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Discover Slovenia

One of Europe’s greatest treasures, Slovenia has managed to remain rather under-the-radar, and it is known only to the most sophisticated travelers. This may be hard to believe, considering that the destination has helped set the gold standard for sustainable tourism, it is home to an exceptional wine-growing region, and it embraces history buffs, nature lovers and urbanites alike, thanks to its miles of pristine alpine trails and glacial lakes, fairytale-worthy castles and charming cobblestoned cities that breed game-changers in food and design. This summer, experience all of these highlights with exclusive access, in the company of Slovenia’s most plugged-in tastemakers—as well as Indagare Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley—at a time when few other travelers will be there.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing and testing guidelines, and remaining as low-contact as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, as well as entry/exit requirements for Slovenia, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

What to Expect

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Activate all of your senses in an up-and-coming destination, with an itinerary that balances historical touring, immersion in a world-class contemporary food and wine scene and alpine adventure in equal measure.
  • Explore the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, a lovable city that is one of the hippest and greenest in Europe (reminiscent of Prague, with lively bars, cafes and art galleries—without the crowds).
  • Experience Slovenia’s many natural treasures—from the aquamarine Lake Bled and otherworldly, UNESCO-protected Škocjan Caves in the Karst region to the astoundingly beautiful Soča Valley—and traverse emerald green forests and glacial lakes on hikes through the Julian Alps.
  • Savor the hidden-gem Brda wine region, which produces some of the world’s best orange and biodynamic wines, among other varietals, with intimate vineyard tours.
  • Hike, forage, cook and taste with three of Slovenia’s most important culinary figures: Ana Roš (2017’s World’s Best Female Chef), zero-waste pioneer Bine Volcic and foraging expert Katja Rebolj.
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over group meals at top restaurants in city and country—including Hisa Franko, one of the World’s 50 Best restaurants, which was awarded two Michelin Green Stars in 2020 for its innovation in sustainable gastronomy and is one of the newest foodie destinations to know now.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to Croatia, Montenegro or beyond. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our founder Melissa Biggs Bradley and our most trusted local partners while on the ground.

Click here to learn more about our Discover Croatia Insider Journey, also hosted by Melissa Biggs Bradley, which will take place just before this trip (June 8 – 13).

  • When
    June 13 - 18, 2021
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Foodies , Intellectuals , Art Lovers

This Journey's Host

MELISSA BIGGS BRADLEY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF INDAGARE

After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, will be released in the fall of 2021.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    June 13 - 18, 2021
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    $7,640

Includes

  • Four nights’ accommodations at the Intercontinental Ljubljana in a Junior Suite and one night’s accommodations at Hisa Franko
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Private transfers in luxury minivans throughout the trip for all activities noted in the itinerary
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)

Excludes

  • Transportation to/from Slovenia and round-trip airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and premium or alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Covid-testing fees, trip insurance and medical insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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