DAY 1 • LJUBLJANA – ARRIVAL
Arrival at Ljubljana airport. Transfer to your hotel. Free evening. Overnight in Ljubljana
DAY 2 • LJUBLJANA WALKING TOUR – POSTOJNA CAVE – PREDJAMA CASTLE
Breakfast at hotel. Your local guide will collect you at your hotel and take you for a walking tour of Ljubljana. Lying between the Alps and the Adriatic, with a vibrant culture and art scene, Ljubljana is an ideal destination for lovers of Central European flair and one of most engaging cities. It has preserved evidence of history including the remains of the Roman city of Emona, Baroque façades and its decorative portals, the distinctive Art Nouveau buildings and the 20th century masterpieces of the world famous architect Jože Plečnik that put an indelible personal stamp on his native Ljubljana. Since Ljubljana city center is mostly pedestrian, it will be a pleasant guided walk through the city’s most important sights, including a visit to Ljubljana castle, located on the hill above the city and offering fantastic views of the city. After this walking tour you will visit Postojna caves. It is actually a 20-km long Karst cave system, a web of underground passages, galleries and chambers, which has in almost 200 years been visited now by over 35 million people. An electric mini train will take you deep inside the caves and a guide will lead you through fascinating chambers rich with various forms of stalactites and stalagmites. Just 9 km further, you will visit Predjama castle, part of which is built into the middle of a 123 metre high vertical cliff face and was originally home of the legendary outcast knight Erasmus. The present castle, which was given its Renaissance appearance in the 16th century, houses a museum. Enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own in Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.
DAY 3 • BLED AND TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast we will drive to Alpine Slovenia. Town of Bled in the Julian Alps could be a setting of a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, in the middle of the lake a church steeple with a wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a signature sweet treat. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. Tour of Bled includes a visit to Bled castle which is one of the oldest in Slovenia and a boat ride to the charming Bled Island with a traditional wooden boat called Pletna to visit St Maria church and ring the wishing bell. Your visit will conclude with the signature Bled cream cake and coffee break with the best view of Lake Bled.
In the afternoon, you will transfer to Lake Bohinj, the largest Slovene lake, that lies in protected area of Triglav National Park. The Park prides itself on beautiful mountains and meadows, pure waters, deep-cut gorges, remains of virgin forests and picturesque alpine villages scattered in the upper and lower Bohinj valley. Visit of Bohinj with your guide and driver includes passing picturesque villages and a visit to Oplen House Museum to get acquainted with old alpine architecture and way of life. For the feel of heights of the Alps and the stunning views of the larger Bohinj lake, you will be taking a Cable car up to Mt Vogel at 1800m. From there you will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature and views. Returning to Ljubljana at the end of the day. Overnight in Ljubljana.
DAY 4 • GORIŠKA BRDA WINE COUNTRY
Breakfast at hotel. This day you will travel to the Western tip of Slovenia, a wine region bordering Italy called Goriška Brda. This region afectionatly called Slovenian Tuskany is the land of gently rolling hills, covered with vineyards and dotted with small, forgotten villages.The Mediterranean climate conditions there are perfect for growing grapes, cherries, peaches and apricots. No matter what time of year you visit, there will always be aboundant of flavors to taste, since Goriška Brda is also known for its rich culinary heritage, perfectly paired with excellent wines. The wine region there is one of butique production and of the higest quality, fast gaining recognition with the wine connoisseurs around the World. The day trip includes a visit to the Renaissance Dobrovo Castle, a stroll through the picturesque medieval village of Šmaratno, a visit to village of Medana, home to some of the best wine makers in Slovenia, a climb up the Gonjače Viewing Tower, which offers marvellous views of Goriška Brda, and a visit to a wine cellar including a tasting session of high quality wines accompanied by local snacks. Returning to Ljubljana late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Ljubljana.
*late afternoon optional tours (joining small group of max 6pax)
DAY 5 • LJUBLJANA – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Dates & Prices
LJUBLJANA EXCLUSIVE CITY BREAK 2018
|DAILY DEPARTURES||RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM ON BED & BREAKFAST BASIS||RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM ON BED & BREAKFAST BASIS|
|MAY 01 – OCTOBER 31, 2018||3.029€||3.640€|
Minimum 2 pax
- 4 nights accommodation (4* hotel) on BB basis
- Ljubljana walking tour
- entrance to Ljubljana castle incl. return railcar and audio guide
- entrance to Postojna caves
- entrance to Predjama castle
- return traditional boat ride to Bled Island incl. entrance to St Maria church
- entrance to Bled castle
- traditional Bled cream cake and coffee break with The View of Bled lake
- visit of Oplen’s House (traditional Alpine rural house – museum)
- cable car ride to Mt Vogel
- visit of a wine cellar in Goriška Brda including wine tasting (4-samples with local snacks)
- tour leader throughout
- private transfers throughout
- arrival transfer from Ljubljana airport or bus station
- departure transfer to Ljubljana airport or bus station
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (on Day 4):
- food tour (joining small group of max 6 pax) = 62€/pp
- craft Beer tour (joining small group of max 6 pax) = 46€/pp
- traditional Slovenian evening with live music: 46€/pp
- optional excursions on Day 4
- meals not listed in the itinerary
- items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
|30 – 22 days prior to departure||15% of the tour rate|
|21 – 15 days prior to departure||50% of the tour rate|
|14 – 8 days prior to departure||75% of the tour rate|
|7 – 0 days prior to departure and no show||100% of the tour rate|