Bled & Bohinj Lake Trip

A trip around the most beautiful alpine lakes in Slovenia and Vintgar gorge

Duration
9 - 11 hours
Start
Ljubljana
Schedule
Every day
Price
from 119€

Highlights on lake Bled & Bohinj day trip

  • Vintgar Gorge*
  • Lake Bled
  • More than a 1000-year-old Bled Castle
  • Traditional pletna boat and Bled Island
  • Locally famous kremšnita cream cake
  • Lake Bohinj
  • Savica waterfall**/Mostnica gorge/Vogel mountain
  • Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia

*CLOSED in winter - opening times subject to weather conditions in early spring and late autumn

**subject to lack of water in the summer months

Description of Bled & Bohinj day trip

Start the morning at Vintgar Gorge*, a remarkable ravine located in Triglav National Park, carved into the rock by pristine green waters of Radovna River. Spend 1.5 hours walking through the picturesque gorge on a trail and boardwalks that zigzag above the river bed.

Our next stop is the undisputed favourite destination in Slovenia, Lake Bled. There, we will give you the option to visit the oldest castle in Slovenia, Castle Bled, as well as the picturesque Bled island on a traditional rowboat called pletna. If you prefer to walk around the lake, swim in the summer, or spend time in Bled resort town, your guide will arrange a pick-up time and location before you continue the day towards Lake Bohinj.  In the afternoon, you will again spend time in the Triglav National Park, in the area of Lake Bohinj - the bigger but lesser-known brother of Lake Bled. Most locals prefer the tranquillity and unspoilt nature of Lake Bohinj: the views over the water, and, on a sunny day, over the mountains, are bound to leave you speechless. Hear the local legends about the area, take some perfect snaps and decide on how you will spend the rest of your afternoon.

There is some nice hiking in the area and you can choose from a few different options. You can hike another beautiful gorge called Mostnica (most=bridge) which differs from Vintgar Gorge mainly in the fact that you are not in it but rather walking on its edges or over it on multiple bridges, giving you the option to look down the narrow crevices.  If you prefer a steeper challenge, then the hike on some 550+ steps leading to Savica waterfall* is just for you. The reward at the top is a stunning double green waterfall of the clearest mountain waters.  For the best views of the area, you should opt for a cable car ride up to Vogel Mountain, where you will witness the crown of alpine peaks surrounding the lake and feel like the entire lake would fit into the palm of your hand.

Optionally, you can spend time walking along the lake’s shores or use the afternoon for a refreshing swim in the summer months.  As you return to Ljubljana around 7 PM, you won’t be tired, but energized from a day of taking in some of the best sights nature has to offer.

Included in Bled & Bohinj lake trip price

English speaking guide
Comfortable transportation
from 119€ / person

Important for the day trip

  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate (depending on what you choose - 3 km  (1.8 mi) walking in Vintgar gorge, 99 steps on Bled island, steep slope and steps at Bled castle, 550+ steps to Savica waterfall, 3 km (1.8 mi) - 1.5 hrs Mostnica gorge)
  • Snacks and beverages are not included
  • Shared group trip of max 8 people
  • Private tour available with extra charge
  • Minimum number of guests applies
  • Pick-up available at 4 designated spots in city center, extra charge for accommodation pick-up
  • The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge
Talk to our day trip expert
Jovan

Itinerary

Summer (April-October)
  • 8.00 am Departure from Ljubljana
  • 9.00 am Vintgar Gorge
  • 11.00 pm Bled
  • 1.45 pm Lunch break
  • 3.15 pm Lake Bohinj (options of free time/Mostnica Gorge/Savica Waterfall/Vogel Mountain)
  • 7.00 pm Return to Ljubljana
Winter (November-March)
  • 9.00 am Departure from Ljubljana
  • 10.00 am Bled
  • 12.45 pm Lunch break
  • 2.15 pm Lake Bohinj (options of free time/Mostnica Gorge/Savica Waterfall/Vogel Mountain)
  • 6.00 pm Return to Ljubljana

This trip is a must in Slovenia. I decided to see both lakes, as I have read much about them. I’m happy I took a guided tour, otherwise I wouldn't know there is so much to see in both places. In fact, this region is perfect for a week’s holiday on its own. So much to see!
Leon Hill
We loved both parts of the day. Bled was nice and packed, we chose to see everything. The kids really enjoyed the boat ride to the island and the views from Bled Castle are breath-taking. The afternoon at Bohinj was more easy and relaxing. We enjoyed some free time, because we wanted to swim. The water was lovely and not as freezing cold as you might imagine. :)
Clark Hall
The day was rainy but this trip was still worth every penny. Our guide explained everything so nicely and was in such a good mood all day despite the weather. Both of these lakes are amazing and very different. I wish I could see them in the sun but it was still a great day out! Just bring the right clothes!
Emily Murray

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet for the day trip?

There are 4 designated pickup and drop-off locations that we use in downtown Ljubljana (see the options when booking). Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

You have the option of both. We have a time slot reserved for lunch on each tour, always somewhere with (usually local) restaurants handy. That said, you can always pack your own picnic lunch and eat it wherever and whenever you like. This might sometimes even save time in order to fit a bit of extra sightseeing into your day.

How fit do I need to be for Bled & Bohinj day trip?

The best thing about our day trips is that they can be tailored to your own level of fitness. Most of the tours are designed with different activities available, so the choice is entirely yours. Please consult the difficulty section under a specific day trip to see what the difficulty level of the tour and particular activity is.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

Don’t worry. Our day trips are planned with everyone in mind. If you find an entrance fee too expensive, or you are unsure if you are willing to spend so much of your budget on entrance fees, our guides will always have some free alternatives ready for you. From taking a short hike and finding that perfect photo opportunity, to relaxing in a beautiful spot, we have got you covered.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

What should I wear for Bled & Bohinj lake trip? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off at for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

How do the “extras” work?

There is so much to do in Slovenia, so we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. We set up some of the most popular activities in the areas of your visit and listed them as extras. The choice of how many and which you would like to do is entirely yours. When you arrive to a destination, such as Lake Bled, the itinerary always allows for any additional activities you might want to do, like visiting Bled Castle or taking a traditional boat ride to the island. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you know everything you need to know. It is always exciting when people come away from the same trip enriched by different adventures and can share and compare their experiences along with the tons of photos they have taken.

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