It may be small, but it is packed with interesting landscapes – and only a short ride from Croatia’s capital Zagreb. Choose our Slovenia Photo Tour and see the best this small country has to offer.
Slovenia sits to the northwest of Croatia and is an ideal choice for a day trip, especially if you are interested in alpine sights. Any season can provide engaging locations, with emerald green rivers in the alpine region, sprawling flowery meadows on rolling hills, tall forests and secluded waterfalls.
As it is difficult to see and photograph it all in a single day, we give you the option to choose your favorites: below are our suggestions of must-see locations, which can be paired to your liking. We can realistically only do two per day, so if you’d like more, we can plan to stay overnight as well. The Slovenia Photo Tour is adaptable to your time frame and interests, just like any of our tours.
Choose your Slovenia experience
Combine any two of these options for a single day Slovenia Photo Tour:
LJUBLJANA – the Slovenian capital, a very green and enjoyable town, with a castle guarding over it. Nestled around the Ljubljanica River, it offers many cute bridges for strolling both banks, weaving in and out of the old town streets. Green market, cute shops, street art interventions on older buildings, bar terraces, churches and parks – everything needed for street photography.
BLED AND BOHINJ – about an hour north of the capital, Bled town and the same name lake are an entrance to the Alpine region of Slovenia. You can enjoy panoramic views of the lake and mountains from the castle, stroll around the lake and wait for the perfect afternoon light on the Assumption of Maria church on the only lake island. Time permitting, we can visit the next lake Bohinj, completely surrounded by tall Alpine mountains, and ride a cable car to get to the perfect vantage point.
POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE – one of the largest accessible caves in the region, Postojna offers a myriad of stalagmites and stalactites, illuminated with colors. Part of the cave tour is via a train ride. Although attractive, there is no photography allowed in the cave, but if you are quick, you can manage to squeeze off a few shots, providing there is enough light (no tripods allowed). Moving beyond the cave, we can tour Predjama castle, built into the side of a mountain, housing many stories of its former occupants.
RAKOV ŠKOCJAN – close to Postojna and Predjama, this nature park is centered around the Rak stream, which surfaces from a cave in the east of the valley and disappears into another at the western end. A cave collapse offered stunning light and ambiance, wonderful in any season.
Suggestions for multiple day tours:
TOLMIN GORGES AND KOZJAK WATERFALL – set close to the Soča river, Tolmin Gorges and Kozjak waterfall offer stunning canyon landscapes, ideal for longer exposures
SOČA RIVER – all along its length, especially in the upper sections, Soča is crystal clear and emerald green, trickling down from the Julian Alps. It swirls through valleys and canyons, especially vividly in springtime
VRŠIČ OR MANGART PASS – crossing the Alps can be a chore, but reaching mountain passes is rewarded with blistering views of mountain ranges and alpine lakes. Combined with some hiking, photographers can expect to make good use of both wide and telephoto lenses.
Required experience and equipment
All levels of photography experience are welcome, the tour leader will adapt to your knowledge and needs. Bring comfortable shoes for walking. Stone surfaces may be slippery if wet. Your camera bag, tripod and any other equipment should not be too heavy or large. Avoid rolling photo bags, use smaller backpacks. Polarizing and ND filters, as well as macro lenses are welcome, but not necessary. Tour can be customized to offer sunrise photography at a location in Slovenia.
What better way is there to see Croatia than with a photographer whose job is to travel and explore. Igor Nobilo made photography his profession 18 years ago. Since then he has traveled extensively across Croatia and beyond on assignments and for fun. He has a passion for reportage and exploring the world around us. His expertise in photography enables him to provide a wide range of educational and practical lessons.
Any day of the year, on request.
Depending on your choice of locations, the tour guide will determine the best timing and itinerary for the day, in order to get the best shots. Some locations such as Postojna Cave will also determine timing due to scheduled tours of the cave. Expect moderate walking distances and moderate trails.
TOUR DURATION: around 12h, starting around 8 a.m. Start time can be modified for sunrise photography at a location in Slovenia.
DEPARTING FROM: Any point in Zagreb or nearby cities.
GROUP SIZE: 1-7 guests (single guests can join for price of two).
110€ per person for any two locations, except Postojna Cave (additional 35€ per person), payable at the start of the journey. 50% discount for children under age 15. Fee includes transportation in an air conditioned vehicle, photographer guide fee, entrance tickets and unlimited personal photos by the photographer. Does not include meals or drinks.