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Slovenia, located at the junction of the Alps and the Pannonian plain is a land of peaceful country sides, varied terrain, and quaint villages with pastel colored houses, valleys filled with lakes and rivers, and a small Mediterranean coastline. There are rolling hills with vineyards, Monasteries and castles, spas, and cave studded plateaus. We love Slovenia and its' friendly people. It is the only country whose name contains the word “love”. Our tour will initiate out of its capital, Ljubljana, a beautiful town full of Baroque architecture with a vibrant old town, and the entrancing town of Bled.
Ljubljana - triple bridge
Day 1
Arrive in Ljubljana where your English speaking guide will greet you upon your arrival at the airport and transport you to check in at your 4 star Hotel, the Antig Palace, Hotel Allegro, or comparable. After you have had time to freshen up and relax, your guide  will  return  to  take  you  on  a sightseeing tour of the city which includes a funicular ride to the Castle.Your tour includes the main attractions of  Ljubljana,The  Franciscan  Church and St. Nicholas Cathedral, City Hall, and  the  Parliament  and  university buildings. Along the way you will see the Dragon bridge and the fountain of three rivers,  baroque  buildings,  and piazzas  with  fountains,  cobblestone streets and alleys along with the many structures designed  by  the  cities  famous architect-jose Plecnic combining classic Greek and Roman styles. The west side  of  the  river,  “New  Town”, contains  the  best  museums  and  the cities many fine examples of “Art Nouveau” architecture.After this tour you will return to your hotel,  have  time  to  refresh  and  then you'll enjoy a hearty dinner at the historic restaurant Sokol.
Postojna CaveDay 2 (BL)
Today you will visit some very special places. Your first stop will be at Postojna Cave. This cave system is the largest known cave system in Slovenia.The tour starts with a one mile underground train ride which speeds you through illuminated chambers to the starting point of your walking tour. This cave with its awesome stalagmites and stalactites has over 11 miles of tunnels but only a small portion of these are open to the public. You will walk on a lighted trail through the White passage, past the famous white diamond, across the Russian bridge and finish at the massive concert hall. Next you will explore Predjama Castle. The main structure is dramatically carved into the face of a mountain at the mouth of a cave. There are a few finished rooms from when it was used as a residence in the 1600’s. The highest vantage point in the castle offers an expansive view of the valley below After this stop, en route to the Lipica stud farm, we will stop for lunch at a special regional restaurant – Sajna Homestead. The Lipica Stud Farm, located near the small village of Lipica has been home for these magnificent white Lipizzaner horses for over 400 years. Stanjel You will have a guided tour of the stables and observe the training methods used in the various stages of the horses development. This training facility was established in 1580 by the Habsburg family to train these large horses as mounts for knights. Their size both protected the riders and intimidated the opponent. These horses can also be seen at the famous Spanish riding school in Vienna, and at limited special shows around the world. Your return route to Ljubljana will take you on a drive through the Karst region of forests and green valleys. You will stop at the medieval town of Stanjel. This preserved ridge top settlement is one of the best to be found in the Vipava Valley. You will walk through narrow unpaved alleys, past original sturdy cottages, church buildings, the ruins of a castle, and end up in a garden featuring a small lake and a Venetian bridge. Dinner tonight in Ljubljana is on your own. (BL)
Predjama Castle
Lipica Stud Farm
Otocec Golf CourseDay 3 (BL) GOLFERS: ROUND 1Today your guide will take the golfers and non-golfers together to Golf Club octocec where the golfers will play.  octocec, located beside the River Krka and medieval castle, flows on hilly terrain through the forest. This course is long and hosts many regional and country tournaments. www.terme-krka.si/en/golf

NON-GOLFERS:

The non-golfers will continue on to the small village of Kostanjevica, one of Slovenia's smallest and oldest towns, lying nestled in the bend of a river, a veritable  wonder  of  nature.  You  will  also  visit  the  Pieterje  Carthusian Monastery, built in 1407 and the adjoining Church of the Holy Trinity and Museum of Sacral Art. once your group is reunited you will take a short drive to visit and have lunch and a wine tasting at Istenic Wine Cellar in Stara Vas. This sparkling wine cellar is located near the Croatian border and is surrounded by hills and vineyards. As the first producer of the regions sparkling wines, this family devotes attention to the culture of the drinking of these wonderful wines. Istenic Wine Cellar Continuing on, there will be a tour of the unique sand cave wine cellars "Repnic".  These cellars were originally used as natural refrigerators for farm crops. You will then return to your hotel.  Tonight dinner is on your own. (BL)
PiranDay 4 (B) After breakfast at the hotel you will depart on a trip to the picturesque Slovenian coast. our first stop today will be at Hrastovlje Church, which is one of Slovenian's outstanding medieval treasures. This Romanesque 12th Century structure contains amazing floor to ceiling frescoes including one titled the Dance of Death. You then will travel on to the Adriatic coast. Piran, with its narrow streets and pastel colored houses is a walled town on a peninsula, containing a colorful working waterfront, statues, squares, museums and cathedrals. You will have a guided walking tour of the city and will be given time for lunch at one of its' fabulous seafood restaurants. After lunch there will be a visit to the Santomas Wine Cellars for a wine tasting. The clay/sandy soils of this region have grown wines since Pre-Roman times. The Santomas estate bottles and sells both “fresh” wines without aging in oak, and splendid aged vintage wines, both are the result of hard work, rigorous selection and generations of know-how Piran Slovenian olive oil is famous for its aroma and spicy taste. You will be taken to Torka to an olive press for a tour and the tasting of olive oil. Slovenian olive oil has won many international medals and is considered among the worlds best along with Italian and Greek olive oils. After returning to Ljabljona you will be free to walk the old town and have dinner on your own. (b, wine and olive oil tastings)
Diners Golf CourseDay 5 (BD) GOLFERS: ROUND 2After breakfast a driver will transport the golfers to play at the Diners Golf and Country Club. The design of this new course is modern, diverse and dramatic.  With manicured fairways and fast greens, a log structure clubhouse and large golf academy, it has already been chosen to host several European tournaments. www.golf-ljubljana.siPenzion Mayer

NON-GOLFERS:

Your guide will take the non-golfers to nearby Kamnik where you will board a cable car to the Velka Planina Plateau. You will take a short walk to the herdsmen’s settlement. The unique architecture and panoramic views will transport you into another world.  You will have a chance to view their simple way of life and taste their dairy products. once the group is reunited you will travel north to bled and check in at your new hotel five star Grand Hotel Toplice, (or comparable) on the shore of Lake bled. You will soon find yourselves gazing across shimmering water, past the island with its’ church spire and the sheer cliff showcasing Slovenia’s oldest castle, to the snow capped Karavanke Alps. Tonight your group will be picked up at the hotel and taken to bled Castle for dinner. (BD)
Bled Castle
Plenta boats
Bled Golf CourseDay 6 (BD) Breakfast at the hotel.

GOLFERS: ROUND 3

The golfers will be dropped off at bled Golf Club for a round of golf. “The Kings Course”, first opened in 1937,is the oldest Slovenian course and one of the most beautiful in Central Europe. The backdrop for the course is the magnificent julian Alps.

NON-GOLFERS:

The non-golfers will travel higher into the mountains to the picturesque tiny village of Vintar and the Vintar Gorge carved by the Radovna River. You will take a leisurely walk through the forest along the rapids to view the waterfalls. This is an easy walk and there will be plenty of time for picture taking. After the walk you will continue on to Kralov to visit a beekeepers farm. Slovenia is noted for this industry and the farms each have distinctive paintings on their hives,ach painted with a distinctive picture. behind the protection of a glass barrier you will observe the beekeepers at work and have a chance to taste the honey and honey cookies.Slovenian honey has won the gold medal at many International competitions. Bled Isle with Church upon returning to bled you will be reunited with the Golfers. After lunch there will be a guided tour of bled which will include a ride in a “Plenta” boat to the Lake bled Island and the Church of the Assumption of Mary.” You will be treated to a short “a-capella” performance by a renowned opera singer.  This tour will be followed by a tour of bled Castle, and later in town, a tasting of the symbol of bled “Kremsnita”-cream cake.  bled and Lake bled is entrancing and spectacular. Lake bled, has been called “Paradise on Earth". After your tour of the castle, you will continue on to the village of Radovljica for a typical Slovenian dinner at the Letar Inn and a visit to their Gingerbread Museum before returning to your hotel. (BD)
Vintar GorgeDay 7 (BL) Breakfast at the hotelAfter checkout you will be transported back to the Ljubljana airport to return home or continue your vacation.END of Tour
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Tour Price (7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS)

*Price per person in double room. (PPDO)

Van For 6 pax

EURO : €1710

Mini Coach For 16 pax

EURO : €1490

Golf Supplement

EURO : €251
Οther size groups will be priced upon request.

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Payment conditions:
- 20% deposit at the time of booking
- 40% due 90 days before the start of the tour
- 40% balance due 45 days prior to departure.

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- 20% deposit is non-refundable
- from 75-36 days before departure 40% is refundable 
- from 35 days or less 100% is non-refundable

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Whats Included

Included

  • Van or mini coach with driver
  • An English speaking tour guide
  • Accommodations four nights in Antiq hotel four star or Allegro Hotel four star or comparable, Ljubljana, BB and three nights in 4* Pension Mayer, Bled.(BB)
  • Three dinners, two lunches in an upscale restaurant, one cream cake, and bottled water daily in the van/coach
  • Entrance fees: Bled pletna boat, island, castle, Postojna Cave, Prejama Castle, Lipica Stud Farm, beekeeper’s farm, Vintgar Gorge Hrastovlje, Santomas or similar wine tasting, Kostanjevica Museum, Repnice Cellars, Istenic Wine tasting, Brda wine tasting, Ljubljana Funicular and Castle, Velika planina plateau with lunch.
  • A Capella opera singer on bled Island
  • Wine tasting and finger food in brda
  • Greens fees at Diners, otocec, and bled Golf Courses
Not included:
  • Alcohol or non alcohol drinks at meals unless noted
  • Personal costs such as telephone calls, travel insurance, dry cleaning
  • Other not mentioned services
  • Gratuities for driver/guide (if satisfactory)<.li>
  • Flight tickets and taxes
  • baggage handling at the airport or in hotels
  • Parts of program weather permitting.
Tour price is preliminary, the final price will be subject to change until all services are reserved and confirmed.

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Price per person in double room.

Van For 6 pax:


$ 1710

Mini Coach For 16 pax:


$ 1490

Golf Supplement:


$ 251