SLOVENIA LAND TOUR

June 11-19, 2022
UT Houston School of Dentistry

Itinerary

06.11.2022 Depart US

06.12.2022 Arrive Ljubljana, Slovenia

Transfer to hotel and check-in. Afternoon at leisure. Early evening we will see the city from another perspective as we cruise along the Ljubljanica River before dinner.

Overnight at 5* Intercontinental Hotel
Meals—D

06.13.2022 Ljubljana and CE Lecture

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a CE Lecture. The rest of the day we spend discovering Ljubljana including a visit to the mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital.

Overnight at 5* Intercontinental Hotel
Meals—B,L

06.14.2022 Ljubljana and CE Lecture

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Our first stop is Lipica, one of the oldest stud farms in the world. Immersed deep in the Karst landscape and home to the noble white Lipizzaner horses. After a tour and picnic lunch we make our way to the coast. Hotel check-in and rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Overnight at 5* Kempinski Palace Portorož Hotel
Meals—B,L

06.15.2022 Ljubljana and CE Lecture

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we embark on a panoramic cruise along the Slovenian eoast enroute to the port city of Piran, a gem of Venetian Gothic architecture and one of the most picturesque towns along the Adriatic Coast, for a walking tour and some free time to explore on your own.

Afternoon CE Lecture

Dinner this evening is a very special Truffle and
Wine Tasting Experience.

Overnight at 5* Kempinski Palace Portorož Hotel
Meals—B,D

06.16.2022 Postojna Cave

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Slovenia has over 10,000 registered caves the longest and most famous being Postojna Cave. This morning we will visit the extensive and unique cave system with magnificent formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch at Smrekarjeva Domacija Homestead Afterward we head to the spectacular Julian Alps, and check-in to our hotel.

Dinner at Restaurant Resje

Overnight at 5* Sunrose 7 Boutique Hotel
Meals—B,L, D

06.17.2022 Vintgar Gorge and Lake Blen

Breakfast at the hotel. Nothing will get you going better in the mroning than a walk in the impressive Vintgar Gorge. A wooden walkway through the gorge criss-crosses the swirling Radovna River four times over rapids, waterfalls and pools before reaching 16m-high Sum Waterfall. Next we head to Lake Bled, one of the most picturesque and world-renowed in the world. First, we will board a Pletna, the traditional wooden gondola of the lake and make our way to island for a visit toAssumption of Mary Church, the most recognizable symbol of the island in the middle of the lake. We can't leave the island without a stop at Poticnica for a taste of traditional Slovenian potica. We then make our way to Bled Castle which offers the finest view of Bled island and of the surrounding countryside of the Gorenjska region. After lunch at Gostlina Na Grada inside the castle courtyard we will visit the farm of local beekeepers Blaz and Danijela Ambrozic. Slovenians are emotionally attached to bees; "to be Slovenian is to be a beekeeper."

Overnight at 5* Sunrose 7 Boutique Hotel or Eco Hotel
Meals—B,L, D

06.18.2022 CE Lecture and Lake Bohinj

Breakfast at the hotel followed a CE Lecture. This afternoon we have free time to enjoy optional activities at the Lake.
- Exploring Bohinj by Electric Bike
- Canoeing/Kayaking/SUP on the Lake
- Canyoning
- Tandem Paragliding

Farewell Dinner at Vila Podvin
Overnight at 5* Sunrose 7 Boutique Hotel or Eco Hotel
Meals—B,L, D

06.19.2022 Fly Home

pricing

$4150 per person
By check or +3%
Based on Double Occupancy

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