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Duration: Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 04, 2017
Price: $ 1,822
    • Accommodation Tourist Class (or similar), taxes included
    • Transportation by modern A/C motor coach per itinerary
    • Services of a professional English speaking Tour Director
    • Younger, active guide provided
    • Breakfast daily
    • 1 traditional Slovenian evening – dinner with show (3 course menu + 1 glass of wine)
    • 3 dinners at local restaurants (3 course menu without drinks)
    • 2 beer tastings with snack
    • 1 wine tasting with snack
    • 2 lunches at local restaurants (3 course menu without drinks)
    • 1 lunch at alpine hut (2 course traditional meal)
    • Entrances and inclusions as outlined
  • Day 1. Saturday, June 24: arrival to Ljubljana

    One group bus transfer provided from Ljubljana or Venice Airports. You will be met upon arrival, and transferred to Ljubljana. Check in at hotel possible after 2 PM. Time to freshen up and continue to the city centre for boat ride on Ljubljanica River (45 minutes). Slovenian evening at local restaurant (dinner with folklore show). Take part in Independence Day celebrations (open to public). Overnight in Ljubljana. (D)

    Day 2. Sunday, June 25: in Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Visit Presidential Palace (palace open to public). Afterwards enjoy a walking sightseeing tour of Ljubljana old town. Take funicular to Ljubljana castle (entrance to the castle included) and have lunch at the castle restaurant. Afternoon tour of Union Brewery with beer tasting. In the evening enjoy pub crawl tour. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B,L)

    Day 3. Monday, June 26: Ljubljana – Lasko – Maribor

    Breakfast and departure for Lasko. Upon arrival tour of the brewery with beer tasting. Drive to Rogaska Slatina and visit the crystal factory. You will take a tour of the factory where their world famous crystal is produced. Continue to Maribor. Dinner and overnight in Maribor. (B,D)

    Day 4. Tuesday, June 27: Maribor – Velika Planina – Bled

    Walking tour of Maribor city. During the tour we will pass the Freedom Square with one of Maribor’s most significant landmarks, the monument dedicated to the deceased in the Second World War. Then we will enter the Castle Square with its fascinating Castle and Museum that holds the biggest fashion collection in the country. We will pass the Maribor cathedral on the way towards the Main Square, reined by the Plague Memorial and the Town Hall Rotovz. Our last stop will be Lent, on the tranquil banks of the riverfront of the Drava River. It is the oldest part of central Maribor and the site of the oldest grapevine in the world. Departure for Velika Planina. Upon arrival take cable car to the mountain and enjoy lunch at alpine hut (2 course traditional meal). Afterwards, drive to Bled for overnight. (B,L)

    Day 5. Wednesday, June 28: Bled

    Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Bled including entrance to Bled castle, a Pletna boat ride and church visit on the island of Bled. Afternoon at leisure, optional tour to Bohinj available (not included in tour rate). Overnight in Bled. (B)

    Day 6. Thursday, June 29: Bled – Bovec

    Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Bovec. Afternoon dedicated to sport activities in the area (optional, not included in tour price), or explore Bovec on your own. Dinner at local restaurant in Bovec. Overnight in Bovec. (B,D)

    Day 7. Friday, June 30: Bovec – Goriska Brda

    Breakfast at hotel and drive to Goriska Brda region. Visit of the picturesque town of Šmartno, the view tower in Gonjače and visit Brda wine cellar (wine tasting with snack). Drive to the Slovenian Riviera. Check into hotel. Dinner and overnight in Goriska Brda. (B,Wt, D)

    Day 8. Saturday, July 1: Goriska Brda – Izola –Piran – Portoroz

    Breakfast at hotel. Travel to Slovenian coast and visit the towns of Piran and Izola with your tour director. Overnight in Portoroz. (B)

    Day 9. Sunday, July 2: Portoroz

    Breakfast at hotel. Optional excursion to Venice (subject to availability and not included in tour price). Morning transfer and departure for your relaxing 2½ hour catamaran ride to Venice. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Venice, and still have time to explore the magical canals on your own. Visit highlights like St Marks Square, the famous Rialto Bridge, or take a gondola ride. Later, return to Slovenia by catamaran. Overnight in Portoroz. (B)

    Day 10. Monday, July 3: Portoroz – Predjama – Postojna

    Breakfast and drive to Postojna cave. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of the cave. After lunch at local restaurant travel to nearby Predjama castle, an imposing castle perched high upon a vertical cliff. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle. Overnight Postonja. (B, L)

    Day 11. Tuesday, July 4: depart Postojna

    Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Ljubljana or Venice airport (one group bus transfer). (B)

  • 2016 Departure Dates & Prices
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single Room Supplement
    24 Jun 2017 4 Jul 2017 $ 1,822 $ 296
  • Tour Route

    Route for Experience Slovenia with Kara Maruszak & Friends Tour

 

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