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Slovenia Tour Escorted

Lake BledLjubljana, Postojna, Piran, Goriška Brda, Soča Valley, Bled & Bohinj


7 days/ 6 nights

Guaranteed Departures in 2019
Apr 29, May 27, Jun 10,  Jul 1,  Aug 5,  26, Sep 9, 30

 

Day 1, Monday – Arrival in Ljubljana or Venice
Individual arrival to Venice or Ljubljana airport where our local representative will greet you. Transfer to you hotel in Ljubljana. Rest of the day free you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Orientation meeting and welcome drink with your guide in the evening. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 2, (Tue) Postojna and Piran
The day is reserved for the Karst region. Visit Postojna Cave where we will take you on a train ride to the underground world of  20 km long tunnels with grand cavers and with fantastic stalactite formations. After the tour travel to nearby wine producer for wine and prosciutto tasting, continue to Piran on the Slovenian coast. (B, T)
Day 3, (Wed) Piran, Portoroz and Goriska Brda
Morning tour of Piran with its medieval town structure and Venetian-style houses and squares. We continue to and other coastal town, Portoroz, the city of lovers and a popular tourist resort, then drive to the rolling hills of Goriska Brda.  Check out the Medieval walled village of Smartno on top of a promontory with five well preserved towers, once part of an important Venetian defense system.  Tonight we have a typical dinner at a local farm and overnight at Nova Gorica near the Italian border.  (B,D)
Day 4, (Thu) Soca Valley and Bled
Morning drive upstream the emerald green Soca river at the Julian Alps through Kobarid, the town mentioned in Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms. It was the scene of many battles between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War, called the Isonzo Valley Front. We will visit the war museum, then continue on to Bled, a peaceful little town and health resort with mild climate and a beautiful glacier lake surrounded by Alpine scenery. Overnight in Bled. (B)
Day 5, (Fri) Bled
Today we visit the charming town with its lake shore, and imposing Bled Castle, built on a high cliff guarding the lake below. It is said that it is the oldest castle in Slovenia first mentioned in chronicles in 1011. Return to the town to taste some local favorite cakes.  In the afternoon enjoy Alpine scenery on the tour to Skofja Loka, considered the most beautiful Medieval town in Slovenia with a majestic castle at the confluence of two Sora rivers. On our way back to Bled we stop at a local homestead for tasting typical products. Overnight in Bled. (B)
Day 6, (Sat) Bled and Bohinj
Today we tour another Alpine beauty – lake Bohinj, a large glacier lake high in the Alps surrounded by stunning scenery. We will walk along the scenic lakeshore and take the cable car to Mt Vogel for a gorgeous view of the surrounding Julian Alps. Lake Bohinj is also a famous ski resort attractive in all seasons.. We will visit the local shepherd’s museum where you can try authentic   Slovenian cheese. Return to Bled. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant, overnight in Bled. (B,D)
Day 7, Sunday – Departure Ljubljana
Breakfast, then transfer to the airport in Ljubljana or Venice or airport.
Tour Includes:
  • First class hotels with daily breakfast
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  •  2 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary in Ljubljana, Postojna Cave, Piran, Goriška Brda, Soca Valley , Bled, Bohinj
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English speaking tour director
  • Luggage handling

Tour Price in US$:sloven3

Per person staying in double room $ 1,798
Single room supplement $452

Hotels used – first class:
Ljubljana: Hotel Central
Piran: Hotel Piran
Nova Gorica: Hotel Perla
Bled: Rikli Balance Hotel

 

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