Discover Slovenia & Istria

With fairytale-worthy castles, pristine alpine trails, glacial lakes and olive groves, it’s hard to believe Slovenia (and the neighboring Istrian Peninsula in Croatia) have managed to remain under-the-radar, known only to the most sophisticated travelers. Next spring, experience Europe’s best-kept secret destinations in the company of their most plugged-in tastemakers—from the charming cobblestone streets of Ljubljana to Lake Bled, the Julian Alps and beyond. Home to exceptional wine regions, this itinerary appeals to foodies, history buffs, nature lovers and urbanites. Plus, learn how Slovenia has helped set the gold standard for sustainable tourism, and explore this special place at a time when few other travelers will be there.

A spot on this trip may be reserved with a 50 percent non-refundable deposit, with the balance to be paid in full by March 15, 2024.

What to Expect

Highlights and special experiences:

Visit two up-and-coming destinations, with an itinerary that balances historical touring, a fascinating food and wine scene and alpine adventures.

Experience Slovenia’s natural treasures—from the country’s old-world cultural center, Ljubljana, and the Soča Valley to the aquamarine Lake Bled and otherworldly Škocjan Caves in the Karst region—and traverse emerald green forests and glacial lakes on hikes through the Julian Alps.

Immerse yourself in the richness of the Croatian landscape through such culinary experiences as olive oil and wine tastings—with their producers, in their homes—and a privately guided truffle hunt and gnocchi-making class with a family of third-generation truffle hunters (and their dogs!).


Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at to inquire about customizing this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

At Indagare, we believe that travel can and should have a positive impact​ on​ the destinations we visit. We are proud to operate as a 100 percent carbon-neutral company. Through the Indagare Impact Fund, we donate nearly two percent of our annual revenue to carefully vetted initiatives and organizations. Together with our community, we ensure that your trips are helping to positively reshape and sustain the destinations you experience with us.

  • When
    September 21 - 27, 2024
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Intellectuals , Foodies , Adventurers
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
    September 21 - 27, 2024
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 14 travelers
  • From


  • All accommodations as detailed in the itinerary. Indagare can arrange higher category accommodation upgrades, subject to availability.
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • All gratuities
  • 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)
  • Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting 100 percent of unavoidable emissions, including flights booked through Indagare, through certified carbon projects
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • International air transportation to and from Slovenia or Croatia and any visa or border fees
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers to and from the hotel
  • Meals not specified and premium beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like quotes).
  • Custom trip-planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (such as flights, cancellations, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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