Ljubljana Old Town. Ljubljana is a beautiful city that offers great photo opportunities. Most of the photogenic locations are within and nearby the old town. The beauty of Ljubljana is in its details; there are plenty of hidden treasures just waiting to be photographed. We can adapt the tour to your wishes, be it duration, subjects (people, architecture, cityscapes,…), or time. Not only will you get plenty of great photos, you will also get more out of the city than what is on offer with a regular sightseeing tour. - Duration: 2-6 hours.
Lake Bled and Surroundings. Bled is probably the most photogenic place in Slovenia. Its lake with small Baroque church situated on the small island in the center is a must for every photographer, and an even-better vantage can be had from Bled Castle, which sits on a high cliff just above the lake! In summer, Bled is usually packed with tourists, but this only adds to the atmosphere of the place. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, and from here you can catch a glimpse of Slovenia’s highest peak, Mt. Triglav. From here, a short climb to Osojnica hill is recommended as it offers the best views on the lake and the mountains behind. Not far from Bled, you can visit the narrow Vintgar Gorge, where the stunning Radovna River rises from the Julian Alps. Duration: Half day or full day.
Lake Bohinj and Surroundings. Situated in the hart of the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj has stunning scenery all year round. People who love the outdoors will fall in love with Bohinj. A very nice way to experience Lake Bohinj is to go canoeing on a summer morning. There are also numerous hiking trails that lead up to the mountains and even to Mt. Triglav. A more comfortable way to enjoy great views on the lake and Julian Alps is to take an air tram up to Mt. Vogel, which is a ski resort in winter and a pasture in the summer. Hidden behind the mighty cliffs of Vogel, you’ll find the Savica waterfall, about which many epic poems have been written. In nearby traditional villages, we can try traditional specialties like Ajdovi krapci (a buckwheat dish) and Bohinj’s celebrated cheese. Duration: Full day.
Škofja Loka Medieval Town. Škofja Loka is a small and sleepy town situated at the confluence of two rivers which are both named Sora. The medieval old town is beautifully preserved with original frescoes, 500 year-old houses, impressive churches, and a castle just above the city. On our visit to Škofja Loka, we can discover the story of the coat of arms of the city and view the oldest man-made bridge in Slovenia. Duration: Half day.
Velika Planina. Velika Planina is the biggest Slovenian mountain pasture. It is situated in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and is accessible by air tram. Summer is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy easy hiking and try traditional herdsmen food. All the pastoral huts have been constructed in a traditional way and, together with cattle and herdsmen, they make great scenery for photography. In winter, it is possible to ski in the area or just hike around the snow-covered huts. Duration: Full day.
Krizna Cave Adventure. Križna Cave is probably the most beautiful underground cave in Slovenia, with a sparkling green river that is only accessible by boat. Within the cave, there are fantastic limestone formations, perfect for underground photography. At the entrance you will be provided professional caving equipment (rubber boots, clothes, lamp and helmet). Duration: Full day.
Ptuj Town and Jerusalem Wine Region. Ptuj is a small city situated near the Drava River (a tributary of the Danube). It has a well-preserved medieval old town, but its history dates back to the Roman times, when they erected temples in honor of the sun god Mithra. Ptuj is also home to Ptujska Klet, the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia — a must see! Only fifteen minutes away from Ptuj, there is also the Jeruzalem wine region, home to one of the most picturesque countrysides in Slovenia. In autumn, the vines turn from green to yellow and form lovely textures on the slopes. Duration: Full day.
Soca River Valley: The Soa River rises from the heights of the Julian Alps, which give the river its wild character and emerald-green color. The river and the whole valley have their charms all year-long; summer is a season for water sports and hiking in the surrounding mountains, while the quiet and calm of winter is a wonderful time for photography. Many consider autumn to be the most beautiful season as the trees change color and tourist traffic slows. Besides the river and the valley, there are plenty of other sights to photograph, waterfalls, forests, alpine flowers, wildlife,and – of course – the majestic mountains! Duration: Full day.
Triglav National Park. Triglav National Park is the biggest protected nature preserve in Slovenia. It covers a large part of Julian Alps, including Lake Bohinj and the Upper Soa River Valley. Because of its size there are various different trips that can be organised: mountain hikes, trips to waterfalls and rivers, winter hikes (depending on accessibility), and event wildlife photo safaris. Triglav NP fascinates in all seasons. Duration: Full day.
Karst Region. There are more than 100 different caves in the area, with over 20 of them open to the public. The most famous caves are Postojna Škocjan, and Križna. However, there is more to Karst than its caves. The area also boasts Lipica Stables, from where the renowned Lipizzaner horses originate; the beautiful settlement of Štanjel; and the vineyards of Vipava valley. Local specialties here include air-dried prosciutto, Teran red wine, and “Jota” (sauerkraut and bean) stew. Duration: Full day.
Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia). The Plitvice Lakes National Park is UNESCO site, and one of the highlights of Croatia. It is a truly natural wonder that lies between Zagreb and the Dalmatian Coast, and is famous for its crystal clear lakes, cascades, waterfalls, and pristine nature. At least two days are necessary to fully explore the park with a camera. Duration: Two days.
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