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Central Slovenia Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Central Slovenia Cruises & boat tours

From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

1. From Istria: Venice Day Trip with High Speed Catamaran

Get a taste of Venice in a hassle-free manner on this full-day tour. Marvel at the city's museums, churches, and palaces, take a gondola ride in the canals, or sit back and soak up the city in a cafe', bar, or restaurant.  Start your day with check-in at the port of departure. Choose from either Porec, Rovinj and Pula in Croatia, or Piran in Slovenia. Once you finish the check-in, begin your Venice experience. On the vessel, choose any seat you like and relax in comfort. While crossing the Adriatic Sea, receive an interesting explanation of Venice, its history, all the dos and don'ts in the city, what to expect, and any optional extras you can opt to take once there with your guides. Upon arrival in Venice at San Basilio, walk to the center with your guides, or embark on an optional guided transfer to St. Mark's Square. Hear special stories of the city while avoiding the hot summer sun. Gather at St. Mark's Square for your free guided tour of the square to help you appreciate Venice even more. After this, enjoy ample free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, take a walk in one of the many alleys, or sip a Bellini in one of the beautiful piazzas (squares). Alternatively, visit one of the many museums, churches or palazzos; your Venice experience is for you to create. Choose to join an optional gondola ride or have your guides organize a lunch for you to make your experience even more hassle-free. Later, head back to the port. Walk with the guides or take an optional water taxi ride through the Grand Canal and see the Rialto Bridge and all the palazzos en route. Embark upon your return journey aboard the catamaran, and sit back, relax, and reflect upon a wonderful day in Venice.

From Koper: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

2. From Koper: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Koper or Piran, and then make your way to Postojna Cave to explore one of the world's largest karst cave formations. Journey through the magical underworld by electric train to discover a fantastic network of passages and halls of astonishing diversity. Keep a look out for the resident olm – an exclusively cave-dwelling aquatic salamander. Continue to the idyllic village of Predjama to explore the imposing castle perched on the middle of a vertical 123-meter cliff. Get stunning views of the Lokva River as it disappears beneath the castle. Learn about the building techniques of the Middle Ages and hear the legend of the castle's most notorious owner, the baron robber Erazem of Predjama! Explore the story of the 15th-century siege and other historical facts about this extraordinary monument and testimony to the resourcefulness of the people of medieval times.

Ljubljana: Tour the Works of Plečnik with River Cruise

3. Ljubljana: Tour the Works of Plečnik with River Cruise

Gain insight into the work, and even the soul of Jože Plečnik. Explore the places and objects that formed an important part of the master architect's everyday life. See his playful streetlamps, his favorite coffeeshop, his office, his room, and more. Understand Plečnik's plans and visions, both on land and water with a river cruise on the Ljubljana river. Experience firsthand the land and water axis with masterpieces that are now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Live and breathe the master with a lesson in Plečnik's office, sipping his favorite coffee in an intimate atrium, counting his original streetlamps, and trying a new virtual reality tour of his masterpieces. See some hidden and less known corners and have the door opened to exclusive locations normally closed to the public. Picnic in his garden. Get to know, piece by piece, one of Europe's greatest twentieth-century architects.

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Wonderful experience.

We enjoyed our tour immensely. Our guide Malina told us things about the area and country. It would be nice if there were some way to enhance the loudness when she spoke, as she was soft spoken and hard to hear above the car noises. Postojna was really beautiful. Our guide stayed outside as we went in for both this and the castle. That was not a problem as we had an English-speaking guide from the cave staff who gave us information as we toured the cave. And the castle had English audio devices. The cave is huge and stock full of gorgeous formations. The train ride was fun. We really enjoyed it. Predjama castle was super cool. We really enjoyed touring it and listening to the pre-recorded handheld audio tour given us at the castle. Fascinating history. All in all, well worth the money.

Great tour not to be missed

This was a great pick when we where cruising in Slovenia. It was so easy to locate the staff when we got off the ship and our tour guide was very friendly and informative as we drove to our destinations. One tip - make sure you take some warm clothes for the Caves as it is very cold. We had to hire a coat/cape at €4 each (so we all looked like something out of the Hobbit!!) but it did the job. Would defiantly recommend booking before you go if you are cruising.

Leon was fantastic, he was informative and fun. He obviously loves his country and was enthusiastic to share that with us. The castle and caves are a must see and if you're lucky enough to have Leon as your guide you are sure to enjoy your day.

I unbelievable. A must see for anyone in the area.