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Lake Bled to Ljubljana Trip

Visit Slovenia’s vibrant capital and discover its history, architecture, and culture
From
Bled
Price
From: 165€/person
Duration
7-8 hours
Start time
8:30
Schedule
Every day
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Prešeren Square, the main square in Ljubljana
Congress Square, meeting point of culture, history, and education
Ljubljana’s historical old town
Central market, one of the largest markets in Europe
Medieval Ljubljana Castle
Lively Ljubljanica River
Guided visit to Ljubljana
Guided visit to Ljubljana
Ljubljanica river
Ljubljanica river
Ljubljana city
Ljubljana city
Ljubljana Castle
Ljubljana castle
Prešern square
Prešern square
Kongresni trg
Kongresni trg
Ljubljana market food tour
Ljubljana market food tour
Guided culinary tour
Guided culinary tour
Guided visit to Ljubljana
Ljubljanica river
Ljubljana city
Ljubljana Castle
Prešern square
Kongresni trg
Ljubljana market food tour
Guided culinary tour

Summer Itinerary

Day What we will do
8.30 am Departure from Bled
10.00-12.00 pm Guided tour of Ljubljana
12.00-1.00 pm Optional: Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
1.00-2.00 pm Free time for lunch
2.00-3.30 pm Ljubljana Castle
4.30 pm Return to Bled

Winter Itinerary

Day What we will do
9.00 am Departure from Bled
10.30-12.00 pm Guided tour of Ljubljana
12.00-1.00 pm Optional: Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
1.00-2.00 pm Free time for lunch
2.00-3.30 pm Ljubljana Castle
4.30 pm Return to Bled

Included in price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation
All parking fees and toll costs

Optional Extras

Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle ticket with funicular ride
Ljubljana Castle funicular ride
Pickup / drop-off at your location in Bled

Important for the tour

Difficulty: Easy
Snacks and beverages are not included
Shared group trip of max 8 people
Private tour available with extra charge
Minimum number of guests applies
The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge

Located in the very heart of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a must-see for any visitor. It will charm you with its laid-back vibes, the buzz on the river banks of Ljubljanica and its stunningly pretty architecture that spans through centuries. Let your guide take you on a journey through history and learn all about the famous dragon and other local legends. Stop at iconic landmarks, such as Prešeren Square, Three Bridges, the Dragon Bridge, Central Market and Congress Square and enjoy the small streets of the charming old town.

After the guided tour, you can opt to further explore Ljubljana’s charms on your own. There are many museums and galleries, great shopping, amazing cafes, restaurants, bars and beautiful parks, such as Park Tivoli. If you are more of an artsy alternative type, you can visit Ljubljana’s Alternative Cultural Centre – Metelkova Mesto – to admire its graffiti art or visit Trubarjeva street with its charming multi-ethnic restaurants and cafes.

Weather permitting, a great way to see the city from a different perspective is a 1-hour boat ride on Ljubljanica river, which visits not only the old town, but also further upstream, where the river banks become more green. It is a great way to see a bit more of Ljubljana in a relaxed setting and a great way to get more photo opportunities.

If you prefer a bird’s perspective, then visiting Ljubljana Castle is a must. Towering over the old town, Ljubljana’s silent guardian is perched atop a small hill, best accessed via the funicular railway. Besides the great views, Ljubljana Castle offers a range of exhibitions, from temporary to permanent, such as Exhibition of Slovenian history, Castle Weapons, Virtual Castle, Museum of Puppetry, as well as restaurants and cafes.

Ask your guide to give you recommendations about what else to see, where to eat or shop or about any other activities you might like. And remember: if you miss anything, Ljubljana will be waiting for you.

Location

Things to know

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Bled is the bus station. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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