Slovenia & the Gulf of Trieste

Slovenia & the Gulf of Trieste

Slovenia & the Gulf of TriesteSlovenia
Fully GuidedFully Guided
77 Nights
Half Board
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To Slovenia & Trieste 

    Discover the astounding natural beauty and culture wealth of Slovenia with us on this 7-night holiday. From stunning coastal views, to charming cities and inspiring architecture, this Eastern European gem will take you by surprise. On this guided package holiday, we’ll discover Slovenia’s most famous and stunning sight – Lake Bled, enjoy a panoramic boat trip on the Slovenian coastline from Portorož to Izola, and take in the impressive historic buildings of Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital. We’ll also venture into neighbouring Italy and enjoy a full day excursion to the city of Trieste. Based halfway between Piran and Portorož, charming resort towns on Slovenia’s coast, you’ll also have plenty of leisure time to explore the nearby towns, take a stroll along the beach or visit one of the many spas that use mud and brine from the nearby traditional salt pans.

    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 3

    Activity Level: Moderate

    What does this level mean?


    Travel to Slovenia


    Travel to Lucija-Portoroz

    Time: MorningMorning

    Fly to Venice airport in the morning, where you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel in Lucija-Portoroz, a resort town on Slovenia's coast.



    Boat Trip from Portoroz to Izola

    Time: MorningMorning

    After breakfast you will meet your guide who will accompany you on a half day's panoramic boat trip from Portoroz to Izola. Depart Portoroz port towards the picturesque coastal town of Piran, tucked between the sea and its impressive town walls. Continue along the peninsula of Piran and enjoy a spectacular view of the high cliffs of Strunjan Natural Park and the charming towns scattered along its coast. Marvel at the amazing backdrop of the Italian coastline as you reach Izola, an ancient fishing town. Take in Izola's white-washed bell towers, exclusive marina and fertile vineyards in the distance as you return to Portoroz. (Note that in the rare occurrence of unsuitable weather, this excursion may be re-scheduled to a different day).

    Free Time at Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    The afternoon can be spent at your leisure. Your guide would be delighted to recommend some other hidden gems for you to discover.

    Miramare Castle & Trieste


    Full Day Excursion to Italy

    Time: MorningMorning

    After breakfast today you will set off for a full day excursion to the neighbouring country of Italy. After crossing the border, you will travel towards the city of Trieste, well known for its numerous cultural and historical monuments, palaces and churches. Start your tour at the beautiful Miramare Castle, a 19th century castle located on the Gulf of Trieste. Surrounded by a flourishing park, it offers a spectacular panoramic view from a cliff high above the sea.

    We’ll continue to Trieste for a guided walking tour of its historic centre, where we’ll discover many wonders the city has to offer, such as a picturesque piazzas, sumptuous palazzo-museums, classic coffeehouses and delicious seafood restaurants.




    Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle


    Explore Postojna Caves & Visit to Predjama Castle

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    After breakfast, embark on a morning guided excursion to the Postojna Caves to admire the spectacular 24km underground system of passages, tunnels, halls, and karst features. While there, enjoy a one-of-a-kind train ride on the unique cave railway, view the blackened entrance which was damaged by fire during World War II and the impressive Congress Hall, which is now used as a concert venue. From here, we will head to Predjama Castle (entrance included), a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola

    Lake Bled & Ljubljana


    Discover Lake Bled

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning, come with us to Lake Bled for a guided tour including a boat trip to Bled Island, which lies in the centre of the lake's glacial blue waters. The small island is home to St. Mary's church (entrance included) with it's famous wishing bell, a small museum and the historic South Staircase, a set of 99 steps built in 1655.  


    Walking tour of Ljubljana

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    We’ll continue to Ljubljana where we will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city's highlights, including the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River. Afterwards, you will have free time to further explore the city at your own pace or relax with a coffee along the river. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities that suit your interests. There will be free time for lunch in Ljubljana. 


    At Leisure Days 6 & 7


    Explore Portoroz at Your Own Pace

    Time: Full DaysFull Days

    Enjoy two free days to relax at your hotel and explore your enchanting surroundings at your own pace. Why not try therapeutic treatments based on the mud and brine from the nearby Secovlje Salina salt pans for further relaxation?

    Return Home


    Depart Slovenia

    Time: MorningMorning

    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Venice airport for your flight home.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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