Ljubljana and Lake Bled
Ljubljana and Lake Bled
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Our day trip from Trieste, Italy to Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia is nothing short of spectacular. Leaving Trieste and entering Slovenia is an experience that awakens your senses as you enter the striking, alpine setting that is a stark contrast of scenery. We drive to the boutique, capital city of Ljubljana. Ljubljana’s Old Town is a pedestrian’s paradise that sparks the imagination of rare beauty in this romantic, baroque setting. The willow tree lined Ljubljanica River winds its way through the middle of the city with bridges that connect both sides. Cute restaurants and cafes sprinkle themselves along the river and send out a friendly invitation of comfort and romance for the traveler. We continue to the alpine village of Lake Bled. The glacier lake is surrounded by mountains and has an island with a historic church that can only be reached by boat and paddle. Overlooking the pristine lake is an 11th century cliffside castle. The atmosphere is a welcome to pinch yourself so indeed you may know it is not a dream and that you are truly in your own live fairytale. Surrounding the lake are charming hotels, restaurants, bars and homes that resemble Swiss châteaus or villas. It is a complete escape from the cares of the world to sit and enjoy the famous cream cake of Lake Bled or a glass of wine while cherishing the ambiance and beholding all the beauty around you. Also looking down on the lake, on a cliff, is the statuesque castle that adds the perfect touch to this enchanting storybook atmosphere. Close to the lake, a short drive away, is a gorge called Vintgar Gorge that takes your breath away. For those that love to take a walk or go hiking, it is a treasure. The water is so clear and green that it captivates the imagination. The gorge is lavished with nature’s special delights of waterfalls and pools of water that seem to entice the soul. It is an experience that fashions the belief that we truly are in union with nature and it somehow completes us.
Departure: by agreement Duration: approx. 8 hours.
- 180 euro/per person for a group of two
- 130 euro/per person for a group of three
- 110 euro/per person for a group of four
- 90 euro/per person for a group of six or more
Tour includes walking city tour of Ljubljana old town, Lake Bled orientational drive, roundtrip transportation, English speaking guide/driver on the tour, VAT and insurance.
Just a note to express our praise and admiration for our wonderful driver and guide, Mr. Vienceslas Wendt, who picked us up at the [...]
Just a note to express our praise and admiration for our wonderful driver and guide, Mr. Vienceslas Wendt, who picked us up at the Savoia Excelsior Plaza Hotel October 20 and took us to Ljubljana.
We enjoyed so much everything he showed and told us about there.
Unfortunately, as we were preparing to leave, I had an accident at a hotel there and he wisely decided we should go to the Hospital Emergency. He took us there quickly and handled everything there for us in the most professional manner, including taking my husband to the pharmacy to secure what I needed.
We could not have taken care of the situation without him. He really was a life saver.
After much time at the hospital, he made sure we got back quickly and safely to our hotel.
There are no words enough to praise kindness and professionalism of this very special person.
Barbara-Lu M. Schoenberger, USA
Andrea, We just completed two full days touring with Jernej, and he is just outstanding. We have been on many tours all over Europe [...]
Andrea, We just completed two full days touring with Jernej, and he is just outstanding. We have been on many tours all over Europe and I can honestly say he is the best. Knowledgeable of course, In addition most up beat and happy. Always willing to do a little more, makes every place we went seem outstanding. Very approachable easy to talk to, and super super helpful. A true "free spirit " young and eager professional. When you told me he is the best tour guide you have, we both believe this to be true. If we are fortunate to return to this part of Europe again, we hope to contact both of you. Again our thanks and appreciation for providing the greatest young professional tour guide. Regards.
Madeline Penner, USA
Andrej met four of us in Koper, where we were in harbour for a day on a cruise ship. He took us to Lujbljana for a few hours and [...]
Andrej met four of us in Koper, where we were in harbour for a day on a cruise ship. He took us to Lujbljana for a few hours and then to Lake Bled. Throughout he was knowledgeable, interesting and humorous. We got on really well with him and he gave us some amazing insights as well as taking us to places that are slightly off the tourist trap. None of us had been to Slovenia before and we were really impressed by the country - especially the cleanliness. We will definitely be back, perhaps next time we will fly to Trieste and ask Andrej to take us on one of his Brown Bear trips.
Paul C., UK
Just writing this review, two weeks after our trip - I'm smiling. The brilliant Andrej met us from the cruise ship, as arranged and [...]
Just writing this review, two weeks after our trip - I'm smiling. The brilliant Andrej met us from the cruise ship, as arranged and off we went to Ljubljana. I had no expectations for the day, I knew nothing of Slovenia but by the end of this trip I was in love with the country and all it has to offer. Andrej has the most amazing ability to explain the politics, people and history with such knowledge and held our interest the entire time. He left us in Ljubljana for a bit of free time (after his unique and fascinating tour) and we shopped, fed the sparrows from our hands and drank a glass of local wine. He then took us to lake Bled and Tito's house (now a beautiful hotel) for a coffee. Stunning location and so full of history. The day was absolutely a huge success due to Andrej. We can't wait to return - he promised us bears next time !! Thank you Andrej - one of the highlights of our holiday.
Ryan C., UK
The best day ever. From Trieste we travelled to beautiful Lake Bled, quaint Lubljiana and scenic back roads through the Slovenian [...]
The best day ever. From Trieste we travelled to beautiful Lake Bled, quaint Lubljiana and scenic back roads through the Slovenian countryside. Bart our guide was passionate about his home country and did not stop talking the entire trip. His insightfulness and unbiassed wealth of knowledge about his country and its citizens was amazing and extremely entertaining. We gained a real sense of community spirit and were treated to some great local hospitality from Robbie and Andrej. Our trip was topped off with a fabulous stop at Robbies's restaurant which was full of locals - great red wine, cheese, proscuitto and pizza. Thank you for such a special day and fond memories.
Angie and Glenn Robins, Australia
We enjoyed an excellent day trip to Ljubljana and Lake Bled with our tour guide Bart. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable and was [...]
We enjoyed an excellent day trip to Ljubljana and Lake Bled with our tour guide Bart. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable and was eager to offer us flexibility in planning our day. He picked us up and returned us to our hotel in Trieste. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed a pleasant experience visiting an historic city and beautiful countryside. I would recommend this day trip if you are visiting Trieste.
Kathy, Toronto, Canada
Great Day in Slovenia. We spent a terrific day with Jernej, great guide and masterful driver. Was very small group, just the two of [...]
Great Day in Slovenia. We spent a terrific day with Jernej, great guide and masterful driver. Was very small group, just the two of us, and Jernej was happy to accommodate our special requests. The best part was gaining a deeper insight into Slovenian history and many funny tales about the region. Slovenia is absolutely gorgeous, especially the area around Lake Bled. Make the most of it and explore with these people -- it's so worth it.
Cindy, San Anselmo, California
Best private day tour EVER! Andrei, with 4 Seasons provided my family of 7 travelers, age 13 - 84, with a personalized itinerary [...]
Best private day tour EVER! Andrei, with 4 Seasons provided my family of 7 travelers, age 13 - 84, with a personalized itinerary requesting "unspoiled" and rural sites around the Lake Bled, Slovenia area. He was prompt in meeting us at our hotel, his van was spotless with good A/C. He went out of his way to accommodate our broad range of ages. We met him toward the end of our two week trip and wished that we had met him earlier. Would definitely work with his company again for travel in Slovenia, Northern Italy or Croatia! Excellent and very enjoyable day! The men travelers in our group said it was their favorite travel day of the whole two weeks~On our full day trip from Lake Bled we saw Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj, Mount Vogel with cable car ride above the lake, and hiked Savica waterfall with all it's steps all the way to the top! Near Lake Bohinji, my husband and kids even dared to drink the Savica falls clear water which fills the river stream and feeds into Lake Bohinji. A fun and unusual travel memory that Andrei made possible with his in-depth knowledge of the area. We have traveled in Europe extensively and like the personalization and knowledge of a local guide. But they can vary significantly. You won't regret utilizing this service! It's one of the best we have utilized! Book them early for your family travel, cruise ship day excursions or a personalized group vacation for the week. Our all day trip was 300 euro for transportation and an english speaking guide/driver. We payed for any site entrance fees as well and a generous tip for the lovely day he showed us in unspoiled Slovenia!
Susan Wanderlust, Austin, TX, USA