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Goriska Brda wine cellar - Harvest Tour
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homemade prosciutto sliced - Harvest Tour

Savor Day Trips:

Your antidote to mass tourism and cookie cutter itineraries — be a traveler not a tourist!

Looking for trips to Lake Bled, Postojna caves, or generic wine tastings where you don’t even meet the winemakers? Then this is not the place for you. But if you are craving some unique experiences, desire to check out off-the-beaten-path places, meet some friendly locals and have yourself one hell of a good time, then join us on our Savor day trips. Because we’re not in a big coach we’re able to show you places no other tour companies go to. Join us to experience the most interesting, least touristy, and authentic places, people and traditions of Slovenia. Book a place on one of our day tours now.

about our excursions:

    • Day trips include transport with pick up in Ljubljana or Lake Bled
    • Prices listed on trips are for groups of minimum 4 people to max 12 people
    • Day trips listed below are shared but we can always offer private excursions for couples. families and friends. Please contact us in advance for price quote and dates for private excursions
    • Payment in cash, bank transfer or PayPal

2017 Day Trips 

Wine Harvest: Karst region

It’s the start of the Harvest season in Slovenia’s rocky Karst region, home to robust Teran wines and air-dried pršut (prosciutto). Join us in the vineyards as we give our Slovenian friends a hand to ensure another great harvest of Teran and Sauvignon. No experience necessary! Guests will be treated to a hearty lunch, some famous Karst prosciutto, fabulous honey ice cream and of course the wine!!

When: late August to early October / Price: 60€ / What’s Included: Lunch with dessert, prosciutto & goat cheese tasting, sampling of local wines and Teran wine liqueur
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Mediterranean Flavor and Herbs: Slovenian Istria region

Come explore a unique homestead that offers a beautiful Mediterranean herbal garden, views to the Adriatic and a specially prepared private lunch featuring wines from Istria. The owner of this house is head of Slow Food Slovenia for the western region known as Primorska. Sample home made cheeses, marmalades, olive oils, herbal salts and jellies made from both wine and herbs. Enjoy a walk in the their garden and some old fashion peace and quiet.

When: Upon request April through November / Price: 75€ / What’s Included: Private lunch, wine, tour of herbal garden, tastings of home made products (cheese, oil, marmalades)
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Private dinner with sparkling wine maker: Brda region

This evening’s dinner together will be at a chateau built by the counts of Gorizia in the 13th century. It’s now the home to one of the finest sparkling wine producers in Slovenia. We’ll tour the wine maker’s cellar, learn about his traditional method of sparkling wine (where secondary fermentation takes place in bottles) and enjoy a delicious four-course home cooked dinner!

When: Upon Request April-June, September-November / Price: 100€ / What’s Included: Specially prepared 4-course dinner with wine, sparkling water and espresso, sampling of 3 sparkling wines and 1 red wine, tour of wine cellar, discounted rates on purchasing bottles
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The Savor Story

I’m Andrew Villone. I grew up in San Diego and lived in Seattle for the past 25 years before moving to Slovenia in 2014 with my wife and two young children. For the past 17 years I’ve been traveling and exploring Slovenia, Croatia and their Balkan neighbors. In 2005 I started my own tour company Roads Less Traveled to offer unique, small group tours that take people to places that most tourists miss out on. I focus on given people a local and authentic experience and work with family run businesses in Slovenia and Croatia. This past year I launched Savor The Experience as many of my tours have a greater emphasis on food and wine because, well, they’re so good in these parts and it’s the best way to connect with locals and learn about traditions. more about Us

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Sparkling Wine Evening

Goriska Brda, home to Slovenia’s finest wines and burgeoning gourmet hotspot. Miran the winemaker racks up Decanter medals like nobody's business. Private dinner and wine tastings at his family's house.
€100 EURO