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Sightseeing & Excursions 2015
ex Ljubljana, Slovenia

  

 
Walking Tour & Funicular Ride 
 

The old city centre has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture with masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. The tour ends with a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle, which departs from the Krekov trg/square.

Departure TBA
Duration 2 Hours
Includes Guide, funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Walking Tour & Boat Ride
 

The old city centre has a unique architectural appearance, particularly due a felicitous combination of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. A tourist boat, departing from one of the city centre piers, takes you on a ride under several of Ljubljana’s famous bridges.
* In case of adverse river conditions, the boat ride is cancelled and the tour is conducted entirely on foot.

Departure TBA
Duration 2 hours including a half an hour boat ride
Includes Guide, boat ride along the Ljubljanica river
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Walking Tour & Tourist Train Ride    
 

Starting from the square in front of the Town Hall, a fine Baroque building housing the municipal government, the tour takes you through the old city centre, whose unique architectural appearance is particularly due to its mixture of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and masterful creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. The tour ends with a tourist train ride to Ljubljana Castle, which departs from the Stritarjeva ulica/street.

Departure TBA
Duration 2 hours 
Includes Guide, tourist train ride
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Bled – An Alpine Pearl 
 

Often described as the ‘Image of Paradise’, the Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff.

This harmonious mix of beautiful nature, rich history and genuine hospitality has been attracting visitors for centuries. It was here that the Yugoslavia Royal Family once had a summer residence, later replaced by the summer residence of President Tito, which can still be seen by the lake.
After an enjoyable drive, we board a traditional ‘pletna’ boat and smoothly glide over the lake to visit the only Slovenian island. Its top is crowned with a little church, and you will have an opportunity to ring the mysterious wishing bell. A scenic road takes us around the lake and to the medieval castle perched high on a cliff. Built over a thousand years ago, it was once an unconquerable property of the Bishops of Brixen. Today, it attracts visitors with its museum, and demonstrations of old crafts and traditions, not to mention the breathtaking view of the surroundings. Before returning to Ljubljana, enjoy a stroll by the lake or treat yourself to the famous Bled cream-cake.

Departure TBA
Duration Half Day
Includes Transport, guide, admission to Bled Castle 
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Bled & Bohinj – Alpine Lakes
 

Two exquisite glacier lakes glitter in the green valleys of the Slovenian Alps. We will visit Bled, mundane resort with an eminent medieval castle and a romantic island in the lake. Lake Bohinj lies in a tranquil and pristine valley in the Triglav National Park. A pleasant walk to the Savica Waterfall completes our memorable day.
An ‘Image of Paradise’, as it is often described, Bled has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century. We will board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. We will roll back time in its museum, and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav and try the hearty local cuisine. To experience a bit of trekking, we end the day with an enjoyable 20-minute hike to the beautiful Savica Waterfall, thundering from a high rocky cliff, and enjoy a rewarding view of the Lake.

Departure TBA
Duration Full day
Includes Transport, guide, admission to Bled Castle and Savica Waterfall, ‘pletna’ ride to the island, admission to the church on the island.
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle – Underground Treasures & Legends 
 

The mesmerizing beauty of the Postojna Caves and the mysterious castle of Predjama rank among the most precious jewels of Slovenia. We will explore the wonderful underground world and excite our imagination in a striking medieval castle.
It has taken millions of years for the clear waters of the River Pivka to create these 21km of underground labyrinth of passages, caverns and great halls, decorated with dripstones, translucent curtains and pillars of fascinating shapes and colours. After an unforgettable underground train ride to the heart of the cave system, experienced guides will accompany you on a walk through the subtly lit fairy-tale like underground world. You will glimpse a million years in one moment, admiring delicate spaghetti-like stalactites, massive pillars and other geological wonders. Back in the daylight, the trip will continue towards the astonishing castle of the robber knight Erasmus. For centuries dramatically hanging in over a 100-meter-high vertical cliff, it’s waiting for you to enter and discover its secrets, legends and myths. Driving through green scenery, we return to Ljubljana.

Departure TBA
Duration Half Day
Includes Transport, guide, admissions to caves and castle
Note Bring camera, walking shoes & warm clothes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Unesco Heritage & Lipizzan Horses  
 

In the southwestern part of Slovenia lies a unique area called Kras (Karst). We will visit the suprisingly beautiful Škocjan Caves, and finish our journey in Lipica – home of the (world’s) famous white Lipizzanz horses.
Lipica Stud Farm is the cradle of the Lipizzaners, the noble white horses. Breeding began 400 years ago to meet the exclusive needs and demands of the Habsburgs. A local guide will show you around the estate; you will see the whole array of magnificent animals – uncertain dark foals, gentle mares, and proud stallions capable of performing the most amazing figures of the Spanish Riding School. The excellence of the Lipizzaners can be admired at their show, in which they astonish the audience with a sophisticated performance accompanied by classical music. Caves Regional Park includes a characteristic and unique karst region where the one-stop shop of karst features. Together with a system of caves, collapsed dolines and individual cultural monuments Park makes up a typical karst “architecture”. Special climatic conditions in the valleys and at the entrances of caves as a conduit and intertwining of both Alpine and Mediterranean flora. Unique plant and animal species cohabiting in an extremely small space, giving this area a significant biodiversity. An experienced guide will take you through the caves, which are decorated with stalactites Radiant.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, admission to stud farm, entrance to Škocjan caves
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Portorož & Piran – Touch Of The Mediterranean  
 

Slovenia’s coast charms with its inviting towns, rich history and clear sea. Discover the beauties of the medieval town of Piran and the sunny Portorož.
Passing through a varied landscape, we reach the sparkling Mediterranean. The gem of the Slovenian coast is the medieval Piran, tucked in between the sea and the mighty town walls. The central square boasts eminent historical palaces, the birth house of the maestro Tartini, his monument and his name. We will walk up to the imposing Church of St. George with its Venetian-like bell tower to admire the view over the wonderful mosaic of roofs, streets and squares with the stunning backdrop of the bay. After the sightseeing, you will have time to discover the hidden corners of the town, wander along the promenade and sample some savoury Mediterranean cuisine. Portorož is a contrast to historic Piran, being mundane resort town whose lively atmosphere you can enjoy during free time.
We will visit the ancient saltpans in Seča, which have been granted the status of a Natural Park. Harvesting the white gold from the sea has been an important source of income for the local people for over 700 years. We will follow in the footsteps of the salt pan workers, and visit the splendid museum house.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, entrance to Salina regional park
Note Bring camera, swimsuits & sunglasses
Code: 2015-KO

 
Maribor & Ptuj – Where The Medieval Meets The Present    
 

The north-east of Slovenia is a blend of fascinating nature, inspiring traditions and vibrant history. We will visit Slovenia’s oldest town Ptuj and its magnificent castle, explore the inviting city of Maribor and taste some excellent wines from the sunny vineyards of Štajerska.

On the Drava Plain, surrounded by thermal springs, flourishing fields and vineyards, lies Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town. It was already mentioned as Roman Poetovio in 69 BC. Numerous archaeological remains tell of those days, while its lovely present appearance originates from the Middle Ages, when Ptuj flourished for the second time. On a panoramic hill above Ptuj the medieval Castle dominates – it houses exceptional collections, illustrating the traditions and history of the region. Enchanted by the heritage of the past, we continue down the pretty streets, admiring the Provost Church, the poignant Orpheus’ Pillar and the flamboyant Town Hall. Afterwards, we head to the second biggest Slovenian city, nestled in the foothills of Pohorje. Spontaneous and relaxed, the attractive city of Maribor has a lot to offer. We visit the majestic Gothic Cathedral, visit the lively Main Square and discover the legends of the Franciscan Church. We will make our way over to the picturesque Town Square and visit the romantic Lent river bank to see the Old Vine House, with the oldest vine in the world. To make the day complete, sample the wines in one of the renowned wine cellars.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, admission to Ptuj Castle, wine tasting in Maribor
Note Bring camera & walking shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Plitvice Lakes   
 

Plitvice Lakes National Park, under the protection of UNESCO for its natural beauty, conquers by its diversity and harmony of shapes and colors in any of the seasons.
It is a magic world of lakes, waterfalls, moss, forests and sunlight and a string of 16 lakes that spill intoeach other on foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. The natural attributes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, uniqueness and sensibility of that phenomenon, deserve a full attention of our visitors.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, admission fee to the park Plitvice lakes
Note Bring camera, comfortable shoes, sunglasses
Code: 2015-KO

 
Venice – The Romantic Capital Of The World   
 

Venice with its numerous narrow streets, bridges and canals, considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. The origins of the town originates from the 5th century bc.
The world-famous seaside city of canals and bridges stretching over several small islands in the marshy lagoon on the west coast of the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. Laguna scope of the coast from the mouth of the rivers Po and Piave in the south to the north.We will visit some cultural and historical attractions of this once mighty Queen of the Adriatic: Bridge of Sighs, visit the Doge’s Palace, Piazza San. By Mark Basilica of the same name, which combines elements of various artistic styles. Available, we will have some free time for independent sightseeing and shopping, can we give the hustle and bustle at the magnificent Venetian markets and mysterious streets

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, vaporeto
Note Bring passport, camera, drinks
Code: 2015-KO

 
Bovec Zipline – Canyon Učja  
 

We invite you to our new and biggest zipline park in Slovenia, which is located in the picturesque and unspoiled canyon Učja.
Six steel cables in lengths of 250-400m provide more than two hours of fun and in addition beautiful panoramic view towards the Canyon Učja, Bovec basin and Triglav. Učja River originates in Italy. The Slovenian part of the flow is cut narrow and so riverbed is difficult to reach by foot. River has also carved out a number of pools that are attractive for canyoning enthusiasts. After we complete the zipline, where we will enjoy the panoramic views over the canyon, we will go down into the gorge of the river to do canyoning, swim and observe the picturesque nature of the canyon.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, zipline
Note Bring camera & comfortable shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 
Rafting Trip Boka      
 

The Soča Valley with its pristine and picturesque nature is a paradise for active leisure and real treasury of experience.
Rafting is a unique experience for all generations. Through rafting on the rapids of the emerald river we strengthen the team spirit and admire the beauty surrounding us. Boka rafting trip takes place on the most attractive section of the river Soča, from waterfall Boka to the village of Trnovo ob Soci.

Departure TBA
Duration Full Day
Includes Transport, guide, rafting
Note Bring camera & comfortable shoes
Code: 2015-KO

 

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