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Tick Ljubljana, Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park off your bucket list and join a truffle-hunting excursion in Istria

Slovenia has an impressive commitment to sustainable tourism practices and the country is now widely regarded as one of the world's most eco-friendly destinations. This six-day adventure will introduce you to the incredible scenery and delicate flavours of the country's different regions.

Your journey starts in the capital, Ljubljana, where you'll wander the cobbled streets. You'll also visit the medieval town of Kamnik, the centre of the country's craft beer production, and taste beers at the town's biggest brewery. As well as seeing enchanting towns and cities, you'll travel deep into the lush green rolling hills of the countryside.

You'll see famous Lake Bled surrounded by the snowcapped Julian Alps, take a scenic drive through Triglav National Park where you'll walk the Tolmin Gorges circuit, and continue on to Vipava Valley for some wine tasting.

There's also a guided tour through the country's famous UNESCO-protected Skocjan Caves, an olive oil tasting and a picnic lunch in the olive groves. A highlight of the trip is a truffle-hunting excursion before a hearty truffle-themed homestead dinner.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Services of a bilingual guide
  • All transfers, including airport transfers on the arrival and departure day
  • Two nights' accommodation in Ljubljana
  • One night's accommodation in Bled
  • Two nights' accommodation in Istra
  • Breakfast each day at your hotel, one picnic lunch, one homestead dinner
  • Visit to Velika Planina
  • Brewery tour and craft beer tasting
  • Visit to Triglav National Park
  • Walk along the Tolmin Gorge Circuit
  • Wine tour and tasting in the Vipava Wine Valley
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO Skocjan Caves
  • Olive Oil tasting and picnic
  • Truffle hunting excursion

Additional information

Flights
17 April - 22 April 2024
Departing London Gatwick 07.05 arriving Ljubljana 10.20
Returning from Ljubljana 20.25 arriving London Heathrow 21.40
15 - 20 May 2024
2 - 7 October 2024
Including 23kg hold luggage. Alternative flights are available, please call for details. Supplements may apply.
Single supplement
£250
*This information is indicative and subject to change*

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From
Wed, Wed, Oct 2, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,199*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £325. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel (ATOL bonded).

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Price (per person) £1199.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £325.00

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Price (per person) £1199.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £325.00

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Twin Room

Price (per person) £1199.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £325.00

Twin Room 1:

Please contact us on 02039934304 if you wish to book for only one person.

Double Room

Price (per person) £1199.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £325.00

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Ljubljana
    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Once you've arrived, transferred to your hotel and checked in, you'll have the opportunity to explore the colourful and charming old town of Slovenia's capital before a group meeting in the evening with your guide.

    There's also the opportunity to eat at Strelec Restaurant, Ljubljana's Michelin-star restaurant in Ljubljana Castle, not included.

  2. Day
    2
    Explore the countryside
    Gornji Grad, Slovenia

    After breakfast, you'll travel to see some of the country's most picturesque scenery.

    You'll travel to the spectacular 'Veliko Planino' or 'the Big Pasture Plateau' for lunch. Accessible by cable car, it offers an insight into the traditional rural countryside with shepherd's huts and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

    The next stop is the pretty mediaeval town of Kamnik, the epicentre of Slovenia's craft beer scene, where you'll visit one of the local breweries and of course, have a tasting.

    Foodies may want to eat at Hisa Linhart for dinner, a local Michelin-star restaurant (not included).

    Meals - Breakfast
  3. Day
    3
    Triglav National Park
    Bled, Slovenia

    After a morning marvelling at the natural beauty of Lake Bled with its island, castle and church, you'll travel the famed scenic mountain drive through Triglav National Park with photo stops along the way.

    Then you'll stop at Tolmin where you'll stop for lunch and walk the Tolmin Gorge circuit. Alternatively, for those that wish to, you can opt out of this and have the opportunity to eat at Hisa Franko for lunch, the country's only two Michelin-star restaurant (not included).

    After lunch, you'll be taken to Vipava Valley to finish the day tasting wines as the sun sets.

    Meals - Breakfast
  4. Day
    4
    Explore the Istria region
    Piran, Slovenia

    After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you'll drive to Slovenia's award-winning family-run and owned Lisjak Olive Oil Farm. Enjoy a short tour and of course learn about and taste some delicious olive oil.

    When you've finished, you'll be transferred to the location of your truffle-hunting excursion.Now you'll experience a presentation with the truffle hunter and his dog, learn and understand about the training and the process of finding truffles. After enjoy a rustic truffle-themed homestead dinner with your passionate and welcoming host.

    Alternatively, should you wish to you can skip dinner to have the opportunity to eat at Cob for dinner, a local Michelin-star restaurant (subject to availability, not included in the price).

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Ljubljana
    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Explore the mesmerising wonders of the Skocjan Caves on a captivating tour. Traverse through the vast underground chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, and witness the awe inspiring underground river that carves its way through the limestone. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and geological significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    After your cave tour you'll be transferred back to Ljubljana. Embark on a culinary adventure in Ljubljana with a food walking tour that will tantalize your tastebuds. Indulge in traditional Slovenian dishes like potica and štruklji, sample local cheeses and cured meats at the vibrant Central Market, and savour the flavours of Ljubljana's diverse food scene. Discover hidden foodie gems and learn about the city's rich gastronomic history.

    Meals - Breakfast
  6. Day
    6
    Departure
    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Enjoy some more free time in Ljubljana before your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, Oct 2, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 7, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,199*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £325. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel (ATOL bonded).

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