Slovenia: Discover the Julian Alps (Self-Guided)

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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 unspoiled 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.

Tour highlights

  • Visit lush green valleys and the Julian Alps' highest peak, Triglav mountain
  • Make the most of your complimentary guest card to enjoy attractions and transport for free!
  • Marvel at beautiful mountain views at the meeting point of Italy, Slovenia and Austria
  • Enjoy one full day excursion included in your trip
  • Services of our knowledgeable reps in Bohinj and Kranjska Gora

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Day 1: UK to Lake Bohinj

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

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Lake Bohinj 

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. Take a panoramic boat across the lake followed by a visit to Savica Waterfall, which will take your breath away.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Lake Bohinj or Lake Bled

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, taste “kremšnita” cream cake - it's an absolute must if you have a sweet tooth.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Lake Bohinj to to Bovec

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 a few shops selling local produce and a few cafes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Bovec

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Bovec

Those who would like to discover about 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. It left many forts, caverns, trenches, ruins 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Bovec to Kranjska Gora

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Kranjska Gora

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Kranjska Gora

Day of leisure for 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Kranjska Gora

Day of leisure for walking, cycling or relaxing or visiting Ljubljana using local transport.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Kranjska Gora to UK

Transfer back to Ljubljana airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights from the UK 
  • All transfers between 3 resorts including train 
  • The Julian Alps Bohinj guest card
  • Services of our local reps in Bohinj and Kranjska Gora 

Your holiday excludes:

  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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★★★★Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj (3 nights) 

★★★ Hotel Alp, Bovec (3 nights)

★★★★Hotel Kompas, Kranjska Gora (4 nights)

Departure dates

  • Any Sunday throughout the summer - last departure approx 13 Sep

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

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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