About the tour: Christmas in Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, Bled & Salzburg

Enjoy a traditional Christmas in Slovenia, exploring the countries famous sights, from the Alpine gem of Bled, cosmopolitan Ljubljana and the pretty resort of Kranjska. En route to Slovenia, we begin our coach holiday with a visit to Villach, on the Austrian/Slovenian border, before we continue to our hotel in Kranjska Gora. On Christmas Eve, we offer an excursion to Postojna Caves, where you can enjoy spectacular underground scenery, before we enjoy a delicious dinner followed by midnight mass and mulled wine in the evening. On Christmas Day, witness a spectacular nativity show in the gorge of Mlacca in Mojstrana. Afterwards, explore the stunning scenery of the icy kingdom. On Boxing Day, relax as we enjoy time in Ljubljana and Bled. And before we head home, we spend time in the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, Austria – the perfect way to end your Christmas holiday!

Tour Includes


  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service

10 days from £1,069 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    To Austria and our overnight hotel in the Tyrol.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning we continue southwards towards Slovenia. En route we visit the charming town of Villach on the Austrian/Slovenian border. Villach is the second largest town in Corinthia and is nestled amongst the mountains. There will be free time for you to explore its beautiful old town before we continue to our hotel in Kranjska Gora for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Villach
    Villach

    Included Highlights

    • Villach

    Today we visit the world-famous Postonja Caves on our optional excursion. Our trip will take you on a fascinating journey beneath the surface of the Earth into the web of tunnels, passageways and halls. Our tour starts on the unique cave railway, which will take us through the Gothic Hall, Congress Hall and onto the Great Mountain. From here we continue on foot following the illuminated path into the Spaghetti Hall, White Hall and Red Hall all aptly named due to their characteristic stalactites and stalagmites. During the walking tour we also see the ‘Olm’ or ‘human fish’, which has been listed as a rare and endangered species since 1982. We return to the hotel for dinner, then this evening, after midnight mass, enjoy mulled wine and cakes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Postojna Caves
    Postojna Caves

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Postojna Caves
    £30.50
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy a morning at leisure before we head to the nativity show in the Mlacca Gorge, in Mojstrana. Visit the unforgettable world of the Snow Queen and see the statues in the icy kingdom, lit by the flare of torches and lights. Take a walk among the ice clad trees and across footbridges to see a fountain of ice crystal waterfalls where you can watch the theatrical nativity performance. Tonight we enjoy dinner and live music.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    After breakfast why not join our included excursion to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. It may be one of Europe’s smaller capital cities but it is filled with history and ancient sights. Ljubljana, developed by the Romans, is now a blend of Baroque Churches and mansions overlooked by a medieval castle. Spend the day at leisure exploring this fascinating city or take a stroll along the willow-lined walkways along the Ljubljana River. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour? We take a walk through the elegant Baroque streets and over the picturesque bridges to see the beautiful churches and palaces, and enjoy the atmosphere of the squares and riverbanks.

    Afterwards en route to our hotel, we pause in the beautiful resort of Bled. Often referred to as the pearl of the Alpine Region, the lake is situated in a picturesque environment surrounded by mountains and forests. Whilst here why not try the local specialty, Kremna Rezina, a delicious vanilla custard and cream cake.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ljubljana Christmas Markets
    Ljubljana & Bled

    Included Highlights

    • Ljubljana

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Ljubljana Guided Walk Tour
    £21.50
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Depart Slovenia for Salzburg where we stay for two nights. En route we make a stop in Ramsau, with an optional visit to the Dachstein Glacier. We join the panorama gondola lift to the top of the Hunerkogel Mountain. Here you will be surrounded by the dramatic Dachstein Massif where you can enjoy the stunning views (weather permitting) over Austria’s peaks. For the best views head along the skywalk, considered to be the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps. To complete your visit, perhaps relax with a coffee or mug of hot chocolate in the Glacier restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Dachstein Glacier
    Dachstein Glacier

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Dachstein Glacier
    £42.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    After breakfast we travel to Salzburg, the ‘Sound of Music City’ on our superb included excursion. One of the most beautiful cities in Austria, Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés.

    To make the most of your time in the city why not join our optional guided walking tour with a local, English speaking guide? During our tour you will see many sights featured in the Sound of Music film along with many other attractions of this famous alpine city. Admire the baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the might of the Hohensalzburg fortress and also the quaint Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets of Austria. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without the mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birthhouse and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer. A truly memorable experience awaits you and all at a relaxed pace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Hohensalzburg and Salzach River
    Salzburg

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour
    £20.50
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Christmas in Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, Bled & Salzburg 10 days from £1,069pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

    You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Kompas in Kranjska Gora. The hotel lies right at the foot of the ski slopes, surrounded by a vast gardens and green meadows. The hotel offers 149 comfortable rooms, each room is equipped with wi-fi, digital TV, phone, safe and a hairdryer. You will then stay for two nights at the 3-star superior Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Mitte or similar.

    You will also stay overnight in the Austrian Tyrol at a minimum 3-star hotel.

    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Holiday Inn Brussels Airport

    Holidaystraat 7, 1831 Diegem,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Austria Trend Salzburg West

    Bundesstraße 4,, 5073 Salzburg-Wals,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour 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 £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) 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 seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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