Depart from the United States.
Transfer by bus (1 ride) to Bled in Slovenia. Check in to your hotel. Welcome dinner and overnight at hotel. (D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
After breakfast drive to Venice airport (one bus transfer). (B)
|19 September 2018||30 September 2018||$ 2,266||$ 350|
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