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review 26 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

White water rafting near Lake Bled; it took some persuasion from our excellent guide Adrijana, but we're really glad we followed her suggestion. Driving through the Julian Alps - lovely scenery. We also really appreciated Adrijana's enthusiasm, knowledge and friendliness; she really did try to make our visit special (and she succeeded!). We also really enjoyed having Mojca as our Ljubljana guide, she did a great job. Our last-minute replacement guide for Maribor was friendly but did not seem very familiar with the area.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Very much enjoyed all of our trip. We did not find Maribor town particularly interesting except for the church and synagogue. However, Ptuj is very nice and Ptujska Gora church is well worth the extra little detour. Also, the wine-tasting venue in Goriska Brda was not very good (we could not really understand the winery guide's English)... we suggest the tour operator try a different winery.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Re benefit to local people: our homestay, which we had very much looked forward to, was cancelled at the last moment with no reason given so we can't comment on that. We did enjoy our visit to a local cheese producer in the Alps and Adrijana took us to some very nice non-touristy local restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very enjoyable, but a few problems with the tour operator's service (cancellation of homestay; initially booking us into a triple room in the Znidar guest house near Lake Bohinj then, when we complained, transferring us to the two rooms in Hotel Jezero that we had requested (and paid for!). Changing our Maribor guide at the last moment.

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