LIUBLIANA 55ºF - 57ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.Transfer to the hotel. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, the city tour of the Slovenian capital will take place today or the last day before your return flight. LJUBLJANA, undoubtedly one of Europe’s most welcoming capitals, is known for its lively university life and pleasant green spaces, such as the vast Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, surrounded by charming restaurants and terraced cafés, divides the old town from the modern city. It is also called “the city of books” because of its intense cultural activity. With our guide, we will discover the main places of interest.
LIUBLIANA 55ºF - 57ºF - CELJE 55ºF - 59ºF - PTUJ 55ºF - 61ºF - MARIBOR 55ºF - 57ºF
Departure at 08.00h. Slovenia is a small country with incredible contrasts. We begin our adventure by travelling north to the Lower Styria region. With an evident influence from Austria, this is one of the most important wine-growing areas in Central Europe. We arrive in CELJE at around 09.00h, which is the third-largest city in the country, where we will visit its spectacular medieval castle, considered the most imposing in the whole of Slovenia. Situated on a hill at 500 meters high., it offers magnificent views over the city. (entrance fee included). Departure at 11.00h. At around 12.00 h, we will stop in PTUJ, a town on the Drava River whose fortress, built to defend itself from the Hungarians, was renovated in the Baroque period. Surrounded by vineyards, it is the oldest town in the country, a pearl to be discovered. With our guide, we will walk through its picturesque narrow streets until we reach the Monument to Orpheus, a five-metre-high tall tombstone with mythological reliefs placed in honour of the Roman governor of the city in the II century a.D. and which still occupies its original site. After strolling through the centre of this oenological capital, also known for its carnival and kurent costumes, we will continue to MARIBOR, where we will arrive at lunchtime. MARIBOR is Slovenia’s second-largest city and is at the crossroads that connects Graz with Zagreb and Budapest with Venice. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until its dissolution in World War II. The city flourished as a commercial enclave and today boasts one of the most stunning historical centres in the region, which we will discover with our guide. You can enjoy the tasty local cuisine in one of the delicious traditional restaurants in the evening. Accommodation.
MARIBOR 55ºF - 57ºF - KRANJ 55ºF - 57ºF - SKOFJA LOKA 55ºF - 57ºF - VINTGAR - BLED 52ºF - 55ºF
A leg of our trip full of extraordinary landscapes and small towns full of beauty. We leave early towards the west of Slovenia, crossing idyllic mountainous landscapes to arrive at KRANJ. The capital of the Slovenian Alps is defined as Slovenia’s green and cultural heart. A unique feature of the city is the river canyon that crosses its town centre. We will visit its fascinating historical part, and the underground tunnels hidden underneath it used as a shelter during World War II (entrance fee included). A few kilometres from Kranj, we come across SKOFJA LOKA, one of the best-preserved European medieval villages with an impressive heritage, with the castle that stands out. After a short walk, we continue to BLED, the touristic jewel of Slovenia, located on the beautiful glacial lake Bled and next to the Julian Alps. At the top of a breathtaking cliff overlooking the lake is its magnificent castle. We include a visit to this fortress and a delightful boat trip on the lake to its famous and evocative island. After lunch, we will visit another wonder close to Bled, the impressive Vintgar Gorge (entrance fee included). We will walk along the canyon walls that rise up to 100 m high through a perfectly conditioned gorge while the emerald waters of the Radvona River flows at our feet between waterfalls and natural pools. The gorge ends at the 13-metre-high Šum waterfall, whose name means ‘noisy waterfall’. After this unforgettable experience, we return to BLED for accommodation.
BLED 52ºF - 55ºF - POSTOINA CAVES - PREDJAMA CASTLE - IZOLA 63ºF - 66ºF - PIRAN 63ºF - 66ºF
Today we will appreciate the contrasts of this small country, as we will go down to the Adriatic coast. There, we will see cities that once were part of the Republic of Venice. Their style and characteristics are entirely different. On the way, we will enter the tunnels and galleries of the beautiful Postjona Caves (entrance included), the most popular in Europe, and part of the journey will be done on an electric train. Next to them is the majestic XVI century Predjama Castle, which we will also visit. In Slovenian, “jama” means cave, so its name means castle in a cave. It stands in a unique location, facing a 123-metre cliff. In the last part of the day, the protagonist will be the Adriatic Sea. First, we will stroll through IZOLA, perhaps the most beautiful seaside town in Slovenia due to its narrow streets, Venetian influence, lively harbour, old churches or small restaurants, where we will have lunch. We continue then to PIRAN. It is inhabited since the Classical Greek period. We will walk with our guide through its beautiful historic centre, its charming Venetian squares and along a section of its walls (climb included), from which you will enjoy fabulous panoramic views over the city and its bay. Even on clear days, you can see Venice quite clearly. Accommodation in Piran. Note: during high season, accommodation in Piran may not be possible. In this case, we would return to Ljubljana at the end of the afternoon.
PIRAN 63ºF - 66ºF - LIUBLIANA 55ºF - 57ºF
Early departure to LJUBLJANA. City tour if not done on the arrival day (depending on flight schedules).- End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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