7-Day Gastronomy, Music and Tradition of Slovenia

7-Day Gastronomy, Music and Tradition of Slovenia

You are invited to enjoy the most naturally diverse and culturally rich country in Europe – Slovenia. Book this exclusive 6-nights/7-days tour with many guided experiences and enjoy an array of privileges. In association with SelectSlovenia partners the trip includes a diverse program of activities, to make your stay truly memorable. Prepare to discover Slovenia's stunning landscapes, taste gourmet delights and experience the country's top sights.

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Bled

About the city

The most recognizable symbol of the lake is the Church of the Assumption with its long and diverse history, however the lush greenery also hides other interesting island buildings, like the bell-tower, church, chaplain's house, provost's house, small hermitage and some mysterious legends. The most renowned symbol of the island is the Church of the Assumption which demands a climb up the 99 stone-step staircase. In case you visit the island in just the right time, make time to witness a wedding in the romantic environment. As far as the wishing bell is concerned. Don't just watch it. Ring it.

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Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec

  • At 0.3 km from the center
  • Ljubljanska cesta, 6, Bled 4260
This refined, boutique-style hotel boasts a wonderful setting in Bled with beautiful views over the lake and the mountains. The hotel's architecture and furnishings are based on the traditional local style with wooden flooring and a warm colour pala...
  • DOBLE VISTAS AL LAGO (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

4 Experiences
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TASTE TRADITIONAL SLOVENIAN DINNER & LIVE FOLKS MUSIC&DANCE - AVSENIK HOMESTADE

day 0 - TASTE TRADITIONAL SLOVENIAN DINNER & LIVE FOLKS MUSIC&DANCE - AVSENIK HOMESTADE

The birthplace of the Slovenian folk music legends, brothers Slavko and Vilko Avsenik, Begunje, lies at the foot of the Karavanke mountains, in the far northern part of the Radovljica Plain. The homestade Avsenik is located very close to lake Bled, only 15 minutes driving distance, while at the same time distant enough to ensure your peace and privacy. Here was born composition Golica, the most frequently performed instrumental composition in the world.You are invited to join our music-evenings with live Slovenian folk-music and dance from 7:30 p.m. till 11:30 p.m., where only well-known and good internationally famous Slovenian ensembles perform.

Enjoy delicious traditional Slovene meal in amazing hall “Under Avsenik umbrella” together with music and dance!

Menu
Welcome drink (homemade slivovitz or apple juice)
Cold cuts plate with dried salami and cheese “Tolminc
Shepherd's meal (pork loin, fried potatoes, cabbage salad with bacon )
Homemade apple strudel with vanilla ice-cream
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Vegetarian Menu
Welcome drink (homemade slivovitz or apple juice)
Mushroom soup
Cheese and tarragon dumplings, buckwheat porridge with mushrooms
Season salad
Homemade apple strudel with vanilla ice-cream

 

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Bled Castle and Vintgar Gorge Half Day Trip

day 1 - Bled Castle and Vintgar Gorge Half Day Trip
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bled Castle (Blejski Grad), Bled, Upper Carniola Region

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or from a meeting point in central Bled and bring you up to number one sight in Bled - the Bled Castle, where you will have the chance to have a drink, learn something about Bled and its surroundings in the museum and enjoy stunning views

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar), Bled, Upper Carniola Region

Enjoy your stay in Bled and discover two of Slovenian's favorite tourist attractions in one day. See the famous Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle on a self-guided tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or from a meeting point in central Bled and bring you up to number one sight in Bled - the Bled Castle, where you will have the chance to have a drink, learn something about Bled and its surroundings in the museum and enjoy stunning views, before your driver takes you through an interesting landscape to Vintgar Gorge, where you will see amazing and beautiful nature.

Duration: 2 hours

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Walking shoes
Most travelers can participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled

day 1 - 2-Hour Interactive Wine Tasting Experience in Bled
Meeting point at the counter of the restaurant or ask the waiters and then be ready to taste 7 Slovenian wines from different wine regions, that come with delicious appetizers. The whole tasting is conducted by a wine expert in a 100-year old cellar. It is a good way to learn a lot of interesting things about wine, how wine is made, about Slovenian wines and wine history. 
It is perfect for both novice and expert wine tasters. It is interactive because it includes games and challenges, which makes it much more fun than other tastings and has the advantage to look at wine in a different way.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
A maximum of 40 people per booking
Minimum age is 18 years
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Radovljica Half Day Trip from Bled

day 2 - Radovljica Half Day Trip from Bled
Above the confluence of the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers stands the old town of Radovljica with numerous well-preserved architectural monuments, like the Sivec house from the 16th century. At booked time you will be picked up from a driver, who will take you to this wonderful old town. Visit the church of St. Peter, one of Radovljica's museums or galleries and walk along the well-preserved medieval town moat, reopened in 2004. Visit the Apicultural Museum and learn more about beekeeping tradition in Upper Carniola, which is an important part of the Slovene cultural heritage. You also have the opportunity to go to the famous Lectar inn, where you will get a traditional gingerbread and where you can taste the Slovenian cuisine. In addition, you can walk along a nearby hiking trail or you can just enjoy a coffee and the cosy atmosphere of a town cafe. At the end of this self-guided tour you will return to Bled full of wonderful memories.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Bled

Ljubljana

Slovenia
Bled City Center / 11:00
VIP Transfers VIP Transfers VIP Transfers
0h 45m Nonstop
Slovenia
11:45 Ljubljana
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Ljubljana

About the city

At first glance, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, seems almost too good to be true. Tucked up against the town’s e-topped hill, the baroque and folk-painted buildings of the old town are like something out of a fairytale. In fact, Ljubljana is very much a part of the real world; industry and the arts flourish here, and commerce is booming lively, lovely, and oh-so-easy for the foreign visitor, modern, sophisticated Ljubljana may well be one of the most pleasant city in Europe. Ljubljana has plenty of places to visit whether they be the city's castle which offers great views over the area from its hill top position, the fine museums and art galleries or taking in the local culture with good local food and drinks, especially beer. The hill with Ljubljana castle is situated in the city centre and narrow river Ljubljanica is slowly circulating around it. The old city centre is situated below this hill on the banks of Ljubljanica River. The focus of the city is Preseren square with its 3 bridges, Tromostovje. From there walk down Stritarjeva street to reach old Ljubljana and Ljubljana castle. Stroll down Copova street to reach Tivoli Park, a gorgeous park, famous for its boulevards, its flower garden and lake. Inside the park we have the International Centre of Graphic Arts. But to really enjoy Ljubljana walk along the Ljubljanica river banks in the evening, listen to the street music, sit in one of the numerous restaurants and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

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InterContinental Ljubljana

  • At 0.3 km from the center
  • Slovenska cesta 59 : ljubljana, 1000, slovenia, Ljubljana, slovenia

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  • SUPERIOR ROOM (NON-REFUNDABLE) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

5 Experiences
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Ljubljana Beer Tour with Tasting and Brewery Museum

day 3 - Ljubljana Beer Tour with Tasting and Brewery Museum
This tour gives you an insight into the rich history of beer brewing in Slovenia and Ljubljana, which goes back a very long way. Proofs of this are 3,900-year-old beer barrels excavated at the Ljubljana Marshes. The earliest known brewery in Ljubljana dates back at least to 1592, and by 1796, the city had six breweries. It is therefore not a coincidence that today Ljubljana boasts one of the country's two largest breweries, Pivovarna Union. Over recent years, Ljubljana and the Central Slovenia region have seen, in line with international trends, the establishment of an increasing number of microbreweries producing excellent craft beers in small batches and catering also for special tastes. During the three-hour beer lover's experience of Ljubljana, you will taste eight different beers made by five different breweries, two based in Ljubljana and three elsewhere in Central Slovenia. Before rounding off your experience at the Union pub, you will take a tour of Pivovarna Union's Brewery Museum. The museum, a recipient of the European Museum Forum's EMYA Award, provides a historical overview of beer-making, gives an insight into cooperage, beer distribution, and beer raising and dispensing equipment, and displays two room reconstructions allowing you to retrace the story of the Pivovarna Union brewery from 1864 to the present day. Definitely an interesting, trendy, dynamic, and sociable experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Notes The tour is only suitable for people aged 18 and over.
The dishes for tasting contain meat.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Guided Walk and Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

day 4 - Summer 2018
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

The history of the castle and the wiev.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Town Hall (Magistrat), Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Courtyard and history of the Town Hall.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

The famous work of Jože Plečnik.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Preseren Square, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Get to know the famous Slovenian poet France Prešeren.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Interrior of the cathedral and both of the doors.

Duration: 10 minutes

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Traditional 6-course dinner in JB restaurant with wine accompaniment

day 4 - 20:00 Traditional Menu with wine accompaniment

JB restaurant in downtown Ljubljana, Slovenia, is S.Pellegrino's Top 100 World's Best Restaurant. In 2013 as well listed among top 10 The Daily Meal Best Restaurants in Europe. As well they got GaultMillau 2 haubes. It’s the closest interpretation of a sophisticated pallet you'll ever experience in this region. Welcome to the world of culinary art of world renowned chef Janez Bratovz. His menu is based on the relationship between the four elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, representing four tastes – sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.

Your dinner experience includes traditional tasting menu with 6 courses and wine accompaniment with five (5) glasses.

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Taste Ljubljana Culinary Tour

day 5 - Taste Ljubljana Culinary Tour
Meet your guide in central Ljubljana at midday — just as you start to feel hungry.  Set off into the city to begin your culinary walking tour. Ljubljana is a city where the old and the new collide, and the cuisine is a reflection of that. Many popular dishes can be traced far back into the city’s history, while others are the result of modern-day culinary creativity.
During your tour, visit five restaurants and taste a different dish at each stop — all accompanied by a beverage. Along the way, gain insight into the diverse ingredients at play and learn of their origins in Slovenian cuisine.
Explore the Central Market, where busy buyers and sellers trade in fresh produce, then head on to Krakovo — an area of gardens and parkland traditionally occupied by the local vegetable-growers.
See historic sites around the city center where food trading took place during centuries passed, and take a trip to the top of Nebotičnik — once the tallest building in Central Europe — for fine views over Ljubljana.
After three hours of exploring Ljubljana and tasting the delicacies on offer, your tour will come to an end near the city center.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant meals not included
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Tour returns to central Ljubljana.
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Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show

day 5 - Ljubljana Traditional Slovenian Dinner and Show
Slovenia, a country tucked between Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia, sometimes gets overlooked by travelers doing the grand tour of Europe. This is a mistake. Ljubljana is one of the most underrated capital cities in Europe, and you'll gain a new appreciation of Slovenian culture and history at this traditional folk dance and dinner show.

Make your way to central Ljubljana to enjoy this evening of merriment. When you get to the restaurant, you're greeted with šklojce, (traditional Slovenian schnapps) and some dried fruit.

Then, take a seat at your table and sink your teeth into four traditional courses, washed down with a glass of Slovenian wine. Everything from peasant-style chicken (pork option is available upon request) to salad to a traditional dessert is offered. See the Itinerary for a sample menu.
Between each course, enjoy some folksy entertainment. Watch three charming dance performances, and then after your main course, take part in Slovenian dances and games such as pouštertanc, which translates as 'the cushion dance.' Learn, too, how to polka.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Restaurants are centrally located and vary according to the size of the group. The exact location will be advised at time of reconfirmation
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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7-Day Gastronomy, Music and Tradition of Slovenia
7-Day Gastronomy, Music and Tradition of Slovenia