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Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana provided by Slovenia Explorer

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana
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Tour snapshot
Explore emerald-green Lake Bled on a half-day tour from Ljubljana
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Avoid bus or train hassles on this guided half-day tour of Lake Bled from Ljubljana. Enjoy round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned coast to the shores of this picturesque, emerald-green lake. Take a wooden boat ride to Bled Island and a tour of the clifftop Bled Castle. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless trip, while a small group size ensures you receive plenty of personal attention.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Take a ride in a traditional boat to explore Bled Island’s famous church
  • Wander through the medieval Bled Castle and enjoy panoramic lake views 
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour
What to expect
Your half-day tour of Lake Bled begins with a pick-up from your Ljubljana hotel. Travel from Ljubljana to Lake Bled in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival at Lake Bled, take some time to admire the lake’s peaceful, emerald waters. Then, after a ride in a traditional, wooden boat, explore Bled Island as you wish. Tour the photogenic Our Lady of the Lake Church or enjoy a snack in the cafe. Next, journey back to shore for a tour of Bled Castle. The castle was built precariously on the edge of the lake during medieval times and offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Bled from atop the cliff. Reconvene with your guide back at the lake where you enjoy some free time for photographs or a quick dip in the lake. Finally, hop into the van for the trip back to your Ljubljana hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Take a ride in a traditional boat to explore Bled Island’s famous church
  • Wander through the medieval Bled Castle and enjoy panoramic lake views 
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour
What to expect
Your half-day tour of Lake Bled begins with a pick-up from your Ljubljana hotel. Travel from Ljubljana to Lake Bled in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival at Lake Bled, take some time to admire the lake’s peaceful, emerald waters. Then, after a ride in a traditional, wooden boat, explore Bled Island as you wish. Tour the photogenic Our Lady of the Lake Church or enjoy a snack in the cafe. Next, journey back to shore for a tour of Bled Castle. The castle was built precariously on the edge of the lake during medieval times and offers stunning panoramic views of Lake Bled from atop the cliff. Reconvene with your guide back at the lake where you enjoy some free time for photographs or a quick dip in the lake. Finally, hop into the van for the trip back to your Ljubljana hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6993LAKEBLED
Important information
Inclusions
  • Central Ljubljana or Bled pickup and drop-off
  • Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Professional English speaking guide 
Exclusions
  • Admission fees, meals and personal expenses.
  • Admission options: 
  • Bled castle: 13 € per person
  • Pletna rowing boat ride to Bled island: 15 € per person
  • Entry/Admission - Bled Island
  • Entry/Admission - Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Atelier hotel Vošnjakova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Atticus B&B // Closest pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Celica hostel Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg) Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Meksiko Hotel Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Mrak Hotel Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . uHotel Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia .
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Central Ljubljana or Bled pickup and drop-off
  • Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Professional English speaking guide 
Exclusions
  • Admission fees, meals and personal expenses.
  • Admission options: 
  • Bled castle: 13 € per person
  • Pletna rowing boat ride to Bled island: 15 € per person
  • Entry/Admission - Bled Island
  • Entry/Admission - Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Atelier hotel Vošnjakova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Atticus B&B // Closest pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Celica hostel Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg) Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Meksiko Hotel Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Mrak Hotel Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . uHotel Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia .
Duration
5h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 08 Jul 2020
A note from Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana
Face masks are required during transfer.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bled Island
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Bled
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Rob rhys
5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had a fantastic guide with Sanda,she was so welcoming and friendly. She gave us a great experience and was very knowledgeable about the history of Slovenia, she took us to lake Bled and arrainged for a private boat to take us to the church on the Island, before taking us to the castle, and introducing us to the local food. A very enjoyable day trip with a great host. I would highly recommend you take a tour with Sanda and learn about the wonders of lake bled and Slovenia.
Written 13 March 2020
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701maryamm
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We visited a number of countries and Slovenia was by far our favourite: however, nothing compared to the beauty and magic of Lake Bled. This tour was a good pace and the tour guide was very informative and helpful. We would definitely recommend the tour to anyone wanting to go to Slovenia.
Written 21 February 2020
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Go_Discover_Yourself
Vienna, Austria6 contributions
Our tour guide Martin made the day extremely knowledgeable as well as fun. He was a perfect guide providing much need information about Lake Bled and the town itself. The scenery of the mountains on the drive are spectacular but the picturesque vistas available on a still day are awe inspiring. According to Martin tours are limited to smaller groups which can be of benefit in encouraging meeting others and enjoying the day.
Written 7 February 2020
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Trisha M
Washington DC, DC38 contributions
Jan 2020
I joined the half-day tour to Lake Bled and Bled Castle. It was a small group in January - only myself, my parents, and one other solo traveler. The guide was nice. I really liked boating over to the church on the hill and got some good pictures. When there, you have to climb up a lot of steps - I mention this because I went with my parents who are around 70 and had a tough time with it. There wasn't much to do on the island itself so we got some coffee and walked around. We then went to the castle which was nice, although again, you have to walk up a pretty steep hill to get to the castle and there are steps after entering. My favorite thing about the castle was the Bled cake at the restaurant (delicious) and the printing press demonstration. Overall a decent day out but nothing super stellar to write home about.
Written 10 March 2020
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Stefan Malta
4 contributions
Feb 2020
We were picked by Tomaz from our hotel and taken for our tour. Visited Lake Bled, Bled Castle, Lake Bohinj. Tomaz imparted a lot of invaluable knowledge about the area. Both the children and ourselves enjoyed the kremsnita. Tomaz was flexible and adapted the tour to our needs whilst at the same time keeping to the planned itenary.
Written 15 April 2020
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FMT
31 contributions
Tomaz was an excellent guide on our trip - friendly, extremely knowledgeable, punctual and a good driver. Bled is beautiful, the little boat crossing is something special. Views from castle are beautiful and the stop to try the delicious Bled cream cake is a nice end. Highly recommend
Written 29 April 2019
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TA_User-June202018
Hemel Hempstead, UK19 contributions
Dec 2019
This half day trip was excellent. Nina, the guide was really knowledgable and friendly. She spoke excellent English. The boat trip to the casle was amazing, the rowers were great to watch. The castle was really interesting. The town of Bled had some lovely shops, A trip I would recommend,
Written 24 December 2019
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Manjula Juneja
32 contributions
Nov 2018
A visit to Lake Bled offers most beautiful and stunning views. One cannot take eyes off from the beauty of castle and church in the middle of lake surrounded by crystal clear water. A boat ride to it is equally beautiful. Breathtaking views from all sides add on to the beauty of the lake and castle.
Written 29 October 2019
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Marg H
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We opted for a half day tour, as that all our itinerary allowed, with a wonderful guide Peter. We were picked up promptly from Ljubljana and driven to Lake Bled in a comfortable mini van with 8 of us all together. We were rowed in the traditional boats to the Church in the middle of Lake Bled and taken to the castle. We finished our tour with purchasing morning tea where Peter suggested and had the most delightful cakes overlooking Lake Bled. A terrific half day tour and Lake Bled, although not a sunny day, was simply stunning.
Written 1 November 2018
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Kay W
2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We did a full day tour with a great group of eight to Lake Bled , Castle and Postojna Caves and it was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide Alenka was fantastic . She gives us plenty of information on Ljubljana and on the places we visited. It was a comfortable drive in a nice mini van and we were picked up on time and dropped of back our hotels on time. Overall a very enjoyable day. Thank you Alenka.
Written 27 October 2018
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Amazing! Don't miss it!
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Wide ranging but never rushed - highly recommend!
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