Accompanying Person's
Programme

Thursday, 29 February

09:00 - 16:30
Excursion to Kras - Škocjan Caves, Olive Oil Tasting and Walk Through Koper Old Town

Our first stop will be a UNESCO attraction of Slovenia's Karst region. The Škocjan Caves are one of the largest and most fascinating karstic sites in Europe with the Reka River running 200 meters below the surface.

We will make our next stop at one of the local oil mills where you will get a chance to experience the purest and most natural olive oils. Lisjak olive oils enrich every dish. Many gourmets who have already tried the culinary delicacies with the addition of Lisjak olive oil will confirm that it is a unique experience for the palate. Olive oil tasting is the best way to get to know different flavours of olive oil and decide which one you will choose for your own culinary creations.

After the olive oil tasting, we will continue our journey to Koper, the largest town of Slovenian Istria, one of the oldest Slovenian towns and the only Slovenian port with a rich history dating back to the Middle Bronze Age. If you believe the old legend about the foundation of the city, the island (town) where Koper is located today was created during a dispute between the gods Poseidon and Athena. The town is located by the sea, with green surroundings, and is bilingual since it lies only a few kilometers away from the Italian border and just about 20 km away from Trieste. Koper will impress with its sights among which the most famous are the 15th century Praetorian Palace, St. Nazarius' Cathedral with its tower, the De Ponte Fountain, 17th century St. Mark's salt storage and more!
Meeting Point: 8:50 at the lobby of the Grand Hotel Union Eurostars.

Friday, 1 March

08:00 - 14:30
Half Day Trip to Kranjska Gora and Planica

Kranjska Gora and its surroundings offer daily groomed cross-country ski trails suitable for beginners as well as for more experienced cross-country skiers. You can enjoy cross-country skiing at the Rateče-Planica Ski and Cross-Country Ski Centre, or if you don’t mind the exertion during your recreation, you can head further on from the Planica flying hill towards Tamar. Spruces dressed in winter coats will accompany you all the way to the final stop, the mountain hut in Tamar. 

The Planica Nordic Centre is an ideal place for preparation, regeneration, and other outdoor activities for professional and amateur athletes. In addition to seven new jumping hills, and the queen of them all – the flying hill – the centre also offers cross-country skiing trails in wintertime for cross-country skiing enthusiasts as well as other interesting activities and exciting experiences.

We will stop by the crystal-clear lake situated in Kranjska Gora, a popular ski and mountain resort below the Julian Alps to capture this most beautiful scenery on tape. Jasna Lake is located in the close vicinity of Kranjska Gora, next to the road that leads to Slovenia’s highest mountain pass Vršič. The lake consists of two artificial lakes at the confluence of Velika and Mala Pišnica streams and is a popular tourist destination offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains whose reflection can be admired in the crystal-clear waters of the lake.
Meeting Point: 7:50 at the lobby of the Grand Hotel Union Eurostars.

Saturday, 2 March

10:00 - 12:00
Pottery Workshop at the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum

Discover a side of the city that many might think is long gone, yet is very much alive, by joining one of Ljubljana's unique, authentic and sustainable stories through craft workshops! The crafts are kept alive by artisans who share a love of tradition and manual work that defies mass consumerism. 
When taking part in a workshop, you’ll be inspired by their passion for old trades, but that’s not all: you’ll become an artisan yourself and create your own tangible memento of Ljubljana while having lots of fun.

Working clay is one of the oldest crafts in the world, which also has a long history in Slovenia. As you’ll find out at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM) pottery studio, where the workshop takes place, there’s still a lot of interest in the craft today, among all generations. Casual wear is recommended, and you get an apron on site.

A word about the artisan:
The SEM pottery studio is led by the academy-trained sculptor and ceramic designer Eva Peterson Lenassi and her associates. The studio, which also serves as a sales gallery and classroom, is dedicated to clay work, training, experimental and research work, the making and showcasing of earthenware, demonstrations of traditional pottery and small-batch art production.
Meeting Point: 9:40 at the lobby of the Grand Hotel Union Eurostars.