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We will meet at the airport at 9.15am for our Air Malta direct flight to Ljubljana departing at 11.15am. On arrival at 1.10pm, we will be transferred to our 3 star Hotel Krim in Bled. After check-in, we will go on a half day optional excursion to explore the town of Bled, known as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region due to its emerald-green lake. We shall visit Bled Castle (extra). We later return to our hotel and check in.
Today’s optional full day excursion is in the area of Novo Mesto visiting a traditional farm famous for its Cvicek wine. The farm is a 150-year-old country house which was restored and refurbished in a traditional way. We will be welcomed with a tasting of home-made bread, salami sausage and the local wine. We can also enjoy a peaceful ride aboard a large traditional raft along the Krka River (weather permitting). The rafting experience should not be missed, meandering under four main bridges whilst taking in the main sights around this beautiful river. What is more, we will be entertained with live music on board! We will then have free time in Novo Mesto village where we can have lunch (extra) or do some personal sightseeing.
This morning we will go on an optional full day excursion to visit Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. It also has a baroque section, referred to by the locals at the “Old Town” with narrow cobbled streets nestled between the castle slopes and the river Ljubljanica. Particular highlights of the Old Town include the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, City Hall, the Three Bridges and the open market. After the guided tour, we will take a boat ride (included – weather permitting) on the River Ljubljanica to admire the city from a different vista. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Ljubljana.
Our full day optional excursion today takes us to Kranjska Gora. Set near the borders with Austria and Italy, this winter and summer tourist resort touches Triglav National Park. This picturesque village still retains its identity and it is fun to make use of the cable chairs up on the mountain (extra – weather permitting). On our drive back, we will visit the charming medieval town Radovljica and visit a restaurant which showcases how the gingerbread hearts are made (entrance extra).
Our optional full day excursion today will take us once again over into Austria were we will first visit Velden, the famous and vibrant village on the shores of Lake Worthersee. We will later drive up to the all so popular Pyramidenkogel (extra), a wooden-steel structure overlooking Lake Worthersee. With a total height of 100 metres, the Pyramidenkogel is the highest observation tower in the world offering a lookout platform to gaze the magnificent autumn landscapes which lie at your feet. We will later drive towards Lago di Fusine for some stunning views of these picturesque lakes.
We join the tour leader for a full day optional excursion to neighbouring Austria. We will visit the beautiful small town of Villach and later Klagenfurt which was awarded the prestigious Europa Nostra Diploma for its handsomely restored Renaissance courtyards. Klagenfurt’s Neuer Platz is dominated by the Lindwurm, a winged dragon statue which is the emblem of the city. It was modelled on the legendary dragon, said to have resided in a swamp here long ago. We will then have some free time to explore this town. In the evening, we will immerse ourselves in the New Year’s Eve celebrations by joining the gala dinner with live music in the hotel. Afterwards, we can mingle with the crowd on the Bled promenade for the midnight fireworks.
In the morning, we can enjoy Bled at our leisure. We later make our way to a full day optional excursion by visiting Postojna Caves (entrance extra), which are amongst the largest in the world with amazing stalactite and stalagmite structures. An electric train will take us into the caves and then a guide will walk us through the most dramatic parts of the caves. We later proceed to Predjama Castle (entrance extra). Here, one can admire that this structure is built right in the mountains.
We go for our last optional full-day excursion to Bohinj, the largest glacier lake in Slovenia, situated in the region of the Julian Alps. We will take a cable car (extra) up to Mount Vogel and admire the stupendous view till we reach the summit. We will later make our way from Bohinj to a Dairy Farm where we will have the opportunity to learn about cheese production and try some typical milk products (extra). We return to our hotel. Check out of rooms by noon. We make our way towards Ljubljana Airport for our Air Malta direct flight departing at 10.25pm and arriving in Malta at 00.15am.
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Price per person
€599 €499* Adult in Triple
€639 €539* Adult in Twin
€729 €629* Adult in Single
€399 €299* Child sharing with 2 adults
** Meal Package:
€149* Adults obligatory
€99* Child obligatory 6-11 years
€65* Child obligatory 2-5 years
* Special price applies when meal package & all excursions are taken
** Meal package includes 6 buffet dinners & end of year Gala Dinner with live music and animation
Air Malta direct flights to Ljubljana airport
7 nights in 3 star Hotel Krim in Bled
Daily buffet breakfasts
Rooms with private facilities, heating & TV
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
Children under 12 pay half
€19 Lake Bled/Bled Castle
€39 Velden/Pyramidenkogel/Lago di Fusine
€48 *Novo Mesto Farm/River Boat Cruise
€39 Kranjska Gora /Radovljica
€30 Postojna Caves/Predjama Castle
€27 Bohinj/Mt Vogel
* Price of this excursion includes the entrance, tasting of local produce and wine, boat ride and music on board (weather permitting)
All excursions are guided by an English speaking guide
Not included in price
City tax of €3.13 per person per night is to be paid directly at the hotel
Bled Castle €9.50 Adults/€4.50 Children
Mt Vogel Cable Car €15 Adults/€10 Children
Dairy Farm €12
Pyramidenkogel €11 Adults/€5.50 Children
Gingerbread Museum €2
Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle €30.80 Adults/€20 Children
Lake Bled Pletna Boat €14 Adults/€7 Children