Pre-Congress Tour: October 12

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Full-day excursion to Bled and Bohinj

Bled – Alpine pearl of Slovenia

The picture-postcard of the Alpine town of Bled was once the preferred choice of the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s elite. Its many charms include a medieval castle, perched high on a rocky cliff, a scenic lake studded by a tiny wooded island, and the alpine splendour of the nearby Triglav National Park, a natural wonderland of glacial valleys, glittering peaks, Limestone canyons, ice-cold tarns, flowered meadows, Alpine forests, Pretty hamlets and cascading waterfalls. It is a tourist place, surrounded by the wreaths of the Julian Alps and Karavanke Mountains, placed in a dish shaped basin of a glacial lake, the warmest in Europe.

Bohinj – one of the most beautiful places in the heart of the Julian Alps

The natural beauty of high mountains, green forests, beautiful mountain pastures and meadows, the cultural and historical monuments, also friendly villages and towns with their hotels, restaurants, inns, and private rooms guarantee visitors a pleasant stay in Bohinj. It is an ideal starting point for day trips, for walks on the trails that run throughout the valley, and for mountaineering or climbing tours and offers ideal options and opportunities for rest and relaxation in all seasons. In winter the valley becomes a winter sports centre, while during the summer the most beautiful pearl of the valley, lake Bohinj, invites bathers, and with the Sava Bohinjka river, kayakers and fishermen as well.

Schedule:

The tour leaves from hotel InterContinental Ljubljana

08:30 Coach transfer from Ljubljana to Bled with English speaking guide
10:00 Pletna boat ride to Bled island and visit of St Mary’s church
12:00 Visit of Bled Castle
12:30 Lunch in restaurant at Bled Castle
14:00 Transfer to Bohinj for a visit and cable car ride to Mt Vogel
16:00 Transfer to Ljubljana with stop in Radovljica for visit of Lectar museum
18:00 Transfer to Ljubljana
19:00 Arrival to Ljubljana

Price (minimum of 10 people):

152 Euro per person

Services Included:

Transfers: Air-conditioned comfortable vehicle for the excursion
Guides: English speaking guide for the excursion
Entrance Fees: Bled castle, Pletna boat ride & visit of St. Mary church, cable car to Mt vogel, Lectar museum.
Meals: 3-course lunch in restaurant at Bled Castle with drink package (1 glass of wine, 0.5l of water, coffee or tea)
Other: Organization of the tour and VAT
Services Excluded: Services not mentioned in the program and tips


Full-day excursion to Slovenian Coast: Piran, Secovlje Saltpans, Lipica

Piran- historical gem on Slovenian coast

Piran, a typical Mediterranean town designated by a lovely St. Georges Church which rises above the town and square, named after Piran’s most famous citizen – musician Giuseppe Tartini, who made the town world-famous. It is situated at the cape of the Piran peninsula on the Northern side of Istria. The town is actually one large museum with the medieval architecture and is surrounded by a circular wall. Loved by the eyes of the people and by the eye of the camera, its image is known all over the world. Piran is also an administrative centre of the local area and important Slovenian tourist centre.

Secovlje Saltpans

The Secovlje salts flats are the northernmost salt flats in the Mediterranean. The salt is produced in the 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. The cultural heritage, which reflects centuries of work by salt makers, is extremely rich and measures 6,5 square km. There are no settlements in the park.

Lipica – the cradle of Lipizzaner horse

In the picturesque Karst region of Slovenia, in the heart of a green oasis under the azure Mediterranean sky, in the shade of century-old lime trees and oaks, and just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian–Italian border lies the Lipica Stud Farm – the cradle of the Lipizzaner horse. The stud farm was founded in 1580 and, today, it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Lipica Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. In the period after World War II Lipica established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world. Today, Lipica is a world famous recreational centre with a hint of tradition, offering its visitors unforgettable moments of relaxation. Lipica has it all, two hotels, a golf course, tennis courts, mini golf, saunas, swimming pool, gym, casino and, on top of all that, herd of noble and proud white beauties from the Karst, residing in their historic stables and nurtured throughout the centuries.

Schedule:

The tour leaves from hotel InterContinental Ljubljana

08:00 Coach transfer from Ljubljana to Piran with English speaking guide
10:00 Visit of Piran
12:00 Lunch in restaurant Pavel
13:30 Transfer to Secovlje Saltpans
14:00 Visit of Saltpans
15:30 Transfer to Lipica
17:00 Visit of Lipica stud farm
18:00 Transfer to Ljubljana
19:30 Arrival to Ljubljana

Price (minimum of 10 people):

150 Euro per person

Services Included:

Transfers: Air-conditioned comfortable vehicle for the excursion
Guides: English speaking guide for the excursion, local guide for visit of Saltpans, local guide for visit of Lipica stud farm
Entrance Fees: Sečovlje Saltpans, Lipica stud farm guided tour
Meals: 3-course lunch in restaurant Pavel with drink package (1 glass of wine, 0.5l of water, coffee or tea)
Other: Organization of the tour and VAT
Services Excluded: Services not mentioned in the program and tips

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