The first country of the former Yugoslav republic to declare independence in 1992, Slovenia is a tiny pocket-sized country that combines a rich cultural heritage and history with some of the most stunning scenery in the Balkans. From the soaring Julian Alps and the green alpine waters of Lake Bled to cosmopolitan Ljubljana's picturesque setting dating back to Roman times and the Venetian architecture of Piran, the country offers a bit of everything. Increasingly known for its award-winning wines and fantastic cuisine, this 7-day itinerary visits some of the best known highlights of a country increasingly becoming known as Europe's first boutique destination.
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Flight from London Stanstead to Ljubljana International airport with easyJet. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Lake Bled where you will stay 3 nights at the Grand Hotel Toplice. (N)
After breakfast, depart on a full-day tour of Lake Bled and Bohinj, including a boat trip to the Church of the Assumption in the middle of Lake Bled, a guided tour of Bled Castle and a visit to Lake Bohinj, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. (B, L)
Day at leisure. This evening, subject to availability, book a special optional 'Chef's Table' dinner with the opportunity to dine in head chef Simon Bertoncelj's kitchen. Watch the inner workings of the kitchen and participate in some of the food preparation should you so wish. Please ask a consultant for more information. (B)
Today after breakfast, transfer to Ljubljana and stay 3 nights at the centrally located Best Western Premier Hotel Slon. Late in the morning, depart on a guided walking tour of the city, including visits to the Napoleon monument, Preseren Square, named after the country's most famous poet, the triple bridges and the castle. Then, take a cruise along the Lubljanica river. Lunch will be at the award-winning Strelec restaurant located in one of the castles towers. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B, L)
This morning, depart Ljubljana on a guided tour of the Unesco-recognised Skocjan Caves, a fairy tale world located deep under the karst countryside. After your visit, continue to the picturesque Venetian town of Piran, located on the Adriatic coastline, for a guided tour of the town's winding alleyways. (B, L)
Enjoy the day at leisure. (B)
Today, transfer to Ljubljana International airport for your flight back to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is located close to the centre of the city, a few minutes' walk from the iconic three bridges. The name Slon, meaning 'elephant' in Slovene, dates back to 1552 when Maximillian II Archduke of Austria passed through Ljubljana on his way back from Spain. Accompanying him was an elephant, which impressed the local population so much that they named the hotel after the animal. The property offers 168 bright and colourful rooms featuring modern decor and equipped with modern amenities. The hotel's award-winning restaurant serves modern Slovene and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by a selection of fine wines. There is also a coffee shop serving a variety of pastries and sweets throughout the day. Other facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre and spa offering a range of...
Situated directly on the shore of Lake Bled, The 87 roomed Grand Hotel Toplice offers views across the lake and the Julian Alps. The hotel has two restaurants offering a range of local and international dishes, a bar, thermal swimming pool and a...
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BSL2016: 6 Nights