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  • From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    1. From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in t...

    Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

  • From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

    2. From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

    Depart Trieste and journey to the capital of Slovenia to take a guided tour of Ljubljana. Learn more about its cultural, economic and political history as you explore the ancient and modern architecture of the old town center. Discover monuments by the architect Jože Plečnik and hear how he played an important part in Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. Admire attractions such as the Town Hall, stone lamps of the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge that connects 2 parts of the city's medieval heart. Marvel at Ljubljana Cathedral, the Baroque Robba Fountain and buildings of the central Prešeren Square.  Continue to the Alpine town of Bled and get back to nature on the lake that surrounds Bled Island. See the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and go for a walk around the lake. Gaze in awe at Bled Castle, built on a precipice above the lake, and enj...

  • Lake Bled: Rafting and Zipline Adventure Tour

    3. Lake Bled: Rafting and Zipline Adventure Tour

    Spend an adventurous day with a zipline and rafting tour and surround yourself with the beauty of the Sava Dolinka River. The Sava Dolinka river near Bled offers a perfect rafting trip for beginners, groups, and families. Explore the stunning scenery of the picturesque Bled town and experience an exciting rafting descent. Experience an adrenaline ride on 7 ziplines cables in Bled and a guided natural science trip through the valley of the Sava Dolinka river. It is protected as a natural monument and is a part of the Natura 2000 network. Discover attractive surroundings of the zipline through the valley, where the river flows through forests and wetlands. Get ready to zip along 7 zipline cables between 350 m and 750 m long and have an overall length of 4 km. Admire the spectacular trails and serene forests connected with the ziplines. Each part of the activity lasts 3 to 3.5-hours. Betw...

  • Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

    4. Full-Day Ljubljana and Lake Bled Trip from Zagreb

    Your full-day (11-hour) excursion begins with a pick-up at your centrally located hotel or Zrinjevac Park. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle for the 2-hour drive to Ljubljana. En route your guide will tell you about the history of Croatia and Slovenia. You’ll hear about the hidden gems of both countries and the historical dynamics that carved them into countries they are today. Start your visit at Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, where the beauty of this small but big-hearted city will enchant you. Note the variety of architectural styles and quirky bridges with their carved dragons. Your guide will lead you on a leisurely walking tour, and tell you all the interesting bits about this Slovenian pearl. Conclude your Ljubljana experience at Ljubljana Castle, reaching the castle on a 60-second funicular ride. Take in panoramic views of the city. After the tour you’ll ha...

    Fantastic! Karlo and Ivanka were knowledgeable and friendly and were happy to give local tips. Would definitely recommend to other travellers!

  • From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Lake Bled Group Day Trip

    5. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Lake Bled Group Day Trip

    Discover 2 of Slovenia's best natural attractions with a guide. Visit the charming town of Bled with its stunning lake and marvel at the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave. Meet your guide at your hotel in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for 2 of Slovenia’s most enchanting natural wonders, Lake Bled and Postojna Cave. First, visit the charming resort town of Bled with its breathtaking lake. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the best sites with your guide. Take a trip on the emerald green waters of Lake Bled in one of the traditional 'Pletna' boats to discover Slovenia's only island and see if ringing the church bell grants your wishes. Then, enjoy a pleasant stroll around the lake, climb up to the mysterious Bled Castle, or treat yourself to a piece (or 2) of delicious Bled cream cake. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the second natural wonder,...

  • Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana

    6. Bled and Bohinj Alpine Lakes Tour from Ljubljana

    Start your small-group tour with a pick up from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps in an air-conditioned minivan. Admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, as well as the church-topped islet in its center. Drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore. Visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the cafe. Next, drive up to Bled Castle and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. Return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. After a bre...

    Our guide Sanda was wonderful. She provided prompt pickup/drop off service, shared good information about the country and revised the order of our visits to avoid crowds and the make the most of our visit.

  • Private Tour to Bled and Ljubljana from Zagreb

    7. Private Tour to Bled and Ljubljana from Zagreb

    Visit the pearl of the Slovenian Alps at Bled and marvel at the glacier lake surrounded by mountain peaks, in the middle of which lies a small island with a church protected by a 1,000 year old castle on a mountain. Walk by the lake and get the chance to drive a traditional boat to Bled island. Visit the Baroque Church of the Assumption with its well-preserved frescoes. Take a chance and ring the bell for happiness and good fortune, subject to an extra charge on site. Continue to Ljubljana to explore the capital of Slovenia, where the modern-day city nurtures the friendly and peaceful atmosphere of a much smaller place. The highlights of Ljubljana are wonderful bridges and the banks of the Ljubljanica River on which the city sprang back twice after it was destroyed by an earthquake. It attracts tourists with a great atmosphere and variety of cultural events. It is a vivid and lively ci...

  • Slovenia Day Trip From Vienna Including Ljubljana and Bled

    8. Slovenia Day Trip From Vienna Including Ljubljana and Bled

    Your trip will start with an early pick-up from your hotel in Vienna. Admire the beautiful landscape as you cross the border into Slovenia. Your first stop will be Baden to take time for breakfast and coffee. Upon arrival in Ljubljana your local guide will await you to start the walking tour. Hear the many legends of Ljubljana, including the legend of the Ljubljana dragon. Ljubljana is a modern and lively city, full of surprises. Take a walk down Preseren Square, visit Franciskanska cerkve, the central pharmacy, Hauptmann house, the Triple Bridge and much more. To complete your visit to Slovenia you will visit Bled, Slovenia's only island. Bled is a glacier lake surrounded by high and mighty mountain peaks, in the middle of which lies a small island with a church that is protected by a thousand year old castle.  Bled, the pearl of the Slovenian Alps will make you fall in love with its r...

  • Ljubljana or Bled: Lake Bled & Postojna Cave Day Trip

    9. Ljubljana or Bled: Lake Bled & Postojna Cave Day Trip

    Just 45 minutes north of Ljubljana, there lies the magical Alpine resort, Bled with its magical lake. Ascend the old castle, perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake, and take some time to enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings from the castle's terraces. A boat ride on a ‘Pletna’ – a traditional boat made by locals -  is mandatory when visiting Bled. Reach the only true island in Slovenia, ring the ‘fortune bell’ and soak up the sun, peace and fresh mountain air. Afterwards, stop for tastings of some local food products in Bled. Then it's time to head south to discover the mysteries of the Slovenian karst in the Postojna cave. The guided tour of the cave takes you on a ride by electrical train and a walk through the beautiful passages and chambers with spectacular drop stones, pillars, limestone curtains, and other extraordinary wonders of the underground world. Afterwards, ...

    Fabulous small group tour of Postojona limestone caves, Predjama Castle and Lake Bled. Our guide was so informative, making our experience more personal and supportive. Had such a wonderful day seeing so many beautiful and amazing sights. Thank you!

  • From Koper: Bled & Ljubljana Cruise Trip with Guide

    10. From Koper: Bled & Ljubljana Cruise Trip with Guide

    Enjoy a full day visiting Lake Bled, ranked among the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world. Stop for a walking tour of the lovely capital city of Ljubljana. Discover the historical and cultural heritage of Slovenia on this guided getaway from Koper. Start your journey by meeting your driver at Koper Port. Reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort with the only true island in Slovenia. Learn why Bled has been the symbol of natural beauty and home to fairy tales. Ascend the old 12th-century castle, perched on top of a steep cliff with spectacular views of the lake. You can ride on a traditional Pletna boat when visiting Bled. Slip back in time with this boat riding experience. Take in the relaxing atmosphere and the mountain air. Explore the charming Bled island and its famous 99-step stone staircase. Try a Bled cream cake, the local delicacy, while in town. Continue to the pretty...

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What people are saying about Bled

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 109 reviews

This was a great tour that we thoroughly enjoyed but Tine absolutely made the trip. Tine was wonderfully professional and efficient while also being very personable, funny :), and knowledgeable. His experience in navigating everything from the roads to the logistics of getting into the sites really made the day comfortable. I really enjoyed the information about the area as well as Slovenia throughout the trip. I could have listened to him tell more stories!

Our guide Sanda was wonderful. She provided prompt pickup/drop off service, shared good information about the country and revised the order of our visits to avoid crowds and the make the most of our visit.

Highly recommend! Very personalized and friendly service. We had a multi lingual group of people on our tour, it was no problem at all since our guide spoke various languages.

The tour guide spoke great English and was very knowledgeable about everything, she gave us ample time to explore and get lunch. highly recommend

Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.