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Winter Charms of Slovenia
Dates: 28th December – 2nd January
Ljubljana, Velden, Klagenfurt, Jasna Lake, Planica, Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle, Bled, Bohinj, Mt Vogel & Kranjska Gora
WEDNESDAY, 28TH DECEMBER
We will meet at the airport at 5 am for our Air Malta direct flight to Ljubljana departing at 7 am. On arrival at 9 am, we will be transferred to our 3-star Central City Hotel in Ljubljana. After check-in, we will dedicate some time to truly discovering the lovely city of Ljubljana. We will go on an optional guided city tour of Ljubljana. 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, you will have the opportunity to take a boat ride (extra – weather permitting) on the river Ljubljanica to admire the city from a different view from the river banks. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Ljubljana.
THURSDAY, 29TH DECEMBER
We will board our coach for a full-day optional excursion and cross over to Austria. First, we visit Velden, the famous and vibrant village on the shore of Lake Wörthersee. We then proceed to the 17th-century town of Klagenfurt in the southern part of Austria which has been awarded the prestigious Europa Nostra Diploma for its restored arcaded Renaissance courtyards. Located on the eastern bank of Lake Wörthersee, Carinthia’s capital makes a wonderful destination thanks to its cultural treasures and nearby mountains. The Neuer Platz is dominated by the Lindwurm, a winged dragon, which is the emblem of the city and was modelled on the dragon of a local legend.
FRIDAY, 30TH DECEMBER
Today we go on a fascinating optional full-day excursion to Postojna and Predjama. Postojna caves (entrance extra), are amongst the largest in the world. There are 22 kilometres worth of amazing stalagmite and stalactite structures in Nativity Scene. 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 will also visit Predjama Castle (entrance extra), a unique Gothic structure built right in the mountains under a natural rocky arch high in the stone wall, making access to this castle very difficult in the olden times.
SATURDAY, 31ST DECEMBER
We board our coach, and our full-day optional excursion will take us to spend a day surrounded by nature. After breakfast, our coach will take us to Bled and Bohinj. Bled is the “pearl” of the Slovenian Alpine region. It has an emerald-green lake, a church on a small island in the middle of the lake and an 11th-century medieval castle on a cliff overlooking the lake. This tour will also take us to the largest glacier lake in Slovenia, situated in the region of the Julian Alps mountain range, with the highest Slovene peak Mt Triglav rising above it. We can ride a cable car up Mt Vogel (extra – weather permitting) where we can admire the stupendous view till we reach the summit. In the evening, we will join the locals in the main square to greet the New Year!
SUNDAY, 1ST JANUARY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today we will spend a relaxing optional full-day excursion at the famous Slovenian skiing resort of Kranjska Gora, Jasna Lake and Planica. Set near the borders of Austria and Italy, this winter tourist resort touches the northern part of Triglav National Park. This picturesque village still retains its identity – traditional mountain homes and athletic dynamism are united here. The day spent here is a fun day with loads to do like sledging (fun activities are extra) or just enjoying the beautiful scenery around.
MONDAY, 2ND JANUARY
Breakfast and free time before we check out of the rooms and make our way towards Ljubljana Airport for our Air Malta direct flight departing at 12.25 pm and arriving in Malta at 2.25 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON *SPECIAL PRICE
*€599 / €649 Adult in Twin
*€759 / €809 Adult in Single
*€359 / €409 Child sharing with 2 adults
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
Air Malta direct flights to Ljubljana Airport
5 Nights in 3-Star Central City Hotel in Ljubljana or Similar
Daily buffet breakfast
Rooms with private facilities, heating & TV
Return airport transfers
Service of tour leader
Airport taxes and service charge
€20 / €10 Ljubljana
€43 / €22 Velden/Klagenfurt
€36 / €19 Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle
€35 / €18 Bohinj/Bled
€44 / €22 Kranjska Gora/Jasna Lake/Planica
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
City Tax of €3.13 per person per night which is to be paid directly at the Hotel
River Ljubljanica boat ride €12 Adults/€6 Children
Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle €38 Adults/€25 Children
Mount Vogel Cable Car €24 Adults/€12 Children