LUXURY SLOVENIA TOURS

Introduction to Slovenia
(5 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled, the Julian Alps & Brda

Food & Wine Tour of Slovenia
(7 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Brda & Piran

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Best of Croatia, Slovenia & Istria
(12 Days)
Zagreb, Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Portoroz, Brda, Piran, Bale, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Culinary Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(12 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Istria, Split, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Journey through Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
(16 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split & Hvar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro

Best of Slovenia & Venice

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Goriska Brda, Venice

This tour includes comprehensive private touring of the cultural, scenic and culinary highlights of Slovenia and Venice.

Begin in Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia. During private touring, explore the Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture in the historic center; enjoy a boat ride on the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city; visit Ljubljana Castle for panoramic views over the capital from a forested hilltop; tour the National Gallery of Slovenia; browse local markets and shops; and enjoy leisure time to relax at local cafes and restaurants.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to the beautiful Julian Alps. At iconic Lake Bled, ride in a private pletna (flat-bottomed wooden boat) to a tiny island with a picturesque church and bell tower. Also see Bled Castle, which perches atop rocky cliffs overlooking the water. Continue to Lake Bohinj, a picture-perfect mountain lake surrounded by the rocky peaks of Triglav National Park. Perhaps opt for a scenic walk on a lakeside trail, or ride a cable car for incredible bird's-eye views over the lake and mountains.

Next, transfer to Portoroz. En route, see the incredible stalactites and stalagmites inside Postojna Cave or the dramatic karst chambers inside Skocjan Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps also visit Lipica Stud Farm, where Lipizzaner horses have been bred for centuries, or Predjama Castle, a medieval fortress built into high stone cliffs. Continue to Portoroz, a resort town on the Adriatic Sea, and enjoy private excursions in the region. One day, explore picturesque Piran, a walled Venetian port town on a small peninsula. Also visit Secovlje Salina Nature Park to see salt pans that have produced salt for centuries and a fish farm that raises sea bass and mussels in Piran Bay.

Continue to Venice. En route, visit the beautiful Goriska Brda wine region to see charming medieval hill towns and sample Slovenian wines at top wineries tucked into the rolling landscape. Also enjoy regional culinary highlights such as olive oil and seasonal fruit. During flexible private touring in Venice, visit favorite local neighborhoods, museums, architectural landmarks, outdoor markets and specialty shops. Also, take a private cruise through the fascinating Venetian lagoon to visit islands such as Murano, which is famous for its glass, Burano and Torcello. Your expert guide will ensure that you discover the best of Venice including learning about the origins of Venice's unique architecture and cityscape, discovering hidden neighborhoods, and sampling local food and wine at Venetian bacari (bars). Also enjoy a gondola ride with musicians through the narrow canals and a "secret itineraries" tour of the Doge's Palace. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange activities such as shopping for high-quality glass and silks, a private Venetian mask-painting lesson, special access to museums and art sites, and much more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Venice, Italy – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Ljubljana
Private city touring
Day 3 Ljubljana, Lake Bled & the Julian Alps
Full-day private excursion, including private pletna boat ride
Day 4 Ljubljana – Portoroz
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route
Day 5 Portoroz & Piran
Private touring in region and along coast
Day 6 Portoroz – Goriska Brda – Venice, Italy
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with culinary and wine touring en route
Day 7 Venice
Half-day private tour of Venice
Day 8 Venice
Half-day private boat tour of lagoon islands
Day 9 Depart Venice
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Ljubljana: InterContinental Ljubljana
Portoroz: Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Venice: Belmond Hotel Cipriani or Gritti Palace

Cost
$13,995 Per person (double occupancy)

LUXURY SLOVENIA TOURS

Introduction to Slovenia
(5 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled, the Julian Alps & Brda

Food & Wine Tour of Slovenia
(7 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Brda & Piran

MULTI-COUNTRY TOURS

Best of Slovenia & Venice
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Portoroz with Piran & Brda, Venice

Best of Croatia, Slovenia & Istria
(12 Days)
Zagreb, Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Portoroz, Brda, Piran, Bale, Plitvice Lakes National Park

Culinary Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(12 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Istria, Split, Dubrovnik

Active Tour of Slovenia & Croatia
(10 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Journey through Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
(16 Days)
Ljubljana & Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split & Hvar, Dubrovnik, Montenegro

Testimonials

What a gem Slovenia is. The mountains and lakes are spectacular, and we had a great time just wandering around Ljubljana. The people were so friendly, the food was delicious, and we really enjoyed connecting with our guide, who did a great job of opening up the local culture and history for us.
~S.L., Boston, MA

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