USTOA In Insider Travel Report

Published Oct 2, 2019 12:00AM

Slovenia is considered a fairy tale destination filled with castles, caves and baby dragons—well maybe not real baby dragons! But the country is emerging as a popular destination for travelers looking to explore lesser-known corners of the world. Located in the Balkans, Slovenia offers hot springs, crystal clear lakes for swimming, alpine hiking and nature-themed wellness spas. The tour operator members of U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) can take travelers off-the-beaten path to local hotspots and hidden gems they may not easily find on their own.

Slovenia also is the setting of Episode 5 of “Recalculating,” the USTOA travel video series with comedian Harrison Greenbaum (pictured above in Slovenia) filmed in off-the-beaten path destinations to showcase the group travel experiences offered by USTOA tour operators. With local guides, insider knowledge and industry expertise, travelers have the opportunity to discover a destination’s food, history and culture on another level on these tour programs. USTOA tour operator itineraries that feature Slovenia in 2020 include:

Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony: SITA World Tours’ full roster of lake and ocean stops includes Slovenia’s Lake Bled and Lake Wörth, the Croatian seaside city of Rovinj, and a drive along the Adriatic Coast. Departures are available throughout 2020 starting at $3,060 per person.

Adriatic Treasures: Croatia to Venice: Tauck offers wine, olive oil and truffle tastings at family-owned farms and visits to five UNESCO World Heritage Site visit along the Adriatic Coast. Departures are available April through October 2020 starting at $7,790 per person double including air.

Affordable Croatia & Slovenia: Gate 1 Travel’s 11-day program includes walking tours with local guides and sightseeing in Opatija, Split, and Dubrovnik. Departures are available through May 2020 starting at $1,099 per person.

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