Day trip

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.
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From US$ 63.79 per person

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Often described as the "image of paradise", the Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your pickup time will depend on the pickup location you chose when booking. You will be contacted via email with all the details about your pickup prior to the trip. Keep in mind that a delay of up to 15 minutes can occur due to traffic conditions and different pickup locations.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Marvel at the beautiful mountain scenery of the Bled Region
  • Learn from an informative, friendly and professional guide
Full description
Lake Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region due to its emerald-green waters, picture-perfect postcard church on the island, medieval castle on the rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps as the background. Take a short walk along the lakeshore as the beauty of the surrounding mountains reflects off the lake surface. No matter the season, you'll enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake and the fresh mountain air.  Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100 meters above the lake, Bled Castle is the iconic image of a medieval fortress, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure - a reconstruction of Gutenberg's wooden printing press, on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using hand-made paper. Take the Pletna boat, a traditional boat known only to this region, to the tiny tear-shaped island on the lake. Upon returning from the island, stop at the local patisserie and taste Bled’s famous cream cake, kremšnita. In the last 60 years they have sold as many as 12 million of these cakes - they are definitely a can't-miss and a perfect way to top off your day.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Driver guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Bled area
  • Vintgar Gorge entry fee (€10/person)
  • Castle Bled entry fee (€13/person)
  • Pletna boat ride to the island (€15/person)
  • Church of Assumption on Bled Island entry fee (€12/person)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The minimum number of participants is 2 adults. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 105 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Truly wonderful guide who drove only myself, a young lady from Israel and a man from Italy. The guide discussed the history of the country, the countryside, all about the area and the castle, etc. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. The river and whitewater was beautiful to trek along and the forested area refreshing. The castle was a great historic site and the view was breathtaking. The young lady took a swim in Lake Bled while our guide took us to the boats for a ride to the island. Afterwards we all had a delicious lunch at a lake side restaurant. Wonderful overall!

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January 12, 2023

Our guide Primoš was friendly and gave us a lot of information about Slovenia and its history. He knew a lot about his country, past and present. We enjoyed hw castle and boat trip to the lake. It is quite an expensive day as the entrance fees are quite high. We were not aware of what options we had in addition to the castle and lake - other reviews say they went around Bled and and the description of the activity mentions a Gorge. So Not a five star review but we had a goos experience.

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October 24, 2022

Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about Lake Bled and its surrounds, but also about Slovenia in general. The convenience of someone else taking care of transportation is a huge bonus, and we were given plenty of time to see the lake, the island and church, the castle, and then we had free time in the main park to eat and enjoy the view. Highly recommended for those that desire an easy way to make the trip, and to learn more about this amazing country!

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August 22, 2022

Product ID: 71087