Contact Me If You Want to Fall In LOVE With sLOVEnia

Slovenia Private Guide

Greetings from the European Best Destination 2022!

Welcome, to Slovenia, Europe's most underrated and "under radar" country! My name is Ivan Goncharenko and I am a licensed tourist guide in Slovenia! Being an experienced driver I offer private excursions on board my comfortable and very spacious 7-searter minivan. It would be my pleasure to combine exciting itineraries of day trips or multi-day tours (Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Italy...) tailored to your preferences and/or restrictions.

Contact me if you want to fall in LOVE with sLOVEnia!

Slovenia Tour Guide

Slovenia Private Tourist Guide

Important! For the upcoming months I have only these dates still available for booking:

June 2024 3-5th

July 2024 17-18th, 22-23rd, 25-27th

August 2024 is almost fully available for booking

September 2024 1-10th, 12th

October 2024 6-13th, 19-31st

First of all let me thank you for your interest in Slovenia as your travel destination and me as your possible guide in this beautiful country! My goal is to provide you with the most comfortable, unique and satisfying experiences here! That is why I offer 100% customizable private tours of Slovenia from Ljubljana, Koper, Piran, Portoroz and Bled. Upon request we can start our multi-day tours in Croatia, Italy or Hungary. Please, feel free to contact me if you are looking for shore excursions from Trieste and Koper either!

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Slovenia is a small country, but of huge interest and our personalised day trips from Ljubljana will show you the main sights of it, along with some “hidden gems”, which I have discovered here during my researches. The most known sights, such as Bled Lake, Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave and Skocjan Cave, Piran will be accompanied by local boutique wineries, small picturesque villages, impressive mountain gorges, preserves and dozens of others exciting locations and experiences.

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New Comfortable Minivan

On our tours of Slovenia (and not only Slovenia) we will visit all the most important and famous locations, as well as being able to have a glance "behind the corners" to check some very little-known (but still outstanding) sights that are hidden from the eyes of tourist group crowds. The average price of Euro 260-350 for a full-day private tour per vehicle/group (not per person) includes comfortable and NEW 7-seater Ford Tourneo Custom minivan, tolls and parking fees.

To book a tour or ask for any additional information, please contact me directly with "ask a question" button, by e-mail, phone or WhatsApp.

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By choosing me you get:


My top priorities are your comfort and safety. Experienced driver and the safest 7-seater van.


Fascinating and unusual
locations. No souvenir shops unless you ask.

Personal touch

Travel itinerary, based on your wishes. No rush, no hurry.

Best price

Affordable tour price and all the extra expenses known in advance.

About me

Originally born in a family of guides and local historians, being a travel guide in the third generation, I’ve been always much in history and geography. And Slovenia with it's lakes, caves, castles and wines is actually one of the perfect locations to tour and rigorously explore.

Having over than 20 years of my own tourist industry experience, lots of reviews and even four Tripadvisor «Travellers Choice » and «Certificate of Excellence » awards, having accreditations and licenses as a guide of a few state museums of Eastern Europe I'm an authorised guide in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

My homeland is Crimean peninsula and I only came to Slovenia for the first time a few years ago as a guest. Probably that was love from the first sight as Slovenia actually reminds (a lot) my native area.

So after months of researches in libraries, continuous trips over Slovenia and neighbouring countries, studying of culture, history, winemaking and geography…I’m pleased to propose you classic and custom private tours in this, incredibly rich for natural and human made attractions, country.

What do I offer:


Private walking tours in Ljubljana

One of the easiest and most exciting ways to explore the capital of Slovenia in an hour or two. Get to know local architecture, history and culture.


Excursions onboard modern
and comfortable minivan

Full- and half-day tours over Slovenia in a comfortable minivan,which comfortably accomodates up to 7 guests.


Trips to neighbouring

Departing from Ljubljana in the morning, within a few hours we can cross 2-3 borders and visit neighboring countries of Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria.


Multi-day tours

Upon request, I can compile for you a few days travel program, which miy cover several countries in the region of central and southern Europe.

A List of the Best Private Guides in Slovenia!

If, for some reason, my offer doesn't suit you, I would advise to look for licensed, knowledgeable and friendly guides in Slovenia on the following websites. By the way, you can find here guide to speak English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. You can simply google the names of my colleagues to check the reviews: Barbara Bedenk (Spanish, English), Mateja Kregar (English, Italian, German), Primoz Zgajnar (English, German), Adriana Globokar (English, Spanish).

  • Get Your Guide. One of the best websites to connect guides and travelers all over the world. Check for the guides and reviews.
  • An experienced and very knowledgeable guide and driver Gorazd Majcen
  • Slovenian Guides. The name is similar to my website and belongs to Mateja Kregar Gliha, a great local guide. Besides herself, she works as a part of a team of local professionals! They know Slovenia very well and want to share all the beauty of the country with you.
  • A couple of guides and travelers are happy to show you their country. This can't be a wrong choice!
  • Tours by locals. Another great website to connect travelers and guides/tour providers. Unfortunately they take about 20% fee, so it's a little more expensive to book with them.
  • The name speaks for itself, local providers of customised day trips. These guys offer comfortable private tours with experienced drivers: just sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

Slovenia Tours with Private Guide and Driver

Benefits of a Private Tour

Tailored Itineraries to Suit Your Interests

One of the major benefits of booking a private day trip with a guide and driver is the flexibility to tailor the itinerary to your interests. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or a foodie, your guide can craft a personalized itinerary that caters to your preferences. You can choose the sights you want to see and the experiences you want to have, ensuring that your tour is truly unique.

Comfort and Convenience

Another advantage of a private tour is the comfort and convenience it offers. You can avoid the hassle of navigating unfamiliar roads, finding parking, and dealing with public transportation. With a private guide and driver, you can sit back and relax as you travel in comfort and style. Your guide will take care of all the logistics, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable day trip.

Top Private Day Trips in Slovenia

Lake Bled and Vintgar Gorge

Lake Bled and Vintgar Gorge are two of the most popular attractions in Slovenia, and for good reason. Lake Bled is a picture-perfect alpine lake surrounded by dramatic peaks and forests, while Vintgar Gorge offers a stunning walk through the narrow canyon with crystal-clear waterfalls and pools. Your private guide can take you to the best viewpoints and hidden gems that few tourists get to see.

Škocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm

For nature lovers, the Škocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm are a must-visit destination. Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features an underground river canyon and a mesmerizing waterfall. Lipica Stud Farm, on the other hand, is the birthplace of the Lipizzaner horses, and a place where you can learn about horse breeding and training.

Piran and the Istrian Coast

For those looking for a seaside escape, Piran and the Istrian Coast offer a charming atmosphere, delicious seafood, and historical landmarks. Piran is a well-preserved medieval town situated on the Adriatic Sea, while the Istrian Coast boasts gorgeous beaches and picturesque villages. With a private guide, you can explore these hidden gems and uncover the stories behind their landmarks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is included in a private day trip with a guide and driver? A: Private day trips typically include transportation, a private guide, and a tailored itinerary. Meals and entrance fees are not included.

Q: How long are private day trips in Slovenia? A: Private day trips can vary in length depending on the itinerary and the preferences of the travelers. Most day trips are between 8-9 hours long.

Q: Can I customize my day trip itinerary? A: Yes, you can work with your itinerary and simply let me know your ideas, so I can compile a tour accordingly.