In 2021 Slovenia is nominated European Gastronomical region. Gourmet Slovenia tour is prepared for foodies and anyone interested in local cuisine experiences combined with wine experiences. Taste wines from three wine growing regions ranging from dark dry red, rose to white sweet wines and local speciality AMBER wines. All this you will experience in combination with beautiful historical and natural sights in known and remote locations around Slovenia away from the crowds.
Arrival in Ljubljana, meeting your guide and transfer to the hotel to relax before starting Gourmet tour of Slovenia. Sightseeing tour and dinner at JB’s in the evening. Overnight in Ljubljana.
First we drive to Stična and visit the oldest Slovenian (Cistercian) monastery dating back to 1132. We continue towards the Dolenjska region and drive along the Krka river to Kostanjevica na Krki. We visit its art gallery before reaching the Otočec Castle complex on a small island in the middle of the Krka river. Dinner at Otočec Castle and overnight at Otočec.
In the morning we drive towards Žalec to visit the interesting Hops museum and afterwards we continue to the Logar Valley for beautiful views of this spectacular Alpine landscape park. Dinner and overnight at Hiša Raduha.
Our drive takes us to lakes Bohinj and Bled via Kamnik and on the way we also visit Volčji Potok Arboretum, the most visited botanical garden in Slovenia. In Bohinj we take a cable car to Mt Vogel for view of the Julian Alps, and in Bled we enjoy the view from the castle. Dinner and overnight in Bled.
In the morning we drive to Mojstrana to visit the Pocar farm house. Then we continue to the Vršic mountain pass, we arrive at Trenta and stop at Bovec to visit a cheese producer. Later, we drive towards the Mangart saddle and the valley of the river Soča to Kobarid to visit a WWI museum. Dinner and overnight in Hiša Franko.
In the morning we take a hike on a Kobarid trail and visit the Kozjak Waterfall. Later we continue to Goriška Brda to visit the most famous wine producing area in Slovenia. We stop at a local wine producer for wine tasting. Next, drive through the Vipava Valley for a scrumptious dinner. Overnight in Karst area.
We start the day driving through the Karst area via the Lipica stud farm dating back to 1580 – birthplace of Lipizzaners and continue to the coast to visit Piran and the Sečovlje salt pans where they still produce salt in the same way as they did in the 12C. In the afternoon we drive towards the inland of Istria and taste some delicious local food. Overnight in Slovenian Istria.
After breakfast we end our tour with a transfer to Ljubljana airport to end Gourmet tour.
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• Accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
• Private guide/driver along the whole tour
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
• Entrance fees: Stična monastery, Žalec hops museum, Arboretum Volčji Potok, Mt Vogel cable car, Lipica stud farm
• 6 x dinner experience
• 1 x Alpine meal
• 1 x cheese tasting
• 1 x wine tasting
• 1 x beer tasting
• Organisation of the programme
One of many stunning castles of Slovenia: Otočec Castle, located on the Krka river, nowadays turned into a hotel where you can spend the night or enjoy in the fine dining.
Kostanjevica na Krki is tiny rural settlement on and island on Krka river. It used to be the oldest town of the region and today its known for former monastic complex, which was severely damaged in World War II.
Srive along meadows and the mighty Logar linden tree on a fairy tale road with a view on the towering walls of the Alps surroung the valley.
Sample the best Slovenian cuisine wining and dining on this relaxing tour through the Slovenian countryside.
One of the most beautiful coastal towns along Adriatic – Piran.Town is built on a peninsula and overlooked by grand church of St. George and city walls from where you have the best view of the old town.
Slovenia has a very strong wine culture with many local wine producers all over the country.
Visit some of its wine-growing regions and try some of the best Slovenian wines.
Image of paradise, as it was called by Slovenian poet – France Prešeren. View of Bled island with church of St. Mary with view of Bled castle and Karavanke mountains behind.
Try some delicious seafood in one of the charming Slovenian coastal towns while enjoyinf in the beautiful views and incredible peace.