Lake Bled Family Holidays

Create your own dream family holiday at the fairy-tale Lake Bled and the surrounding Alps.

Location
Ljubljana
Length
3 nights / 4 days
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate

Highlights

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Description

Spending a family holiday in Slovenia’s beautiful Alpine region is always a great idea. So what could be better than choosing the country’s iconic and idyllic Lake Bled as your destination? Adding a list of super fun and adventure-packed activities to your stay, of course!

Bled is undeniably the most famous Slovenian landmark. It’s steeped with legends and history, has the oldest castle in the country, a pretty church in the middle of a stunning glacial lake, and is situated in one of the most picturesque environments on the planet. But what many visitors don’t know about Bled is that it offers a bunch of possibilities for an active holiday the whole family can enjoy. This 4-day holiday will allow you to see all the main attractions and give you the option of choosing numerous extra activities suitable for all ages.

In addition to hitching a ride to the island with a traditional pletna boat and visiting the medieval castle on a cliff for some spectacular views, you'll be able to choose between various destinations in and around Bled, as well as indulge in fun activities this Alpine gem has in store. Each day you’ll be able to pick a different adventure tailored to your needs. From cycling around the lake and countryside lanes or horse-riding in the forest, to easy hiking in nearby Vintgar Gorge or paddle boarding on Lake Bled itself. For a dose of adrenaline, there’s ziplining above a scenic river valley and an adventure park overlooking Lake Bled. Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be there to transfer you to your chosen location and guide you through all these awesome activities. Families can also opt for a slower pace and explore on their own or relax in the spa. Parents can enjoy some alone time by going wine tasting and sharing a romantic dinner. We’ll provide a guide, that you can consider your holiday nanny that will keep your children entertained for hours with some fantastic lakeside activities.

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
3 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Optional extra charge

Activities

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Bled

Get settled in Bled, your perfect family holiday location and cover all the main attractions. Visit Bled Island on a traditional pletna boat ride and Bled Castle with some of the best views of the lake, as well as interactive exhibitions, which are great fun for the whole family.

Walking:
99 steps on Bled Island. Steep slope and steps at Bled Castle.
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Included:
Bled Castle entrance fee
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Bicycle rental
Extras:
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
DAY 2 - Bled

Choose how your day is going to unfold. In the morning you can decide between hiking in Vintgar Gorge*, cycling, horse riding or paddle boarding. If you want some relaxation and entertainment for the young, you can opt for a morning at a local wellness center with pools and waterslide for the children. The afternoon will be reserved for more adrenaline activities and you can choose between kayaking, ziplining, a visit to the adventure park or summer sledding on the nearby hill. We also have an evening option of wine tasting for the parents and escorted mini golf for the children.

Walking:
3 km (1.8 mi) walking in Vintgar gorge (*CLOSED in winter - opening times subject to weather conditions in early spring and late autumn)
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Highlights:
Activities for the whole family
Extras:
Vintgar gorge entrance fee
Bicycle rental
Horse riding
Paddle board rental
Kayaking
Ziplining
Adventure park
Summer sledding
Wine tasting
Escorted mini golf
DAY 3 - Bohinj

On this day we will head to the area of Lake Bohinj, a popular active destination for families and people who love the outdoors. Here you can choose between cycling, a cable car lift to Vogel mountain or hiking in a nearby valley with a gorge. Lake Bohinj is a beautiful place with trails and swimming areas along the lake shore, so you never really run out of options. In the afternoon, you can choose to go canyoning, an adventure with hiking, sliding, abseiling and jumping into natural pools, while experienced guides make sure it is completely safe.

Walking:
4 km (2.5 mi) walking in Mostnica Gorge
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Bicycle rental
Cable car ride to Vogel Mountain
Mostnica Gorge entrance fee
Canyoning
DAY 4 - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before getting ready for departure.

Meals:
Breakfast
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Holiday Types

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Guided private

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

How difficult are the activities?

All the activities are appropriate for beginners. However, some activities require children to be above a certain age or height. Limitations: Canyoning: height more than 150 cm Kayaking: height more than 130 cm Zipline: minimum 6 years White water rafting: minimum 6 years

What should I wear?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

Some of our family members have food restrictions. Are there any restaurants for them?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind and let us know upon booking.

How does the “choice of activity” work?

As there is so much to do in Slovenia, we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you are fully informed.

Will we have some time to ourselves?

As much as you’d like! We are well aware that some people love to have a packed holiday, full of activities, while others prefer some more alone and quiet time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! Please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

Who will be our tour manager?

Our family holiday guides are professional and experienced guides who are also very good with children. They will look after the whole family, help you out with the itinerary, your activities and will also be a wealth of local information. If you want to join activities such as wine tasting, your guide will be happy to keep your children entertained and busy.

What sort of accommodation do you arrange?

The price published on our website includes 3* accommodation with the whole family staying in one room or suite. If you prefer to have separate rooms, let us know upon booking. The accommodation is placed centrally in areas that have restaurants, shops, cafes and other entertainment, so you are not stranded somewhere in the middle of nowhere.

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).

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