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Family Active in Slovenia

8 days Slovenia, Europe
Adventure level: 
4. Demanding
4
2
Family Holidays | Min age 7yrs
Trip code: 
ZMFS
Trip Highlights: 
Explore the Postojna Cave network, offering much more than a cave tour
Raft over the rugged rapids, gates and pools of the Sava Dolinka River
Cycle through mountain pastures to outstanding lookouts in Triglav National Park
Bring together the family as a team and solve puzzles in an exciting Escape Room experience
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £1,166 Adult £1,296
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
Prices without flights from
Child £830 Adult £922
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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Itinerary

Trip Highlights: 
Explore the Postojna Cave network, offering much more than a cave tour
Raft over the rugged rapids, gates and pools of the Sava Dolinka River
Cycle through mountain pastures to outstanding lookouts in Triglav National Park
Bring together the family as a team and solve puzzles in an exciting Escape Room experience
Trip Overview: 

Treat the family to the fairytayle-like wonder of Slovenia, complete with sparkling emerald lakes, romantic island churches and medieval castles just waiting to be explored. Hike lush trails on Mt Vogel, go mountain biking alongside the Radovna River in Triglav National Park, and hold on to your paddles on a rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka. Along with all this adventure, there’s plenty of free time to discover this spectacular part of Slovenia with the family.

Day
1

Bled

After boarding our flight in London we arrive in to Bled and take the short transfer to our accommodation for the week.Zivjo! Welcome to Slovenia. Known as ‘Europe in Miniature’, tiny Slovenia has a huge heart and a wealth of diversity. The soaring Julian Alps capture a touch of Switzerland, the radiating coastline oozes Mediterranean charm, and Bled’s island church appears to have come straight out of a fairytale. Ease into things with a welcome meeting (usually taking place at 6pm – please look out for a message near reception), where you’ll get acquainted with the rest of the group. The evening is spent at leisure exploring the streets of Bled. Sit back and take in the postcard-perfect views before you get active this week. Tonight perhaps head out as a group for a meal at a traditional restaurant.Villa Kolinska 

Day
2

Mount Vogel

After breakfast, join the group for an orientation walk through the picturesque town of Bled. With its emerald-coloured lake, complete with a church on an island right in the middle of it, dense green mountains and rocky cliff tops. It’s hard to take a bad photo here. In the late morning take a short bus journey to Lake Bohinj (approximately 30 minutes), the largest permanent glacial lake in the country. Here you’ll take the cable car to the top of Mt Vogel, located within Triglav National Park. The upper station lies above 1,500 metres, from where you'll enjoy a hike along lush trails, looking down to the valley where deep green meets endless blue. Depending on weather conditions you will head south towards the peak of Šija. Return to Bled for the evening.

Notes: The trail will be chosen according to weather conditions and the ability of the group.

Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

Day
3

Vintgar Gorge

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading to Vintgar Gorge.
The Radovna river cuts the Vintgar gorge deep between the hills of Hom and Boršt. The gorge is flanked by steep slopes overgrown with beech forests. 
In the afternoon, soothe weary bones with a trip to the Živa Wellness Centre for three hours of divine bliss, soaking in the thermal pools. This is ranked among Slovenia's best wellness centres. 
Back in Bled, soak up the lovely lake views at night.

 Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

Day
4

Bled

Today is a free day for you to explore all that Bled and the surrounding area has to offer. Still want to be active? Perhaps cycle the 6 kilometre bike path that circles the lake. This scenic ride passes some impressive villas, mostly from the beginning of the 19th century, including the former residence of ‘soft dictator’ Josip Tito. Perhaps enjoy an Emerald River Adventure within Triglav National Park, or try your hand at canyoning. Maybe wander around Bled at your own pace and take a dip in the lake. An option not to be missed is a Pletna boat ride (a wooden, awning-covered boat rowed by a special oarsman) to the island on Lake Bled – climb up the 99 steps to St Mary's Church and ring the wishing bell. Be sure to seek out the famous Bled cream cake, which isn’t hard; nearly every cafe and cake shop in town claims that theirs is the best.

 Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

 

Day
5

Lipica and Postojna Caves

Travel by private minivan to Lipica where we visit the home of the famous Lipizzaner horses, explore the grounds of the famous farm and be captivated by their stories and the importance of the Lipizzaner horses in Slovenian history. 
After lunch we will head to the Postojna Caves, a wonderfully impressive cave network, the second longest cave system in Slovenia and is without a doubt one of the most impressive cave systems in the world. It's 24 kilometers of passages, galleries and magnificent halls offering a unique experience of the underground world. The temperature in the caves is around 8 to 10 degrees Celsius so dress appropriately. 
We will return to out hotel in Bled for the evening. 

Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

 

Day
6

Rafting on Sava Dolinka River

Pack your swimming gear and towel for a rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka River. After a short drive from Bled you will enter the river at Piskovca. A professional river guide will lead the group through rapids, gates and pools. You’ll spend around 1.5 hours on the beautiful water of the river that diagonally crosses the whole country. You’ll pass alpine scenery, cypress tree, and navigate giant moss-covered boulders and fun rapids all the way down river to Lancovo. No doubt you’ll want to jump into the fresh water. From Lancovo it’s a short drive back to Bled. After your active morning, maybe reward yourself with another cream cake. Invented in the kitchens of Hotel Park in 1953 by Ištvan Lukačevič, chef of the hotel's confectionery store, more than 10 million kremsnita have been baked at the hotel's patisserie since its invention. Later, maybe dine on sausages or fresh fish with a side of the local vino. Luckily, Slovenia only exports a small amount of their wine, keeping the best local. 

 Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

 

Day
7

Bled

After breakfast take part in an exciting Escape Room experience in Bled. This relatively new phenomenon is where groups of friends or families enter a room and need to solve clues to discover the key that will allow them to escape! It's a great opportunity to work together as a family to see how quickly you can get out. 
The afternoon is free to discuss tactics, debate who cracked the puzzle first and who deserved to stay locked in the room, perhaps over another of Bled's sweet delicacies.

Villa Kolinska - Breakfast included

Day
8

Bled

This trip comes to an end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. If you would like to extend your stay in Bled we are happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Please speak to your booking agent.

Breakfast included

 

 

Hiking

Take the cable car to the top of Mt Vogel, located within Triglav National Park. The upper station lies above 1,500 metres, from where you'll enjoy a hike along lush trails, looking down to the valley where deep green meets endless blue. Depending on weather conditions you will head south towards the peak of Šija.

River rafting

Pack your swimming gear and towel for a rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka River. After a short drive from Bled you will enter the river at Piskovca.

Bled

The mountainous backdrop, stunning lake, and impressive cliff-top fortress all combine to make Bled a wonderful place to visit and a delight of Slovenia.

Travel by train to Lipica

Visit the home of the famous Lipizzaners horseswhere we visit the home of the famous Lipizzaners horses and be captivated by their stories and their importance in Slovenian history.

Our Family active in Slovenia trip is just one of our many Europe Family tours. To find out more visit our Europe holidays page.

What's included: 

Transport - Minibus, train

Accommodation - Guesthouse (7nts)

Meals - 7 breakfasts.

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