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 - Portoroz. 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 Portoroz.
Day 5: Portoroz - Soca Valley* - Kranjska Gora - Villach (Austria). Drive to the Soca valley. An azure coloured mountain river is famous for fly-fishing and white water rafting. It is here that the biggest mountain battle in human history took place in the First World War. A visit to the award winning museum will show the battle where Hemingway and Rommel were also present. We will cross the picturesque mountain pass and later cross into Austria and have an overnight in the centre of the typical south-Austrian village Villach.
Day 6: Villach - Salzburg. Drive along the highway up north towards Salzburg. We will visit the salt mines. The city of Mozart, The Sound of Music is full of music and has a beautiful old town. Famous landmarks are Mozart's house, the biggest castle in Europe and the trick fountains of Hellbrunn palace.
Day 7: Salzburg - Linz - Vienna. Drive past the Salzburg to Linz and visit of the old town. From here we will follow the path of Danube river and visit an interesting Monastery of Melk before arriving to Vienna. Walk in the old town around St. Stephen's cathedral. In the evening a visit to the typical concert as a combination of Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven music.
Day 8: Vienna. Morning sightseeing of the city including Schoenbrunn palace, Hundertwasser house and Prater amusement park.
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