Association Meeting Programme 2018
 
  

Pre and post tours

As this year’s official ICCA AMP destination management company, Kompas DMC will be delighted to welcome you in Slovenia in July. Since you may be arriving early or would like to explore Slovenia, they have prepared a selection of trips to visit top Slovenian sights before or after the AMP.

Their daily excursions to different parts of the country are a perfect solution for you. Staying in a hotel in Ljubljana, you can visit all top sights in only one day. We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Bled lake in the Alps, to Postojna cave, to Lipica Horse Stud Farm or to the medieval towns in the Eastern part of Slovenia. These tours are planned in groups with an English speaking guide, but a private tour can also be organized just for you.

If you want to explore even further, they suggest a tour to Plitvice lakes in Croatia or to Venice in Italy. These tours can only be organized privately for you.

Check www.kompas.trekksoft.com/en/icca2018 for all details as well as booking. If you book before 1st July via our website, they offer you a special 15 % discount!

Suggested tours:

1. Lake Bled - An Alpine Pearl

Often described as the Image of Paradise, the Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff.
This harmonious mix of beautiful nature, rich history and genuine hospitality has been attracting visitors for centuries. It was here that the Yugoslavia Royal Family once had a summer residence, later replaced by the summer residence of President Tito, which can still be seen by the lake.

Duration: 9:00 – 16:00

2. Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle - Underground treasures and legends

The mesmerizing beauty of the Postojna Caves and the mysterious castle of Predjama rank among the most precious jewels of Slovenia. We will explore the wonderful underground world and excite our imagination in a striking medieval castle

Duration: 8:30 – 15:00

3. Lake Bled and Bohinj - Beyond the Alpine lakes

Two exquisite glacier lakes glitter in the green valleys of the Slovenian Alps. We will visit Bled, mundane resort with an eminent medieval castle and a romantic island in the middle of the lake. Later we will drive to Lake Bohinj which lies in a tranquil and pristine valley in the Triglav National Park. Perfect for nature lovers.

Duration: 8:30 – 18:30

4. Lipica and the coastal city of Piran - Touch of Karst and the mediterranean

Lipica Stud Farm is the cradle of the Lipizzaners, the noble white horses. Due to Habsburgs exclusive premium taste, the breeding of the horses began 400 years ago.
Passing through a varied landscape, we reach the sparkling Adriatic and the charming coastal town of Piran, a once Venetian customs port. The romantic narrow streets and pleasant climate make it a perfect spot for romance. No wonder the Venetians used it as a love nest in the 13th century.

Duration: 8:30 – 18:00

5. Maribor, Ptuj and Zice Carthusian Monastry - Where the medieval meets the present

The north-east of Slovenia is a blend of fascinating nature, inspiring traditions and vibrant history. It features Slovenia's oldest town Ptuj and its magnificent castle, the inviting city of Maribor and a very old Carthusian monastery.

Duration: 8:30 – 18:00

6. Kranjska Gora and traditional Slovenian lunch - Julian alps experience without limits

A quaint little alpine town, ski slopes and a charming lake, Kranjska gora is home to most Slovenia's winter sports and breathtaking views. Magnificent mountains stretch as far as the eye can see, looking down on the charming town. A visit of the Slovenian countryside wouldn't be complete without tasting what Slovenian cuisine has to offer. We will indulge in a lunch, typical for the alpine region.

Duration: 8:00 – 17:00

7. Private tour to Venice - The romantic capital of the world

Upon arrival to Venice we will take a water taxi known as “Vaporetto” and after seeing the remarkable St. Mark's square, we visit the famous churches (outside only) and magnificent palaces, The strikingly beautiful St. Mark's Basilica, the enchanted Bridge of Sighs and the lively Rialto are there to admire. The inviting Venetian coffee shops, colorful masks, delicate lace and shiny goldsmiths became legendary long ago. In your free time you will also have the opportunity to take a romantic gondola ride or visit the Campanille for a rewarding view of the lagoon.

Included:

- Private transportation
- Private English speaking guide/driver
- Private sightseeing tour of Venice
- Water taxi - "Vaporetto"

8. Tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park - the magnificent nature

Croatia's first National park established in 1949 covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendour becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979. It harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue.

Included:

- Private transportation
- Private English speaking guide/driver
- Entrance fee to Plitvice lakes national park
- Private tour with local guide