Slovenia Discovery (2021) - 8 days

A tiny country nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic, Slovenia is a charming little-known paradise that offers the pristine, glacial Lake Bled surrounded by mountains and forests, beautiful Vintgar Gorge carved by a crystal-clear river, the world’s most extensive caves and a stunning coastline dotted with picturesque villages. Discover all these natural treasures plus impressive Castle’s and a wine region boasting the world’s oldest vine. Slovenia … simply beautiful and awaiting your discovery.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • The complete Slovenian experience: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Štajerska wine region, castles, caves and the picturesque Adriatic coast.
  • 7 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels.
  • 7 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L).
  • Guided sightseeing of Ljubljana, Lake Bled and Piran.
  • Lunch and wine tasting in the Štajerska wine region.
  • Lunch on Lake Bled served with a spectacular view.
  • Experience Lake Bled by traditional Slovenian Pletna boat with visit to Bled Island.
  • Visit Triglav National Park including Vintgar Gorge, Šum waterfall and Lake Jasna.
  • Tour Predjama Castle with audio-guide.
  • Guided group tour of Postojna Cave.
  • Visit the charming towns of Žiče, Maribor, Škofja Loka, Kranjska Gora and Piran.
  • Entrance to Ljubljana Castle, Žiče Monastery, Loka Castle and Museum, Lake Bled Castle, Church of the Assumption, Triglav National Park, Church of St George Bell Tower and Piran’s medieval walls.
  • Deluxe VIP transport including airport transfer on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
11 May 2021, Ljubljana18 May 2021, Ljubljana$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
15 June 2021, Ljubljana22 June 2021, Ljubljana$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
13 July 2021, Ljubljana20 July 2021, Ljubljana$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
31 August 2021, Ljubljana7 September 2021, Ljubljana$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
28 September 2021, Ljubljana5 October 2021, Ljubljana$5,190 AUD$2,600 AUD
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Commences: 31 August 2021, Ljubljana Conclude: 7 September 2021, Ljubljana Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability:
Commences: 28 September 2021, Ljubljana Conclude: 5 October 2021, Ljubljana Prices (twin share): $5,190 AUD Prices (single): $2,600 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Ljubljana

Tucked between Italy, Austria and Croatia, Slovenia maybe small and relatively undiscovered, but it delivers pristine alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes and a stunning coastline. On arrival, transfer to your wonderful hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore the pedestrian friendly historic centre with cafés lining the banks of the Ljubljana River, beautiful Plečnik designed buildings, museums and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Day: 2 Ljubljana

B, L

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Ljubljana’s old town including the Kresija Building, Robba Fountain, Ljubljana Cathedral, Ljubljana Castle, Town Square, Cobblers Bridge, Triple Bridge, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Prešeren Square and Dragon Bridge. Afterward, enjoy a welcome lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is available to enjoy at your leisure. With so many Museums in the city, enticing options include the National Museum of Slovenia and The Museum of Modern Art.

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Day: 3 Ljubljana – Žiče – Maribor – Ljubljana

B, L

Enjoy a full day excursion to the beautiful Štajerska wine region. Start with a brief visit to Žiče Charterhouse, an ancient 12th century monastery. Explore the ruins and the exhibition before continuing to the Štajerska wine region known for its aromatic whites. The landscape around Špičnik, is characterised by beautiful vineyards nestled on rolling hills including the famous heart-shaped road ‘Heart of Slovenia’. After a wine tasting, enjoy a gourmet lunch at a renowned restaurant. Finish with leisure time in Maribor, a medieval pedestrian village that boasts ‘Stara Trta’, the world’s oldest vine at 400 years, before returning to Ljubljana.

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Day: 4 Ljubljana – Škofja Loka – Lake Bled

B, L

Visit the town of Škofja Loka to explore Loka Castle, Loka Museum and the town square’s famous pastel-hued 16th century houses. Continue to Lake Bled, set in a picturesque location surrounded by mountains and forests. On arrival, visit Bled Castle, the oldest in Slovenia dating to 1011AD, followed by an organised lunch with a magnificent view of the Lake. In the afternoon, take a cruise on Lake Bled on a traditional Pletna and visit the Island’s historic church. The rest of the day is available at leisure to absorb the breath-taking scenery.

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Day: 5 Lake Bled – Triglav National Park – Kranjska Gora – Lake Bled

B

Today, discover more of Slovenia’s stunning natural beauty. Visit the Triglav National Park and the 1600 metre Vintgar Gorge which features sheer canyon walls between 50 and 100 metres in height. Also visit the picturesque Šum Waterfall, the largest river waterfall in Slovenia. Continue to the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora for an independent lunch before finishing with the gorgeous emerald green Lake Jasna surrounded by stunning alps. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon to absorb Lake Bled’s beauty.

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Day: 6 Lake Bled – Predjama Castle – Postojna Caves – Piran

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Depart Lake Bled for a visit of Predjama Castle, built within a cave mouth to make access difficult. The structure dates to the 13th century and features a hidden passageway. Continue to Postojna Caves, Queen of the underground world. Experience a fascinating subterranean paradise shaped by tiny water droplets over millions of years. The caves are also home to ‘baby dragons’, the rare and unusual Olm, found only in the Dinaric karst. After your tour, continue to the charming coastline to check into your seaside hotel.

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Day: 7 Piran

B, L

Enjoy a guided morning walking tour of Piran, known for its long pier, Venetian architecture and narrow streets. The old town is one of the best-preserved historical towns on the Adriatic. The tour includes Tratini Square and the Church of St George and provides stunning views from the medieval city walls and the Bell Tower of St George. Afterward, enjoy a closing tour lunch and the rest of the day to enjoy at leisure before returning to your hotel.

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Day: 8 Piran – Ljubljana

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After breakfast, the tour concludes with a return to Ljubljana for your onward journey.

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