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our guide was excellent.
We enjoyed this tour with our guide Dan who drove us around with two other couples from our cruise ship. Lake bled is incredibly beautiful and Dan recommended a cafe where we tried the local specialty cream bun yum, we would have loved to of been able to visit the castle but there was not enough time due to our ships arrival and departure time. Dan took us to his home town of Ljubljana which has a beautiful Austrian style Main Street and a church with must see fresco's. Dan even took us in to the local market with outdoor cafe's and wine bars and helped translate for us so we could order the local cheeses, prosciutto and wine to try when we had some free time at the end of the tour.
We had a lovely day on this tour. Dejan, of Koper Tours was excellent. The only issue here was really something Viatour could have corrected. Those going to Ljubljana AND Lake Bled were told to be at the bus at 7:45 am. We were all there, however there were six people scheduled for only the Ljubljana portion of the tour AND they were told to be at the SAME bus at 9 a.m. SO we waited an hour and 15 minutes for them to board before we left. We were told we would have a couple hours in Lake Bled, but because of the late start, we were there for less than an hour. Not nearly enough time to explore the place Lake Bled I most wanted to see on this whole cruise. This would have been a 5 tour except for Viatour's bus scheduling error. Koper tours did a great job! Thanks Dejan!
For the price paid, this was a disappointing tour. I was expecting a small group, but we were thrown in with a large tour from another cruise line.. so instead of a small group, we were with 28 others on an old and dirty bus. Tour guide was a let down as well, she was a student, not what I would call a professional guide.
Not enough time to really explore Bled a visit to the castle would have been far too rushed so all to do is wander around the very pretty lake and walk back to the bus.
Attempted to have the cream cake kremšnita, however the wait staff refused to serve us. Thought it was just us, but 4 others on the same tour experienced the same.
Ljubljana was a better experience. Very interesting city, but no time to explore on own despite being told several times there would be free time. Had 2 minutes literally to run into a shop to buy the pumpkin seed oil delicious.
This tour is far too rushed and would be much more enjoyable as separate tours. As it is now, not recommended.
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