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Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

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Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana

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

Overview

Discover Slovenia’s three most visited sights including Lake Bled, Predjama Castle, and Postojna Cave during a memorable small-group day trip departing from Ljubljana. Experience the serenity of Lake Bled as you cross to Bled Island on a two-oar pletna boat. Visit Bled Castle which rises high atop a cliff where amazing views can be captured and enjoy some free time. Explore the winding stairways of Predjama Castle and then observe bizarre rock formations in Postojna Cave—the second-longest cave network in the country.
  • Day trip to Lake Bled, Predjama Castle, and Postojna Cave from Ljubljana
  • Experience gorgeous Lake Bled, Bled Island, and the Julian Alps
  • Ride a pletna to Bled Island to explore and try potica cake (own expense)
  • Discover medieval Bled Castle and make the most of ample free time
  • Visit Predjama Castle, a medieval fortress built high into a cliff
  • Explore spectacular Postojna Cave to see its stalactites, stalagmites, and vast halls
  • Enjoy personalized attention from a guide on a small-group tour limited to eight people
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Central Ljubljana pickup and drop-off
Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan 
Professional English speaking guide 
Admission fees, meals and personal expenses.
Admission options:
Bled castle: 13 € per person
Pletna boat ride: 15 € per person
Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle combined ticket: 35 € per person or Postojna cave only: 25 € per person or Predjama castle only: 13 € per person

Departure Point

Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Outside Slovenian Tourist information Center at 10 Krek square (Krekov trg 10).

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at your central Ljubljana hotel for a small-group tour of Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, and Predjama Castle. Buckle up as your air-conditioned minivan sets off for Lake Bled nestled in Slovenia’s Julian Alps.

Appreciate Slovenia’s green countryside during the drive and learn about the mixed glacial and tectonic formations of Lake Bled. Hear about Bled Island’s iconic 17th-century pilgrimage church decorated with Gothic frescos. As you wind into town through majestic peaks, notice the 11th-century Bled Castle rising high atop a stony bluff.

Next, hop aboard a wooden pletna and enjoy crystal clear waters on your cruise to the Island. Disembark and spend time roaming the Church of the Assumption of Mary (own expense) or sample local Slovenian treats at the island cafe.

After returning from the island, head up to Bled Castle to explore its restored buildings and historic walls. Enter the museum and delve into the castle’s history as you see its artifacts, armor, and weaponry. Then grab stunning panoramic views of the lakes from atop the cliff.

Enjoy more time on your own and stroll the lake stopping for lunch (own expense). Perhaps try some tasty potica, a Slovenian nut roll pastry (own expense). Then meet back up with your group for a drive to Slovenia’s most popular site—Postojna Cave. Wind along a mini-train through the second-longest cave network in the country. Then follow your guide into the creepy natural chambers and witness strange stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations. Learn about the blind salamanders referred to as ‘human fish’ which live in the subsurface rivers.

Finally, move on to Predjama Castle. Arrive at this eerie Renaissance-era castle tucked away in the rocky cliffs of south-central Slovenia. Discover the legend of Erazem Predjama as you weave through many dark staircases into mysterious rooms.

On your way back to your hotel in Ljubljana, enjoy sharing your memorable day in Slovenia.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Bled
A trip to Bled, the charming Alpine resort at the very edge of the Julian Alps, must be a part of any visit to Slovenia.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bled Island
Dive in the lake tradition and ride by pletna boat to the island. Following the boat ride, you get some time to explore the little island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area. Optionally, you can enter the Church of the Assumption and even ring the wishing bell, which has been ringing over Lake Bled since 1534.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bled Castle (Blejski Grad)
Visit Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's largest Karst monuments.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Predjama Castle
The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, not far from the Postojna cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and summer its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colours of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum 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.    
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please keep in mind that there are quite a few stairs at the Bled island, Bled castle, and Predjama castle, but you would do that in a fairly slow pace.
  • Small group tour - up to 8 people per van. 
  • Warm and comfortable clothes and footwear are essential to visit the Postojna cave (temperature in the cave is 9°C / 48 Fahrenheit).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Slovenia Explorer

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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Slovenia in One Day: Small-Group Day Trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle from Ljubljana.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also the caves are very cold so take a jumper/ coat." See review
  • "It's a long day but it's certainly worth it if you have only a weekend or so in the area around Ljubljana." See review
  • "While this trip is a long day, it is a great way to see some very different and interesting locations in Slovenia." See review

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star-5
Highly Recommended!!
Nikki_A
, Sep 2021
No other way to see The beauty that is Slovenia. Loved every minute of it especially because it was a small group. Highly recommended.
star-5
Great!
Andr_S
, Sep 2021
I really loved this trip, the caves and lake bled are amazing!I felt that this is a little bit expensive since you have to purchase the tickets for booth castles, cave and boat to bled Island.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Sarah_M
, Sep 2021
This was a great tour! Not too much driving, and a decent amount of time at each location. The caves are spectacular, and Lake Bled is stunning. I wish we could have had more time there for a swim or a meal. Our guide Nina was also a pleasure to be with! The price is a little steep considering that all that's included is the guide and transportation, no entrance fees, but it was a convenient way to see lots in one day.
star-5
Magical Experience
Jeff_J
, Jul 2021
Sanda was very friendly and welcoming. Lake Bled and Postojna Cave were truly breathtaking and experiences that I will always cherish and remember. Be sure to take a boat ride to the island and try Bled Cream Cake. Both are a must!
star-5
Slovenian One Day
Carson_W
, Jul 2021
Sanda was excellent, caring and informative not missing a beat. Got to know her and a little of her family life as well. Lake Bled: astonishingly gorgeous, a place not to be missed when coming to Ljubljana, the latter a lively, moving, grooving place when sun dips it’s head. As for the Caves, a bit tiring after a long day in sun. Slovenian Alps, nature at its best, mountains that leave a deep impression. Love Slovenia!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Pricey tour
Lilian_G
, Jul 2021
Our guide was puntual picking us up but she didn’t have enough information about the places, in a tour I expect to get some historical, geographical and economical facts at least. She didn’t know where we could get lunch in a tour of 10 hours. I think she could be more prepared and 100$ only for transportation without a good guide is a little pricey. The places are beautiful. If you have time do it in your own. No tickets included
star-5
Slovenia Explorer ,On time, reliable company.
Rafael_R
, Jul 2021
Slovenia is a beautiful country. Very green. Bled area stunning must see. Viator super reliable Company as well. Being using Viator already for few years
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and we hope that you will come back to explore more of Slovenia soon!
star-5
Predjema castle and Bled Lake
Norwegian
, Aug 2020
It was a great day and with a great and knowledgeable guide with Tomas. The higloghts of the tour was Predjema Castle and Bled Lake.
star-5
A fantastic day out
Sarah
, Feb 2020
This was a fantastic trip well worth the money. Lidija, our driver for the day, was very friendly and told us lots of interesting stories and facts about Slovenia throughout the day. The caves are truly amazing and must see if you visit Slovenia and the view from Bled castle looking out over the lake is spectacular.February is a great time to visit Slovenia - beautiful sunny days without the summer crowds. I would highly recommend this tour. It was a great day out
star-5
Highly recommended!
Donpintor
, Feb 2020
Definitely 5 stars. Nyna is an excellent guide all around. The sights were all amazing. Highly recommended 👍👍

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