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This Beautiful European Highway Journey Takes You to 7 Charming Castles in 1 Day

Whether or not it’s gliding on a Pletna boat by means of the mirror-like waters of Lake Bled or driving a practice right into a cave with child dragons, life is sort of a storybook in Slovenia. Cobblestone stone streets within the metropolis facilities give technique to verdant valleys within the countryside, sprinkled with 150 castles all through the nation — and there’s maybe no area extra fairytale-like than Posavje, referred to as the nation’s land of castles.

“The magnificent castles inform tales of their very own, which collectively make up a singular potpourri of cultural heritage experiences,” the tourism board stated on its website.

A cluster of seven Posavje castles — Brežice, Kunšperk, Mokrice, Rajhenburg, Sevnica, and Svibno, plus a former Cistercian monastery referred to as Kostanjevica na Krki — has been dubbed The Royal Seven, and may be visited all in a day on a on a day tour provided year-round. “Every fort has its personal character to please guests,” the group added. “You’ll discover a wealth of experiences throughout your fort wanderings in Posavje.”

The journey begins within the thermal riviera at Terme Čatež, with highlights together with visits by means of Mokrice Fort and its English park, Brežice Fort and its painted Knight’s Corridor, and Sevnica Fort with an opportunity to satisfy Countess Mathilde Arco Zinneberg, who was the final proprietor.

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Additionally a part of the expertise is a go to to Rajhenburg Fort, the place guests can forge their very own horseshoe within the blacksmith workshop, make chocolate, and revel in lunch in its on-site restaurant, Restaurant A3. On the Kostanjevica na Krki Monastery, following a tour of the printing home, there’s additionally the chance for friends to personalize graphics. 

There’s additionally a stroll alongside the Sava River’s Savus academic path, in addition to a standard four-course dinner at Gostilna Jež in Radeče.

All alongside the best way, friends will “uncover essentially the most thrilling fort tales and legends from the previous, which take you again to the occasions of highly effective noble households and their destinies,” the tourism board stated of the “fastidiously interwoven and coordinated studying expertise about cultural heritage.”

English-language excursions begin at round $900 per individual with a minimal of seven on a tour; $1,127 per individual for a most of 4; or $1,290 for 2 folks. For extra info, go to the tour’s web page or attain out to to e-book. 

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