Discover the diversity in Slovenia on a week tour. Admire the country`s picturesque castles, mysterious monasteries, colourful vineyards, beautiful towns, fairy-tale lakes and rivers of the Alps and get a taste of the Mediterranean sea.
HIGHLIGHTS ON SLOVENIA IN A WEEK PRIVATE TOUR
Arrival in Ljubljana and start of Slovenia in a week tour. Free day for individual walks, shopping or visiting some of the coffee shops along the river. Accommodation in Ljubljana.
In the morning walk around the old part of Ljubljana and later a drive towards another picturesque town, Novo mesto, where we stop for a short walking tour around old town centre. We continue our journey in the Dolenjska region and stop at the famous Otočec Castle, situated in the middle of the Krka river, possible lunch (extra). After, drive to Čatež spa resort and free time in the afternoon. You can go for a swim in the numerous mineral water swimming pools or try out different spa facilities. Optional dinner at the restaurant of Mokrice Castle. Overnight in Čatež.
From Čatež we drive throug Bizeljsko region towards Olimje Monastery to visit one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe. Drive via Rogaška Slatina, one of the oldest spa resorts in Europe, famous for its glass industry, and continue towards Ptuj, the oldest and one of the most beautiful towns in Slovenia. Stroll through the old part and walk up the castle above the old town. After the visit drive to wine-producing area called Jeruzalem where we stop for a late lunch and some wine tasting. Drive to Maribor for an overnight.
After breakfast, walk around the second biggest town of Slovenia, Maribor, famous for its over 400 years old vine and beautiful Lent along Drava river. Lunch in Maribor and drive to an Alpine pearl resort, Bled. Visit of the island with its small church in the middle of the lake and the Bled castle for its amazing view. Of course you have to try the local delicacy, ´kremšnita´ (cream cake dessert). Check-in to the hotel and overnight in Bled.
In the morning visit of the Vintgar gorge, carved into the rocks by the river Radovna. Afterwards we continue towards Bohinj, another Alpine lake where you will go up the mountain Vogel with a cable car ride for some fantastic panoramic views over the Julian Alps. We reccomend having lunch on the mountain (extra). Return to Bled and free time for individual walks around the lake. In the evening visit of another medieval town, Radovljica, for a typical Slovenian dinner (extra). Return to Bled for an overnight.
Our drive takes us to Postojna to see the biggest cave in Slovenia and one of the biggest in the world, the 21 kilometers long Postojna Cave. Discover the underground world of stalagmites and stalaktites. After the visit drive to Slovenian coast to a romantic old town of Piran, built in a typical Venetian style. Sightseeing of Piran from where you will head to Portorož. Some free time before evening farewell dinner in a fine seafood restaurant. Overnight in Portorož.
Transfer from Portorož to the airport.
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• Accommodation in double room with breakfast in selected hotels
• Services of english speaking private tour guide/driver
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses
• Entrance fees to monastery in Olimje, Ptuj castle, Pletna boat in Bled, St. Mary`s church in Bled, Bled castle, Vintgar gorge,
• Lunch and wine tasting in Jeruzalem
• Farewell dinner on the coast
• Organisation of the programme
Visit the oldest Slovenian town – Ptuj. In the Late Iron Age it was settled by Celts, followed by Romans and lastly by Slavs, Germans and Slovenians. Main site in the town its castle with the best collection of items in Slovenia.
Maribor, a city nestled in the embrace of the green Pohorje Mountains. The city is located by the Drava River and in its centre grows the oldest – over 450 years old – vine in the world.
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.
Vintgar Gorge shows the incredible intact nature of Bled area and with its steep depths, rapid river, vegetation and the largest waterfall in Slovenia doesn´t fail to impress.
The charming old town of Radovljica with perfectly preserved architecture from 15th and 16th century and diverse offer of cultural sights.
Spectacular Predjama Castle, the largest castle buit into the cave and in the past home to Erazem of Predjama, main character of very interesting legend.
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.
Portorož is a popular Slovenian seaside resort and one of the major tourist areas. It offers the best accomodation and great spas and wellness centres.