Slovenia, a beautiful country set between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia is known for its mountains, lakes, rivers and forests.
In the morning we leave from Zagreb towards lake Bled, set about a 2,5h drive from Zagreb. Enchanting glacial lake in the Julian Alps is breathtaking in any season, so it is no wonder that it was attracting visitors for many years. The best view of the lake and its surroundings is from a medieval castle, now turned into a museum, where you can learn about the history of Bled. The only Slovenian island is set on the lake, and can be reached by „pletna“, a traditional wooden boat. Once on the island, visit the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and ring the bell for good luck. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere which has made Bled a very popular destination for relaxation of the rich and powerful, like the Yugoslavian royal family and later Tito.
A short drive away is Slovenia’s capital – Ljubljana. Set alongside river Ljubljanica and below the castle atop a hill, Ljubljana offers a serene yet colourful atmosphere. Its centre has been closed for traffic so one can peacefully admire the beautiful architecture of buildings, Cathedral of St Nicholas or the many bridges across the river. From the top of the hill, on a bright day, the view reaches the mountains in the distance, and with all the forests surronding the city, one can perfectly understand why it has been selected the 2016 Green Capital of Europe.
After a walk around town and some free time, we return to Zagreb.
*Duration approx. 10-12 hrs
Price includes transfer, guide, tickets to Bled Castle or a ride in pletna boat and lunch