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  • From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    1. From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

    You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in t...

    Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

  • From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of Vintgar Gorge

    2. From Bled: Self-Guided E-Bike Tour of Vintgar Gorge

    Meet in central Bled to begin your self-guided 4-hour e-bike experience of Vintgar Gorge. After a brief orientation session for the eBike, take off to explore the stunning landscape around Vintgar Gorge. Avoid the traffic, parking and queues, and soak in the views of the rolling countryside and beautiful nature of the area. With the eBike propelling you up hills, enjoy the views without breaking a sweat. After visiting the gorge, pause for a Bled cream cake at a local pastry shop before making your way back to Bled.

    Amazing bikes, kind host who gave us thorough, clear instructions and to top it all, beatiful scenery. The complementary cake was delicious too.

  • From Bled: Full-Day Underground Kayaking

    3. From Bled: Full-Day Underground Kayaking

    Depart from your Bled hotel for an 8-hour kayaking adventure through an underground mine. Drive two hours to the abandoned mine and descend for 15 minutes into the depths of the earth on an original old mining train. The tour involves a short hike and a climb down and up some steep stairs that reach depths of 95 meters. Upon reaching the underground water, row in your sit-on-top kayaking through passages and galleries. Spend four hours in the mine and enjoy the mix of dynamic activities, with a bit of both hiking and paddling. Illuminate your way with glowing headlamps, the only source of light in the mine. All the dry suits, boots, life vests, helmets and lights are provided. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be brought back to your Bled hotel. The tour lasts for about eight hours in total, with departures always only in the morning from Bled, the departure time depending on av...

  • Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

    4. Bled: Sava River Rafting Trip

    Experience an adrenaline rush on a rafting trip in Bled alongside licensed guides. Raft and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Sava River with unforgettable views of the Karavanke and Julian Alps in the background. Get picked up from Bled, then head to the Sava River, one of the best rivers where you can try different water adventures. Before getting in the water, your guides will explain everything you need to know about action and safety. After your safety lesson, hit the waters to experience the rapids of the area’s longest river. Feel secure with experienced licensed guides by your side. Later, swim at the confluence of the Sava Dolinka and Sava Bohinjka headwaters near Radovljica. Compete with other boats and, if you’re up to it, experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the rocks. At the end of the trip, get photos of your adventure before your guides take you back to...

  • Bled or Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Half-Day

    5. Bled or Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Half-Day

    Depart Ljubljana or Bled and journey to the underground world of Postojna Cave, the most popular karst cave in the world. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the cave system by electric train, and then walk through the beautiful passages and chambers of spectacular drop stones, pillars, limestone curtains and other extraordinary natural wonders. Continue to the idyllic village of Predjama and visit the Renaissance castle built within the mouth of a cave. Admire the fairytale setting and architecture of the medieval fortress of Predjama Castle, famous as the former seat of the knight Erazem Lueger. Marvel at the dramatic setting among the hills of the Inner Carniola region. Learn the legend of Erazem Lueger, a renowned robber baron sometimes referred to as the "Slovenian Robin Hood." Hear other local folk tales and traditions and stop for some local spirit tasting in Postojna, before t...

    We had a great day with Nina. The pickup was on time and the van was comfortable and the air conditioning was great. The first stop was Predjama castle which was unlike anything I had seen before and not sure how they built that structure in to the mountain. The caves were also great. I haven’t explored caves before so I can’t really compare but the structures inside were fantastic. Definitely bring a sweater or a light jacket. It was extremely hot the day we visited but was was freezing with a sweater by the time we left. Nina was a great guide and driver and was waiting for us nearby when we left each attraction. I highly recommend this tour.

  • Ljubljana: Lake Bled Half-Day Tour

    6. Ljubljana: Lake Bled Half-Day Tour

    Visit the most famous lake in Slovenia on this half-day tour to Lake Bled. Enjoy fabulous alpine scenery on your way. Head north from Ljubljana along quieter backroads to your first stop at the Kayak Center. Cool yourself off in the river and have a short break. Go to your second stop at the medieval Castle Smlednik. Enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Slovenia. Enjoy some free time when you get to Lake Bled and then head back to Ljubljana.

    This tour was an amazing way to see beautiful Slovenia, with a great tour guide who was so accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble for Ferdi and he showed us so much more than what was stated in the description. He was so knowledgeable and full of life, and really added to the experience. I completely recommend this tour!

  • From Ljubljana: Day Trip to Bled and Vintgar Gorge

    7. 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.

    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!

  • Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

    8. 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.

    Really nice few hours to see castle and lake! Our guide was friendly and k re her stuff! Comfortable van also, would recommend! Only thing I was confused about was that it was sane price if coming from Ljubljana or from bled! Quote a difference in distance there but overall loved it

  • Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

    9. Bled Slovenia: 3–Hour Rafting Experience

    White water rafting has long been an exciting addition to the extreme water sports family and it is still very much a must–do if you are planning to visit Bled or nearby areas. A rafting trip is a wonderful idea if you are looking to add a day of adventure to your Bled holiday. If you haven’t done it before, don’t worry. No previous experience is required, your guides will make sure you are completely safe throughout the trip, and you are guaranteed to have a great time. The rivers in Slovenia are divided according to the difficulty level they present. Each one has something different to offer. You can choose between an easy, slow flowing scenic rafting trip suitable for the whole family, larger groups or individuals, or faster, more exciting sections for those seeking a more energetic thrilling ride. The choice depends on the time of year, weather conditions and water levels, and prefe...

    This program was an amazing experience. It was well-organised with all necessary equipment. Our guide also did a really great job, he entertained us during the whole trip. Everyone has to try it! :)

  • Lake Bled: Canyoning in the Bohinj Valley

    10. Lake Bled: Canyoning in the Bohinj Valley

    Reconnect with nature and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Slovenia on an amazing Lake Bled canyoning tour. Meet your professional guide in the town of Bled and drive to the nearby Bohinj Valley. Get a better appreciation of the gorgeous countryside before you change into all the provided gear at the entrance to the canyon. Follow your certified canyoning guide to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Hike though the deep green forests and climb the amazing canyon walls. Rappel back down to swim in pools of fresh mountain water and jump through waterfalls!  The trip typically lasts around 3.5 hours, but can vary depending on the group size. Choose from different departure times to suit your schedule.

    Perfect size group and spectacular course. Easy enough for a beginner and challenging enough to be exciting. Options to chicken out of the higher jumps but my advice....JUST DO IT! You won’t regret it.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 748 reviews

Rafting was a blast with our group! The scenery is beautiful! There’s a good amount of activity. The equipment was in good condition, there’s a safety briefing, and you’re off to the rapids! We got to do some bodysurfing once the river joined with another, and there were a few balance games for the calm sections. It wasn’t a lot of work, but it was a very nice experience overall! Jani was an excellent canyoning guide! He led our group of 8 through the canyon, which was beautiful and easy enough for beginners. The jumps we went through were 1.5m, 2.5m, 6m, 8m, and 10m, but once you get to the higher jumps you’re allowed to rappel instead. He was very kind about the jumps and not pushy at all, which was very reassuring! Before you go into the canyon, there’s a safety brief that also goes over how to use the climbing hardware, no prior experience needed. It’s a good workout and he takes photos and videos of the whole experience. The water was extremely cold, but we had thick wetsuits.

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 +++

It was interesting and a bit disappointing at the caves as we not allowed to take pictures,but rules are rules. The tour guide was fantastic

Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional tour guide. I highly recommend.

Such a good experience writh a very friendly host and delicious wine!