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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

Ignacio Alcarazo

“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

JosephineCalifornia, USA
WINE TOUR JUNE 20165 stars review

Just got home from our extended vacation. the tours you arranged for us while we were in Trieste were great!! Great guides.

Carolyn, California, USA

SLOVENIA IN ONE DAY APRIL 20165 stars review

Hello Andrej, It was a very nice and impressive one day trip in Slovenia. Thanks to your arrangement and Jernej’s excellent guide, Ryo and I really could enjoy our trip (not only sightseeing itself but also learning background of each spot and history of Slovenia). Everything we saw was more than our expectation. I’d like come to Slovenia again with my family in the future!! Thank you very much and Hvala Best regards

Atsushi, Japan

LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED MAY 20165 stars review

Andrej met four of us in Koper, where we were in harbour for a day on a cruise ship. He took us to Lujbljana for a few hours and then to Lake Bled. Throughout he was knowledgeable, interesting and humorous. We got on really well with him and he gave us some amazing insights as well as taking us to places that are slightly off the tourist trap. None of us had been to Slovenia before and we were really impressed by the country - especially the cleanliness. We will definitely be back, perhaps next time we will fly to Trieste and ask Andrej to take us on one of his Brown Bear trips.

Paul C., UK

Paul. C.

Hello, Andrej, Let me say thank you for your arrangement for our trip. It was quite impressive trip for me to have many first things to see. We said many Whao! In that trip As attached picture, we were really enjoyed the trip! Again, thank you very much!!

Ryo BR, Japan


Just writing this review, two weeks after our trip - I'm smiling. The brilliant Andrej met us from the cruise ship, as arranged and off we went to Ljubljana. I had no expectations for the day, I knew nothing of Slovenia but by the end of this trip I was in love with the country and all it has to offer. Andrej has the most amazing ability to explain the politics, people and history with such knowledge and held our interest the entire time. He left us in Ljubljana for a bit of free time (after his unique and fascinating tour) and we shopped, fed the sparrows from our hands and drank a glass of local wine. He then took us to lake Bled and Tito's house (now a beautiful hotel) for a coffee. Stunning location and so full of history. The day was absolutely a huge success due to Andrej. We can't wait to return - he promised us bears next time !! Thank you Andrej - one of the highlights of our holiday.

Ryan C., UK


SLOVENIA&ITALY TOUR MAY 20165 stars review

Hi! We had a wonderful time- You were a great guide!

Carolyn, USA


We arranged for a tour of the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle from Trieste, as part of a trip with our 12 year old grandson. Our hotel had mentioned Slovenia4Seasons as a way to get to the Slovenian attractions. First contact was through email. Andrej was quickly responsive and we arranged a tour only 3 days before our schedule. Jernej picked us up right on time. Mini van very comfortable. We got to the caves at opening so it was very uncrowded. The cave tours are by train/walking and by language group, so Jernej left us a the English point, and met us afterward. The caves are remarkable. We continued with a personal tour of the castle which is also unique- built into the Karst above another cave and underground river. Following the caves we stopped (our request) for a nice lunch in the Postojna area. As a plus, Jernej drove us on the "back roads" to Trieste, so we could see the fields where the Lipizzaner Horses are kept. These are the famous horses of the Austrian "Spanish School" that perform in Vienna. About 50 mares were in the field. They came to the fence and interacted with us, then were called to stable by a handler and they ran off. It was an awesome sight. Great end to a great day. Certainly one of the highlights of our two week trip. Jernej gave us a fascinating history of Slovenia and answered many of our questions about how the country has interacted with empires/regimes over the centuries and now has Independence since 1991. We thoroughly enjoyed his facts and insight about Slovenia. Feels like we were there for one week, rather than a day from what we learned. Slovenia4Seasons seems to be a small company that offers very personal service from entrepreneurial folks who are interested in pleasing. We were never rushed or hurried and I can't think of any way the day could have been better. I highly recommend them if you are interested in visiting and learning about Slovenia.

Phil H, USA

Phil. H.

We arranged a one-day tour from Ljubljana to the small village just over the Slovenian border in Croatia where my grandparents were born in the 1880s. Our your guide was from the area (she lived about 10KM from the village) and made an effort to contact a number of people in the village to find out more information for me. She took us on a lovely ride through the country, rather than the main highway, to the village. I was able to locate the street on which the house where my grandfather was born was located, and the guide engaged the neighbors to help me locate the exact house. The house was vacant, the guide talked to the neighbor and got information about the owner for me. On the way back to Ljubljana we stopped at village graveyard and helped us look through gravestones for possible graves of my ancestors, then took un on a tour of the nearest large town, which would have been the commercial center where my ancestors went to shop or sell goods. She pointed out buildings that existed at the time my grandfather was there. It was a very moving experience and our guide was very professional and first rate. I would give this agency the highest marks for the day.

Bob Evans, USA

Bob Evans
WINE TOURS JUNE 20165 stars review

Just got home from our extended vacation. the tours you arranged for us while we were in Trieste were great!! Great guides.

Carolyn, USA



In my last trip to Europe in December 2015/January 2016, I wanted to visit Slovenia from Trieste, Italy, and I started looking for day tours. One of the agencies I found was Slovenia 4 Seasons, which offered a really good deal for a customized tour for visiting Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, and Lake Bled. At first, I was in doubt if I should hire them or not, because the price was more than 100 EUR lower than the most expensive agency, but I took my chances. What I can say is that it was a really great tour and Andrej Vatovec, one of the owners, was a fantastic guide. He is very kind, arrived at the hotel exactly at the agreed time, and made my tour a really pleasant one. I totally recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons!!!

Nelson Uto, Brazil 

Nelson U.
LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED MAY 20155 stars review

The best day ever. From Trieste we travelled to beautiful Lake Bled, quaint Lubljiana and scenic back roads through the Slovenian countryside. Bart our guide was passionate about his home country and did not stop talking the entire trip. His insightfulness and unbiassed wealth of knowledge about his country and its citizens was amazing and extremely entertaining. We gained a real sense of community spirit and were treated to some great local hospitality from Robbie and Andrej. Our trip was topped off with a fabulous stop at Robbies's restaurant which was full of locals - great red wine, cheese, proscuitto and pizza. Thank you for such a special day and fond memories.

Angie and Glenn Robins, Australia

Angie and Glenn RobinsAustralia
3 COUNTRIES IN 1 DAY OCTOBER 20155 stars review

A big thank you to Andrej for arranging our visit of 3 countries in one day. Yarnej was our guide and he was a top notch professional. His english was great and he fascinated us with his knowledge during our tour. He is a legend and he exceeded our expectation on the the very first 20 seconds when we first met him at the Kempinski hotel. We even booked a second trip with Slovenia4seasons.. Yarnej made our 2 days exceptional and made us taste amzing local dishes.. It was one of our best holidays so far and we would certainly recommend and hire this superb company again. Thank you for making our holidays memorable.

Hema and Kailash, UK

Hema and KailashUK

We enjoyed an excellent day trip to Ljubljana and Lake Bled with our tour guide Bart. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable and was eager to offer us flexibility in planning our day. He picked us up and returned us to our hotel in Trieste. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed a pleasant experience visiting an historic city and beautiful countryside. I would recommend this day trip if you are visiting Trieste.

Kathy, Toronto, Canada

KathyToronto, Canada

Andrej was an outstanding guide!!! Always on time, always a great attitude and always just as excited about seeing the sights as we were -- especially the restaurants and vineyards!! As a mother and daughter, we felt completely safe and at ease with him - even while driving up and down white-knuckle mountain switchbacks! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, the politics and the people of Slovenia and was happy to share it all with us. He planned an exciting, well-paced and budget-conscious itinerary for us - even taking us to visit Croatia's coast and a dip in the Adriatic.

We would have NEVER been able to do and see all that we did on our own without him!! Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons was time and money well very spent!!

Audrey D. Shepps Mark, USA

Audrey D. Shepps Mark
TRIESTE TOUR JUNE 20155 stars review

Dear Andrej,
Thanks a lot for a wonderful trip in Trieste and Slovenia. We really had a good time. Thank goodness we accepted your suggestion on our final day. We would have missed beautiful places and now we can tell our friends what they shouldn't miss. Thanks again on behalf of my friends and myself for your professional tour and your company. We hope to meet you again in the future.
Best wishes,
Rodrigo, José Ignacio, Charo and Juan, Valencia, Spain

Rodrigo and friendsValencia, Spain
SLOVENIA TOUR JUNE 20155 stars review

Any Season - You Will Fall in sLOVE with Slovenia!!! Before you read any further, open another tab, go to http://www.slovenia4seasons.com and book your tour with Andrej Vatovec and then come back for the rest of this review - I'll wait... Done? Good!! Here's the scoop; we just got back from four day private tour with Andrej of Slovenia 4 Seasons and it was simply AMAZING!! The country itself is small but spectacular!! It's filled with so much diversity, it's like visiting Disney's Epcot Center. However, although it may seem unbelievable, it's all the real deal!!

Looking to spend time in a charming old-world seaside village studded with bright orange terracotta rooftops? Would you like to wander around a rustic medieval artist's village snuggled in rich green hills? Interested in a drive though miles and miles of lush rolling vineyards and wine cellars that would truly make Tuscany cry in it's own Chianti? How about getting up close and personal with Lipizzaner ponies?

Would you like to explore a spectacular limestone cavern filled with crystal chandeliers on a zippy train? Or perhaps visit a captivating historical castle that was built right into the crook of a cave? Can't get enough of castles? How about one overlooking a gorgeous church on a tiny island completely surrounded by a vivid emerald green lake? Why not take a cliff-hugging hike along a misty gorge, filled with waterfalls and water bubbling along in the brightest shades of sea-foam green and turquoise that you will ever see in nature.

Maybe you're interested in seeing snow capped Alps, overlooking valleys dotted with flower-trimmed Bavarian cottages and farms? Or, if you're really adventurous, you can go rafting, bungie jumping or paragliding! Perhaps you'd prefer to spend a few hours sitting at a lively outdoor cafe, sipping delightful Slovenian wine and sampling from a diverse and delicious menu in lovely - and manageable - Ljubljana?!

You can do ALL of this in Slovenia - and so much more -- practically within a two hour drive!!! Honestly - the entire time we were there - we felt as though we were discovering one of the best kept travel secrets in the world!! I don't even want to spoil anymore Slovenian surprises - you just really need to go and see for yourself!!! I promise you will sLOVE it!!!

Andrej was an outstanding guide!!! Always on time, always a great attitude and always just as excited about seeing the sights as we were -- especially the restaurants and vineyards!! As a mother and daughter, we felt completely safe and at ease with him - even while driving up and down white-knuckle mountain switchbacks! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, the politics and the people of Slovenia and was happy to share it all with us. He planned an exciting, well-paced and budget-conscious itinerary for us - even taking us to visit Croatia's coast and a dip in the Adriatic.

We would have NEVER been able to do and see all that we did on our own without him!! Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons was time and money well very spent!!

Amy, North Carolina, USA

AmyNorth Carolina, USA
LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED MAY 20155 stars review

Excelente. Fizemos uma excursão de 1 dia saindo de Trieste - Italia para Slovenia, iniciamos na cidade de Ljubijana e depois Lago de Bled.Fomos muito bem atendidos pelo simpático sr. Andrej, que nos conduziu em uma confortável Van. A vantagem dessa agência é que é um serviço exclusivo, fomos só eu e meu marido. Sr Andrej além de dirigir a Van muito bem, era também nossa guia nos explicando tudo sobre a história da Slovenia. Recomendo a todos, pois não precisamos nos preocupar com nada.

Jacqueline V, Salvador do Sul, RS

Jacqueline VSalvador do Sul, RS
SLOVENIA IN ONE DAY APRIL 20155 stars review

It's such a wonderful time and a pleasant holiday with you,our excellent guide. Slovenia is so beautiful with a long history country, beautiful scenery and forest. Having trip with Ardrej who is one of the most experienced guide of Slovenia 4 Seasons tour,made us so happy and we have a nice time in one day. We got so many knowledges from him. Especialy once in our lives that we have ever had tasty cream cake, so marvellous. Thanks god we met him.

Duangpat Surat, Thani Province, Thailand

Duangpat SuratThani Province, Thailand
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