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Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

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  • 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Slovenia’s vast natural beauty on this Alpine day trip departing from Ljubljana. Join a small group and an expert guide and set off for the Alps, Lake Bled and Triglav National Park. Stroll Škofja Loka, a quaint old town in the countryside and many other cultural and natural points of interest. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Lake Bled and Julian Alps day trip from Ljubljana
  • Take a ride in a pletna, a traditional wooden boat, in Lake Bled
  • Visit Bohinj, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia, inside Triglav National Park
  • Walk around Škofja Loka, one of the oldest towns in the country
  • Learn about the history and culture of Slovenia from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to eight participants

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Bled Castle (13 €), Vintgar Gorge (10-15 €) and Pletna boat ride (15

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Ljubljana
    Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

We also pick up travelers in front of Hotel InterContinental Ljubljana, Levstikov trg and STIC - Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (Address: Krekov Trg 10, with a big red and green WOW sign in front of it)

What To Expect

Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel or other meeting point. After a brief introduction with your guide and fellow travelers, settle in to your comfortable minivan and set off for the journey to your first point of interest. Admire the views from your window as you travel into Slovenia’s green hillsides.

First up: Lake Bled, an emerald lake surrounded by dramatic mountains. After a brief stroll, board an apletna (a Slovenian wooden boat) and journey to the tiny island in the center of the lake—Solvenian’s only island. Explore the island as your guide reveals its fascinating and quirky history, while pausing for photos along the way.

After, it’s a quick drive to the Vintgar Gorge, a must see. This stunning canyon is known for its grand walls that rise 330 feet (100 meters) into the sky. Nearby you’ll discover Šum, a beautiful waterfall that drops 85 feet (26 meters). Enjoy lunch on your own (additional expense) before heading to Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake. Take advantage of free time to rent a canoe (own expense) or to swim in the lake’s cerulean waters.

Before the tour winds to a close, stop at the town of Škofja Loka, which has a fairytale castle and the oldest bridge in Central Europe. Take some time to explore the quaint town and take some photos as the sun begins to set. You tour ends back at the starting point.

Vintgar Gorge

Optional visit of Vintgar Gorge

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Lake Bled

Optional traditional Pletna boat ride to Bled island

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Operated by Roundabout Travel

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveller Tips


One note: the Vintner Gorge can be a bit tough if you are uncomfortable with many stairs as my dad was.
The scenery was amazing and can definitely recommend going in the lakes for a swim!
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Totally worth it
Ellen_H, Aug 2022
This was a great tour of the gorge and two big lakes that I really wanted to see outside of Ljubljana. It was much more convenient than renting a car or trying to figure out publix transport to/from. Slovenia is breathtaking! I definitely recommend!
I had a great time on the...
Yarelis_T, Aug 2022
I had a great time on the tour. I liked that it was a small group and I had the opportunity to interact with everyone. Our guide Anamarija was great and was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. We spent most of our time in Bled which was lovely, but I really enjoyed Bohinj and the Vintgar Gorge. The views are incredible. I highly recommend this tour.
I believe is more than...
Marios_H, Aug 2022
I believe is more than worth it. First of all Jan is an amazing tour guide, giving u all the information. Super flexible with his tour about the time tables etc. Okay everyone speaks for Bled. But also the visit in the gorge is really something that is worth to do
A nice trip in Slovenia
Rottana_L, Aug 2022
A very nice guide with a great trip, I had spent a very good time on this trip, highly recommended for everyone!
Relaxing day trip!
Evangelia_Z, Aug 2022
Nice relaxing day trip to Slovenian nature, with many places to see ! The tour guide is experienced and friendly, willing to help with anything needed!
Gorgeous locations and great day
Sophie_W, Jul 2022
Absolutely great tour of northwestern Slovenia. Our tour guide, Klemen was very informative, helpful, and kind. He answered all our questions to the best of his ability and gave interesting stories about places we passed. He also gave mini-tours around Skofia Loka and Bled Castle! My friend's favorite place was Lake Bled, with the plenta boats, friendly people, and beautiful blue water while mine was the gorge with the walkways crossing back and forth over the river. We did all the activities excluded in the price (plenta boat, church on the island, Bled Castle, Vintgar Gorge) and I'd say all of them were definitely worth it! However, if you plan to swim at Lake Bled or rent a kayak or paddleboard, I'd skip the plenta boats and the island church to have enough time for that.
Brilliant day trip
Kenneth_D, Jul 2022
Great way to see the beautiful scenery of Slovenia - Mika our tour guide really knew his history and was interested in sharing with us - brilliant trip
This tour was fantastic!...
Emily_M, Jul 2022
This tour was fantastic! Highly recommended. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring lots of water, and dress for the weather - you'll be out in it a lot!
Excellent memories
Gratiana_C, Jun 2022
Excellent trip and a very good guide. It worth the time and money. The guide is the best person. It was a pleasure to travel with him.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A wonderful experience of some of Slovenia.
Marie_M, Jun 2022
The whole day was great, quite variable, and the guide was excellent. My son loved Lake Bled best and I loved walking in Vintgar Gorge best. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Marie McNay
Beautiful trip to Bled
Deborah_T, Jun 2022
Primoz was an excellent guide. He made sure we had all of the information we needed at each stop. The scenery is amazing and so worth going on. i would have liked more time in Vitnar gorge. I think we could have skipped the visit to Skofja and spent more time in the gorge
Magnificent mountain adventures
Leroy_R, Jun 2022
This trip was fantastic. The driver/guide was very friendly and informative. We drove around Lake Bled, then headed to the castle. After visiting the castle, we headed back to lake level for out boat trip to the island. We had plenty of time to explore the church, even going up to the top of the tower. Next stop was Lake Bohinj. We had a couple of stops, one to eat lunch, then to our final destination, the Vintgar Gorge. The gorge is magnificent with an interesting walkway along the river. It was so beautiful and peaceful.
Great day with a wonderful guide
Tracy_H, Jun 2022
Our guide Clement was wonderful - he shared loads of interesting information and was also very happy to engage with my American 19/22 yr old sons re Slovenians experience of the NBA and soccer. He accommodated our interests (we were his only guests) and made our day to Lake Bled and the Gorge truly wonderful
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour! Beautiful locations!
Sara_W, May 2022
Klemen was a good tour guide showing us the beautiful locations in this tour. He kept a great pace and offered breaks as needed. He is very knowledgeable about Slovenia and these sights which makes the day very interesting and quick. Lake Bled is like a fairytale and was hiking in the gorge was a highlight. Bring comfortable walking shoes as the hike takes over an hour and may be muddy at the end.
Great trip for people who love nature
Boguslaw_M, May 2022
Great trip to Bled and Triglav National Park with very interesting program. Fantastic guide Jan who spoke perfect English and shared with us all interesting facts about history, geography, everyday life of Slovenia. We have head really great time
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful Slovenia!
Sharyn_F, May 2022
A spectacular tour of the beautiful sights of Slovenia! Our guide Ksenja from Roundabout was fantastic!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Slovenia’s Natural Beauty
Karen_T, May 2022
We had a wonderful almost 12 hour day exploring the beautiful countryside of Slovenia with our amazing guide Jon. He was a fount of information about the culture, history and people and very easy going and pleasant to interact with. We had a small group of 5 doing Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge and it was amazing to walk through Vintgar Gorge in all its splendor and be the only ones there experiencing that nature. Highly recommend Roundabout Travel Tours and Jon!
Great day and trip
Claire_H, May 2022
Had such a great day and trip , pick up was very easy our tour guide extremely knowledgeable and good sense of humour. the sights are stunning and the day was beautiful felt very relaxed. would 100 percent recommend this tour because it allows you to see so much if you are only visiting for a short time.
Highly Recommended—Fabulous Sights, Great Guide
Amy_Z, May 2022
What a great day trip! We saw so much, and our guide, Primus, was so responsive to the group’s needs. It was a rainy day, so he kept a constant eye on the weather so that we could miss the majority of the bad weather. He was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting, but he was also super easy going and able to read when the group wanted more or less guidance or info. The sights were also fabulous. I truly enjoyed everything we saw, but I think Vintgar Gorge was my favorite. Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our guide was fantastic....
kate_M, Apr 2022
Our guide was fantastic. So knowledgeable and friendly. Really made the experience wonderful. The sights were unreal. Just beautiful!!
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