ALPINE ADVENTURE - BLED, BOHINJ & VINTGAR GORGE Visit Slovenia's greatest tourist sites and discover the pearl within
In north-western part of the country, around 40 minutes’ drive from Ljubljana, in the heart of Slovenian Alpine region, there is the home of Slovenia’s most precious treasures – lakes Bled and Bohinj and Vintgar Gorge. We will explore them together and find out if they truly are nation’s biggest pearls.
Tour is available in the summer season, from April 1st to October 31st. every day; 8.00 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. It is also available in the rest of the year but it not includes Vintgar Gorge.
Price: € 109 per person
Lake Bled is of course most famous of them all. Slovenia’s pride, “a must” for every tourist. But what is it that truly attracts people? Lake itself with surrounding Alpine scenery? Island on the lake with the gothic church? Or is it the castle, high above the lake, controlling the valley like and old bodyguard? Everybody should discover it by themselves what makes their heart beat faster in a place like this and why it is so special.
We will take a “pletna” ride to the island. It’s a traditional boat, made by locals, operated by a single rower with two long oars. Don’t worry, you will not row and we will not leave you on the island. But we do want you to have this experience. So relax and enjoy and let us handle everything.
Later we will take some time for a coffee, beer or traditional local cream cake, or just have a short walk by the lake’s coast. And of course, we will visit the castle – for the views and the museum inside.
Later we will continue our day with Vintgar Gorge. All we can say is that you will be surprised by stunning views which it can offer. The gorge is 1.6 kilometres long and all the time there is a wooden path that takes you through it. But we can only show you the way, you’re the one who has to walk through it. And discover its wonders, diverse vegetation and natural pools beneath you. Oh yea, it also has a waterfall!
After all this we will have to take some time for a lunch (optional). What about something local? Yes? Nice. No? No problem, we will try our best to find something, that will suit you.
Lake Bohinj, Savica Waterfall and Alpine dairy farming museum
Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled’s bigger brother. One should know that one does not simply walk into Bohinj - and stays calm about it. Bohinj Lake is the biggest Slovenian Alpine lake and unlike anything else in Slovenia. Locals are very proud on their legacy and nature - and they should be.
First we will visit the Savica Waterfall – one of the lake’s main sources. To come to the waterfall we will take about 20 minutes’ walk uphill – no worries, it’s not too difficult. For those who decide to wait for us in the parking lot – no problem, have a coffee, ice cream or take a look at a souvenir shop. But it’s worth it. Savica’s watercourse is divided into two parts in the hidden undergrounds. The famous A-shaped waterfall normally comes into sight at an altitude of 836 m and is 78 m high.
Later, after we descend, we will stop by the lake and have some free time – for a walk or just to relax and enjoy in Slovenia’s biggest national park. You deserve it!
We would suggest to, before heading back, make a short stop at Alpine dairy farming museum. This museum shows us how people used to live here – the traditional way. We will take a look at the old house and some interesting artefacts inside and then wave our goodbye to the Slovenian Alpine area. But maybe not for good?
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS TOUR? Firstly – a smile on your face. But we also recommend a nice comfortable shoes in which you can also walk a little uphill and appropriate clothes – as in this mountain area it can be a little cooler.
€ 109 per person
English speaking guide
Transport and organization
Price does not include:
Optional: Entrance fee to Bled Castle (€11 per person)
Optional:Traditional Pletna boat ride (€15 per person)
Optional: Entrance fee to the church on the Bled Island (€6 per person)
Optional: visit to Vintgar Gorge (€10 per person; summer season only)
Optional: Savica Waterfall (€10 per person; path to Savica Waterfall can be closed due to bad weather conditions)
Optional: Alpine dairy museum entrance fee (€3,5 per person)
Lunch and personal expences
Meeting point varies depending on option booked:
We reserve the right to change the content of the programme in case of a higher force. Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is €50 when there are no other bookings for the tour). We can also make you this as a private tour. Contact us and let’s discuss about it.