Day 1: AIRPORT – LJUBLJANA
Visit Slovenia on a private grand tour. Start your trip by arriving to the airport of Ljubljana or any other airport in the region if it is more convenient to you. Transfer to a hotel in Ljubljana. Accommodation in Ljubljana.
Day 2: LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. Guided tour of Ljubljana. In this beautiful city you can visit its most strategic point – the castle of Ljubljana which can be climbed or go by funicular. From here you can enjoy majestic views of the capital and the historic centre of Ljubljana. Then you will walk along the banks of the Ljubljanica River, which crosses the old city center, goes under the famous Triple Bride, the Dragon Bridge, which is the symbol of the city. From outside we will visit the building of Congress, nowadays the main university of Ljubljana, on the Congress Square. You will also visit the most important library in Slovenia, the Nacional library, which was built exclusively from the material of this area, the cathedral and the main square of Ljubljana, Prešeren square, which is located next to the Triple Bridge and the Franciscan church of the Annunciation. After an expansive tour of Ljubljana you will have plenty of free time in the afternoon to explore the city by yourself, have a coffee in one of the many bars that surround the river, enjoy the music from the street musicians that play along the promenade, eat at a restaurant by the river or at one of the corners in the city centre. Accommodation in Ljubljana.
Day 3: LJUBLJANA – VELIKA PLANINA – KAMNIK – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, departure to Kamnik and Velika Planina. Velika Planina is one of destinations where a lot of people spend their weekends to relax and enjoy the nature. In Velika Planina you will find the largest population of alpine pastures in Europe. You will have time to explore and appreciate the architecture and their unique habits and traditions. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Kamnik with its narrow streets and legendary castle. Return to Ljubljana. Accommodation in Ljubljana.
Day 4: LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR – PTUJ – CELJE
Breakfast and departure towards Maribor, the second largest city, located in north-western Slovenia between vineyards well known for its white wines, river Drava and Pohorje mountains. You will also visit the city, with its characteristic Franciscan church and the cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The cathedral is even older than the city of Maribor and its castle. You will go for a walk by the river, visiting Lent and make one of the most essential visits in the city: The old Wine House. Tour of Slovenia continues with a visit of Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia. One of the most popular and famous images of Ptuj is its magical castle that is located next to the river and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city and the river. In the afternoon transfer to Celje. Night in Celje.
Day 5: CELJE – VALLEY OF LOGARSKA DOLINA – BLED
After breakfast you will visit the Celje castle which is the biggest fortress in Slovenia. It provides the best panoramic view of Celje, also called the City of the Counts. After the visit, transfer towards the north of Slovenia, where you can enjoy the natural experience and green surroundings that offers Valley of Logarska dolina. This valley is with no doubt one of the most beautiful valleys in the Alps. This area represents the most Eastern part of the Alps. Thanks to the extraordinary cultural landscape and the conservation of nature the Logarska dolina valley was declared a landscape park in 1987. It’s the most visited tourist place in Solčava area, which in 2009 received the prestigious “European destination of excellence” award. You will also visit the Rinka waterfall and the museum of Rinka, in the village of Solčava. Transfer to Bled, the most beautiful city in the Alps. Night in Bled.
Day 6: BLED – BOHINJ – KRANJSKA GORA
Breakfast. On a guided tour you will visit the castle of Bled build on a rock above the lake, which offers you the best panoramic views of the lake, the island of Bled and the Alps. Optionally you can visit the island of Bled by boat called “pletna”, and enter the baroque church of Saint Mary. In the afternoon you will visit lake Bohinj, which is the biggest lake in Slovenia, located in the heart of Triglav Nacional Park, where you can see the reflection of the peaks of the Julian Alps. Along the way observe the alpine villages which will remind you of a fairy tale. Walk around the lake and if time allows, you can go for a swim. We also recommend to do a short climb up to the Savica waterfall. On your way back you can optionally visit the Vintgar Gorge and its intact environment. Transfer to Kranjska Gora for accommodation.
Day 7: KRANJSKA GORA – SOČA VALLEY
After breakfast you will take a walk through Kranjska Gora, one of the best known sports centers in Slovenia. The path will take you along the panoramic road towards the Vršič pass. On the way you can visit the Russian chapel – monument halloweed to the Russian soldiers who built this curved road during the World War I. and died in an avalanche. From the Vršič pass, you will continue down the road to Trenta and Bovec – adventure sports center. Then you will continue your way to Kobarid, to get to know the area where men battled druring the World War I. From this time several relics have been preserved, such as trenches, fortifications, caves, monuments, military cemeteries, … In Kobarid, you can optionally visit the Museum of the World War I.. Accommodation in Soča Valley.
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Day 8: SOČA VALLEY – IDRIJA – POSTOJNA CAVE – PREDJAMA CAVE
Breakfast and departure to the picturesque town of Idrija. The city of Idrija completely occupies the small basin below the wooded slopes. The city was established after the discovery of mercury in the 15th century. The mine became the second largest mercury mine that produced this mineral in the world (after the Almadén mine in Spain). You will visit the mercury mine, called “Anthony’s Shaft”, which is no longer exploited nowadays. The mercury mining complex and the castle of Idrija were declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2012. Later visit the famous Postojna Cave, which is the largest cave in Europe open to the public. A part of the visit of the cave is done by electric train because if not, you would walk more than an hour to get to the most spectacular part. Afterwards, you will visit the magic Predjama Castle, located about 9 kilometres from Postojna. The medieval castle is famous for its incredible location, located under a rock, connected with caves and hiding places. Accommodation in Postojna.
Day 9: POSTOJNA – SLOVENIAN COAST – LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. Transfer from Postojna, you will visit Slovenia ‘s coast. Firstly you will visit the city of Koper, the most important city of the coast. Strolling through the streets of the city you will see Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque constructions. Most of Koper’s most interesting tourist spots are concentrated around the City Tower, which is 36 m high and is visible from the distance. Among the most interesting points you will see the cathedral, the Loggia Palace and the Praetor Palace. You will continue your journey to Piran which is a city of special value. It is the best-preserved urban cultural monument in Slovenian Istria. You have to get close to see and experience the architecture of the city, with the strong influence especially of the Republic of Venice, which has also characterized other cities of Istria. In the afternoon, transfer to Ljubljana. Accommodation in Ljubljana.
Day 10: LJUBLJANA – END OF TRIP
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your return flight. The tour of Slovenia can be adjusted if you also wish to visit Croatia or another Balkan country. End of trip.