Secret Slovenia

From $2,449
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
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From $2,449
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

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

  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board
  • All Excursions Included
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • 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 Holiday Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1 Ljubljana

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

Meals included: D

Day 2 Kranjska Gora

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. ​
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 Story

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.​ 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. ​

Meals included: B,D

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

Accommodation

Hotel Kompas

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.