Morning mists during sunrise or evening sunsets over majestic Alps are perfect for that »self/ie« moment. And there is much more to be experienced at Bled, Slovenian prime Alpine resort-town! Climb the rocky castle for magnificent areal views, cruise to church island with traditional wooden »Pletna« boat, ring a Bell of Good Luck, take a break and try »kremšnita«, local pastry, stroll around the lake and embrace the nature.
Many options to choose, which you can combine into your own individual package!
Morning departures: 8.00 h
Small group approach with carefully planned time, where experienced local tour operator’s chauffeur guide will collect you at designated location for an informative hourly ride to mountainous Alpine region to visit Bled. Upon arrival you will be introduced to destination and possible activities to experience:
Take a short walk along the lake shore. The beauty of the surrounding mountains reflects on the lake surface. Throughout the year visitors will enjoy the peace of the lake and fresh air.
Climb atop a steep cliff more than 100m above the lake, Bled Castle is how most people imagine a medieval fortress to be, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure – a reconstructed Gutenberg’s wooden printing press on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using hand-made paper.
On the lake shore take ‘pletna’ handmade wooden traditional boat to the lake island. Rowers still use man power as in old days, making your experience more memorable. The tiny, tear-shaped island beckons from the shore and the ride with the ‘pletna’ boat is a real thrill. Climb atop 99 stairs and ring a bell for your wishes to come true.
Upon return from the island stop at the local patisserie and take a break; taste Bled’s famous cream cake – kremšnita. Since the last 60 years, as many as 12 million cream cakes have been sold. Try it yourself.
After a nice half day experience we will return back to Ljubljana.
Drop off will be at same location as pick up.
The view from the castle over the lake and up to the mountains, a pletna boat ride to the tiny island, the taste of Cremeschnitte, don’t miss one of them!
We took a tour with Milan at Ljubljana Today, which we booked through Viator. The half-day morning tour was enough time to drive around the lake, visit the island and still eat cream cake! We would loved to have stayed longer, but this was not possible on short time. Milan was a great driver and guide, and was SOOOO informative about the destination and Slovenia in general. Thank you!
Bled, was well over. We were picked up at our hotel and the guide in English the whole ride to Bled told us the history of Slovenia. At the lake we got 3hrs leave, possibly to sail the boat to the island. We have chosen to move around the lake, and this is definitely recommended. The local pastries was quite popular.