Slovenia, Venice And Croatian Istria XL1

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This tour is about the picturesque slovenian countryside, which covers all terrains of Europe on a small scale, the quality food combined with Croatia's Istrian peninsula, with beautiful little ports along the coast and some inland pearls.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
End Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 1

These two destinations, are hardly a part of main tourist trails, however the top tourist destinations are only but a few hours away so it is easy to visit them. This tour elegantly confirms it.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
All transfers as per itinerary in a modern coach /drivers expenses and accommodation in the single room (coach is available all the way)
10 x accommodation in 4 * hotels in mentioned towns or area on BB basis in double/twin rooms
10 x dinners at hotels or local restaurants
All enter fees as mentioned in the programme: Castle Bled, stud farm Lipica, Postojna Cave,
Boat trip to Murano Island and back, Boat ride on the Ljubljanica river
boat excursion to Brioni Islands,
All wine and food tastings ( Kobarid, Lokev, Motuvun, Ljubljana) on the way
Our guide in English
Organisation.

Excludes
International flights
Single supplement 365 €
Other entrance fees

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. SLOVENIA – LJUBLJANA; Arrival to the airport. Transfer to Ljubljana and a panoramic tor of the capital of Slovenia. Accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 02. LJUBLJANA – BLED – KRANJSKA GORA; After breakfast drive to mountain area to the most famoust lake in Slovenia, Lake Bled. We are going to explore city of Bled, visit historical Bled castle . After visit of the castle we can take a boat on pedals to the island where you will take a wish with the sound od the church bell (supplement). We will taste the famous Bled cake “kremšnita” with coffe at a local restaurant. Drive to Radovljica where we will have will enjoy an early dinner with Slovenian typical food and folklore. Drive to small village Kranjska gora, famous ski resort and Planica ski jump resort. Overnight.
Day 03. PASS VRŠIČ – SOČA VALLEY – KOBARID - GORIŠKA BRDA; Breakfast. Then drive over the pass Vršič (on approx. 1500m) and along Soča valley. Short climb to the spring of Soča. Visit of Kobarid where we will hear all about the 1st world war and famous battle “Soška fronta”. We will also visit cheese dairy and taste some cheese. Return to the coach and drive to Goriška Brda from where we will have spectacular view on Slovenian mountains and sea lagun of Venice. Wine tasting with a snack. Drive to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 04. NOVA GORICA – LIPICA – PRŠUTARNA LOKEV – PORTOROŽ (PIRAN); After breakfast we will drive to Stud Farm Lipica. More than four centuries nurtured Stud Farm tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. Some free time to enjoy the nature. Than we take the coach trip the Karst area. First we visit the pršutarna Lokev where we will get the experience how the famous Slovenian ham – pršut is made. Pršut tasting with glass of local red vine Teran accompanied by local dish “jota”. We continue our journey to Slovenian Coast and visit Piran. The city resembles a large open air museum with medieval architecture and a rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and compact houses give the town its special charm. Piran is one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. Accommodation, dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 05. PIRAN AND THE COAST; Breakfast, Exploring Piran and Soline (Salina landskape – salt harvest). In the late afternoon drive to one of the nearby villages and dinner at a typical village restaurant. Overnight on the coast.
Day 06. PORTOROŽ – VENICE – PORTOROŽ; After breakfast, bus transfer to Venice. First we are going to drive to Venetian Lagoon passing by Lido di Jesolo to Punta Sabbioni. Than the boat will take us to Murano Island from where first glassblowers of today's world known »Murano glass« origin. We are going to witness glass production and look at the collection of art products and jewellery. Free time for purchasing souvenirs. Than we are going to take a boat and drive to Saint Mark´s Square – the main square considered as the center of Venice, with it´s main attractions and most important buildings: Doge's Palace, St Mark's Basilica, St Mark's Clocktower, the Procuratie Vecchie, Napoleonic Wing of the Procuratie, Procuratie Nuove, St Mark's Campanile and Loggetta, Biblioteca Marciana. The Piazzeta of San Marco is guarded by two patrons on columns – the lion of Saint Mark and Saint Teodoro of Amasea standing on a sacred crocodile of Egypt. Lunch at a local restaurant and free time for sightseeing and shopping. Return boat trip to Punta Sabbioni. Bus drive back to Slovenia. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 07. PULA – BRIJUNI – ROVINJ – POREČ; Breakfast. We arrive on the tip of Istra where lies Pula. We stroll the part of the city that's close to the amphitheatre. We take a boat to the near-by island of Brijuni, proclaimed a national park in 1983. Brijuni were mostly known for the political activities of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the president of former Yugoslavia. Tourist train takes us through all the different natural beauties; through the safari park, by the Byzantine castrum, Roman residential villa in Verige Bay and many other interesting sights. Return to mainland and drive to Rovinj. Owing the legacy of the rich history and particular location, Rovinj is one of the most attractive and beautiful towns on the Mediterranean. The city radiates with a unique beauty which attracts visitors from all over the world. Rovinj has charming stone paved streets, houses with particular architectonic touches and roof terraces, renaissance town walls, beautiful churches, galleries under the clear sky, many restaurants offering seafood, a view on endless blue embellished with 22 islands. Accommodation in a hotel in vicinity, dinner and overnight.
Day 08. ROVINJ – MOTOVUN – KOPER – LJUBLJANA; After breakfast we drive into the Croatian Istria. Then we will travel towards the Lima channel and have a short stop for a panoramic view and then we will drive on to Motovun which is the most preserved medieval town in Croatian Istria. It is well known for its white and black truffles. We will meet a person who searches for them with a specially trained dog and we will then go on a search with them. Light lunch ( pasta with truffles). Then drive on towards Sovenia to the town of Koper. Koper is the largest port in Slovenia and the gateway to the interior of Central Europe. City sightseeing: the main door, Venetian-styled palazzos, charming churches, the cathedral, baptistery, Tito Square,... We continue towards Ljubljana. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 09. LJUBLJANA - POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA; Bus departure after breakfast to the famous underground world of Postojna. Small train will take us through the cave of underground secrets. Then we will head back to Ljubljana. Free time for individual sightseeing, walk or purchasing souvenirs and shoping at BTC, one of the biggest shoping centres in Europe. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
Day 10. LJUBLJANA; After breakfast we will explore city center of Ljubljana. The old city centre has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture with masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. We will take a boat ride on the Ljubljanica river and taste the Slovenian dessert potica and a glass of wine. We end the tour with a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.
Day 11. LJUBLJANA – AIRPORT; After breakfast enjoy free time for individual sightseeing, walk or purchasing souvenirs on local market. Departure to airport and flight back home.