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Travel through Slovenia is a surprise – a pleasant one! A diversity of Slovenia will amaze you; Bled lake, Bohinj, Emerald river valley, Bovec/Kobarid, Brda wine region, Piran, Lipizzaner horses, Postojna cave, Predjama castle, Ljubljana experience, Velika planina mount, Ptuj castle, Maribor and more.

**entrances included**

SHORT ITINERARY

Source of photo: www.slovenia.info, Franci Ferjan
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO BLED, SLOVENIA – tour starts

Arrival to hotel – welcome dinner – overnight in Bled
Source of photo: www.slovenia.info, Mitja Sodja
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DAY 2: ALPINE RESORTS OF BLED AND BOHINJ

Bled lake – Bled castle –Bohinj lake – Shepherd’s museum – cheese tasting – overnight in Bled
Source of photo: www.slovenia.info, Domen Grögl
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DAY 3: JULIAN ALPS AND SOCA VALLEY

Vintgar gorge – scenic drive over Vrsic pass – Trenta valley – Alpine museum – Emerald Soca river – dinner in the local restaurant – overnight in Bovec/Kobarid
KOZJAK WATERFALL, source Bogdan Kladnik
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DAY 4: WAR AND WINE IN THE WESTERN SLOVENIA

Kozjak waterfall – awarded WW1 museum in Kobarid – Goriska brda lunch and wine tasting – Overnight in Portoroz or Piran
PIRAN, source Nikola Jurusic
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DAY 5: VENETIAN / HABSBURG LEGACY AT THE COAST AND MAGICAL CAVES

Coastal town of Piran – stud farm Lipica – Postojna cave – Predjama castle – overnight in Ljubljana
LJUBLJANA, source Dunja Wedan
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DAY 6: LJUBLJANA EXPERIENCE

Ljubljana city walk – boat ride on Ljubljanica river – dinner – overnight in Ljubljana
VELIKA PLANINA, source Ales Fevzer
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DAY 7: VELIKA PLANINA – BEER FOUNTAIN IN ZALEC - MARIBOR

Velika Planina mountain plateau – lunch – Europe’s first beer fountain in Zalec – Maribor, 2nd largest city in Slovenia – overnight in Maribor
PTUJ CASTLE, source Jost Gantar
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DAY 8: PTUJ - JERUZALEM

Ptuj castle – lunch with wine tasting in Jeruzalem – optional spa treatment – farewell drink – overnight in Maribor
MARIBOR, source Jost Gantar
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DAY 9: MARIBOR – tour ends

Transfer to the airport or extension city

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Country: Slovenia

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Type of Travel: escorted, with local guides

Group Size: maximum 8 (van), maximum 26 (public bus tour)

Recommended for: friends, co-workers, families or individual travellers

Transportation: modern A/C minivan or tour bus

Inclusive: main entrance fees

Accommodation: 4* or 3* hotels

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (including welcome dinner), cheese tasting, wine tasting

Physical Rating:     

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO BLED, SLOVENIA – tour starts

Arrival to Bled, an alpine resort in the north-west part of Slovenia. In the evening meet your Travel director at 6:30 pm at your hotel. Enjoy welcome dinner and get excited about adventure that awaits you. A travel portal Thrillist describes Bled as follows: “You’ll be hard-presses to find a more picturesque setting than Bled… It’s picture perfect in every sense. The Julian Alps dominate the background, while in the foreground, a 17th-century Baroque church sits on a remote island, adrift in the middle of a glacial lake. It’s the stuff of fairytales. With waterfalls, castles, and remote caves all within the area, it makes for a vivid and character-filled landscape.”

Meals: welcome dinner

Overnight: Bled

DAY 2: BLED AND BOHINJ, ALPINE RESOTS

To step back in time, we will visit a typical medieval gothic Bled castle built on 130 m (426 feet) high cliff. Optional visit to the tiny island of Lake Bled in the middle of the lake is possible with a traditional wooden rowing boat called pletna. In the island’s church, you can ring a bell of wishes, a tradition, that is most possibly 500 years old. Let’s explore deeper in Triglav National Park and drive through picturesque alpine villages and pastures full of hayracks. A stop at Shepherd’s museum is where you will learn all about life on the high slopes. Followed by cheese tasting which is a must for foodies. Enjoy some free time by the biggest Slovenian lake, Bohinj (lunch on own, swimming in summer time…) or take an optional cable car ride to Mt. Vogel* where you will be rewarded with astonishing views of mountain peaks and lake Bohinj on your palm. If you decide to get a lift above the clouds, let us give you a hint: Lunch up there tastes even better!

Meals: breakfast, cheese tasting

Overnight: Bled

*Mount Vogel visit is weather permitted.

DAY 3: JULIAN ALPS AND SOCA VALLEY

Start your day with a lovely hike in a 1,6 km (1 mile) long Vintgar gorge* which carves its way through the vertical rocks and is graced with waterfalls, pools and rapids. Make sure to have your camera ready for the ride that follows; Scenic Vrsic mountain road** will take us over the highest paved mountain pass in Slovenia at 1.611 meters (5.285 feet) altitude. It has a historical value that goes back to the WWI. We are going to follow emerald Soca River with its narrow gorges and stop in Trenta to visit an interesting Alpine museum. At lunchtime we will arrive at Bovec, adrenaline capital of Slovenia, where you can join optional activities like white water rafting or kayaking on Soca River, canyoning or even skydiving – why not? If you prefer to have a laid-back afternoon and relax, you can also do it here. In the evening we will enjoy dinner in the local restaurant.

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Overnight: Bovec or Kobarid

*Vintgar gorge is opened from Easter time till November 1st.

**On Public bus tour Scenic Vrsic mountain road will be replaced by Predel mountain road

DAY 4: WAR AND WINE IN THE WEST OF SLOVENIA

Start your day by crossing Napoleon’s bridge and walk to the picturesque Kozjak waterfall caught in a stony amphitheatre. It is going to be an easy morning hike that is 2,4 km (1,5 mile) long altogether. Visit of the WWI museum in Kobarid will give us an unbiased insight of the events that happened in one of the major battles in the history of mankind on hilly terrain. Museum was awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize and since its opening in 1990, it was visited by many notable people like monarchs, presidents of states, church superiors etc. Afternoon is reserved for pleasure in Goriška Brda that are called Slovenian Tuscany. Lunch with wine tasting. Overnight at Slovenian coast.

Meals: breakfast, lunch with wine tasting

Overnight: Portoroz or Piran

DAY 5: VENETIAN LEGACY AT THE COAST AND MAGICAL CAVES

This day is all about magical and most visited places in Slovenia; white horses, baby dragons, hunted castles and knights… It sounds like a fairy tale, right? Coastal town of Piran is where Venetian Republic has left its legacy that one can feel in narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, beautiful squares and churches. Enjoy some free time wandering around this well preserved medieval town and have coffee or gelato in one of the many cafes lined by the sea. Near Italian border we shortly stop in Lipica stud farm, home to almost 400 Lipizzaner horses, nourishing a tradition that goes back to the year of 1580. Free time for lunch in Postojna. Number one visited attraction in Slovenia is the Queen of the caves – Postojna cave. It is a system of chambers, halls and passages that you enter by open train which adds to the experience of depths and adventure. Countless stalagmite and stalactite formations are lit well enough even to take pictures. You will hear about Slovenia’s most unusual creature that we are fond of and call a human fish. Short drive away there is one of a kind, the Renaissance-style Predjama castle which has a reputation of being the most hunted castle in Europe. It is nestled in the mouth of a cave and is set within a 123-meter-tall (404 feet) rock face. Let us walk you through the story of chateau’s famous resident knight Erazem Lueger.

Meals: breakfast

Overnight: Ljubljana

DAY 6: LJUBLJANA EXPERIENCE

Lonely Planet stated: “Ljubljana, Slovenia’s biggest city, happens to be one of Europe’s greenest and most livable capitals.” We will start our day with a guided city walk and crown it with a relaxing boat ride on Ljubljanica river. You will see Ljubljana’s best features like Plecnik’s Triple bridge, baroque St. Nicholas Cathedral, Renaissance City hall and Art Nouveau street. The rest of the day is at leisure; you will get lots of suggestions from your local guide. Dinner in one of the best restaurants in town.

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Overnight: Ljubljana

DAY 7: LJUBLJANA - VELIKA PLANINA – ZALEC - MARIBOR

Morning departure to Velika Planina mountain plateau. It is hard to imagine that 45 minutes away from Ljubljana there is a place that looks like a Hobbit Village. Velika Planina mountain plateau is considered to be the most beautiful pasture in the country. The expansive, mile-high meadows of the ‘Big Mountain’, are the scenic crown jewel of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. In the summer months, traditional dairy farmers graze their cattle up there and stay in traditional wooden huts. There is even a chapel of Snow Mary where masses are held every Sunday during summer months. We will ascend with a cable car to 1666 m (5466 feet) altitude, visit a Herdsmen’s settlement and Preskar shepherd hut museum. Locally and fresh produced lunch is included. Be ready for some great photography chances. Descend to the valley and continue to Eastern Slovenia. Stop in Zalec, hop-growing center of Slovenia, where they boost with Europe’s first beer fountain*. It can’t get cooler than that! Cheers! Or ‘Na zdravje’!, as we say in Slovenian language. Next visit is to Maribor, second largest city in the country, the city of wine, friendly people, great sights and monuments. It is also a home of the oldest – 400 years old – vine in the world. We will have a stroll in the old part of the city before we call it a day. Evening at leisure.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, beer tasting

Overnight: Maribor

*Beer fountain in Zalec is possible to visit from April 1st to October 31st.

DAY 8: PTUJ - JERUZALEM

Start your day by visiting Ptuj – the oldest town in Slovenia and one of the oldest of whole Europe. Its best-known landmark is the mid-12th-century castle, strategically located high on a hill overlooking the Drava River. After the visit of the Ptuj castle, we will explore deeper in what North Eastern part of the country has to offer. Such diversity can be seen even in the names of the towns. We will visit Jeruzalem: but don’t worry, there is no Wailing Wall, even if the name comes from original Jerusalem. It is thought to have been named by crusaders whose idea of the Promised Land consisted of verdant hills, fine wines, good food and a friendly welcome. You will discover why Romans, 13th-century crusaders and Napoleon’s soldiers all stopped here for a drink. You will learn all about it during perfect lunch setting and wine tasting. Afternoon is at leisure. In the evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell drink.

Meals: breakfast, lunch with wine tasting

Overnight: Maribor

DAY 9: MARIBOR – tour ends

Safe travels!

Meals: buffet breakfast or breakfast box (depends of your check out)

Note: If you need a transfer to the airport or want to continue with extension travel to neighboring countries, let us know – we will handle everything for you.

PRICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELLING PRICE PER PERSON IN EUR
1 5199 €
2 3299 €
3 2699 €
4 2349 €
5 2149 €
6 1999 €
7 1899 €
8 1849 €

Included in the price:

  • Small groups of maximum 8 people
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 8 nights First Class accommodation (2 nights in Bled, 1 night in Bovec or Kobarid, 1 night in Portorož or Piran, 2 nights in Ljubljana, 2 nights in Maribor)
  • City hotel taxes, tourist taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, welcome dinner in Bled, cheese tasting in Bohinj, dinner in Bovec or Kobarid, lunch and wine tasting in Goriska Brda, dinner in Ljubljana, lunch in Velika Planina, beer tasting in Zalec, lunch and wine tasting in Jerusalem
  • Entrance fees: Bled castle, Shephard’s museum, Vintgar gorge, Alpine museum in Trenta Valley, WW1 museum in Kobarid, Postojna cave, Predjama castle, boat ride in Ljubljanica, Velika planina cable car, Ptuj castle
  • Services of local English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing
  • Active itinerary with unique features

Not included in the price:

  • Transfer from/to the airport (from 29 EUR per person one way)
  • Optional rowing boat ride to Bled island and entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
  • Optional cable car to Mt. Vogel
  • Personal expenses (meals, drinks, shopping etc.)
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for single room: from 410 EUR (per person per tour)

Pick up:

By itinerary in the program.

Accommodation:

  • Bled: Hotel Kompas 4* or Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec 4* or Hotel Park 4* or similar
  • Bovec or Kobarid: Alp Hotel Bovec 3* or Kobarid Hotel Hvala 4* or similar
  • Portoroz or Piran: Hotel Metropol 5* or Hotel Histrion 4* or Hotel Piran 4* or similar
  • Ljubljana: Central Hotel 4* or Hotel Galleria 4* or Allegro Hotel 4* or similar
  • Maribor: Hotel City Maribor 4* or Hotel Piramida Best Western 4*

For groups bigger than 8, please contact us.

From 1899 eur

Included in the price:

  • Small groups of maximum 26 people
  • All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • 8 nights First Class accommodation (2 nights in Bled, 1 night in Bovec or Kobarid, 1 night in Portorož or Piran, 2 nights in Ljubljana, 2 nights in Maribor)
  • City hotel taxes, tourist taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, welcome dinner in Bled, cheese tasting in Bohinj, dinner in Bovec or Kobarid, lunch and wine tasting in Goriska Brda, dinner in Ljubljana, lunch in Velika Planina, beer tasting in Zalec, lunch and wine tasting in Jerusalem
  • Entrance fees: Bled castle, Shephard’s museum, Vintgar gorge, Alpine museum in Trenta Valley, WW1 museum in Kobarid, Postojna cave, Predjama castle, boat ride in Ljubljanica, Velika planina cable car, Ptuj castle
  • Services of local English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing
  • Active itinerary with unique features

Not included in the price:

  • Transfer from/to Ljubljana or other nearby airports (from 29 EUR per person one way)
  • Optional rowing boat ride to Bled island and entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
  • Optional cable car to Mt. Vogel
  • Personal expenses (meals, drinks, shopping etc.)
  • Gratuities
  • Supplement for single room: from 410 EUR (per person per tour)

Pick up:

By itinerary in the program.

Accommodation:

  • Bled: Hotel Kompas 4* or Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec 4* or Hotel Park 4* or similar
  • Bovec or Kobarid: Alp Hotel Bovec 3* or Kobarid Hotel Hvala 4* or similar
  • Portoroz or Piran: Hotel Metropol 5* or Hotel Histrion 4* or Hotel Piran 4* or similar
  • Ljubljana: Central Hotel 4* or Hotel Galleria 4* or Allegro Hotel 4* or similar
  • Maribor: Hotel City Maribor 4* or Hotel Piramida Best Western 4*

For groups bigger than 26, please contact us.

You are welcome to contact us.

We are flexible in adjusting program to your needs.
Suggestions: traditional meals, wine tastings, visit of museums, sports activities, hikes etc.

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