RELAXING ON THE SLOVENE COAST
JUNE 15 – 18, 2017
Day 1, June 15th 2017
At 10 AM departure towards the Slovene coast. After about one-hour’s drive we reach the Karst Region, a landscape of extreme natural beauty such as underground caves, intermittent lakes and rivers that gave the name to similar natural phenomena all over the world. Our first stop is a small village of Kobdilj with a Ferrari garden. The garden complex was designed in the 20’s and 30’ of the 20th century under the supervision of the architect Maks Fabiani and it is the most important park landscape in Slovenia from the period between the two world wars. The park was designed for a well-known family of doctors from Trieste who owned the estate in that time. Lunch in a local restaurant and a stroll through a picturesque village of Štanjel. The Karst region is known for its local, full-bodied, mineral-filled red wine Teran that is in moderate quantities recommended even by doctors for good health. After the Teran tasting we visit the botanical garden of Štanjel. Ride to the Slovene coast, accommodation in hotel Bernardin on HB basis.
Day 2, June 16th 2017
After breakfast a visit of a picturesque town of Piran. The town is a protected cultural monument and is arguably one of the most beautiful towns of Slovenia and the Eastern Adriatic. Throughout the history it has been influenced by the medieval architecture, the influence of Venice and later that of Vienna. After a short visit we take lunch in a seaside restaurant. In the afternoon the visit of the salt pans where the salt is still today produced in the old, traditional way. It was the very salt that made Piran the richest town in the area. HB in hotel.
Day 3, June 17th 2017
A panorama trip by boat alongside the coast to the fishermens village of Izola. The tourism has recently become quite important for this village that boasts nice green public spaces and an old medieval centre. The boat trip back to the hotel. A free afternoon to enjoy the Mediterranean way of life. HB in hotel.
Day 4, June 18th 2017
After breakfast the ride to Trieste/Italy. The principal port of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy boasts some really nice architecture (old palaces, the main square). We stroll through the former Jewish quarter, stop for an espresso…Trieste is an European coffee capital, housing some big names in this industry, such as Illycaffe, Cremcaffe, Hausbrandt… The surroundings of Trieste host numerous small villages, inviting the citizens for an outing or lunch in local restaurants. We visit the Zidarič wine cellar for wine tasting and lunch. On the way back we stop at the Miramare Castle, built by the Habsburger prince Maximilian for his wife Charlotte. The castle perched on the rock above the sea and a huge park surrounding it are well worth visiting. Return to Ljubljana.
Price: 430,00 €
Included in the price: bus transport, 3 x HB in a 5* hotel on the Slovene coast, all entrance fee and meals as stated in the programme.
The price is calculated on basis of at least 40 passengers.