Duration: Sep 24, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021
Price: $ 1,997
    • Accommodation at hotels, taxes, luggage handling included
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Deluxe motor coach
    • Group transfers – airport to hotel, hotel to airport
    • Breakfast daily
    • 3 lunches
    • 6 dinners, including a dinner at the Avsenik restaurant, and a special farewell dinner with the POLKA ACADEMY
    • Wine & prosciutto tasting
    • 2 wine tastings with charcuterie spread
    • Honey tasting with presentation of beekeeping
    • Wine & strudel with the Lojze Slak family
    • Boat ride on the Adriatic Sea
    • Postojna caves with a subterranean train ride
    • Visit of the Lipica horse farm, the cradle of the famous white Lipizzaner horses
    • A scenic ride through Soca valley & across the Alps
    • Cable car up Vogel Mountain in the Alps
    • Walking tour of Blejski Vintgar gorge
    • Visit to Lojze Slak museum & homestead
  • Day 01, Friday, September 24

    Departure from the United States.

    Day 02, Saturday, September 25: Arrival to Venice airport – Portoroz

    Meet & greet upon arrival to Venice airport. Transfer (1 group ride) to hotel in the seaside resort of Portoroz. Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Portoroz. (D)

    Day 03, Sunday, September 26: Portoroz, excursion along the Slovenian coast

    After breakfast orientation tour of historic Piran and later drive to one of local wineries for the tasting of Slovenian wines and local cold cuts. In the early afternoon we will enjoy boat ride along Slovenian coast with barbeque style lunch on board. An accordion player will provide entertainment. Overnight in Portoroz. (B, Wt, L)

    Day 04, Monday, September 27: Piran – Lipica – Dutovlje – Skocjan Cave or Postojna Caves – Portoroz

    A Lipica sightseeing tour to see the famous white horses, followed by a drive to Dutovlje for wine and prosciutto tasting at Lisjak homestead. In the afternoon drive to Postojna caves for a visit to the beautiful underground world and a subterranean train ride. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Portoroz. (B, Wt, D)

    Day 05, Tuesday, September 28: Portoroz – Kobarid / Bovec / Tolmin / the Alps – Bled

    Today we will enjoy a long drive to Bled, with several stops on the way: Solkan bridge, WW1 museum in Kobarid, lunch in Tolmin, Boka waterfall in Bovec, drive through Predel pass, stop at Planica ski jump… Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Bled. (B, L, D)

    Day 06, Wednesday, September 29: Bled – Bohinj – Bled

    Morning sightseeing tour of Bled with a visit to the imposing Bled castle. Next we will drive to Bohinj, another Alpine resort, and enjoy the scenery of Bohinj Lake. A cable car will take us to Vogel Mountain with a beautiful view over the lake and Julian Alps. Have a quick lunch (stew type traditional dish) on Vogel Mountain. Drive back to Bled. An afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Bled. (B, light L)

    Day 07, Thursday, September 30: Bled – Radovljica – Begunje – Bled

    After breakfast we will drive to the nearby village for a presentation of beekeeping and the life of bees, with a tasting of different types of honey with potica and water/juice. Free time to relax in Bled and get ready for an evening at Gostilna Avsenik. On the way to dinner we will stop in Radovljica for a walk around this beautiful medieval town. Overnight in Bled. (B, Ht, D)

    Day 08, Friday, October 1: Bled – Blejski Vintgar – Ljubljana

    On the way to Ljubljana we will stop at the Blejski Vintgar gorge to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves. Upon arrival to Ljubljana we will have a sightseeing tour, concluding with a wine tasting of Slovenian wines at Ljubljana Castle (entrance to the tower not included). Dinner in one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B, Wt, D)

    Day 09, Saturday, October 2: Ljubljana – Slak Homestead – Ljubljana

    After breakfast we will drive to Mirna Peč for a visit to Lojze Slak museum and homestead. We will taste the traditional cviček wine and Slak’s jabolčni štrudelj (apple strudel). Entertainment with accordion player. Return to Ljubljana for a farewell dinner to remember, a good meal and the Polka Academy – music and dancing galore! Overnight in Ljubljana. (B, Wt, D)

    Day 10, Sunday, October 3: Ljubljana – Venice Airport

    Transfer (1 group ride) to Venice airport for flight(s) back home. (B)

    Abbreviations: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, Wt – Wine tasting, Ht – Honey tasting

  • Departure Date & Price
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single supplement
    24 September 2021 3 October 2021 $ 1,997 $ 498


    • Final payment due July 26, 2021


    Your tour does not include:

    • Roundtrip airfare and related taxes and fees. Once this group is confirmed, we will look at flights and let everyone know what options are available.
    • Meals other than indicated.
    • Gratuities for bus driver, tour manager, and local guides.


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