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From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

1. From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

Following pick-up from Ljubljana, travel in comfort to the beautiful resort town of Bled in the foothills of the Julian Alps Journey up to the castle perched on the top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. Get spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island from the terraces, and then board a traditional pletna boat and sail across to the only true island in Slovenia. Alternatively, visit Vintgar Gorge and walk the wooden paths to marvel as the River Radovna runs through the canyon to end at the amazing Šum Waterfall. Stop for lunch in a typical Alpine restaurant before going to the glacial lake at Bohinj in Triglav National Park. Cool down with a swim or explore the lake on foot, or by canoe if you prefer. End with a visit to the well-preserved town of Skofja Loka. Walk around the medieval town center, overlooked by an historic castle and monastery.

Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

2. Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

Discover scenic lakes and historic towns as you drive, read stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos whenever you like. Begin your drive in Ljubljana, and make your way to Škofja Loka at your own pace. Begin your journey with a short drive from Ljubljana to discover the famous Apline jewel of Lake Bled. Choose your itinerary from the curated list of options, and stop to hike along the lake’s scenic routes, explore Bled Castle perched on the top of a cliff above Lake Bled, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride on a pletna — a traditional flat-bottom boat. Continue on to one of the most stunning natural canyons, the impressive Vintgar Gorge, where you can walk along wooden platforms and bridges above the rushing Radovna River, ending your walk by the 13-meter high Sum waterfall. Next is Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, in the Triglav National Park. Swim, canoe, and walk in the verdant park, or simply relax next to the calm waters. Head back to Ljubljana, and on your way stop in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns still standing today. Walk through the charming town center and marvel at the castle and monastery perched high above you. Round up your trip by driving back to Slovenia’s capital city at your own pace.

From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

3. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

After a short drive from Ljubljana discover the famous Alpine jewels of lakes Bled & Bohinj along with the Vintgar Gorge. Sports enthusiasts can opt for rafting on the Sava river (optional). Make one last stop at a hidden gem, the medieval Skofja Loka town, before returning to Ljubljana. From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps we reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle's terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with »Pletna« – a traditional flat-bottom boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Continue to the impressive Vintgar Gorge, one of the most stunning natural canyons, where a path takes you across the wooden platforms and bridges along the rushing Radovna River and through the picturesque gorge. This pleasant hike ends with a 13-meter-high waterfall Sum. Our next stop is Bohinj, Slovenia's largest glacial lake, located in the Triglav National Park area. Take a swim, a canoe ride, or just a pleasant walk around the lake area to soak in Bohinj's pristine natural environment. All interested in some white water action can join a rafting experience on the fresh waters of the Sava Dolinka river! Swimming ability, swimsuit, and a towel are required, everything else is provided by our rafting partners! On the way back to Ljubljana, we stop in Skofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns. A walk around the charming town center, situated under the castle and the monastery. Return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon. IMPORTANT: - Please note that rafting on the Sava river takes place instead of the visit of the Lake Bohinj. Activity is subjected to the weather and a minimum number of applicants at the rafting operator - Vintgar Gorge is closed during Winter season (optional alternative - Savica waterfall: 3 € / person)

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Amazing !!!!!! 5 stars ++++ We first went to the Vintgar Gorge for about 1h30, that was a beautiful landscape. Then we climbed our way up to the Bled castle with an astouding point of view (and great Bled cake). Then we had the choice between a boat trip to the Bled island or a hike around the lakeshore (we did the last one and it was gorgeous). Then we drove to Bohinj lake where we could go for a swim, it was so peaceful! And then we went to a cute médiéval village named Skojka Gora and our guide told us the whole story about it. Our guide was very useful and told us many many stories about the country. Thanks a lot again!!! Would definitely recommand +++

The trip was phenomenal! We enjoyed every bit of it! Our helpful guide, Urban, showed us around with unwavering patience and kindness and enthusiasm. What we liked the most about the trip was that even though it was a pre-planned trip, our guide gave us several options! This felt like a tailor-made trip and allowed us to explore the Slovenian culture and hear all about it from a Lake Bled local! We highly recommend this experience! We had a fantastic day!

Super day seeing Lake Bled and other sights.highly recommend this trip. We could never have beaten the crowds and made the most of our time without such an experienced guide. The trip was personalised and suited the needs and interests of the guests on board. A brilliant experience.

Nice trip without the stress of travel, so you can see and enjoy more of the beautiful country.

The Gudie was very jovial and cool. Indeed the trip was fabulous