Day 1 LjubljanaMake your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening. Meals included: D
Day 2 Kranjska GoraWe're going to get to know our surroundings this morning, as we get together for a stroll around lovely Kranjska Gora. This Alpine resort, on the doorstep of Triglav National Park and close to both the Italian and Austrian borders, boasts magnificent scenery. 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 the breathtaking views of the aquamarine waters of this small artificial lake, with the Julian Alps towering in the background.
On our way back to the hotel, we'll stop by the Liznjek homestead, a museum where we'll learn about traditional ways of life in the Upper Sava Valley. Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Julian Alps
Today, we'll spend the day in the great outdoors, enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Julian Alps and taking in the fresh mountain air. We'll drive through the Upper Sava Valley and over the Vrsic Mountain Pass, one of the highest roads in Slovenia. We'll stretch our legs at the summit, where staggering views will take your breath away.
Next, we'll descend into the horseshoe-shaped Trenta Valley and drive along the shores of the emerald-green Soča River. We'll enjoy lunch in the picturesque town of Bovec before heading towards the Predil Mountain Pass. Our route takes us by a number of fortifications and historical monuments including a bronze statue of a dying lion dedicated to fallen Austrian soldiers. Sit back and enjoy the views on the journey back to Kranjska Gora, which takes us through the north-east corner of Italy.
Day 4 LjubljanaSlovenia's capital Ljubljana is our destination today, and its compact size makes it easy to explore on foot. With a Local Guide, we'll discover the city that was crowned the Green Capital of Europe in 2016, starting in the Old Town. Narrow cobbled streets, a castle-topped hill and the Ljubljana River running through its heart, make this a lovely place for a stroll. We'll also see the elegant Town Hall with its Venetian architectural influences, St Nikolai Cathedral and the bustling public market, which runs along the river.
We've got a great experience lined up for lunch - we're going to head to three different venues to try a trio of Slovenian snacks, accompanied by local wines. Meals included: B,L,D
Day 5 at LeisureToday is free to do as you please, relax and enjoy the area which surrounds your hotel. Meals included: B,D
Day 6 Lake Bled & Lake BohinjTwo beautiful lakes are in our sights today, and we'll head first to Slovenia's largest, Lake Bohinj, for stunning views. We'll also see the Savica waterfall and travel into the Bohinj Valley to take a cable car up Mount Vogel. From the summit, we'll be able to see not only the lake but the imposing peaks of the Julian Alps.
Next, we head to Lake Bled, an expanse of blue-green water in which sits Slovenia's only island. We'll head to the island on a traditional wooden Pletna boat, and we'll visit the 12th century Bled Castle, which towers over the lake, offering further amazing views. There's free time in Bled for you to take a stroll around the lake. If you take a break for a coffee, highly recommended is a slab of Bled's famous kremsnita, an indulgent cream and custard cake. Meals included: B,D
Day 7 at LeisureEnjoy another day at leisure today. This evening, we'll gather and head to a restaurant for a farewell dinner with traditional folklore dancing. Meals included: B,D
Day 8 Departure
Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end.Meals included: B