Explore Slovenia and visit the Christmas markets of the capital, Ljublijana, on this festive holiday by air. The city boasts a rich history, characterised by its architecture from the baroque period, creating the ideal setting for a pre-Christmas getaway. Indulge in the festivities, marvel at the mighty medieval castle, or relax in one of the many outdoor cafes which line the curving Ljubljanica River - whatever you choose to do with your time, this city will not disappoint! What’s more, this superb tour also takes in the beautiful town Bled with its small but charming Christmas market, and the Croatian capital of Zagreb.
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Depart from your chosen airport for your flight to Ljubljana. We recommend you check in for your flight 2 hours 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure. Upon arrival in Ljubljana you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stay for the next four nights.
City Tour of Ljubljana with Local Guide
Today we have an included morning city tour of Ljubljana with a local guide. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and is the heart of the area. The city has a long history with a legacy of Roman Emona through to the Renaissance and the Art Nouveau period. The city is an exceptionally young city for an historical destination as the area is home to many students so from this it is also known as ‘the city of wine and vine’. The city boasts a strong culture, characterised by its architecture from the baroque period. Narrow cobbled street lie squeezed between the castle slopes and the River Ljubljanica.
After you have found your way in the city you have free time for exploring Ljublijana Christmas Market. The Ljubljana Christmas Markets is well known for its vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere with green festive decorated stalls all selling fine products for that idea Christmas gift. The locals refer to the markets as the Christmas Fair or ‘the merry December in the Old town’ and they offer countless food and drink stalls offering mulled wine, tea, liqueurs and various grilled dishes for some food on the go or to sit and enjoy while watching passing people view the markets. The Christmas Fair offers lots of different accessories including a good choice of headwear, gloves and scarfs to keep you warm and local Slovenian designers have some ‘original’ designs to enjoy or you can sample and purchase local honey’s schnapps and confections.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Today we include a full day excursion into Croatia and Zagreb. Upon arrival, we enjoy an included city tour with a local guide. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West which both have a continental and Mediterranean spirit throughout. Zabreg as we know it today is formed from a rich history dating back to the middle ages when they formed the settlements on the two hills. Gradec today known as the Upper town and Kaptol. The beautiful cathedral is the dominating attraction in this stunning neo-gothic style.
You will then have time to visit the Christmas markets. During the advert season Zegreb offers a variety of events that will satisfy every Christmas need. Zegreb Christmas Markets offer excellent food and drink, unique events, art and of course stalls. The markets also have an ice park, Zrinjevac park is transformed into a winter wonderland where you can enjoy the Christmas ornaments and handmade souvenirs or even took into some ‘krpice sa Zeljem’ which is a local pasta and cabbage dish. You can also see the live nativity scene staged on Kaptol. The markets and events are all over the city so have look around.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Bled Island in Winter
We head to Bled with its small but charming Christmas market on our included excursion. Enjoy a tour with local guide around this lovely town which has so much to offer. Why not visit some of town’s churches and monuments such as famous ‘church on the island’ which according to a legend the temple of the ancient Slavic goddess Ziva once stood in the place of the present Baroque church but the temple was destroyed during battles between the Pagans and Christians and replaced by the church. If you enjoy the arts you can visit the Gallery 14 which offers contemporary works of art or even Bled Castle Stolp gallery not forgetting Bled Castle itself which has beautiful views on the lake and is the former residence of the Bishops of Brixen and built in 1004. While in Bled you can enjoy the local cuisine including the famous Bled Cream cake which has a golden crispy crust made from butter dough and a delicious vanilla cream, topped with whipped cream and another crispy layer of butter dough and a sprinkling of icing sugar or you can even take a ride in a traditional coach called a coachman Fijaker which is a horse drawn carriage which is a great way to enjoy the sights.
Bled Christmas Markets will included stands offering festive gifts and typical food and drinks from the Gorenjska region. They have the ‘Bled ice rink with a view’ which is located on the terrace of the hotel Park Coffee shop and the Christmas Crib which is the largest permanent Nativity Scene in Slovenia. The crib is set on Lake Bled at the public lido and is illuminated by lights and music to create this unique attraction. We then return to Ljubljana later for your evening meal and relax before your return home tomorrow.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Transfer to Ljubljana airport for your return flight home.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay for four nights at the 3-star superior City Hotel in Ljubljana. The hotel is situated in a central location and features a fitness room, a restaurant and bar. All bedrooms feature a hairdryer, complimentary wi-fi, telephone, cable T.V., safe and air-conditioning.
The City hotel is in the heart of Ljubljana city with modern city style hotels that show classic black and white photos of Ljubljana which creates a truly urban atmosphere. As the hotel is in the city there are local attractions to visit such as Triple Bridge, Ljubljana cathedral and the national museum of Slovenia. The hotels facilities include fitness area, bicycle rental, laundry service (payable), restaurant, bar, lounge and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature air conditioning and heating system, LED lighting, telephone, cable T.V, safe, broadband Wi-Fi/internet access, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
Return flights to/from Ljubljana are available from Luton and Stansted.
We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.
All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you to discuss.
This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.
Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265
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We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage.
Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
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The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call.
On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.