Scenic Lakes of Slovenia
Day 1 UK - Ljubljana - Bled
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Ljubljana. On arrival we transfer to the village of Bled, where our base and location for dinner for the next seven nights is the Hotel Park (4-star).
Day 2 Bled - Bled Countryside
We begin with an orientation walk around Bled, a delightful part of Slovenia. The glacial Lake Bled, surrounded by mountains and forests, forms part of the Julian Alps. At its western end is the iconic Bled Island, home to a striking 15th-century church. This afternoon we’ll head out to explore a combination of scenic countryside and Slovene cultural heritage - from the Završnica Valley and Karawanke mountain range to learning the secrets of Slovenia’s beekeeping tradition. We’ll pass through small villages as well as the town of Radovljica, which boasts one of the best-preserved medieval town squares. Please note: 2020 departures will visit Triglav National Park today instead. Joining the Italian and Austrian Alps, this beautiful natural wonderland is home to many endemic plants such as Triglav Hawkesbeard and the Julian Poppy. If we’re lucky we may spot ibex or red deer drinking from crystal clear waters.
Day 3 Bled
A day at leisure. Or why not enjoy a ‘Taste of Slovenia’ optional excursion to take a boat cruise on the emerald River Soca, through an alpine valley.
Day 4 Bled
Join an optional excursion to Postojna Cave - an impressive cave system, where the stalagmites and stalactites create beautiful naturally occurring patterns - and Predjama Castle, standing defiant and impenetrable 123 metres up a cliff. Or, alternatively, take a ‘Trieste and Lipica Stud Farm’ trip to visit the Italian port loved by James Joyce and see the world-famous Lipizzaner horses.
Day 5 Bled
Join an optional guided excursion to the Slovenian capital. Ljubljana’s history can be traced back into the mists of time however it is one of Europe’s youngest capital cities, instated in 1991 with the independence of Slovenia. The funicular ride up to Ljubljana Castle is also included in this excursion.
Day 6 Lake Bohinj
Our included excursion today takes us to Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, nestled within the Bohinj valley. Prepare to be captivated by the stunning mountainous scenery and serene lake, as we drive through the upper valley, take a walk in the village of Stara Fuzina, and enjoy a tasty snack of Bohinj cheese, bread and dried fruit. All this before reaching spectacular Bohinj itself and the Church of St John the Baptist.
Day 7 Bled
You are at leisure today to enjoy your hotel and surroundings; or perhaps take an optional excursion to the Julian Alps for spectacular views of unspoiled natural beauty.
Day 8 Bled - Ljubljana - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.