Programme for Accompanying Persons
Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 2 hours
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.
Visit Postojna Caves
Place: The mysterious Postojna Cave
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.
Visit Lake Bled
Duration: Half day
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.
Visit Slovenian Coast (Portorož and Piran)
Duration: Full day
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
Duration: 2 days
The Prlekija region, placed in Slovenian Styria is a region famous for its white wines (Furmint – šipon, Welsh Riesling, Rhine Riesling, Sauvignon, Chardonnay) which are a perfect accompaniment to local dishes (Prlekija tünka – special prepared best parts of pork, meat sour soup, buckwheat cake, postržjača…) especially if both is enjoyed in the picturesque surroundings of grapevine covered hills of Jerusalem.
Departure from Ljubljana (Park Tivoli): Saturday 12th May 2012, 10.00