Day 1: Airport - Ljubljana. Ljubljana, is the capital of Slovenia and a very charming small city, nestled between the Castle hill and the river of the same name. It is of Roman origin, but most of the buildings are from baroque and art deco era. It is a vivid place and also boasts the biggest shopping mall in Central Europe.
Day 2: Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Lake Bohinj - Ljubljana. Lake Bled is a true Alpine pearl. The lake with a castle atop the cliff and an island with a church, famous for its wish-fulfilling bell is a perfect setup for those who want to enjoy some tranquility. Nearby Lake Bohinj is even more pristine as it is already a part of the National park.
Day 3: Ljubljana - Postojna Cave - Stanjel - Piran - Portoroz. Postojna cave is the most visited cave in the world and the only one where a train takes you in. It is also the site where a very unusual amphibian called »human fish« lives. Stanjel or Stone town is where the Karst region starts (this is the original Karst, after which all similar types of terrain around the world got its name – here in a small area of Slovenia there are over 10.000 caves). A walk through the Venetian looking town of Piran is a must and nearby Portoroz (Port of Roses) is a touristic village. We will sleep in the hotel at the coast where you will be able to enjoy the most comprehensive spa and wellness facilities in Europe.
Day 4: Portoroz - Miramare Castle - Lipica Stud Farm - Ljubljana. Just a stone-throw away from Portorose is Italian port of Trieste. Here we will admire the Miramare castle, an expression of love constructed by Austro-hungarian prince. Back in Slovenia we will enjoy the performance of high dressage techniques in Lipica, a 430 year old stud farm, which is the original stud farm of lipizzaner horses (these are the horses that perform in a Spanish Dressage school in Vienna). Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 5: Ljubljana - Vienna - Bratislava. Drive past Maribor, the second biggest town of Slovenia and Graz, the second biggest town in Austria, to Vienna. Sightseeing of the once emperial city with many palaces and museums, such as Hofburg, Schoenbrunn and possibly shopping in the centre. In the evening a boat ride (from May to October only) along the Danube river to a nearby capital of Slovakia is a nice experience. Overnight in Bratislava.
Note: Alternatively it is possible to fly from Ljubljana straight to Prague OR drive there directly (in this case a stop could be in Cesky Budjejovice and then the next day on to Cesky Krumlov and/or Hluboka castle before arriving to Prague)
Day 6: Bratislava – Brno - Prague. Morning sightseeing of Bratislava then on via Brno to Prague. Stroll in the old town, dinner (possibly in a typical pub or on the boat floating on the Vltava river).
Day 7: Prague. Visit of Hradcany castle and Old Town with famous Clock tower, Karl's Bridge, etc. Free for shopping in the evening.
Day 8: Prague. Departure to the airport.
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