9-Day Best of Slovenia for Christmas private tour

9-Day Best of Slovenia for Christmas private tour

You are invited to enjoy the most naturally diverse and culturally rich country in Europe – Slovenia. Book this exclusive 8-nights/9-days festive tour with many guided experiences, gourmet meals and celebration surprises 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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Portoroz

Sobre la ciudad

Portorož / Portorose es una ciudad costera adriática en el municipio de Piran / Pirano en el suroeste de Eslovenia. Su desarrollo moderno comenzó a finales del siglo XIX con la aparición de los primeros centros de salud. A principios del siglo XX se convirtió en uno de los centros turísticos más bellos de Europa Central, junto con Opatija / Abbazia, Lido y Grado, y luego como parte del Litoral Austríaco. Parte de Italia desde 1918 y 1947, es ahora una de las principales zonas turísticas del país. Situado en el centro se encuentra el Hotel Palace, el cual fue uno de los centros más importantes para la monarquía austro-húngara, y en la actualidad uno de los hoteles más bonitos entre Venecia y Dubrovnik.

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Kempinski Palace Portoroz

  • Obala 45, 6320 portoroz, slovenia, Portoroz, slovenia
Habitaciones:
SUPERIOR PARK VIEW (1) - ALOJAMIENTO Y DESAYUNO
1 Actividades
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Private tour: Lipica stud farm and Goriška Brda wine region culinay trip from Slovenian Riviera

día 2 - 12:00 PM Departure from Kempinski Palace Hotel - (ENGLISH)

Private tour: Lipica stud farm and Goriška Brda wine region culinay trip from Portorož

Join a full-day afternoon private guided tour from Portorož that travels to Lipica stud farm, then continues to Goriška Brda wine region followed by private wine tasting and ends with a gourmet dinner with a view. Enjoy the ease of comfortable drive and a knowledgeable private guide, who will accompany you to the spectacular region of Slovenia. Take a short walk around Šmartno town and and climb to the top of Gonjače viewing tower for views of Goriška Brda. Return to Portorož or stay overnight in your Goriška Brda hotel in the evening after taking in some of Slovenian iconic highlights.

Highlights

• Take a walk around the Lipica Stud Farm in the company of a friendly guide, who will introduce you to the world of the noble Lipizzaner horses

• Enjoy a delicious artisan picnic lunch

• Rest your eyes on the endless green vineyards, orchards and olive groves of Goriška Brda wine region, one of most important wine regions of Slovenia

• Embrace the panoramic views on a stroll at the top of the 23-meter scenic viewing tower at Gonjače which offers free views in all directions and make the Brda Hills seem almost like a placid sea.

• Make a stop at the well-preserved villages characterized by small castles and churches.

• Learn about the most authentic traditions and customs by visiting one of the wine cellars

• Meet with a world-famous winemaker

• Enjoy a world-class culinary experience with a 5 course gourmet dinner

What you can expect

Your day starts at midday with a pickup by a deluxe car at select hotels in Portorož. Take in the scenery as you depart the Slovenian Riviera for a 45-minute drive to Lipica stud farm. Lipizzaner horses are the pride of Slovenia and every horse lover has heard of them. The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the world’s oldest stud farms, which has existed and operated continuously since its establishment in the 16th century. Visit the Lipica Stud Farm and take a private guided tour through the farm. Stop at the historic center with its famous "yard", the mansion and Velbanca – the oldest stable in Lipica. A walk through the estate is like a stroll through history. From there, proceed to an artisan picnic lunch overlooking the stud farm.

Afterwards, drive for about one hour to Goriška Brda, Slovenia’s most most widely known and prominent wine region. Stop at the Gonjače lookout tower, to get the overview of the region and then to the nearby village Šmartno. Šmartno, a village first mentioned in the 14th century in surrounded by defense walls.

The tour will continue to the old town of Šmartno, located in the center of Goriška Brda. Admire the charming scenery as you take a short walk inside the walls of this picturesque village, made up of five preserved towers, perched on a panoramic hill like an eagle’s nest which can be seen from every corner of Brda.

Your next stop is for your private wine tasting experience at a local boutique winemaker. Wine tastings will take place in the wine cellar or a tasting room and led by a professional sommelier, a winemaker or both. Red, white or sparkling wines–- whichever you prefer most, will be your choice for wine tasting of several different varieties from the wine producer (one or more of them). It is favoured that you follow three simple rules: look, smell and taste. But that is not all; the winemaker will share his/her story of how he/she makes wine and the vineyard’s history.

The last stop on your culinary tour is reserved for a five course gourmet dinner in Gredič Restaurant. The area Brda/Collio is probably one of the most exciting culinary regions in the world. Here, subtle Mediterranean influences meet strong continental tastes, demanding the disciplined Austro-Slovenian tradition to adopt vivid Italian creativity and rich heritage. The constant desire to explore, using the finest fresh ingredients, modern culinary, technological knowledge, appreciation of the aforementioned factors and the tradition make the main feature of the Gredič restaurant. With this in mind, you can quickly satisfy your curiosity, as well as your hunger, but it is most exciting when you take the time and allow yourself to be led to a gastronomic excur­sion.


After gourmet dinner stay in your Goriška Brda hotel or transfer to Portorož by your driver / guide.

Enjoy a hassle-free day of gorgeous views and iconic sights at Lipica stud farm and Goriška Brda wine region!

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Portoroz

Goriška Brda

Eslovenia
Portoroz City Center / 10:00
VIP Transfers VIP Transfers VIP Transfers
1h 30m Directo
Eslovenia
11:30 Goriška Brda city center
10/12/2018 11/12/2018

Goriška Brda

Sobre la ciudad

Goriška Brda es una gran región de viñedos en Eslovenia occidental, junto a la frontera con Italia, a esta región también se la conoce como "La Toscana de Eslovenia"

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Gredič Butique Hotel

  • Ceglo, Ljubljana
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Habitaciones:
Standard Double Room (1) - ALOJAMIENTO Y DESAYUNO
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Private tour & transfer: From wine region to Lower Carnolia with cave visit and lunch

día 3 - 11:00 AM Departure from Gredič hotel - (ENGLISH)

Private tour: From wine region to Lower Carnolia with cave visit and lunch


Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Postojna & Predjama on a private tour from Goriška Brda. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic Karst Caves to capture photographs of this natural phenomena. However, there is only one such case where the name of a branch of science is entirely based on a landscape – karstology. The Slovenian limestone plateau known as Kras – the Karst in English – gave its name to a typical landscape formed on carbonate rock, and it is indeed here that karstology began to develop. Did you know that more than 1000 caves were founded in Karst region?


Highlights

• Travel to the dreamlike underworld on board of a train and explore the natural formations of the cave that took millions of years to form

• Dine on Slovenian specialties for lunch, sample delicious sweets and try local wine in a traditional Slovenian village.

• Learn from your knowledgeable licensed guide about the history and significance of the sights you visit

• Travel in comfort by luxury car during this Karst & caves most popular day tour.


What you can expect

Depart from your Goriška Brda hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to world famous Karst caves. Postojna Cave is the only karst cave with a cave railway. For 140 years it has been taking visitors to see stalactites and stalagmites and other features created by water. During an hour and a half long guided tour, you learn about all of the most important karst features, you see the largest, 5-metre-high stalagmite known as Brilliant, you visit the oldest underground post office in the world and the most famous underground animal – the human fish (proteus).


Continue to Predjama Castle, which lies about 10 minutes’ drive from the cave, for more incredible views. Stop to capture photographs at visionary viewing spots and listen as your guide offers insight into the geology and history of this iconic Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. For over 800 years it has been guarding a rock face, 123 meters high. Mysterious underground tunnels connect it with the cave directly beneath. The castle, which has also been a film location, offered refuge to its legendary owner Erazem Predjamski in the 15th century. This robber knight resisted a siege for over a year in his castle with its incredible appearance and location.


Head next to a local restaurant to enjoy a Slovenian homemade three course lunch with typical Karst products. In Karst, the Slavic, Germanic and Romanic cuisines have been interlaced for centuries. Based on this combina­tion, the Karst cuisine - full of taste and Mediterranean freshness - was born. The Karst cuisine is seasonal, enriched with herbs, wild plants and fruit.


When your tour comes to an end, travel to your hotel in Lower Carnolia in a private vehicle and bid your guide farewell with magical memories of Karst Region.


Enjoy a hassle-free day of gorgeous views and iconic sights at Karst Region! This tour ends in Lower Carnolia region.

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Goriška Brda

Otocec

Eslovenia
Goriška Brda city center / 11:00
VIP Transfers VIP Transfers VIP Transfers
2h 00m Directo
Eslovenia
13:00 Otočec city center
11/12/2018 13/12/2018

Otocec

Sobre la ciudad

La región de la Baja Carniola alberga el castillo de Otočec, construido en una isla y rodeado por el río Krka. El romance y los cuentos de hadas son palabras que te vienen a la mente cuando ves un puente de madera, la amplia extensión del azul río Krka lleno de cisnes y patos, poderosos árboles y una isla coronada por un edificio gótico y renacentista. El castillo de Otočec es el único castillo de la isla en Eslovenia, y está rodeado por un parque de 200 años de antigüedad lleno de especies de árboles autóctonos y exóticos. Data del siglo XIII cuando fue ocupado por los Caballeros de Otočec, vasallos de los Obispos de Freising. Después de eso tuvo varios propietarios de la familia tirolesa de Villanders a principios del siglo XVI, a la familia Margheri de Commadona, que era propietaria de Otočec hasta el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Las condiciones naturales, que se crean en Otočec junto al río Krka con sus numerosos islotes, estanques de toba, canales fluviales y vegetación exuberante, representan uno de los tramos de río más pintorescos y atractivos. Tiene una gran variedad de hábitats acuáticos, que se caracterizan por 32 especies de peces, incluidas muchas especies raras y en peligro de extinción. Para los observadores de aves, los cisnes mudos, los patos Mallard, las garzas reales, los grandes mitones, las morunas y los martines pescadores, con una mayor variedad de especies de aves en el invierno, favorecen los alrededores del castillo. El castillo Otočec fue quemado durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y los muebles del castillo fueron destruidos o dispersados. Ambos puentes de madera también fueron dañados. Afortunadamente, el castillo fue renovado bajo la supervisión del servicio de protección del patrimonio en la década de 1950, el único castillo en la región de la Baja Carniola que se renovó de los muchos que fueron quemados durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El Parque del Castillo se estableció durante el período de finales del siglo XVIII. Los árboles más viejos en el parque son alrededor de 100 años, pero la mayoría fueron plantados después de la renovación del castillo en la década de 1950. Las especies de árboles nativos son el aliso negro, el sauce blanco, el álamo negro y el roble. Hoy el castillo alberga un restaurante de clase mundial y un lujoso hotel, miembro de la cadena Relais & Châteaux. Las bodas y otros eventos importantes se organizan aquí. Un campo de golf y un balneario están muy cerca.

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Hotel Grad Otocec - Relais Chateaux

  • Grajska cesta 2,, Novo mesto 8222
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Habitaciones:
DOUBLE STANDARD (1) - ALOJAMIENTO Y DESAYUNO
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Otocec

Ljubljana

Eslovenia
Otočec city center / 12:00
VIP Transfers VIP Transfers VIP Transfers
1h 00m Directo
Eslovenia
13:00 Ljubljana City Center
13/12/2018 16/12/2018

Ljubljana

Sobre la ciudad

A primera vista, Ljubljana, capital de Eslovenia, parece casi demasiado buena para ser verdad. Metido en el rematado de la colina de la ciudad, los edificios barrocos y pintado folk de la ciudad vieja son como algo salido de un cuento de hadas. De hecho, Liubliana es una parte muy importante de la vida real, la industria y las artes que florecen aquí; y el comercio está en auge. Animada, encantadora, y tan fácil para el visitante extranjero, moderno, sofisticado. Ljubljana bien puede ser uno de las ciudades más agradables de Europa. Ljubljana tiene un montón de lugares para visitar ya sean castillo de la ciudad, que ofrece magníficas vistas de la zona desde su posición en la colina arriba, los finos museos y galerías de arte o tomar en la cultura local con buena comida y bebidas locales, especialmente cerveza. La colina con el castillo de Ljubljana se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad y el río estrecho Ljubljanica circula lentamente alrededor de ella. El casco antiguo de la ciudad se sitúa por debajo de esta colina a orillas del río Ljubljanica. El foco de la ciudad es la plaza Preseren con sus 3 puentes, Tromostovje. Desde allí, caminar por la calle para llegar a Stritarjeva antiguo castillo de Ljubljana y Ljubljana. Dé un paseo por la calle Copova llegar Tivoli Park, un parque magnífico, famosa por sus bulevares, su jardín de flores y el lago. Dentro del parque tenemos el Centro Internacional de Artes Gráficas. Pero para realmente disfrutar de Ljubljana a pie a lo largo de las orillas del río Ljubljanica en la noche, escuchar la música de la calle, sentarse en uno de los numerosos restaurantes y disfrutar del ambiente relajado.

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InterContinental Ljubljana

  • Slovenska cesta 59 : ljubljana, 1000, slovenia, Ljubljana, slovenia
Habitaciones:
KING BED CLUB INTERCONTINENTAL (NON-REFUNDABLE) (1) - ALOJAMIENTO Y DESAYUNO
3 Actividades
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Private tour: Ljubljana Christmas fairytale with locals

día 5 - 17:00 departure from hotel Intercontinental lobby - Default

Ecstatic about Christmas markets, architecture that blends in and stands out, and the sweet winter scents that bring back childhood memories? If so, Ljubljana combines all these into a remarkable Christmas experience. Dolled up with twinkling lights and charming wooden chalets filled with souvenirs, ornaments, hot mulled wine and sweets, Ljubljana transforms into one of the most enchanting and festive cities for the entire month of December.

 

Highlights: 

• Feel the Christmas spirit in lively Ljubljana 

• Get acquainted with traditional holidays and customs 

• Attend a free open-air festival or any other event 

• Taste delicious sweets and mulled wine 

• Buy hand-made souvenirs


What you can expect: 

Admire this colourful treasure trove of architecture that Ljubljana offers, and stroll along the cobbled alleys of the Old Town, oozing in Christmas spirit and good vibes. Add in a pinch of crispness in the air and a myriad of free, open-air concerts and other events in Ljubljana’s main public squares, and you’ve got yourself a fairytale! The charm is in full swing on December 1st already, when all the lights are switched on simultaneously, and the Festive Fair made up of Christmas stalls decked with goodies and other surprises are fully operating. If that is not enough to warm you up, you can go for a spin on a 2000 square meters of ice skating surface in Zvezda Park anytime throughout December and the first week of January. Embrace Slovenian tradition and attend Saint Nicolas Fair (Dec. 3rd – Dec. 6th) and witness Saint Nicolas Procession (Dec. 5th) where he and his assembly of devils and angels will be gifting children with fruit, biscuits and sweets. Fun and traditional for young and for the young at heart. 


Inclusions:

• private guided tour with English speaking guide with national license


Exclusions:

• Gratuities (optional)

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Grand Alpine Tour by Luxury Slovenia (lakes Bohinj & Bled)

día 6 - 10:00 From Cubo hotel - English speaking guide

After breakfast take a short drive to the amazing Brdo Estate, once the residence of president Tito. With its castle defence 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 will ride with a cable car to mount Vogel, where local home- made 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 nish
the magical Slovenian experience. Drive back to Ljubljana for the next night of your Slovenian Fairytale. 


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Traditional 6-course dinner in JB restaurant with wine accompaniment

día 7 - 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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9-Day Best of Slovenia for Christmas private tour
9-Day Best of Slovenia for Christmas private tour