Lake Bled & Ljubljana Day Tour Overview:
Private Slovenia Day Tour from Zagreb includes visit to the city of Ljubljana – capital of Slovenia and Lake Bled – prominent attractions of Slovenia.
LJUBLJANA is capital of Slovenia, green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. Its social and environmental awareness have a long tradition that you will feel with every step, and it is no coincidence that the city was named the European Green Capital of 2016. The cityscape, guarded by the prominent Ljubljana Castle, was shaped by the widely-celebrated architect Jože Plečnik. Whether you are a lover of culture and art or seek culinary delights, Ljubljana has something to offer that will not fail to impress. Have a walk along the Ljubljanica River, stop for a coffee and don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market..
From spring to autumn, Ljubljana basks in the sun, and this is the best time to sit down and enjoy a good cup of coffee. The Ljubljanica makes for a proper promenade, with cafes and restaurants inviting you to spend an afternoon or evening chatting with friends outside by the river.
LAKE BLED also known as “Image of Paradise” is an Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. Look out at the lake from a castle on a cliff and visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat.
Traditional wooden boats – pletnas – have been taking visitors to the island in the middle of the lake for centuries. These boats are operated by standing rowers known as pletnars. After landing, guests climb 99 stone steps to reach the Assumption of Mary Church. On this island, which is the subject of legendary tales, listen to the church bell and ring it yourself. Legend has it that this will make your wishes come true. As you return to the lake shore, view the island on the lake from the castle or from the walking and horse-carriage trails that lead you around the lake. Take a ride with Bled coachmen, known as fijakers.
Additional tour information:
– Valid passport or EU ID is required on the day of travel
– Multi-entry Visa for EU (Slovenia is in Schengen zone) is required
– Warm clothes in winter period
– Long walk is optional