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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.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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: 35-40 € per person

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8:00 AM

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

Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Atticus B&B // Pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Celica hostel Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg) Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Levstik square Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Meksiko Hotel Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Mrak Hotel Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10 Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia . Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk Trg francoske revolucije 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia .
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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 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.
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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.

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  • "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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A Great Day in Slovenia
Michael_F
, Aug 2022
The tour was definitely worth it. It was my number one thing I wanted to do in Ljubljana and am so glad we did it. It ended up being the highlight of my time in Ljubljana. The caves, castle and lake all were fantastic. I would go see them all again. I have never seen anything like Predjama castle in all my travels. The Postojna Caves were spectacular. I wish had more time to spend in them. Lake Bled is stunning and the castle gives you great sights of the lake and surrounding area. This is a great way to see a lot of Slovenia in a day. If you want to meticulously spend time in one place, this is not the trip for you. But if you are looking to see a lot and spend an adequate time in all the places I would highly recommend this trip. I recommend doing all of the things, paying to see Caves, Predjama Castle, go to the island and visit Lake Bled Castle. I would also recommend not getting the audio guide at Predjama Castle. It takes too much of your time there. Spend it walking around the castle and taking in the sights. If I go back to Ljubljana, I will be booking this tour again.
star-5
Excelent!
Liliana_R
, Jul 2022
Very nice tour. Absolutely very happy for the kidness sweetness attention. Everything was great, Thank you !!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I throughly enjoyed the...
Jeremy_D
, Jul 2022
I throughly enjoyed the whole tour and learned a lot both from the guide as well as the materials available at each location.
star-4
Nina our guide was very...
Martin_K
, Jul 2022
Nina our guide was very fun and knowledgeable of the sites that we were visiting. We very much enjoyed the cave tour and prejetma castle but felt that Lake Bled while beautiful was a bit too touristy for us.
star-5
Definitely worth it
Catarina_M
, Jul 2022
We had a great time. Our guide, Tina, was great from the very beginning. The ride was super comfortable and we were able to learn about Slovenia's history and curiosities about all the places we visited. The time we spent on each place was adequate and things were very well organized. Definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Great day touring around Slovenia
Ceanne_J
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was lovely and informative. She answered all our questions thoughtfully. Overall it was a wonderful day.
star-5
Amazing experience
Bianca_P
, Jul 2022
It was an amazing experience! We were able to see the most interesting places in Slovenia in one day, and every place is so beautiful, it really worthed it. It is a bit expensive though if you buy all tickets, but it's a must-do! The guide was also very nice and funny and shared nice stories about Slovenia.
star-5
Best of Slovenia in one tour!
joycegrech72
, Jul 2022
A must see! Had an amazing day. Our guide / driver was very knowledgeable. Wear comfortable shoes. Surely recommend this tour.
star-5
Beautyway experience
Tatiana_F
, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! I would recommend that to everyone! Slovenia is a beautiful country and one day is definitely enough to see all her beauty. However its enough to fell in love with this country!
star-5
Excellent trip with a wonderful guide
Glenn_H
, Jun 2022
Excellent trip with a wonderful guide who looked after us with great commentary along the way. She offered us great options at each location. It's a long day, but it was made to be a comfortable and highly enjoyable one. Picked up and dropped off at hotel. Highly recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A great way to see Slovenia in one day, although it is expensive and can feel a bit rushed at times.
Samuel_F
, Jun 2022
This tour was overall fantastic and we were able to see three of Slovenia's major attractions in one day (Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, and Lake Bled). Our tour guide, Nina, was very nice and helpful in getting us around to the various sites. She also gave short descriptions of each place before we arrived there. Since I was travelling solo and I did not want to rent a car, this was one of my main options to see the caves and the castle (which are not easily accessible via public transportation). My only two complains are as follows: one, the tour does not include entry to any of the sites (as advertised beforehand, so I expected this). Thus, if you pay for all the entries as I did, the total cost including lunch and the tour adds up to almost 200 Euros for the day. Two, because the tour crams three sites into one day, it can feel a bit rushed at times, especially during lunch when I had to order, eat, and pay in about 30 min. We didn't get to spend much time at Lake Bled or Bled Castle before needing to head back to Ljubljana. If you wish to spend more time at Lake Bled/Bled Castle and have a relaxing day, I recommend either renting a car or using the bus to get there and spend the entire day there. I can also recommend to the tour operators to offer an option which only includes Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle as these are the hardest to access via public transport. (If they already offer this option, please ignore this recommendation).
star-5
Brilliant Day Trip
Andrew_H
, Jun 2022
Nina was brilliant and overall an excellent tour. You don't have to do everything but I'm so pleased we did
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable experience
Ayibatonye_I
, Jun 2022
The trip was memorable, especially the visit to the cave. We had a very knowledgeable guide and the logistics went off without a hitch.
star-5
Awesome experience!!
Daniel_G
, May 2022
We were so pleased with this tour and our tour guide Nina. She was very informative and made the trip memorable for us. She allowed us to spend enough time at each attraction and we were even able to grab lunch. I would highly recommend this trip and Nina as your guide.
star-5
Do it! Well worth it!
Carlos_L
, May 2022
Had a fantastic ‘all day tour’ highly recommended. Be prepared to do some walking, up and down steps, etc wear comfortable shoes. We were only 6 people. Nina, our guide was great! Very patient, knowledgeable and overall caring. Good asset to ‘Slovenia Explorer’ thank you Nina! Oh have some cash/cards available. Entry to the sites are not included!!! Plus add lunch/snacks etc
star-5
Slovenia at a glance
ElianaLambrou
, May 2022
Our guide Mattei was great! He didn’t rush us on anything, allowed us time to see and enjoy everything! Generally these places are worth visiting! The only downside is that nothing is included in the price so you will need around extra €70 if you want to do everything. At least for the castle and the cave, I would have preferred to have it included in the price and then for Bled, for people to have the choice of what to do. At the beginning I was a bit disappointed that these were not included but at the end of the trip I was overall very satisfied with our guide and the whole day, so not regretting going on this day trip!
star-5
One of most spectacular and informative
Santhosh_M
, May 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable explained about history and geography neatly. Gave ample tine to explore the all sites as per tour.Gave good tips. Will recommend slovenian explorer for future trips
star-5
Must go
jorge_n
, May 2022
Wonderful day.Nina,our guide was just amazing the whole day,providing all information and attendance to ensure we would have a unbelievable day.
star-5
Great one day highlights tour!
Sabrina_D
, May 2022
Nina was an amazing guide sharing wonderful knowledge about the history of Slovenia and the attractions. All the stops are worth the admission fee. The morning at the caves and castle and the afternoon at Lake Bled, the island and Bled castle was such a treat. So many amazing photos. Definitely a great way to see a lot in a day.
star-5
Amazing day trip to explore the beauty and history of Slovenia!!
Priti_J
, May 2022
Enjoyed exploring the beautiful countryside and learning the history of Slovenia. Nina is a guide and answered all the questions asked by the fellow travellers.

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