Lake Bled Day Trip

Visit the best attractions at Lake Bled with a side trip to the pristine Vintgar Gorge

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Duration
~ 6 hours
Start
Ljubljana
Schedule
Every day
Price
from 49€

Included in Lake Bled day trip price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation

Extras on day trip to Bled

Vintgar Gorge* entrance fee
Bled Castle entrance fee
Pletna boat ride
Entrance to the church on Bled Island
Pickup / drop-off at your location in Ljubljana
from 49€ / person

Highlights on Lake Bled day trip from Ljubljana

  • Vintgar Gorge* (Triglav National Park)
  • Lake Bled
  • More than a 1000-year-old Bled Castle
  • Traditional pletna boat and Bled Island
  • Locally famous kremšnita cream cake

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

Important

  • Difficulty: Moderate (3 km (1.8 mi) walking in Vintgar Gorge, 99 steps on Bled Island, steep slope and steps at Bled Castle)
  • 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

Description of Lake Bled day trip

Choose your own priorities and decide what your trip to Lake Bled will be like. Walk the Vintgar Gorge trail* (3 km (1.8 mi) - 1.5 hrs) in the Triglav National Park and discover the power of water, which has carved this amazing ravine through layers of rock, and marvel at the green surroundings of this popular attraction just outside of Bled.

Enjoy the history and breathtaking views at Bled Castle, the oldest castle in Slovenia with a history of over 1000 years. Visit its interesting exhibitions and find local souvenirs in the castle’s shop. Here you can also taste the famous “Kremšnita” cream cake - trust us, you don’t want to miss it.

Embark on the traditional “pletna” boat and let the oarsmen do the work while you sit back and enjoy the remarkable scenery of the surrounding mountains and the tranquillity of the green waters. Walk around the small island or visit the scenic church, famous for its wishing bell.

You can also enjoy free time on your own in the bustling lakeside resort town and visit charming cafes, restaurants and shops. The main promenade, which starts in the town, continues all around the lake (6 km (3.8 mi) - 2 hrs), and is one of the most popular places for summertime swimming in Slovenia.

Itinerary

Summer (April-October)
  • 1.00 pm Departure from Ljubljana
  • 2.00-4.00 pm Vintgar Gorge
  • 4.15-5.30 pm Pletna boat ride and Bled Island
  • 5.45-6.30 pm Bled Castle
  • 7.15 pm Return to Ljubljana
Winter (November-March)
  • 2.00 pm Departure from Ljubljana
  • 3.00-4.15 pm Pletna boat ride and Bled Island
  • 4.30-5.30 pm Bled Castle
  • 5.30-6.00 pm Free time
  • 7.00 pm Return to Ljubljana

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What a place! We loved Vintgar gorge and we were lucky our guide took us there in the morning to beat the crowds. We skipped the pletna boat and went for a walk on our own, the path around the lake has great views everywhere!
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Ashton Bell
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Bled Castle was my favourite stop. I couldn't stop taking pictures. I was so happy to try the traditional cream cake there. So yummy :)
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Ryan Young
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My husband and I were extremely pleased with this days trip. He has trouble walking, so we decided to skip Vintgar gorge, Bled Castle and Bled Island, but our guide was very accommodating and he gaves us ideas what to do meanwhile.
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Casey Barnes

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 day trip to Lake Bled?

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 on Bled day 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.

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 day trip to Lake Bled?

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 on Bled day 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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