Excursion from Ljubljana to Bled

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time-raw5 hours
Starting point
Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)

Discover Slovenia’s most spectacular sites, the famous Bled with its iconic lake. Enjoy unique natural sceneries, learn about local crafts and traditions in one of Europe’s most picturesque alpine region.

What’s included
  • Pick up from Ljubljana city.
  • This price includes transport, professional English-speaking guide, organization.
  • The entrance fee and meals will be charged separately.
Is this experience for me?
  • The tour requires short walks around the alpine region. So it is recommended to be reasonably fit to walk for short time over inclined paths.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for the tour walk.
What do I need to bring ?
  • Dress according to weather.
  • We recommend comfortable clothing and good shoes.
Additional Information
  • Bled castle: 11€ per person, Pletna boat ride: 14€ per person, meals and personal expenses.
  • Alternate pickup locations are available.
What to expect?

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort with the only true island in Slovenia. For centuries it has been the symbol of natural beauty and home to fairy tales. Ascend the old 12th-century castle, perched on top of a steep cliff with spectacular views of the lake, the famous Bled island and the surrounding peaks.

The castle is not only home to fairy tale weddings, cultural events and important protocol meetings, but also a museum of manual printing and a wine cellar. A boat ride with “Pletna” - a traditional boat made by locals is among the must do things when visiting Bled. Not only because of the authentic boat experience, but a true journey back in time.

Standing paddlers will take you to the island with 99 stone steps on the way to the Assumption of St. Mary church and the fortune bell. Make sure not to skip tasting Bled cream cake, the notorious local dessert, famous all around Slovenia, before leaving town.

Summer itinerary: 8.30 Pick up in Ljubljana 9.30 Visit Bled castle 10.45 Visit Bled island with the “Pletna” boat 11.45 Free time for lunch 13.30 Return to Ljubljana Winter itinerary: 14.00 Pick up in Ljubljana 15.00 Visit Bled castle 16.00 Visit Bled island with the “Pletna” boat 17.00 Free time for lunch 19.00 Return to Ljubljana