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Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Slovenia’s vast natural beauty on this Alpine day trip departing from Ljubljana. Join a small group and an expert guide and set off for the Alps, Lake Bled and Triglav National Park. Stroll Škofja Loka, a quaint old town in the countryside and many other cultural and natural points of interest. Group size is limited to eight people to ensure an intimate and personalized experience.
  • Lake Bled and Julian Alps day trip from Ljubljana
  • Take a ride in a pletna, a traditional wooden boat, in Lake Bled
  • Visit Bohinj, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia, inside Triglav National Park
  • Walk around Škofja Loka, one of the oldest towns in the country
  • Learn about the history and culture of Slovenia from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to eight participants
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Professional guide
Driver/guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Entrance fees to Bled Castle (13 €), Vintgar Gorge (10-15 €) and Pletna boat ride (15

Departure Point

Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region

Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up travelers in front of Hotel InterContinental Ljubljana, Levstikov trg and STIC - Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (Address: Krekov Trg 10, with a big red and green WOW sign in front of it)

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel or other meeting point. After a brief introduction with your guide and fellow travelers, settle in to your comfortable minivan and set off for the journey to your first point of interest. Admire the views from your window as you travel into Slovenia’s green hillsides.

First up: Lake Bled, an emerald lake surrounded by dramatic mountains. After a brief stroll, board an apletna (a Slovenian wooden boat) and journey to the tiny island in the center of the lake—Solvenian’s only island. Explore the island as your guide reveals its fascinating and quirky history, while pausing for photos along the way.

After, it’s a quick drive to the Vintgar Gorge, a must see. This stunning canyon is known for its grand walls that rise 330 feet (100 meters) into the sky. Nearby you’ll discover Šum, a beautiful waterfall that drops 85 feet (26 meters). Enjoy lunch on your own (additional expense) before heading to Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake. Take advantage of free time to rent a canoe (own expense) or to swim in the lake’s cerulean waters.

Before the tour winds to a close, stop at the town of Škofja Loka, which has a fairytale castle and the oldest bridge in Central Europe. Take some time to explore the quaint town and take some photos as the sun begins to set. You tour ends back at the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vintgar Gorge
Optional visit of Vintgar Gorge
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lake Bled
Optional traditional Pletna boat ride to Bled island
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
optional visit of Bled castle
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lake Bohinj
Visit of Lake Bohinj
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
TIC Skofja Loka - Turizem Skofja Loka
Visit of Skofja Loka
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Roundabout Travel
Drop off in Ljubljana
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roundabout Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lakes Bled & Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.

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star-5
Exceptional Tour
Cassie_G
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour that exceeded all expectations. Our guide, Boris, was very kind and informative, and he kept everyone engaged and interested throughout the day. He was an exceptional guide, and made the day very enjoyable. The sights that we say were very beautiful, and we had plenty of time to explore each location. Highly recommend
star-5
Beautiful Countryside
Alaa_O
, Aug 2021
Perfect tour in this beautiful area of Slovenia and the tour guide was very knowledgable on the history of the country which is always a great addition.
star-4
Day trip to Bled
Winnietankl
, Nov 2019
We had a very nice day and enjoyed so much of this tour. Nadia is a great tour guide and explained everything to us. Highly recommended.
star-5
Awesome day tour
Diane S
, Oct 2019
Our guide Urban was an excellent tour guide giving good information with a sense of humour. The main sites we saw included gorgeous Lake Bled, glacial Lake Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge and Skofja Loka, a charming non-touristy village. Lovely day.
star-3
Good tour (with sour end)
Thom W
, Oct 2019
Our tour—just 3 of us—was fine. Bled didn’t disappoint. The day ended on a sour note when we all 3 misunderstood our instructions from the driver:guide, Valentina. At the gorge, she told us to either walk to the last bridge then turn around and come back, or she would meet us at the end. We opted to meet her at the end, altho she didn’t explain clearly that that meant we’d walk 30 minutes on a dusty, hilly road away from the river. We eventually had to call the office to get picked up. Valentina seemed frustrated with us, even though all 3 of us felt that the instructions were unclear. She never took responsibility and never apologized. She even told us we were the first group to do this, making us feel even more stupid. (And we were not a stupid group!). In the end, we made it back safe. Lesson learned: Don’t give confusing “options” that can be misconstrued, and apologize when your customers are unhappy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour
Maryse B
, Oct 2019
Almost 11 hrs of touring. Our tour guide Primus (hope I got the name correct) was exceptionally good. It was a small group just 5 of us. Had an awesome day!
star-5
Great way to see the countryside
Seaside551899
, Oct 2019
This personalized tour was a nice way to tour of the Slovenian country side. Highly recommended if the weather is good!
star-5
Solvenia Country
awayfromhome12
, Oct 2019
Lake Bled is beautiful and the walk to the waterfalls was amazing. When in Lake Bled be sure to get the Cream Cake, delicious. I would recommend this tour when in Slovenia.
star-4
Astonishing places
parmezita
, Oct 2019
Urban was the best guide ever. With a great sense of humor and the detailed info he gave about Slovenia he made the tour special. Lake Bled is stunning but Lake Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge are just out of this World. I do however think that for the price of the tour, at least one attraction should be included, as there are extra 15 euros for the castle, 9 for Vintgar Gorge and 11 for the boat ride to Bled Island (optional but not to miss). I would also suggest more time at the Castle and Lake Bohinj.
star-5
Excellent Day
corpkid
, Sep 2019
We had a fantastic day and our guide was extremely friendly and gracious! The van was brand new and quite comfortable. We enjoyed that we had free time to explore as well as partially guided. We were fortunate to have perfect weather which just added to an already great day. One note: the Vintner Gorge can be a bit tough if you are uncomfortable with many stairs as my dad was. He stopped halfway (but honestly the best part is the first half anyways). Overall just a wonderful day and I highly recommend!

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