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Yoga. Hiking. Rafting. Kayaking, Biking. Massage. Sauna.
We are going to let you in on a secret. The food in Slovenia is fabulous! Sharing a border with Italy, there are many similarities — the freshest of ingredients, simple, healthy, and delicious. Oh! And let’s not forget the wines! Local Slovenian wines are beginning to be recognized as some of the best in the world, winning prestigious international awards. Find out for yourself what all the buzz is about. Gluten-free or vegan? We’ve got you covered.
From city sleek to a fairy-tale castle in the middle of a river, the gem of accommodations in Slovenia and one of only two Relais & Chateaux properties in the country. Experience the best of both worlds while exploring this diverse and beautiful country.
Slovenia has a bit of something for everyone — breathtaking natural beauty, beautiful charming medieval cities and architecture, fresh and delicious food, flavorful wines — and is on the cusp of being discovered. Experience the best of this beautiful country before the onset of tourism really sets in!
Join Escape to Shape as we explore Europe’s hidden secret and most naturally diverse, culturally rich country – Slovenia. This Escape is ideal for trend-setters, those who like to break the mold and experience off-the-beaten-path, emerging destinations. A perfect combination of European history, charm and elegance along with breathtaking natural beauty give this Escape its unique flair. Days will be spent exploring the culture and cuisine as we hike, bike, kayak and raft through the natural landscapes of this vivid country, complimented by yoga classes along the way!
As distances within Slovenia are short, Ljubljana is a perfect starting point and base for our first four nights as we explore Slovenia’s diverse history and natural beauty. Highlights include visiting the Postojna Cave — a fantastic web of underground tunnels, passages, galleries and halls; learning about the grand Lipizzan horses at Lipica Stud farm; wandering Ljubljana and hiking the surrounding areas (Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj). From there we move on to deeper explore the culture and cuisine, with biking and wine tasting, rafting, kayaking or hiking in Carniola plus much, much more.
Slovenia is just a 2-hours drive from the Venice airport. By plane it takes only 1 hour from Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Dubrovnik and only 2 hours from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam.
While in the elegant and vibrant riverside city of Lubjiani, guests will stay at the 5-star InterContinental Hotel- a large hotel with a refined boutique feel- complete with luxurious linens and designer touches. Conveniently located on the edge of the old town, there is simply no better place to stay in the Slovenian capital. Please note that we will not have exclusive use of InterContinental Hotel, rather, we will be sharing it with other discerning guests.
After four nights in Lubjiani we will then move on to Hotel Grad Otočec, a Relais and Chateaux property often referred to as Otočec castle. This unique castle is on an island right in the middle of the Krka River, offering a magical setting that feels as if it emerged out of a fairy tale. Hotel Grad Otočec is a haven of peace where the spirit of the past blends marvelously with the rhythm of modern life, offering an atmosphere that has retained its character and authenticity. Everything here, right down to the attentive staff keen to fulfill every wish, contributes to well-being and hence is the perfect backdrop for Escape to Shape while in Slovenia. From here we can explore the areas of Carniola and Bizeljsko — two areas of gorgeous natural beauty.
With 26 spacious rooms, please note that we will not have exclusive use of Hotel Grad Otočec, rather, we will be sharing it with other discerning guests.
Please note all activities are optional.
Arrivals throughout the morning
12:00 pm – Lunch for those that have already arrived
2:00 pm – Yoga
4:00 pm – Ljubljana old town walking tour with private guide
7:00 pm – Private boat ride on Ljubljanica river
8:30 pm – Dinner in Ljubljana
7:00–9:00 am – Breakfast Available at your leisure
7:00 am – Yoga & Meditation
10:00 am – Explore Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj with hike & lunch
6:00 pm – Visit to Ljubljana castle
8:00 pm – Dinner at the castle
A visa is NOT needed for those traveling on a US or EU passport. Please CONTACT US if you are traveling from another country for specific details.
Erica is an acclaimed wellness expert, yoga teacher & fitness trainer. She is largely inspired by the journey of wellness, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their physical practice, inviting students to embrace a sense of play while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique class. With classes always set to music, from tribal to lounge to classic rock songs, Erica encourages students to find their own personal rhythm and expression, to meet their edge and challenge themselves in new ways. Additionally, Erica is co-founder and co-owner of Escape To Shape: Adventures in Wellness & Escape Artists: Luxury Travel Advisors. Erica is passionate about travel & giving back to the communities in which she visits & thrives on authentic connection, curiosity & discovery.