Lake Bled

A scene of Alpine perfection

The deep turquoise waters of Lake Bled encircle an impossibly picturesque island church, are backed by breathtaking emerald forests and the snow-tipped Julian Alps, and are overlooked by the medieval splendour of Bled Castle. Small, gondola-style boats known as pletna deliver visitors to the tiny island of Blejski Otok, completing this sublime scene. The paths circling the lake lead to wonderful viewpoints and quaint cafés, where you can indulge with a slice of delicious Bled cream cake. On the island, the pretty baroque pilgrimage church offers fantastic views of the surrounding lake and serene landscapes. Further afield, Slovenia’s delights include incredible gorges, intriguing caves and the vibrant city of Ljubljana.


The jewel of Slovenia

  • Lake Bled – explore the castle, the island & its church as well as enjoying a Bled cream cake
  • Škofja Loka – discover the medieval charm of this delightful town
  • Postojna Caves – a subterranean wonderland
  • Lipicia Stud Farm – horses and Habsburg history intertwine
  • Ljubljana and its castle – enjoy Slovenia’s elegant & leafy capital city
  • Return flights included
  • 7 nights half board accommodation

From £1,299
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Hotel Park, Bled

  • Situated on the Lake Bled promenade
  • 4-star hotel with wonderful views
  • Enjoy a Bled cream cake on the panoramic terrace
  • Modern & comfortable rooms each have a balcony
  • Indoor thermal pool with mountain views

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Škofja Loka

    Škofja Loka, which means ‘Bishop’s meadow,’ is a quaint cluster of warm terracotta-roofed buildings which form one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. The excellently preserved Old Town is a labyrinth of delightful alleyways, and pretty pastel houses line the riverbank in a higgledy-piggledy jumble. Lording over the town is the fine Loka Castle, which dates back to the 13th century and houses historical and ethnographic treasures.

  • Postojna Caves

    The cave system at Postojna in Slovenia is an other-worldly network of subterreanean passageways and caverns that has been formed over two million years. Silent pools, dramatic stalagmites and spindly stalactites create an eerie symmetry and abstract visions, which can be discovered on the underground electric train. Highlights include a brilliant white stalagmite known as ‘the Diamond’, the swirling ‘baroque pillar’ and the cavernous ‘Great Mountain.’

  • Lipica Stud Farm

    Lipica is the oldest stud farm in Europe, and has been continuously rearing classical horse breeds since the farm was begun in the 16th century. An exploration of the farm is a discovery of Slovenian culture and heritage, closely linked with the Habsburgs, and there are many historic artefacts on display as well as acres of beautiful parkland and pasture.

  • Ljubljana

    Slovenia’s elegant capital is a historic city as well as a green one, with a dramatic castle erupting from the centre on a verdant hill. The Ljubljanica River rushes through the leafy heart of the city, its banks dotted with cafés and spanned by several iconic bridges. With little traffic in the centre, many museums, and beautiful architecture, this undiscovered gem is a pleasure to explore.


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