Here with a breakdown of how much money I spent during a one-week holiday in Slovenia in summer 2017, during which I spent five nights in Bled and two nights in Ljubljana.
Flights to Slovenia: £128 per person
Return flights from London Stansted to Ljubljana with one 20kg hold bag shared between two people.
Accommodation in Slovenia: £266 per person
Apartments Poklukar, Bled: £403 for five nights in the apartment with terrace. These apartments are a great option if you’re visiting Bled. Ours was large, comfortable and spotless with a supermarket and bakery on its doorstep and the town centre just a five-minute walk away.
Galeria Rooms, Ljubljana: £129 for two nights in a double room.
Rental Car in Slovenia: £77 per person
Hire cost: £50 for five days, booked with Sixt through Expedia
Insurance: £14 through Car Hire Excess (found on MoneyMaxim comparison site)
Petrol, sat nav and roadside assistance: £90
I highly recommend hiring a car if you’re visiting Slovenia. From the car itself to the roads and driving system, everything was at a very high standard and it really opened up the country and allowed us to see much more. Being such a beautiful country, the drives were also thoroughly enjoyable and having spoken to other travellers who had endured long bus journeys we felt it was definitely the best way to explore. With such high road and safety standards, it’s also the perfect place to delve into the world of foreign driving for the first time.
Spending money in Slovenia: Around £300-£350 per person
Bovec rafting: €40 – Booked through Altitude Activities in Bled
Bovec zip line: €55
Vogel cable car: €15
Lake Bled boat hire: €10 per hour
Lake Bled bike hire: €5 for 2 hours
Entrance to Vintgar Gorge: €4
Entrance to Bled Castle: €10
Tour of Skocjanske Jame cave: €16
Beer in bars and restaurants: €2.7-€5
Meals out: €25-€45 for two people
Beer in the supermarket: €6 for 6 x 0.5 litre
Wine in the supermarket: €8