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8 Days Active, Tradition & Culinary Tour Of Slovenia

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Tomaz Martinek

Grand Cuvée Tours

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8 Days Active, Tradition & Culinary Tour Of Slovenia

You will not have an ordinary vacations on this trip! This will be an active, diverse and authentic experience that you were hoping to get on every travel. Explore the capital city - Ljubljana and experience wine tasting on Ljubljanica river; head to most magical place called Bled and taste the original cream cake; enjoy in the beautiful nature of Triglav National Park; try rafting, kayaking or canyoning on Soca river. Visit Goriska Brda.

Ljubljana sightseeing

Head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. First, check in the hotel, followed by guided walk through the medieval Old Town and see the main attractions such as the Triple Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and more. When arrive to Dragon Bridge, we ascend to the top of the hill by cable car where mighty Ljubljana Castle stands. Shorter multivision presentation of Ljubljana and Ljubljana castle. Time to enjoy the castle restaurant with stunning view on Ljubljana city and distant Alpine mountains. Rest of the day explore the medieval Old Town on the banks of Ljubljanica River with numerous bars and restaurant. Visit the city’s bustling central market and discover boutique shops and charming restaurants. Optionally - Special wine tasting tour on Ljubljanica River in the late afternoon: You are kindly invited to join us on special wine tasting tour on Ljubljanica River where you will get acquainted with best Slovenian wines. You will try wines from different Slovenian regions by most renowned top quality Slovenian wine producers. You will be shown why Slovenia is on the map of best wine regions in the world. Tasting of 4 varieties of fantastic wines while driving on Ljubljanica River is special experience for all wine devotees, for all who want to feel Slovenia in wine & gourmet way and for all others who feel they want to try best of the best. Boat ride with tasting – Duration: 45 minutes Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
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Bled and local specialities

After breakfast drive to famous Bled and visit Bled Lake and Bled Castle. The castle stands on a rock approximately 100 yards above the lake with wonderful views of the town, lake and surrounding countryside. The castle museum has a large collection of armor and weapons from the 16th to 18th centuries. After descend from the castle, time to try worldwide known cream cake. Afterwards, pletna boat ride to the island where you can ring the wish bell and continue to traditional restaurant where famous honey lectar hearts are created. Have late lunch here. Finish of a day will be in traditional schnapps cellar. Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
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Unique Alpine experience with mountains

After breakfast continue to Pokljuka plateau, biggest and highest karst plateau in Europe and one of most beautiful alpine pearls of Slovenia. Meet Slovenian herdsman and experience pristine alpine world, try local cheese and have alpine meal in pristine, traditional alpine settlement where herdsman Alojz lives and who will explain you why live in the Alps is most rewarding thing in the world. Continue our trip to Bohinj area with great Bohinj Lake, based in the heart of Triglav National park. With cable car we will ascend to almost 5,000 Ft high Mt. Vogel, which is the heart of Triglav National Park and one of the most picturesque mountains. From this fantastic point opens panoramic view to Mt. Vogar, whole Bohinj valley and directly to Mt. Triglav, the highest Slovenian peak and symbol of Slovene people. Return back to Bohinj valley and enjoy afternoon in options below: Option 1: Kayaking on River Sava or canyoning in Bohinj area Option 2: Hiking to Mt. Vogar with stunning view on Lake Bohinj and descend from Mt. Vogar by tandem paragliding Option 3: Kayaking and swimming on Lake Bohinj Read more

Ljubljana, 3 nights
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Active day in Soca Valley

After breakfast, head towards most renowned ski resort Kranjska gora, passing lake Jasna and crossing over Vršič, the highest mountain pass in Slovenia. When descending to Soca valley stop at Soca spring and stop in Bovec, most renowned town for adrenalin sports and hiking. Besided tasty local cheese which you can try here, there are numerous option to enjoy beautiful nature of Soca Valley where famous Hollywood movie Chronicles of Narnia was shot in this area. If you are more active type, here is your chance and take numerous options which are on disposal: Option 1: Bovec rafting / kayaking / canyoning on Soca River Option 2: Bovec hiking: „Cisti vrh“ („Clear Peak“) Option 3: Paragliding or Zipline (one of longest and most beautiful ziplines in Europe) Option 4: Mountain-bike downhill Read more

Bovec, 1 night
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Goriska Brda and castle Zemono

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. Read more

Vipava, 1 night
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Karst area and Lipica stud farm

From Vipava drive to Karst area, where surface water doesn’t exist. The reason why is limestone area and therefore all water is beneath the ground. First, visit fantastic village Goče, known as the most basement village in the world. Finger food at Cejkotova home which is hidden in the narrow streets of the village, which is protected as a monument of the cultural heritage. Here, Davorin and his wife Jelka will prepare you home-made snack and take you to a wine cellar with amazing, mystic atmosphere. Continue to Karst area where we shall visit some of most typical Karst settlements which are specially adapted to specific life and weather conditions. We will explore some of those villages; try some local wine teran and top specialty – air-dried ham pršut. Karst is also known for world-known autochthonous white Lipizzaner horses which are bred in Lipica stud farm. Sightseeing of Lipica stud farm, one of the top 5 Slovenian tourist attractions. Conclusion of Karst experience will be in Skjocjan caves under UNESCO heritage and picturesque cave canyon. After sightseeing continue driving to Portoroz. Overnight in Portoroz. Read more

Portorož, 3 nights
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Istria, olive oil and truffle tasting

In the morning cycling to picturesque Piran with strong Venetian influence. Sightseeing of Piran. Afterwards, we head towards Slovenian Istria. Istrian villages, where life can be quite hard and where time just stopped. We will take you to couple of those villages where we personally know really nice, hospitable people where we enjoy in truffles, wine, olive oil and domestic Istrian food Read more

Portorož, 3 nights
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Farewell Slovenia!

At leisure until the transfer to the airport.

Portorož, 3 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ljubljana
Day 2
Location Bled
Day 3
Location Bohinj
Day 4
Location Bovec
Day 5
Location Goriška Brda
Day 6
Location Portorož

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Gene, United States

Tomaz and Mojca, Susie and I would like to thank you so much for your company's hospitality and professionalism. Tomaz it's was a privilege to spend the day with you and Tina. We think she is delightful. The afternoon in Goce was one of the best we have ever had. They are an incredible family and every part of it was spectacular. Seeing how close they are as a family made it even more special. Please share our deepest gratitude with them. I've shared your company information with multiple friends and will continue to do so. As they say in the states, hats off! well done! Read more

Meredith, United States

Grand Cuvee Tours was wonderful! Fast to respond, detail (extremely) orientated, & efficient. Also communication was fantastic & all of the attention to detail made for a faboulous trip! I would certainly recommend Grand Cuvee services to anyone considering a trip.

Wendy Pechersk, Ukraine

The trip was excellent and we all had a fabulous time. The Sport Hotel was a perfect venue and the hike to Lipanca and then on to Mrežce was fantastic. This venue was also great because of the recreation room that it has. We found Grand Cuvee Tours company to be very helpful and very professional. I will definitely recommend Grand Cuvee Tours. Thank you for all your help. Read more

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