(age at the date of return)

Slovenia: Discover the Julian Alps (Self-Guided)

  • Slovenia, Lake Bohinj

Discover magnificent landscapes, dramatic scenery, and the varied flora & fauna and wildlife of the Julian Alps. The majestic backdrops are formed by the jagged summits of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain (2,864m) and namesake of the country’s National Park which covers 880 sq. km. Nestled in this picturesque area are the intriguing destinations of Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and Bovec: Lake Bled’s beauty is renowned, nestled amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the dramatic snow-capped Julian Alps, and its famous tiny wooded island has become the national symbol of Slovenia. Fairy-tale Lake Bohinj enjoys one of the most picturesque and unspoilt natural settings at the foot of Mt Vogel. The small picturesque village of Kranjska Gora sits at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and Pišnica valleys against the dramatic backdrop of the Julian Alps. Bovec offers a fantastic array of activities in its idyllic valley which also was the setting for many scenes from the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film.

To book the Discover the Julian Alps tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 791 111

Itinerary 2019

Days 1 to 3 – Lake Bohinj:
Following your arrival at Ljubljana airport on Sunday you will be transferred to Hotel Jezero on shores of Lake Bohinj for your 3 nights stay on half board (buffet breakfast and dinner with free wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner). Day 2, we will join the Julian Alps excursion to enjoy the marvellous mountain scenery of the neighbouring Alpine mountains range for the day and passport is a requirement.

Day 3 at leisure to enjoy the beautiful Lake Bohinj.

Days 2 to 3 (SUMMER 2020) A couple of free days to explore the local area or further afield with your included Bohinj Guest Card – The Savica Waterfall, Mostnica Gorge or perhaps a boat ride on the Bohinj or Zlatorog boats are all great options!

Day 4: Wednesday transfer to Bovec by train from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soci.  From there a 45 min scenic taxi ride will bring you to your hotel in Bovec.

Days 4 to 6 – Bovec:
Arrive in Bovec early afternoon for your 3-night stay at the Hotel Alp a 3-star hotel on half board (buffet breakfast and dinner) and enjoy the small village with its few cafés and few shops selling local produce.

Day 5: Join the locally booked excursion (payable locally) to the majestic Boka waterfall or set on one of the many walks.

Day 6: Enjoy the local beautiful walks and hikes or many water activities (rafting or kayaking) on River Soča.  

Day 7: Saturday transfer to Kranjska Gora.

Days 7 to 11 – Kranjska Gora: arrive early afternoon for your 4-night stay at Hotel Kompas on half board (buffet breakfast and dinner) Enjoy the small village of Kranjska Gora with a coffee or beer or two surrounded with a superb view of the peaks of the beautiful mountains.

Day 8: At leisure to enjoy the resort and local walks to Lake Jasna or Zelenci nature reserve. There are many local hikes or walks to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 9: Join our local taste of Slovenia excursion for a full day of following river Soča by train, boat and coach and finishing at the largest wine cellar in Slovenia for some wine tasting and perhaps bring some back in the suitcase.

Day 10: We suggest an easy alpine walk to the village of Podkoren.

Flights are from Gatwick and Stansted to Ljubljana with EasyJet departing Sundays and return Wednesday, includes all transfers and services of local reps.

Departure dates & prices for 2019

  • Departing Sundays and return Wednesday for 10 nights
  • Prices from £989 per person
  • Single rooms available with a supplement

What’s included

  • Return flights from the UK to Ljubljana airport
  • All transfers between 3 resorts including train
  • Two full days excursions (Summer 2019)
  • One full-day excursion (Summer 2020)
  • Services of our local Reps in Bohinj and Kranjska Gora and Hotel Alp Bovec (by telephone)

Itinerary 2020

Day 1: Arrive at Ljubljana airport and transfer to Hotel Jezero on shores of Lake Bohinj. Your 3 nights stay will include half board (buffet breakfast and dinner with free wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner).

Day 2: A complimentary guest card will give you a variety of options to plan your days in and around Lake Bohinj, either walking or visiting places of interest. Freeride with a panoramic boat on the lake followed by a visit to Savica Waterfall will take your breath away.

Day 3: You can take the local bus to Lake Bled and spend the day enjoying views from the Castle or rowing to the island. Before leaving Bled, tasting “kremšnita” cream cake is a must.

Day 4: Transfer to Bovec by rail from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soči followed by a taxi for another 45 min scenic drive. You will arrive in Bovec early afternoon for your 3-night stay at the Hotel Alp a 3-star hotel on half board (buffet breakfast and dinner). This beautiful little village has few shops selling local produce and a few cafes.

Day 5: Walks and hikes or cycling trails are all well marked, and Bovec offers some of the best rafting and kayaking on the river Soča, this can be booked locally.

Day 6: Those who like to research the military history, can visit the corners and the areas of the Soča Valley, where the mighty battles used to rage during World War I which left many forts, caverns, trenches, the remains and cemeteries behind, which are now connected by The Walk of Peace. Ernest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms describes scenes of the greatest battles in this area.

Day 7: Transfer to Kranjska Gora. Arrive early afternoon for your 4-night stay at Hotel Kompas on half board (buffet breakfast and dinner) Enjoy the small village of Kranjska Gora with a selection of coffee shops all surrounded with a superb view of the peaks of the beautiful Julian Alps mountains.

Day 8: At leisure to enjoy the resort and local walks to Lake Jasna or Zelenci nature reserve. There are many local hikes or walks to enjoy at your leisure.

Day 9: Day at leisure, walking, cycling or relaxing.  Triple Border (Peč) at 1508m is a peak where Austria, Italy and Slovenia meet and offers some spectacular view of the Julian Alps.

Day 10: Join our local taste of Slovenia excursion for a full day of following river Soča by train, boat and coach and finishing at the largest wine cellar in Slovenia for some wine tasting.

Day 11: Transfer back to the airport

What is included

  • Return flights from the UK to Ljubljana airport
  • All transfers between 3 resorts including train 
  • The Julian Alps Bohinj guest card
  • One full-day excursion
  • Services of our local Reps in Bohinj and Kranjska Gora 

Your Hotel/s

4* Hotel Jezero – Bohinj (3nights)

3* Hotel Alp – Bovec (3nights)

4* Hotel Kompas – Kranjska Gora (4 nights)

Your Hotels

  • Lake Bohinj – Hotel Jezero ★★★★ (Superior room for the first 3 nights) 
  • Bovec – Hotel Alp ★★★ (3-night stay)
    Newly furnished rooms. The beautifully positioned hotel surrounded by lovely mountain views. The hotel has a restaurant where you will take your breakfast and evening meals and an inviting bar and terrace café. All rooms have bath or shower, telephone and satellite TV
  • Kranjska Gora – Hotel Kompas ★★★★ (Superior room for the final 4 nights)

Departure flights from:

  • Gatwick, Manchester & Stansted
  • Flight supplements may apply

To book the Discover the Julian Alps tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 791 111

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information
Feefo badge