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DESTINATION - SLOVENIA

 

 

 

Slovenia, Lake Bled  

 

 


 Europe's Little Hidden Jewel



Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. 


Slovenia is a country of endless variety, a magical landscape of white limestone mountains, spectacular underground curiosities, sweeping vineyards, and a craggy coastline punctuated by historic coastal resorts. 

 

 

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe. 

The Alps, the Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian Plain, and the Mediterranean, with a small portion of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, meet on the territory of Slovenia.

 

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter.

You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.


The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant color. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

The country  is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, and significant karstic underground watercourses. Over half of the territory is covered by forest. 

 

 

Slovene is the only official language throughout the country, whereas Italian and Hungarian are regional minority languages. 

Slovenia is a largely secularized country, but its culture and identity have been significantly influenced by Roman Catholicism as well as Lutheranism. 


The economy of Slovenia is small, open and export-oriented.

 

The main economic field is services, followed by industry and construction.

 

Many Slovenians reach top sport successes, particularly in winter sports, water sports, mountaineering, and endurance sports. 


Historically, the current territory of Slovenia was part of many different state formations, including the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, followed by the Austria-Hungary Empire.

In 1918, the Slovenes exercised self-determination for the first time by co-founding the internationally unrecognized State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs, which merged into Yugoslavia.


During World War II, Slovenia was occupied and annexed by Germany, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary.

 

Afterward, it was a founding member of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 

 

In June 1991 Slovenia split from Yugoslavia and became an independent country.


In 2004 Slovenia entered NATO and the European Union.

 

In 2010 Slovenia joined the OECD, a global association of high-income developed countries.

 

 Slovenia is a safe country. Wherever you are, even late at night in the cities, you can have no cause for concern.

Electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the standard European two-pin round plugs.  

 

 

 

 

  Name Description
2017 Splendors of Adriatic Croatia & Slovenia, 9 days Escorted tour
2018 Splendors of Adriatic Croatia & Slovenia

A popular 9-Day tour explores the beautiful Adriatic Croatia and a stunning Slovenia. In Croatia visit Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes. In Slovenia visit Bled and Ljubljana

highlights-of-slovenia
2017 Highlights of Slovenia

New for 2017: a 7-day Highlights of Slovenia tour, Escorted, 8 guaranteed departures available

 

 

Day trips, Ljubljana & around

Day trips, Ljubljana & Around

Medieval Church, Zagreb
2018 Croatia Delights, 9 Days, Escorted tour

A 9-day Escorted tour visits Croatian Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Island Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik and Montenegro's scenic Bay of Kotor   

2018 Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice
New for 2018: Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

New for 2018: Adriatic Croatia Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

A 12-day Escorted tour, with a 7-night cruise, Plus 4 nights by land, Croatia, Slovenia and on to Venice