Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.
DAY 1: ARRIVE LJUBLJANA OR VENICE, MONDAY (WD)
Upon arrival in Venice or Ljubljana you will be met and transferred to your Ljubljana hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or to begin exploring. This evening, meet your fellow
travelers for the orientation meeting including a Welcome Drink.
DAY 2: LJUBLJANA, POSTOJNA AND PIRAN, TUESDAY (B, WT)
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. Travel to the Karst region. Your first stop is at the Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. After the tour, proceed to a nearby wine producer for Teran wine and prosciutto tasting. Finally, drive to Piran on the Slovenian coast.
DAY 3: PIRAN, PORTOROZ & GORISKA BRDA, WEDNESDAY (B, D)
See the highlights of Piran this morning, then head to Portoroz, a popular tourist resort. Continue to the hilly region of Goriska Brda. Discover the charming town of Smartno and have a delicious dinner at a local tourist farm. Overnight in Nova Gorica
DAY 4: SOCA VALLEY & BLED, THURSDAY (B)
Drive along the emerald green Soca River, through Kobarid, featured in Hemmingway's A Farewell to Arms and stop to visit of the WWI Museum. Later, continue to Bled, stopping at Boka waterfall view point. Your evening is at leisure, to begin exploring the town.
DAY 5: BLED, FRIDAY (B)
A sightseeing tour shows you the highlights of this charming town on the shores of Lake Bled. You’ll also visit imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. We will return to the lake shore and taste the famous Bled cream cake. 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 the sightseeing tour visit the Nace homestead and taste some of the local products.
DAY 6: BLED AND BOHINJ, SATURDAY (B, D)
Today tour to the other Alpine beauty, Lake Bohinj, enjoy a relaxing walk along the lake shore and take a cable car to Mt. Vogel, from where you will admire the stoning Julian Alps. Before returning to Bled you will visit the Shepherd’s Museum and taste some of the best Slovenian cheeses.
Tonight, celebrate the wonderfully scenic vacation with a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport and back flight to home.
DAY 7: BLED AND BOHINJ, SATURDAY (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Ljubljana or Venice
airport for your flight home.
- First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
- Breakfast daily and 2 dinners
- Airport arrival and departure transfers
- Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Professional Tour Director throughout
- Luggage handling
- Whisper technology enhanced touring
- Service charges and hotel taxes
**Rates are quoted in USD on per person basis and subject to change without prior notice**