4. From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Ljubljana and Lake Bled
Your driver will wait you in your hotel lobby or in front your address few minutes before your pick up and you will join him into your fully private day tour to Slovenian capital Ljubljana and one of europeans most beautiful lakes, Lake Bled. During your drive from Vienna to Ljubljana, you will have short stop on one of plenty rest stops on highway and you will pass Austrian and Slovenian countryside. Ljubljana is capital and largest city of Slovenia. It is the country's cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center, with approximately 0.3 millions people living in city. First settlements have been in early 1st century, on river Ljubljanica, but first mentioned as city was in the first half of the 12th century. Situated at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historical capital of Carniola, one of the Slovene-inhabited parts of the Habsburg monarchy Shortly after you arrive, our local tour guide will wait you at the enterance of city center, where you will have 2 hours walking tour. Our professional tour guide will shortly explain you city and country history and will point you out all important sites in Ljubljana and also about all myths from Ljubljana, such as Dragon Bridge and its symbol. It is depicted on the top of the tower of Ljubljana Castle in the Ljubljana coat of arms and on the Ljubljanica-crossing Dragon Bridge. It represents power, courage, and greatness. The central square in Ljubljana is Prešeren Square, home to the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, from where you can visit Town Square, where is also Town Hall, the seat of city government. In city centar, you can also see Ljubljana Cathedral, National Gallery, Robba Fountain, Slovenian Philharmonic Building, The Triple Bridge... After your walking tour in Ljubljana, you will have a short time for a walking in Old Town and for a lunch. After, you will go to Lake Bled and Island Bled. Lake Bled is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Medieval Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore and has a museum. Your driver will wait you on pre-arranged location. After your free walking part of tour ends, our driver will drive drive you back to you destination in Vienna.