The Best of Slovenia with Slovenian Riviera

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Duration: 7 nights

Prices include: Flights

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The Highlights of Slovenia itinerary allows you to discover more about the European Green Capital of Ljubljana.

Included in this tour is a historical walk through the Old Town, taking in most of the capital's main historical, architectural and cultural attractions, stopping for lunch at a delicious local food market to sample local cuisine. 

Another way to experience this beautiful city is by boat taking a ride along the Ljubljanica River. A ride lasts just under an hour and covers the majority of the old town's major sights from a unique vantage point. The 10m flat-bottomed vessel is constructed of solid larch and oak wood and can host up to 50 people at a time.

No trip to Ljubljana is complete without visiting Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana's most prominent landmark. Ljubljana castle has undergone numerous changes over its rich and dynamic history. In the company of a guide, you can take a virtual tour called Virtual Castle, visit the Outlook Tower and the castle's prison, and can view the exhibition Slovenian History.

For nature enthusiasts Best of Lake Bohinj Private Tour is a must. Bohinj is a part of the breathtaking Julian Alps and lies in Triglav National Park and is divided into two parts the Upper and the Lower Bohinj valley, with a combination of twenty-four villages in these two valleys. It is an ideal starting point for daytime adventures, such as mountaineering and climbing tours and walks on the winding trails that run throughout the valley. It offers great options and opportunities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. 

The Vogel Mountain Cable Car Ride with Homemade Lunch is a must try experience to get an aerial view of the beautiful majestic scenery over the Triglav National Park and head of the Bohinj Valley. Picture- postcard views await and the abundance of opportunities for active holidays in the mountains.

The rest of the tour includes experiences such as a Private “Pletna” Boat Ride to Bled Island. The origins of the Pletna boat go back to 1590. The Pletna boat is a wooden flat-bottom boat with a pointed bow and the stern widened with a step to enable passengers to enter. The title of the Pletna oarsman was handed down from generation to generation and is a must-try experience.

Visit Bled Island, the Church, the Wishing Bell and the Tower. The most recognizable symbol of the lake is this island and the Church of the Assumption with its long and diverse history.

For those with an interest in equestrian history and traditions, a visit to Stud Farm is a must. Your visit includes a carriage ride on the estate, a private visit to the stalls and a picnic lunch. 

Visit the Sečovlje Sea Salt Pans and discover the centuries-old tradition of salt-making; from the Middle Ages till today. 

Discover the picturesque and authentic Old Town of Piran wandering through ancient streets followed by a fresh walk along the sea front.

Besides from cultural sight-seeing tours, this itinerary will enable you to experience a range of outdoor adventures and activities including a cycling tour through Parenzana, originally a narrow railway tunnel, taking in the most breath-taking nature and scenery. This itinerary is perfect for those seeking a little bit of everything, from history and culture to adventure experiences. 

Day 1

Arrive at Ljubljana Airport

Check in at Cubo Hotel

Hotel Cubo is housed in an old protected building that has been enriched with a fresh, modern design to create an impressive contrast. Hotel Cubo is perfectly located – just a short walk away from the city centre.

Free Time at Leisure

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast in Your Hotel
Start your day with a great breakfast then meet your guide in the hotel lobby

The Best of Ljubljana Old Town Walk
During the tour you will see most of Ljubljana's main attractions. The guide will explain you Ljubljana's history and show you some of the nicest corners of Slovenia's capital: The Town Hall, a walking tour of Plečnik's architectural masterpieces, Križanke open-air theatre, the Napoleon monument, Central Food market, Prešeren square, Congress Square, the Triple Bridge, the Dragon Bridge and other.

Boat Ride on Ljubljanica River
No trip to Ljubljana is complete without taking a water-based tour along the Ljubljanica River to see the majority of the old town's major sights from a unique vantage point.

Visit to Ljubljana Castle
You will take the funicular ride and ascend to the castle. Ljubljana's most prominent landmark is Ljubljana Castle, which has undergone numerous changes over its rich and dynamic history. In the company of a guide, you can take a virtual tour called Virtual Castle, visit the Outlook Tower and the castle's prison, and can view the exhibition Slovenian History. Your guide will also take you around other parts of the castle and show you an early 19th century well with a wooden treadwheel crane for hoisting water, which is still operational today. This is a wonderful opportunity for photo enthusiasts, as it offers magnificent panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 3

Start your day with a great breakfast.

Drive to Lake Bohinj for a Private Tour and Boat ride on Lake Bohinj
Bohinj is a part of the breathtaking Julian Alps and lies in Triglav National Park. On one side, it is enclosed by the Lower Bohinj Mountains, which rise to 2.000 meters, and on the other by the Triglav mountain range with Mount Triglav as Slovenia`s highest mountain (2864 m).
The natural beauty of high mountains, lush forests and beautiful mountain pastures and meadows guarantee a pleasant stay.
It is an ideal starting point for daytime adventures, such as mountaineering and climbing tours and walks on the winding trails that run throughout the valley.
It offers great options and opportunities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. In winter, the valley becomes a winter sports center, while during summer, the most beautiful pearl of the valley, Lake Bohinj along with Sava Bohinjka, invite outdoorsmen to spend an active day in nature.

Vogel Mountain Cable Car Ride with Homemade Lunch
Vogel lies within the Triglav National Park, at the head of Bohinj Valley. The Vogel cable car will take you to the upper cable car station at a height of more than 1,500 meters above sea level. Enjoy the harmonious colours, the picture- postcard views and the abundance of opportunities for active holidays in the mountains. Favourable snow conditions make Vogel the perfect destination for skiing on natural snow, sometimes for as long as six months – from November to May. And in other seasons, Vogel offers scenic rides and convenient starting points for mountain hiking tours.

Private “Pletna” Boat Ride to Bled Island
Take a trip across the lake in the traditional Pletna boat and breathe in the atmosphere. You will experience a private boat ride to the island of Bled. Just you, the oarsman and tranquility all around.

Visit Bled Island, the Church, the Wishing Bell and the Tower
The most recognizable symbol of the lake is this island and the Church of the Assumption with its long and diverse history. What is more, the lush greenery also hides other interesting island buildings, like the bell-tower, the church, the chaplain's house, the provost's house and some mysterious legends. If you're lucky, you might witness a wedding on this island.
And as far as the wishing bell goes. . . well, superstitious or not, make a wish and ring away!

Visit to Bled Castle
The mighty Bled Castle offers the finest views of Bled island, the town of Bled and the wider countryside of Upper Carniola region. If you want to get a glimpse Bled's history, culture and people, visit the Bled Castle Museum. Get familiar with the traditional manual technological procedures of printing in the castle’s printing shop.
Why not order a small bottle of wine in the castle’s cellar? Restore your health with natural products from the herbal gallery and recover your strength in the castle’s restaurant and then visit the multi vision museum. In the summer months, the castle’s atmosphere is enlivened by the count’s visit and an archery tournament.

Day 4

Drive to Lipica

Lipica Stud Farm Experience with a Picnic
Lipica Stud Farm is the original home of Lipizzaner horses. The charms of the Lipica Stud Farm are hidden in the unseen, the stories written by the local history. Only when walking on the historical paths we can truly experience the greatness of the local equestrian tradition.
The Lipica story begins in the 16th century when the abandoned summer residence became the court stud farm.

Your experience at Lipica Stud Farm includes:

  • A Carriage ride on a estate
  • A Visit of stalls with private guide
  • Picnic on the estate

Drive to Portorož

Check in at Kempinski Palace Hotel Portorož
Kempinski Palace Portorož - Your royal treat on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, at the top of the Venetian Istria.
Relax on the Adriatic Sea, invigorate at the Rose Spa, savour the Sophia and Fleur de Sel restaurants, feel the business breeze at the Levante and Ponente meeting rooms, create your own fairy tale wedding in the historic private park and sense Istria in the wine cellar and La Dolce Vita in the Crystal Ballroom. The Kempinski Palace Portoroz - a royal treat, tailor made for you.

Day 5

Start your day with a great breakfast.

Visit of Sečovlje Sea Salt Pans - entry ticket
In the area, known as Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, the symbiosis between man and nature is marked with centuries-old tradition of salt-making; from the Middle Ages till today it has created a unique salina landscape. Owing to its specific architectural and historical features as well as to the exceptional diversity of plants and animals (such as 270 species of birds), the 650 ha large area of once thriving salt-pans is today protected as a cultural monument and nature park. In these northernmost Mediterranean salt-pans, salt is still produced traditionally, with classical salt-pan methods and tools, which is the reason why salt has retained its very special taste and exceptional characteristics. And you need no more than a fleeting glance at nature, which seems as if time stopped in it ages ago, to be totally enraptured by it.

Free Afternoon at Leisure

The Best of Piran Private Tour
Your guide will start the tour at the entry of Piran Old Town. You will have a short walk by the sea first, where you can stop at any time to breathe in the sea breeze and fully embrace the Mediterranean spirit.
After that, you will continue your exploration towards the center of Piran, with the open Tartini Square as the town's core.
And lastly, we suggest you wander the old streets, because nothing beats getting lost in beautiful places.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 6

Meet Your Guide in the Hotel Lobby

Cycling Tour Parenzana
Parenzana was a narrow gauge railway which connected Trieste with Poreč, operating from 1902 until 1935 and was eliminated due to unprofitability, because of cheaper and faster road transportation.

Free Afternoon at Leisure and overnight in the Hotel. 

Day 7

Breakfast in Your Hotel
Start your day with a great breakfast.

Free Day at Leisure

Day 8

Start your day with a great breakfast before driving to Ljubljana (LJU) Airport for your flight home.

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