This day will be dedicated to explore western part of Slovenia, known for production of fruit and wine. Driving from Bovec early in the morning. Arrive to Goriska Brda, known as Slovene Tuscany and center of top quality Slovenian wines and world-awarded olive oil. Both we will have chance to try by ourselves.
Visit Smartno, center of cultural life in wider area of this part of Slovenia. In small village of Biljana visit of sparkling wine cellar and tasting of sparkling wine produced with a classical method in the renovated chateau with 800 years old wine cellar dated from 1208. Tasting is held in renovated tasting room with splendid views on the vineyards and Italy.
If we have time, possibility to drive to the top of the hill of Sabotin with fascinating view, where you can still walk through tunnels and where one of most devastating battles in WWI took place.
Continue drive to Nova Gorica where the last members of the Bourbons, the French royal family, are buried in a crypt beneath the church. Near the church there is a garden of burbon roses, the second biggest collection of burbon roses in Europe.
Driving further to Vipava Valley to small town Vipava, also called the Slovene Venice, developed beside numerous springs of the Vipava River, which is internationally renowned for their extraordinary location, their water and speleological characteristics. This wonderful natural heritage is enriched by cultural attractions, especially the castles. The oldest one is Stari grad, which stands on top of a steep hill above the square and dates back to the 12th century. Castle Zemono, a 17th-century manor house in Vipava Valley, is our next stop. Built on a small hill features unusually style for this area, built in the Palladian style with a rectangular floor plan. The renovated building is surrounded by a park and vineyards.
Finish a day in unique atmosphere of exceptional dinner, accompanied by wines of extraordinary quality and taste.
Unique accomodation: Along with an excellent culinary and wine experience, the homestead Majerija offers the possibility and an exceptional experience of unique accomodation. Ten two bed rooms are available to you, painted in themes of various herbs. They are placed under the herb garden, right by our 300 year old homestead.
Vipava, 1 night