Discover Slovenia

Upcoming Tour Date:

  • 11 May–18 May 2020 – New for 2020
8 days
from £1,799 pp
Tour code: AGT1138

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    Upcoming Tour Date:

    • 11 May–18 May 2020 – New for 2020
    8 days
    from £1,799 pp
    Tour code: AGT1138

    Tour Features:

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      Tour Code AGT1138
      Max Group Size 26
      Single Supplement £300
      Start/End Point Ljubljana / Ljubljana
      Tour Manager Julia Berg – Read Bio

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Explore Slovenia, a country full of spectacular scenery and a frontier still off the beaten track. Experience stunning castles built into rock, indulge in traditional wine tastings, and wonder at the elegance of the Lipizzaner Horses.

      A melting pot of Slavic, Italian, and Germanic cultures, Slovenia has spectacular scenery and a culture to match. This is an opportunity to explore a beautiful country which is yet to be saturated with tourism despite its breath-taking natural landscape and the laid-back lifestyle of its people.

      Spend three nights in one of Europe’s greenest capital cities, Ljubljana, home to gorgeous Romanesque and Baroque architecture. Sample traditional, local foods and explore picturesque Bled, where you’ll spend four nights. Visit stunning cave formations, castles and churches, and indulge in wine tastings in renowned wine regions where the locals will make you feel at home.

      New for 2020, this tour is also a chance to see the world renowned Lipizzaner Horses in a special performance. This is truly a fantastic opportunity to visit a remarkable country before it becomes a mainstay on the tourist trail.

      Words from Your Tour Coordinator…

      “Still a country that most have yet to discover, Slovenia is small but full of stunning beauty. There are few sights in Europe like Lake Bled that have captured a special place in so many travellers’ hearts and caused those lucky enough to visit this hidden gem to return year after year. On this eight day tour, sit back and appreciate the views on a traditional Pletna boat ride across the lake to the baroque church at its centre. The beauty of Slovenia does not stop in Bled, with this tour also venturing to the Slovenian coast, a medieval town with Venetian charm sitting at the end of a Mediterranean peninsula. Explore the winding streets and taste its fresh seafood before Slovenia’s next secret reveals itself to you. Whether it’s a visit to the true home of the iconic Lipizzaner horses, a walk around the prettiest of towns in Ptuj or a tour of a castle built into a rockface, Slovenia has something for everyone. Before the crowds descend on this natural paradise, discover its beauty with Prestige Holidays.”

      David Lloyd

      Highlights

      • Experience the true beauty of  Lake Bled’s emerald waters
      • Visit the stunning cave formations of Postojna
      • Indulge in tastings in the renowned wine regions throughout Slovenia
      • Admire the elegance of the Lipizzaner horses in a special performance
      • Visit the castles of Ljubljana, Bled, and Predjama

      What’s Included

      • Return flights from London Gatwick to Ljubljana
      • Seven nights in four-star accommodation
      • Daily breakfast, five lunches and six evening meals
      • All excursions, entrance fees and tips
      • All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager

      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      Arrival. Check in at the hotel and enjoy a welcome drink before a light evening meal at a local Slovenian restaurant.

      Overnight: Ljubljana

      Day 2 - Piran / Lipica (B, L, D)

      Visit the jewel of Slovenia’s coast: the medieval town of Piran, which has retained its Venetian charm through the centuries. Situated on the very end of a peninsula, Piran invites you to explore its streets before a seafood lunch.

      Stop at a traditional Slovenian farm to taste locally produced olive oil and wine.

      This afternoon, visit the small village of Lipica, home to the world famous Lipizzaner horse for a guided tour of the stud farm. During this visit, you will also watch the famed Tale of Lipica show, an equine performance like no other. Return to Ljubljana for dinner in a local restaurant.

      Overnight: Ljubljana

      Day 3 - Ljubljana (B, L, D)

      Tour the Baroque churches and striking architecture of one of Europe’s greenest capital cities. Take the funicular railway up to Ljubljana’s 15th century castle to tour its grounds and wonder at its breath-taking views over the city. Lunch today is taken in the castle grounds.

      In the afternoon, take a panoramic boat ride on Ljubljanica River to see the capital from a different perspective. The journey will take you through the old town and under some of Ljubljana’s famed bridges. Enjoy time at leisure after the boat ride for an opportunity to stroll through the streets or have a coffee on the banks of the river to catch a glimpse of local life. Dinner tonight is taken in a traditional restaurant.

      Overnight: Ljubljana

      Day 4 - Postojna / Goriska Brda / Bled (B, L, D)

      Depart to Bled, stopping to visit one of the world’s largest and most spectacular cave systems, and explore the Renaissance Predjama Castle, a fortress built into the rock face.

      From Postojna, drive towards the Italian border, stopping at Goriska Brda, one of the most renowned wine regions in Slovenia. Charming small villages, friendly locals, and amazing gastronomy await.

      Arriving in Bled, visit Bled Castle and walk along the lake shore, admiring the emerald waters in the middle of the Julian Alps.

      Overnight: Bled

      Day 5 - Bohinj Valley (B, L)

      Depart this morning to Bohinj Valley, home to Slovenia’s largest natural lake. Take the gondola to Mt Vogel for stunning alpine views over the region.

      Visit a small village nearby to taste locally produced cheese and learn about its traditional production.

      Returning to Bled, take a pletna boat to the picturesque island in the centre of Lake Bled where you can view the Baroque church up close.

      Overnight: Bled

      Day 6 - Radovljica / Blejski Vintgar (B, D)

      Drive to the nearby medieval town of Radovljica, the so-called ‘capital of beekeeping’, to discover the charming town and visit its beekeeping museum.

      In the afternoon, visit the nearby Blejski Vintgar, an amazing natural phenomenon full of waterfalls, water pools, and rapids combined with luscious green vegetation. Stop on your return at a local farm for a tasting of traditional home-made liquors.

      Overnight: Bled

      Day 7 - Maribor / Ptuj / Jeruzalem (B, L, D)

      Discover eastern Slovenia through Maribor, the second largest town in Slovenia and boasting the world’s oldest grapevine at 440 years old. Continue to Ptuj, Slovenia’s most ancient and picturesque town, to tour this undiscovered gem.

      To end the day, drive through the Jeruzalem Hills for a chance to taste some typical wines of the region and see how they differ to those from the Slovenian coast.

      Return to Bled for a special farewell dinner before tomorrow’s flight home.

      Overnight: Bled

      Day 8 - Departure (B)

      Transfer to the airport for departure.

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £300 — subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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