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  Istra & Truffles 4 Day / 3 Night Land Tour   from $1,099 + tax  
  From/to Venice, Italy or Ljubljana, Slovenia ∙ departures March 15 - November 30, 2012
  Tour by private car/van with English-speaking driver-escort

Piran, Slovenia

Groznjan, Croatia


3 nights hotel accommodations in Portoroz, Slovenia

Round trip transfers Venice or Ljubljana
Full breakfast daily, 1 dinner and 1 lunch
Wine and mineral water with lunch and dinner
All ground transportation by private car/van
Fully escorted by multi-lingual driver/guide
All daily sightseeing as described
All luggage handling
 Sightseeing Highlights
Portoroz & Piran, Slovenia seaside resorts
Opatija, Croatia - coastal resort of royalty
Motovun & Groznjan - truffle region artist villages
Ljubljana, Slovenia baroque capital city
Lake Bled alpine village
  Day-by-day itinerary
Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

Day 1, Piran / Portoroz, Slovenia
You'll be met in Venice, Italy (or Ljubljana, Slovenia) and transferred by a scenic drive past Trieste and along the coast to the predestrianized, artist village of Piran on the Adriatic coast still surrounded by 7-12th century walls. Enjoy a walking tour with small apertif. On to Portoroz (Port of Roses), Slovenia for check-in your seaview hotel (10 min drive). Free time to enjoy the activities and scenery of the resort. This evening you'll stroll with your local host to a favorite waterfront, restaurant for a sumptuous dinner with wine. On the way back to the hotel you may wish to try your luck at the casino that is within walking or taxi distance of your hotel, (bring your passport necessary for the casino entrance) or return directly to the hotel. Overnight Portoroz. (D,O) )

Day 2, Opatija - Motovun - Groznjan, Croatia
Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a full day tour in the Istra region, visting the royalty vacation beach resort of Opatija and the quaint stone villages of Motovun and Groznjan where many artists live and perform their crafts. Included is delightful farm lunch in a specialty truffles restaurant of the area with a scenic panoramic overlook. Return to Porotroz for overnight. (B,L,O)

Day 3, Ljubljana - Bled, Slovenia
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, surrounded by the Julian Alps. You'll have a some free time after a walking tour of the colorful old town with its Baroque Town Hall, the three-bridges and charming open-air market. Afterward you'll head into the mountains to the charming pristine village of Lake Bled, often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region, you'll understand why when you visit its emerald-green lake, the church on the island in the middle of the lake and photograph the medieval 11th-century castle perched high on a cliff above the lake. Late afternoon returning to Portoroz for overnight. (B,O)

Day 4, Depart Slovenia
Early morning departure to the airport in time for your departing flight from either Venice or Ljubljana. (B)

Key: B=Breakfast; S=Snack; L=Lunch; D=Dinner; O=Overnight

 Additional Information
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  2012 Starting Dates
All Season March 15 to November 30, 2012
 2012 Rates in US Dollars
    per person based on double occupancy rooms (2 in a room)
    Based on minimum 4 pax
traveling together
  Based on minimum 2 pax
traveling together
First-class centrally located hotel   $ 1,099   $ 1,549
  spaceAdditional taxes & service charges   125   125
Surcharge if upgrading hotels        
  Superior first-class centrally located   299   299
  Luxury centrally located   799   799
Single room supplement - add 50% to rate
Triple room reduction - deduct 10% of rate

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