• Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Marvel at Lake Bled’s famous sights during this guided small-group half-day tour departing from Ljubljana. Lake Bled’s glacial waters and majestic Julian Alps create tranquil surroundings that highlight the beauty of it two famous attractions, Bled Island and Bled Castle. During your tour you will ride a wooden pletna to Bled Island and rise atop a cliff to Bled Castle to explore its 11th century history. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a truly intimate experience.

Highlights

  • Half-day Lake Bled and Bled Castle tour from Ljubljana
  • Visit postcard-perfect Lake Bled, nestled amid the Julian Alps
  • Take a boat to Bled Island to explore the Church of the Assumption of Mary or unwind at the cafe
  • Discover medieval Bled Castle and soak up unparalleled views of the lake from its walls
  • Make the most of free time to wander along the lakeside
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Receive personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour limited to eight people

What You Can Expect

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana

Visit Bled Castle and enjoy bird's-eye views of the lake

Meet your guide at your centrally located Ljubljana hotel for a half-day tour of Lake Bled. Buckle-up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan and drive about an hour through rural Slovenia towards the Julian Alps. Enjoy a brief geology lesson on Lake Bled as well as window views of the surrounding forests and mountain ranges.

Then, arrive and enjoy a moment to view the blue topaz waters that surround the forest green Bled Island like an iris around a pupil. Observe the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the rock islet and realize its insignificance as you see the Julian Alps rise in the background.

Next, step onto a traditional two-oared wooden pletna for a short paddle to Bled Island. After a 15-minute ride, hop onto the island and spend a half hour exploring on your own. Stop for a bite at the cafe and taste a traditional Slovenian nut roll called potica (own expense) or stroll into the church (own expense).

Reconvene with your guide and journey to Bled Castle which was built on a precipice during the 11th Century. Explore its restored Renaissance towers that give an eagle eye view of the city below. Hear how its strategic locations played an important role in medieval history. Enter the museum to see its artifacts, armor and weaponry. Spend some free time to capture unparalleled views of Lake Bled from atop the cliff.

Cruise back down to the lake and enjoy some leisure time to snap a selfie or grab a snack at a local cafe (own expense). As you drive back to your hotel, relax with memorable views of lush Slovenia.

Customer Reviews

Yves D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Picture perfect and a great day overall.

Ruth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour with Thomas. We got to the lake about 9am and was one of the first boats so the island was not busy. Enough time to wander round and have a drink before getting the boat back. Then up to the castle, again enough time to spend there. Thomas was very informative telling us about the history of the country and castle. It had been snowing and the scenery was absolutely stunning. Would highly recommend.

Glenn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What a fantastic day! You just have to see this for yourself. Nina from Slovenia explorer was simply fabulous.....a truly wonderful ( 5 hour ) day.

Judith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Slovenia Explorer was excellent. They were informative and punctual. The sites were just beautiful.

Chris B New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was probably one of the best day tours we have been on. It was a small group of 8 people and the driver/guide had a very sound knowledge of Slovenia, it's history and current situation. He gave us ample free time to have a look around Lake Bled and the castle and then took us to another part of the lake for more photo opps. We only did the half day tour and could not be happier with the experience.

Blair M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I really enjoyed my day trip to lake bled. if your only in Slovenia for a few days after you've seen Ljubljana this should be your day 2 travel attraction.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very glad to have done this trip having missed it on my last trip to Slovenia. It is a very beautiful place.

chrissibrewer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great trip and a marvelous area to visit.

Jmwham United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great driver and a beautiful setting!

Zandy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is one of the best tour i had. It was really amazing! Martin guide is very knowledgeable too! Highly recommended.

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