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From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

1. From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

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.

From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Trip

2. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled 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, Postojna Cave. Enter a mysterious world of underground passages, caverns, and great halls, decorated with dripstones, translucent curtains, and pillars in fascinating shapes and colors.  Return into the daylight and discover the astonishing Predjama Castle, the seat of the robber knight Erasmus. Learn about its history from your guide and admire views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

3. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with a Pletna – traditional boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the ‘fortune bell’ and soak up the sun, peace and fresh mountain air. Stop for tastings of some local food in Bled before returning to Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Half-Day Lake Bled Tour

4. From Ljubljana: Half-Day Lake Bled Tour

Begin your half-day tour in the morning with a pickup from your centrally located Ljubljana hotel. Then, sitting comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, depart for the beautiful Lake Bled, nestled amid the Julian Alps on the edge of Triglav National Park. During the drive, gaze out at rural Slovenia and listen to your guide’s commentary about the glacier-formed lake. On arrival, you can spend a few moments drinking in views of the picturesque lake, backed by towering mountains, and the fairy-tale steeple of the Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island, there is a tiny rock islet in the center of the lake. Climb aboard a two-oared wooden boat and relax during the short boat ride to the island. Here, you will have around 30 minutes to explore, perhaps visiting the church or sampling potica, a traditional Slovenian cake, at the cafe.  Next, you will travel to Bled Castle, a medieval stronghold perched atop a sheer cliff overlooking the water. Listen to a brief introduction of the castle’s history from your guide, and then make the most of free time to visit the museum and absorb the bird’s-eye views of Lake Bled. The tour will finish with some time spent at the stunning lakeside. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along the lake, snap photos of the swan, or recharge with a kremšnita (vanilla cream cake) and coffee. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

5. From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

Spend 2 hours exploring Lake Bled and its spectacular surroundings. Your local guide will know just where to go to capture the best shots of the lake and will provide plenty of information on the lake and its history.  This private tour starts early with pick up from your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 8:00 AM. Arrive at Bled Lake at 8:50 AM and enjoy 2 hours checking out the best views. Choose to take a typical Pletna Boat (15 Euros/adult) to visit the famous Island Church (6 Euros/adult).  Depart for Ljubljana at 11:15 AM and return to your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 12:00 PM.

Full-Day Private Best of Slovenia Tour from Zagreb

6. Full-Day Private Best of Slovenia Tour from Zagreb

Your tour starts in Zagreb when your driver picks you up at your accommodation. Ljubljana is the first destination on the route. A unique small capital with abundance of charm, green parts and easy–going inhabitants. Hear about Jože Plečnik, a world-famous architect that marked the city. Next, visit one or both of Slovenia's most famous attractions such as Lake Bled and the Postojna Cave. Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most popular tourist destination - a beautiful lake with an island in the middle and a castle overlooking it. Postojna Cave is an underground complex of 27 kilometers. A small train takes you inside the cave to walk through a system of tunnels, galleries and chambers with astonishing dripstones. See an olm, amphibian salamander living inside the cave. If you choose to, you can also visit a Predjama castle, a gorgeous fortress built into a 123 meter–high vertical cliff. At the end of the day, your driver will return you to Zagreb to Your accommodation.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled Boat Ride & Castle Guided Day Trip

7. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled Boat Ride & Castle Guided Day Trip

We'll do a few hours tour. When we arriving on Bled we will start on the point where we sit on pletna traditional boat made by locals which are only known at Bled. Following the boat ride, you get some time to explore the little island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area. The journey will following the tour on the top of a rock, from where we will enter into the Castle. The Bled Castle offers the finest view of the Bled island, the town of Bled and the wider countryside of the Gorenjska region. Experience the picturesque architecture of the castle and the museum collection, representing the historical development of Bled.

Trieste: Private Shore Excursion to Bled and Ljubljana

8. 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. Throughout your tour, listen to your guide as they tell you many stories and legends, some of which still exist. Once done exploring Ljubljana, return back to your tour starting point.

From Zagreb: Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

9. From Zagreb: Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

Travel from Zagreb into the Slovenian mountains to visit lake Bled. Marvel at this glacial lake before heading to Ljubljana. Take in the city highlights of the largest city in Slovenia and take a walk in the city center. Be picked up from you accommodation in Zagreb. Relax on the scenic drive to lake Bled. Spend some free time at the lake where you can walk along the shore, buy a boat ride to Bled island, see bled castle, or purchase a slice of Bled cream cake. Continue to Ljubljana. Stroll through the colorful buildings in the city center and admire how the Ljubljanica river winds its way through the city. Let your guide show you the main city sites. Have some free time to explore the café-lined streets and boutique shops before returning to Zagreb.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I recently took a full day tour visiting Postjama Castle, Postojna Cave, and Lake Bled and I have to say, it was an excellent tour. The price of the tour was more expensive than other tours, but it was worth it because the entry tickets for Postojna Cave and Posjama Castle were included. One of the best things about the tour was that there was only a group of two and the guide, so we practically had a private tour. We went with a personal car and the guide was very informative and talked about various different topics that exceeded the coverage we expected. On the way to Lake Bled, we stopped in a small village and had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with authentic Slovenian cuisine. I would highly recommend the Deer Steak. The only disadvantage of booking the tour in the winter months is that daylight is shorter. Overall, I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Slovenia and looking for a comprehensive and enjoyable experience

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!

We were picked up as scheduled. The tour guide Vasco was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Slovenia We had plenty of time to visit the castle , to take a boat trip to the island and to have lunch Would thoroughly recommend this trip

Incredible experience with a lovely and charming guide who gave us a lot of information about wonderful Slovenia, it’s people, culture, socio-economic events, Slovene’s daily activities and amazing places at the lake!

Such an incredible day trip and a great guide. One of the most beautiful places I have been!