Meet a driver at your Zagreb hotel or at Zrinjevac park (see Booking details for more information about hotel pickup), then begin the 87-mile (140-km) trip to Ljubljana in a climate-controlled vehicle, crossing the border into Slovenia en route. Upon arrival in Ljubljana, stretch your legs on a walking tour of the center, learning about Ljubljana history, architecture, and culture along the way.
You’ll see a quirky cement bridge decorated with dragons, long a symbol of Ljubljana, and board a glassed-in funicular railway up to the Ljubljana Castle, a medieval fortress with views across the city.
From the castle, continue to Lake Bled, a 34-mile (55-km) trip with views to the Julian Alps, a rocky stretch of mountain peaks that extend from Slovenia to Italy. You’ll have an aerial perspective on the lake from the ramparts of Bled Castle, which is perched high above the water on a rocky outcropping. Descend to the small town at the edge of Lake Bled for a walk by the water, or stop in a local café to try the local specialty, a cake layered with fragrant vanilla custard.
Following your time at Lake Bled, begin the 122-mile (197-km) return trip to Zagreb, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.