Away Days

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We can organise a number of day trips if you want to explore further afield.

Venice this beautiful historic town is only a 2 hour boat ride or a 4 hour minibus drive away. See St Marks Square, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge, take a vaporetto or gondola along the Grand Canal and stroll around the maze of streets and canals at your leisure. Three times we have driven by road to Venice, parked at Mestre in a big car park and taken the train to Venice for 1 Euro per person. We are then under no time constraints and we can go as we please and where we wish. However we can arrange ferries and even proper escorted tours and these too have proved popular.
Postojna Caves and Lipizzaner Horses these treasures of Slovenia are less than 2 hours drive away. Postonja Caves are a network of caves 100 mtrs below the ground, spread over 20 kilometres. A small train takes tourists down to the Caves, which they can then explore on foot, over a 1-kilometre stretch. Visit the famous horse breeding centre at Lipice and take a tour of the stables, and experience a carriage or horse ride through the parklands. We have had customers who wanted to explore Slovenia further - as we did - and we arranged accommodation for them for a few nights so that they could also see Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj, the Skocjanske caves and Predjamski grad amongst other things. These are not a great distance from us and if your holiday is long enough then we recommend at least seeing a couple of the sights of Slovenia.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park - Croatia's most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between the capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the Dalmatian coast, the lakes are definitely a must-see. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.

We just had to show you two photos of this magical place. I have another 50 if you want to see them...mind you will have to come here to the office! On holiday!

We have been twice now, once when the snow was 2 feet thick which offered fantastic photos and stunning views...but for walking, perhaps spring, summer and autumn are better seasons.

You need about 4 hours to walk around these amazing water features and this includes a small boat trip across one lake.


Brioni islands - These were the holiday islands for President Tito. Here you will find the zoo of animals donated to him by countless heads of state, his famous car, a museum of photos and "stuffed animals" (a must see for its wierdness), a 1000 year old olive tree and a chapel with frescoes and glagolitic writing. The tour includes boat and guide. We need to know the day before you go so that you get a guide who speaks your language. We have had guests go on similar tours from Pula and Rovinj, but, to date, the one we organize is the best and the cheapest.

You can also hire bikes and golf buggies if you want to tour yourselves.


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