Secret Slovenia

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from $2,449

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

Discover Slovenia’s hidden gems. Picture-perfect lakes, glorious mountain scenery and enchanting castles are all here, along with local treats and traditions.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 16 Included Meals : 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners including welcome drink
  • Scheduled group transfers, other transportation & porterage



Included excursions

Tour of Kranjska Gora including Lake Jasna & Liznjek homestead visit
Explore the Julian Alps, including lunch
Guided tour of Ljubljana with wine-tasting & local snacks
Learn about the history of the Alps at the Slovenian Alpine Museum
Sample Slovenian donuts & enjoy a glass of schnapps
Visit Lake Bohinj & cable-car ride up Mount Vogel
Pletna boat ride to Lake Bled’s island
Visit Bled Castle
Cross the border into Italy to visit Venzone
Farewell dinner with folklore dancing

Optional excursions

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Itinerary

Make your own way to Ljubljana where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. ​

We’re going to take a stroll around Kranjska Gora this morning. We’ll pass by the village’s onion-domed church and pretty houses as we walk to Lake Jasna, whose entrance is guarded by the legendary Goldhorn statue. We’ll spend time taking in breathtaking views of this small artificial lake with the Julian Alps towering behind. On our way back to the hotel, we’ll learn about traditional ways of life in the Upper Sava Valley at the Liznjek homestead. ​

Our drive today takes us through the Upper Sava Valley and over the Vrsic Mountain Pass, one of the highest roads in Slovenia. We’ll stop to take in the views at the summit and then descend into the Trenta Valley, following the shores of the unique emerald-green Soča River. We’ll enjoy lunch in Bovec before heading towards the Predil Mountain Pass. Our route takes us by a number of fortifications and historical monuments, before we travel back to Kranjska Gora through the north-east corner of Italy.​ ​

Today we’ll explore Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana on foot with a Local Guide, starting in the Old Town, with its narrow cobbled streets and castle-topped hill. We’ll also see the Town Hall, St Nikolai Cathedral and the public market, which runs along the river. We’ve got a great experience lined up for lunch, we’re going to head to two different venues to try different Slovenian snacks, accompanied by local wines.​ ​

Today we’re going to learn all about the culture and traditions of the people who live among the Julian Alps. We’ll journey to Stara Sava in Jesenice, a former iron foundry settlement, and visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum in the village of Mojstrana.Finally, we’ll stop at an inn nestled beneath Slovenia’s highest peak, Mount Triglav. Here we’ll find out how the materials used to make the area’s mountain huts were transported up the mountainside. A great end-of-day treat is the chance to sample Slovenian donuts accompanied by a glass of schnapps.​

Our first stop today is at the crystal waters of Lake Bohinj, the largest lake in Slovenia, where locals will drink the water because it is so clean. We’ll also see the Savica waterfall and take a cable car up Mount Vogel for stunning views. Next we head to the turquoise waters of Lake Bled, in which sits Slovenia’s only island. We’ll head there on a traditional wooden Pletna boat, and we’ll visit the 12th century Bled Castle. ​

We head over the border to Italy and the medieval walled town of Venzone today. We’ll see St Michael’s Chapel, which houses the mummies of Venzone, remains placed in the cathedral crypt and preserved by fungus. On our way back we’ll stop at the glacial Fusine Lakes, and tonight we’ll head to a restaurant for a farewell dinner and folklore dancing.​

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers.

Accommodation

The 4-star Hotel Kompas touches the foothills of the ski slopes. vast gardens and green meadows at the edge of Kranjska Gora. It’s comfortable and modern rooms are equipped with shower, wireless internet, digital TV, telephone line, safe and hairdryer. Unwind in the hotel bar and enjoy a taste of the traditional Slovenian cuisine in the restaurant. The hotel Wellness area includes Turkish steam bath, sauna and indoor pool.

Hotel Kompas

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 15 May 2020

8 Days

$2,599

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 12 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,599

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 07 Aug 2020

8 Days

$2,599

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 04 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,549

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Friday 18 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,449

Available

CALL 1-800-280-1795