For all lovers of travel by train, which takes you to the year 1906 is Steam train, Nova Gorica, Bled, right choice for you. The train will ride on a part of a historical “Transalpina Railway“, which was inaugurated on July 19th 1906 in order to complete the railway that linked Vienna and Central Europewith the Adriatic regions of Austro-Hungarian Empire, especially with the port at Trieste.
The construction of the railway was for those times very complicated and demanded numerous exceptional architectural achievements (tunnels, bridges, viaducts etc.), which made the railway famous. Especially remarkable are the bridge of Solkan with its 85 metres long arcade, which is still world largest, and the tunnel of Podbrdo, the genuine passing under the Julian Alps with the length of 6327 metres.
World conflicts of the previous century have caused Transalpina loose its role of a great commercial railway and made it a secondary line, which is nowadays reviving as a touristic railway connecting Austria, Slovenia and Italy.
The Steam train, Nova Gorica, Bled, will be pulled by a steam engine from the Railway Museum of Ljubljana. In case of danger of fire the steam engine will be substituted by a diesel engine. From the train station of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) we will immediately enter the landscape of incomparable and numerous beauties that runs along the wonderful Soča and Sava rivers
Arrival at the Bled station and transfer by bus to a guided tour of the castle. Lunch in a restaurant above the lake follows. After lunch some free-time for visiting the town and the lake, one of the most beautiful renowned sites of Slovenia.
In the afternoon transfer back to the station and the return ride by train pulled by a steam engine and in the evening arrival at the respective stations of departure.
adults: 90 euro youngsters (from 12 to 16 years): 50 euro youngsters (from 6 to 11 years): 40 euro children (form 0 to 5 years): gratis (lunch not included)
Only train (both directions):
adults: 45 euro, youngsters (from 12 to 16 years): 30 euro, child (from 6 to 11 years): 25 euro
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
♦ ride by the Oldtimer train (section Nova Gorica – Bled – Nova Gorica with a steam engine. ♦ transfer by bus at Bled ♦ entrance at Bled castle ♦ lunch at restaurant (a glass of wine, table water, juice for children) ♦ accompanying guide
For more information and reservation please call Steam train, Nova Gorica, Bled, on telephone number +386 (0)31 675 – 630.