's importance during the Middle Ages as you take in the beautiful view of the Gulf of Trieste. Hear about legends of a local cave and its underground shrine. After your castle visit, move on to the Mediterranean village of Hrastovlje.   Best known for its Church of the Holy Trinity, spend time in Hrastovlje and visit its UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the church's intricate frescos of bible stories and Glagolitic inscriptions. Learn about the church's extensive history extending to the 13th-century and the discovery of Janez of Kastav's part in painting the church.    From Hrastovlje, drive to the village of Marezige and see where the first wine fountain of Slovenia is located. Continue on with a visit to a renowned olive oil farm. Replenish yourself with tastings of excellent olive oil, wine, and food. Throughout the tour admire scenes of unspoiled nature and stunning vistas.

Ljubljana: Private Tour to Škocjan Caves & Lipica Stud Farm

6. Ljubljana: Private Tour to Škocjan Caves & Lipica Stud Farm

Discover the mysterious beauty, secret underground waters and caves at the regional park of the Škocjan caves, famous for its natural wonders above and below ground. Over millions of years, the waters have created an underground wonderland of mysterious passages, spacious halls and an enormous, probably the biggest, subterranean canyon in the world. Visit the medivial city of Štanjel. Try their local wine and delicious Prosciutto. The city is famous for its garden made by Maks Fabiani, one of the most important architects in Slovenia.

From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

7. From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns, packed with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years of Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Giuseppe Tartini, the world-famous composer and violinist was born and raised in Piran and had a great impact on the town. Today, his bronze statue adorns the town’s main square together with Tartini’s house, where visitors can admire one of his original violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace. On the hill above the town is the biggest and most important church, the Church of Saint George, which offers a wonderful view. Piran’s town wall, narrow streets, fishermen’s nets, compact houses and of course the beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting. On the panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tour guide will tell you about their main attractions, historical facts and local traditions. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Located nearby are the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting and traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village, where you will be able to familiarize yourself with local food and wine. At the end, you will visit Izola, which is known for its fishing history, and Koper, an important European port and the largest city of the Slovene Coast.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 413 reviews

Excellent Trip. Barbara L - Tour guide was Energetic, Smiling, Helpful

Excellent Scenic Beauty. Bohinj, Bled, Vintgae Gorge. Would recommend this trip to everyone. Without this trip your Slovenia visit is incomplete. Additionally our Private Tour was good, specifically due to "Barbara L" Our Tour Guide. Always smiling, enthusiastic and a good Story Teller. Hard working ; Passionate about her job, she always ensured that Guests are taken care of providing us with Mineral Water, Umbrella's (Even though we were lucky not to have rains, although it was coudy). For her age and experience 'Barbara L" was excellent. Barbara L - Keep up your enthusiastic spirit and good work. I am certain that you will go places.

A very nice tour in the hinterland of the Slovenian Adriatic coast! Due to the corona, we were the only two participants on the tour, so the excursion had something almost familiar, especially since our guide Grega spoke almost perfect German and gave us a lot of information about the country and its people. During the wine and food tasting in a small winery, we experienced real Slovenian hospitality. An all-round successful tour that we would do again at any time.

The guide was really good and informative. He was polite, helpful and friendly. Would recommend booking with this tour. It was nice to see one of the best caves in the world. Don’t forget to bring warm clothes with you as the temperature inside the cave is around 10 degree.

Enjoyed seeing 4 different places on the bus as well as the tasting - coffee, ice-cream, wine and snack. Bus guides were helpful and informative. Only disappointment was to find the chocolate shop closed once our bus arrived in Koper.

Such an incredible experience. Marko was knowledgeable, friendly, and funny and added so much value to the trip. Thank you Marko!