Best of Western Slovenia Self Driven Tour

Slovenia is a hidden pearl in the middle of Europe between The Alps, Karst, Mediterranean region and the Pannonian plain. It is renowned by it’s natural beauty and boasts an extraordinary range of beautiful landscapes, historic towns,enchanting lakes and waterfalls, romantic castles, excellent cuisine, wine and much, much more…

It’s diversity make it a perfect destination for unforgettable holidays, as few other places in the world can provide. One of the best ways to explore Slovenia is by car - you don't have to worry about public transport timetables, you can easily reach places off the beaten tracks and distances are small. Simply perfect for self driven holidays where you can explore the land according to your wishes and at your own pace. This itinerary is our suggested holiday for tour of Slovenia and it was prepared by local experts.

What's Included?

• 5 nights accommodation in 3 hotels (4 star in Superior package)
• Breakfast included.
• 3 days rent a car, type Opel Corsa or similar, manual gear (Pick up/Drop off: Ljubljana center), CDW, theft protection
• Unlimited kilometres
• Fuel policy full to full
• Vignette (road toll fee)
• VAT

Duration

6 days

Destination Covered

Ljubljana, Bled, Vršič, Soca, Kobarid, Solkan Bridge, Piran, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Best Suited

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Day 1:
Arrive at Ljubljana airport;
Transfer to your hotel.
Free time and overnight in Ljubljana

Day 2:
Spend a day exploring capital city Ljubljana and it's vibrant streets at your own pace
You can enjoy a boat ride on Ljubljanica river
Visit Ljubljana’s Main market with a wide variety of local produce
Explore Ljubljana castle and enjoy the view
Enjoy a peaceful walk through Tivoli – main park of the city
Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 3:
Pick up your rental car in the center of Ljubljana
Drive to famous Lake Bled where you can take a ride with a typical boat “pletna” to the island. Don’t forget to ring the bell in the church and wish for something. The “Lady of the Lake” might make it come through.
Enjoy amazing views from the castle Bled, perched high on the cliff above the lake.
Drive to famous Alpine resort Kranjska gora and over the mountain pass Vrsic (1611m). Descend into idillyc Trenta valley along one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe – river Soča.
Drive to your hotel in Soča valley and overnight

Day 4:
Explore remnants of WW1 (Austrian trenches in open air museum Ravelnik, award-winning museum in Kobarid and monumental Italian military ossuary).
Discover enchanting beauty of fairy-tale like waterfall Kozjak
Admire the famous Solkan bridge with the largest stone arch in the world
Visit the stud farm Lipica where you will see world famous elegant white Lipizzaner horses.
Drive to your hotel in or near Lipica and overnight

Day 5:
Drive to picturesque town Piran, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Adriatic and enjoy a casual stroll, admiring it’s architecture and sights. You can also visit Maritime Museum of Piran or enjoy the view from high medieval city walls.
Discover world famous Postojna Cave and enjoy a train ride inside the cave. A truly unique underground experience.
Explore impregnable medieval Predjama castle, built in the mouth of the cave. Learn about the incredible legend of knight Erazem of Predjama.
Return the car in the center of Ljubljana
Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 6:
Free time and transfer to the airport
Price is based on minimum 2 adults (VAT included) sharing a twin/double room in 3 star hotels. Prices may vary according to choice and availability of hotel accomodations and availability and selected category of rent a car.

Details of car rental pick up, drop off along with other travel details will be provided a week before the start of the tour.

Car rental conditions:
Minimum drivers age is 18. The driver must present a valid photo ID (passport or identity card) and have a valid drivers license.
Driving license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic etc) must be complemented by an International driving license.
For the car hire terms and conditions of the car hire company apply. Most car hire companies require a deposit (ranging from 600 - 1200 EUR or more - depending on the car chosen) at the start of the rental to cover the liability excess and any charges incurred during the rental. A valid major credit card will be required in most cases and must be in the main driver's name with enough funds available for the security deposit. Provided the car and extras are returned in the same state as rented and in accordance with the fuel policy, this deposit will be refunded after dropping the car off (please note that it may take 14 days for the money to appear on your credit card again). Extras (e.g. GPS, child seats, additional drivers and insurances can be purchased at the car hire company at time of pick up. Additional fees the car hire company can apply for drivers aged under 25 years or over 65 years

The itinerary can be adjusted to your needs or requests. If you would like a tailor made tour or if you arrive on nearby airports (Venice, Treviso, Trieste, Vienna, Graz, Zagreb … ) we will gladly assist. You can also check out our other offers.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviews & References

Juress
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I've been on this tour couple of months ago and it was great! The people from ljubljana.today were extremely nice and everything went smooth. I especially liked lake Bled and the castle above it. Predjama castle which is built into a cave which is truly something and is a must see. And the beauty of Kozjak waterfall hidden in the woods was almost surreal. Amazing experience! I highly reccomend it.

Sep 19, 2016