Day 1: ARRIVAL TO LJUBLJANA
Arrival to Ljubljana airport. We will give you a lift to the city’s center where you will take a tour with a local guide. With the guide you will explore the old town with its stunning baroque architecture, Roman ruins, and Ljubljana Castle. The old town is flanked by Castle Hill and the Ljubljanica River. We will stroll along and across the river, crossing famous bridges such as the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), Dragon Bridge and Cobbler’s Bridge. We will also take a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle which sits atop Castle Hill. Here you will take in beautiful panoramic views. In the evening you will have free time to explore the city. Accommodation: Ljubljana.
Day 2: LJUBLJANA – BLED – RADOVLJICA – KROPA – LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. After breakfast we will travel to Bled which is an hour’s bus ride away from Bled. In the beautiful alpine city, we will visit a beautiful castle built on the precipice of a hill. From there you will enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the lake and Bled Island. We will continue our excursion by riding the traditional pletna boat to Bled Island where you will visit the baroque St. Mary’s Church. If we are lucky, you will be able to ring the “Wishing Bell”. After Bled, we will travel to Radovijica and enjoy a traditional Slovenian lunch. Afterwards, we will travel to Kropa, a city famous for its wrought iron. Visiting the Iron Museum of Kropa, we will learn the technical and historical development of how iron is transformed into keys. From Kropa, we will travel Brezje where we will see the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians (the most important pilgrimage site in Slovenia). After Brezje, we will return to Ljubljana. Accommodation: Ljubljana.
Day 3: LJUBLJANA – KAMNIK – VELIKA PLANINA—LJUBLJANA
After breakfast we will head to Kamnik. With a local guide we will navigate narrow streets and Kamnik’s legendary castle. Afterwards, we will take the cable car to Velika Planina, a picturesque village with wooden houses in the highlands of the Ljubljana basin. Return to Ljubljana and free afternoon to discover the city on your own. Accommodation: Ljubljana.
Day 4: LJUBLJANA – MARIBOR – PTUJ – LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. In the morning we will go to the Eastern part of Slovenia to visit Maribor. We will have a guided tour of Maribor, including Maribor Castle, and take a stroll along the Drava River which will take us to a Lent neighborhood high above the city. After lunch, we will head to Ptuj, the oldest city of Slovenia. Ptuj is well-preserved with an amazing medieval castle. After Ptuj, return to Ljubljana. Accommodation: Ljubljana
Day 5: LJUBLJANA – OTOCEC – KOSTANJEVICA – ZAGREB – LJUBLJANA
Breakfast followed by an excursion to the Dolenjska region. From there we will travel along and into the Krka River to Otocec, an island that was created in the middle of the river. Afterwards, we will head to Kostanjevica where we will visit a famous castle replete with an art gallery. After Kostanjevica, we will continue to Zagreb, the capital of neighbor country, Croatia. Guided tour of Zagreb, with all the main points of interest, as the historical centre “Gornji grad”, San Marco’s church and King Tomislav’s square. Return to Ljubljana. Accommodation: Ljubljana.
Day 6: LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVE – STANJEL – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast we will travel to the Karst Region in western Slovenia. First, we will head to Postojna Cave, the second largest cave in the world. Here you will be able to experience an amazing underground world travelling between the stalagmites of Postojna Cave via electric cave train. After Postojna, we will visit Predjama, visiting a castle that was amazingly built under a rock overhang. From Predjama, we will head to Stanjel, a picturesque city with a verdant hill and marvelous garden. Stanjel was historically an important geographic and strategic city. After Stanjel, we will return to Ljubljana. Accommodation: Ljubljana.
Day 7: LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. Day off to enjoy in the capital and do the last shopping.
Day 8: LJUBLJANA – PIRAN – AIRPORT
After breakfast, we will take a guided tour of Piran, the most beautiful city on Slovenia’s coast. After the tour, our trip wraps! We will provide transportation to the airport if you need it.Send inquiry