Slovenia Castle and History Self Driven Tour

Slovenia is a land of rich history and many castles and on this tour you will explore some of the most interesting medieval castles. On top of that you will visit a late antiquity hillfort and underground remains of a roman city. You will learn about famous robber baron and his legend and admire the overwhelming beauty of Postojna cave.

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. You will stay in capital city of Ljubljana which is ideal starting point for exploring the country. This itinerary is our suggested holiday for tour of Slovenia and it was prepared by local experts.

What's Included?

• 4 nights accomodation in a double or twin room in a hotel in Ljubljana
• 4 breakfasts
• 5 days car rental - economy class, manual gear, unlimited kilometres, insurances (CDW and AT)
• vignette (road toll fee)

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Ljubljana, Piran, Predjama Castle, Celje, Ptuj and Postojna Cave

Best Suited

All
Day 1: Arrival at Ljubljana airport.
Pick up your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel in Ljubljana.

Free time to explore the city and overnight.

Day 2: Celje and Ptuj
After breakfast drive through hops growing Savinjska dolina to Celje. En route make a stop at Sempeter and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman necropolis. Drive to Celje castle and enjoy the view of the city below. Take your time for a nice walk in the old medieval town and explore the remains of the roman city of Celeia which are beneath the Princely Palace. You can also explore other museum exhinitions such as Counts of Celje, Roman lapidary and Cultural History collection in Old Counts Mansion. There you can also enjoy famous painting Ceiling of Celje. Drive to Ptuj - the oldest town in Slovenia. Go to Ptuj castle and explore it's many interesting exhibitions such as Weapons collection, Musical instruments collection, Traditional Carnival Masks collection and many more. You will also learn about the history and development of Castle hill dating from 5th millenium BC untl modern times.

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

Day 3: Piran, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle
After breakfast 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 and about the year long siege of the castle.

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

Day 4: Ajdovski Gradec, Rajhenburg, Podsreda
After breakfast enjoy a ride to Ajdovski gradec near the town of Sevnica - hometown of Melania Trump. Explore the remains of late antiquity fortified settlement. Drive to Brestanica and visit Rajhenburg castle. The first castle here was mentioned in 895 AD, now the castle boasts a lot of romanesque and gothic architectural elements. You will enjoy romanesque chapel, gothic chapel, romanesque hall and much more. Than drive to Podsreda castle which is a little known pearl among the castles.

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

Day 5: Ljubljana
Breakfast. Free time to explore the city. Drive to Ljubljana airport and return your rental car.

The tour can be adapted to your wishes.
Not Included:
• Entrance and parking fees
• Potential rent a car extras
• Meals and drinks other than stated
• Personal expenses
• Fuel
• City tax in hotels (approx. 1,27 per person per day)
• Flight ticket

Price is based on minimum 2 adults (VAT included) sharing a twin/double room in hotels.

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 21. The driver must present a valid photo ID (passport or identity card) and have a valid drivers 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.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.
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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