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From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj Day Trip

1. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj Day Trip

An ‘Image of Paradise’, as it is often described, Bled has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century. Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Guides will roll back time in its museum, and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav and try the hearty local cuisine. To experience a bit of trekking, you'll end the day with an enjoyable 20-minute hike to the beautiful Savica Waterfall, thundering from a high rocky cliff, and enjoy a rewarding view of the Lake.

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From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Lake Bled Group Day Trip

2. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave and Lake Bled Group Day 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.

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From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

3. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

Depart Zagreb in the morning and head to the capital city of Slovenia to take a guided tour of the old city center of Ljubljana. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and see some of the finest work by the architect Jože Plečnik. Experience the local vibe and discover where the residents buy their food. Hear why Napoleon was one of the city's most popular politicians, why Slovenia lives with love in its name and how the iconic Triple Bridge got its name. Get some free time to explore the hidden spots on your own. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled and go to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. Take in the spectacular views of the surroundings from the terraces and then board a traditional pletna boat to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air. Drive back to Zagreb and get dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

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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.

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Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

5. 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.

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From Zagreb: Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

6. 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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Trieste: Private Shore Excursion to Bled and Ljubljana

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Bled Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 305 reviews

Nina our guide and driver was excellent - she was extremely knowledgeable, ran a great tour and we had plenty of our own time explore. We previously booked a different tour as we were worried about getting back in time for a flight and the company offered us this longer tour where we saw a lot more, and then dropped us to the airport on the way back which was extremely kind. All in all super helpful, great company and Nina made it a great day - so much to see, highly recommend.

This was such an amazing trip. We had an incredible time. There was a small group of us so we could all chat and get to know one another. Patrik was a fantastic guide - really friendly and knowledgeable. Ljubljana is a beautiful and picturesque city, and the castle and Lake Bled were just stunning, especially in the afternoon sun. The views from the castle are amazing and well worth paying the entrance fee for. Definitely recommend this trip!

Highly recommended. Lakes Bled and Bohinj are both spectacular and well worth a visit. We were lucky enough to have great weather for our trip but it would have been lovely even in the rain. Our guide, Primoz, was fantastic - incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. He personalized the tour to our interests and made sure that we had a great time.

Primoz was an excellent guide. You could see his knowledge and passion about Slovenia. He took us to the waterfall even if it wasnt on the plan for the day, just because i asked him to!! I really appreciate that!

what a great tour. It is not described in such detail, but it is really great. Extra stops, time for everything and even including lunch. Guide couldn't be better. Recommended