Lake Bled And Ljubljana Full-Day Tour From Koper

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Lake Bled and Ljubljana Full-Day Tour from Koper, 1/6/2020 - 11/24/2023Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - The pickup is flexible (any hotel, apartment, cruise terminal, bus station, train station etc.).
    - For Cruise Passengers the tour departs from Cruise Passenger Termi.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the charming Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, and Bled, a popular tourist destination, which is considered one of the most beautiful alpine resorts also known as the Alpine pearl.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city

Know More about this tour

Ljubljana, the capital and largest city in Slovenia, is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative centre of the country. It is renowned for its rich history, which is reflected in the unique architectural heritage. Its old town centre is embraced by Ljubljana Castle and the river Ljubljanica where the feeling of the city is the strongest. On your trip, you will encounter ancient and modern architecture. You will visit the old town center where you will admire the works of the Slovene architect Joe Plenik, who took an important part in designing the Ljubljanas most famous bridges, town squares and parks. In a little more than three decades, Joe Plenik transformed Ljubljana from a provincial city to the capital of the Slovene nation and reshaped the urban part of the city. His influence can be felt everywhere, but mostly along the river Ljubljanica.

On your trip, you will visit some of the most interesting buildings and monuments, such as the Ljubljana Town Hall, the Triple Bridge, the Shoemakers Bridge, Ljubljana Cathedral, the Robba Fountain, Preeren Square, Congress Square and other attractions. The symbol of the city is the Ljubljana Dragon. It is depicted on the top of the tower of Ljubljana Castle and on the Ljubljanica - crossing Dragon Bridge. It symbolizes power, courage and greatness.

Bled is an Alpine town which represents one of the oldest and most beautiful tourist destinations in Slovenia. Its main attraction is the lake which surrounds Bled Island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The church has a make-a-wish bell and is frequently visited by newlyweds and other guests. Lake Bled will certainly leave you speechless since it offers various sport activities and represents a place where you can spend the most romantic moments of your life. On the trip, you will walk around the lake enjoying the fresh alpine air and watching swans and ducks at play. Also, you will admire Bled Castle built on a precipice above the glacial lake which according to written sources is the oldest Slovene castle. At the end, you will pass by some other local monuments and refresh ourselves with a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called cremeschnitte (kremnita). You will also have a chance to take some beautiful photos of the lake, island, castle and the nearby Alps.

Inclusions

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Insurance

Exclusions

Pletna boat ride

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cruise Passengers must advise supplier as soon as possible: ship name, arrival time and departure time

Hotel Guests must advise supplier as soon as possible: hotel details or any other preferred pickup location

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 21-May-2022

    Dejan collected us from the hotel at the agreed time. The van was comfortable and we were lucky there was only two of us on the tour. It was an interesting drive to Lake Bled, Dejan gave us lots of interesting information along the way. We enjoyed a drive around the lake and a coffee and cream cake stop there where we had fabulous views across the lake to the castle. We then went to Ljubljana where Dejan did a walking tour so we saw the main sites. He also recommended a typical local restaurant in the market where we tried the slow roasted pork ribs, delicious. After visiting the castle and walking around the market it was time to return to Trieste. This was a lovely day out which I would definitely do again.

  • 17-May-2022

    Beautiful country. Everything well maintained and clean. our guide was terrific. Kept everything on time without having to rush us.

  • 02-May-2020

    Our experience has been one to remember! Koper Trips was great to work with when arranging tours and knowing exactly what their clients want! So many options and great tours throughout different parts of Slovenia have been explored due to this company. Cannot wait to return!

  • 09-Nov-2019

    We took this tour from a cruise ship and it's fine as long as you do not mind the long bus ride. Lake Bled & Ljubljana are lovely and our tour guide was great, so no complaints there. Unfortunately, we were there in August and in addition to the summer crowds, there was construction on the highway. We were only able to spend about 45 mins at lake Bled and maybe an hour at Ljubljana. We started to walk around the lake but had to turn back quickly due to lack of time. At Lubljana we found food at the food fair but it was a rushed effort to choose, pay and eat. We were just unlucky to go at the wrong time, I'm sure this tour would be much more enjoyable at a time when the commute doesn't suffer delays.

  • 18-Oct-2019

    This was a good introduction to 2 of Slovenias many attractions. We booked a small group tour (15 max) which turned out to be a full size coach which actually broke down on the way to Lake Bled. Fortunately it was just approaching a service station and was replaced by another from Ljubljana after a 30 min delay. This caused some disruption to the time at beautiful lake Bled which was initially cut to 30min and then extended to 1.5hours. The second stop at the capital Ljubljana went according to plan so we did not miss out on anything, but arrived back at the cruise terminal too late to look around Koper. The tour guide from Kopertours was informative and did a great job re-organanising the tour around the bus company replacement buses - we used 3!

  • 17-Oct-2019

    This was a good introduction to 2 of Slovenias many attractions. We booked a small group tour (15 max) which turned out to be a full size coach which actually broke down on the way to Lake Bled. Fortunately it was just approaching a service station and was replaced by another from Ljubljana after a 30 min delay. This caused some disruption to the time at beautiful lake Bled which was initially cut to 30min and then extended to 1.5hours. The second stop at the capital Ljubljana went according to plan so we did not miss out on anything, but arrived back at the cruise terminal too late to look around Koper. The tour guide from Kopertours was informative and did a great job re-organanising the tour around the bus company replacement buses - we used 3!

  • 13-Oct-2019

    Met our guide at the cruise port of Kotor. It's a nice coastal town but there's not much to see. We booked this trip knowing there would be a lot of travel, but Lake Bled was worth the van ride!! Spectacular views of the Lake, Island, Castle and the surrounding Alps, plus delicious creme cake. About half way back to the ship is the capital city of Ljubljana. We walked through the castle and enjoyed strolling the streets at the Saturday market. Also saw the Dragon Bridge, the Triple Bridge, Roman walls and many more local points. Another hour plus ride back to the ship but the roads were fantastic, the van was comfortable, the rural scenery was interesting too. And I can't say enough about our tour guide Alenka who made the journey interesting, was VERY knowledgable, and eager to answer any questions and was willing to discuss many topics. All in all an EXCELLENT day!

  • 28-Sep-2019

    Slovenia is a very impressive country full of history and current economic activity. Bojan was a terrific guide, knowledgable, gracious and kind. Ljubliana was vibrant and beautiful. A highlight of our journey to this region.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    Off a cruise ship...we met our tour guide Luka, a locally raised friendly, tall young man with a nice smile. He herded us to our van, which sat all eight of us and headed off up the main highway towards our first destination. Luka was a wealth of information on the country of Slovenia, its population (2 million) and some of its cultures and social structure. The drive was a long one on the very well maintained four lane highway that cut through mountains with tunnels every now and then. We were lucky with the weather - they had predicted rain for the early afternoon, but it stayed sunny and not too humid - about 80 degrees in the morning. We finally reached the exit from the highway to the town of Bled. Heading up a two lane road we made it to a little town with hotels, shops and restaurants, but not overly crowded. Passing through this area, we finally arrived at our first destination - the beautiful lake in Bled. Luka had arranged for us a stop at Vila Bred, which used to be the summer home to Tito, the ruler of Yugoslavia and had been converted to a resort hotel. Luka had planned for us to stop and have some local cake and coffee, but the girls wanted to cross the lake to the small island that housed a pretty small church on the crest of the island. After climbing numerous steps up and then down, we met up with one of the large gondola-like boats that could carry twenty or so passengers across the small passage to the island. The pilot of the boat used oars in the back of the boat and sailed us to the dock at the island, turning the boat around amid other boats and docking us at the base of the island. The other passengers on the boat included a cute young Dutch (I think) couple with two small children and a cute little baby, all beautiful little ones and very well behaved. Off the little boat, we headed up the 99 stairs leading to the small church. The stairs were grey and seemed to be carved in granite and were well maintained and not slippery, which was good because the climb was a steep one. Once at the top, we had a wonderful panoramic view of the lake, seeing the old castle nestled at the top of one cliff and the recreation areas around the lake, where people were swimming, using paddleboards and kayaking. The water was so crystal clear blue that it was a stunning sight. Some of us went into the church while the others walked around the church, taking pictures and gazing at the scenery. The island had a little gift shop that housed an ice cream vendor and a bakery inside and there were a few tables where visitors could sit, eat and enjoy the views. They were setting up a separate section of the area for what looked like a private gathering - putting out glasses, tableware and clothes. We figured something was up, and we were right. After shopping a little, we descended down the 99 steps and met our boat pilot for the trip back. One of our group who had gone into the church told us that they were setting up the church for a wedding and as we were leaving we saw some of the wedding party arrive. Back on shore at the Villa, we encountered the bride and her bridal party entering one of the boats to head over to the church. Beautiful bride and cute family (including a little boy all dressed up - I am guessing a ring bearer). We met Luka who had set up tables for us at the Villa overlooking the lake and we watched the bridal party heading to the church/island. We ordered a local cake - a creamy filling with light thin cookie coverings, which was amazing - and the women had coffee or cappuccinos while the guys had the local beer - Laska - which was a light beer that all seemed to enjoy. We then headed the half hour drive or so to the capital city of Slovenia - Ljubljana (pronounced Ubalnia) - and drove up to the castle overlooking the City. Luka worked his magic on the parking attendant and we stopped for a short tour outside the castle, which had been turned into kind of a mall with restaurants, shops and an outdoor concert center. We were able to view parts of the city from the castle, which was at the top of a hill overlooking the city, before heading back down to the heart of the city. Generally, the city was a normal, older city with a lot of apartment/office buildings built with socialist-style “practical” construction (not all that attractive). However, the heart of the city was an older style, European feeling city with the main roads closed off to traffic. This was where everyone in the City (and tourists) seemed to be. Strolling down the cobblestone streets with shops and restaurants on both sides, it was very quaint and what everyone who had done their research had expected. Luka showed us some of the local sites - government buildings, statues and the like - and found for us a local restaurant overlooking the small river that bisected the city. We were all hungry and wanted to try some of the local cuisine, so we sat down and Luka worked his magic getting the attention of the busy waiters and helping us with our orders. The menus for the restaurants were like thick magazines with detailed pictures of the various appetizers, entrees and desserts. My wife chose the goulash with grumpkie and I chose what appeared to be sausage links, but were made with a variety of meats and spices. Others had differing offerings and some of us had another beer while the rest ordered sparkling or regular bottles of water. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The goulash meat melted in your mouth and my “sausages” had a tremendously complex taste that I loved. The restaurant was the Vizija gostinstvo d.o.o., Zlata ribica and the prices were comparable with the quality of the food. I think I can speak for the group and say we were all satisfied with Luka’s recommendations. We then headed back the hour and fifteen minute drive to the port. Back at the ship in plenty of time. (Passports necessary to get back on the ship through customs). Other than the long drive, which is necessary to get to Bled, I would so much recommend this tour to anyone visiting Koper. And with luck, you will have Luka as your guide!

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Bojan picked us up from our hotel and drove us to both towns. Bojan is very knowledgeable about Slovenia and is very passionate about his country. He was very flexible with respect to taking us around. What I loved the most was that Bojan shared his personal experiences of living in the region and provided in-depth knowledge with respect to our questions. We not only saw beautiful scenery, we learned about day to day living in this area. He took us to Ljublijana to attend the open kitchen event which occurs in the square every Friday from March to October. I have never experienced such a display of food from many places in the world in one place and the passion and life of this square made me want to return again. After taking this tour I had a new appreciation of living in Slovenia and am anxious to return! We took the tour on Sept 13 and I highly recommend this time as the weather was great and not too crowded.

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