Steam train excursions


RIDE ON A VINTAGE TRAIN THROUGH SLOVENIA

At 8:58 AM, our vintage train will depart from Jesenice and continue past Bled, Bohinjska Bistrica, Most na Soči and Kanal to its final stop at Nova Gorica, where the arrival is scheduled for 11:59 AM.

This three-hour-long train ride along the Bohinj railway will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience for any true rail enthusiast. The views of Lake Bled, passing through numerous gorges, crossing many tunnels, the longest of which measures 6,327 m (3.93 miles), never fail to impress. Make sure your cameras are at hand! On the train, we will be accompanied by tour guides and staff who will conjure up a merry atmosphere and provide information about the train, the Bohinj railway itself and the regions along the route. The train also has a restaurant carriage serving a selection of drinks and light snacks.

Passengers may step off the train at all of the abovementioned stations and spend the time according to their own wishes and arrangements. A few ideas for trips are available from our website and our partners' pages.

Those who prefer to explore the sights along the route accompanied by our guides are more than welcome to join one of our organised visits.

At 4:35 PM, the vintage train will leave Nova Gorica and return on the same route to Jesenice.


DEPARTURES 2017


 


TIMETABLE

Arrival Departure RAILWAY STATION Arrival Departure
- 08:58 Jesenice 19:53 -
09:12 09:22 Bled Jezero 19:21 19:37
09:43 09:45 Boh. Bistrica 18:22 19:00
10:36 11:05 Most na Soči 17:28 17:32
11:18 11:30 Kanal 17:00 17:01
11:59 - Nova Gorica - 16:35

 

EXCURSIONS

1. JUST SIMPLY ENJOY THE TRAIN RIDE ALONG THE BOHINJ RAILWAY (NO ADDITION EXCURSION).

2. RIDE THE TRAIN PLUS A TOUR OF THE REGION OF GORIŠKA BRDA.

3. RIDE THE TRAIN PLUS A VISIT TO THE FAMOUS CHERRY FEAST AT GORISKA BRDA.


MAP

 


PRICELIST

1. A RIDE ON THE STEAM TRAIN ALONG
THE BOHINJ RAILWAY 
 
Adults: 41€
6-12 years: 25€
0-6 years: Free of charge*
   
2. A RIDE ON THE STEAM TRAIN ALONG THE BOHINJ
RAILWAY WITH A TOUR OF GORIŠKA BRDA
 
Adults: 75€
6-12 years: 39€
0-6 years: Free of charge*
   
3. A RIDE ON THE STEAM TRAIN TO GORIŠKA BRDA AND
VISIT TO THE FAMOUS CHERRY FEAST
cca: 10th June
Adults: 55€
6-12 years:  32€
0-6 years   Free of charge*

* Accompanied by at least one Adult. Lunch not included.


SPECIAL EVENTS

A vintage train is not only a charming means of transport, but it can also be a venue where various special events can be held – from weddings to business meetings and presentations. For pre-booked groups we can also prepare special programmes that are incorporated into the regular schedule or even arrange special rides outside of the normal timetable.


 A JOURNEY ON THE BOHINJ RAILWAY

Not far from the Austrian border are Jesenice and the station where we catch the train that runs on the Bohinj Railway. We are taking the train for a pleasant journey on the remarkable, 100-year-old Bohinj Railway. Picturesque towns and mountain villages flash by, and after the bridge across the Radovna River gorge we pass through a tunnel and stop in Bled. Above this world-famous tourist resort with its lake and island a proud cliff rises on which Bled Castle stands guarding all this beauty. After Bled we pass through many tunnels and the railway line follows the valley of the Sava Bohinjka River, which narrows and then opens to reveal Bohinj, a region that like Bled is a paradise below Mount Triglav surrounded by the steep peaks of the Julian Alps. Here we can experience the peace and tranquillity of Lake Bohinj and the endless beauty of Triglav National Park, Slovenia's only national park.

We continue our trip through the 100-year-old tunnel that measures 6,327 meters and is still Slovenia's longest, and from the alpine world we emerge in Primorska, a very different region with a Mediterranean climate and vegetation. Through Baška grapa gorge, whose steep green slopes rise dramatically on both sides, we soon reach the Soča River, which charms us with its unique emerald colour. The entire Soča Valley is a monument to the victims of World War I and the battles Hemmingway described in A Farewell to Arms. With its beauty, the Soča Valley fascinates all its visitors and entices them to activities on the water, in the mountains, and in the air. Riding along the river at the foot of the hills of Goriška Brda, one of Slovenia's best known winegrowing regions, and across the Solkan Bridge, whose stone arch is the largest of the world's railway bridges, we reach the Goriško plain with its vineyards and orchards of peaches, cherries, figs, and other fruit. We stop in Nova Gorica, which together with its sister city of Gorizia on the Italian side of the border has become a symbol of coexistence between the countries of the European Union. Nova Gorica boasts several attractive casinos and is a starting point for exploring Kras, the world's archetypal karst region.

“On the journey, which lasted only a few hours, we saw rivers and lakes, mountains and plains, high hills and low hills, valleys and karst, canyons and the endless sea. You are small but spectacular, my Slovene homeland!” observed Maks Klodic, Count Sabladoski (from A new Railway from Carinthia through the Karavanke Mountains, the Bohinj Mountains, and across Kras to Trieste. A Short Description of the Railway from the Technical and Tourism Viewpoint. Slovene Mountaineering Society, Ljubljana 1905).


FOR A SAFE TRIP WITH THE STEAM TRAIN WE RECOMMEND

To follow the announcements that you hear through the sound system on the train.

We enter and exit the train only on official stops (Bled, Bohinjska Bistrica, Most na Soči, Kanal and Nova Gorica). When doing so, we must be alert to any other incoming trains.

During the trip do not open any windows (because of the risk of smoke, sparks and branches along the railway line).

We treat the train with care and responsibility (we do not step on the seats and we keep the train tidy), because that is the only way that the steam train will serve its purpose for a long time.

We wish you a pleasant trip.


GENERAL TERMS

Bookings can be made at the tourist office ABC rent a car and turizem d.o.o. and authorised partners. To make a reservation, we need some information about the passenger (first name and surname, date of birth and contact phone number).The reservation is confirmed when the ticket is paid. The Company reserves the right to cancel the tour 7 days prior to departure if the minimum number of participants is not achieved.

Reservations for individual guests can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to departure without any cancellation fee. If the cancellation occurs within the last 7 days before the trip, ABC rent a car in turizem d.o.o. reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the programme price. If the cancellation is made on the day of the trip or in case of no-show, ABC rent a car and turizem d.o.o. will retain the whole prepaid amount. You may also opt to pay cancellation risk insurance.

Diesel haulage may substitute the steam locomotive in case of extreme weather (drought and thus fire danger) or engine failure or other transport means may be used through the afflicted part of the way in order to complete the journey.  If it is necessary to undertake repairs to one of the vintage cars, it may be substituted with a normal one. Some changes in timetable are possible, because of dense traffic and some delays may occur on the vintage train.


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