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From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

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From Ljubljana: Slovenia in One Day Tour

From US$ 99.53 per person

Discover three of Slovenia’s top attractions in one day. Marvel at the beautiful Lake Bled and ride a traditional ‘pletna’ boat to Bled Island. Explore Bled Castle, visit cliffside Predjama Castle and ride a mini-train into Postojna Cave.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from accommodation by van or car with Slovenia Explorer sign Guide will be wearing Slovenia Explorer t-shirt
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy beautiful views from Bled Castle
  • Take the traditional pletna boat trip to Bled island
  • Enjoy an adventurous ride with a special train into Postojna Cave
  • Discover the famous cave animal
  • Listen to the legends of knight 'Erazem' and admire the amazing Predjama Castle
Full description
You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. You will then return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. Then, after a break for lunch, travel onward to your next stop, Predjama Castle. You can marvel at this remarkable cliffside castle and hear how it was extended through the centuries after being built in 1202. Then, you can choose either to explore its stairways and chambers on your own, or with a guide. Lastly, you will continue to nearby Postojna Cave, Slovenia’s most-visited tourist attraction. Ride the mini-train into the depths of this subterranean network and then follow a guide through its eerie caverns. Ogle the bizarre stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations and hear tales of how the caves were created and the rare amphibians that live in its underground rivers — the blind salamanders known as 'human fish.' Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Ljubljana
  • Admission fees (Bled Castle €13 per person, Pletna boat ride €15 per person, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle combined ticket €35 per person, Postojna Cave only €25 per person, and Predjama Castle only €13 per person)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum group numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Guests are recommended to bring warm clothes as the temperature in Postojna Cave is approximately 8°C
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was a great tour that we thoroughly enjoyed but Tine absolutely made the trip. Tine was wonderfully professional and efficient while also being very personable, funny :), and knowledgeable. His experience in navigating everything from the roads to the logistics of getting into the sites really made the day comfortable. I really enjoyed the information about the area as well as Slovenia throughout the trip. I could have listened to him tell more stories!

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August 22, 2021

Our trip to Bled was perfect! I wish I remembered our guide's name but she was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We got so lucky as the weather was great. It was sunny for us and it had shown rain days prior. It could not have been more of a perfect day. The Caves were GREAT!!!! So beautiful! I have to mention, due to Corona, we pretty much had minimal tourists in all the spots we had visited. I doubt it would be that way next time so we were VERY LUCKY to have experienced these wonderful sites the way we had. Highly recommended!!!!

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March 13, 2020

It is a very complete tour. The pity is that in winter it gets dark very soon, but still, it gave us time to enjoy the treasures of this small country. Karin, from Slovenia Explorer, is a great guide. Attentive, without overwhelming you, it gives you freedom to move around without feeling that you are in a group, which was also only five people, counting on us. Highly recommended.

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December 9, 2019

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