Get picked up at your Ljubljana hotel around 8:30am, and be ready for your 11-hour journey through Slovenia. Please note you’ll do about six miles (10 km) of walking throughout the day, so this day trip is not recommended for those who have a hard time walking or standing for a long period of time.
After about a 45-minute ride from your hotel, reach the gorgeous Bled Lake. Head up to Bled Castle, which is at the top of a steep cliff overlooking the lake. Snap some pictures while you’re at one of the best spots for photos of the lake.
As you head back down from the castle, take a ride in a traditional covered boat made by locals to an island of Slovenia (own expense). On the island, climb up 99 stairs as you make your way to a 15th-century church where you can actually take turns ringing the bell in the bell tower.
Next up is Postojna Cave. Take a 1.5-hour tour of the karst cave, including an electrical train ride and a walk through the stalactite paradise before going to Predjama. In Predjama, step inside its fairytale-like castle to explore its rooms and corridors. The outside of the castle is built within the mouth of a cave—so it’s also a great place to take photographs.