Lake Bled Holidays

Best sights of Lake Bled combined with the beauty of the Alps and a trip to the capital, Ljubljana.

Location
Bled
Length
4 nights / 5 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

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Description

Give yourself enough time to really experience Lake Bled and the surrounding area without missing the capital, Ljubljana, and iconic locations, such as Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge, yet still enjoy less famous but equally beautiful spots in the Julian Alps. The itinerary is set up in a holiday pace, perfectly balancing activities and time you can spend any way you like, giving you the opportunity to relax.

The Lake Bled resort makes a perfect base for your holiday with its brilliant location. Travelling distances are short with everything less than an hour away. It has plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment, as well as more secluded spots, trails and easily accessible nature.

From the spectacular mountain setting, the clear waters of lakes, rivers and waterfalls, to the bustling city of Ljubljana, there is a good deal of wonderful moments that will make your holiday in Slovenia unforgettable.

Included in price

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

Optional extra charge

Wine Tasting Bled
Food Tour Bled

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Bled

Your holiday at Lake Bled will start with all the most popular attractions - we will visit the magnificent Bled Castle with its spectacular views and enjoy a traditional boat ride to the island in the middle of the lake. You will be able to tick off the famous Bled cream cake and enjoy the bustling resort town of Bled.

Walking:
Steep slope to Bled Castle/99 steps on Bled Island
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bled
Included:
Bled Castle entrance fee
Traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island
Highlights:
Lake Bled
More than a 1000-year-old Bled Castle
Traditional pletna boat and Bled Island
Locally famous kremšnita cream cake
Extras:
Entrance fee to the church on Bled Island
DAY 2 - Lake Bohinj

Bohinj Lake is Bled’s slightly less famous neighbour but unjustly so. Surrounded by the peaks of the Julian Alps, it is a true gem in the heart of Triglav National Park. In order to get the best views around, we will take a cable car to the Vogel Mountain, rising above the lake and offering some of the best views in the country. If you are up for a short hike, Savica Waterfall*, nested at the head of Bohinj Valley, is another must see.

Walking:
550+ steps to Savica waterfall (*subject to lack of water in the summer months)
Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Vogel mountain cable car ride
Savica Waterfall entrance fee
DAY 3 - Ljubljana

A visit to Slovenia must include a stop in its charming capital, Ljubljana. Only a short drive from Bled, this lovely city will welcome you with its cheerful atmosphere and beautiful architecture. The walking tour will take you to all the main attractions in the old town and for a change of perspective, we will take you on a leisurely boat ride on Ljubljanica River. Making sure you get to see it all, we will head up to one of the best vantage points, the Ljubljana Castle and visit all the different exhibitions it has to offer.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay at a hotel in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Ljubljana Walking tour
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana castle entrance fee with funicular ride
DAY 4 - Vintgar Gorge & Alpine Valleys

It’s back to nature on this day! Your morning will start at the magical Vintgar Gorge*, a popular place just outside of Bled, a spectacular scenic walk following the green Radovna River. Then we will continue deeper into the valleys of the Julian Alps, such as Krma with its grassy meadows and Vrata with streams and waterfalls, all surrounded by the magnificent mountain peaks. The Julian Alps are famous for winter sports, so you will be introduced to the cradle of ski-jumping, Planica in the Tamar Valley, as well as Kranjska Gora, a popular resort for skiing and summer activities.

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 at a hotel in Bled
Meals:
Breakfast
Included:
Vintgar Gorge entrance fee
DAY 5 - Bled

Your final day will be reserved for some down time at Bled. You can choose our Food Tour Bled to get to know the culinary delights of both Bled and Slovenia or just relax on your own. Cycling or walking around the lake are a great way to spend the day and on hot summer days, the lake has perfect swimming temperatures. Make sure you make the best of it!

Meals:
Breakfast
Extras:
Food Tour Bled
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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. To confirm our scheduled dates, a minimum of 4 people applies.

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 Bled. 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.

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.

I have food restrictions. Are there any restaurants for me?

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 for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

Yes! Our holidays are designed to give you some free time every day to relax and spend it the way you want to. It is your holiday after all! For any advice and suggestions you can always turn to your tour leader or our back office, who will be more than happy to help you out.

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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