Treasures of Alps & Adriatic

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Wonderful combination of landscapes – the sea and the mountains, the rivers and forest, alpine lakes and karst caves, ancient roman cities and hillside villages – will leave you breathless. A visit to the scene of gladiator fights, the famous Arena in Pula, or a stroll through a splendid town of Rovinj and a walk through its narrow winding streets, a perpet¬ual inspiration to artistic souls, isn’t all enough of a bait for you to come, see and experience?

1 day VENICE – BLED

Upon arrival to Venice airport, our driver will be waiting for you. Drive across Slovenia across the unique landscape of Alps toward magnificent lake Bled. Welcome dinner at the local restaurant.

2 day BLED LAKE – BOHINJ LAKE

Meet with the local guide who will take you to visit the Bled castle of a thousand year history on a steep cliff above the lake. The magnificent views stretch across the Julian Alps and Bled lake. Return to lake and ride by special Bled boat called Pletna to the island visiting the church of St. Mary. It’s bell is a symbol of fulfilled wishes. In the afternoon drive toward another glacial lake – Bohinj, stretching into Triglav National park and ride by cable car lift to mountain Vogel enjoying wonderful nature and fresh alpine air.

3 day BLED – VINTGAR – LJUBLJANA

Visit to Vintgar gorge, one of the most popular natural features in Slovenia. Pretty wooden galleries are arranged for a perfect view of the gorge.The path through Vint¬gar gorge leads along the wood¬en bridges, only a couple meters above the water, and rushing river Radovna through the picturesque gorge, which measures 1600 m and ends with 26-meter waterfall. Continue to the green Slovenian capital Ljubljana. The rest of day you can enjoy visiting the sights of Ljubljana – famous Triple bridge, Ljubljana castle and soaking up the lively atmosphere along river Ljubljanica.

4 day LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – ROVINJ

Short drive to Europe’s largest and the most visited karst cave systems – Postojnska Jama. A visit there includes a miner’s train ride for two miles into the world of unusual shapes, then a one hour walk and return to bright & warm surface. The cave is spectacular both in size and its shape. Visit of nearby picturesque Predjama castle built in the middle of a vertical 123-meter high cliff, once a home of a rebellion knight. In the afternoon drive to Croatia, Rovinj – enchanting town on the Adriatic coast.

5 day ROVINJ – PULA

Enjoy the walk in Rovinj along its narrow medieval streets lined by art galleries. The town is dominated by the St. Euphemia’s Church, that keeps relics of the saint and presents one of the most beautiful Baroque achievements in Istria. From the church plateau there is a wonderful view of the open sea and numerous islets in the distance. Drive to beautiful villa nestled among the vineyards and olive groves for a unique wine and gourmet experience. After lunch short drive to Pula and visit of Arena – one of the best preserved amphitheater’s from Roman’s time.

6 day ROVINJ – GROŽNJAN – MOTOVUN

Drive through Istrian hinterland and visit its villages situated on the top of the hills and small church¬es with medieval frescoes and taste some homemade food and taste excellent local wine – magic charm of Istrian inland should leave you breathless. Drive to Grožnjan, – the town of artists and music and Motovun, indubitably the most famous Istrian medieval hilltop town. In the end drive to Lim – the river estuary where salty sea & fresh river water mix – making it fabulous ground for mussel and oyster farming. Oyster tasting and return to Rovinj.

7 day ROVINJ – POREČ – PORTOROŽ

Visit of town Poreč and its episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica from the 6 th century – a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. The sacral complex includes a church, an atrium and a baptistery, while the most striking feature are its mosaics. Continue toward Slovenian coastal town Portorož. Rest of day at leisure.

8 day PORTOROŽ – VENICE

Private transfer to the airport in Venice.