Lake Bled & Ljubljana │ Day Trip from Zagreb │ Private │ Full Day │ From $80
Take a full day private excursion in the company of your driver guide to Lake Bled and Ljubljana in Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and the mountainous environs and stunning topography of this magical place on your own or select the option for a professional English speaking local guide! Sitting high in the Julian Alps about 1600 feet above sea level, Lake Bled shines unadulterated in the pristine sun of the clean, mountainous air. Only 34 miles from Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, Bled is surrounded by foliage typical to the region (in the summer, an intensely green pine forest recalls the fairy-tales of other Alpine utopias), and is a delight for families, couples, as well as the intrepid solo traveler- especially those seeking inspiration and a break from the manic day-to-day inundation of city life, noise, and technology.
In the middle of the calm, translucent water sits Bled Island (or Blejski otok to the locals), an easy ten-minute gondola ride from the shore. A sturdy, capable-looking fellow will row you and your companions calmly from the shore to the island, where you can explore the Assumption of Mary church, built near the end of the XVII century and featuring frescoes a bit older than that.
Continue with your driver guide to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world; and also to numerous theaters, museums and art galleries. In the company of your expert local guide stroll through the Old Town district. Or if you would prefer to have a fully guided city tour of Ljubljana in the company of a professional English-speaking local expert, select that option at time of booking this tour. Explore the baroque town buildings, the colorful farmer’s market, and discover the cathedral of St. Nicholas. Walk across Dragon Bridge, an Art Nouveau masterpiece adorned with dragons and symbol of Ljubljana. Then stroll beside the majestic Ljubljanica River, to the centrally located Prešernov Trg. Spend the rest of time strolling the streets of this beautiful city, sample any of the local specialties, explore markets, shops, galleries and anything else of your interest. Late afternoon return to Zagreb.
TYPE OF TOUR
With a Driver Guide:
Driver Guide will drive and accompany you during the trip and will provide essential information, assistance and orientation. Driver guide is not a professional licensed guide and therefore cannot provide guiding during city and/or national and nature park sightseeing tours.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Driver Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring the city and/or national and nature park on their own without a professional guide at a more leisurely pace. This type of day trip is designed for travelers who enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures, local dining, visiting markets, shops, galleries & other activities according to their own interests.
Add a Professional Guide in Ljubljana and/or Bled:
Professional guide is a local English-speaking (or any other language speaking) licensed guide specialized in providing in-depth sightseeing tour of the Ljubljana and Bled.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Professional Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring Ljubljana and Bled in the company of a professional English-speaking licensed local guide should select this tour. This type of tour is designed for travelers who prefer guidance of an English speaking local expert in addition to the driver guide to navigate easier and learn more about these interesting places. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures and other activities of your interest. Please note that you have an option to add a professional guide in Ljubljana and/or Bled at time of booking this tour.
The departure and pick up is from accommodation in Zagreb or Zagreb area; hotels, private accommodations or other, as the day trip is private.
We suggest to start at 8 AM or 9 AM, every day of the week. However, if you would like to start later, please let us know as this is a private tour just for you and your travel companions and we can adjust it all according to your preferences.
Flexible. This is a full day trip, usually from 8 AM until 6 PM, but we can return earlier if you wish since this is a private tour.
Drop off is at the accommodation in Zagreb or Zagreb area where the guests are staying or any specific drop off point in and around Zagreb.
- Private transfer by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver guide
- Boat ride on Lake Bled
- Entrance fees for Bled Castle
- COMPLIMENTARY coffee and cake in Bled
- Professional English speaking licensed local guide in Ljubljana and/or Bled (other languages available)
- Food & drinks
- Anything else not mentioned in inclusion