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From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

From € 66 / person

Ljubljana | Bled

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.

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.


In the summer you can take bathing suits with you, to take a dip in the lake. Please be advised that due to the the winter season and the shorter daylight hours, a portion of our tour may be conducted after dark. Additionally, participants should be aware that the Pletna boat ride might not be available during our afternoon tours because of their winter schedule. We appreciate your understanding, we strive to provide the best experience possible regardless of the season.


Duration 6 hours-Check availability to see starting times.

Live tour guide- English


Pickup included


Pickups are available from selected hotels and public locations in Ljubljana. Pickup times and locations: InterContinental Hotel Ljubljana at 8:05 AM, City Hotel Ljubljana at 8:10 AM, Ilirska Bus Station (in front of the hotel B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park) at 8:15 AM, Ljubljana WOW (Krekov Trg 10) at 8:20 AM, French Revolution Square (under the obelisk) at 8:25 AM. A short delay of up to 15 minutes can occur due to traffic conditions and different pickup locations.


Small group


Limited to 15 participants.


Itinerary


  • 5 pickup location options:

    Ilirska, Monument to the French Illyrian Province, InterContinental Ljubljana, an IHG Hotel, Ljubljana WOW, City Hotel Ljubljana.

  • Bled-Guided tour, Sightseeing (30 minutes) (Optional).

  • Bled Castle- Visit (1 hour). Optional, Extra fee.

  • Lake Bled-Boat cruise (1.5 hours). Optional, Extra fee.

  • Lake Bled- Free time (1.5 hours).

  • Van (45 minutes).

  • 5 drop-off locations:

    Ilirska, Monument to the French Illyrian Province, City Hotel Ljubljana, Ljubljana WOW, InterContinental Ljubljana, an IHG Hotel.


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.

  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake during the summer months.


Important information


What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A minimum number of participants is required in order for the activity to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet these requirements. In this event, you will be offered an alternative date/tour or a full refund

  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking






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