Slovenia tour includes:
- Free Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
- Private Air conditioned transportation by car or minivan
- Private English speaking licensed tour guide
- Wi-Fi during the tour
- Ljubljana sightseeing
- Visit to Bled lake national park
- Visit to Postojna cave
- Licensed tourist guide
- Easy cancellation
- Duration 12 hours
- Lunch in local restaurant
- Coffee break and Bled cream cake tasting
- Bled castle entrance fees
- Bled island church entrance fees
- Bled island pletna boat ride
- Postojna cave entrance fees
Ljubljana, Postojna and Bled Tour from Zagreb
Best of Slovenia day tour from Zagreb starts when our guide picks you up at your accommodation. After a 2 hour drive, you will arrive at Postojna cave – the most diverse cave system in the world. A visit to the Postojna cave is fully organized. At the entrance to the Cave you choose the language, and the official cave guide is with your group the whole time. The visit includes a train ride to the heart of the Cave and a 5 km of wonderful subterranean world. A part of the sightseeing is done on foot, with ups and downs so be ready for a light physical activity.
After 1 hour drive, our next stop is Bled Lake. Lake Bled is a natural oasis just 55 km from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. The Lake is 2 km long and 1.3 km wide. In the center of the Lake there is a Bled island which you can visit with a traditional boat called Pletna. At the island there is a baroque church dedicated to Assumption of Mary with 99 steps leading to its entrance. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church. If you like you can also visit the old Bled castle with a mesmerizing view of the area. One of the options is a short coffee break on the shore of the Lake with Bled cream cake tasting.
Our last destination Ljubljana is just 30 minutes away. First mentioned as Ljubljana in the 12th century, the city has a long and rich history. Located in the heart of the country, charming Ljubljana is the cultural, economic, political and administrative center of Slovenia. Several earthquakes made the city a mixture of architectural styles. You will walk on the Ljubljanica river bank, visit Prešern square, The Old city… The most interesting thing in Ljubljana are the numerous bridges with imaginative stories and legends.
Prices for Best of Slovenia day tour
* babies and children: Free
Grand Slovenia tour places
Ljubljana is capital of Slovenia Zagreb and just one hour away from Zagreb by car. An old Roman colony turned into a beautiful Slovenian capital, a city of culture, a modern city that lives a vibrant life. In its center, on a small hill, you will visit an old Ljubljana city, a fortress from the middle ages. From the past to the present by walking through the streets of the city surrounded by amazing architecture and friendly Slovenian hosts. It is really good opportunity to take Slovenia private tour to visit Ljubljana, lake Bled and Postojna caves.
Bled Lake, castle, island and cake
There is so much to say about Bled. It is located in the northwestern Slovenia, in the Julian Alps, just 35 kilometers from the capital Ljubljana. The Lake is of glacial and tectonic origin. It is 2120 m long and 1380 m wide. It is surrounded by hills and forests.
Bled castle is, as the records say, the oldest castle in Slovenia, first mentioned in the beginning of the 11th century. It was built on a cliff 130 m above the Lake so it has the spectacular view over the Lake itself but also around the valley and mountain ranges surrounding it. German King Henry II gave it to the bishop von Brixen. It was a center of his estate but he unfortunately never resided there. Now the castle is a museum.
Bled island is the only island in Slovenia. You arrive on the Lake with beautiful wooden boats called Pletna (comes from German word platen – flat-bottomed boat) with a tradition going back to the beginning of the 18th century. Just a 10 minute ride takes you to the island where you can climb 99 steps, visit the church of Assumption of Mary and ring the bell three times to make your wish come true. The church as it is now was built in the end of the 17th century in baroque style but also has some remains of the Gothic period.
Bled cake is a traditional cake you should try. It has actually become a symbol of Bled. Over the last 60 years 12 million cakes has been sold on the Lake so it has to be good. Golden crust made out of butter dough, delicious vanilla cream (with the right amount of flour), topped with whipped cream and butter dough.
One of the biggest caves systems in Europe and the biggest one in Slovenia is 25 km long. It was formed by the river Pivka through a period of 2 million years. The temperature inside is always 9*C.
The most famous inhabitant of the Postojna cave is an olm or baby dragon as people call it. They are the largest cave dwelling animal and they can be without food for up to 10 years. The locals, when they saw this small animal with snow white skin, four legs and a long tail started the story of dragon babies living inside the cave. Everybody wanted to know all about it, scientist explored it so in the end it got a name Proteus Anguinus. Even Charles Darwin wrote about the animal living in the caves of Postojna. These animals can only to be find in Dinara karst area which limits them to Postojna and it’s narrow surrounding region. They have no eyes but can ‘see’ everything through their skin receptors.
Slovenia day tour from Zagreb map