Departure to one of the most beautiful capitals in the Europe - Ljubljana has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. Accommodation in a quality relax hotel (4 or 5 star hotel).
Departure to a fairy tale landscape of Lake Bled. A guided tour of a charming Bled and a visit of a confectionary, snacking on a typical Bled dessert – the Bled cream slice.
We are going to drive with a wooden boat called pletnja to the only Slovenian charming island with a church, where you can rig the famous wishing bell and make a wish.
We head to the stunning Bohinj Lake situated in the Triglav Natural Park . We make a stop at the lake and then proceed to the cable car, taking us to the Vogel viewpoint at 1800 m a.s.l. (magnificent view of the Bohinj Lake).
A guided tour of the boutique family farm, cheese dairy and ripening cellars, where the entire procedure of the production of cheese and other milk products can be observed by the guests.
We have selected a special tasting program in the room of dairy and gastronomy and guided tasting of individual products and cheeses.
An example of a guided tasting (every tasting can be adapted to guests’ wishes):
- tasting of cottage cheese spreads
- hard and semi-hard cheeses
- homemade bread from a nearby bakery
- local culinary additives
- water and homemade apple juice
Excellent four-course dinner in a family restaurant, placed among top 10 restaurants in Gorenjska region.
Guided private visit of Ljubljana: a romantic bridges, the castle on the hill, with a view of Ljubljana and its surroundings, the remains from Roman times, the interweaving of different epochs, reflected in buildings (the old town nucleus with its major sights: the medieval Ljubljana Castle, Three Bridges, the Robba Fountain, Park Tivoli).
Supper in a quality castle restaurant focusing on Slovenian delicious innovative traditional food and Slovenian wine.
The boat ride. Panoramic tour from the water perspective. You can enjoy the view of Ljubljana Castle, some of the embassies and newly renewed river banks.
Free time on your disposal.
A visit to a boutique family-owned fish hatchery. Guests are taken in boats to fish hatcher basins and have a look at the fish farm renowned for the Piran comber grown in unpolluted waters. At the end of your visit, a tasting of delicious fish specialities.
A visit the ancient romantic town Piran. A guided tour (the Piranka house, parish church, town wall...).
Dinner in a small family run restaurant in Piran, famous for tastefully fresh seafood dishes.
Departure to stunning Postojna Cave, with its “human fish” (Proteus), for whom it was once believed they were baby dragons. Postojna Cave is one of the most interesting karst caves, where guests make a wonderful journey into the caves by train. After having admired numerous stalactites and halls we continue to the one of the most interesting Predjama Castle, perching on a vertical cliff. The legend has it that a knight of Predjama, Erasmus, lived there.
Dinner at the famous manor of innovative cuisine in Vipava, which is known for numerous Italian guests ( Restaurateurs d'Europe).
Departure to Soca valley.
The valley and its emerald Soča river received in 2008 the EDEN (European destinations of excellence) award. A part of the film The Chronicles of Narnia was shot on the Soča river. The valley offers numerous sports activities (rafting, climbing, cycling, fishing, golf). There, one can also get the insight into the past, related to the Soča Front in World War I.
Lunch in a family renowned restaurant. Restaurant is a beautiful countryside house & estate, with three generations living in different floors. Behind the house, there is a huge herb, flower and vegetable garden, beside it you can hear a lively creek, home to a small family of trouts. The cook chef has obtained a lot of world prizes.
(If desired we could take you to the wine boutique region 'Tuscany of Slovenia' - wine tasting)
Visit the jewel of the Dolenjska region, Otočec famous for the charming castle on an islet rising from the mists of the Krka River.
Honey tasting in a honey boutique in Šmarješke toplice.
Pamper your senses in the magical world of bees and beekeeping by the tasting of delicacies and learn how honey products can enrich the quality of your life. All products are made in compliance with strict organic guidelines, without pesticides, fertilizers and genetically modified organisms. They are also completely free of preservatives, colorants and artificial flavors.
The honey boutique also offers homemade organic jams, products with honey: jam, vinegar, wine, organic pollen, soup...
Time at your disposal in Ljubljana.
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