Take your time. Experience culture and nature in Slovenia!

 

Experience Slovenian Incoming Workshop – SIW 2018 – with a tour of your choice. We help foreign partners of Slovenian tourism get to know the special features of their choice. Pick your tour. Please register on time! 

First time with us? Get to know Slovenia even before your business meetings start!

2-day excursion / 6 – 7 June 2018 

General study tour: ICONS OF SLOVENIAN TOURISM

On your journey from the capital to the Karst, from the sea to the Alps, you will be discovering, along with landscape diversity, the capital of Slovenia, major natural and cultural sights, and destinations for relaxation and active holidays.

  • Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016,
  • Postojna Cave, the underground kingdom of Karst,
  • Piran and Portorož, seaside jewels,
  • Lipica, the cradle of white horses,
  • Bled, an iconic island with a wishing bell in the middle of an Alpine lake,
  • Kranjska Gora, famous mountain resort in the Julian Alps and the host of the SIW 2018.

 

Icons of Slovenian tourism will first reveal the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016. Let us take a walk through the city centre, which is entirely closed for motorised traffic and ideal for admiring vivid architecture and the green embankments of the Ljubljanica River.

Our next goal will be the cave train in the Postojna Cave Park, the underground kingdom of stalagmites and stalactites. We discover a misty underground kingdom with more than 10,000 caves.

We will continue to the Adriatic coast, to the mediaeval and romantic town of Piran, the hometown of the eminent violinist Giuseppe Tartini and later on to the lively and cosmopolitan Portorož, that will bring back memories of the golden age of Austro-Hungarian high society.

The next day we will go to Lipica, where many centuries ago a story of love, pride and beauty began. Lipizzan horses are the pride of Slovenia and Lipica Stud Farm is one of the world’s oldest stud farms.

In the second part of the day we will visit the only Slovenian island – Bled Island, located in the middle of an emerald Alpine Lake. Visitors can visit Bled island by a traditional boat known as a pletna. The image of paradise is completed by Bled Castle atop a high cliff above the lakeshore.

Our tour will finish in Kranjska Gora, a famous mountain resort in the heart of Julian Alps and this year`s host of Slovenian Incoming Workshop.

We reserve the right to change or modify the routes.

The programme of the tour is subject to change, in accordance with your first overnight (Ljubljana/Portorož).

POST-SIW Thematic Study Tours

 Are you looking for some even more beautiful views? Get to know the nature and culture of the Alps!

1-day excursion / 9 June 2018 

THE CHALLENGING BEAUTY OF KRANJSKA GORA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS  

 

In Kranjska Gora each season is charming in its own way.

Kranjska Gora was a shepherd’s settlement in the 14th century. Since then, it became one of the best skiing and winter destinations in Slovenia.

Our first stop will be in Planica, a picturesque Alpine valley on the edge of Triglav National Park with a rich tradition of Nordic skiing. Planica is the traditional venue for the finals of the Ski Jumping World Cup visited by over 10.000 people every year.

We will continue our discovering of Kranjska Gora at Lake Zelenci, where we will take a walk along a special wooden footpath to the lake and its marshy surroundings.

After Zelenci we will drive towards Vršič pass, with his 1611 m highest mountain road pass in eastern Julian Alps.  At the top we will make a stop for an unforgettable view of the Julian Alps peaks and a lunch in one of the mountain huts.

After lunch we will drive to the idyllic Alpine village Mojstrana, a former mining and ironwork settlement. In Mojstrana we will choose between two different activities – visit of the Slovenian mountaineering museum or Via Ferrata Grančišče walking tour.

 

How to experience green Slovenia? Through activities involving the greatest natural special features.

2-day excursion / 9 – 10 June 2018

Green & Active study tour: FROM THE VALLEY OF THE EMERALD RIVER TO UNESCO HERITAGE

Experience light hikes and activities, pleasures and surprises in the valley of one of the best preserved rivers in the Alps and in a city with mining heritage, which is inextricably linked with the splendour of nature and the Idrija geopark. 

  • Bohinj railway, the most beautiful railway in Slovenia
  • enchanting Goriška Brda,
  • Idrija, UNESCO World Heritage site,
  • green SIW picnic at Dvor Jezeršek not far from Ljubljana's airport.

How to experience green Slovenia? Through activities involving the greatest natural special features.

“All aboooard!” for the most beautiful experience on the Bohinj Railway – a ride on the museum train.  The train will take us through the picturesque Bohinj railway line Transalpinia, which is over a hundred years old and in the past served as the most important link between Trieste, Vienna and Prague. The pristine nature will proudly reveal its charm along this journey and we will enter the world of active adventures and unforgettable memories.

After lunch we will continue towards the land of vine-rich hills and red cherries – Goriška Brda. Green vineyards twist and turn everywhere, along with olive trees and orchards, which bloom every spring, covering Brda with cherry and peach blossoms.

After the overnight in Goriška Brda, we will visit Idrija and its mercury mine, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This place of mining and lacemaking tradition amazes visitors with its abundance of technical, cultural and natural heritage. 

 

 Where will you be welcomed by healthy Slovenia? At spas and health resorts!

2-day excursion / 9 – 10 June 2018 

Healthy study tour: WELLNESS TOUR

Experience the beneficial effects of health-promoting Slovenia for yourself: explore what the selected health resorts and wellness centres of this land that is rich in thermo-mineral waters have to offer. Already the Romans trusted the beneficial powers of these natural sources!

  • Thermana Laško, thermal springs with mysterious power,
  • Rogaška Slatina, 400-years of tradition,
  • Terme Olimia, the first selfness destination in Slovenia,
  • Dolenjske Toplice, green region and thermal water,
  • Novo mesto, capital of Dolenjska region,
  • green SIW picnic at Dvor Jezeršek not far from Ljubljana's airport.

Slovenia is a land of healthy waters. Springs of natural thermal and mineral water with proven beneficiary effects are dispersed all over the country. Centuries ago, these healthy waters enabled the flourishing of Slovenian natural spas with top-quality health centres and wellness programmes.

On our tour we will first explore Thermana Laško, devoted to a development of affordable tourism, and its special waters, source of health and well-being. We will continue our journey through picturesque scenery all the way to Rogaška Slatina, a spa resort with a superior medical centre located in the middle of its parks and next to Donat Mg spring, which is rich of natural magnesium.

After lunch, we will indulge in the wellness pleasures of Terme Olimia, the first selfness destination in Slovenia.

The next day the path will lead us to Dolenjske toplice health resort and Novo mesto town, a true archaeological gem and the hub of the Dolenjska region, embraced by the Krka river.

What is the taste of Slovenian culture? Combine the experience of gastronomic specialties with city sightseeing.

2-day excursion / 9 – 10 June 2018

Culture study tour: CULTURE STUDY TOUR WITH AUTHENTIC TASTE

The delicacies characteristic of individual regions are as diverse as Slovenia's various landscapes. Slovenia’s close connection with nature, which may be observed at every step in the culture of towns, places, and villages, is reflected on the plate! You should check it for yourself!

  • Radol’ca, honestly sweet,
  • Žiče Charterhouse, the oldest charterhouse in Central Europe,
  • Maribor, the city of wine, culture and friendly people,
  • Ptuj, a medieval gem and Slovenia’s oldest city,
  • Žalec, the Land of Green Gold,
  • green SIW picnic at Dvor Jezeršek not far from Ljubljana's airport.

 

What is the taste of Slovenian culture? Combine the experience of gastronomic specialties with city sightseeing.

 

First stop on the Culture with Authentic Taste tour will be Radol'ca, the centre of Slovenian apiculture, boasting beautiful medieval buildings dating as far back as the 14th century. From Radol’ca the road will take us towards the Eastern part of Slovenia, to the mysterious Žiče Charterhouse, the oldest charterhouse in Central Europe, founded in the 12th century. After that we will experience the authentic taste of Slovenia. After all – in Slovenia we say, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach!

After lunch we will continue to the capital of Štajerska region and Slovenia’s second largest city – Maribor. Maribor, full of cultural sights and beautiful spots, is also home to the oldest vine in the world, listed in the Guinness Book of Records. 

The next morning, we will visit Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj, where we will visit the oldest wine cellar in the country and in the afternoon, we will stop at Žalec – the Slovenian brewing capital with the more than 150-year-old brewing tradition and the first beer fountain in the world.

We reserve the right to change or modify the routes.

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SLOVENIAN TOURIST BOARD
Dimičeva 13, SI-1504 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Tel: +386 (0) 1 589 85 41
Fax: +386 (0) 1 589 85 60
E-mail: siw@slovenia.info 

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