Arrival at Ljubljana Airport, after immigration transfer to Ljubljana.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a Central European city lying between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, in the basin at the confluence of the Sava and Ljubljanica Rivers. Ljubljana has all the facilities of a modern capital, yet it has maintained the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of a small town.
Check-in in Hotel in Ljubljana. Leisure time for the rest of the day. Accommodation in Hotel in Ljubljana.
After breakfast, you will go on a city tour of Ljubljana. The tour will start with a walk on foot through the old part of town along the Ljubljanica River, where you will see the most important cultural and historical monuments including the Three Bridges and the New and Old Markets where you will be delighted with boutique shops and nice restaurants. You will also stop at the famous bridge and learn a few secrets of the medieval city before the path continues to the town square with the Town Hall and the city icon - a well symbolizing the three rivers of Carniola. You will also visit the nearby baroque church of St. Nicholas, the food market and the Dragon Bridge with its four dragons that protect the city while also serving as its trademark. With the funicular railway you will climb to the castle which rises above the town, see a presentation of the development of the city in the Virtual Museum and finally climb the castle’s tower and enjoy the view over the city and its green surroundings.
In the afternoon you will explore the medieval history of Slovenia by touring the oldest Slovenian town of Skofja Loka. Skofja Loka was the center of the Loka dominion for 830 years and the last Freising bishops left an indelible mark on the place. The Old Town boasts many attractions of past times, including the Loka Castle, built well before 1202, which reigns over the city and presents Skofja Loka with best-preserved medieval town in Slovenia. Here you can take an excellent cup of coffee in the central Loka market or try the oldest restaurant in the city.
Accommodation in Hotel in Ljubljana.
After breakfast, departure to the beautiful and mountainous northwest of Slovenia. The first stop will be in Kranjska Gora, which is a popular sport and tourist center, famous for not only its winter sports but also for its natural beauty and exceptionally scenic walking, biking, hiking and climbing routes. You will also bear witness to a 300-year-old Lizenjakove house, which was a restaurant in the past.
The second stop will be in Planica, a picturesque alpine valley carved out by glaciers and known for its ski jumps, where annual events and competitions for the World Cup are held. At the famous hill, many world records in the length of ski jumps were achieved. The world record is currently 240m, reached by Norwegian Bjorn Einar Romoren.
The tour will proceed to Bled. The town of Bled, with its alpine lake, glacial origin, the famous island-living goddess, and the oldest castle in Slovenia, is one of the most prestigious Slovenian resorts. Bled has been the most popular tourist resort in Austro-Hungarian Monarchy since the 19th century Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered its ideal natural conditions and founded a health center there. The tour will take you to Bled Island, which has been visited by pilgrims since ancient history, by a traditional boat called Pletna. From the castle, you will admire the unbelievable beauty of the lake and the high peaks of the Julian Alps.
Accommodation in Hotel in Bled.
After breakfast, departure to Slovenia's largest natural lake of glacial origin - Bohinj Lake. You will then ascend the cable car to Vogel (1537m), located in the south-eastern part of the Julian Alps, and at the top we will enjoy nice weather the beautiful view of Triglav National Park and the lake.
The tour will proceed into the heart of the Triglav National Park, where you will see the magnificent, 1.6 km-long natural gorge Vintgar through which the turquoise Radovna River flows.
Accommodation in Hotel in Bled.
After breakfast, departure to Postojna, which at the time of Austria-Hungary constituted the only exit to the Adriatic Sea. Postojna has a favourable geographical position as it lies at the crossroads of routes between Vienna and Trieste. It is best known for its cave, which has been visited since prehistoric times. The cave is a network of 23 kilometres of tunnels, galleries and halls, and in the past 200 years, experienced guides have guided more than 30 million visitors. This is the biggest classical karst cave and the most visited tourist cave in Europe. The cave train will take you into the depths where, thanks to the electric lighting, you can appreciate all the dimensions and nuances of underground karst where the geological past is written in a unique way.
Only 20 km from the Postojna Cave stands one of the most picturesque wonders of human history - Predjama Castle. The castle has stood for over 700 years in the 123-meter cliff as a powerful, defiant and impregnable fortress as well as the perfect for secret home of the bold, headstrong and rebellious Erazem Predjama. Photo stop.
The tour will proceed to the Slovenian coast. Your will first stop in Piran, a romantic town that has retained over time its medieval design of narrow streets, tightly compressed houses which rise in steps uphill, contact with the sea, countless markets and ten churches. Tartini Square, which proudly adorns the center of town, is named after a famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini, who bore the name of Piran to the world. After strolling around this beautiful sea town, you will climb to the church on the hill above the town, where a magnificent cathedral, the church of Piran's patron Saint George, stands. From there, the beautiful view of Piran and the surrounding area can be taken in, and even across the sea to the Croatian and the Italian coast.
In the afternoon you will walk towards fashionable Portoroz, where you can admire the luxurious hotels and beautiful sandy beaches.
Accommodation in Hotel in Portoroz.
After breakfast, departure to Porec. You will stroll in the old part of Porec, the largest touristic city in Istria. It is known for its narrow, labyrinthine streets which are full of many artistic creators. You will also see the Euphrasian Basilica, which was put on Unesco's list of Wold Heritage in 1997. It is a great work of Byzantine arts with beautiful mosaics and among the finest in Europe.
The tour will continue towards Rovinj where you will learn the legend of Saint Euphemia and stroll down the narrow stone streets, full of small shops with junk jewellery.
Departure towards Opatija in the afternoon. This is a peaceful Adriatic touristic centre, situated in the Kvarner Gulf near the town of Rijeka on the northern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Opatija was once said to have been a summer and winter resort of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy, mostly due to its mild climate. Today, Opatija is a town of parks, luxury hotels, old mansions and summer residences which have been transformed into beautiful hotels with wellness centres, congress halls and pools.
Accommodation in Hotel in Opatija.
After breakfast, departure towards the Plitvice Lakes National Park and tour the Park in the afternoon. It is composed of 16 blue and green lakes, connected with more than 90 waterfalls and rapids. For the beauty and the attraction of the Plitvice Lakes, travertine and the plants of travertine take the credit. With the formation of travertine and the partition of the river bed, lakes have formed. This is a magnificent architectonic phenomenon of nature, surrounded by thick woods in which bears, wolves, wild hares, martens, and partridges live. The park has belonged to UNESCO Cultural Heritage since 1979.
Accommodation in Hotel in Plitvice.
After breakfast, departure to Zadar, the largest city of northern Dalmatia, which was settled by the Romans as early as the 4th century BC. You will then enjoy a short walk through the old town, which boasts the church of Saint Donato - the symbol of the city, the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the remains of the town square which dates from Roman times.
The tour will proceed towards the coastal town of Trogir, situated in central Dalmatia, only 25 km from Split. The Old Town covers an area of only 1 km2, but the island in it is intertwined with numerous palaces, churches and bell towers of different styles, from Romanesque-Gothic, the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The most beautiful architectural work is that of the cathedral of St. Lorenzo which was built in the 13th century. Again, this rich cultural village has been protected since 1997 under UNESCO.
The tour will proceed in Split, which is the second largest city in Croatia and the capital city of Split-Dalmatia County.
Accommodation in Hotel in Split.
After breakfast, you will go on a guided tour of Split. The city got its reputation by the building of Diocletian's palace in the 3rd century. Today it is one of the largest and best preserved late Gothic palaces in the world. Not only for the conservation of individual components, but also because the original architectural form which proclaimed a new Early Christian, Byzantine and early medieval art. The tour of the city center will include Diocletian's Palace, the Cathedral of St. Duje built during the Middle Ages using the materials of an ancient mausoleum, Jupiter's Temple and a walk along the Riva, the main coastal promenade, where tourists from around the world gather in the picturesque cafes.
In the afternoon departure to the port to take a ferry to the Island of Hvar (2 hours). Hvar is the longest and the sunniest island in Croatia. Residents of Hvar mostly work in the fishing and tourism industries. Another major economic activity is the cultivation of lavender, used for aromatic oils and soaps. Hvar is often called the "island of lavender". Hvar is also one of the two most famous winemaking zones in Croatia. Vineyards on the southern side of the island are famous for red wines produced from the Plavac Mali grape. Hvar has a very mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation that make it one of the most attractive tourist centers in Europe. The island promotes itself as "the sunniest spot in Europe", with over 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year.
Accommodation in Hotel in Hvar.
After breakfast, departure on a guided tour of town Hvar. It features a large public square (St Stephen's Square ) that is open to the sea. During the tourist season, the port is filled with large yachts.
You will also enjoy in one of the beautiful Hvar beach with clean unpolluted sea, surrounded by pine forests.
Hvar is also famous for its nightlife. You can visit on of many cocktail bars or discos where you can dance the whole night.
Accommodation in Hotel in Hvar.
After breakfast, departure toward Split and Zagreb.
Arrival to Zagreb in the afternoon. Zagreb is a city of parks, palaces, museums and universities. The city lies on the south-western part of the Pannonian Basin and extends between the Sava River and Mount Medvednica. It represents an important link between Central Europe and Asia Minor and the shortest link between the Pannonian Plain and the Adriatic Sea.
Accommodation in Hotel in Zagreb.
After breakfast, departure on a tour of the biggest attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the picturesque and bustling marketplace Dolac, the Church of St. Mark - the symbol of Zagreb, the vantage point of the tower Lotrscak which offers a splendid view over Zagreb, the stone gate where you can light a candle, and Bana Jelacic Square, which is not only the crossroads of the upper and lower parts of the city but also the heart of the city, connecting the young and old residents of Zagreb.
Afternoon free at leisure.
Accommodation in Hotel in Zagreb.
After breakfast, leisure time till departure. Transfer to the airport.
Mr Fanuael Gashu
Einspilerjeva 6 - 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 1000