Slovenia Castle and History Self Guided Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy your vacation and discover sights at your own pace.
  • Admire Predjama castle, a strange mixture of natural cave and cliff, and learn about the legendary "robber baron" Erazem
  • Go underground to discover the remains of an ancient Roman city
  • Explore romantic ruins of the mighty castle of Celje
Overview
Slovenia is a land of rich history and a large number of medieval castles. You will discover many great sights and go off the beaten track. This tour is perfect for those who wish to discover these sites at their own pace.
What to Expect
One of the best ways to explore Slovenia is by car - you don't have to worry about public transport timetables, you can easily reach places off the beaten track, and distances are small. This is perfect for self drive holidays where you can explore the land according to your wishes and at your own pace. You will stay in the capital city of Ljubljana which is an ideal starting point for exploring the country. This itinerary is a suggested tour of Slovenia, prepared by local experts.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival at Ljubljana airport

Pick-up your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel in Ljubljana

Free time to explore the city and overnight

DAY 2: CELJE and PTUJ

After breakfast drive through hops growing Savinjska dolina to Celje. En route make a stop at Sempeter and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman necropolis. Drive to Celje Castle and enjoy the view of the city below. Take time for a nice walk around the old medieval town, and explore the remains of the Roman city of Celeia beneath the Princely Palace. You can also explore other museum exhibitions, such as Counts of Celje, Roman Lapidary and Cultural History collection in Old Counts Mansion. There you can also enjoy famous painting Ceiling of Celje. Drive to Ptuj - the oldest town in Slovenia. Go to Ptuj castle and explore its many interesting exhibitions, such as the weapons, musical instruments and traditional carnival masks collections. You will also learn about the history and development of Castle Hill dating from 5th millenium BC to today.

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

  DAY 3: PIRAN, POSTOJNA CAVE, PREDJAMA CASTLE

After breakfast drive to the picturesque town of Piran, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Adriatic, and enjoy a casual stroll, admiring its architecture and sights. You can also visit the Maritime Museum of Piran or enjoy the view from high medieval city walls.
Discover the world famous Postojna Cave and enjoy a train ride inside this radical and exciting place - truly unique underground experience.
Explore impregnable medieval Predjama Castle, built in the mouth of the cave. Learn about the incredible legend of Knight Erazem of Predjama, and about the year long siege of the castle.

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

DAY 4: AJDOVSKI GRADEC, RAJHENBURG, PODSREDA

After breakfast enjoy a ride to Ajdovski gradec near the town of Sevnica - hometown of Melania Trump. Explore the remains of late antiquity fortified settlement. Drive to Brestanica and visit Rajhenburg Castle. The first castle here was built in 895 AD, and now it boasts a number of Romanesque and Gothic architectural elements. You will enjoy the Romanesque chapel, Gothic Chapel, Romanesque Hall and much more. Then drive to Podsreda Castle - a little known pearl among the castles. 

Drive back to Ljubljana and overnight.

DAY 5: LJUBLJANA

Breakfast. Free time to explore the city. Drive to Ljubljana airport and return your rental car.

The tour can be adapted to your wishes.
What's Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in a double or twin room in a hotel in Ljubljana
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 5 days car rental - economy class, manual gear, unlimited kms, • Insurances (CDW and AT)
  • Vignette (road toll fee)
What's Not Included
  • Entrance and parking fees
  • Potential rent a car extras
  • Meals and drinks other than stated
  • Personal expenses
  • Fuel
  • City tax in hotels (approx. 1.27 Euros per person per day)
  • Flight ticket
Meeting Point

Ljubljana Airport (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Price is based on minimum 2 adults (VAT included) sharing a twin/double room in hotels
• All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties
• Details of car rental pick-up, drop off and other travel details will be provided a week before the start of the tour

• Car rental conditions:
* Minimum drivers age is 21. The driver must present a valid photo ID (passport or identity card) and have a valid drivers licence
* Terms and conditions of the car hire company apply for hire cars. Most car hire companies require a deposit (ranging from 600 - 1200 EUR or more, depending on the car chosen) at the start of the rental to cover the liability excess and any charges incurred during the rental. * A valid major credit card will be required in most cases. Provided the car and extras are returned in the same state as rented, and in accordance with the fuel policy, this deposit will be refunded.

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