My wife and I are signed up for a RSE "Best of the Adriatic" trip starting on a Tuesday in late April 2020. The trip starts in Ljubljana and we are planning on arriving several days early to do some tourism on our own. We'll probably be staying at the Hotel Mrak (city center of Ljubljana) which is the first hotel on the RSE tour. We are interested in going to see the Lipica Stud Farm (Lipizanner Stallions). In April - Training Sessions at the stud farm are only on Tues & Sat at 11:00am while performances are only once a week on Sun at 3:00pm. Seeing either of these plus taking a tour would be our choice.
From the RS "Croatia & Slovenia" guidebook - the logistics of getting to Lipica and pack by public transportation sounds a bit tricky and time consuming. So renting a car for one day might be the way to go but this might also have issues. Per the RS guidebook most car rental companies close at noon on Sat and closed all day on Sun. Also, not sure about where a car can be picked up from a central city location in Ljubljana. An alternative might be to stay one night in Lipica.
So we'd be interested to hear any feedback on renting a car from city center Ljubljana or if anyone has personal experience (recommendation?) on how to get to Lipica and back from Ljubljana.