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Luxurious & Unique Experiences in Slovenia

29 Nov

Luxurious & Unique Experiences in Slovenia

Slovenia is an unexpected revelation – an earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers, and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture, and sophisticated cuisine.

From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the subterranean magic of Postojna and Škocjan caves to the sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and the short but sweet coastline along the Adriatic Sea, tiny Slovenia really does have it all. An incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can snow even in summer. And with more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it’s ‘green’, it really is one of the greenest countries on earth.

SOLINE SALT PANS AND PIRAN – THE DREAM CITY

The salt is produced in a traditional way based on a 700-year- old method that harmonizes man and nature. Over the centuries, a unique habitat has formed for halophytic plants and animals and migrating birds. Piran is one of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean and has preserved its unsurpassed charm.

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FROM SLOVENIAN RIVIERA TO SPECTACULAR WINE REGION

Goriška Brda wine region is the land of the best Slovenians wines. Start with lunch at a privately owned farm and try some of the best Slovenian homemade wines. Then a visit the old town of Šmartno, the picturesque walled village with five preserved towers, perched on a panoramic hill like an eagle’s nest which can be seen from every corner of Brda. The evening is reserved for private Slovenian wine degustation followed by gourmet dinner at the amazing Gredič Castle.

FROM WINE REGION TO LOWER CARNOLIA WITH CAVE VISIT

Visit Karst Caves – a fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors, which has already reached 36 million in 200 years. Traditional Slovenian lunch. Afterward continue to drive to Relais & Chateau castle Otočec, the gem of tourism in the region, which lies on a small island in the middle of the Krka river, where its beauty has impressed passersby for eight centuries. Rebuilt into a luxurious hotel, it has preserved the beauty of the past and has sensitively woven it into the top-of-the-range contemporary offer of castle tourism. Enjoy a gourmet dinner with a modern twist at the castle’s restaurant.

EXPLORE CULTURE OF LOWER CARNIOLA

Today visit a local homemade cheese production farm with private degustation. Next stop is Kostanjevica and Krki, Slovenia’s smallest town and one of the oldest, a true veritable wonder of nature. Today the entire town is protected as a cultural monument of the highest category. As a result of frequent floods in the past, when the only way to get around was by boat, the town became known as the “Venice of Lower Carniola”. Kostanjevica and Krki is a living town on an island. Here you can take the opportunity to experience some artistic heritage: at the Božidar Jakac Gallery and the Forma Viva sculpture garden, at the Lamut Art Salon or at the Gorjup Gallery. Finish the day with local dinner at the nearest vineyard cottage which stands on the edge of vineyards. Here you will enjoy wonderful views and sample local food and drink, including Cviček, one of Slovenia’s most distinctive wines.

 

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LJUBLJANA – THE VIBRANT CAPITAL OF SLOVENIA

Ljubljana’s surrounding areas, packed with natural beauty and cultural sights bearing witness to the city’s dynamic history, are well known for their walking, hiking and cycle trails and traditional culinary delights. As distances within Slovenia are short, Ljubljana is a perfect base for exploring Slovenia’s diverse beauty. Check in to a centrally located hotel and enjoy lunch in the old town restaurant. The evening starts with a bubbly boat ride passing under all of Ljubljana’s bridges and then to AS Aperitivo, the best place for a tasty, trendy dinner in the city.

LJUBLJANA BELOVED

Visit the Ljubljana open market and continues through the historical city center, well known for its unique architectural appearance, which is the result of the legacy of the Baroque and Art Nouveau periods and, most notably, the work of the famous 20th-century architect Jože Plečnik. You will get the best view and pictures from Ljubljana castle. Enjoy lunch at the castle restaurant for a Taste Ljubljana culinary experience

THE ALPS WITH LAKE BLED AND BOHINJ

Take a short drive to the amazing Brdo Estate, once the residence of president Tito. With its castle defense walls and impeccable park areas, the Brdo estate is a treasure of Carniola’s aristocratic history, which is still kept alive today by protocol events and meetings of statesmen.

Next stop is magnificent Bohinj valley, that stretches from Soteska to Ukanc. On the south side, it is enclosed by the Lower Bohinj Mountains, which rise to 2.000 meters, and on the north by the Triglav mountain range with Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain (2864 m). You can ride with a cable car to mount Vogel, where local homemade delicacies are ready for you.

Next stop is Lake Bled, where you will board traditional Pletna boat and ring a wishing bell in the church on the island. Visit medieval Bled castle and your farewell gourmet dinner with the most amazing view will finish the magical Slovenian experience!

 

 

 

 

 

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