From Venice To Vienna - 6 day multy country tour
Venice, Postojna, Bled, Ljubljana, Maribor, Vienna
The famous Venecian canals and old splendor of Vienna are not to be missed on any trip to Europe. The unspoiled nature and great Slovenian cuisine are the cherry on the top! And in 2021 Slovenia is culinary destination of the year.
Arrival to the Venice airport will be followed by a transfer to Venice and sightseeing with a local guide. Dinner in Venice. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.
After the breakfast we will head for Slovenia. Lunch at a tourism farm near the border. In the afternoon, we will visit the Postojna underground cave, the second largest tourist cave in the world, and admire its limestone formations such as stalagmites, stalactites, curtains, etc. The day will be concluded by a drive to the Alpine town of Bled known for its lake and island. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
First in the morning we will visit a nearby Bohinj lake and have some time for a stroll along the lake. After returning to Bled lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then we will enjoy a boat ride with a traditional pletna boat to lake's island where we will ring the "Bell of wishes" in its church dedicated to St. Mary. Before returning to the hotel we will also visit the Bled castle with its stunning views over the lake and the region. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
The day will start with a journey to Ljubljana and do a panoramic sightseeing with the coach, then walking through the charming streets of city centre and by a tourist boat. Highlights such as the town hall, the famous Three bridges and the market will be seen. After some free time we'll head for the village of Galicija and visit a tourism farm known for its cheese and yoghurt which we will taste. Afterwards, the route will take us to the most modern wine cellar in Slovenia, the Zlati grič cellar at Slovenske Konjice for wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Maribor.
This morning will be dedicated to the sightseeing of Maribor, followed by a journey to the Slovenske Gorice hills including a traditional lunch at a tourist farm. In the afternoon, the route will take us to the cellars of Gornja Radgona for wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Maribor.
After the breakfast we will head for Vienna for a short panoramic sightseeing that will include the Opera house, Town hall, the Parliament building, Hofburg, the University, St. Stephen cathedral. Time permitting, there will be also some free time before departure to the Vienna airport. End of our services.
First and last days' programme depend of the airplane arrival and departure timings.
The group tour includes:
- All transfers with a comfortable tour coach
- Tolls and other duties
- Eco taxes
- 5 x HB
- 3 x lunch
- Boat rides at Bled, Ljubljana and Venice
- All entrance fees as per the programme
- 2 x wine tasting
- 1 x cheese tasting
- Local guides where needed, organisation and an experienced tour director
Further reading: Balkans, Slovenia