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

  • Ljubljanska cesta, 6, Bled 4260
Services:
Rooms:
DOBLE VISTAS AL LAGO (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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
At booked time will bring you up to the number one sight in Bled - Bled Castle. Enjoy the bird's-eye views on the shimmering lake and the Julian Alps. Fresh air and the warm sun combined with Bled's history exhibited in the castle museum, will make you wonder about the medieval life at majestic Bled Castle. When strolling through the mysterious Castle premises, do not forget to visit the wine cellar, Gutenberg's press chamber, the castle's chapel and the museum. After having explored all the riches of this medieval castle, you will be driven across an interesting landscape to the famous Vintgar Gorge. The 1,6 km long Vintgar Gorge caves its way through the vertical rocks of Hom and Borst hills and is graced by the Radovna with its waterfall, pools and rapids. Clear water and the waterfall Sum at the end of the gorge will make you realize how beautiful the world can be. After this amazing walk you will take farewell from you in hope that you have spent a memorable day, thoroughly enjoying your time at Bled and surroundings.
Itinerary:
10 AM to Bled Castle
11:30 AM ride to Vintgar Gorge
2 PM return ride to Bled

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Walking shoes
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

  • Slovenska cesta 59 : ljubljana, 1000, slovenia, Ljubljana, slovenia
Rooms:
SUPERIOR ROOM (NON-REFUNDABLE) (1) - ROOM ONLY
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

You definitely cannot go wrong if you choose this guided walk around the historical city centre combined with a visit to Ljubljana Castle. It includes all Ljubljana's major sights and offers an insight into numerous interesting stories about life in Ljubljana in the past and present.

The tour begins in front of the Town Hall, a building with a rich history now used as the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. From the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain in front of it you will go on a walk around the historical city center during which you will learn about the history of all the city's major sights. The walk will take you across the Cobblers' Bridge and past the National and University Library and the Križanke Summer Theater to the Kongresni trg square, from where you will continue to the Prešernov trg square, dominated by the Franciscan Church and connected to the Triple Bridge, and further on to Plečnik's Market and the Cathedral. Just a short walk from there is the bottom station of Ljubljana's funicular railway, which whisks you up 70 vertical meters in just a minute and brings you to Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent sight. The castle's Outlook Tower offers the most beautiful views of the city, while its interior houses several museum displays and other exhibitions including, among others, 'Slovenian History', 'The Prison', and 'Virtual Castle'.

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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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