ABOUT THE TRIP…
22RD JUNE – 1ST JULY 2017
Slovenia Trips have always offered a unique experience and taste of Slovenia. Rotaract Clubs from all over Slovenia join together each year to organize a memorable, fun and extraordinary trip around the country.
This year is something special! For the first time Slovenia Trip will be organized together with the Rotary summer camp; “The Sunny Side Of The Alps”, which is organized by the Rotary Clubs of Slo- venian Rotary district 1912. Slovenian Rotaractors and Rotarians will join their powers and create an unforgettable experience especially for YOU!
Maximum number of participants is 14. 7 participants will be selected for Rotaract round trip “Slovenia Trip” and the other 7 participants will be selected for Rotary summer camp “ The Sunny Side Of The Alps”.
The first few days of the trip you will visit Styria region with its capital – Maribor. The journey will than take you towards Mediterranean sea and to the coastal cities of Slovenia. You will take a glimpse of beautiful sunny side of the Alps in Bled and continue your journey in Lower Carniola region.
THE REGION OF STYRIA (JUNE 23TH – JUNE 24TH )
Maribor is the capital of Styria and the second largest city in Slovenia. Maribor lies at the foothill of Pohorje where the Golden Fox ladies alpine ski world cup takes place every year. In the time of the Slovenia trip, famous Festival Lent will take place on the bank of Drava River. Guests will have an opportunity to see the old city center of Maribor and the oldest vine in the world. Ptuj was built on the grounds of ancient–roman Poetovio and is the oldest city in Slovenia. With its ancient city center and historic castle, the city on the banks of Drava is certainly full of history.
Ptuj was built on the grounds of ancient–roman Poetovio and is the oldest city in Slovenia. With its ancient city center and historic castle, the city on the banks of Drava is certainly full of history.
COCKTAIL PARTY IN CELJE (JUNE 25TH)
Celje is another ancient-roman city in Styria. The city center with beautiful buildings and the remains of castle tells stories of an ancient glory of Celeia. There will also be a traditional “Cocktail party”, which is one of the best events on the Slovenia trip. Guests will get the opportunity to meet a lot of new people and have fun with them.
LOWER CARNIOLA REGION (JUNE 26TH – JUNE 27TH )
Three wonderful cities of Lower Carniola offer a variety of natural and historic gems. Guests will visit the center of Novo mesto with beautiful Krka River, a unique castle on the island of Krka river – Otočec. Lower Carniola is also renowned for tasteful wines and somewhat traditional small houses in the middle of vines, called “zidanica”. Lower Carniola is a region where more than 90 percent is covered with forests and is home to many wild animals such as bear, lynx and deer.
SEASIDE (JUNE 28TH – JULY 29TH)
Bring your swimming suits. 😉
The proximity of Italy surely left its mark on this part of Slovenia. The guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the sea as well as to get to know the hinterland of the coast. For two days the guests will enjoy the sun on the beach and the refreshing breeze of the night in coastal cities.
LJUBLJANA (JUNE 30TH – JULY 2ND)
Welcome to Ljubljana, »the most beautiful city in the world«! Located in the very center of the country and founded under the name of Emona in the Roman era, it recently celebrated its 2000th birthday. Ever since, it has played an important part in Slovenia’s political and cultural sphere. Numerous cafés by the river, the colorful city market, and events, such as the Open Kitchen street food festival, contribute to its picturesque image and vibrant city life. Buzzing with students throughout the year and tourists in summer, Ljubljana attracts more and more visitors every year.
Whereas it has won the title of the 2016 European Green Capital, some are already comparing it to Berlin for its recent increase in coolness and hipster culture.
When you will be in Ljubljana there will be some shorter trips out of the city, one of them is a trip to Bled, where you will be amazed by the beauty of nature.
…And there’s more. 😉 Join us and become a part of this unforgettable experience…
Rotaractors and Rotarians from Slovenia