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Duration: Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Price: $2,266
    • Accommodation in First Class hotels, taxes included
    • Professional English speaking Tour Director throughout
    • Transportation by a modern A/C motorcoach per itinerary
    • Breakfast daily
    • 2 x lunch at the local restaurant included with glass of wine / or coffee/tea incl.
    • 1 x light lunch (Cheese and butter farm in Bohinj area)
    • 1 x fish picnic on boat in Portoroz during the boat cruise along the Slovenian coast
    • 1 x welcome dinner at local restaurant incl. 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • 1 x dinner in a local restaurant incl. 1 glass of wine + 1 glass of juice/water/tea + 1 coffee/tea
    • 2 x dinner at the local restaurant with 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • 1 x dinner in Maribor
    • 1 x farewell dinner in a local restaurant in Venice with 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • 1 x prosciutto and wine tasting at Lisjak farm or similar
    • 2 x wine cellar visit with presentation and tasting (Ptuj and Goriska Brda)
    • 1 x Lasko Brewery visit with degustation
    • Entrances and inclusions: Bled Castle, Pletna, Poticnica, Cream cake, Vogel cable car return ticket, Funicular to Ljubljana Castle, Rogaska Crystal factory, Postojna cave
  • DAY 01: Wednesday, September 19

    Depart from the United States.

    DAY 02: Thursday, September 20 – ARRIVAL TO LJUBLJANA or VENICE AIRPORT – BLED

    Transfer by bus (1 ride) to Bled in Slovenia. Check in to your hotel. Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel. (D)

    DAY 03: Friday, September 21 – BLED

    Today you will enjoy the views of the lake from the top of Bled castle. Our next visit is the small Bled Island, that we reach in a typical wooden boat called pletna. We will be greeted in the “Poticnica”, where the local ladies will show how they make potica cake. While it bakes, you will visit the Church and the bell tower. Return to Poticnica and learn how to take the potica out of the oven. Try various kinds of potica (with walnuts, tarragon or poppy seeds, etc.). Return to the land and enjoy some free time. Don’t forget to taste the famous “Cream cake”!
    Dinner at Gostilna Avsenik with accordion player (on Fridays they have evenings with house band). Return to our Bled hotel for overnight. (B, D)

    DAY 04: Saturday, September 22 – BLED, EXCURSION TO BOHINJ

    Today we will drive to Bohinj, another Alpine resort and enjoy scenery of Bohinj Lake. Take a cable car to Vogel Mountain with beautiful overview over the lake and the Julian Alps. Have a quick lunch (stew type traditional dish) on Vogel Mountain. In the afternoon visit a local farm and learn how to make cheese and butter. The family will present you the whole process and you will also churn the milk to become cheese and butter. Also tasting of homemade products (cold cuts, cheeses, butter, drinks etc.) included.
    Return to our Bled hotel for overnight. (B, Light L)

    DAY 05: Sunday, September 23 – BLED, EXCURSION TO LJUBLJANA

    After breakfast full day trip to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour of Ljubljana old town. Take funicular to Ljubljana castle (entrance to the castle not included) and have lunch at the castle restaurant. Some free time in Ljubljana before we return to Bled for the night. Tonight, dinner with entertainment in Kunstelj restaurant in Radovljica. (B, L, D)

    DAY 06: Monday, September 24 – BLED – 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 07: Tuesday, September 25 – MARIBOR, EXCURSION TO PTUJ

    After breakfast free time, maybe to enjoy a spa. Afternoon drive to Ptuj for a visit of an old town with Ptujska klet wine cellar. Try best samples of their wines. Drive to Taverna Novak or Brenholc in Jeruzalem (or similar) for dinner with wine tasting and accordion music. (B, D)

    DAY 08: Wednesday, September 26 – MARIBOR – POSTOJNA – PORTOROZ

    Drive to Portoroz. On the way, we will stop at Trojane and try their best product, donuts with coffee or tea. Continue on to Postojna cave. Enjoy a guided tour of the cave. Drive to Lisjak homestead (or similar) for a wine tasting and to try Kras prosciutto. Continue on to Portoroz. Overnight. (B)

    DAY 09: Thursday, September 27 – PORTOROZ, EXCURSION TO GORISKA BRDA

    After breakfast drive to Goriska Brda. Lunch on a tourist farm. Visit of the picturesque town of Smartno, the view tower in Gonjace and Brda wine cellar (wine tasting with snack). (B)

    DAY 10: Friday, September 28 – PORTOROZ. BOAT PICNIC

    Morning at leisure. Around noon, depart by boat from Portoroz and sail along Slovenian coast to Piran. Late picnic lunch aboard with music entertainment (accordion player) would be the best way to say goodbye to Slovenia. Disembark in Piran and have a sightseeing tour of this picturesque town with your tour director. Evening at leisure. (B, L)

    DAY 11: Saturday, September 29 – PORTOROZ – VENICE/MESTRE

    After breakfast drive to Venice. Check in to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and enjoying views of the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs. Farewell diner in a local restaurant. Return to your hotel. (B, D)

    DAY 12: Sunday, September 30 – DEPARTURE – VENICE/MESTRE

    After breakfast drive to Venice airport (one bus transfer). (B)

  • 2018 Departure Dates & Prices
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single supplement
    19 September 2018 30 September 2018 $ 2,266 $ 350
  • Tour Route

    Srce Slovenije Tour Route

 

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