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Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Marvel at Lake Bled’s famous sights during this guided small-group half-day tour departing from Ljubljana. Lake Bled’s glacial waters and majestic Julian Alps create tranquil surroundings that highlight the beauty of it two famous attractions, Bled Island and Bled Castle. During your tour, ride a wooden pletna to Bled Island and rise atop a cliff to Bled Castle to explore its 11th-century history. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a truly intimate experience.
  • Half-day Lake Bled and Bled Castle tour from Ljubljana
  • Visit postcard-perfect Lake Bled, nestled amid the Julian Alps
  • Take a boat to Bled Island to explore the Church of the Assumption of Mary
  • Discover medieval Bled Castle and soak up unparalleled views of the lake from its walls
  • Make the most of free time to wander along the lakeside
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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Central Ljubljana or Bled pickup and drop-off
Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan 
Professional English speaking guide 
Admission fees, meals and personal expenses.
Admission options: 
Bled castle: 13 € per person
Pletna rowing boat ride to Bled island: 15 € per person

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atelier hotel
Vošnjakova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atticus B&B // Closest pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Celica hostel
Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg)
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel
Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square
Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Meksiko Hotel
Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Mrak Hotel
Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel
Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Meet your guide at your centrally located Ljubljana hotel for a half-day tour of Lake Bled. Buckle-up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan and drive through rural Slovenia towards the Julian Alps. Enjoy a brief geology lesson on Lake Bled as well as window views of the surrounding forests and mountain ranges.

Then, arrive and enjoy a moment to view the blue topaz waters that surround the forest green Bled Island like an iris around a pupil. Observe the Church of the Assumption of Mary on the rock islet and realize its insignificance as you see the Julian Alps rise in the background.

Next, step onto a traditional two-oared wooden 'pletna' boat for a short paddle to Bled Island. Hop onto the island and explore on your own. Stop for a bite at the cafe and taste a traditional Slovenian nut roll called potica (own expense) or stroll into the church (own expense).

Reconvene with your guide and journey to Bled Castle which was built on a precipice during the 11th Century. Explore its restored Renaissance towers that give an eagle-eye view of the city below. Hear how its strategic locations played an important role in medieval history. Enter the museum to see its artifacts, armor, and weaponry. Spend some free time to capture unparalleled views of Lake Bled from atop the cliff.

Cruise back down to the lake and enjoy some leisure time to snap a selfie or grab a snack at a local cafe (own expense). As you drive back to your hotel, relax with memorable views of lush Slovenia.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bled Island
A trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique to Lake Bled and operated by a single rower with two long oars.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Our tour to Lake Bled takes you up to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lake Bled
On the shore of Lake Bled it is possible to take a short walk along Lake Bled, admire the views, and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the coffee shops - where you need to try kremšnita, the traditional Bled custard cream cake.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.    
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please keep in mind that there are quite a few stairs at the Bled island and Bled castle, but you would do that in a fairly slow pace.
  • Small group tour - up to 8 people per van. 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Slovenia Explorer

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana.

Traveler Tips


  • "The trip around to the castle takes about 15-20mins depending on traffic, which i can imagine can be a lot worse." See review
  • "Very quiet for due to the time of year but amazing weather and amazing views." See review

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Stunning views
James_B
, Mar 2020
Fantastic trip up to Lake Bled. Very quiet for due to the time of year but amazing weather and amazing views. Well worth the visit
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BEST TOUR EVER!!!
Stephen_Turner
, Mar 2020
The female tour guide was brilliant and so friendly and gave us so much info and we had the most incredible day and she made the tour so perfect for us and we cant thank her enough!!!
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Stunning scenery
maryam9m
, Feb 2020
The guide Tomaž was very helpful, informative and sweet. The tour was a nice relaxed pace and allowed for us to take enough photos of this absolutely stunning place! I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Very well organised and interesting tour
J R
, Dec 2019
We were picked up by a minibus and found we were the only ones on the tour. The driver Damian spoke very good english and told us lots of history regarding the Lake, castle and Slovenia in general. As we were the only ones, Damian tailored the tour to our requirements. It was a lovely if rather chilly day but we thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
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Very nice experience!
Nadia1912
, Nov 2019
The travel to Bled, around and back to Ljubljana was a really nice experience no matter that the day was very foggy. The guide Tomaž made it a very interesting trip, providing a lot of interesting information and we spent the half-day in a very friendly atmosphere. When we reached the Castle we had the chance for a certain period of time to see at least part of the fantastic view. I believe it will be a good plan to visit the place again in another season, at the same the fog gave another perspective of our tour and it was like in a fairytale. Wonderful way to explore this part of Slovenia.
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Convenient system
Ok55OK
, Nov 2019
It was a rainy day, but I enjoyed it. Safe, kind, convenient, lots of knowledge... I would like to visit again in good season.
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A tour that you will not forget
597vivia
, Oct 2019
When in Ljubljana find the time to visit Lake Bled. The views are magnificent, fairytale like. The weather was perfect. Some mist, some clouds the sun making its presence, made the scenery magical. Our guide Martin is very nice, polite, friendly, speaks English like a native and has a bundle of info about the area and Slovenia in general. Highly recommended tour.
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Stunning scenery and perfect guide !
Kate H
, Oct 2019
Martine was very personable and informative on our way to Lake Bled . The attractions spoke for themselves with their unbelievable beauty ! Perfect half day tour !
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Martine was an excellent guide to a stunning place
Kate H
, Oct 2019
The whole experience was unbelievable ! Martine was an informative, personable, great guide. The scenery is stunning. Great experience !
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MUST DO
477debbib
, Sep 2019
Lake Bled is very picturesque and peaceful. Well worth a visit. The views from the Castle are stunning.
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Product code: 6993LAKEBLED

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