6. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Day Trip by Minivan
Take a day to capture the spirit of magical Slovenia, visiting the two most sighted Slovenian gems. Take a scenic drive from Zagreb and discover the conutryside, before exploring Ljubljana and the Alpine resort of Bled.
Set off in a small group (max. 8 people) from the capital Zagreb and enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Croatian and Slovenian countryside. Get familiar with the itinerary for the day, as well as information about the sites you are visiting and the general history of Croatia and Slovenia.
Arrive at Ljubljana. On your arrival, your guide will take you on a walking tour around the city center. Besides seeing many historical buildings and monuments you will climb up with funicular to the 13th-century medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana.
There, you can see spectacular views of the town and Alp mountains in the distance. Gain a deeper understanding of the city's landmarks and more confidence to navigate on your own for the next 1 hour of your free time.
Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled. Upon arrival, ride up to the top of the cliff which seats the oldest castle in Slovenia. Be hypnotized by the views of Lake Bled, surrounded by stoic mountains. The whole castle is one big museum where you will learn all about Bleds culture and history.
After about 45 minutes at the castle, descend down to Bled town which sits on the edge of the lake. Go explore, sit down for a coffee, order the famous Bled cream cake, or if you are more adventurous, rent a bicycle a do a spin around the lake.
Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a scenic ride back to Zagreb.