Tourist program

Introductionary tour of Ljubljana

Available on: 13.5.2020 at 16:00 and 14.5.2020 at 10:00
Pickup point: Union Hotels
Duration: 2h
Price per person: 12,00 € (minimum pax 10)

An essential sightseeing tour of Ljubljana includes a 2-hour walking tour of the city centre, visiting the major attractions in the city.

You will have a short walk to the Preseren Square followed by relaxed walking journey around downtown. First you will cross the Three Bridges and the farmer’s market. You will discover the old part of the town and enjoy its Renaissance and Baroque facades, decorated portals and vaulted atriums, squeezed between the castle hill and the Ljubljanica River.

Professional English speaking guide

Meals and personal expenses, entrance fee to Ljubljana Castle

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Pride of Lipica and charm of Piran – full day tour

Available on: 14.5.2020 at 09:00
Pickup point: Union Hotels
Pickup time: 09:00
Return time: 16:00
Price per person: 60,00 € (minimum pax 15)

Visit the Lipica stud farm – home of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses, made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The stud farm was founded in 1580 and, today, it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Lipica Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses.

After Lipica we’ll continue to Slovenia’s coast line and relax in charming Piran. Piran is a typical Mediterranean town designated by a lovely St. Georges Church which rises above the town and square, named after Piran’s most famous citizen – musician Giuseppe Tartini, who made the town world-famous.
Get lost in its medieval narrow streets and houses, enjoy some free time over an exquisite seafood meal in one of the many local restaurants or cafes.

Professional English speaking guide, comfortable transportation and organization, entrance fees to Lipica Stud Farm

Meals and personal expenses

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Half day tour: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Available on: 16.5.2020
Pickup point: Union Hotels,
Pickup time: 08:30
Return time: 14:30
Price per person: 72,00 € (minimum pax 15)

Visit the miraculous underground of Postojna Cave, one of the most prominent karst cave in the world and Predjama Castle, which is listed among the Guinnes World Records as the largest cave castle.

The guided tour of Postojna Cave will consist of a ride by a special electrical train and a walk through beautiful underground passages and chambers with spectacular drop stones, pillars, limestone curtains and other natural stone forms. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Temperature of the cave is constant 8 degrees.

After cave visit we will continue to the idyllic village of Predjama, where you will be amazed by our fairy tale medieval Predjama Castle, famous for its dramatic setting in the gaping mouth of a cavern halfway up a hillside. Learn about the legend of the knight Erasmus – ‘Slovenian Robin Hood’, and return back to Ljubljana in early afternoon.

Professional English speaking guide, comfortable transportation and organization, entrance fees in Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Meals and personal expenses

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Venice, the remarkable city on water – full day tour

Available on: 17.5.2020 at 08:00
Pickup point: Union Hotels
Pickup time: 08:00
Return time: 19:00
Price per person: 95,00 € (minimum pax 20)

Venice is arguably Italy’s most beautiful and romantic city, built on the water in a lagoon. It’s composed by 117 islands connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. Since horses were banned in 1392, almost all activity takes place on the water. There are no big avenues or streets, only small lanes and squares, which make this city so special.
Experience the beauty and the glory of Venice for yourself on a day trip from Slovenia.

Professional English speaking guide, comfortable transportation and organization, water transport from parking lot to St. Mark’s Square and back

Meals and personal expenses

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Dear friends, dear colleges, dear sponsors,

Unfortunately it is clear now that due to the Covid-19 epidemic it is impossible to organize MSOA as planed from 14-17. May 2020.

We would love to organize this conference and welcome you in Slovenia in May 2020; we have been enjoying in preparations for almost 4 years. We’ve received so many positive, supporting responses from more than 110 invited faculty members, from people whom we respect a lot regardless of the fact that it would be difficult for them to join us at these difficult times. More than 120 attendees have already registered to the conference. So many friendships, so many help and all sorts of support to our MSOA2020 conference we received - it was overwhelming trying to organize it. Sincerely thank you for all that.

Due to many postponed congresses and conferences, due to bad epidemic situation still going on, due to a vast number of meetings and ideas to globally change our ways of life with reduced traveling and gatherings – the decision was made. Our wish is to postpone MSOA2020 to the spring 2021. Many very important conferences will be postponed too and we would not like to force our Faculty members, sponsors and attendees into making difficult decisions, choosing between conferences or even expose them to danger. We are planning to have “online meeting” with other members of MSOA steering committee and will try to find the best time frame for MSOA2020 . We will keep you posted about our decision soon.

Thank you so much for supporting us as hosts of MSOA2020 Conference. We were eagerly looking forward to welcoming you at our conference this May – unfortunately Covid-19 epidemic made this impossible. We are hoping that we will have the opportunity to meet you soon.

Warm regards,
MSOA2020 Organizing committee