Czech around from Prague

50 rotovž) dates from 1515. On nearby Grajski Trg square, 15th-century Maribor Castle houses a frescoed Knights' Hall and the Regional Museum of Maribor, with extensive displays of local artifacts. To the southwest, Mariborsko Pohorje is a prominent ski resort. Proceed towards Ljubljana (ca. 1,5 H drive) and stop for lunch on the way or in the city. After lunch short orientation sightseeing. Afterwards admire the unique holiday city decorations designed by local artist Zmago Modic, walk among the stalls and enjoy concerts and events for the entire family on city squares. The lively atmosphere in the old city centre is given extra colour by the holiday market and many outdoor free-of-charge events. Experience the atmosphere of holiday Ljubljana through a guided tour of the city. Children will be happy to see St Nicholas and Father Frost and you can also enjoy street performances. Indulge in the diverse Advent holiday programme in the capital! Before dinner hop on a boat for a short river cruise and enjoy the sights of the city from a different perspective. It's even more beautiful with the Christmas lights. Dinner & Overnight in Ljubljana. DAY 8: EXCURSION TO BLED After Breakfast drive to Bled (1 HRS drive), the picturesque Alpine town with the Lake. And the island in it. On a cliff overlooking the lake is the 11th-century Bled Castle, which houses a museum, chapel and printing press. Atop a small island in the lake's centre is the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, with its steep staircase and bell tower. In December and January, exciting events take place in Bled, which will reinvigorate the local cultural and social life on the promenade by the lake. The Winter Fairytale is open from Monday to Thursday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The stands will offer festive gifts and typical food and drinks from the Gorenjska region. Take the famous “pletna” boats to the island and back. Afterwards time for lunch and picture time on the castle a medieval building built on a precipice above the city of Bled in Slovenia, overlooking Lake Bled. Dinner & Overnight in Ljubljana. DAY 9: LJUBLJANA TO ZAGREB After breakfast check out and depart towards Zagreb. After arrival enjoy the sightseeing of the city. Zagreb is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colorfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes. Lower Town has the main square, Ban Jelačić, plus shops, museums and parks. Afterwards time for lunch on own (N/I) and for exploring the Christmas markets. Once upon a time, one of Croatia’s best kept secrets was, that her capital city Zagreb had one of the best Advent scenes in Europe. Now, this Croatian secret is out because, in the last three years, against very strong competition, Zagreb was voted the best Zagreb Bled Ljubljana