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Lake Bled

Lake Bled: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip with Vintgar Gorge

1. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled and Bohinj Trip with Vintgar Gorge

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. Guides will roll 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.  To experience a bit of trekking, you'll end the day with an enjoyable 20-minute hike to the beautiful Savica Waterfall, thundering from a high rocky cliff, and enjoy a rewarding view of the Lake.

Lake Bled: Rafting and Canyoning Excursion

2. Lake Bled: Rafting and Canyoning Excursion

Explore the natural surroundings of the beautiful town of Bled on this full-day activity. The canyoning and rafting tour combines the area’s most popular activities. Your guide will take you on an epic exploration of hidden places where nature still reigns. The Sava Dolinka river near Bled offers a perfect rafting trip for beginners, groups and families. It is very close to the Bled town, and it offers beautiful nature scenery, and a lovely fun and exciting rafting descent. Each part of the activity last 3 to 3.5-hours. Between the trips, you’ll have a short break to get some food before heading to your next adventure.

Lake Bled: Canyoning in the Bohinj Valley

3. Lake Bled: Canyoning in the Bohinj Valley

Reconnect with nature and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Slovenia on an amazing Lake Bled canyoning tour. Meet your professional guide in the town of Bled and drive to the nearby Bohinj Valley. Get a better appreciation of the gorgeous countryside before you change into all the provided gear at the entrance to the canyon. Follow your certified canyoning guide to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Hike though the deep green forests and climb the amazing canyon walls. Rappel back down to swim in pools of fresh mountain water and jump through waterfalls!  The trip typically lasts around 3.5 hours, but can vary depending on the group size. Choose from different departure times to suit your schedule.

From Zagreb: Ljubljana and Lake Bled Tour

4. 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. Marvel at the Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings and see some of the finest works by the architect Jože Plečnik. Experience the local vibe and discover 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 and go to the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the lake. Take in the spectacular views of the surroundings from the terraces and then board a traditional boat to reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the fortune bell and soak up the sun and fresh mountain air before driving back to Zagreb to get dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

5. 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.

Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

6. Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. You will then return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. Then, after a break for lunch, travel onward to your next stop, Predjama Castle. You can marvel at this remarkable cliffside castle and hear how it was extended through the centuries after being built in 1202. Then, you can choose either to explore its stairways and chambers on your own, or with a guide. Lastly, you will continue to nearby Postojna Cave, Slovenia’s most-visited tourist attraction. Ride the mini-train into the depths of this subterranean network and then follow a guide through its eerie caverns. Ogle the bizarre stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations and hear tales of how the caves were created and the rare amphibians that live in its underground rivers — the blind salamanders known as 'human fish.' Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.

Lake Bled: Canyoning and Rafting

7. Lake Bled: Canyoning and Rafting

Enjoy Canyoning on this tour, which is one of the most popular activities in Bled. Canyoning in this part of Slovenia offers some of the most breath taking and thrilling experiences. It is the perfect blend of diversity - it merges all awesome outdoor sports into one thrilling activity. You will be hiking through beautiful forests, climbing, swimming in pools of fresh mountain spring water, jumping down waterfalls, abseiling and much more.  Explore Slovenian rivers, which are known to be very clean and beautiful, while rafting. Rivers in the Gorenjska region however have a special place in a thrill seeker’s heart. Apart from being amazingly pure, beautiful and virtually untouched in some places, they are also full of fast flowing waves, exciting rapids and currents. Join this tour if you’re hungry for adrenaline, looking to add a touch of adventure to your holiday, or if you would just like to try something new and exciting. The trip combination can be arranged according to your preferences (rafting in the morning and canyoning in the afternoon or the other way around).

From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Trip with Tickets

8. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Trip with 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 charming resort town of Bled with its breathtaking lake. 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the second natural wonder, 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. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

9. Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with a Pletna – traditional boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the ‘fortune bell’ and soak up the sun, peace and fresh mountain air. Stop for tastings of some local food in Bled before returning to Ljubljana.

From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

10. From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

Depart Trieste and journey to the capital of Slovenia to take a guided tour of Ljubljana. Learn more about its cultural, economic and political history as you explore the ancient and modern architecture of the old town center. Discover monuments by the architect Jože Plečnik and hear how he played an important part in Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. Admire attractions such as the Town Hall, stone lamps of the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge that connects 2 parts of the city's medieval heart. Marvel at Ljubljana Cathedral, the Baroque Robba Fountain and buildings of the central Prešeren Square.  Continue to the Alpine town of Bled and get back to nature on the lake that surrounds Bled Island. See the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and go for a walk around the lake. Gaze in awe at Bled Castle, built on a precipice above the lake, and enjoy a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called kremšnita.

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What people are saying about Lake Bled

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 640 reviews

The guide was supernice and helpful and and in addition to telling about the place visited he also told about Slovenia's history and other things about Slovenia. The Vintgar Gorge was extremely beautiful and so was Lake Bled. The guide also took us to Lake Rohinj, which was super beautiful too. We also went to a traditional Slovenian restaurant for lunch and the guide helped us to choose traditional courses. All in all, such a wonderful day! I already recommended this trip to my friend, who's planning to visit Ljubljana later this summer.

I was travelling to the lakes with Vasja. He was so kind, polite, fun and hospitable. On top of that the places themselves are just stunning and fascinating. I would definitely recommend this tour and exactly with Vasja-he would make the adventure even more memorable!

What an experience! Bruno, our guide, was great! We enjoyed every minute! The only negative thing is, We wish we had more time to spend in lake bled. It would’ve nice to be able to take swim in the lake!

Lake Bled is the most beautiful place ever. So picturesque. Went for a boat ride with my fiancé and took a dip in the warm water. Saw the castle at 9am which was a perfect time to take pictures.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us such interesting information about the country and the Lake Bled area in particular.