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From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

4.8 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From US$ 61.61 per person

Often described as the "image of paradise", the Alpine resort town of Bled will enchant you with its emerald-green lake, fairytale-like island and imposing castle reigning on top of a rocky cliff.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your pickup time will depend on the pickup location you chose when booking. You will be contacted via email with all the details about your pickup prior to the trip. Keep in mind that a delay of up to 15 minutes can occur due to traffic conditions and different pickup locations.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Marvel at the beautiful mountain scenery of the Bled Region
  • Learn from an informative, friendly and professional guide
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Driver guide
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Bled area
  • Vintgar Gorge entry fee (€10/person)
  • Castle Bled entry fee (€13/person)
  • Pletna boat ride to the island (€15/person)
  • Church of Assumption on Bled Island entry fee (€12/person)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • The minimum number of participants is 2 adults. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Had a fantastic day at Lake Bled, Bled Castle and surrounding areas. A tasty traditional Slovenian dish for lunch by Lake Bled. Vasja was a brilliant tour guide of the area, knew loads of history of the area and made sure we were filled with facts and stories of the local area. He was flexible with what we preferred to do with our time on the day and made the trip really special. Really recommend this trip, a great way to visit the areas and with a really friendly tour guide (who showed his passion for Slovenian Ski Jumpers).

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March 25, 2022

Our guide Eva was awesome. She came on time, very friendly, knowledgeable about the whole Slovanian history. Started her explanation of Slovenian history as she drove us to the Vintgargorge where she helped us to get the tickets so we can beta the queue and be on time. Her explanations of the gorge were detailed and well understood. We then drove to Blad which was the main attraction with a detailed explanation of the lake. And in all, Eva was amazing and the best ever and definitely I would recommend my friends to book with her when they visit Ljudbliana.

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August 20, 2021

To our surprise, we were alone with our guide/driver Viktor. We liked this personalized treatment even if we would have been happy to have other passengers on board :) Once we got to Lake Bled, it was impressive. At times, we would have thought we were in the Laurentians in Quebec, except that the mountains in the background are more majestic and the emerald green water of the lake is surprisingly beautiful. Also, conversations with Viktor enlightened us on Slovenia vs. Croatia (where we spent most of our stay). We did not check whether access to the site could be done by train (there is a station), but we liked this personalized support. Viktor displayed a particular sense of humor (read caustic) during our discussions.

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August 7, 2019

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