Bear watching Slovenia
During our roadtrip to Ljubljana we saw a lot of bear statues. On our last day we decided we wanted to see a brown bear in wild life. The Ljubljana tourist office brought us in contact with Slovenia 4 Seasons. A realy friendly guide picked us up at our hotel, offered us a delicious meal in a local restaurant and brought us to a professional hunter. After a five minute walk in the forest we arrived at a hunter watchtower. we had to be very quited and after waiting about 45 minutes we saw a mama brown bear with 3 little cubs. She noticed our presence so we needed to be very careful. The moment was very exciting and spectacular! It is a must-do for every nature and animal lover!
Custom Day Trips to Venice & Kamnik from Ljubljana
Four of us used Slovenia 4 Seasons as a customized pre-trip to a tour we had booked. Our guide picked us up from our hotel in a nice, clean, comfortable van (the spelling of our guides name is unknown but we addressed him as 'Meet-cha'). This being our first time to the area and to this type of tour our guide made us feel at home. During our drive to Venice he would answer our questions and would tell us about the area we traveled through ... this learning continued though out the entire trip and if he did not know an answer he would find it out. After a long day we were returned to our hotel for some rest before starting our next day trip. The next day we were greeted with the same smile, warmth, charm and proceeded to learn more about the surrounding area and Kamnik. Our guides knowledge was limitless as well as his zest for living. I highly recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons and will use them again in the future!
Jen&Lou Tuttle, USA
FABULOUS 13 DAYS
This review is overdue as I went to Slovenia in June 2017, but definitely wanted to write about my great experience with Andrej and the spelunking guide (I'm sorry, I have forgotten his name). Slovenia has a ton of cave systems, so visiting Slovenia on a solo trip, I definitely wanted to go cave exploring, but outside the standard tourist caves. I found that spelunking is not really a commercialized activity in Slovenia and am so glad I found Andrej!
He and I exchanged a few emails back and forth (very communicative) and he warned me in advance that it was a very active experience. Boy was he right! I am an active hiker and runner and not afraid of many things when it comes to the outdoors and adrenaline pumping activities, but this was certainly one of the scariest, riskiest and unique adventures I've ever had.
My wife & I just wanted to say how delighted we have been with the organisation and delivery of our tour with your company. The couple Marg & Jeff will no doubt agree but from our view the variety and selection of locations within your beautiful country was outstanding. Museums, hotels, guide/ driver fantastic with their information & passion for the job. I have no hesitation in recommending your company to future friends & family who have followed our travels with delight. My wife & I do not involve ourselves with Facebook or Other social media but will tell many about our positive experiences in Slovenia thanks to you and your team. Kindest regards
Chris & Marian Raynor, Australia
From the minute Andrej picked us up in Trieste until he dropped us home the day was amazing. Postojna caves, Lake Bled and Ljubljna in a perfect 1 day trip. Awesome guide with great history and information as you travel, great vantage points of interest...cannot rate this day highly enough.
Hi we had a memorable day. Thanks for your help.
Mark Humfrey, UK
Esperienza fantastica insieme al nostro tour leader Mitja! Abbiamo trascorso un'intera giornata con una persona del posto che Ama la sua terra e che parla benissimo l'italiano. Ha cercato di trasmetterci il suo know how nel miglior modo possibile e di accontentarci un po' in tutto. Ci ha dato tante informazioni sulla Slovenia, sui posti che abbiamo visitato ma non solo! Abbiamo parlato di tante cose e anche della nostra Italia che molto probabilmente conosce più di noi!!!! Gita di un giorno che consiglio a tutti.... in un giorno da soli sarebbe stato impossibile visitare e scoprire tutte le attrattive che ci ha spiegato e che ci ha fatto vedere Mitja. Eravamo titubanti per il prezzo, ma ne è valsa la pena!!!!!!!! Sicuramente ritorneremo!!!! Grazie Mitja e grazie Slovenia 4 Seasons.
Francesca e Giorgio, Italia
My husband and I originally asked for a 7-day Slovenia private tour, but then we had to extend the trip because of our flights, and then we changed our plan again as some friends wanted to join us too. Andrej was patient and responded quickly. He had another guide for us but he managed to dine with us once, and definitely showed his good taste of wine and food. What a a pity that I only noticed afterwards that in fact he arranges tours to other countries too, not just Slovenia. Maybe Bosnia next time then.
Amanda Chow, HongKong
“A Fantastic Day well worth doing... The best view I have ever seen.” 5 of us did the trip with Andrej who was excellent in taking us to various places including the Caves,Castle and best of all was Lake Bled where the views and surroundings were one of the best we have ever seen, so serene and breathtaking vistas.The trip was superb and I would recommend this to anyone.
Michael C., Aus
Don't let the name fool you--great tour of Croatia!” Andrej was recommended to us by the Savoy hotel in Trieste. We couldn't be happier with our day long tour into Croatia (Rovinj & Groznjan) and a quick trip into Koper, Slovenia. Andrej is incredibly knowledgeable about so many topics--political, cultural, economic, wine & food. We had a FULL day with him and enjoyed every minute. He helped us taste and find some great wines and food and took us to an amazing restaurant in Rovinj where we had the best food we've had on our trip (including Italy). He customized the time he spent with us and made sure we were happy and engaged the whole time. I will be contacting him to prepare a custom itinerary for Croatia very soon. Book quickly, though--he fills up fast!!
Andrea, We just completed two full days touring with Jernej, and he is just outstanding. We have been on many tours all over Europe and I can honestly say he is the best. Knowledgeable of course, In addition most up beat and happy. Always willing to do a little more, makes every place we went seem outstanding. Very approachable easy to talk to, and super super helpful. A true "free spirit " young and eager professional. When you told me he is the best tour guide you have, we both believe this to be true. If we are fortunate to return to this part of Europe again, we hope to contact both of you. Again our thanks and appreciation for providing the greatest young professional tour guide. Regards.
Madeline Penner, USA
Andrej, Really enjoyed today with Jernej he is a great tour guide. Love the Slovenian countryside & the places we stopped at. Regards.
Thank you very much of arrengements during our visit inSlovenia. We are safely back at home. Our group was pleased. Wine yard was nice, cave Krisna special. Also we had a nice day in lake Bled. It was a rainy day, but last hour in Bled the sun was shining, so we saw all the beauty. Thank you very much. Hope to see you same day in Slovenia or in Finland Best regards
Ari Kaija, Finland
Siamo pienamente soddisfatti delle due escursioni effettuate ieri e oggi. Jersey si é dimostrato bravo autista, guida preparata e gentile accompagnatore. Grazie da parte di tutto il gruppo.
“Personalized and Adaptive tour” We took the."Three Countries in One Day Tour" from Ljubljana. Andrej was our guide. While the tour advertised Muggia rather than Trieste (because most tours are done out of Trieste). I really wanted to see Trieste and was not disappointed by the city or the tour. I would never have found the coffee house on my own. Then lunch in Grozcnan, Croatia. Again the hilltop town, reminiscent of Tuscany, was beautiful. Then Stanjel, Slovenia which most certainly is off the beaten track and worthwhile. Finally Vipava for wine as the place in Stanjel was closed. Andrej was knowledgable and also fluent in English. I would highly recommend him and the company.
Jim, Alberta, Canada
Afgelopen jaar hebben we een tour geboekt met Slovenia4Seasons om Europese bruine beren in het wild te zien. We werden gekoppeld aan een lokale boswachter. Helaas hadden we de eerste dag pech: slecht weer en geen enkele beer. We spraken met Andre af om het de volgende dag nog een keer te proberen. De volgende dag was het raak: we zagen een moederbeer met 3 jonkies! Wat niet in de beschrijving van de tour stond, was dat er een uitgebreide maaltijd in een zeer goed restaurant bij inbegrepen is. Ik kan deze tour echt heel sterk aanraden!
WORRY FREE TOURS WITH EASE AND COMFORT!
In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other countries across the borders. I contacted Andrej and he immediately got back to me and was so helpful that I decided to use Slovenia 4 Seasons for several different services. Andrej first picked up our family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) in Trieste and we spent a wonderful day sightseeing in Slovenia. Andrej knew the right amount of time to guide us and then gave us plenty of time on our own to explore. We fell in love with Slovenia and quickly made promises of returning based on the various places that Andrej had brought us.
After a long day we were returned to our apartment in Trieste.
The following day we hired Andrej to drive us to Rovinj, Croatia (considered a transfer). Of course he continued to "tour" us and tell us very interesting facts along the way. He dropped us off in Rovinj and after 2 days returned to pick us up (always right on time) and give us a tour of the Istria coast for the day! We stopped at several small towns and ate at a fabulous restaurant. Upon arrival in Trieste, we continued our tour of Trieste and the castle.
We had such a wonderful few days with Andrej as he is very knowledgable and personable. He was able to relate to and interact with all members of the family equally well.
Andrej went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for his services. At the end of the day we learned so much and felt part of the culture rather than on the outside looking in. His prices are quite reasonable as well! You won't go wrong if you book with Slovenia 4 Seasons. We definitely plan on going back and using their services again in the future!
Marissa Vergnetti, USA
We spent two days with Andrej travelling from Trieste to Slovenia and Croatia. The experience was superb!! We really enjoyed the services provided by slovenia 4 Seasons. Deep knowledege of the area, Everything on time, beautifull places, perfect combination of explanations and free time to enjoyed the locations and overall the great company of Andrej !! Highly recommended.
Ignacio Alcarazo, Spain
“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!
Josephine, California, USA