Trip reference number: 23104

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Slovenia: Bears & Lake Bled

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On this self-drive holiday to Slovenia you spend time bear watching in the Dinaric Alps before heading to the spectacular Lake Bled for some well-deserved relaxation time.

Only a two-hour flight from the UK, Slovenia is delightful country to visit. Beautiful and varied scenery combines with charming hospitality and some fabulous wildlife, including populations of all three of Europe's large remaining predators (brown bear, Eurasian lynx and wolf). And all within an area the size of Wales.

Commencing in the Dinaric Alps, approximately one hour south of Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana, you will spend four nights at a simple, but perfectly comfortable guesthouse from where you will make daily visits to a variety of bear hides located in the surrounding hills. The hides are set in some stunning forest locations, specifically chosen with photographers in mind and with luck should get some fabulous opportunities to view and photograph Europe's largest terrestrial predator.

When not in the hides, there is plenty to keep you occupied with superb limestone caves and excellent birding at Lake Cerknica, all just a short drive away. A bird photography hide complete with reflection pool is also located in the grounds of the guesthouse and can be particularly productive in the warm summer months.

There is no better way to finish your trip to Slovenia than with a few nights in Bled, home to one of Europe's most beautiful lakes. With its turquoise blue waters, picture-postcard island church and rockface medieval castle, Lake Bled is a breathtaking location to unwind for a few days. 

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  1. Day 1: Fly Ljublijana and self-drive to Dinaric Alps
  2. Days 2-4: Bear watching and exploration of surrounding area
  3. Days 5-8: Explore Lake Bled
  • Available*: May to Sep
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £1,895 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,695 pp

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