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.
Mr Fanuael Gashu