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Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tickets and Tour

1. Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tickets and Tour

Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

2. From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Lake Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region due to its emerald-green waters, picture-perfect postcard church on the island, medieval castle on the rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps as the background. Take a short walk along the lakeshore as the beauty of the surrounding mountains reflects off the lake surface. No matter the season, you'll enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake and the fresh mountain air.  Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100 meters above the lake, Bled Castle is the iconic image of a medieval fortress, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure - a reconstruction of Gutenberg's wooden printing press, on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using hand-made paper. Take the Pletna boat, a traditional boat known only to this region, to the tiny tear-shaped island on the lake. Upon returning from the island, stop at the local patisserie and taste Bled’s famous cream cake, kremšnita. In the last 60 years they have sold as many as 12 million of these cakes - they are definitely a can't-miss and a perfect way to top off your day. In the summer you can take bathing suits with you, to take a dip in the lake. Please be advised that due to the the winter season and the shorter daylight hours, a portion of our tour may be conducted after dark. Additionally, participants should be aware that the Pletna boat ride might not be available during our afternoon tours because of their winter schedule. We appreciate your understanding, we strive to provide the best experience possible regardless of the season.

From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

3. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

Depart Zagreb in the morning and head to the capital city of Slovenia to take a guided tour of the old city center of Ljubljana. See some of the finest works by the architect Jože Plečnik. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings, before experiencing the local vibe and discovering where the residents buy their food. Hear why Napoleon was one of the city's most popular politicians, why Slovenia lives with love in its name, and how the iconic Triple Bridge got its name. Have free time to explore the hidden spots on your own. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled, take in the spectacular views from panoramic drive around the lake and then board on a traditional boat (Pletna) to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air before going to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. The Bled castle is the oldest castle in Slovenia and it also offers the oldest traditional cake in the region. The Bled Cream cake, which goes perfect with the view from the the top of the castle terrace. Afterwards in the evening we will depart back to Zagreb. After a long day of traveling you will be dropped off at your initial location.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

4. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip

Enjoy Bled, or the “Image of Paradise,” which has been attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty for centuries. The calm and inviting waters of its lake spurred the tradition of making the typical ‘pletna’ boats back in the 12th century.  Optionally you can board one of these wooden beauties to reach the island, with its romantic church and mysterious wishing bell. Sightseeing in Bled continues with a visit to the impressive castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. Step back time in its museum and enjoy the unforgettable view of the surroundings. Surrounded by alluring summits, the Bohinj Valley charms visitors with its inspiring scenery, crystal lake waters, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. The picturesque lakeside boasts the frescoes of the Church of St. John the Baptist. You will have time to discover the legend of Zlatorog (Goldhorn), enjoy a stunning view over Mount Triglav, and try the hearty local cuisine.  Take your bathing suit with you in the summer and take a late dip in the lake.

Ljubljana: Castle Entry Ticket with Optional Funicular Ride

5. Ljubljana: Castle Entry Ticket with Optional Funicular Ride

Explore the well-preserved Ljubljana Castle by booking your entry tickets. Walk around the castle grounds, climb the watchtower, enter the chapel, and access the Slovenian History Exhibition and the Museum of Puppetry. Book optional funicular tickets and an audio guide to upgrade your experience. Visit Ljubljana Castle to indulge in breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the castle's elevated fortifications. Discover the Chapel of St George, one of the oldest surviving remnants of the castle, dating from 1489, covered in frescoes and the coats of arms of the Dukes of Carniola. Look at Slovenia through the ages at the interactive Slovenian History Exhibition. Discover the world of puppetry, from the manufacture of marionettes and glove puppets to the staging of the shows themselves at the Museum of Puppetry. Enhance your visit by opting for a multilingual audio guide and learn how the castle played an important role over the centuries. If you wish to avoid the fairly steep climb up to Castle Hill, take a short ride on the glass-enclosed Ljubljana Castle funicular from the Old Town. Explore the castle's various attractions at your own pace, or join an optional Time Machine tour, a fun and educational theatrical adventure, led by costumed guides. Be led to 6 time stations, each equipped with a figure from that time giving you an insight into their period.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled & Postojna Cave with Entry Tickets

6. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled & Postojna Cave with Entry Tickets

Discover 2 of Slovenia's best natural attractions with a guide. Visit the charming town of Bled with its stunning lake and marvel at the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave. Meet your guide at your hotel in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for 2 of Slovenia’s most enchanting natural wonders, Lake Bled and Postojna Cave. First, visit the Postojna Cave. Enter a mysterious world of underground passages, caverns, and great halls, decorated with dripstones, translucent curtains, and pillars in fascinating shapes and colors.  Return into the daylight and discover the astonishing Predjama Castle, the seat of the robber knight Erasmus. Learn about its history from your guide and admire views of lush, rural Slovenia. Then we are heading to the second natural wonder the breathtaking lake Bled. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the best sites with your guide.  Take a trip on the emerald green waters of Lake Bled in one of the traditional 'Pletna' boats to discover Slovenia's only island and see if ringing the church bell grants your wishes.  Then, enjoy a pleasant stroll around the lake, climb up to the mysterious Bled Castle, or treat yourself to a piece (or 2) of delicious Bled cream cake. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana. In the summer you can take bathing suits with you, to take a dip in the lake Please be advised that due to the the winter season and the shorter daylight hours, a portion of our tour may be conducted after dark. Additionally, participants should be aware that the Pletna boat ride might not be available during our afternoon tours because of their winter schedule. We appreciate your understanding, we strive to provide the best experience possible regardless of the season.

Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

7. Ljubljana: Guided Walk & Funicular Ride to Ljubljana Castle

You cannot go wrong if you choose this guided walk around the historical city center combined with a visit to Ljubljana Castle. It includes all of Ljubljana's major sights and offers an insight into numerous interesting stories about life in Ljubljana from the past and present. The tour begins in front of the Town Hall, a building with a rich history now used as the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. From the Town Hall and the Robba Fountain in front of it you will go on a walk around the historical city center during which you will learn about the history of all the city's major sights. The walk will take you across the Cobblers' Bridge and past the National and University Library and the Križanke Summer Theater to the Kongresni trg Square from where you will continue to Prešernov trg Square dominated by the Franciscan Church and connected to the Triple Bridge. Then, head further on to Plečnik's Market and the cathedral. Just a short walk from there is the bottom station of Ljubljana's funicular railway, which wil whisk you up 70 vertical meters in just a minute and bring you to Ljubljana Castle, the city's most prominent sight. The castle's outlook tower offers the most beautiful views of the city, while its interior houses several museum displays and other exhibitions including, among others, 'Slovenian History,' 'The Prison' and 'Virtual Castle.'

From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Day Trip by Minivan

8. From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Day Trip by Minivan

Take a day to capture the spirit of magical Slovenia, visiting the two most sighted Slovenian gems. Take a scenic drive from Zagreb and discover the countryside, before exploring Ljubljana and the Alpine resort of Bled. Set off in a small group (max. 8 people) from the capital Zagreb and enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful Croatian and Slovenian countryside. Get familiar with the itinerary for the day, as well as information about the sites you are visiting and the general history of Croatia and Slovenia. Arrive at Ljubljana. On your arrival, your guide will take you on a orientational walking tour around the city center. Besides seeing many historical buildings and monuments you will climb up with funicular to the 13th-century medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. There, you can see spectacular views of the town and Alp mountains in the distance. Gain a deeper understanding of the city's landmarks and more confidence to navigate on your own for the next 2 hours of your free time. Continue to the Alpine resort of Bled. There is so much to do at Bled, especially during the tourist season (April to October). It is impossible to see and experience everything in one afternoon, this is why your guide will help you organise time according to your preferences. Go for a swim at the lake, ride a bicycle, sail on traditional Pletna boat to the Bled Island, explore the Bled castle or just simply go for a stroll, sit at one of many bars located by the lake and enjoy traditional Bled cream cake, be hypnotized by the views of Lake Bled, surrounded by stoic mountains. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a scenic ride back to Zagreb.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

9. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Ljubljana:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

10. Ljubljana:Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Ljubljana at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Stroll over the three bridges which connect the medieval part of town to the modern city. Pass through the historic Kongresni trg (Congress square). Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to stop or continue the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Unlock interesting information and facts about the city. Stop to take as many pictures as you want. Start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Congress Square! Visit the world-renowned University of Ljubljana. Photograph the Town Hall and admire the famous Ljubljana Cathedral with its rich interior decoration. Central Marke will leave you speechless as its unique waterside location enchants its visitors. Learn about the Dragon Bridge which was one of the first of its kind in Europe. Butcher's Bridge with its romantic aura it will captivate you. The architecturally outstanding Cerkev Marijinega oznanjenia is worth the time and space in your mobile memory, as its pink color gives a special tinge to the city. The famous Prešeren Square will be your next step, it is an important meeting point and socio-political events while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Triple Bridge, which connects the historic medieval city of Ljubljana on one side and the modern city of Ljubljana.

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(621 reviews)

The cave was definitely the highlight. We got on a train which took us deep into the cave and then got off to walk through it, about 1km or so. I was worried about steps as I have done these trips before and the ground could be uneven and hard to see where you are stepping. But that was not the case here. it was a smooth walking path all the way back to the train. The guide stopped a 3 places explaining about the formations we were looking at. definitely worth doing from my side and I've been to a few in different countries. The castle was neat too built into the side of the mountain. Lots of people the day I was there so you had to be careful going up and down some of the stairs especially where it was wet. All in all a nice short day trip.

Our group had a trouble with the car on the way, an engine stall. But our guide was very professional that he stopped the car safely, and dealt with the situation smoothly and also with a sense of humor. By the time our the tour resumed with a different car, I felt a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere within the group. It turned out to be one of the best tours I had ever. From safety perspective, it’s better not to have any troubles at all. But sometimes they can happen, and I think the guide and the company demonstrated well that swift response and sense of humor really make a difference. :)

We went to the caves, cave castle and Lake Bled in a day. A long day, but really good. Lake Bled was amazing. Our guide/driver Dado was great, looked after eberyone and kept us entertained with stories.

Thanks to our guide Dado for this superb tour, such magnificent places, it makes you want to return to Slovenia! Thanks Dado!

Absolutely amazing and one of the best trips I’ve done x thank you so much