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Duration: Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
Price: $ 2,099
    • Accommodation in listed hotels, taxes included
    • Archive visits in Ljubljana arranged by SGSI
    • Optional visits to the Archives in Koper and Maribor available through arrangements with SGSI
    • Meeting with Dr. Noah Charney, author of the book “Slovenology”
    • Breakfast daily
    • 1 meeting room in Ptuj with a coffee break & lunch
    • 1 welcome dinner at hotel or local restaurant incl. 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • 1 lunch at local restaurant + coffee/tea
    • 1 farewell dinner at the local restaurant with 1 glass of wine + coffee/tea
    • 2 wine tasting
    • Entrances and inclusions indicated with bold letters
    • Rafting excursion with light lunch & drinks
    • Professional English speaking Tour director
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (1 ride each way)
    • Transportation by a modern A/C motor coach per itinerary (Sep 17-20)
  • Day 01: Wednesday, September 16

    Depart from the United States.

    Day 02: Thursday, September 17 – Arrival to Ljubljana/Venice Airport – Ptuj

    Transfer (1 ride) by bus to Ptuj in Slovenia. Meet and greet at the hotel with welcome drink followed by welcome dinner in the hotel or local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. (D)

    Day 03: Friday, September 18 – Ptuj

    Morning conference from 08:00-12:00 (included basic equipment and coffee break (coffee, tea and croissant). Lunch included in the hotel. Visit local family who produce the Kurent costume. Family will present you the history of the costume and the manufacturing. Afterwards, we will continue with a short walking tour of this charming small town including entrance to Ptuj castle and visit a local wine producer (Ptuj Wine cellar or similar) for wine tasting. Enjoy evening at leisure and overnight in Ptuj. (B,L)

    Day 04: Saturday, September 19 – Ptuj – Maribor

    After breakfast drive to Maribor for city sightseeing tour and at the end you will board a timber raft. The happy mood onboard will be contributed to by the Splavarski trio (Rafter’s Trio) with their Slovene music and they will also enrich your experience onboard with a Rafter’s Baptism of one of the guests. The program also includes a presentation of river Drava timber rafting in past times, a rafter’s snack, drinks according to the “all you can drink” system and a tasting of traditional rafter’s coffee, which is brewed onboard in the raft’s kitchen just as it was in days of old. During the raft you will have also a light lunch bowl of traditional goulash). Drive to Ptuj for overnight. ( (B, light L)

    Day 05: Sunday, September 20 – Ptuj – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Morning mass in church in Ptuj (not private). Drive to Ljubljana. We will stop in Kamnik and in local restaurant we will first meet with Dr. Noah Charney, perhaps the most famous American living in Slovenia and author of the book Slovenology, continue with the lunch. Evening sightseeing of lovely Ljubljana, including the historic city center, a funicular ride to the Ljubljana castle. We will explore a mighty medieval fortress. (B,L)

    Day 06: Monday, September 21 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments in Ljubljana. Optional archive appointments in Koper and Maribor available. (B)

    Day 07: Tuesday, September 22 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments in Ljubljana. Optional archive appointments in Koper and Maribor available. (B)

    Day 08: Wednesday, September 23 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments in Ljubljana. Optional archive appointments in Koper and Maribor available. (B)

    Day 09: Thursday, September 24 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointmentsin Ljubljana. Optional archive appointments in Koper and Maribor available. In the evening “farewell” dinner at local restaurant in Gostilna Belšak on Slavkov dom or similar. (B,D)

    Day 10: Friday, September 25 – Ljubljana

    Breakfast at hotel. Archive appointments in Ljubljana. Optional archive appointments in Koper and Maribor available. (B)

    Day 11: Saturday, September 26 – Depart Ljubljana

    After breakfast drive (1 ride) to Ljubljana airport for flight back home. (B)


  • Departure Date & Price
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single supplement
    16 September 2020 26 September 2020 $ 2,099 $ 889

    • Final payment due July 15, 2020
    • Sep 17-20: Ptuj, Grand Hotel Primus
    • Sep 20-26: Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union

 

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