LAKE BLED SLOVENIA
Lake Bled One Day Trip
Come experience with us the fairytale Lake Bled in a private tour.
Set in the Alpine region in the north of Slovenia, Bled is one of the most popular and most visited cities in the country.
Be amazed by its well preserved 11th century Castle, set on a cliff and offering astonishing panoramic views of the lake! Or take a boat ride to the equaly beautiful Bled island and visit the 17th century pilgrimage church of the Assumption of Mary.
Savor one of the most traditional desserts in Slovenia: Kremna rezina – a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake!
11th century Bled Castle and its museum
Bled Island and panoramic boat ride
Walk around the Lake
Taste the famous Bled cake: kremna rezina.
Who Is This Lake Bled Private Tour For?
Anyone who appreciates nature and history! There are many activities available in the region: from relaxing, having a coffee at the panoramic cafe Park and tasting the famous cake of the region, to strolling around the lake, going on a boat ride, or visiting the castle, Bled has something to offer for all age groups and interests!
Best Time To Visit
The region is amazing in any season! If you love snow scenery, don’t be scared to come in December or January, because the attractions are open and the roads always accessible. During spring there are several rowing championships taking place at the lake. Summer guests will be able to enjoy the many festivals and even swim in certain areas of the lake.
Where Are You?
Lake Bled can be reached from several cities, the most popular being Ljubljana or Zagreb! You can also combine a tour of Bled and Ljubljana on the same day!
If you are in any other city and would like to visit this attraction, talk to us about your itinerary and we can suggest the best options for you to enjoy your time!
More About Lake Bled Tailored Tour
This one-of-a-kind travel experience starts in the morning when we pick you up at your accommodation at a time chosen by you. The drive takes place in a comfortable car or minivan with a driver/guide in English or another language of your choice, always ready to give you lots of interesting information about the country, people, culture, etc.
When we reach Bled, we will first visit the Castle and its museum. Get to know the Slovenian and Bled history through the museum artifacts and enjoy the amazing panoramic view of the lake and its island from the top of the Castle.
Later you will have free time to enjoy the lake at your pace! You may choose to go on a boat ride to the bled island, visit the 17th century pilgrimage church of the Assumption of Mary and ring its famous bell, simply stroll around the lake, or sit down, relax, have a coffee and a piece of the famous bled cake kremna rezina while enjoying the lake view.
Finish this incredible tour by returning to your accommodation, or with a stop at one of the many local restaurants in the area for a local lunch!
About Lake Bled
Tourist destination famous for its lush scenery, Lake Bled is set in the Julian Alps, mere 35 km away from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana.
The lake is of glacial and tectonic origin and it measures 2,120 m long, 1,380 m wide, and 29.5 m deep. In the summer, the water reaches 25°C, but during winter the lake often freezes, and is used for ice skating.
The town was first mentioned in 1004, and has since then developed into a popular health resort and tourist destination. Bled is located in the southern part of the Julian Alps, near the border with Austria. This proximity is visible in the architecture style, but also in the culture and gastronomy
First mentioned in 1011, Bled Castle is the oldest and most visited castle in Slovenia. It was built on a precipice above the city, overlooking the lake, offering amazing views. The oldest part of the castle is the Romanesque tower, but other towers and fortifications were added or improved in the middle ages. The castle is arranged around 2 courtyards, and has a wine cellar, restaurant, café, 2 museums and a chapel from the 16th century with restored illusionist frescoes. The castle also has a drawbridge over a moat.
On of Bled’s main attraction, the island can be reached by a traditional flat-bottomed wooden boat called Pletna. To arrive at the top, where the church is located there are 99 steps. The 17th century pilgrimage church was dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and is decorated with Gothic frescos. Its tower is 52 meters high and it is believed ringing the bell upon entering the church brings good luck to visitors.
The Island and the church are open all year round and weddings are frequent during the summer. Tradition says that the groom must carry his bride up the 99 steps to reach the church, ring the bell and make a wish for good luck! All the while, the bride must remain silent.
Bled has a mild climate and has always been know as a health resort. It offers a wide range of sports activities such as golf, fishing, and horseback-riding and it is also a starting point for mountain treks and hikes, leading to Slovenia’s most popular National Park: Triglav.
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