The Culture and Craft of Slovenia
This tour is for a bunch of women who want to have as much fun as the kids on our family tour. Because we are kids at heart. Come experience kayaking, hiking, cooking, horseback riding, and rafting, as well as the music and crafts of a very special place.
Slovenia, part of the former Yugoslavia, is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. It inherits its culture and cuisine from all of these neighbors, as well as a rich history. Stretching from the scenic Julian Alps to the Adriatic sea, Slovenia is about the size of New Hampshire. We will take you off the beaten path to visit its small towns and beautiful scenery. Bring your walking shoes!
Day 1: Arrive in Ljubljana, transfer straight to Bled. Afternoon free.
Day 2: Today we begin with a morning discovery of Bled by kayaking to the island and visiting its small church. Lunch in Bled followed by hiking through Vintgar gorge. We stop for a short visit to the spice bread factory followed by an evening meal with musicians at a typical inn in Radovljica.
Day 3: We leave our hotel at Bled and drive to the Lake Bohinj region, with a visit to the cheese museum, then ride the gondola up to Mount Vogel for lunch at the top of the gondola. In the afternoon we take a high altitude hike and then return down the mountain and transfer to our hotel in the typical alpine village of Kranjska Gora.
Day 4: We enjoy a morning hike up the mountain to Vrsic pass for lunch at the mountain lodge. The bus will pick us up and we continue to Bovec where we spend the night at Martinov Hram. Local musicians will play for us.
Day 5: Today we have a cooking lesson with the chef at Martinov Hram. After lunch we will go rafting on the Soca river, returning to Martinov Hram’s for dinner and the night.
Day 6: In the morning we visit the Museum of Apiculture in Radovljica, followed by a short afternoon horseback ride at Mrcina ranch and passing the night at Zlatarog hotel on Lake Bohinj.
Day 7: Today we pack up and head for the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. We have the full day to explore this small city, described as the “little Prague”, with its river, castle and baroque architecture.
Day 8: Fly home.
This tour offered in collaboration with local company Touring In Style.