- Incredible caves and river canyons
- Pure mountain air of the Julian Alps
- Discover beautiful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
- Strong local culture, unchanged for centuries
- Spectacular natural landscape
Slovenia's historic capital city, Ljubljana, is the starting point for this journey through one of Europe's most unspoilt and diverse landscapes. Taking in the Julian Alps and the vast underground caves of Skocjan, we meander through flower-filled meadows and along the blue-green shores of Lake Bled. We discover cheese-making, bee-keeping and traditional lace, enjoy spectacular waterfalls and gorges, explore ancient castles and breathe Slovenia's pristine air.
A highlight of this Walk is a boat-trip across Lake Bohinj, in the protected waters of Triglav National Park, where we discover the many myths and legends that surround the mystical Bohinj valley.
Saturday Overnight: Grand Hotel Union
Sunday Overnight: Hotel Kendov Dvorec
Monday Overnight: Hotel Kendov Dvorec
Tuesday Overnight: Bohinj Park Eco Hotel
Wednesday Overnight: Bohinj Park Eco Hotel
Thursday Overnight: Grand Hotel Toplice
Friday Overnight: Grand Hotel Toplice
(Single Supplement $565.00)
Hotels - Where we stay
Grand Hotel Union
Considered to be one of Ljubljana's finest hotels, this hotel is located in a quiet side street but within very easy walking distance of the historic city centre. Formed of 2 separate parts, Business and Executive, the Wayfarers stay in the more historic, Executive part of the hotel which was originally built in 1905 but has been extensively renovated whilst retaining its original architectural style. The spacious Executive bedrooms are designed in Art-Nouveau style and are well-equipped with ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, cable TV, phone, internet access, air conditioning, minibar and safe. There is a large dining-room which serves breakfast and, on the top floor of the hotel, is a small swimming pool, fitness gym and communal sauna. Massages are available but cannot be pre-booked.
Hotel Kendov Dvorec
Crossing the threshold of the Kendov dvorec ('Kenda Mansion') is like stepping into the past but with all of today's comforts. This truly unique hotel has an extraordinary tranquility, just as if time has stood still. It was originally built in 1377 as a country manor for the Kenda family, locally respected landowners who encouraged and supported economic and cultural growth in the area. Now extensively renovated, it remains a monument to a bygone era while retaining the warm hospitality of a family home. The ground floor rooms include two very different style dining rooms, 'Jacobova sobana' with its light airy ambience and large windows and 'Hanina sobana' which is a converted stables with rich, wooden decor. Both serve traditional dishes using authentic, well-tried recipies from the area created from local food bought in fresh each day. The homely ensuite bedrooms are furnished with period furniture from the 19th century and feature fine details like table cloths, curtains and bed linen decorated with the handmade Jdrija lace. Each room is named after a former resident of the Kendov family. All bedrooms offer the usual amenities expected from today's discerning traveller including internet access and guests are welcome to borrow a laptop when available.
Bohinj Park Eco Hotel
Bohinj Park is a 5 star luxury hotel and is the first ecological hotel in Slovenia, designed and built to be 'green'. The location in the heart of the Julian Alps is perfect for access into the National park. Guests have free entry to the spa, health club and swimming pool as well as to the adjacent Aquapark. All hotel rooms are decorated in warm natural materials. and have a hairdryer, a heated towel rack, a mini-bar, LCD TV, WI-Fi and air-conditioning. The restaurant offers a range of excellent meals from authentic local dishes to international cuisine.
Grand Hotel Toplice
The completely renovated Grand Hotel Toplice is idyllically positioned on the shores of Lake Bled with a spectacular view of the island, the medieval cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps. It is a most delightfully elegant hotel combining traditional appearance and superb quality of service with refined comfort and those wonderful views! Originally built in the early 1850s where thermal springs were discovered and subsequent baths constructed, this luxurious hotel has played host to numerous Kings, Presidents, Government officials and sports celebrities. Each bedroom has a style of its own with elegant decor, antique furnishings and modern amenities including ensuite bathroom, direct dial phone, cable TV, minbar, hair dryer, safe and internet access. There are several elegant lounges each furnished with attractive period furniture. The appropriately named 'Grand Restaurant' has a superb view of the lake and serves tasty local and international dishes. The hotel is proud of the range of facilities provided by Luisa Studio Wellness Centre. The focal point is the colonnaded swimming pool, originally built in 1935, which draws on the thermal spring with its health benefits. This well-equipped centre features Finnish, Turkish and Infrared saunas, solarium, gym plus a variety of beauty treatments and massages.
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation
- Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
- A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
- Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
- Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
- Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
- All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
- Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
- First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
- All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
- Wine with dinner
- On-trail snacks and refreshments
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants