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Rent a Car or Hire a Driver to tour the Julian Alps

My fiance and I are planning to go to Slovenia and Croatia for our Honeymoon. We are trying to figure out if it would be best to rent a car and drive through the Julian alps ourselves or to hire a driver. Clearly renting a car should be less expensive, but if I am driving and focusing on the road, will I be missing all of the sights? Hopefully someone can help us with our plan.

Thanks!

Posted by
4637 posts

If both of you want to enjoy scenery then it would be safer to hire a driver. If you drive yourself then certainly would be better to miss sights than a road curve.

Posted by
4956 posts

I did the drive by myself a couple of years ago, and I didn't feel like I was missing much scenery just because I was also driving. I stopped frequently.

Posted by
470 posts

I wouldn't bother with a driver, there are plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the sights, including small picnic areas and plenty of lookout points.

Posted by
16883 posts

Driving in Slovenia was not difficult, in my experience. Do just give yourselves permission to take your time and stop for anything.