9 hours
Duration
Moderate
Activity level
Slovenia
Location
All year round
Dates

This is a whole day trip from Zagreb to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, and as well to another Slovenian jewel, a town on the lake called Bled, and the nearby Vintgar gorge. These destinations are some of the most attractive ones in Slovenia, especially if you prefer light to moderate activity.

This tour starts with a visit to the Vintgar gorge – a canyon through which passes a beautiful Radovna river. It was discovered in the late 19th century, and because it was impassable, the special trail has been set up to enjoy the 1.5 kilometer of amazing scenery – a play of dreamlike scape of canyon and the gushing sound of pure, yet strong, Radovna river.

The second stop is a town called Bled, where the Bled lake is. The lake is a famous attraction on a European scale, and for a good reason! It is a glacier lake, clean, pure, and in the summer months inviting to jump in. On the lake is an island with a 17th century Catholic church of Assumption, built where used to be an ancient Slavic temple dedicated to goddess Živa. Visiting the island in a traditional wooden boat called Pletna is a must if weather is good. From the island there are great views of the Bled castle on the hill above the lake (known as the oldest castle in Slovenia), of the Kamniske Alps in the background, and of the activities happening on the lake itself!

The final destination on this trip is Ljubljana. After arriving to Slovenian capital, exploration of its city center ensues. You will see sites such as Presern square, Cobbler’s bridge, Triple bridge, Robba’s fountain, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Market, and the Dragon statue. Ljubljana is a gorgeous town, compact, with Ljubljanica river flowing through it. The architect Joze Plecnik gave Ljubljana the new look in the early 20th century, making it very attractive to visitors. Most of the buildings are in Viennese secession style, and some are in Art Nouveau and Baroque style of architecture.

Depending on weather or traffic condition, we may reverse the order of visiting the places in the itinerary.

Return to Zagreb is in the evening hours.

 

Additional information

START/RETURN LOCATIONWhere you are staying in Zagreb.
START TIME9 AM.
NUMBER OF PEOPLEThis tour is from 1 to 7 people. Upon request it is possible to organize it for larger group too.
INCLUDEDOrganization; Tour guide; Transfer
NOT INCLUDEDAdmission fees (approx. 20 euros per person), Meal (a la carte, between 10 – 30 euros per person)
Pricing60 euros per person for minimum of 6 persons, or base cost of 320 euros.
1
The Jewels of Slovenia tour starts from where you are staying in Zagreb. Our guide will meet you in the loby of your hotel. With a private vehicle, you will then start your trip to Slovenia. Start time is 8 or 9AM.
2
First stop in Slovenia will be Vintgar gorge, an amazing canyon through which passes the Radovna river. The trail is about 1.5 kilometer long, and it takes about hour an a half to complete the walk, while enjoying in the natural scenary.
3
After Vintgar, you will be taken to Bled, mostly know for its beautiful glacier lake and the island. An interesting and traditional wooden boat known as Pletna will transport you to the magical island that was used for ceremonial purposes for many centuries, since the time a temple of the ancient Slavic goddess Živa was there. Today on the place of the old temple is a Catholic church of Assumption, which too has its own stories and legends. After visiting the island, possible lunch on Bled, or at the next destination – Ljubljana.
4
A visit to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. This charming city softens the hearts of many visitors, due to its compact look, the many bridges, and the Ljubljanica river that passes through it. In Ljubljana your guide will take you through the city and center and will tell you about significance of its many places, such as Presern square, Congress square, the Jewish quarter, the Dragon’s and Cobbler’s bridge, the Old town (from down bellow), the Robba’s fountain, and much more.
5
After Ljubljana, you will be transported back to your hotel in Zagreb.