The Julian Alps Of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

8 Days from £869 | May, September 869

The Italian cities of Venice and Trieste, the coastline of the Venice Gulf and the Julian Alps of Slovenia are the ingredients for this varied and interesting walking holiday. The ‘Serenissima’ – the ‘most serene’ Venetian republic, governed much of the Adriatic. The Winged Lion of St Mark, the city’s emblem, can be seen everywhere in the region – look out for it in Trieste when you travel between Italy and Slovenia. As well as a visit to Venice, there is a guided walk down into James Joyce’s Trieste, another in the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora and a third around beautiful Lake Bled high in the Alps.

The Julian Alps Of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 83%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • three nights hb in the Veneto, 4 nights hb in the Slovenian Mountains
  • excursion to Venice by boat
  • visits to Trieste and Udine
  • three varied guided walks in Italy and Slovenia

DAY ONE: Flight to Venice or Treviso airports. Transfer to your hotel (40 minutes from Venice airport, one hour from Treviso) for two nights half board accommodation in Lido di Jesolo, a resort town with 10 miles of beach.

DAY TWO: After breakfast, you set off for a full day excursion to nearby Venice. There is a 40-minute coach transfer to Punta Sabbioni for the scenic boat trip across the lagoon – you arrive close to Piazza San Marco. After a walking tour with local guide, you will have time to explore the world’s most romantic city, the city of canals and islands. You return to your hotel, again by boat and coach, in time for dinner.

DAY THREE: Today you drive east towards the border with the former Yugoslavia. Your main stop today is Trieste, once the major port of the Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Walk 1: This walk starts on a marvellous path from the little town of Prosecco (famous for its namesake wine) which leads through the karstic plateau and the cliffs overhanging the Adriatic Sea, with a detour en-route to Monte Grisa and Vedetta, before arriving at Villa Opicina passing close to the Emperor Franz I. Obelisk. From there, you take the local bus to Trieste, where you have some free time to explore the city where James Joyce lived and wrote many of his masterpieces. The walk is a little over 3 miles with ascent/descent of 200m/80m.

After the walk, you cross into Slovenia and head for the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora in the Upper Sava Valley, for four nights half board accommodation. 218 miles today.

DAYS FOUR TO SIX: In Kranjska Gora with two included walking excursions and a free day, when an optional excursion into the Austrian province of Carinthia, with its sparkling blue lakes, will be offered.

Walk 2: Kranjska Gora. Your circular walk climbs to the village of Srednji Vrh, with great views of the mountains, before descending to the riverside and returning to Kranjska Gora. 7 miles, 200m of ascent/ descent.

Walk 3: Coach transfer to Lake Bled for two walks. Firstly, you walk from Bled, passing through unspoilt villages to reach the Vintgar Gorge, with a boardwalk above the river in its narrow gorge. On returning to Bled (6 miles so far, fairly level) you have some free time before the second part of your Bled walking day, undertaking the best-known walk in Slovenia. This walk (a further 4 miles) has superb views over Lake Bled, its Castle and to the surrounding mountains. It is level apart from the climb up to the viewpoint on the hill of Osojnica.

DAY SEVEN: Today you leave Slovenia for Italy. You cross the border and head to Udine, an interesting city with a long history. A Roman city in origin, it stands at a crossroads of languages and cultures: a mix of Italian, Slav and German elements, with a castle and stunning, marble, Romanesque Duomo. From there you continue back to Lido di Jesolo for one night’s half board accommodation. 153 miles today.

DAY EIGHT: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Regarding Day Three: we have been advised that the Trieste Hybrid Tram is not currently operating. If it is still not operating at the time of your visit, the journey will be by bus instead.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.

 

The Julian Alps Of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 83%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL SALUS ****, Lido di Jesolo (first two and last nights)
The hotel is a two-minute walk from the beach and has a bar, restaurant and lounge and an outdoor pool. Bedrooms have air-conditioning, satellite tv, minibar, and a bathroom with shower and hairdryer. (www.hotelsalus.com)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 66%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
HOTEL KOMPAS****, Kranjska Gora (four nights)
The hotel lies 200 yards from the village centre. It has a restaurant, lounge, bar, garden, indoor pool, and comfortable modern bedrooms with cable tv, phone, safety deposit box, hairdryer, and bath/shower and wc. There is also a spa (charges apply). The hotel is part of the HIT hotel group and guests are welcome to avail themselves of the facilities of nearby sister hotels including the wellness centre (charges apply). (www.hit-alpinea.si/en/kompas-hotel)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 86%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - The Julian Alps Of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste
Holiday code: 7WVT
Supplements per person:
Single Room: £140
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 13/12/2018 at 19:47:06

We had a wonderful time, there were only 12 in the walking group which was ideal. There were a further 26 in the touring group, but everyone mixed in with each other and in the evening we exchanged stories of the day. We met some lovely people and our guide, Janika, was excellent. She was very helpful and very friendly. The hotels were also very good. The walks were about right and we had very good walking guides. All in all, a brilliant holiday. Thank you for the excellent service.

Mrs S, Hereford

The holiday as a whole was excellent and our tour guide was really good, pleasant and helpful.

Mrs S, Belfast

The very helpful tour guide was really super and greatly appreciated by all of us on the tour. I would also add that our driver was very good too.

Mrs C, Aberdeen

My third holiday with you. Great!

Mr S, Essex

Weather was great and scenery stunning.

Mrs D, South Wales

I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, especially the time in Slovenia and Kranjska Gora. Slovenia is so beautiful and not nearly so busy as Venice. The tour guide in Venice was superb. Overall, the holiday was very well organised from start to finish.

Mrs R, Scottish Borders

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