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USTOA Tour Operators to Visit Slovenia in 2020, Europe’s Newest Emerging Destination

Published Sep 30, 2019 12:00AM

Nature-Filled Experiences Include: Kayaking in Underground Caves,

Swimming in Glacial Lakes, Relaxing at Green Spas


Adventures Featured in “Recalculating” Travel Video Series,

Hosted by Award-winning Comedian


NEW YORK – September 30, 2019 - A fairy tale destination filled with castles, caves, and baby dragons; Slovenia is emerging as a popular destination for travelers looking to explore lesser-known corners of the world. Located in the Balkans, this Central European country offers hot springs and pristine lakes for swimming, alpine hiking, and nature-themed wellness spas. The tour operator members of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) bring travelers off-the-beaten path to these types of local hotspots and hidden gems that they may not easily find on their own.


Slovenia is the setting of Episode 5 of Recalculating, a travel video series with comedian Harrison Greenbaum, filmed in off-the-beaten path destinations to showcase the unparalleled 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.


USTOA tour operator itineraries that journey to Slovenia in 2020 include:


  • Lakes & Mediterranean Harmony – SITA World Tours’ full roster of lake and ocean stops includes Slovenia’s picturesque 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 VeniceTauck offers wine, olive oil & truffle tastings at family-owned farms and visits to five UNESCO World Heritage Site visits along the Adriatic Coast. Departures are available April through October 2020 starting at $7,790 per person including airfare, based on double occupancy.


  • 11 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia – Gate 1 Travel includes walking tours with local guides and sightseeing in Opatija, Split, and Dubrovnik. Departures are available through May 2020 starting at $1,099.


  • Along the Dalmatian Coast: Croatia & Slovenia – Zegrahm Expeditions takes travelers from the pristine alpine scenery of Slovenia to the stunning beaches of Split and the historic streets of Dubrovnik. Departures are available May 9, 2020 and October 3, 2020 starting at $9,890 per person.


  • Best of Eastern Europe – A 12-day exploration of Central and Eastern Europe with Ritz Tours includes visits to Ljubljana, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. Departures are available throughout 2020 starting at 1,900 per person.


  • Discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast - Collette’s guests enjoy views of Plitvice National Park by food and boat, a dinner with a local family outside Dubrovnik, and two days in Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana. Departures are available throughout 2020 starting at $2,249 per person.


Other episodes of Recalculating to date include Whistler in British Colombia, New York’s Coney Island, Philadelphia, Mexico City and coming soon… Portugal. Watch all by visiting


Find all itineraries offered by USTOA tour operators at


For more information on USTOA, visit, call 212-599-6599, or email


About USTOA: 

Representing nearly $19 billion in revenue, the member companies of U.S. Tour Operators Association provide tours, packages and custom arrangements that allow 9.8 million travelers annually unparalleled access, insider knowledge, peace-of-mind, value and freedom to enjoy destinations and experiences across the entire globe. Each member company has met the travel industry’s highest standards, including participation in the USTOA’s Travelers Assistance Program, which protects consumer payments up to $1 million if the company goes out of business.  As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.



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