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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.


  • 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

Joahnna Luisa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Truly magical.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour is a must do while in Ljubljana, we had Tine aka Martin as our tour guide in what turned out to be a private tour for my wife and I. He was the perfect guide and you'll be lucky to get him. The scenery is amazing even on a foggy day which we had but the lake was calm and had a magical feel to it. Love to do this trip again in summer as it was such a beautiful spot.

Eleonora R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was one of the amazing day trips we ever booked. The van came on time. We were group of 5 people! When you get to know each other even get more fun! Our lovely guide lady was incredible. So joyful, funny and bubbly. Urska thank you for the lovely day! We will return back for the next one.

Angela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour was so well organised and timed. You arrive before the crowds and have the island to yourself to look around and the castle. Very relaxed and informative. A fantastic view that cannot be missed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Magical views!

Sydney L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful half day excursion. Sanda was an AMAZING guide, really knowledge and funny, easy to talk to and willing to discuss not just the far past but Slovenia today. I learned a lot, and obviously Lake Bled was unreal.

Constanse M S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Incredible place and tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny and showed the most famous but also off the beaten track spots. The size of the tours are small we were only three people. I would highly recommend this tour or even the Lake Bled and cave tour as Bled is really a do not miss place.

Roger K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Prompt pickup, clean minibus very knowledgable and polite guide.

William L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very nice and helpful guides.

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Despite the weather the trip was excellent. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and would recommend the trip to anyone planning to visit the area. Thank you.

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