April 21, 2007 from 16:00 till 18:00
THE STORIES AND LEGENDS OF LJUBLJANA
This general walking tour of Ljubljana includes all the most significant sights of the old city centre.
The tour starts with seeing the Baroque Town Hall building, the seat of the municipal council, with the famous Robba Fountain next to it, and continues across the lively fruit, vegetable and flower market designed by the architect Jože Plečnik. It continues past the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and the Slovenian Tourist Information Centre, across the Dragon Bridge, an Art Nouveau masterpiece adorned on each end with a dragon, the symbol of Ljubljana, and alongside the Ljubljanica river to the centrally located the Prešernov trg square. From there you are guided across the Triple Bridge, one of the most recognisable creations of the architect Jože Plečnik, to the Ribji trg square where the oldest building in Ljubljana is located. On your way to the centre of Ljubljana Old Town you cross the squares Mestni trg, Stari trg and Gornji trg, whose buildings boast beautiful Baroque facades, and continue towards the Cobblers' Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the tour takes you to the Novi trg square from where you continue across a gentle slope towards Plečnik's Summer Theatre Križanke and the famous Baroque Church of the Knights of the Cross. The final part of the tour takes you along Vegova ulica street past a line of houses whose walls incorporate the remains of the Roman town walls.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: 22 EUR per person (for accompanying persons the price is included in the fee)
Included: English-speaking guide, funicular rail lift to the castle hill, entrance to the Ljubljana castle, refreshment drink
Min: 20 pax
22. April 2007 from 09:00 till 16:00
AN ALPINE PEARL - LAKE BLED
Bled first began to attract tourists in the middle of the 19 century when a Swiss doctor, Arnold Rikli, built a climatic health resort there.
It is often said to be a pearl of the Alpine region. What makes it unique is its emerald-green lake, a chapel on an island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched high on a cliff above the lake.
A panoramic bus ride around the lake leads guests on to a guided tour of Bled castle. This is followed by a trip on a typical Bled 'pletna' boat to the island.
Duration: 7 hours
Price: 60 EUR per person
Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Bled Castle and a “pletna” boat ride to the island, standard 3 course lunch in Radovljica
Min: 20 pax
23. April 2007 from 09:00 till 17:00;
UNESCO SPOT & BREATH MEDITERRANEAN (LIPICA STUD FARM & PIRAN)
A region called Kras (Karst) stretches across the southwest of Slovenia. It is a land of rare beauty, secret underground waters and caves, a special climate and fascinating flora among rocky hills. Right in the middle, in a picturesque village called Lipica, beautiful white horses called Lipizzaners have been bred for more than 400 years. A local guide takes visitors on a tour of the stables pointing out different stages of the breeding and training of these noble animals. A performance in which star Lipizzaner studs show off the excellence of the skills learnt in their training school is the centrepiece of the visit. In the afternoon, the excursion continues to the Mediterranean, Slovenia's coast. The highlight is a visit to Piran, the oldest and most beautiful town on the Slovenian coast where you can admire its charming Venetian architecture.
You are also welcome to explore lively Portorož, the most popular Slovenian coastal resort featuring bars, casinos and plenty of nightlife, a total contrast to historical Piran.
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 82 EUR per person
Included: bus transport, English-speaking guide, boat ride along the Slovenian coast or entrance to Salina Regional Park, standard 3 course lunch
Min: 20 pax