LJUBLJANA CITY BREAK- SLOVENIAN GETAWAY – 4DAYS / 3NIGHTS
LJUBLJANA CITY BREAK- SLOVENIAN GETAWAY – 4DAYS / 3NIGHTS
FROM ONLY740 €
Included transfers from Ljubljana or Trieste airport followed by late afternoon orientation walk, welcome drink and welcome dinner. Our lodging is centrally located HG Union or similar for 3 nights. One of the highlight of the tour is the sparkling capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Ljubljana has the most beautiful historic center, contained within a sprawling pedestrian zone that flanks both sides of the willow-lined Ljubljanica River, with animated cafés and restaurants, magnificent Baroque buildings and bridges. Today we take you walking through the old town, highlighted by the works of Slovenia’s greatest architect, Joze Plecnik, the outdoor markets and historic palaces. Later enjoy a welcome drink in one of the riverside cafes and a typical Slovenian dinner in a local restaurant.(D)
This morning you’ll be free to explore the winding streets and quaint shops of Ljubljana, walk up to Ljubljana castle or take a boat ride on Ljubljanica river. Afternoon departure for Lake Bled, Slovenia’s top destination. Surrounded by high mountains, a dramatically placed 11th century cliff side castle and its tiny island with 99 steps leading up to the exquisite Church of the Assumption, the lake presents a fairy tale setting like no other. We’ll explore the 1000 year old town of Bled and visit Villa Bled (Tito’s Villa) to ponder Socialist realism murals and mosaics. Later you can take a ‘pletna’ boat ride to Bled island where you’ll discover to what purpose men attempt to carry their brides up the steps. Later a dinner in Škofja Loka the best preserved medieval town of Slovenia.(B,D)
After breakfast departure for Postojna caves and Predjama castle. On a Karst plateau you can find one of the world most famous attractions the, Postojna caves. If there is something not to be missed in Slovenia definitely those are the Postojna caves. Enter the best known cave in the world with a local guide where you can admire numerous tunnels, passages, galeries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adventurous train ride its easy and fun. The visit of the cave starts with a train ride, continues with a walking guided tour in English and after viewing the ¨human fish¨, the train takes you back to the surface. A few miles away you can find one of the most scenic castles in the world the Predjama castle. Nesting on a vertical cliff it enjoys a striking setting and with numerous legends linked with the castle it makes a perfect photo stop. Many well-travelled wine enthusiasts have been already stunned by exceptional quality of our reds, whites, orange or rose wines. We dedicate a lot of time, love and passion to find a wright winery to for you. Wines from Sveti Martin are not something new, created from nothing. They are wines that have told stories for generations and they make proper ending to your Slovenian getaway. During our wine tasting we will try many of the best wines of Slovenia, accompanied with the selection of cold meat cuts and cheeses on a wine cellar overlooking the Vipava valley. Late afternoon arrival in Ljubljana.
Price in 4* hotel:
- 1450 euro per person for a group of two
- 1200 euro per person for a group of four
- 950 euro per person for a group of six
- 820 euro per person for a group of eight
- Single room supplement 250 euro
Price in 3* hotel:
- 1250 euro per person for a group of two
- 1100 euro per person for a group of four
- 850 euro per person for a group of six
- 740 euro per person for a group of eight
- Single room supplement 150 euro
Land transportation through the whole tour in luxury modern mini-van.
Transfers from Trieste or Ljubljana airport to Ljubljana city center in and out.
3 nights hotel accomodation.
Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
All breakfasts, 2 dinners, wine-tasting with cold buffet.
Ljubljana city tour.
Entrance fees to Postojnska jama cave, Predjama castle, Pletna Boat Ride and Bled Cream Cake tasting.
Highlights: breathtaking scenery of Lake Bled, Ljubljana old town tour, Sveti Martin wine-tasting, the underworld Postojna caves, cliff-hanging Predjama castle,…
– Small private group travel, gives you a highly personalized and unforgettable experience that you won’t find on a large group tour.
-Unique itineraries, all personally designed and experienced by us. Our itineraries unique experience of meeting, learning, discovering and understanding different cultures and a wonderful blend of the major sites and delightful places that we’ve discovered off the beaten path where you’ll find few tourists.
– All included – no optional excursions.
– Best value – our lower prices and high quality make us a great choice for private tour travel.
-The best accomodation, most are 4 star or 5 star and located inside historic districts to maximize your free time on tour.
-The best small restaurants and farmhouses with carefully chosen menus and great wines – with every meal one drink included.
– Exceptional native tour managers and local guides – experienced, informative, attentive and fun! Seeing Slovenia with a slovenian tour leaders is essential to an authentic experience!
– Leisurely pace – your average day on tour begins at 8am or 9am and there is ample free time for your own explorations daily.
-Minimal Van/coach time – we want you to experience your destinations on foot, not from the highway. We operate a maximum of just two luxury vans on each tour day and our objective is to ensure that we keep our service standards consistently high. On average we spend 3 hours a day or less traveling, along scenic roads wherever possible.
My husband and I originally asked for a 7-day Slovenia private tour, but then we had to extend the trip because of our flights, and [...]
My husband and I originally asked for a 7-day Slovenia private tour, but then we had to extend the trip because of our flights, and then we changed our plan again as some friends wanted to join us too. Andrej was patient and responded quickly. He had another guide for us but he managed to dine with us once, and definitely showed his good taste of wine and food. What a a pity that I only noticed afterwards that in fact he arranges tours to other countries too, not just Slovenia. Maybe Bosnia next time then.
Thank you very much of arrengements during our visit inSlovenia. We are safely back at home. Our group was pleased. Wine yard was [...]
Thank you very much of arrengements during our visit inSlovenia. We are safely back at home. Our group was pleased. Wine yard was nice, cave Krisna special. Also we had a nice day in lake Bled. It was a rainy day, but last hour in Bled the sun was shining, so we saw all the beauty. Thank you very much. Hope to see you same day in Slovenia or in Finland Best regards
In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other countries across the borders. I contacted Andrej and he [...]
In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other countries across the borders. I contacted Andrej and he immediately got back to me and was so helpful that I decided to use Slovenia 4 Seasons for several different services. Andrej first picked up our family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) in Trieste and we spent a wonderful day sightseeing in Slovenia. Andrej knew the right amount of time to guide us and then gave us plenty of time on our own to explore. We fell in love with Slovenia and quickly made promises of returning based on the various places that Andrej had brought us.
After a long day we were returned to our apartment in Trieste.
The following day we hired Andrej to drive us to Rovinj, Croatia (considered a transfer). Of course he continued to "tour" us and tell us very interesting facts along the way. He dropped us off in Rovinj and after 2 days returned to pick us up (always right on time) and give us a tour of the Istria coast for the day! We stopped at several small towns and ate at a fabulous restaurant. Upon arrival in Trieste, we continued our tour of Trieste and the castle.
We had such a wonderful few days with Andrej as he is very knowledgable and personable. He was able to relate to and interact with all members of the family equally well.
Andrej went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for his services. At the end of the day we learned so much and felt part of the culture rather than on the outside looking in. His prices are quite reasonable as well! You won't go wrong if you book with Slovenia 4 Seasons. We definitely plan on going back and using their services again in the future!
“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters [...]
“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!
We arranged a one-day tour from Ljubljana to the small village just over the Slovenian border in Croatia where my grandparents were [...]
We arranged a one-day tour from Ljubljana to the small village just over the Slovenian border in Croatia where my grandparents were born in the 1880s. Our your guide was from the area (she lived about 10KM from the village) and made an effort to contact a number of people in the village to find out more information for me. She took us on a lovely ride through the country, rather than the main highway, to the village. I was able to locate the street on which the house where my grandfather was born was located, and the guide engaged the neighbors to help me locate the exact house. The house was vacant, the guide talked to the neighbor and got information about the owner for me. On the way back to Ljubljana we stopped at village graveyard and helped us look through gravestones for possible graves of my ancestors, then took un on a tour of the nearest large town, which would have been the commercial center where my ancestors went to shop or sell goods. She pointed out buildings that existed at the time my grandfather was there. It was a very moving experience and our guide was very professional and first rate. I would give this agency the highest marks for the day.
Any Season - You Will Fall in sLOVE with Slovenia!!! Before you read any further, open another tab, go to [...]
Any Season - You Will Fall in sLOVE with Slovenia!!! Before you read any further, open another tab, go to http://www.slovenia4seasons.com and book your tour with Andrej Vatovec and then come back for the rest of this review - I'll wait... Done? Good!! Here's the scoop; we just got back from four day private tour with Andrej of Slovenia 4 Seasons and it was simply AMAZING!! The country itself is small but spectacular!! It's filled with so much diversity, it's like visiting Disney's Epcot Center. However, although it may seem unbelievable, it's all the real deal!!
Looking to spend time in a charming old-world seaside village studded with bright orange terracotta rooftops? Would you like to wander around a rustic medieval artist's village snuggled in rich green hills? Interested in a drive though miles and miles of lush rolling vineyards and wine cellars that would truly make Tuscany cry in it's own Chianti? How about getting up close and personal with Lipizzaner ponies?
Would you like to explore a spectacular limestone cavern filled with crystal chandeliers on a zippy train? Or perhaps visit a captivating historical castle that was built right into the crook of a cave? Can't get enough of castles? How about one overlooking a gorgeous church on a tiny island completely surrounded by a vivid emerald green lake? Why not take a cliff-hugging hike along a misty gorge, filled with waterfalls and water bubbling along in the brightest shades of sea-foam green and turquoise that you will ever see in nature.
Maybe you're interested in seeing snow capped Alps, overlooking valleys dotted with flower-trimmed Bavarian cottages and farms? Or, if you're really adventurous, you can go rafting, bungie jumping or paragliding! Perhaps you'd prefer to spend a few hours sitting at a lively outdoor cafe, sipping delightful Slovenian wine and sampling from a diverse and delicious menu in lovely - and manageable - Ljubljana?!
You can do ALL of this in Slovenia - and so much more -- practically within a two hour drive!!! Honestly - the entire time we were there - we felt as though we were discovering one of the best kept travel secrets in the world!! I don't even want to spoil anymore Slovenian surprises - you just really need to go and see for yourself!!! I promise you will sLOVE it!!!
Andrej was an outstanding guide!!! Always on time, always a great attitude and always just as excited about seeing the sights as we were -- especially the restaurants and vineyards!! As a mother and daughter, we felt completely safe and at ease with him - even while driving up and down white-knuckle mountain switchbacks! He's very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, the politics and the people of Slovenia and was happy to share it all with us. He planned an exciting, well-paced and budget-conscious itinerary for us - even taking us to visit Croatia's coast and a dip in the Adriatic.
We would have NEVER been able to do and see all that we did on our own without him!! Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons was time and money well very spent!!