SLOVENIA TOUR – CULTURE, NATURE AND HISTORIC PLACES
Your Slovenia tour will be very diverse. Why? Because it is a small country and which is also very positive, you travel less and see more. The capital Ljubljana is included, and the two lakes Bled and Bohinj provide a lot for nature lovers. Enjoy the queen of all caves in Postojna and go from the coast to the oldest town in Slovenia while enjoying the vineyards of the region. Below is a suggestion for a route that was put together according to our experience as locals and the feedback of our travelers, but if you have wishes and interests that are not mentioned, please let us know and we will adapt it to your personal taste.
Day 1: LJUBLJANA
Arrival at the Ljubljana airport or any nearby and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 2: LJUBLJANA
Breakfast. On your Slovenia tour will have the opportunity to see the capital considered in 2022 one of the best value-for-money European tourist destinations. You start with a walking tour through the central square of Ljubljana, Prešeren Square, where the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation is located. See the Cathedral of Ljubljana or St. Nicholas Cathedral which serves the Archdiocese of Ljubljana, continue over the Three Bridges across the river Ljubljanica, and take the funicular to the Ljubljana Castle. The medieval castle with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements, located on top of the hill, overlooks the city center.
Ljubljana has numerous art galleries and museums that you can see, among which are the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery, and the Gallery of Modern Art. The city center is also home to the works of the famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, whose works were recognized by UNESCO in 2021. Before ending the day, we recommend trying some local food in one of the restaurants, many of which are in the city center, alongside the river. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 3: LJUBLJANA – BLED – BOHINJ – LJUBLJANA
Today you will visit the alpine world with the two most famous lakes in the country. The first stop will be Lake Bled with the island in the middle. You can take a ride on a typical boat called Pletna, which takes visitors to the island. Later you will visit the Bled Castle, positioned over the lake like a natural bodyguard. In the afternoon, continue to Bohinj, home to the country’s largest natural lake. It is located in the heart of the Triglav National Park and is considered a Slovenian natural landmark. After the visit return to Ljubljana and overnight.
Day 4: LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA – PIRAN – LJUBLJANA
After breakfast continue your Slovenia tour in the direction to the coast. On the way, you will stop to visit one of the Slovenian prides – the extravagant Postojna Cave. The largest cave in Europe open for tourism will show you magnificent stalactite sculptures and a varied animal world. The cave visit is done on foot and by train. On the way out you will see the Predjama Castle, an irrefutable medieval marvel more than 800 years old, standing on a vertical wall 123 meters high.
In the afternoon arrival at the Slovenian coast and visit the fishermen’s village of Piran. Near the salt pans, the town influenced by the Republic of Venice and Austria-Hungary invites with monuments that differ greatly from those of the Slovenian hinterland: the Tartini Square named after the famous Piran native, violinist, and composer Giuseppe Tartini, the Tartini’s house, first mentioned in 1384 and one of the oldest in the town, the Municipal Palace, the Loggia and the Benečanka – the finest example of Venetian Gothic architecture in Piran, among others. Return to Ljubljana and overnight.
Day 5: LJUBLJANA – CELJE – MARIBOR
Breakfast. Today this Slovenia tour takes you to the region of Styria. We will first stop in the town of Celje with the largest medieval castle in Slovenia and hear the story of the saga of the Counts of Celje, the most influential ruling dynasty of Slovenia. Later we continue to Maribor which is a charming town with rich historical and cultural roots, dating back to the Middle Ages. On a guided tour you will see the main town square, the Renaissance-style Town Hall and the famous vine which is listed in the Guinness World Records Book as the oldest vine in the world, still bearing fruit annually. Overnight in the Styria region.
Day 6: MARIBOR – PTUJ – JERUZALEM – LJUBLJANA
We continue our exploration of this region with a visit to Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj. Not many cities have been as successful as Ptuj in preserving their medieval architectural design. A stroll through the town will take you past Roman monuments and magnificent medieval façades. Cobbled streets and squares will lead you to one of the most majestic castles in Slovenia that offers a view over the roof tiles of medieval monasteries, churches, and other buildings.
Being in the wine region, you will visit a small settlement in the eastern part of the Slovenian hills, Jeruzalem, in the middle of the most beautiful wine terraces. You will have the possibility to taste local wine in one of the wine cellars and simply enjoy nature where time passes differently. Later return to the capital. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 7: LJUBLJANA – DEPARTURE
Free time until transfer to the airport. End of your package tour to Slovenia.
SLOVENIA TOUR – CULTURE, NATURE AND HISTORIC PLACES
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