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You based your trip in Croatia but would love to visit Slovenia too? This unique and immersive full day guided tour will enable you to experience the best of Slovenia in only one day and, most importantly, at your own pace.
The overwhelmingly intact nature of Slovenia is the reason why this country is considered to be the Balkans’ emerald.
During this completely unique journey you will have a chance to admire the grandiose Alps, enjoy the serene setting of breathtaking glacier lake Bled, and learn about Slovenian history and traditions in enchanting capital Ljubljana which came straight from a fairy tale.
Pickup Time General starting time of the tour will be at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations We are planning to pick you up at the address of your accommodation.
In the morning, we will pick you up from your preferred location and depart for Slovenia. The ride to Slovenia will take us about 2 hours.
> We shall arrange a free pick up in whole area of Zagreb.
A roughly, 2 hours of nice and scenic drive along which you will have a chance to meet our team and discuss all the Balkan related topics you always wanted to, we will reach our first stop, Lake Bled.
The small, resort-like town is nestled between the breathtaking Alps and sits on the shores of glacier lake Bled, which is dominated by the oldest castle in Slovenia – the Bled Castle. The castle was first mentioned at the beginning of the eleventh century. It used to be run by the Hapsburg dinasty and the local bishops. Nowadays, the Bled castle is a museum, and a home to an amazing wine cellar too.
Upon arrival, we will embark on a local “Pletna” boat and take a fifteen-minute ride to Bled Island. Pletna boats, which are similar to Venice gondolas, have been in use for almost five centuries. One of the most famous guests of Lake Bled was Maria Theresa, who was the Habsburg ruler during the eighteenth century.
>The Bled Church
After a wonderful sail across the lake, we will dock at Bled island where we will explore the church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and the nearby tower. The first traces of the church go back to the pre-romanesque times of the spread of Christianity in this region.
We will climb the famous Bled staircase with excatly 99 stone steps and stop over in the local shop where we can have a warm coffee and tasty potica (a local dessert made with poppy seeds or nuts).
Free time to enjoy the amazing scenery is an absolute must and we will make sure to let you fully soak up the atmosphere of the entire place before we head towards Ljubljana.
For those who are into maximising the Slovenia experience and enjoying some nice and easy hikes, a fifteen-minute drive from Lake Bled will take us to the Vintgar gorge.
In case you are into exploring the Vintgar gorge, make sure to have appropriate clothes and shoes since the gorge is windy and slippery.
> Vintgar Gorge
Our hike through the Vintgar Gorge will be accompanied all the time by the Radovna river’s pools and slopes, and in the end, we will have a chance to see one of three Slovenia’s waterfalls – waterfall Šum.
Above the waterfall is an impressive looking bridge for the Bohinj railway, which was built in 1905. The bridge is 52 meters high, and if we are lucky enough, we will have a chance to see the train passing by.
After leaving the Alpine region, we will travel south towards the capital of Slovenia. In order to properly understand the place you are visiting for the first time, local cuisine is an absolute must.
As soon as we arrive to Ljubljana, we will have a lunch break and have a chance to taste some of the finest local dishes which will give us enough energy to completely indulge into exploring the city.
Ljubljana, or “the loved one,” is a disney-like city nestled on the banks of Ljubljanica River. With the population of around 300.000 people, it is considered to be one of the smallest European capitals.
>Ljubljana, Capital of Slovenia
We will delve deep into Ljubljana’s history, culture, tradition and people while taking a stroll through the its charming streets and discovering stunning architecture of city’s most important landmarks and symbols, including the inevitable Presern Square, Dragon and Triple bridge and stunning Castle, Ljubljana’s faithful guardian looming over the city.
In the end, we will let you experience Ljubljana on your own, and make sure not to leave before you completely fall in love with it.
We shall return to Zagreb in the evening hours, drop you off at your address and say “goodbye”, at least for now.
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