• Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover Slovenia’s three most visited sights including  Lake Bled, Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave during a memorable small-group day trip departing from Ljubljana. Experience the serenity of Lake Bled as you and your guide cross to Bled Island on a two-oar pletna boat and see beautiful fish swimming in the glacial lake. Visit Bled Castle which rises high atop a cliff where amazing views can be captured and stop for lunch during free time around the lake. You’ll also explore the winding stairways of Predjama Castle and then observe bizarre rock formations in Postojna Cave the second longest cave network in the country. This tour is limited to eight people for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Lake Bled, Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave from Ljubljana
  • Experience gorgeous Lake Bled, Bled Island and the Julian Alps
  • Ride a pletna to Bled Island to explore and try potica cake (own expense)
  • Discover medieval Bled Castle and make the most of ample free time
  • Visit Predjama Castle, a medieval fortress built high into a cliff
  • Explore spectacular Postojna Cave to see its stalactites, stalagmites and vast halls
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a guide on a small-group tour limited to eight people

What You Can Expect

Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

Enjoy a train ride in Postojna Cave

Meet your guide at your central Ljubljana hotel for a small-group tour of Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, and Predjama Castle. Buckle up as your air-conditioned minivan sets off for Lake Bled nestled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps.

Appreciate Slovenia’s green countryside during the hour drive and learn about the mixed glacial and tectonic formations of Lake Bled. Hear about Bled Island’s iconic 17th century pilgrimage church decorated with Gothic frescos. As you wind into town through majestic peaks, notice the 11th century Bled Castle rising high atop a stony bluff.

Next, hop aboard a wooden pletna and enjoy crystal clear waters on your cruise to the Island. Disembark and spend time roaming the Church of the Assumption of Mary (own expense) or tasting local slovenian treats at the island cafe.

After returning from the island, head up to Bled Castle to explore its restored buildings and historic walls. Enter the museum and delve into the castle’s history as you see its artifacts, armor and weaponry. Then grab stunning panoramic views of the lakes from atop the cliff.

Enjoy more time on your own and stroll the lake stopping for lunch (own expense). Perhaps try some tasty potica, a slovenian nut roll pastry (own expense). Then meet back up with your group for a drive to Predjama Castle.

Arrive at this eerie Renaissance-era castle tucked away in the rocky cliffs of south-central Slovenia. Discover the legend of Erazem Predjama as you weave through many dark staircases into mysterious rooms.

Finally move on to Slovenia’s most popular site Postojna Cave. Wind along a mini-train through the second longest cave network in the country. Then follow your guide into the creepy natural chambers and witness strange stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. Learn about the blind salamanders referred to as ‘human fish’ which live in the subsurface rivers.

On your way back to your hotel in Ljubljana, enjoy sharing your memorable day in Slovenia.

Customer Reviews

london40 USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely do this tour. I was a little worried that I would feel rushed, but there was enough time to do everything! Our tour guide, Ivana was great! Very knowledgeable and personable. Slovenia is a beautiful country.

Deborah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic trip, just the two of us so even more special. First of all to postojna caves. This was absolutely spectacular. Enjoyed the train ride into the cave and then the walk round the cave, just amazing and with so much information from our tour guide. We then went onto Predjama castle which was interesting as Nina gave us our own guided tour and then left us to walk around on our own. The next stop was Lake Bled, we went on a pletna boat across to the island in the middle of the lake. We had a 45 minute stop on the island to take in the wonderful views. Our lovely driver Nina took us around the lake and stopped for me to take photos. We then went to the castle and enjoyed our time there. Nina was so informative, we learnt so much from her and she was just brilliant, if you are as lucky as us two people to get such a private and privileged tour as us you will love it. Absolutely recommend this tour.

Lesya P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was a fantastic day! Our tour guide was wonderful spoke English very well and met every expectation and more. He knew so much about each place and gave us stories regarding the traditions of each one so we felt like we were part of what was happening in those days . We will be returning in the future and will work more than just this one tour in Slovenia with your company and possibly neighboring countries as well.

Andy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Unbelievably great day out. I forgot to review at the time but I must say the day has, and will, remain long in the memory. A must do.
Our guide was excellent.

cortney h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Stacey E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great tour. Small grouo and guide was so nice. Loved the day.

snowdrop121

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Covered everything i wanted to see, with enough time to enjoy each sight. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Thomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This day trip was well worth the time and the money. Our guide, Sanda, was fantastic. My only complaint is that it was exhausting for us, but we enjoyed everything we saw. Lake Bled is by far one of the most beautiful places we have seen. We highly recommend the trip.

Kati V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lake Bled was very beautiful place, and we also tasted great cream cakes! Predjama Castle was worth seeing, and Postojna Cave... it was like from another planet. We also saw there proteus. The guide, Jan, was excellent and he told us many stories about the places and the history of Slovenia.

mirilarry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour is a very full day with lots of activity. Since the Postojna Cave was left to the end, one was quite tired by the end of the day. One should be prepared for a fair amount of climbing steps and inclines. It was doable, though. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ivana. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and professional, answering all our questions, as well as being an excellent driver. There was a lot of territory to cover in one day and Ivana did it well, considering all the variables of managing a group. I wish we had more time to walk around Lake Bled, but due to time constraints and the fact that we had to have lunch, we simply could not do it all. Everything was interesting. Ivana could have been a little more enthusiastic in imparting information, but I imagine after doing so many tours, again and again, it is hard to maintain one's enthusiasm. Still, the tour was worthwhile if one has limited time in the region.

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