Start your trip in Venice Italy, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Getting lost in the maze of the center is all part of the fun! View this fascinating city by Gondola ride sipping your Prosecco in the evening while you watch the city come to life. Continue by Ferry to Slovenia a country dominated by the Alps, with great landscapes and unique sightseeing. Your personal assistant will guide you through the beauty of the country. Explore the hilltop castle of Bled and continue with a visit to Postojna Cave, a rare beauty created over millions of years, carved, shaped and created by water. Visit Predjama Castle, situated in the mouth of a hillside cavern and hear the legend of the famous robber Baron Erazem Lueger, a maverick knight who became Slovenia’s Robin Hood by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
Our tour continues with a visit to Lipica Stud Farm with the famous Lipizzaner horses of the Imperial Spanish Riding School from Vienna, which have been bred here since 18th century and now perform equestrian events around the world. From Lipica Farm you will be transferred to Portoroz (Port of Roses) also know as one of the most famous spa resorts In Slovenia. On the next day attend a wine-tasting event in Koper and tour the Secovlje natural park, where salt is produced in the traditional way based on a 700-year-old method that harmonizes man and nature. View a traditional salt-maker’s house and walk around the park, a unique habitat formed by holophytic plants, animals and migrating birds.
Take a private water taxi for an airport transfer.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Sit back and relax on a marvellous and enchanting half an hour evening gondola ride through the Grand Canal and inner canals of Venice. You will breathe the atmosphere of this ancient city built on water. Your gondola will take you to the Antica Carbonera Restaurant, where you can enjoy typical traditional veneta and Italian plates. Departure from BACINO ORSEOLO Gondola station (near hotel Bonvechiati, right behind St. Mark’s Square) at 07.00 pm, arrival at restaurant around 7.30-07.40 pm. (Includes a 3 course menu (starter, main course + dessert) together with a Prosecco welcome drink).
Bauer Hotel (5*) is just west of St Mark's Square and features two terraces providing views of the Grand Canal's junction with St Mark's Basin. The Bauer Hotel is a time-honored, family legacy and a testament to the soul and spirit of Venice. The hotels guestrooms feature individual decor combining Art Deco and Venetian influences; all include flatscreen TVs, safes, minibars, and marble bathrooms with heated towel rails. During the summer, guests can dine on Venetian and Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy cocktails on the terraces overlooking the Grand Canal; in winter an indoor bar offers DJ or live music nightly.
Meet your English speaking guide at the hotel to begin your day with a private walking tour of Venice. Visit St. Mark's Square, the heart of political and religious power of the Venetian Republic for centuries, and learn the history that lies behind the walls of its most famous landmarks; the Basilica and its Byzantine heritage, the Doge's Palace and its adjoining prisons that retain the true secrets to comprehend how a city built on swamps became one of the most enlightened cities in the western world. Then, leave St. Mark's behind you to discover the enchanting Hidden Venice. Following a monumental route, your guide will narrate the in-depth history of Venice from its origins to the modern-day. You'll hear tales of illustrious Venetian characters like Marco Polo and Casanova. And you'll see Marco Polo's House, a Merchants’ Warehouse, explore the lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa with its outstanding Venetian Palaces, the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (the Pantheon of Venice), and at the Scuola di San Marco you'll learn about the famous Confraternities (Schools) of merchants and artisans of Venice that provided the foundations of the Venetian mercantile empire. Continue to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection ,one of Europe’s premier museums devoted to modern art. With masterpieces ranging in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism, the collection has become one of the most respected and visited cultural attractions in Venice. (Entrance fees to Guggenheim Museum and Basilica are included) .
For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival which will be waiting for you at the gangway with a sign. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private water taxi driver at the Venice port and accompany you to your accommodation.
Take a shared ferry ride from Venice to Izola (3 hours)
Enjoy a private transfer from Izola to Portoroz with car and driver (30 min)
Situated next to the monastery church St. Bernardin, after which the complex has been named, sits the Hotel Histrion. The Hotel Histrion (4*), which acquired its Four-Star status in 2002, features 276 comfortably appointed rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the sea or the lagoon with direct access to the water park Laguna Bernardin, Wellness Histrion and Casinò Bernardin. Hotel facilitiesinclude: Laguna Bernardin water park, Barka and Taverna Mediteran restaurants, Lobby bar, Cafe Istra, Nearby beach, Car park and garage with car wash, Wellness Histrion. Rooms are equipped with telephone, TV SAT, radio, mini-bar and air conditioning.
Tour the Karst limestone region in Southwest Slovenia famous for its caves and rolling hills. Visit the Postojna caves, The Predjama castle- a fortress built into the side of a cliff- and the Lipica stud farm, home of the noble Lipizzaner horse. Entrance fees are included in the tour price.
Explore the beautiful Adriatic coast of Slovenia on a private tour with an English speaking guide and driver. Attend a wine-tasting event in Koper and tour the Secovlje natural park and its museum of saltmaking. The tour takes a full day and include entrancee fees.
Enjoy a private transfer from Portoroz to Ljubljana with car and driver (2.5 hrs) with stop for the Caves Visit.
Enjoy a walking city tour of Ljublijana and see some of the most significant sights of the old city center such as the picturesque Central open-air market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, as well as the Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Visit Ljubljana Castle and Virtual Museum.
Antiq Hotel (4*) is located in the heart of the Ljubljana old city centre. The historical origin of the hotel location reaches centuries, actually two millenniums into the past. In times of the Roman Empire, Emona (modern Ljubljana) was a key strategic settlement. Romantic, comfortable, intimate, charming, uniquely designed. Nestled in the pedestrian zone in the quiet part of the historical city centre, at the foot of the Castle Hill, it is part of the sweetest areas of the Ljubljana old town. It offers buffet breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity covers the whole place, even the hotel garden. Hotel has 16 rooms and a number of conference facilities suitable for small sized groups. Enjoy the many historic and cultural places of interest that are within walking distance of the Hotel.
Visit the thousand year old Slovenian town of Bled, located amidst mountains in the middle of an Alpine lake, and visit St. Mary’s Church as well as the Castle. Slovenia has only one island but its uniqueness makes it more attractive than many archipelago. Sheltered by picturesque mountains, the island reigns in the middle of an Alpine lake. Its charm has made it a symbol for centuries of a town to which guests from all over the world love to return. Bled, already famous at the beginning of the 20th century as the most beautiful health spa of the Austrian empire, attracted the European aristocratic elite. After WWII, one of the most attractive state residences of the former regime was located in Bled. Many of the world’s most important people thus enjoyed the beauties of Bled. And now, for decades already, the pilgrims of the new age have been discovering this town. Cosmopolitan seekers of diversity and beauty, of relaxation and inspiration, tranquillity and the challenges of sport will find here a multitude of opportunities. Visit includes a ride with a boat to the Island of Bled and visit to the 16th century castle, perched high on a cliff above the lake. Entrance fees are included in the tour cost.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and driver to your hotel.
Depart from Lijubliana International Airport-End of the itinerary
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Italy for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Slovenia for the most up to date visa information.
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