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From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

4.8 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From US$ 58.92 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 95 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable about Lake Bled and its surrounds, but also about Slovenia in general. The convenience of someone else taking care of transportation is a huge bonus, and we were given plenty of time to see the lake, the island and church, the castle, and then we had free time in the main park to eat and enjoy the view. Highly recommended for those that desire an easy way to make the trip, and to learn more about this amazing country!

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August 22, 2022

I was surprised to find that only 2 other people were sharing the trip with me and our little group ended up just being so lovely! Our tour guide was very kind and could answer all the question we had about Slovenia. He was a safe driver and spoke good english :) I really enjoyed the whole experience very much! Lake Bled is a beautiful place!

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August 17, 2022

Really great day! Small group of 7 on this tour and the guide was super accommodating. He drove us to the castle first (Thank goodness as it would have been an excruciating walk in the heat) and then down to the boats (to the island) and then finally dropped us off for some free time in Bled. I had plenty of time to do everything I wanted to, which felt very efficient. Bring cash for the boats + guide tip.

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August 8, 2022

Product ID: 71087