A five-day tour of the beautiful alpine landscape and delicious cuisine of Slovenia, visiting Ljubljana, Lake Bled and the Julian Alps
Food & wine | History & culture | Relaxation
This five-day tour will introduce you to Slovenia's stunningly beautiful alpine landscapes, its fascinating history and culture and delicious gourmet cuisine. Throughout the holiday, you'll stay at the luxurious Hotel Cubo in Ljubljana, an ideal base from which to explore Slovenia's most iconic sites. Highlights include wine tasting, a private walking tour through Ljubljana, and a private boat trip on Lake Bled, with guided visit to Bled Castle. Each day, your touring will be complemented with a four-course gourmet lunch or dinner at one of Slovenia's top restaurants, such as As Aperitivo, the Strelec Castle restaurant, and the Juliana Restaurant at Grand Hotel Toplice.
Day by day itinerary
Upon arrival in Ljubljana you will greeted at the airport and transferred to Hotel Cubo, a charming hotel with only 26 rooms: perfectly located near the old town - an ideal position to explore the beautiful city of Ljubljana. Later, you'll begin your Slovenian holiday with a private wine tasting, and will sample several different varieties of the best regional wines from a local Slovenian wine producer. Then, in the evening, enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner in As Aperitivo, an excellent restaurant that has unique dishes and an outstanding wine list that provides a perfect introduction to the delicious cuisine of Slovenia.
Stay: Hotel Cubo
After breakfast today embark on a private walking tour. Your guide will explain Ljubljana’s history and show you some of the most picturesque corners of Slovenia’s capital. After your walking tour, take a handmade wooden boat to view some of the old town's major sights from a unique vantage point. After lunch, take a funicular ride to Ljubljana Castle. The castle is Ljubljana's most prominent landmark, which has undergone numerous changes over its rich and dynamic history. The visit is an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiasts, as the castle offers magnificent, panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. After your tour, enjoy a four-course gourmet lunch in the castle restaurant before having a free afternoon to relax in the hotel or explore the city at leisure.
Stay: Hotel Cubo
Meals: B L
Piran & Optional Škocjan Caves
After breakfast, today is at leisure. We recommend pre booking an optional excursion such as a private visit of the Škocjan Caves, followed by a visit to the coastal city of Piran with lunch included. The most beautiful part of the Škocjan Caves Park is undoubtedly a set of eleven caves known as the Škocjan Caves. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and are the only natural Slovenian site on the list.
Stay: Hotel Cubo
Lake Bled & Julian Alps
After breakfast this morning is at leisure. After lunch enjoy a half day private tour of Lake Bled including a Private 'pletna' boat ride to the Island of Bled, where you will visit Bled Castle as well as the Church and Tower. Lake Bled and its surroundings are among the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world. The area is renowned for its mild climate, thermal lake water, and beautiful mountain landscape that is reflected in the lake, which make for an excellent day trip. In the middle of the lake is the beautiful Bled Island that has some excellent sites to visit, including the Bled Castle, the town of Bled and the wider countryside of the Gorenjska region. This evening, you'll settle down to a four-course gourmet dinner in the Juliana Restaurant of Grand Hotel Toplice – Bled's oldest hotel. The restaurant has one of the best locations in Bled and chef Simon Bertoncelj creates delicious food focused on seasonal produce and accompanied by local Slovenian wines.
Stay: Hotel Cubo
Meals: B D
Take a private transfer to Ljubljana Airport to take your return flight to London.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £1,225 pp. incl. flights
from £1,470 pp. incl. flights
Low Season : 03 Jan to 05 Mar
High Season : 01 May - 30 Sep
Valid for travel: daily departures until 31 December 2017 - price varies by departure date, please call for details
- Complimentary UK departure airport lounge access
- Return Flights to Ljubljana
- private transfers from airport to hotel
- 4 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in a Ljubljana 4 Star hotel
- Wine tasting
- 4 course gourmet dinner in As Aperitivo Restaurant
- 4 course gourmet lunch in Ljubljana Castle restaurant
- Farewell 4 course gourmet dinner by Lake Bled
- Best of Ljubljana city tour with private guide and lunch
- Best of Lake Bled half day afternoon Private tour
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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