Ljubljana: Lake Bled Experience Small Group Half-day Tour

Tour Rating 4.7

Bled Castle is more than a thousand years old and one of the most spectacular castles in Slovenia, perched high above the calm waters of Lake Bled. You will be able to admire the view of Lake Bled from various vantage points of the castle.  Pssst... we will show you some of the best viewpoints from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Bled and the island of Bled and take beautiful photos. During your trip to Lake Bled, treat yourself to a ride on a traditional pletna boat to Bled Island, one of the top attractions in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique on Lake Bled and are steered by a single oarsman with two long oars. After the boat ride, you will have some time to explore the small island and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Optionally, you can visit the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and even ring the wishing bell that has been ringing over Lake Bled since 1534. You can also take a short walk along the shore of Lake Bled and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the cafes - where you should definitely try kremšnita, the traditional Bled cream cake.

  • Central Ljubljana meeting point
  • Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan 
  • Professional English-speaking guide 
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A minimum number of participants applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In this case, we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.
  • Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Infants are not allowed to sit on laps (we can provide child seats upon request).
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Please keep in mind that there are some stairs to climb on Bled Island, Bled Castle, but you would do that at a fairly slow pace.
  • Small group tour - up to 8 people per van.
Cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews for Ljubljana: Lake Bled Experience Small Group Half-day Tour
Got to experience Bled in a few hours.
Guide was honest about what might happen -- there was so much rain that he feared the boat ride might be canceled -- as well as what could be skipped: "If you've seen one castle, you've seen them all." He was punctual, friendly, engaging, and (most important) a safe driver. Near constant rain & clouds put a damper on the afternoon, but we could see why this place is over-run with visitors, even in May.
Incredible Lake Bled
The tour was excellent. Our driver Damien was professional and personable. One lady called him “ a wealth of knowledge “ and I agree with her. Lake Bled was so beautiful, I started to tear up when we arrived. The water color, view of the island and Castle were stunning. It was a well organized tour. After arriving at Bled island by row boat, we enjoyed roaming around the tiny island. Amazed at the incredible views of the water and majestic snow covered mountains. Then we were given the option of shopping on the lake or visiting the Castle. I am so glad I didn’t miss the view of the lake from the Castle and enjoyed having traditional cream cake on the terrace. The Castle is one of the best kept and well maintained castles I have ever seen. It is truly beautiful. I hope someday to return to Lake Bled because it was so lovely.
Great half-day trip to Lake Bled - not to be missed!
I would definitely recommend this half-day trip to Lake Bled, which leaves you enough time to explore the island and the castle - both very beautiful. Very convenient location for pick-up/drop-off and comfortable mininus - I would say 6 passengers is enough (which we were) as 8 would make it a bit tight and less comfortable. We had a great driver (sorry I forgot his name) - he was very friendly, chatty and very informative. We learnt so much about the area and Slovenia in general - very passionate guide.
Let down at lake bled
The tour guide was knowledgeable but the tour felt a bit rushed especially after we got back from the island. No time to have a walk by the lake or visit a cafe, before going to castle. Also no time to stop at the best view point between lake n castle, just drove by, only neede 10.ins to take photos. Perhaps add one hour onto tour to make it feel a bit less rushed.
0.5 day trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle
A decent tour, with good driver/guide.The boat trip to the island was pleasant but this is at an additional cost of 18 Euros(note this has to be paid in cash to the boatman).We arrived at Bled Castle late in the afternoon, entry was again at additional cost,but it was starting to get dark so taking good pictures from the castle was not possible.Would be good to start this tour an hour earlier in the winter to be able to get to Bled Castle earlier

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