Discover Slovenian nature


 

|GROUP TOUR

     4.11.2019, 2.12.2019
     6.1.2020, 3.2.2020, 
     2.3.2020 
                           

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Duration: approx. 10 days

English speaking guide

Private transportation

Accommodation with breakfast

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Discover Slovenian nature
 

DAYS 1 and 2: LJUBLJANA

Arrival at one of the airports in the region. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in Ljubljana. The following morning, we will have a guided visit of Ljubljana, the city that is cultural, financial and industrial centre of Slovenia. There is also a beautiful medieval castle that we are going to visit. We will reach it with a short funicular ride.
From there you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the surrounding nature. We will see the old town with its medieval and baroque parts and the most important sights, such as Prešeren Square, Robba Fountain, City Hall, Dragon Bridge and the Cathedral. Walking along the banks of Ljubljanica river, we will reach the Congress Square (Kongresni trg) where we will see the exterior of the University and Slovenian Philharmonic buildings. We will continue our walk to the French Revolution Square and to the Roman wall.

We will enter the National and University Library – it is one of the works of the architect Jože Plečnik whose various urban projects have turned the city into a form of artwork.
We will conclude our tour by passing next to the Parliament, National Museum and National Gallery until we reach the beautiful Tivoli Park. In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy everything that the capital city has to offer, have a coffee at one of the many bars that line up along the river, visit some of its beautiful parks and taste the typical food. Accommodation.


DAY 3: VELIKA PLANINA

After breakfast, morning trip to the alpine part of the country. From Kamniška Bistrica we will travel with the cable car to Velika Planina, beautiful plateau with one of the biggest European shepherd villages. The village comprises more than 140 cabins renowned for their alpine architecture.  We will visit one of the cabins that functions today as a museum. There we will be able to see how shepherds live. Free time to enjoy a genuine shepherd lunch and a stroll through unparalleled green landscape. In the afternoon we will make a short stop in the city of Kamnik. Return to Ljubljana and lodging. 


DAY 4: MARIBOR - PTUJ

Breakfast and departure to Štajerska, the region famous for its wines and wineries.  Our destination is Maribor, the second most important city in Slovenia that was the European Capital of Culture in 2012. We will visit the part of the city on the northern bank of Drava river, the Jewish Tower, Main Square, Jesuit complex, Slomšek Square and the oldest vine in the world that is more than 400 years old. We will continue to Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia. We will visit its majestic castle that offers a panoramic view of the Drava river. The day would not be complete without the visit of the Ptuj Winery where you may taste different regional wines. The highway will take us back to the city of Ljubljana. Dinner and lodging. 


DAY 5: LOGARSKA DOLINA

We will dedicate one more day to the enjoyment of the beautiful landscapes that Slovenia is offering us. After breakfast, we will head north to visit Logarska dolina (Logar valley), which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful valleys of glacial origin in the Alps. The region has received the prestigious "European Destination of Excellence" award and its area is protected.  We will visit the water cascades of Rinka and the village of Solčava. The rest of the day is available to you for enjoying the hiking or the rest in the quiet environment created by the natural beauty of the valley. You may also opt to rent the bike. Accommodation.


DAY 6: BLED - BLEJSKI VINTGAR (gorge) - BOHINJ

After breakfast departure to Bled, one of the most popular Slovenian tourist places.  There we can enjoy the natural beauty and the splendour of its turquoise lake. Optionally you may visit the lake island with the traditional boat Pletna and climb the 99 stone steps to reach the Baroque style Church of the Assumption of Mary. There you can also ring the “wishing bell”.  The visit of the Bled Castle will reward you with a marvellous panoramic view. This castle from the 12th century also houses the printing museum.  It is also an important protocol site for meetings and weddings. We recommend tasting the famous local dessert, Bled cream cake called “kremšnita”.

If the weather conditions allow us, we may visit Blejski Vintgar, the gorge excavated by the Radovna river. The path allows us to explore the core of the gorge and to enjoy its unique nature. We will visit the typical alpine region of Bohinj and enter the Triglav national park in its southeast part. There we will see the biggest glacial lake of Slovenia surrounded by Julian Alps, beautiful forests and its two medieval churches. Accommodation.


DAY 7: KRANJSKA GORA - VRŠIČ - BOVEC

Breakfast and departure to the skiing centre of Kranjska Gora from where we will start climbing the Julian Alps on the meandering road that was built by the World War I prisoners of war. When we arrive at the Vršič Pass, we will have reached the altitude of 1,611 metres above the sea level. On that way you can visit the Russian Chapel, a monument dedicated to imprisoned Russian soldiers who lost their lives to an avalanche while building that road.

We will continue by descending to the beautiful valley of the Soča (Isonzo) river. We will visit Bovec, a superb place of sports with virtually endless offer of activities. You may dedicate a part of the day to some of activities that the region is offering: hiking, rafting, zip line… - or simply resting and enjoying the wonderful natural beauty of the valley. Accommodation.


DAY 8: KOBARID - POSTOJNA - PREDJAMA

Breakfast. We will return to the road and make a short stop to visit the Kozjak waterfall. The journey continues to Kobarid, strategically important place during the Battles of Isonzo. There is also an excellent museum dedicated to the World War I. 
Departure to the southeast of Slovenia for a visit of Postojna cave where its stalactites and stalagmites form a true underground paradise that was carved by the Pivka river. It impresses with its magnitude of 24 kilometres of connected caves. The visit takes place with the train and partly on foot. Afterwards we will visit the Predjama Castle, which is located and constructed on a 123-metre-high cliff and connected with a cave. It is one of the most beautiful and special sights in Central Europe.  Return to Ljubljana and lodging.

The last day will begin with the breakfast and, depending on the time of the return flight, there will be free time until the transfer to the airport for the return flight. End of the trip. 

(Afterwards we will visit the Predjama Castle, which is located and constructed on a 123-metre-high cliff and connected with a cave. It is one of the most beautiful and special sights in Central Europe.  The castle is among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle. You will also learn about the legend of the knight Eramsus, the Slovenian Robin Hood. Accommodation.
 


DAYS 9 and 10: ŠKOCJAN - LIPICA - PIRAN - KOPER

After breakfast departure to Škocjan Caves, a World Heritage site. They are under protection of UNESCO. They are one of the largest and most fascinating karstic sites in the world. While walking on the footpath, we reach the deepest point that lies 212 metres below the surface.
Brief stop in Lipica, where we will see Lipicaner horses – they are related to Spain because they were crossed with the horses of Jerez in 1580 and are still part of the Spanish riding school in Vienna.  Free time for visiting the restaurant with typical meals and wines of the region.

We continue our journey towards the Slovenian coast.  Stop at the Socerb castle where you can see a remarkable panoramic view of the Gulf of Trieste.
We will pass through Izola and Portorož and then visit the city of Piran, former territory of the Republic of Venice, where the scent of the Adriatic gives a special charm to its streets and neighbourhoods.
We will conclude the day in the city of Koper with a tour of the historic centre of the city, which was once an island.  Accommodation.

The last day will begin with the breakfast and, depending on the time of the return flight, there will be free time until the transfer to the airport for the return flight. End of the trip.  


 

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers between the airport and the hotel (the first and the last day of the tour).
  • Transfers in modern cars / vans / minibuses
  • Professional guide-driver service in English
  • Specified visits
  • Hotel taxes
  • Accommodation in 3 * or 4 * hotels with breakfast

     

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Air ticket


 

 

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