Lake Bled for New YearItinerary
- Morning Coffee
- Afternoon Tea
- Longer walks and steps may be involved on this day
- Personal Audio Guide
1 Travel to Slovenia
Meet your One Traveller representative and fellow travellers at Heathrow Airport before boarding the flight to Zagreb. On arrival your coach will take you to the hotel for a six-night stay.
Evening: a light snack provided in your room upon the late arrival at the hotel.
Morning: one of Europe’s smallest capital cities and a former capital of the historic region of Carniola, Ljubljana is known as the City of Palaces, with its ornate art nouveau architecture. A guided tour is included, followed by lunch.
Afternoon: take the funicular with fellow travellers to the castle (at own cost) for spectacular views over the city before returning to Bled.
Evening: welcome drink followed by dinner with a drink in the hotel.
3 Carinthian Austria
Morning: Austria and Slovenia are separated by the Karavanke Mountains. A short scenic drive via the Ljubelj mountain pass leads to the Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt, where there will be time to explore and have lunch (at own cost). The province has over 200 lakes and is known as the Austrian Riviera. You will return to Bled over the Wurzen Pass, with stunning views of the Julian Alps.
Afternoon: return to the hotel in the mid-afternoon to enjoy its facilities.
Evening: Slovene wine tasting in a village wine cellar, followed by dinner and folklore show in a local restaurant.
4 New Year's Eve - Bled and Island
Morning: a relaxed late morning start with a horse and carriage ride around the lake, followed by a traditional wooden ‘Pletna’ boat ride across to the island church for included coffee and cake. Afterwards you can ring the famous bell to make your New Year’s wishes come true!
Afternoon: return to the hotel to rest and use the facilities before the evening celebrations.
Evening: join your fellow travellers for included pre-dinner drinks before the hotel’s gala celebration evening with live music and dancing
5 New Year’s Day - Postojna Caves & Lipica Stud Farm
Morning: a visit to the easily accessible network of caves with a thrilling train ride. Marvel at the great halls and huge underground formations developed over millions of years by tiny drops of water.
Afternoon: Lipica, the stud farm where the famous stallions were first bred during the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Tour of the stables to see the stallions and then watch a magnificent dressage performance.
Evening: dinner with a drink in the hotel.
6 Triglav National Park
Morning: a relaxing short drive through the unspoilt Triglav National Park and the serene beauty of Lake Bohinj where you will enjoy an included lunch. Today we also include a cable car ride to see the stunning scenery.
Mid-Afternoon: free to make use of the hotel’s facilities.
Evening: farewell dinner with a drink in the hotel’s á la carte restaurant.
7 Fly home
One final visit to the breakfast buffet and a last look at beautiful Bled before the drive to the airport and flight back to the UK.