From  £1245
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit Predjama medieval castle
  • Wander around the alpine town of Bled
  • Explore Notranjska Regional Park
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Antonijev rov mercury mine
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Highlights of Slovenia Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1245 per person
Using Ljubljana – one of Europe’s greenest cities – as a base, embark on various day trips to uncover the charm of the north, east, south and west of Slovenia . Discover stunning castles carved into the landscape, emerald green lakes amongst vast forests, quaint mountain towns and a beautiful Adriatic coastline inspired by Venice.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO LJUBLJANA
FLY TO  LJUBLJANA
Fly to Slovenia’s small but beautiful capital, Ljubljana, meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2
LJUBLJANA
LJUBLJANA
Spend the morning touring Slovenia’s capital city. Walk through the baroque old town and marvel at the architecture designed by Joze Plecnik including the iconic Triple Bridge, the lively fruit, vegetable and flower market and the embankments of Ljubljana River. Cross the Dragon Bridge, an Art Nouveau masterpiece each end adorned with a dragon – the symbol of Ljubljana, and walk to Presernov Trg Square before taking the 70m-long funicular railway up to Ljubljana Castle built in 1511. The afternoon is free to explore the city at leisure. (B,D)
DAY 3
LJUBLJANA TO PTUJ
LJUBLJANA TO PTUJ
Drive east to Ptuj to explore the castle which includes the Ptuj Regional Museum and the red marble tombstone of Frederick IX, the last lord of Ptuj, who died in 1948. Wander through the beautiful castle chambers displaying period furniture, tapestries and paintings. View collections of 500 weapons and musical instruments before heading outside for stunning views of Ptuj and the Drava River. Enjoy wine tasting in the Jeruzalem area before travelling back to Ljubljana. (B)
DAY 4
LJUBLJANA TO PIRAN
LJUBLJANA TO PIRAN
Enjoy a full day excursion exploring the southwest of Slovenia. Drive to Postojna and head underground to explore the Postojna Cave system – a series of caverns, halls and passages some 20.6km long and two million years old. From here, take a short drive to Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world built into a cliff 123m high then continue to Piran. This beautiful coastal town is one of the best preserved historical towns on the Adriatic jam packed with Venetian Gothic architecture. (B)
DAY 5
LJUBLJANA TO NOTRANJSKA REGIONAL PARK
LJUBLJANA TO NOTRANJSKA REGIONAL PARK
Head south for a full day excursion to Notranjska Regional Park. Visit Lake Cerknica, also known as the disappearing lake, one of Slovenia’s most unusual natural phenomena. Visit Lake Cerknica museum and the restored 16th century Snežnik Castle. Its four floors are richly decorated with period furniture and portraits of the Schönburg-Waldenburg family, who bought the castle in 1853 to use as a summer residence. Continue on to Rakov Skocjan, a 6km-long gorge centrally located in Notranjska Regional Park. (B)
DAY 6
LJUBLJANA TO KOBARID
LJUBLJANA TO KOBARID
Spend the day exploring Slovenia’s midwest region. Visit the UNESCO listed Antonijev rov mercury mine in Idrija. From Idrija drive along the river Idrija and river Soˇca to reach the picturesque town of Kobarid nestled in between mountain peaks. Visit the WWI Museum and learn about Kobarid’s turbulent history. (B)
DAY 7
LJUBLJANA TO LAKE BLED
LJUBLJANA TO LAKE BLED
Drive to the beautiful town of Bled at the foothills of the Julian Alps in Slovenia’s northwest. Visit Bled Castle, a medieval castle perched on a steep cliff more than 100m above Lake Bled before cruising to Bled Island on a hand propelled gondola (pletna) to explore the baroque Church of the Assumption that dates back to the 17th century. Leave Bled and take a short transfer to Mt Vogel for a cable car ride up to the top (1,535m) for a stunning view. (B)
DAY 8
LJUBLJANA TO UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1245 per person
(Single person supplement + £235)

Price Includes


  • Return economy flights with Adria Air from Gatwick to Ljubljana
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel on B&B basis
  • Meals as specified (B = breakfast)
  • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing with English speaking guides

 


Price Excludes


  • Tips & gratuities
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Insurance

 


Itinerary Dates  
02 Sep 2017
-
09 Sep 2017

Tour Route Map


  1. Slovenia, Ljubljana
  2. Slovenia, Postojna
  3. Slovenia, Piran
  4. Slovenia, Lake Cerknica
  5. Slovenia, Kobarid
  6. Slovenia, Bled
  7. Slovenia, Ljubljana

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