Slovenia

The Alps and Adriatic Coast Exploration

Level

Easy – Moderate

Duration

7 days

Route

Arrival Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, Piran, Departure  Ljubljana

Time to travel

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep are considered best time to visit

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River.

Overview:

This trip gives you the opportunity to experience the beautiful Slovenian landscape, learn about local history and culture, visit some stunning viewpoints of the Julian Alps, walk by the beautiful lakes and along turquoise rivers, marvel the high limestone peaks, get to know the mysterious underworld of Karst and have a relaxed sunset walk on Adriatic coast. Throughout the tour you will taste delicious Slovenian food in authentic surroundings. We travel around Slovenia and stay in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana, enchanting alpine town of Bled, Slovenian adventure capital – Bovec and gorgeous medieval coastal town of Piran. There will also be enough time for some easy afternoon walks on your own, relaxed private dinners or (window) shopping in the centre of Ljubljana.

Facts:

  • Activities: trekking, rafting, cultural sightseeing, nature/bird watching, caving
  • Our operation:

All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity and understanding of the local culture and environment.

Our staff is highly experienced and has excellent knowledge, committed to provide exceptional service at all times.

  • Sustainability:

    • We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.
    • We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.
    • As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: WELCOME TO SLOVENIA-LJUBLJANA ( D)

Arrive at  Ljubljana airport and meet our guide. Check into the hotel and go for a walk & a welcome dinner with our guide to discuss the details of the tour. Free evening in Slovenia’s charming capital city.

Accommodation in a hotel in Ljubljana (City Hotel or similar)

Day 02: LAKE BLED AND VINTGAR GORGE (B, L)

Discover the picture-postcard lake with an island, a church and a castle perched on the top of the hill. This is Bled and we will dedicate the whole day to explore its verdant surroundings, hike to an amazing viewpoint, walk the wooden galleries through the stunning Vintgar Gorge and optionally visit the castle and the island. It is an intense day full of amazing sights and experiences. Prepare your camera batteries!

App. 2 hours walking

Optional activities at extra cost: biking, rowing, swimming, boating

Accommodation in a hotel in Bled (Hotel Astoria or similar)

Day 03: ALPINE MEADOWS ABOVE LAKE BOHINJ, MOSTNICA GORGE (B, L)

Today we will explore Lake Bohinj and its beautiful surroundings, half an hour’s drive from our hotel. We will hike along the Valley of Voje, admire the beautiful Gorge of Mostnica, have a delicious home-made meal, walk along the stunning Lake Bohinj, enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and have an unforgettable swim in the lake!

App. 3 hour walk.

Optional activities at extra cost:

paragliding, rock climbing or bike along quiet bike roads and traditional villages.

Accommodation in a hotel in Bled (Hotel Astoria or similar)

Day 04: PERICNIK WATERFALL, VRSIC MOUNTAIN PASS AND THE RUSSIAN ROAD (B, L)

We will start the day by visiting the impressive Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley. Walk underneath this stunning waterfall and freshen up underneath its cold water curtain. We will move on to reach the heart of the Julian Alps and the mountain pass Vrsic. We will explore this stunning area and walk along the fascinating road built by the Russian prisoners during the First World War. Spectacular mountain landscape and another tasty lunch in a fabulous hut! In the afternoon we will descend to the Soca valley. Dare to jump into a cold turquoise river pool?

App. 3-4 hours walking.

Optional activities at extra cost: via-ferrata.

Accommodation in a hotel in Bovec (Hotel Mangart or similar)

Day 05: SOCA VALLEY – KOBARID – KOZJAK WATERFALL (B, L)

Today we will wake up in the western side of the Triglav National Park, in beautiful Soca Valley. We will discover its hidden spots and walk along the spectacular Soca River, known also as emerald river for its intense turquoise colour. We will visit the historic town of Kobarid, learn about the sad WWI events in the region and discover the lovely Kozjak waterfall. App. 3-4 hours walking.

Next you will experience thrilling rafting on this stunning river and its jaw-dropping surroundings.

Accommodation in a hotel in Bovec. (Hotel Mangart or similar)

Day 06: SKOCJAN CAVES, PIRAN( B, L)

We continue further south, leave the Alps behind and visit the Karst and the Adriatic coast. We will go underground and walk through the stunning canyon of Skocjan Caves, a Unesco heritage. It is an amazing 2-hour walk through an enormous underground canyon carved by a river. A mind blowing experience! If the guests are interested we can also visit the Lipica stud farm, do horseback riding and learn about these very special horses. In the afternoon we will continue to the coast and get settled in the most picturesque coastal town, Piran. Get lost along its narrow streets and squares and enjoy the evening on the Adriatic coast.

App. 2-3 hours walking.

Accommodation in a hotel in Piran (Hotel Tartini or similar)

Day 07: DEPARTURE LJUBLJANA ( B)

Breakfast, free time in Piran and transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Note: Kindly note that one group airport transfer is provided. In case needed additional transfer can be arranged at extra cost and paid directly there.

2,150 USD

per person in a group of 4, Double Occupancy.

Trip Dates

13 July 2018

  • This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.
  • All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

This includes:

  • 6  nights accommodation as desribed or similar, Double Occupancy
  • Meals as desribed ( B, L, D)
  • Activities as described
  • Airport transfers
  • All transfers to / from activities
  • Local guide

This excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Single Supplement
  • Optional activities
  • High Season supplements
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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