SLOVENIA THE COUNTRY OF THE DRAGON
from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea 24. -29. 04.2017 (6 days)
Find the legendary country of Slovenia, from Alpine landscape to Mediterranean atmosphere of the Adriatic Sea!
In the beginning we explore the highest Alpine mountain Triglav (2864 m), the national park and the scenery of Lake Bohinj. We enjoy the Pearl of the Alps, also known as crystal-clear dazzling beauty of Lake Bled. On the lake you can see the reflection of the majestic mountains and castles. There is in the middle of the lake the small, delightful island with the medieval church inviting you to pay a visit and take some photos.
Ljubljana, in English "Beloved", became European Green Capital 2016. Clean and well-kept, culturally and historically precious city center of Ljubljana has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In one of Ljubljana's many bridges you can find one, which is decorated with statues of dragons and people in Slovenia love legends of dragons. There is one legend that Ljubljana was founded by the Greek mythological hero Jason, who wore the golden cloak. On the ship Argo Jason fled with his friends across the Black Sea to the North and along the rivers Tonava and Ljubljana. On the way they met dragon Marsh, which Jason killed. Even today there are many stories like that, which you can hear during guided tours of Ljubljana.
Slovenia's coastline is short, but charming. Pastel-colored houses of the old town of Piran were built in a Venetian style. Above the red roofs stands the city wall and the tower of St. George's church, which was built on the thirteenth century. The popular meeting places are Tartini Square in Piran and the fishing harbor promenade. By Adriatic turquoise water is recommended to have seafood with some good Slovenian wine or have a taste of ice cream in attractive cafes. By experiences of the tour operator I can recommend the refreshing feeling of turquoise water. This adventure is guaranteed to make your day and enlighten your mind.
Here you are, the preliminary program!
We arrive in the Slavic culture roots in Slovenia. From the airport we drive toward North to the Alpine landscape of Triglav mountain (2864) and Lake Bohinj, where we have lunch and we can relax by a mountainous landscape. Our journey continues to the beautiful Bled (page background image), where we spend the night in a four-star hotel called Kompas. Kompas Hotel is located right in the center of Bled and quite nearby Lake Bled. At the top of the hill, the hotel has beautiful panoramic views of the Lake, Bled Castle, Bled Island and the mountains.
We visit Bled's attractions inter alia Castle and the church on the island and spend a relaxing day by the clear mountain lake. In the late afternoon we travel to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where we have our accommodation in City Hotel at the center of the town.
Our day starts with the tour of Ljubljana by Finnish guide. In despite of the small size of Ljubljana you can find there many kind of sightseeing and attractions. The end of the day offers the opportunity for independent exploring the city. You can make unexpected discoveries and enjoy the picturesque surroundings - everything is available nearby, in the center! You can visit the Ljubljana Castle, St. Nicholas' Cathedral, or even have a cruise on the river.
After breakfast we are heading towards Southern Slovenia. On the way towards the Adriatic Sea we stop at the fabulous Slovenian "Robin Hood's" cave Predjama Castle. Another attraction to visit is the Postojna stalactites and stalagmites, where we can visit by to the underground train.
From here we travel to the coastal town of Piran. Our accommodation four star Piran Hotel is between the Adriatic Coast and Piran's ancient town, where we have superb marine view.
During the morning we visit the town of Piran. After the city tour, you can independently enjoy the small town beauty, the Adriatic Sea and its turquoise water.
After breakfast we are heading to the airport. On the way we stop at a horse farm in Lipica, according to this area "Lipizzan" (German.) horse has been named. The white knight is perhaps best known as a race, which is used for the shows of the High Dressage Vienna Spanish Riding School. We have an opportunity to watch the show at the horse farm. http://www.lipica.org/en/
To the delight of gourmets, we will have lunch at an authentic Slovenian restaurant.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
Consulting related the journey
Your holiday guide's services starting at the airport
Transport in according to the program above
Accommodations half board.
The guided city tours in Lubljana and in Piran
All visits mentioned in the program including the entrance fees
The evening party of the fifth day
Your Finnish holiday guide's services during your holiday in Slovenia
We are on your own holiday guides and we take care of you as well as your practicalities during your holiday. With us you can spend your holidays with ease.
Anne Kivisola, ZolarStone
Jana Parpala, authentic Slavic Slovenian guide
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flights (350,-) travel insurance, visas, the meals not mentioned in the tour program, drinks, private personal expenses, air tickets not included in the price of local airport taxes or potential exit expenses.
Force major expenses.
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