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VIPAVA VALLEY & ŠTANJEL

The Vipava Valley (Slovene: Vipavska dolina) is a picturesque and fertile valley located in SW Slovenia. The valley is dotted with stone-built villages located on hill tops, where one can count more wine cellars than family homes and where narrow streets and squares are often swept by the north »burja« – bora winds. The area is famous for its white wines made from local grape varieties like Zelen and Pinela.

We will stop at Gradišče – a small village just outside of Vipava town for wine tasting and exploring the wine tradition of family Poljšak.

After wine tasting we will continue our journey to the upper valley region of Karst where we will visit the charming village of Štanjel – considered as one of the oldest settlements in Karst. The castle complex, the defence walls, the Church of St. Daniel and the Ferrari Garden are the best recognisable architectural heritage of the old settlement.

On the way back to the valley we will do a stop over in Kanal ob Soči with its famous bridge over the Soča river.

Departure points: Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin. Other towns on request.

Best time to travel: All year around

Duration of the trip: Whole day (from 6 up to 8h)

VIPAVA VALLEY & ŠTANJEL

The Vipava Valley (Slovene: Vipavska dolina) is a picturesque and fertile valley located in SW Slovenia. The valley is dotted with stone-built villages located on hill tops, where one can count more wine cellars than family homes and where narrow streets and squares are often swept by the north »burja« – bora winds. The area is famous for its white wines made from local grape varieties like Zelen and Pinela.

We will stop at Gradišče – a small village just outside of Vipava town for wine tasting and exploring the wine tradition of family Poljšak.

After wine tasting we will continue our journey to the upper valley region of Karst where we will visit the charming village of Štanjel – considered as one of the oldest settlements in Karst. The castle complex, the defence walls, the Church of St. Daniel and the Ferrari Garden are the best recognisable architectural heritage of the old settlement.

On the way back to the valley we will do a stop over in Kanal ob Soči with its famous bridge over the Soča river.

Departure points: Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin. Other towns on request.

Best time to travel: All year around

Duration of the trip: Whole day (from 6 up to 8h)

GORIŠKA BRDA AND CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI

Winegrowing has a long tradition in Goriška Brda and that’s why you can’t miss this trip. Brda region – a picturesque and wine-rich area located in W Slovenia close to Italy.  Between the Adriatic sea and Alps. The region is known for its beautiful rolling hills, vineyards, and orchards, for its white wines, especially the Rebula (Ribolla Gialla) and red such as Merlot.

Our first stop driving along the Soča river is gonna be in Kanal ob Soči with its famous bridge over the Soča river. We will continue our drive towards the Brda region with the first stop at the viewpoint of Gonjače – with more than 100 steps you can reach the top overlooking the Brda landscape and Julian Alps when the skies are clear. Our next stop is gonna be in the small medieval town of Šmartno with its narrow romantic streets and Dobrovo where you will enjoy wine tasting at Goriška Brda wine cellar.

After the wine tasting we will continue our drive to Cividale del Friuli in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage town with the Devil’s Bridge and Il Tempietto Longobardo. We are gonna walk through the town and admire all the attractions with a stop for a nice Italian coffee, ice cream or Aperol spritz.

Departure points: Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Kranjska gora, Bled and Bohinj. Other towns on request.

Best time to travel: All year around

Duration of the trip: Whole day (from 6 up to 8h)

GORIŠKA BRDA AND CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI

Winegrowing has a long tradition in Goriška Brda and that’s why you can’t miss this trip. Brda region – a picturesque and wine-rich area located in W Slovenia close to Italy.  Between the Adriatic sea and Alps. The region is known for its beautiful rolling hills, vineyards, and orchards, for its white wines, especially the Rebula (Ribolla Gialla) and red such as Merlot.

Our first stop driving along the Soča river is gonna be in Kanal ob Soči with its famous bridge over the Soča river. We will continue our drive towards the Brda region with the first stop at the viewpoint of Gonjače – with more than 100 steps you can reach the top overlooking the Brda landscape and Julian Alps when the skies are clear. Our next stop is gonna be in the small medieval town of Šmartno with its narrow romantic streets and Dobrovo where you will enjoy wine tasting at Goriška Brda wine cellar.

After the wine tasting we will continue our drive to Cividale del Friuli in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage town with the Devil’s Bridge and Il Tempietto Longobardo. We are gonna walk through the town and admire all the attractions with a stop for a nice Italian coffee, ice cream or Aperol spritz.

Departure points: Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Kranjska gora, Bled and Bohinj. Other towns on request.

Best time to travel: All year around

Duration of the trip: Whole day (from 6 up to 8h)

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE TRIP

Price Includes

transportation, english speaking guide

Price Excludes

Lunch or any refreshments, admission fees

Additional Information

Make sure to take your ID with you! Comfortable shoes and camera for taking pictures.

Sonja MaticSonja Matic
18:36 02 Dec 23
We took a guided tour of Bovec and Trenta valley and we enjoyed the tour a lot. Great experience when visiting Soca valley.
Stephen BerensonStephen Berenson
13:43 30 Jun 23
Had a wonderful hike with Mateja. She’s smart, thoughtful, delightfully chatty, knowledgeable, athletic and fun to be around.
Mark & LindsayMark & Lindsay
06:44 27 May 23
We could not have been happier with our tour with Mateja! We only had one day in the Soča valley and she planned a tour to make sure we saw as much as possible. We had lunch in a charming town, went to a natural wine shop, and had the most magical day exploring. We learned so much from Mateja, and she went above and beyond by sharing photos and tips for the rest of our trip after the tour as well. We wish we had more time here and would recommend Discover Soča to anyone looking for the best experience with a local guide. THANK YOU!
Jasmine HallJasmine Hall
15:14 21 Apr 23
Thank you Discover Soĉa Tours & Transfers for organising such an unforgettable experience! From the first email to the final goodbye, I felt well supported and looked after by Mateja and Miha.As a young female solo traveller, travelling in off season, it would have been impossible to see everything I wanted using public transport. Thankfully, Mateja and Miha were able to adapt to my budget and make my dreams a reality!My objective was to see the highlights of the Soĉa Valley, and we did just that (and more!). From visiting incredible natural gems to trying local Slovenian cuisine, together, we certainly achieved a lot across a 3 day transfer and tour itinerary.Having a knowledgeable and friendly guide like Mateja really made the whole experience even more amazing. You can tell she is very passionate about her country, its traditions and its people, so I learnt so much more than I could have than by doing it on my own (plus, it is always nice to have someone there to take pictures of you!).If you are wanting to experience the Soĉa Valley to its fullest potential, Discover Soĉa Tours & Transfers is the perfect fit for you. Save the stress of renting a car and instead, sit back and enjoy being looked after.
LucaLuca
20:29 15 Apr 23
Evelin GruberEvelin Gruber
09:36 22 May 19
Soča valley is absolutely amazing if you are an adrenaline frick. We used Hotel Boka as our base and Miha form the agency in the hotel arrange some of the activities for us. The highlight was for sure the canyon Fratarica. Don't miss it!
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