7 days - from 750,00€ per person Diversity to discover is one of tourist slogans for Slovenia, and on this tour you will be able to see why it is said so. Enjoy the country`s picturesque castles`s, mysterious monasteries, colourful vineyards, beautiful towns, fairytale lakes and rivers in the middle of the Alps and get even a taste of Mediterranean climate.
Day 1: Ljubljana
Arrival at Ljubljana. Day at leisure for individual walks, shoppings or visiting some of the outside caffe shops along the river. Accomodation in Ljubljana.
Day 2: Ljubljana - Novo Mesto - Čatež - Mokrice
Guided walk around the old part of Ljubljana and later a drive towards another picturesque town Novo mesto, where we stop for a short walk tour around old town centre. We continue the journey over Dolenjska region and stop at famous and very beautiful castle Otočec, situated in the middle of Krka river, for photo stop and possible lunch (extra). After lunch, drive to Čatež spa resort and afternoon at leisure. Possibility of using different spa facilities or just swim in numerous mineral water swimming pools with artifitial waves, waterfalls etc. Optional dinner at sofisticated restaurant in castle Mokrice. Accomodation in Čatež.
Day 3: Olimje - Ptuj - Jeruzalem - Maribor
From Čatež we drive throug Bizeljsko region towards Olimje monastery to visit one of the oldest pharmacys in Europe. Drive via Rogaška Slatina, one of the oldest spa resorts in Europe famous for its glass industry, and continue towards Ptuj the oldest and one of most beautiful towns in Slovenia. Walk through the old part and climb to the dominating castle above the old town. After the visit drive to wine growing area around the town called Jeruzalem, where we stop for late lunch and wine tasting. Drive to Maribor and overnight. Accomodation in Maribor.
Day 4: Maribor - Bled
Walk around second biggest town Maribor (which is in 2012 European Capital of Culture), also famous for its, over 400 years old vine, and its beautiful Lent along Drava river. Lunch in Maribor and drive to an Alpine pearl resort Bled. Visit of the island with its small church in the middle of the lake and Bled castle, for its amazing view. Of course you have to try local delicacy "kremšnita" (Vanilla slice). Check in to the hotel and overnight. Accomodation in Bled.
Day 5: Bled Vintgar - Bohinj - Radovljica
After the breakfast will follow visit of gorge Vintgar, carved into the rocks by river Radovna. Afterwards we continue towards Bohinj, another alpine lake, where you will be taken with a cable car to the mountain Vogel for some fantastic panoramic views over Julian Alps. We reccomend to have lunch on the mountain (extra). Return to Bled and free time for individual walks around charming lake. In the evening visit of another medieval town Radovljica for typical Slovenian dinner (extra). Return to Bled and overnight. Accomodation in Bled.
Day 6: Postojna - Piran - Portorož
Drive past Ljubljana and visit the biggest cave in Slovenia and one of the biggest in the world, the 21 kilometers long Postojna cave to discover the underground world of stalagmites and stalaktites. After the visit of the cave, drive to Slovenian coast to visit a romantic old town of Piran built in a typical Venetian style. Sightseeing of Piran from where you will head to Portorož to the hotel to take some free time before evening farewell dinner in a fine seafood restaurant. Overnight. Accomodation in Piran or Portorož.
Day 7: Portorož - Airport
Transfer from Portorož to the airport.
Highlights on Slovenia in a week private tour
◊ Ljubljana with castle above the town
◊ Exclusive Otočec castle
◊ Famous spa resort Rogaška Slatina
◊ The oldest town in Slovenia Ptuj
◊ European capital of culture 2012 – Maribor
◊ Breathtaking lake Bled and Bohinj
◊ World famous Postojna cave
◊ Mediterranean coastal old town Piran