This morning, after your ship arrives in the port of Koper, you will meet your guide and driver for the full-day exploration of Slovenia’s highlights.
Today you will enjoy a private tour of Skocjan Cave. This cave system was formed by the Reka River and has been on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites since 1986. You will begin your guided tour at the Visitors’ Center and walk to the man-made entry into the Globocak Collapse Doline. From there your guide will take you through the Silent Cave (Tiha jama), the massive cave where the Reka river flows and the Tominc Cave (Tominceva jama), before accessing the surface again. The little hike to the waterfall once you exit the caves is not to be missed! Please note that the temperature inside the cave is around 50 degrees. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Later continue for a visit of the charming Alpine lake towns of Bled and Bohinj. We suggest a walk around the lake and a traditional boat ride to the Baroque Church of the Assumption, which stands in the middle of an islet. Some hundred steps lead from the island’s dock to the church.
On your way to Bohinj, you may want to enjoy a truly unique experience, a visit to one of the beekeepers in Slovenia. Beekeeping is one of the country’s oldest traditional professions and honey is a real trademark of Slovenia. During your visit, the beekeeper will tell you about their bees, the history and process in the region, and will introduce you to the different varieties of honey.
Afterward, you will proceed to the beautiful Bohinj region, which is divided into the Upper and Lower Bohinj Valley. There are twenty-four typical Alpine villages in these two valleys. In the Upper Valley by the lake Bohinj, you may decide to visit the gothic St. John the Baptist Church, which has well-preserved frescoes from the 15th and the 16th Centuries. The journey continues with a cable car ride to the mountain Vogel (5.000 ft), from where there is a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding parts of the Julian Alps.
Your driver will take you back to Koper and your ship in time for its sailing.
Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (10 Hours)