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The Best of Slovenia with Logar Valley

Mountains, coast and a spectacularly beautiful valley
Discover Slovenia's diverse and compelling scenery on this self-guided, cultural journey by train. Visit iconic Lake Bled before travelling on to the picturesque Adriatic Coast via vibrant Ljubljana and the idyllic Logar Valley.
The Best of Slovenia with Logar Valley. 9 nights
The Best of Slovenia with Logar Valley. 9 nights

Holiday information


Journey through Slovenia by rail

Located right at the heart of Europe, spectacular Slovenia has clear blue glacial lakes and endless green mountains to rival its much larger neighbour, Austria, yet remains curiously under the radar. Each corner of this unspoiled nation is distinct and enthralling, from the soaring, granite peaks of the Julian Alps to the leafy waterways of lively Ljubljana and the Venetian façades of the pretty little town of Piran.
Travelling by train and furnished with our detailed walking and cultural notes, you experience the very best of this contrast. Beginning amid the snow-dusted peaks of the Julian Alps, at whose feet the iconic glacial lakes of Bled and Bohinj repose, your journey slowly reveals Slovenia’s myriad secrets: hillsides carpeted with vineyards and speckled with brightly painted beehives; the soul-squeezingly beautiful Logar Valley; and lively Ljubljana – one of Europe’s most endearing capital cities.


The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Arrival in Bohinjska Bistrica
    Night 1: at Sunrose 7 (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Explore Bohinjska
    Take a local train (10 minutes) or bus* (30 minutes) to seductive Lake Bled, considered by many to be Slovenia's top beauty spot. Stroll along its shoreline, take a traditional pletna boat across to its island or enjoy a slice of its famous cream cake in one of the lakeside cafés. Alternatively (or, if time permits, additionally), take the local bus* (15 minutes) to less visited Bohinj, Slovenia's largest natural lake set at the foot of the Julian Alps.

    *Pay locally for all buses.
    Bohinjska Bistrica
    Explore Bohinj
  • Bohinjska Bistrica to Ljubljana: 3hrs by rail
    You first travel north to Jesenice, near the border with Austria, before changing trains and heading south through landscapes that morph from mountains to meadows, to Ljubljana, where you spend two nights in the heart of the city.
  • Explore Ljubljana
    It's hard to know which of Ljubljana's charms will bewitch you most. It might be the bustling bars and restaurants that line the banks of the River Ljubljanica, casting their fairy lights onto the water's still surface after dark; or the myriad stalls of the Central Market groaning under the weight of fresh produce and artisan delicacies; or maybe the intriguing bridges, narrating the city's history through their names and their art. Our city walk guides you through the best of this charismatic capital, allowing ample time to soak up its lively vibe and friendly welcome.
    Stop at one of Ljubljana's many restaurants for lunch
    Wander through the vibrant market
  • Ljubljana to the Logar Valley: 1hr45 by taxi
    Leaving the Slovenian capital behind, you travel by taxi (included) to the unspoiled landscapes of the Logar Valley where you spend three nights at the Hotel Plesnik, a delightful hideaway hotel set beside a waterfall. The hotel offers excellent spa facilities and treatments, as well as daily yoga sessions on the lawn – which guests are welcome to join – and an outdoor pool with mountain views.
  • Choice of walks in the Logar Valley: 7km or 11km
    As this stunningly beautiful glacial valley is best explored on foot, we offer a choice of walks from the hotel door:

    Rinka Waterfall (Grade 1-2): 11km, 4hrs; ascent / descent 350m
    A woodland walk that leads to the Rinka Waterfall which cascades 90 metres down a sheer rock face. This route can be extended by ascending a further 500 metres to the point where the waterfall plummets over the cliff edge. Return via the same route.

    Klemenča Jama (Grade 2): 7km, 3.5hrs; ascent / descent 480m
    A more challenging, circular route which climbs steeply above the valley to a small hut on a high meadow where you can enjoy homemade apple strudel surrounded by granite peaks.
    Walk to Slap Rinka waterfall
    Klemenca Jama
  • Logar Valley to Piran: 4.5hrs by rail & taxi
    Today begins with a taxi transfer (included) to Ljubljana, from where you travel south by train to Slovenian Istria. Your journey leads you through hypnotic landscapes that transform from green valleys and hillsides speckled with hay racks and brightly painted beehives, to Mediterranean fruit trees, vines and olives. After disembarking the train at Koper, a short, included transfer takes you to the delightful coastal resort of Piran, where you stay two nights at the eponymous Hotel Piran.
  • Explore Piran
    Crammed into a narrow peninsula on Slovenia's pint-sized coastline, the elegant white Venetian façades of Piran's central square are surrounded by labyrinthine cobbled streets whose restaurants, shops and fishermen's cottages vie for space and your camera's attention as you amble from lighthouse to glistening marina. Known for its flamboyant sunsets that linger over their nightly performance, Piran provides a warm, romantic adieu to Slovenia's charms.
    Explore Piran's marina
    Try the delicious seafood


Well located and stylish, your accommodation is as varied as your journey.

Occasionally, due to availability, we may offer an alternative hotel in Ljubljana, as shown below. You will be informed of any change to the usual hotel (along with any price implication) prior to us confirming your holiday to you. Whichever hotel you stay in, this delightfully compact capital city is worthy of fuller exploration, so extra nights here are highly recommended.

Options to extend or shorten your stay

Prices & travel options
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  • 9 nights: 01 May 2022 - 05 October 2022

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 - 6 May 2022 £1370 £580
    7 - 26 May 2022 £1420 £635
    27 May - 15 Jun 2022 £1475 £635
    16 - 25 Jun 2022 £1510 £610
    26 Jun - 28 Aug 2022 £1560 £660
    29 Aug - 4 Sep 2022 £1510 £610
    5 - 25 Sep 2022 £1455 £620
    3rd & 4th person discount -£135
    Single traveller supplement £135

    Includes accommodation, meals, travel between hotels and any other services integral to the holiday as described, plus a detailed information pack, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: rail pass for up to 4 single journeys; taxi transfers Ljubljana-Logar Valley-Ljubljana & Koper-Piran
    Pay locally for other taxis to and from the railway stations.

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica
    'Chestnut Embrace': 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £48
    'River Melodies': 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £18
    'Royal Hug' Junior Suite: 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £76
    Angel Hotel, Ljubljana
    Deluxe: 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £25
    Superior: 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £12
    Hotel Plesnik, Solčava
    Mountain view & balcony: 01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £5
    Hotel Piran, Piran
    Deluxe Suite double with sea view (no twins): 01 May - 14 May 2022 £58
    Deluxe Suite double with sea view (no twins): 15 May - 03 Oct 2022 £88
    Deluxe Suite double with sea view (no twins): 04 Oct - 05 Oct 2022 £58
    Presidential Suite double with sea view & balcony (no twins): 01 May - 14 May 2022 £60
    Presidential Suite double with sea view & balcony (no twins): 15 May - 03 Oct 2022 £90
    Presidential Suite double with sea view & balcony (no twins): 04 Oct - 05 Oct 2022 £60

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Sunrose 7, Bohinjska Bistrica (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 26 Jun 2022 £110 £215
    27 Jun - 28 Aug 2022 £126 £248
    29 Aug - 05 Oct 2022 £110 £215
    Angel Hotel, Ljubljana (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 05 Oct 2022 £108 £178
    Hotel Plesnik, Solčava (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 31 May 2022 £96 £124
    01 Jun - 05 Oct 2022 £114 £142
    Hotel Piran, Piran (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 May - 14 May 2022 £62 £100
    15 May - 24 Jun 2022 £95 £158
    25 Jun - 12 Sep 2022 £122 £206
    13 Sep - 03 Oct 2022 £95 £158
    04 Oct - 05 Oct 2022 £62 £100
    Ljubljana for the outward flight; Ljubljana, Trieste or Venice Marco Polo for the homeward flight
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice or Ljubljana. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Return route Airline
    Venice - Birmingham (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Return route Airline
    Venice Marco Polo - Edinburgh easyJet,  jet2 
    Venice Marco Polo - Edinburgh (via Gatwick) British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Ljubljana easyJet 
    Return route Airline
    Venice Marco Polo - Gatwick British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Ljubljana British Airways 
    Heathrow - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Return route Airline
    Trieste - Heathrow (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Trieste - Heathrow (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Trieste - Heathrow (via Rome Fiumicino) Alitalia 
    Venice Marco Polo - Heathrow British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Ljubljana Wizz Air 
    Return route Airline
    Venice Marco Polo - Luton easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Munich) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Manchester - Ljubljana (via Zurich) Swiss 
    Return route Airline
    Venice Marco Polo - Manchester easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Newcastle - Ljubljana (via Paris CDG) Air France 
    Return route Airline
    Trieste - Newcastle (via Rome Fiumicino and Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Venice Marco Polo - Newcastle (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Venice or Ljubljana. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above except those operated by Ryanair. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Ljubljana

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Ljubljana airport to hotel (0h45) £54 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Ljubljana airport (1h30) £80 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Trieste

    Outward route
    not recommended in this direction
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Trieste airport (1h) £64 flexible

    Connecting travel options - flying via Venice Marco Polo

    Outward route
    not recommended in this direction
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Venice Marco Polo airport (2h) £126 flexible
What is included
  • 9 nights
  • 3 dinners
    3 lunches
    9 breakfasts
  • detailed cultural information
  • notes for city walking tours
  • flexible rail pass, to include travel Bohinjska Bistrica-Ljubljana-Koper
  • transfers to/from Logar Valley & Koper-Piran

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  • If your holiday plans go awry because of Coronavirus, rest assured that we’ll do right by you. Since the start of the pandemic, our flexible booking policy and prompt issuing of refunds to customers who prefer not to defer their holiday have earned us high praise in the national press.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety, not least proving your vaccination status or taking a test in order to travel.
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  • The information that we send to you 2-3 weeks before your holiday includes practical information about each stage of your journey so that you can travel confidently from one hotel to another, recommendations for places to visit and eat out in each place, plus cultural information about the area. Where applicable, we also provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of most cities, and some large towns. Sample travel pack >
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines (but not, currently, with Ryanair). As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. The fee for this service is £35 per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). More information on flights >
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  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
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    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • The official language is Slovene, although Italian is spoken by many people along the border with Italy. The currency is the Euro. Slovenian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
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    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
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