Add dates
Ljubljana

Island Tours

Our most recommended Ljubljana Island Tours

From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

1. From Ljubljana: Trip to Lake Bled and Bled Castle

Lake Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region due to its emerald-green waters, picture-perfect postcard church on the island, medieval castle on the rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps as the background. Take a short walk along the lakeshore as the beauty of the surrounding mountains reflects off the lake surface. No matter the season, you'll enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake and the fresh mountain air.  Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100 meters above the lake, Bled Castle is the iconic image of a medieval fortress, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure - a reconstruction of Gutenberg's wooden printing press, on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using hand-made paper. Take the Pletna boat, a traditional boat known only to this region, to the tiny tear-shaped island on the lake. Upon returning from the island, stop at the local patisserie and taste Bled’s famous cream cake, kremšnita. In the last 60 years they have sold as many as 12 million of these cakes - they are definitely a can't-miss and a perfect way to top off your day.

Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

2. Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour

From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps, you will reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a steep cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with a Pletna – traditional boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Ring the ‘fortune bell’ and soak up the sun, peace and fresh mountain air. Stop for tastings of some local food in Bled before returning to Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Lake Bled Boat Ride & Castle Guided Day Trip

3. From Ljubljana: Lake Bled Boat Ride & Castle Guided Day Trip

We'll do a few hours tour. When we arriving on Bled we will start on the point where we sit on pletna traditional boat made by locals which are only known at Bled. Following the boat ride, you get some time to explore the little island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area. The journey will following the tour on the top of a rock, from where we will enter into the Castle. The Bled Castle offers the finest view of the Bled island, the town of Bled and the wider countryside of the Gorenjska region. Experience the picturesque architecture of the castle and the museum collection, representing the historical development of Bled.

Full-Day Private Best of Slovenia Tour from Zagreb

4. Full-Day Private Best of Slovenia Tour from Zagreb

Your tour starts in Zagreb when your driver picks you up at your accommodation. Ljubljana is the first destination on the route. A unique small capital with abundance of charm, green parts and easy–going inhabitants. Hear about Jože Plečnik, a world-famous architect that marked the city. Next, visit one or both of Slovenia's most famous attractions such as Lake Bled and the Postojna Cave. Lake Bled is Slovenia’s most popular tourist destination - a beautiful lake with an island in the middle and a castle overlooking it. Postojna Cave is an underground complex of 27 kilometers. A small train takes you inside the cave to walk through a system of tunnels, galleries and chambers with astonishing dripstones. See an olm, amphibian salamander living inside the cave. If you choose to, you can also visit a Predjama castle, a gorgeous fortress built into a 123 meter–high vertical cliff. At the end of the day, your driver will return you to Zagreb to Your accommodation.

From Ljubljana: Half-Day Lake Bled Tour

5. From Ljubljana: Half-Day Lake Bled Tour

Begin your half-day tour in the morning with a pickup from your centrally located Ljubljana hotel. Then, sitting comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, depart for the beautiful Lake Bled, nestled amid the Julian Alps on the edge of Triglav National Park. During the drive, gaze out at rural Slovenia and listen to your guide’s commentary about the glacier-formed lake. On arrival, you can spend a few moments drinking in views of the picturesque lake, backed by towering mountains, and the fairy-tale steeple of the Church of the Assumption of Mary on Bled Island, there is a tiny rock islet in the center of the lake. Climb aboard a two-oared wooden boat and relax during the short boat ride to the island. Here, you will have around 30 minutes to explore, perhaps visiting the church or sampling potica, a traditional Slovenian cake, at the cafe.  Next, you will travel to Bled Castle, a medieval stronghold perched atop a sheer cliff overlooking the water. Listen to a brief introduction of the castle’s history from your guide, and then make the most of free time to visit the museum and absorb the bird’s-eye views of Lake Bled. The tour will finish with some time spent at the stunning lakeside. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along the lake, snap photos of the swan, or recharge with a kremšnita (vanilla cream cake) and coffee. You will then be dropped off back at your hotel in Ljubljana.

From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

6. From Ljubljana: Private Bled Lake Day Trip

Spend 2 hours exploring Lake Bled and its spectacular surroundings. Your local guide will know just where to go to capture the best shots of the lake and will provide plenty of information on the lake and its history.  This private tour starts early with pick up from your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 8:00 AM. Arrive at Bled Lake at 8:50 AM and enjoy 2 hours checking out the best views. Choose to take a typical Pletna Boat (15 Euros/adult) to visit the famous Island Church (6 Euros/adult).  Depart for Ljubljana at 11:15 AM and return to your Ljubljana Hotel or Guesthouse at 12:00 PM.

From Ljubljana: Half-Day Private Trip to Lake Bled

7. From Ljubljana: Half-Day Private Trip to Lake Bled

Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Slovenian Alpine region with its emerald-green waters, picture perfect postcard church on the island, a medieval castle on the rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps in the background. Lake Bled is a place you should not miss. Take a short walk along the lake shore as you witness the beauty of the surrounding mountains reflecting on the lake surface. Throughout the seasons, you will enjoy the peace of the lake and fresh air. Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100 meters above the lake, Bled Castle is how most people imagine a medieval fortress to be, with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views. The castle houses a unique treasure - a reconstructed Gutenberg's wooden printing press on which the master printer will demonstrate old printing techniques using handmade paper. Take the pletna boat to the lake island from the shore. The tiny, tear-shaped island beckons from the shore and the ride with the pletna boat will be a real thrill. Upon returning from the island, you will probably be tired. Stop at the local patisserie and taste Bled’s famous cream cake – kremšnita. Since the last 60 years, this patisserie has sold as many as 12 million cream cakes.

From Zagreb: Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

8. From Zagreb: Day Trip to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

Travel from Zagreb into the Slovenian mountains to visit lake Bled. Marvel at this glacial lake before heading to Ljubljana. Take in the city highlights of the largest city in Slovenia and take a walk in the city center. Be picked up from you accommodation in Zagreb. Relax on the scenic drive to lake Bled. Spend some free time at the lake where you can walk along the shore, buy a boat ride to Bled island, see bled castle, or purchase a slice of Bled cream cake. Continue to Ljubljana. Stroll through the colorful buildings in the city center and admire how the Ljubljanica river winds its way through the city. Let your guide show you the main city sites. Have some free time to explore the café-lined streets and boutique shops before returning to Zagreb.

From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

9. From Ljubljana: Private Trip to Bled, Bohinj, & Škofja Loka

After a short drive from Ljubljana discover the famous Alpine jewels of lakes Bled & Bohinj along with the Vintgar Gorge. Sports enthusiasts can opt for rafting on the Sava river (optional). Make one last stop at a hidden gem, the medieval Skofja Loka town, before returning to Ljubljana. From Ljubljana to the Alpine region below the Julian Alps we reach Bled, the magnificent Alpine resort. Ascend the old castle perched on top of a cliff above the glacial Lake Bled. The castle's terraces offer spectacular views of the lake and its tiny island in the middle. Take a boat ride with »Pletna« – a traditional flat-bottom boat made by locals and reach the only true island in Slovenia. Continue to the impressive Vintgar Gorge, one of the most stunning natural canyons, where a path takes you across the wooden platforms and bridges along the rushing Radovna River and through the picturesque gorge. This pleasant hike ends with a 13-meter-high waterfall Sum. Our next stop is Bohinj, Slovenia's largest glacial lake, located in the Triglav National Park area. Take a swim, a canoe ride, or just a pleasant walk around the lake area to soak in Bohinj's pristine natural environment. All interested in some white water action can join a rafting experience on the fresh waters of the Sava Dolinka river! Swimming ability, swimsuit, and a towel are required, everything else is provided by our rafting partners! On the way back to Ljubljana, we stop in Skofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns. A walk around the charming town center, situated under the castle and the monastery. Return to Ljubljana in the late afternoon. IMPORTANT: - Please note that rafting on the Sava river takes place instead of the visit of the Lake Bohinj. Activity is subjected to the weather and a minimum number of applicants at the rafting operator - Vintgar Gorge is closed during Winter season (optional alternative - Savica waterfall: 3 € / person)

Frequently asked questions about Ljubljana Island Tours

What are other things to do than Island Tours that are worth visiting in Ljubljana?

The other unmissable things to do in Ljubljana are:

Which Ljubljana Island Tours are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Ljubljana

Want to discover all there is to do in Ljubljana? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Ljubljana

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I had such an incredible day at Lake Bled- I highly recommend this trip, it was a highlight of my trip and something I’ll never forget. The service was amazing with so much knowledge of the town. The car was very comfortable. Definitely book this tour if you’re planning on going to Lake Bled.

This was a very flexible and low stress tour of Lake Bled and Bled Castle. The Caatle was interesting and well kept. It had a very neat printing press exhibit that helped the kids live history. The lake is beautiful. Make sure to bring your swimsuit!

Ines was amazing!! She is very knowledgeable, considerate, and a great conversationalist. She knows exactly where to go and what to do/see depending on your preferences. If you’re considering a Lake Bled tour, go with this one. I am so glad I did!

Lake Bled is the most beautiful place ever. So picturesque. Went for a boat ride with my fiancé and took a dip in the warm water. Saw the castle at 9am which was a perfect time to take pictures.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us such interesting information about the country and the Lake Bled area in particular.