No visit to Slovenia would be complete without visiting Bled, the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region with its emerald green lake, island church in the middle and medieval castle on a cliff above. Bled is just a short distance from Ljubljana airport by motorway and located in easy reach for visits to Slovenia’s major attractions and destinations such as Piran, Portorož, the Postojna caves and Lipica and its famous Lipizzaner horses.
3 Day Bled Experience
Day 1: Arrive Bled
Upon arrival at Ljubljana airport you will be transferred to your Bled hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a private tour of Bled including entrance to Bled Castle, the Church on the Island and a pletna boat ride.
Day 2: Julian Alps
The Julian Alps is Slovenia’s largest mountain range with high peaks, deep valleys and beautiful views. You will be taken into the heart of the mountains over the highest Slovenian mountain pass Vršič and into the beautiful valley of the river Soča. Julian Alps is part of the only Slovenian
national park, Triglav National Park. You will admire its wonders on the way and visit the museum where you will get to know the cultural and natural heritage of the National Park. In the small town of Bovec, a winter and summer tourist resort, you will have lunch break and then you will ascend
the Predil mountain pass, where you will cross the border with Italy and before returning to your resort there will be a stop at the Italian lake of Lago del Predil.
Day 3: Bled
Your stay ends with a transfer to Ljubljana airport or train station.
Excursions from Bled – in air conditioned coaches with English speaking guides
The Julian Alps (Monday & Friday, 9am to 5pm)
The Julian Alps are Slovenia’s largest mountain range and part of Triglav National Park. You will be taken into the heart of the mountains over the highest Slovenian mountain pass Vršič and into the most beautiful valley of the river Soča. Visit the museum where you will get to know the cultural and natural heritage. In the small town of Bovec, winter and summer tourist resort you will have lunch and then ascend the Predil mountain pass, where you will cross the border with Italy and stop at the Italian lake of Lago del Predil.
Ljubljana (Wednesday & Saturday, 9am to 2pm)
Medieval city mainly built in baroque manner is squeezed between the hill with castle and the Ljubljanica river. The banks of the river and many other important buildings were designed by local architect Jože Plečnik. When strolling through Ljubljana you can see remains of Roman settlement Emona, medieval old town, works of Plecnik and modern buildings blended with parks and squares.
Vintgar Gorge & Pokljuka (Tuesday, 1:30pm to 5pm)
Pokljuka is a high alpine mountain plateau above the Lake of Bled, on the foothills of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. The plateau is part of the Triglav National Park. Admire the natural beauties of Vintgar gorge and afterwards you will ascend up to the Pokljuka. On the plateau you will have a look at the biathlon sport centre of Rudno Polje and you will have a chance to walk in the beautiful forests and pick some mushrooms. Take a look at the monument dedicated to the partisan resistance from WWII. The vast forests of Pokljuka were shelter to the partisans and the battles with the Nazis took place here as well.
Venice Friday (seasonal) 7am to 5pm
Situated in the north eastern corner of Italy at the head of the Adriatic. Venice unrivalled setting, sumptuous architecture and magnificent art began to attract Europe’s nobility. This excursion offers you an unique opportunity to visit the city of thousand bridges and canals and admire its marvellous architecture in one day.