Day 015th June 2019
Day 026th June 2019
- Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj (B, D)
After breakfast, you will head towards the Slovenian ‘Lake district’, one of the most beautiful areas in the country. A short drive will take you to Lake Bohinj where you will relax enjoying the pristine beauty of this glacial lagoon framed by the Julian Alps.
From there, you may wish to make an optional trip to the Savica waterfall, one of the springs of river Sava, which sprouts straight out of the vertical rock.
Around midday, you will head to the famous Lake Bled. Aside from its picturesque landscape, Bled is also known for its excellent cuisine, one of the specialties being the Bled cream cake.
There, you will have plenty of free time to stroll around or enjoy some of the available optional activities.
Optional activities may include: A climb towards the mediaeval castle on the rock above the lake; a trip with a local gondola; a rowing boat-trip to the island with its baroque church; a visit to the villa of former, Yugoslav President Tito with a tea break in his tea house, high above the Bled lake.
Late in the afternoon, a short drive along Sava River will take you to a guesthouse at a village for a relaxing evening, before a tasty local welcome dinner.
A few details about the two lakes:
Lake Bohinj is surrounded by the Lower Bohinj Mountains, which rise to 2,000 meters and on the north by the Triglav mountain range with Mount Triglav, Slovenia`s highest mountain (2864 m). Bohinj is one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park.
Lake Bled: The outstanding natural beauty of the lake and its surrounding landscape ranks high among the alpine resorts around the world. The area is famous for its mild, healing climate and thermal-water lake. The beauty of the mountains as they reflect on the lake, the sun, the serenity, and the fresh air turn Lake Bled into an ideal destination worth exploring.
Day 037th June 2019
- Mostnica Gorge Hike / River Rafting (B)
After breakfast, you will head towards Lake Bohinj from where you will embark on a 2-hour hike in the Mostnica River gorge. You will walk along a steep 20 – 30m high canyon, next to rapids, waterfalls and the stone bridges of Mostnica until you reach the mountain lodge. From there, you will walk back, following the route on the opposite side of the gorge.
In the afternoon, you will embark on a rafting adventure. It will start near Lake Bled following the crystal-clear waters of River Sava (a 10-kilometer-long journey). Experienced guides will teach you some rafting tricks, will entertain you with a variety of exciting games and will take photos of you turning this adventure into a perfect memory.
Note: All necessary, high-quality, rafting equipment is provided, including a wet-suit, life jacket, helmet and shoes. All you need to bring is a towel, a swimsuit and a strap holder for your glasses (if you wear any).
In the evening, you will return to the hotel for relaxation or exploration of the city.
Day 048th June 2019
- Vogel cable car ride (B, L)
After breakfast, you will head to the cable car stand in Bohinj.
The Vogel Cable Car is one of the “must-have” experiences in Bohinj as you will be taken from Lake Bohinj (569m) to the Vogel ski center (1533m), having the opportunity to marvel from above at incredible views of the lake. Upon arrival, you will walk through the highland Karst area with more beautiful views on the Bohinj Lake and the mountains of the Triglav range, hopefully also seeing some of the wildlife (chamois, steinbock, golden eagle, etc.).
You will then take a chairlift to get under the Vogel mountain. As you enjoy a couple of hours walk on the slopes of the mountains, the fittest of you may wish to summit Vogel (1922 m asl). In the end, you will enjoy a picnic lunch on the slopes of the mountain and return to the hotel late in the afternoon, descending again with the cable car.
Day 059th June 2019
- On the Slovenian coastline / Škocjan Caves / Lipica Stud Farm / Predjama Castle (B)
After breakfast, you will head to the Slovenian coast, driving through central Slovenia and the Karst area, visiting all the important highlights along the way.
You will enjoy a 2-hour walk through the underground world of the Škocjan Caves, which are on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites and are famous for the 1400-meter long and 150-meter deep underground canyon of the Reka River.
There are two more (optional) stops on the way to the coast (additional costs apply):
Lipica Stud Farm: one of the oldest stud farms in the world and the birthplace of the Lipizzaner horse. The over 400-year-old tradition of breeding these white horses has been preserved to the present day in the heart of the Karst landscape and represents one of the most beautiful natural and cultural monuments of Slovenia.
Predjama Castle: a medieval castle built in the middle of a rocky cliff face. Invincible, it was conquered only by betrayal, and was the residence of a Slovenian robber knight – known as the Slovenian Robin Hood.
In the evening, you will go to the hotel for relaxation and additional exploration at your own pace.
Total driving time: 3 hours.
Day 0610th June 2019
- Piran / Coastal towns Koper and Izola / Summer resort Portoroz (B)
You will spend the day exploring the coastal towns: the Venetian town Piran, the picturesque coastal towns Koper and Izola, and the summer resort Portorož. (Optional: Sečovlje Salt Fields).
The Slovenian coast measures only 46.6 kilometers but has a long history dating to pre-Roman times. You will go on a guided tour in Piran (whose name derives from the Greek word Pyros, meaning fire, and was given to the city because of its lighthouse, one of the oldest in the Adriatic Sea). The town has kept its Venetian architecture, evident in the buildings and the narrow alleys.
Izola and Koper, the two other coastal towns, are an attractive destination thanks to their medieval Venetian palaces. Portorož (Port of Roses) on the other hand was built in the late 19th-early 20th century as a prestigious summer resort for the Austrian aristocracy and is still an important tourist center, the “French Riviera” of the Slovenian coast.
Optional activity: a visit to the Sečovlje Salt Fields. These fields, part of the Venetian Republic, were first mentioned in the 13th century, and are now a regional park, famous for its historical heritage and variety of flora and fauna.
Day 0711th June 2019
- Sightseeing Ljubljana / Departure (B)
After an early breakfast, you will return from Piran to Ljubljana (approx. a 2-hour drive), where you will enjoy a guided tour and some relaxing time for shopping before heading to the airport for your departure.
Ljubljana is one of Europe’s greenest and friendliest capitals. In the summer, cafes open at the terraces of the buildings along the Ljubljanica River, creating the ambience of an ongoing party. Architect Jože Plečnik graced Ljubljana with elegant, early-modern, minimalist architecture, beautiful alabaster bridges and baubles, pylons and pyramids that are both elegant and playful.
The guide will show you the most important highlights as well as some hidden corners of this beautiful central European capital.
Apart from Sundays, Ljubljana has a lively morning market with local produce, handicrafts and many small restaurants and eateries to sample some local food. You can enjoy a few hours of shopping there before the end of the trip.
Depending on your flight details, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.