Bled
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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.

  • Lake Bled: Rafting and Zipline Adventure Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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!

  • Private Tour to Bled and Ljubljana from Zagreb

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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...

  • Lake Bled: Kayak and Zipline Tour

    8. Lake Bled: Kayak and Zipline Tour

    Experience a day full of adventure by the Sava Dolinka River. Enjoy kayaking with sit-on-top kayaks, perfect for beginners who want to try it out. Admire the magnificent views of the river on the way. During the trip, you will learn the very basics. If you already have some experience, your guide will adapt the tour according to your knowledge and will show you useful tips and tricks. Experience an adrenaline ride on 7 ziplines cables in Bled and a guided natural science trip through the valley of the Sava Dolinka river. 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. Turn your day of travel into an action-packed adventure with the two...

  • Trieste: Private Shore Excursion to Bled and Ljubljana

    9. Trieste: Private Shore Excursion to Bled and Ljubljana

    After disembarking from your ship, meet your guide next to the port of Trieste from where you travel for about 1.5 hours to discover the Alpine pearl of Bled. As you travel, listen to your guide as they tell you about Slovenes, including their culture and history. Once in Bled, stroll along the lake and enjoy the views of surrounding nature. Bled is an Alpine pearl that Slovenia is proud of, and is home to one of the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world. Bled Island is one of the most photogenic spots in Slovenia - an island in the middle of an idyllic alpine lake on which a beautiful church stands. The lake also reflects a mighty castle, which stands upon a high cliff above. Your next stop will be the Slovenian capital - the city of Ljubljana. Take a private guided tour of Ljubljana with an experienced and licensed tour guide to explore the rich history of this capital. Througho...

  • From Koper: Day Trip to Lake Bled & Ljubljana

    10. From Koper: Day Trip to Lake Bled & Ljubljana

    Ljubljana, the capital and largest city in Slovenia, is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center of the country. It is renowned for its rich history, reflected in its wonderful architectural heritage. Its old town center is embraced by Ljubljana Castle and the River Ljubljanica, where the feeling of the city is strongest. On this trip, you will encounter ancient and modern architecture. You will visit the old town center where you'll admire the works of the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, who took an important part in designing Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. In little more than 3 decades, Jože Plečnik transformed Ljubljana from a provincial city to the capital of the Slovene nation, and re-shaped the urban part of the city. His influence can be felt everywhere, but mostly along the river Ljubljanica. On this trip, you will visit ...

    Had a really good experience. The tour is lovely and the tour guide was very for Friendly and knowledgeable

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What people are saying about Bled

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Our trip to Bled was perfect! I wish I remembered our guide's name but she was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We got so lucky as the weather was great. It was sunny for us and it had shown rain days prior. It could not have been more of a perfect day. The Caves were GREAT!!!! So beautiful! I have to mention, due to Corona, we pretty much had minimal tourists in all the spots we had visited. I doubt it would be that way next time so we were VERY LUCKY to have experienced these wonderful sites the way we had. Highly recommended!!!!

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!

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

Tine was an awesome guide he provided so much history. The tours were organized where we were not rushed to get to the next location.

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