Programme for Accompanying Persons
Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 14.00
This guided walking tour covers all the major sights located in the old centre of Ljubljana. Visitors get to know the unique character of “Stara Ljubljana” (Ljubljana Old Town), where distinct Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture combines with masterly creations by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik.
Read more about Ljubljana (http://www.ljubljana.si/en/)
Visit Postojna Caves
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 17.30
About the Cave:
The desire for knowledge has also prompted experts in karsts phenomena and life in the karsts to research the special geological features of the cave, the formation and development of speleothems (the generic term for calcite formations in caves), and the living creatures that are found in caves – both those that have strayed underground by chance and those that have adapted to life in eternal darkness.
Read more (http://www.postojnska-jama.si/eng/)
Visit Lake Bled
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 9.00
This excursion to the town of Bled, one of Slovenia’s most popular resort towns, famous for its alpine lake with an island in the middle, includes a tour of the town of Bled, a visit to Bled Castle and a traditional “pletna” boat ride to Bled Island.
Bled became a popular tourist resort in the 19th century, when the Swiss doctor Arnold Rikli discovered the beneficial properties of the area’s natural resources and founded a health centre there. Bled’s premier attractions are a lake of glacial origin with an island in the middle and a castle whose history dates back to the 11th century.
Read more about Bled (http://www.bled.si/en/)
Visit Slovenian Coast (Portorož and Piran)
Date: Friday, May 27, 2011, 9.00
The excursion to the Mediterranean coastal zone of Slovenia includes a boat ride and a tour of the picturesque coastal town of Piran, famous for its Venetian architectural appearance. Your excursion will first take you to the coastal town of Izola, where you will embark on a boat and sail along the coast to the town of Piran. Your guided tour of Piran will include the Cathedral of St. George, built in the 12th century, and the Tartinijev trg square, named after the Italian composer and violinist Guiseppe Tartini. After the tour you will be at leisure for a swim, lunch and a visit to the lively nearby resort town of Portorož.
Read more about Portorož & Piran (http://www.portoroz.si/en/)