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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 central City Hotel in Ljubljana. After check-in we will dedicate some time to truly discover the lovely city of Ljubljana. We will go on an optional 2 hour 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, we will take a boat ride (included – weather permitting) on the River Ljubljanica to admire the city with a different view from the river banks. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Ljubljana.
Our full day optional excursion takes us across the Croatian border and towards Zagreb, the metropolis of Croatian spirit. We will visit the Upper Town with its Gothic Cathedral, St. Catherine’s Church and the massive St. Mark’s Church with a multi-colour-tiled roof. We will also see the medieval Stone Gate, the open-air market, the Lower Town and its colourful turn-of-the-century architecture best represented in the building of the Croatian National Theater and Opera House. We can then enjoy some free time to discover the Christmas markets. During the Advent season, Zagreb offers a variety of events that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Plenty of fun, excellent food, unique events, art, but also a genuine Christmas atmosphere await you on the streets of Croatia’s capital.
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.
Today we will spend a relaxing optional full day excursion at the famous Slovenian skiing resort of Kranjska Gora. 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.
Our optional full day excursion will take us to visit Maribor and Ptuj. Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and has a totally different character from Ljubljana and the western parts of the country. We will have some free time to enjoy Maribor before proceeding to visit the oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj, which is located just a short drive away from Maribor. We will explore its beauty in a walking tour through the town and visit Ptuj Castle (extra), the Provost’s church and the old City Hall.
We board our coach and our full day optional excursion will take us to spend a day surrounded by nature and culture. 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!
After a late breakfast, we go on a fascinating optional excursion to Postojna and Predjama. Postojna caves are amongst the largest in the world. There are 22 kilometres worth of amazing stalagmite and stalactite 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 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.
Our last full day optional excursion takes us to the lovely Krvavec Skiing Resort. We will ride a cable car (extra) up the mountain and enjoy some stupendous views. For the adventurous ones, it is also possible to rent a sledge (extra). We then have time to enjoy lunch (extra) in one of the restaurants. 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
€659 €559* Adult in Triple
€699 €599* Adult in Twin
€929 €829* Adult in Single
€399 €299* Child sharing with 2 adults
€99 ** Half Board (7 dinners)
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
** Half board includes a normal dinner on New Year’s Eve. Please note that this dinner does not include any entertainment
Air Malta return direct flights to Ljubljana airport
7 nights in 3 star City Hotel in Ljubljana or similar
Rooms with private facilities, heating & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
Children under 12 pay half
€19 Ljubljana City Tour
€41 Maribor and Ptuj
€42 * Novo Mesto Farm/River Boat Cruise
€41 Kranjska Gora
€31 Postojna Caves /Predjama Castle
€33 Krvavec Skiing Resort
All excursions are guided by an English speaking guide
* Price of this excursion includes the entrance, tasting of local produce and wine, boat ride and music on board (weather permitting)
Not included in price
City tax of €3.13 per person per night is to be paid directly at the hotel
Krvavec Cable Car €11 Adults/€7 Children
Ptuj Castle €6.50 Adults/€3.50 Children
Bled Castle €9.50 Adults/€4.50 Children
Mt Vogel Cable Car €15 Adults/€10 Children
Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle €30.80 Adults/€20 Children
Lake Bled Pletna Boat €14 Adults/€7 Children
* All above prices are subject to change