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Lake Bled and the Coast and Mountains of Slovenia

Nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is an enchanting scene from a childhood fairytale. With its little white church surrounded by crystal clear glacial waters and emerald green forests that underline the distant mountains, it’s a place you will never forget. We take some time to explore the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, and you can even join our excursion into the heart of Slovenia’s only national park - passing through the spectacular Soc?a river valley to reach the shores of Lake Predil. From the stunning scenery of Lake Bled, to the Mountains Slovenia - our journey ends on the glistening coast of the Adriatic, stopping at the magnificent Postojna Caves along the way. So join us as we uncover the secret beauty that the Balkans has to offer.

10 days from £1,995pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return Eurostar from London to Paris
  • TGV from Paris to Munich and Turin to Paris
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast
  • 4 nights’ half board accommodation at Lake Bled
  • 3 nights’ half board accommodation in Portorož
  • Do as you please with your free time in the resort of Portoro
  • Take some free time to relax on the shores of Lake Bled
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

We journey from London to Paris by Eurostar and continue by TGV to Munich where we check in at our overnight hotel.

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We continue our rail journey which follows a stunning route through the Austrian Alps and across the border into Slovenia. We are transferred by coach to our hotel on Lake Bled for our four-night stay.

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Austrian Alps Day 2

Overview

Enjoy a day at leisure in the peaceful and beautiful resort of Lake Bled. A walk around the lake is highly recommended. At 6 kilometres it can take a couple of hours, but there’s definitely no rush with plenty of places to stop and take in the scenery, or even take a dip in the emerald water. For a small fee you can also take a traditional wooden pletna boat (there are no noisy motorboats on Lake Bled) to visit the Church of Maria, which rises from a tiny islet in the middle of the lake, or you can hire your own rowing boat for a more personal experience.

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Lake Bled Day 3

Overview

With its hilltop castle and riverside location, Ljubljana is a wonderful place to visit, so we have set aside a full day for you to enjoy here. Its compact size makes it easy to explore and there are treasures at every turn, including Dragon Bridge, the Franciscan church, the triple bridge, and the funicular railway leading to the castle. Be sure to witness every highlight that this beautiful city has to offer by taking advantage of our included city tour.

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Ljublijana

Overview

Today we venture into the Julian Alps on our included coach excursion. The route takes us into the heart of the mountains of Slovenia’s only national park – Triglav, crossing the highest mountain pass of Vršicˇ and passing through the beautiful Socˇa river valley. We make a stop at the small town of Bovec, which is surrounded by magnificent scenery, before coasting down the Predil mountain pass and crossing the border into Italy, where we spend some time on the shore of the small but spectacular Lake Predil.

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Julian Alps Day 5

Overview

We leave our lakeside paradise and take a scenic journey by coach to the Slovenian coastal resort of Portorož (Port of Roses).  During our journey we visit the Karst cave at Postojna, which is one of the largest in the world, with more than five kilometres of breathtaking underground halls and natural tunnels that can be explored on foot, where you will see stalagmite and stalactite formations that are unequalled anywhere. We continue to our hotel in Portorož, our base for the next three nights.

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Postojna Cave Day 6

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Relax and enjoy a full day in resort.  Situated on the Slovenian coastline, Portorož is the ideal place to relax; you can take a dip in the Adriatic Sea, walk along the beach or take a seat at one of its many cafes and simply watch the world go by.  If you would like to explore further, just a short distance away you will find picturesque Piran, sitting pretty at the tip of a narrow peninsula. Its Old Town – one of the best-preserved historical towns anywhere on the Adriatic – is a gem of Venetian Gothic architecture.

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Portoroz Day 7

Overview

Spend today at leisure in resort or join our optional excursion to Lipica Stud Farm. Lipica, is famous for its white Lipizzaner horses, which were first bred here for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna in the late 16th century and is one of the oldest stud farms in the world.  Our guided tour will take you around the Stud Farm and visit the stables where the white mares take care of their dark foals.

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Lipica Stud Farm Day 8

Overview

We set off this morning and travel to the Italian city of Turin and check in at our overnight hotel.

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Turin Day 9

Overview

We take the morning train to Paris and board Eurostar for our return to London.

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Single Room Supplement from £405.00 (10 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for one night in Munich; four nights on Lake Bled in Portorož and one night in Turin 

Maritim Munich

The Maritim Munich hotel is in the centre of Munich, the hotels is in the inner courtyard which is peaceful and quiet. The indoor swimming pool offers panoramic rooftop views of Munich. The Wintergarten restaurant offers a great choice of specialities à la carte or choose from the exquisite menu. Relax with a cold beer in the beer garden or sample a whisky or cocktail in the Piano bar.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • English Speaking Staff
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Service
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Best Quality Hotel Dock Milano

We have hand-picked a quality 3-star hotel which offer everything needed for a comfortable overnight stay, including a bar, restaurant and swimming pool.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
General
  • Guest Lounge
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Hotel Astoria

Elegance and respect for nature are the hallmarks for this 3-star hotel, which nestles in the magical setting of Lake Bled just a short walk from the lake shore. You can also enjoy a range of saunas and treatments and make use of the indoor or outdoor whirlpool (additional costs apply).

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Lifeclass Hotel Neptun

This 4-star hotel is situated on the main Portorož promenade in a tranquil location and is a 4 minute walk to the beach. The hotel is set in beautiful pine tree gardens and the sun terrace overlooks the promenade and sea.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available