Slovenia tour 11days / 10 nights

Slovenia tour 11days / 10 nights

ŽE OD2500 

Overview

Slovenia tour 11 days will show you everything Slovenia is known for and much, much more. It is surprising, a small county like ours can be so diverse. Sceneries, architecture, dialects, cuisine, and wine, get way different just after an hour’s drive. From the Julian Alps to the Adriatic coast, from the rolling hills of Brda to the eastern plains of Prekmurje, a traveler will get the feeling he/she is changing the county continuously. Slovenia is one of the youngest countries in the world, being independent only since 1991, but its history, linked to ancient Rome, Austrian Empire, Venetian Republic, interwar Kingdom of Yugoslavia and post WW2 socialist Yugoslavia is an opportunity for the traveler to get a ˝big picture˝ of European history. The tour will take you to some must-see places like Ljubljana, Postojna Caves, Lake Bled, but includes some lesser-known corners like Bohinj, Novo Mesto, Ptuj… Natural sites and urban areas will follow each other on an overwhelming tour of the country, you better visit now, before everybody else gets here.

PRICE: based on the number of people in your group

  • 3800 euro per person when two traveling
  • 3300 euro per person when four traveling
  • 2900 euro per person when six traveling
  • 2500 euro per person when eight traveling

Single room supplement 500 euro

TOUR DATES: on request

All departures between Nov 1st and March 31st  are 10% discounted.

Itinerary

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DAY 1 AIRPORT – BRDA WINE REGION

visit sloveniaChoose your arrival airport. Flexibility is one of our motos, so we´ll be glad to pick you up from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport and bring you to your Hotel San Martin or similar in the village of Šmartno, the heart of Brda Wine region for two nights. After settled in join your driver/guide for an orientation walk, aperitif, and welcome dinner. Cheers!!(D)

DAY 2 BRDA – ŠTANJEL – LIPICA – PIRAN – BRDA

visit sloveniaWe´ll start to Slovenia tour going South, first. Passing through the Karst region, our first stop is a beautiful village of Štanjel and its Ferrari gardens. Then further to the village of Lipica the home stud farm of famous Lipizzan horses, to attend the Lipizzan Horse performance show. After time for lunch, we´ll continue towards the Adriatic coast and its pearl, the town of Piran. A walk through the town will reveal its glorious past as a part of Venetian Serenissima Republic for 5 centuries. In the late afternoon, we´ll return to Šmartno. This evening is yours to deepen your knowledge of the excellent local cuisine and wines.(B)

DAY 3  ŠMARTNO – KOBARID – VRŠIČ PASS – BLED

visit sloveniaDescend from the rolling hills of Brda into the scenic valley of the Soča river. Follow the turquoise blue waters to the town of Kobarid, to visit WW 1 Museum, one of the best of its kind. Learn about the major frontline of WW 1 between Austria and Italy, so well described in Hemingway´s Farewell to Arms. Later enjoy the scenic journey across the highest Slovenian mountain pass, see some magical views of the Julian Alps to end up the day in iconic Bled where we spend two nights on waterfront GH Toplice or similar. Your dinner tonight will be in the nearby medieval town of Radovljica, famous for its gingerbread and honey making. (B,D)

DAY 4 BLED – LAKE BOHINJ – BLED

visit sloveniaYou´ll explore Bled and its lake this morning on Slovenia tour. Take a journey by pletna boat to lake´s island, then visit former Yugoslav president Tito´s villa and enjoy the famous Bled cream cake. Then off to Lake Bohinj, the hidden jam of the Julian Alps. Return to Bled, where the rest of the day is yours to relax on the beach or hike around the lake. (B)

DAY 5 BLED – KROPA – ŠKOFJA LOKA – PREKMURJE

travel sloveniaThis morning continue to the Gorenjska region. Kropa is known for its traditional handcraft, iron forging, so we´ll briefly visit its Museum. Škofja Loka has retained its medieval looks so well, we´ll admire the Nace´s house, traditional 15th century Slovenian home. Local guide´s stories will bring the past alive. After some time for lunch, its time to cross the country to reach its easternmost region, Prekmurje. Here you´ll be the guests on a Green farm Firbas or similar for two nights. Your hosts will introduce the Prekmurje cuisine this evening Prekmurje traditional dinner. (B,D)

DAY 6 PREKMURJE

visit sloveniaSpend the day touring this lesser-known corner when visiting Slovenia. Visit the Pumpkin seed oil farm and taste this excellent delicacy, take the river Mura ford ride and enjoy the guided tour of a floating mill. Prekmurje is one of many Slovenian wine regions, so a visit to a winery is a compulsory stop. Upon the return to the Green farm, there’s time to relax with a glass of wine, or/and take a bicycle ride through vineyards and fields.(B,D)

DAY 7   PREKMURJE – MARIBOR – PTUJ – LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaThis morning you´ll be headed west, to Maribor, one of the strongest industrial centers of ex-Yugoslavia, now turning to a friendly scenic town. While strolling the Old Town, we´ll see over 400 years old grapevine, the oldest in the world. You´ll follow the Drava river to Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, that goes back to Ancient Roman days, now medieval looking. Its imposing castle rising above the Drava river will make the setting for some beautiful photos. Your driver/guide will take you for an orientation walk and give you some suggestions for your lunch. Later continue southwest to the visit Ljubljana for four nights. Your centrally located Hotel Cubo or similar will enable you to emerge yourself into lively Ljubljana´s atmosphere. (B)

DAY 8 LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaThis morning is dedicated to Ljubljana, the Capital city. A local guide will take you for a fascinating tour of its Old Town, take you for a funicular ride to the castle, show you most of architect Plecnik masterpieces. Ljubljana is locals and tourist-friendly town, we are sure you are going to enjoy the afternoon strolling around the town or visit some of its museums and/or art galleries.(B)

DAY 9  LJUBLJANA – OTOČEC CASTLE – NOVO MESTO – LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaYou are going to see another less known region of Slovenia, Dolenjska. Road takes you south, the coffee stop is going to be at Otocec Castle, often used for state protocol affairs for Slovenian officials. A scenic ride through the Dolenjska region will bring you to Novo Mesto, the town on the bend of the Krka river. A  walk through the town, a brief visit to its museum and lunch in a typical restaurant will round up this half-day trip south. In the afternoon, return to Ljubljana. (B,L)

DAY 10  LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – PREDJAMA CASTLE – LJUBLJANA

visit sloveniaIn the morning take off for the half-day trip to the mysterious underground world of the Postojna Cave. The visit with a local guide is going to be partly walking and partly on the train. Later visit the famous Predjama Castle, according to National Geographic, one of the most picturesque castles of the world.

Return to Ljubljana in time to mingle with the locals in a lively area along the river Ljubljanica. Enjoy the farewell dinner and say ˝Na svidenje˝ to the county, you got to know so well. (B,D)

DAY 11 LJUBLJANA – AIRPORT

Sad but true. Your holidays in Slovenia is over. We´ll take you to your desired departure airport.(B)

Towns and places

Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Radovljica, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge, Vršič Pass, Kobarid, Šmartno, Štanjel, Lipica Stud Farm, Piran, Škocjan Caves, Trieste, Postojna Caves, Kropa, Škofja Loka, Prekmurje, Maribor, Ptuj, Novo Mesto, Otočec and Predjama Castle

What's included?

  • Transportation in modern luxury mini-van with extra leg room
  • Day 1 transfer to Ljubljana hotel from Ljubljana/Trieste/Zagreb/Venice airport (other airports available for extra cost)
  • Day 11 transfer  from Ljubljana hotel to Ljubljana/Trieste/Zagreb/Venice airport (other airports available for extra cost)
  • 10 nights accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in a 4 star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
  • All breakfasts, 4 dinners with drinks, 1 lunch, 1 pumpkin oil tasting, 1 wine tasting,...
  • Ljubljana walking tour
  • Entrance fees to Lipica Stud Farm, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, Kobarid WW1 museum, Lectar Ginger Bread Museum, Pletna boat ride on Lake Bled, Kropa iron-forging museum, Nace’s House in Škofja Loka, Babič mill on Mura river, Ljubljana funiculare ride and Novo Mesto city museum.
 

Highlights

  • A local guide takes you for a walking tour of Ljubljana Old Town with a triple bridge and Funicular ride to the Castle.
  • Ride a pletna boat to lake Bled island.
  • Lake Bohinj scenic drive.
  • Enjoy the scenic ride across Vršič, the Julian Alps mountain pass.
  • Explore the underground world of Postojna Caves
  • See the cliff-hanging Predjama Castle
  • Learn about the WW1 in Kobarid museum
  • Visit the pearl of the Adriatic coast, the town of Piran.
  • See the iron forging master at work in the town of Kropa.
  • See the wonderfully preserved medieval town of Škofja Loka.
  • Enjoy the hospitality on the green farm in Prekmurje.
  • Take a photo of the oldest grapevine in the world in Maribor.
  • Enjoy the Dolenjska scenic drive to Novo Mesto.

Map

Getting there

Slovenia tour begins: Šmartno Brda region of Slovenia

Transfers from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on day 1

Other airports on request.

 

Slovenia tour ends: Ljubljana

Transfers to Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on day 8

Other airports on request.

Why travel with us?

Private travel –  gives you a highly personalized and unforgettable experience that you won’t find on a large group tour. Traveling on a private tour is extremely suitable in this unprecedented times.

Unique itineraries– Our carefully designed itineraries are a wonderful blend of the major sites and delightful places that we’ve discovered off the beaten paths, where you’ll find fewer tourists.

All included – no optional hidden cost excursions.

Best value – our lower prices and high quality make us a great choice for an escorted private tour.

The best historic hotels, most are 4 star or 5 star, dating from previous centuries, located inside historic districts to maximize your free time on tour.

The best small restaurants where local eat and great wines – all included, as much as you like. No pre-fixed group menu’s, you dine alla cart.

Exceptional native tour guides and local guides – experienced, informative, attentive and fun! Essential to an authentic experience!

Leisurely pace – your average day on tour begins at 9am and there is ample free time for your own explorations daily.

Airport transfer– Choose your arrival airport. Flexibility is one of our motos, so we´ll be glad to pick you up from nearby airports and bring you to/from your hotel.

Driving time-we want you to experience your destinations on foot, not from the highway. On average we spend two-three hours a day or less traveling, along scenic roads wherever possible. Our vehicles are modern luxury passenger mini-vans with extra leg room and extremly comfortabile when traveling even longer distances.

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