Days 1 & 2 Kranjska GoraWe’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.
Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Julian Alps
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. Meals included: B,L,D
Day 4 Ljubljana
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. Meals included: B,L,D
Day 5 The Alpine StoryToday 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. Meals included: B,D
Day 6 Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj
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.
Day 7 Venzone & Lake Fusini
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.Meals included: B,D
Day 8 Departure
Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers.Meals included: B