This itinerary visits the spa region to the east of Ljubljana before heading to the vineyards of the Goriska Brda region, known as the Slovenian Tuscany. From the hills of Brda head to Venetian Piran and the Unescorecognised Skocjan caves before finishing on the shores of Lake Bled.
Fly to Ljubljana International airport and pick up your hire car at the airport and drive east to Otocec. Stay overnight at the Otocec Castle Hotel. (D)
Drive west past Ljubljana to the Goriska Brda region, located on the border with Italy and known for its vineyards and orchards. Later today, explore this beautiful region on a private tour including visits to Sabotin, scene of one of the most
important and bloodiest battles of the first world war; the fortified village of Šmartno; and Dobrovo castle. Stay overnight at Hotel Gredic. (B, L)
Today, drive south to the Adriatic coastline and the beautiful Venetian town of Piran. Stay 2 nights at the Kempinski Palace in the historic spa town of Portorož, a health resort since the 13th century. (B)
Day at leisure. (B)
This morning, drive back to Ljubljana. Optional excursion to visit the Škocjan caves, a fairy-tale world located deep under the karst countryside. On arrival in Ljubljana, drop off your hire car and check into the centrally located Best Western Premier Hotel Slon for 2 nights. Later today, take a private guided walking tour of the city, including visits to the Napoleon monument; Prešeren Square, named after the country’s most celebrated poet; the Triple Bridge; and the castle. Afterwards, take a cruise along the Ljubljanica river, followed by lunch at the award-winning
Strelec restaurant, located in one of the towers of Ljubljana castle. (B, L)
Full-day tour with private guide / driver 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)
Transfer to Ljubljana airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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JSL2018: 6 Nights