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Sandwiched between the Alps and the Adriatic, Slovenia is often referred to as 'Europe in miniature'. This small nation is home to beautiful mountains, stunning lakes, historic cities, pretty coastal towns, deep forest and rich farmland. In this new tour, centred on the capital, you've the opportunity to explore Ljubljana itself; Lake Bled and its island church; Piran, famous for its Venetian architecture; and the Postojna cave complex. You also have many chances to sample Slovenia's wonderful cuisine and local produce.
Morning flight from London (regional connections available) to Ljubljana with easyJet. Transfer to the BW Slon (or similar) for the duration of the tour. (N)Day 2: Tour of Old Town & Ljubljana Castle
Enjoy a morning tour of the Slovenian capital. Begin with the masterworks of architect Jože Plecnik, whose impact upon the city’s aesthetic character was significant. Next, stroll around the Central Market with your guide, sampling tasty seasonal produce. The tour finishes with a funicular ride to the castle with stunning views across the city. Your afternoon is at leisure.Day 3: Explore Slovenia's famous lakes
Embark on a full-day excursion to Slovenia’s two most famous lakes. At Bohinj, there is time for a boat ride and cable car ride to the summit of Mt. Vogel for lunch. The afternoon is spent at Lake Bled with its fairy-tale castle and famous 17th-century island church. (B, L)Day 4: Day at leisure
Spend a free day enjoying Ljubljana, or explore further afield, perhaps with an excursion to the wine region of Goriška Brda or the world-famous Lipica Stud Farm, Europe’s oldest. (B)Day 5: Urban beekeeping tour & rooftop drinks
Slovenia produces some of the world’s most celebrated honey, dating back to prehistoric times. Today the capital is home to 4,500 hives. Take a tour with local travel journalist and TV host Mojca Mavec and learn about the history of apiculture before heading to the rooftops to see some of the hives and enjoy a drink. (B)Day 6: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle & Piran tour
Full day excursion to the west of Slovenia. With time to enjoy a tour of the wonderful Postojna Cave complex, widely considered to be one of the best in Europe. Continue to Piran to explore this pretty old town of this wonderful Venetian port town. Return to Ljubljana early evening for a farewell dinner at the award-winning JB Restaurant.Day 7: Fly to London
Transfer back to Ljubljana airport and fly to London (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Private & tailor-made travel
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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 treatments.
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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