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Duration: Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Price: $ 2,076
    • Accommodation in listed hotels, taxes included
    • Breakfast daily
    • Welcome dinner at hotel or local restaurant incl. 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • One lunch at local restaurant + coffee/tea
    • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant with 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • Entrance fees to listed attractions and supplied meals are highlighted in bold
    • Meeting in Piran with coffee break
    • Professional Tour director throughout
    • Transportation by a modern A/C motor coach
  • Day 01: Wednesday, October 2

    Depart from the United States.

    Day 02: Thursday, October 3 – Arrival to Ljubljana/Venice Airport – Piran

    Travel by bus to Piran in Slovenia. Meet and greet at the hotel with welcome drink followed by welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel. (D)

    Day 03: Friday, October 4 – Piran

    Morning conference at the Marine Biology Center Piran (http://www.nib.si/mbp/en). Free time for lunch.
    A guided walking tour of the Secovlje saltworks, the largest Slovenian salt evaporation pond, will occur in the afternoon. At the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, the past and the present walk hand in hand. The Piran salt-workers follow the ancient method of salt production that has been practiced on Pag Island for over one thousand years. This is a opportunity to see a unique location. Drive to Piran to enjoy evening at your leisure. (B, Morning coffee break during conference)

    Day 04: Saturday, October 5 – Piran

    After breakfast, drive to the Lipica Stud Farm. It is the cradle of all Lipizzaner horses in the world. The Lipizzaners were made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the most beautiful cultural and historical sites in Slovenia. The day continues with a visit to a to a nearby wine producer for Teran wine and prosciutto tasting. This is followed by a visit to the Skocjan caves. The caves were placed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 1986. It is recognized as the largest known underground canyon in the world. RECOMMENDED: good walking shoes, jacket. Duration: 1,5 hrs (walking tour only). In the afternoon travel back to Piran. (B,Wt)

    Day 05: Sunday, October 6 – Piran – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ljubljana and enjoy a light lunch in one of the local restaurants. Hotel check-in. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. (B,L)

    Day 06: Monday, October 7 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments. Tour director at disposal. (B)

    Day 07: Tuesday, October 8 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments. Tour director at disposal. (B)

    Day 08: Wednesday, October 9 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments. Tour director at disposal. (B)

    Day 09: Thursday, October 10 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments. Tour director at disposal. In the evening a “farewell” dinner will take place at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    Day 10: Friday, October 11 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments. Tour director at disposal. (B)

    Day 11: Saturday, October 12 – Depart Ljubljana

    After breakfast the group will depart together for the Ljubljana airport. (B)

  • 2019 Departure Dates & Prices
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single supplement
    2 October 2019 12 October 2019 $ 2,076 $ 1,090

    • There is a limited number of rooms at the Grand Hotel Union. A deposit of $350 per person per trip is required to hold rooms. Lev Hotel will be the alternate with a $190 reduction.
    • Final payment due August 3, 2019

 

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