DAY 1 LJUBLJANA – ARRIVAL
Welcome to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana! After arrival at Ljubljana airport, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a free evening and an overnight stay.
DAY 2 LJUBLJANA WALKING TOUR – POSTOJNA CAVE – PREDJAMA CASTLE
Following breakfast, get a head start on Slovenia by exploring its capital in a guided city tour of Ljubljana. With a distinct small-town feel to it, this city of rich history still today showcases traces of the Roman Emona, mimics baroque on its facades, but claims its fame for a thriving Art Nouveau period. Round off your Ljubljana walk with some aerial vistas from the Ljubljana castle towering above the historic center. Then head out of the city to Postojna Cave. A small train will take you around this maze of swirling rock tunnels and fascinating cave chambers, all magical of stalactites and stalagmites and centuries of Earth’s evolution dripping down cave walls. Nearby, visit to the dramatic Predjama castle, built into a hundred-meters-tall vertical rock! Sort out your impressions over an evening on your own and spend the night in Ljubljana.
DAY 3 BLED AND TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, drive out to the fairy-tale like Bled. Surrounded in lushly forested Julian Alps, Bled graces the shores of the glacial lake Bled, an idyllic corner of the world accentuated by a graceful castle perched high up on the rocks and a serene island topped with a church steeple floating in the lake’s center. From sky to steeple, explore Bled with your guide, seeing both the castle and the island, and enjoying a ride on the traditional wooden gondolas locally known a pletna boats. After a piece of Bled cake called šampita continue to the larger but no less beautiful Lake Bohinj. Nestled in the Triglav National Park, this area of snow-capped mountains, alpine villages, dreamy meadows, clean-cut gorges and pure waters is completely intact by modern times. Learn of the alpine living in the Oplen House Museum and then take the cable car to the top of this world, Mount Vogel. Return to Ljubljana in the evening for an overnight stay.
DAY 4 GORIŠKA BRDA WINE COUNTRY
The amazement with the diversity of this small country is sure to set in after visiting its western bit. Goriška Brda, or the ‘Slovenian Tuscany’ as the region is affectionately referred to, is an area of rolling hills and scenic villages, orchards of apricots, peaches and cherries, and slopes covered in manicured vineyards. Throw in boutique wine production and a diverse culinary heritage, and it’s only the ambiance of undiscovered which separates Goriška Brda from its Italian counterpart. Visit the Renaissance castle Dobrovo, stroll through the medieval Šmaratno village, climb to Gonjače Tower for spectacular vistas, and taste wine and local snacks in one of the cellars. After returning to Ljubljana in the afternoon, choose an optional late night tour* instead of an evening on your own. Overnight in Ljubljana.
*late afternoon optional tours (joining small group of max 6pax)
DAY 5 LJUBLJANA – DEPARTURE
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel before a transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Postojna Cave has been attracting crowds of admirers from all over the world for over two hundred years and in July 2013 Postojna Cave hosted its 35th million visitor, which means that Postojna Cave is the largest and most visited show cave of the Classic Karst in Europe.
Today the known parts of the Postojna spelaean system comprise 21 km its picturesque and mysterious underground world is also a prime location for special cave adventures. The Postojna Cave is the only cave where you can experience an exciting train ride through a breath-taking underground landscape. Riding under magnificent arches is an experience you will never forget.
A tour of the cave takes around 90 minutes and is available in 15 languages. No special equipment is required, but a warm sweater and comfortable shoes are recommended, as the temperature in the cave is 10 °C.
In the immediate vicinity of Postojna Cave, in Proteus Cave with Vivarium, visitors also see some of the most interesting cave-dwelling animals. And just 10 km from the Postojna Cave is the location of the Predjama Castle, one of the most fascinating castles in the world. For more than 800 years it has perched proudly half way up a 123-metre cliff. Below Predjama Castle, there is the Predjama Cave System, which offers many possibilities for adventures, including special tours of the cave with suitable equipment.
Right next to the entrance to Postojna Cave is where the Jamski dvorec Mansion is located. It has been renovated into a modern event and culinary centre and is the perfect venue for unforgettable events. You can also pamper your palate in the nearby self-service restaurant Briljant and in the new Proteus Restaurant in the centre of Postojna.
Postojnska jama već više od dvjesto godina privlaći mnoštvo posjetitelja iz cijelog svijeta, a u srpnju 2013 ugostila je već 35-milijuntog posjetitelja, što znači da je Postojnska jama najveća i najposjećenija jama klasičnog krša u Europi.
Do sada istraženi dijelovi Postojnskog jamskog sustava obuhvaćaju dvadeset i jedan kilometar, njen slikovit i tajanstven podzemni svijet istovremeno je jedinstven prostor za najraznolikije jamske pustolovine. Samo u Postojnskoj jami možete doživjeti uzbudljivu vožnju vlakićem kroz nevjerojatno lijep podzemni pejzaž. Vožnja ispod veličanstvenih svodova koje poput lustera krase stalaktiti doživljaj je koji ćete još dugo pamtiti.
Posjet jami u prosjeku traje sat i pol, a za njega osim toplijeg pulovera i udobnih cipela ne trebate posebnu opremu, jer u jami je stalna temperatura 10 °C, a staze su uređene.
U neposrednoj blizini Postojnske jame, u Proteusovoj jami s vivarijem posjetitelji mogu vidjeti nekoliko najzanimljivijih jamskih životinja. A samo deset kilometara od Postojnske jame nalazi se Predjamski grad, jedan od najljepših dvoraca na svijetu. Već više od osamsto godina ponosno stoji usred sto dvadeset i tri metara visoke kamene stijene. Ispod Predjamskoga grada sakriva se Predjamski jamski sustav koji nudi puno mogućnosti za posebne doživljaje, uključujući posebni doživljaj razgledavanja pomoću prikladne opreme.
Odmah kraj ulaza u Postojnsku jamu nalazi se Jamski dvorac koji je obnovljen u moderni manifestacijski i gastronomski centar te je odlično mjesto za nezaboravne događaje. Okusne pupoljke možete zadovoljiti u obližnjem samoposlužnom restoranu Briljant te u novom restoranu Proteus u središtu Postojne.