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UPCOMING: July 15, 2018

Sensational Slovenia

A Tour of The Alps’ Sunny Gay Side

DESCRIPTION

Savour the many facets of this emerging European hotspot, starting with a few chic nights in private wooden huts at a holistic spa retreat. We’ve also planned a boat ride or stand up paddle on the most stunning Slovenian Lake, a leisurely afternoon and evening in Slovenian wine country, an authentic farm-to-table meal, and even a bike-ride with a picnic lunch in the nation’s biggest marsh. Our escape wraps up in Ljubljana, the nation’s capital, where you’ll get to experience Slovenia’s gay nightlife.

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 6 Days/5 nights
Starts In: Ljubljana
Ends In: Llubljana
Group Size: Min 6, Max 20
Deposit: $750 USD
Prices (USD): Based on double occupancy
Physical Rating: 3/5
Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel (3 nts) & Glamping (2 nts)

DEPARTURES & PRICES:

July 15, 2018 to July 20, 2018 - 3295.00 USD

HIGHLIGHTS

• See the magnificent ‘karstic’ formations of the Postojna Cave
• ‘Glamp’ in a private wooden hut with your own wood-burning hot tub
• Tour both Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled
• Try your hand at making (and tasting) authentic Slovenian cheese
• Ride an authentic local ‘pletna’ boat to Bled Island
• Spend a day in the Goriška Brda wine region
• Cycle through the Ljublana Marshes, with an included picnic lunch
• Experience the gay life of Ljubljana with our local friends!
• Feast on the best cuisine in the country

AREA MAP

ITINERARY:

Zdravo – that’s hello in Slovenian! Our tour kicks off bright and early with a meeting in our centrally located Opatija hotel. Our private transfer will then bring us to the famed Postojna Caves, where nothing more than water has carved surreal ‘karstic' formations into the fusible stone, and over 5 kilometres of tunnels await. Here, we have a private tour of the caves, and Predjama Castle before we break for an optional lunch in the caves’ namesake town. We’ll then head for Bled and check in to our ruggedly chic accommodations for some Slovenian ‘glamping'. You’ll have the afternoon to get comfortable before a relaxing Welcome Dinner. Tonight, retire to your private wooden hut for a well deserved first night of rest, enjoy your wood-burning hot tub, or join the group by the bonfire.

Wake up and smell the Slovenian coffee! We’ll skip breakfast at the resort and head to a local family farm for coffee/pastries and cheese tasting. You’ll also get to try making some of their local dairy delicacy yourself (churn baby, churn!). Then, we’ll take a stunning cable-car ride to Vogel ski resort where we’ll enjoy some goulash, and some spectacular views. After this, we head to Bohinj Lake where you have a choice ahead of you: a local electric boat tour, kayak, or stand up paddle board. Tonight’s dinner is optional, as is the communal bonfire.

Another day, another body of water! This morning the best of Lake Bled awaits, including a guided tour of Bled Castle. This will be followed by a ride to Bled Island’s church and tower aboard a local ‘pletna' boat. After returning to land we’ll transfer to Ljublana for a light lunch and a private walking tour of the city. We’ll then have some downtime at our hotel before heading to Ljubljana Castle for some insight into this medieval city, followed by dinner prepared by one of the best chefs in Slovenia. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy a local bar, or your incredibly cozy bed.

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel at your leisure, as this morning is free to explore Ljubljana on your own. Early this afternoon and evening is devoted to the Goriška Brda wine region. Our day includes views to admire from the lookout in Gonjače, a visit to the quaint village (and historic monument) Šmartno, and a private wine tasting with a boutique producer. Tonight, we’ll get a true taste of life in Slovenia with a Farm-to-Table dinner before we head back into the city for the night.

After powering up on breakfast at the hotel, gear up in your sauciest bike gear for a cycling tour of the Ljubljana Marshes – the nation’s largest – where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch. We’ve left the afternoon free to sneak in any last minute sightseeing, before we gather for a Farewell Dinner. If you’re up for a last hurrah, join us at Tiffany’s, one of the local gay clubs, for an unforgettable sendoff with our local friends!

Aside from breakfast at the hotel, there are no activities planned today. Private transfers to the airport will be included, and we wish you safe travels. If you’re continuing to Croatia for our 6th Annual Southern Dalmatia Gay Cruise, we’ll have a private group transfer departing this morning for Zagreb.

• Local Tour Guide + OUT Adventures Group Leader
• Private, air-conditioned transportation 
• 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
• Private tours of Postojna Cave, Lake Bohinj & boat ride, Lake Bled, Bled Castle, Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle, Goriška Brda wine region, Biking tour to Ljubljana marshes with picnic, Gay night out in Ljubljana with locals.

• Arrival and departure transfers to/from accommodations booked via OUT Adventures 
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss. Click here for more info

• International Airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Gratuities ($100 USD approximately)

RATING:

Jason D.

Sensational Slovenia

It was a fabulous adventure! We are like kings and we participated in activities that I would probably not have booked on my own.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Ron W.

Sensational Slovenia

Slovenia is beautiful, has wonderful food, has stylish hotels, and warm and welcoming people.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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