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Enjoy dishes freshly prepared in front of you by professional chefs in first-grade restaurants. Join us from 25th of September to 2nd of October 2020.
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Hotel in Kamnik and Casa Oasa in Koper are just a few spots where you can relax during our tour. Join us while we showcase this amazing country and discover more hidden gems...
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Slovenia has a piece of everything - Adriatic coastline, Alpine Mountains, pristine Rivers and Lakes...
Take this journey with us and meet the locals and experience this unique lifestyle!
Describing Slovenia doesn't do it justice. The only way is to experience it like a local. Let us take you on a journey of a lifetime with one of our carefully curated tours!
Explore Slovenia Christmas!
The Festive Fair with endless stalls of all colours and decorative items, festive smell of hot tea and mulled wine, varieties of food stalls, open air concerts and shows, welcome to explore Slovenia in Christmas December!
Immerse yourself in this beautiful country at Christmas time. This small group tour – up to 6 people in a luxurious Mercedes Benz Van offers something for everyone.
Meet the locals and be introduced to their way of life. Experience Slovenian culinary and cultural diversity. Engage in conversation with the chef while fine platting with locally sourced ingredients is prepared for you!
Embark on this tour and discover Hidden Treasures of Slovenia. In other words, we will take you to private wineries with award-winning wines in Goriska Brda. You will be able to see the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls of Triglav national park. We will discover Slovenia’s stunning underworld of Dinaric Karst and much more. Above all, you will be able to enjoy Slovenia`s best places and avoid the crowds!
Meanwhile, we encourage you to give us a call or drop us an e-mail to book your tour now. You can also use the web booking system.
In addition to our information, you can check out this link to their National Tourism Agency https://slovenia.si/
Want to attend a different tour to explore Christmas Slovenia? Check our offer https://www.hiddentreasuretours.com.au/booking/
Your Slovenian adventure begins with your arrival and pick up from Milan airport. We continue our drive
to Venice airport collecting other clients. Be ready for your first stop on the beautiful Slovenian
coastline, where we check in to your accommodation where you are free to relax and refresh.
A delightful afternoon tour through Koper’s old city centre, you will learn of Koper’s history as the
previous capital of Istria- Capo di Istria. Its medieval old town centers around Titov Trg, a square with
Venetian-influenced landmarks such as the Praetorian Palace and a Gothic-style loggia, while nearby Da
Ponte Fountain is a replica of Venice’s famed Rialto Bridge. Rebuilt many times, the circa-12th-century
Cathedral of the Assumption features a tall campanile with sweeping bay views.
Dinner is at a local restaurant where you will get the chance to taste some local fresh made delicacies.
This morning you will journey to one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic Coast, Piran. A leisurely
stroll takes us to the Piran peninsula where our local guide will show you through Piran’s maze of
Venetian style streets and squares.
Find the statue of the famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini and discover the mystery of the Devil’s Trill. Was
it truly inspired!?
Linger in the crowd and traffic free township and climb the town walls for stunning deep ocean views
from the Piran peninsula and bask in warm Mediterranean breezes.
A very special invitation to a boutique olive grower’s estate awaits this afternoon. Ready yourself to
become a true connoisseur. Discover the secrets, flavours and textures of this golden oil.
Finish your day in relaxation with the finest meals of “Nona’s kitchen” and stunning views overlooking
the groves and valley below.
Today is a free day for your leisure. Highly recommended would be a cycling tour from Koper to Izola,
only approximately 7km’s. (Weather dependent). You will adore the quaint little coastal townships and
fishing villages, with their Italian and Venetian influences – it certainly is a seaside paradise.
Another option would be visiting one of many Christmas markets on the coast –Koper, Izola, Piran or even
driving across Trieste, Italy which is also only 10 minutes away from Koper.
Be alert for the outdoor concerts on offer.
Today the unspoiled world of Dinaric Karst beckons. Carved over millions of years be astonished by the
breath taking beauty of the deep Postojna Caves.
Immerse yourself in the era of knights, tournaments, battles and intrigue when we travel to the
Predjama Fortress, a medieval miracle perched in the middle of the rocky cliffs for over 800 years.
Learn of the history surrounding the renowned robber Barron Erasmus Predjamski.
Can you solve the mystery of his death?
The day concludes with our arrival to the Slovenia’s famous wine region- Goriska Brda
Wake up this morning in the heart of the finest of Slovenian wine yards. Visit one of the wine cellars,
where you will learn the history of this region and taste some of the unique local wine sorts, specific for
this region. After lunch we will follow the winding roads towards Bovec, the epicenter of adrenalin
activities – Soca River. Although you will not experience white water rafting this tour, the ever changing
colours of this river will take your breath away. Continuing our way through the mountainous surrounding
of Triglav national park the importance of this region during First World War will be revealed. We will
end the day in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Bled where you will stay for the next three nights.
(B, L, D)
Relax with a lightly chilled glass of local wine onboard our traditional Slovenian “Pletna”.
Breathe in iconic views as we glide across Lake Bled for our first surprise of the day, the historic Island
Experience the quaint atmosphere of the 15th century church, or be brave and test yourself in the
traditional Slovenian way. Carry your loved one up the 99 ancient steps leading towards the church to
prove you are worthy of their adoration.
Take a 20 min hike with us up a small hill and visit our ‘secret’ lookout. Here you will experience magical
views – romantic, pristine and untouched. Picture yourself overlooking the cool green-blue waters of
Lake Bled. Ponder on days and people gone by, those who lived in the surrounding mountains and
Indulge your childhood senses with at least one of Slovenia’s local delicacies, Kremsnita, a mouthwatering
creamy vanilla slice from Bled’s most highly acclaimed Patisserie.
You don’t need to stop with just one!
You are now ready to explore and enjoy at your leisure. Step back in time with a horse and rustic open
carriage ride and discover the unique Slovenian traditions handed down father to son; or simply mix with
the locals and look for some one-of-a-kind mementos to take home.
This morning you are free just to relax and soak in the stunning surroundings. The lake has
approximately 6km’s of walking tracks so you could even take in Lake Bled’s beauty in from all angles.
In the afternoon we drive to Vintgar gorge for a casual stroll on the boardwalks that crisscross their way
along the Radovna River, creating the enchanting landscape. Dinner will be held at Radovljica, a small
township near Bled where Uros Stefelin gets inspiration for his dishes from his own childhood when the
family kitchen was full of the aromas of Traditional Slovene dishes. Uroš loves a challenge and is
constantly discovering forgotten local ingredients, getting to know them and creating new dishes in his
own unique way.
(B, L, D)
Today is all about immersing yourself in the city, soaked in architecture and history!
Not many cities can be described as being the work of one architect. By their very nature, cities are too
big for such mono-creativity. Ljubljana is no ordinary city through. You will be guided through three
bridges, Preseren Square, Plecnik Markets and Dragon Bridge ending up at the top of the hill in Ljubljana
Castle overlooking the city. Castles usually have the most beautiful vantage points, and the Ljubljana
Castle is no exception. Castle cellars and storerooms are always full of the finest selection of delicacies,
and castle halls were the stage of the best artists of their time. A tasty afternoon is planned.
Now that you know your way around, this is your day to take your own time discovering this beautiful
city in winter.
In the Advent season, Ljubljana’s artistically designed Christmas lights display makes the city’s unique
beauty really stand out. Ljubljana Castle turns into a fairytale-like setting, and the historical city
centre’s public squares, churches, bridges, and creations by the famous architect Jože Plečnik come to
shine in a whole new light. The city’s universe-themed Christmas lights display, developed in new
directions year after year, is an ongoing project by the locally-based artist Zmago Modic.
The Christmas markets, which include numerous food and drinks stalls, become the centre of the city’s
social life in December, while its nearby town squares turn into venues for countless free music concerts
and other events for young and old. Several smaller fairs, such as the Christmas Art Market and
ARTish further contribute to the range of Christmas offerings. We are sure you will find plenty for you to
(B, L, D)
After enjoying our breakfast, we set off for Rastoke village and the UNESCO national park, Plitvice lakes.
With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers, it was also proclaimed
Croatia’s first national park.
Spot some of Rastoke’s many water-powered mills. Discover the amazing geological and cultural
significances common to both areas.
Have your camera ready and be in awe of Plitvice’s lake system comprised of seemingly endless lakes,
cascades, waterfalls and rapids! Enjoy a 4-5 hours walking tour, ride with an electro boat and return
journey on a panoramic train ride.
Make the most of walking around and taking in the stunning scenery. Late in the afternoon we will drive
back for our last evening before your departure.
This is where we part and say until next time as your flight and home awaits.
As we are lifelong friends now, we never say “Goodbye.” We head off toward Zagreb airport and to wish
you a safe trip home.
Relive incredible memories and moments of a trip that will never be forgotten.
Legend: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Entry fee, activities: Postojna cave and Predjama castle, Boat ride to Bled Island in a traditional “Pletna”
Fine dining experience: Koper: private estate, Lake Bled, Goriska Brda: Fakuc or Kabaj estate, other
meals as per itinerary
Accommodation: 4* star level in family owned establishments
14th – 23rd May – 10 days
4th – 13th June – 10 days
6th – 12th October – 7 days
Relaxed, friendly and informal tour, just what our bodies needed.