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Slovenia is not on everyone’s “bucket” list, and Slovenians like it that way: some gems are all the more beautiful for their rarity. But for those who decide to look, there are many facets to explore in this small country. Mountain views and alpine rivers of turquoise? Check. Toscana hillsides with ancient vineyards making sumptuous wines? Check. World-class cuisine made with local ingredients? Check! The cleanliness and order of Switzerland, the architecture of Austria, the coastal warmth of Croatia and Italy, the cuisine, wine, and cycling of France – Slovenia has all these, and more.

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Itinerary

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Upon arriving in Ljubljana, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Bohinj where you will stay overnight.

Meeting point at the train station in Ljubljana

Overnight at Grand Hotel Toplice (-/-/D)[/su_spoiler]

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After a hearty breakfast, we will head to Triglav National park where we start a beautiful morning hike from the green plateau of Pokljuka (1300m) up to Blejska cottage (1630m). Rugged mountain paths take us up to one of the best viewpoints in the area. At 1965m the trail opens up directly opposite the Julian Alps and Mt. Triglav. Upon reaching the hut, the view opens out over the surrounding Karavanke Mountains, Ljubljana and Austria in the distance.

Overnight at Grand Hotel Toplice [B/L/-][/su_spoiler]

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After breakfast we meet with our kayak guide where you will be fitted with equipment and our guides will explain the paddling technique: how to paddle, how to get on and off the boat, etc.

The first 30 minutes of the kayak trip we’ll be learning the basics on a peaceful part of the river. What follows is the descent along the easy section (3 to 5 km), where you will see how difficult kayaking along the Alpine river can be.

After lunch, we continue our adventure heading towards the beautiful alpine world of the Slovene Northwest. After crossing Vršič, Slovenia’s highest mountain pass, a magnificent view of the Julian Alps will open up before us. This is the world of the emerald green Soča River, where we will visit a spring. We will then visit the Kobariski World War I museum to learn the history of the area.

Overnight at Hotel Dobra Vila [B/-/D][/su_spoiler]

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After breakfast, we will visit one of the Soča River springs. We will then embark on an adrenaline filled rafting trip down the wild rapids of the Soča River!
After lunch lets gear back up for the zip line adventure which begins with a drive up the mountainside in the instructor's 4x4 car, the drive itself worth the money for it's 10km Scenic mountain road. Once the starting point of the zip line is reached; you will be harnessed onto the zip wire and prepared for flight.Suspend above the trees you will whizz down the line to the base of the mountain. The zip lines are 2.4 kilometres long, comprising of 4 lines approximately 500 meters each. The estimated top speed is 40 to 60km/h.

Overnight at Hotel Dobra Vila [B/-/D][/su_spoiler]

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We continue the Kolovrat range where structures of the third Italian line of defense are densely tossed on both sides of the state border. A special approach to the restoration of these positions was the use of original building materials (wire nets for fortifying slopes, corrugated sheets, slates, etc.) from the time of the First World War.

After this introduction to WW1, we continue toward Slovenian wine region, Brda, where our guide will be waiting with bikes to ride through the Brda region, known as the Slovenian Tuscany and wine region. We'll pedal from village to village experiencing the natural and cultural heritage of this region that had a turbulent past, but has an interesting present.

Brda is a land of castles, vineyards and small white churches, often situated on the top of the hills overlooking the villages. We'll stop for a wine tasting at a local vineyard.

Overnight at Hotel Gredič [B/L/D][/su_spoiler]

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In the morning we will depart for the Slovenian coast where we'll walk the old Mediterranean harbor town of Piran. The entire town is one big museum with well preserved medieval structures, fascinating architecture, and a rich cultural heritage. The narrow streets and closely built old houses add to the town’s special charm.

Situated at its very center, the famous Tartini Square is a tribute to the prominent Piran-‐violin player and composer Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1777).  The Square also boasts a monument in the musician’s honor. Another treat for the eyes is the “Venetian” – a luxurious building from the middle of the 15th century that is considered one of the most beautiful examples of Venetian gothic architecture in Slovenia. Strolling along the narrow streets typical of Istrian coastal towns, we will climb the hill overlooking Piran to reach the Church of St George.

Overnight at Kempinski [B/-/D][/su_spoiler]

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After a late breakfast start your final day in the city of Ljubljana. Wander around this small but beautiful town before enjoying a farewell dinner to conclude the week full of Adventures in Slovenia

Overnight at Galleria [B/D][/su_spoiler]

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After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flights.

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