Slovenia Ancestry & Discovery

Pictures: 1 to 5) A selection of photos from previous Ancestry tours with Four Seasons Travel, Slovenia. 

Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery tours – 7 nights

featuring the places linked with your family roots, the locations of living relatives, and seeing the best of Slovenia.

 

Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery Tours – background information

Four Seasons Travel is an experienced provider of Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery Tours. With the expertise to investigate your family history and take you to the places where you have family roots. We have teamed up with the Slovenian genealogy specialist, Tino Mamic,  who is an expert in researching family history. And we have also utilised the services of the National Library, the Slovenian Genealogy Society, and the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

Our ancestry projects normally begin with some detailed research several months in advance of our clients’ arrival in Slovenia. So that we have plenty of time to examine different sources of historic records and registers of personal information. Church records, local authority offices, libraries, and the national archives in Ljubljana provide useful sources. We aim to find the personal details of our clients’ ancestors such as records of births, deaths, and marriages. And to identify key locations, home addresses, and other related places of interest. We can trace living relatives, make contact with them and arrange family reunions. The process typically requires a lot of hard work and plenty of good fortune.

Prior to our research, the more background information our clients can provide the better. Any old photographs of family members and properties can also be very useful.

 

Four Seasons Travel – Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery Tour

The following sample itinerary assumes that in advance of this tour, our ancestral research successfully traced our client’s family roots to the coastal region of Slovenia, near Piran.

Day 1 Arrival / Lake Bled: flight arrival at Venice, Ljubljana, or Zagreb airport. Private transfer and local orientation. Rest of the day at leisure in Lake Bled.
Day 2 Lake Bled: a full-day local private tour featuring Bled Castle, the Vintgar Gorge, the Bohinj Valley, and Lake Bohinj.
Day 3 Goriska Brda: a full-day private tour featuring the Julian Alps, Soca Valley, Kozjak waterfall, and Kobarid. Rest of the day at leisure in Goriska Brda.

 

Lake Bled aerial view

 

Four Seasons Travel – Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery Tour
Day 4 Piran: a full-day private tour featuring the Slovenian Adriatic region. Visiting two localities where the clients have family roots, and meeting their Slovenian relatives for the first time. Local orientation and the rest of the day at leisure in Piran.
Day 5 Piran: an opportunity to explore the local region further or to spend more time with newly found relatives.  Rest of the day at leisure.

 

Piran at sunrise

 

Four Seasons Travel – Slovenia Ancestry and Discovery Tour
Day 6 Ljubljana: a half-day private tour featuring the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle. Local orientation and the rest of the day at leisure, including a guided walk of Ljubljana’s old town.
Day 7 Ljubljana: a full-day private tour featuring Ptuj and the Jeruzalem wine hills OR Velika Planina (including the cable car).
Day 8 Departure: a private transfer to Venice, Ljubljana, or Zagreb airport. With direct flights or onward flight connections to your final destination.

 

Ljubljana aerial view

 

Many other tour combinations are available. To reserve your private tour, or to request a consultation or a quotation without obligation, please contact us.

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