Updated: 23. January 2021.
While in Zagreb, tapping your finger and thinking what to do tomorrow, answer is closer than you expect. Go to Slovenia! In only 2 hours scenic drive, you’re in Slovenia capital – Ljubljana town. We deliberately wrote town, not city. Why? Because compared with titans like London or Paris, Ljubljana has merely 300k people.
But, here, size doesn’t matter. It is charming middle European place, walk-able and divided by river that energizes the town. It offers plenty of spots for coffee time, lunch or just walks along the shore. After visiting Ljubljana, must-see place is gateway to Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range – Lake Bled. Check out YouTube video…
Please, take your passport, you need it to cross the border to Slovenia! We leave Zagreb – 9:00am, it takes around 2 hours drive to Ljubljana. Then, during 2-hours guided walking tour (local guide), you would explore Prešeren’s Square, Plečnik’s Farmers Market, Triple Bridge, Town Hall, Congress and Republic Square...
Ljubljana sightseeing is crash course on works of local architects, meeting locals at the farmer’s market and enjoying freshness of ‘Ljubljanica’ river. After walking tour, we would sit in local restaurant and eat lunch (local food). Lunch is not included in the tour price.
Leaving Ljubljana around – 2:00pm, we’re heading to – Lake Bled. It takes circa 50 minutes drive to Bled. When we arrive – it’s time for oxygen therapy. Wherever you look, it’s photo opportunity. Lake, rolling hills, forest, snow-capped Alps…
Throughout centuries Bled area was estate of bishops and noble families. On top of steep cliff there’s Middle Ages Bled Castle (11th century). We would visit the castle and enjoy vista from one of castle’s terrace.
Bled Castle is the oldest one in Slovenia. Castle buildings are arranged around the lower and upper courtyards. From castle we go back to Zagreb, arriving there around – 8:00pm. Great day, yeah!
Included: transportation (hotel pick-up/drop-off, private car or mini-van), local Ljubljana guide (guided tour), Lake Bled visit, Bled Castle admission fee (ticket)
Not included: food and drinks (lunch in Ljubljana)
Duration: ~ 11 hours
Payment: online by credit card or pay in cash