Ancient caves and the delightful city of Ljubljana nestle in the Dinaric Alps.
Confections and Caves
Nibble the sugary shutters on a cookie cottage at a gingerbreadhouse–making workshop before heading to 1,000-year-old Bled Castle to check out a printmaking demo and chat about Slovenian vintages with the cellar master. Return to your home base in Ljubljana — a graceful, green and eminently walkable city. Your three days in the country also include a visit to Postojna Cave and truffle hunting at a local farm. The full 13-day tour takes in the best of the Adriatic — from Dubrovnik to Montenegro and Zagreb to Venice — and includes a day trip into Bosnia, where you’ll meet a resident who endured the bombings of the 1990s.
Around the World
Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, finds a place on an exclusive 19-day private jet tour that unlocks and unites some of the great empires that rose and fell throughout Central Asia and the Mediterranean, and ultimately shaped our world. Get to know Slovenia in this global context as you spend two days exploring the fifteenth-century Ljubljana Castle, once the heart of a kingdom known as Carniola, and visit the pilgrimage site of Saint Mary’s Church, hidden on an island in Lake Bled in the heart of the Julian Alps. This fascinating journey of little-seen lands begins and ends in Madrid, and makes stops in Iran, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Corsica.