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2019 Highlights of Slovenia

Category: Group Tours

 

 

 

Highlights of Slovenia, Escorted, 7 Days

 

  
Itinerary: 
Ljubljana, Postojna, Piran, Goriska Brda, Soca Valley, Bled and Bohinj

 

 

 

Slovenia Highlights: Itinerary map

 

 

A small size of Slovenia can be an advantage.

 

From the centrally located capital, Ljubljana, we’ll reach any point in the country in 3 or 4 hours.

 

 

 

The tour travels north for the natural beauty of the Alps, the lakes of Triglav National Park. You will also travel southwest for sun and sea on the coast                

 

 

 

 

Slovenia: Plitvice Lakes National Park

 

 

Tour Highlights:

 

 

 • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities 

 • Service charges and hotel taxes

 • Breakfast daily, 2 dinners 

 • Airport transfers

 • Travel by a modern air-conditioned motor coach 

•  Professional English-speaking tour director 

•  Luggage handling 

 

 

 

 

Included Sightseeing: 


 Ljubljana

• Postojna Cave

• Piran

• Goriska Brda

• Soca valley

• Bled
• Bohinj 

 

  

Itinerary Overview: 

 

DAY

CITY  

Day Of Week  

Day 1

Arrive in Ljubljana or Venice

Mon

Day 2 Postojna to Piran

Tue

Day 3 Piran, Portoroz and Goriska Brda

Wed

Day 4 Soca Valley and Bled

Thu

Day 5 Bled Castle Fri
Day 6 Bled and Bohinj Sat
Day 7 Depart Ljubljana or Venice Sun

 

 


Day-By-Day Program:


  
Day 1                MON  Arrive in Ljubljana or Venice

Upon arrival in Venice or Ljubljana you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome orientation meeting including a Welcome drink. Overnight in Ljubljana, a small but exceptionally charming capital of Slovenia 

 

Day 2                TUE   Postojna to Piran
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Travel to the picturesque Karst region of the southwest. The region is most famous for its incredible caves. Visit Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. After the tour travel to nearby wine producer for teran wine & prosciutto tasting. Continue on to Piran on the Slovenian coast for an overnight (B, Wine Tasting)

 

Day 3                WED  Piran, Portoroz and Nova Goriska Brda
Morning tour of the beautiful Venetian port of Piran. Later visit the coastal town of Portoroz, and then continue to Secovlje Salt-pans. Afterwards, we turn inland and travel to Nova Gorica. Balance of the day at leisure or join an optional tour to the vineyard region of Goriska Brda where you will have an opportunity to taste local cuisine and excellent wines of the region. Overnight in Nova Gorica (B,D)

 

Day 4                THU  Soca Valley and Bled
Today we travel northwest of Ljubljana to explore an unspoiled region of breathtakingly beautiful mountains, alpine lakes, and fast-running rivers.
Morning drive upstream the emerald green Soca river, through Kobarid (mentioned in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms) and visit the WW I Museum

You will also travel to the town of Bled and end the day in this peaceful town beautifully situated in the Alps. Bled is famous for comfortable and excellent facilities poised against a fairy-tale backdrop of an island church in a green-blue lake. Overnight in Bled (B)

 

Day 5                FRI    Bled
A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lake.
Lake Bled is nestled within a rim of mountains and surrounded by forests, with a castle on one side and a promenade beneath stately chestnut trees on the other. This magnificently situated mountain resort – among the best in Europe – is known for the healing powers of its thermal springs and the refined feel of a fin de siècle spa town. You will visit the stately 16th c. Bled Castle (grad) perched above the lake on the summit of a steep cliff, against a backdrop of the Julian Alps and Triglav Peak.
In the afternoon travel to Skofja Loka, a beautiful medieval town with a castle that rises above the confluence of the two Sora rivers, Poljanska Sora and Selska Sora. After sightseeing visit Nace homestead and taste some of the local products. Overnight in Bled (B) 

 

Day 6                SAT   Bled and Bohinj
Today travel to the other Alpine beauty, Lake Bohinj, the real Alpine gem. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mountain Vogel, from where admire the stunning view of Julian Alps. Visit the Shepherd’s museum and taste some of the best Slovenian cheese. Return to Bled. Tonight celebrate your scenic vacation with a Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Bled (B,D)

 

Day 7                SUN  Ljubljana   See You Again
After breakfast your tour ends. Transfer to airport is included (B)

 

 

Hotels:

• In Ljubljana: Hotel Central ****
• In Piran: Hotel Piran ****
• In Nova Gorica: Hotel Perla ***(*)  
• In Bled: Rikli Balance Hotel ****



Dates & Prices, 2019:       

     

Tour Dates

 

April 29-May 05

Aug 05-Aug 11       

May 27-June 02

Aug 26-Sept 01  

June 10-June 16

 Sept 09-Sept 15  

July 01-July 07

 Sept 30-Oct 06  

 

   


Tour Price: CAD $ 2,585 per person, in twin share
               
Single room supplement: $ 750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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