Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour from Koper
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Pass By: Koper City Beach, Kopalisko Nabrezje 1, Koper 6000 Slovenia
Your guide will pick you up at the agreed starting point in Koper, Slovenia - hotel, cruise terminal, bus station, train station etc. (please contact us after the booking so the appropriate arrangements can be made).
Stop At: Ljubljana Old Town, Ljubljana Slovenia
Ljubljana, the capital and largest city in Slovenia, is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative centre of the country. It is renowned for its rich history, which is reflected in the unique architectural heritage. Its old town centre is embraced by Ljubljana Castle and the river Ljubljanica where the feeling of the city is the strongest. On your trip, you will encounter ancient and modern architecture. You will visit the old town center where you will admire the works of the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, who took an important part in designing the Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. In a little more than three decades, Jože Plečnik transformed Ljubljana from a provincial city to the capital of the Slovene nation and reshaped the urban part of the city. His influence can be felt everywhere, but mostly along the river Ljubljanica. On your trip, you will visit some of the most interesting buildings and monuments, such as the Ljubljana Town Hall, the Triple Bridge, the Shoemakers’ Bridge, Ljubljana Cathedral, the Robba Fountain, Prešeren Square, Congress Square and other attractions. The symbol of the city is the Ljubljana Dragon. It is depicted on the top of the tower of Ljubljana Castle and on the Ljubljanica - crossing Dragon Bridge. It symbolizes power, courage and greatness.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Bled Island, Lake Bled, Bled Slovenia
Bled is an Alpine town which represents one of the oldest and most beautiful tourist destinations in Slovenia. Its main attraction is the lake which surrounds Bled Island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The church has a make-a-wish bell and is frequently visited by newlyweds and other guests. Lake Bled will certainly leave you speechless since it offers various sport activities and represents a place where you can spend the most romantic moments of your life. On the trip, you will walk around the lake enjoying the fresh alpine air and watching swans and ducks at play. Also, you will admire Bled Castle built on a precipice above the glacial lake which according to written sources is the oldest Slovene castle. At the end, you will pass by some other local monuments and refresh ourselves with a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called cremeschnitte (kremšnita). You will also have a chance to take some beautiful photos of the lake, island, castle and the nearby Alps.
Duration: 2 hours
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Pletna boat ride
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Cruise Passengers must advise supplier as soon as possible: ship name, arrival time and departure time
- Hotel Guests must advise supplier as soon as possible: hotel details or any other preferred pickup location
- Wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For the price paid, this was a disappointing tour. I was expecting a small group, but we were thrown in with a large tour from another cruise line.. so instead of a small group, we were with 28 others on an old and dirty bus. Tour guide was a let down as well, she was a student, not what I would call a professional guide. Not enough time to really explore Bled a visit to the castle would have been far too rushed so all to do is wander around the very pretty lake and walk back to the bus. Attempted to have the cream cake kremšnita, however the wait staff refused to serve us. Thought it was just us, but 4 others on the same tour experienced the same. Ljubljana was a better experience. Very interesting city, but no time to explore on own despite being told several times there would be free time. Had 2 minutes literally to run into a shop to buy the pumpkin seed oil delicious. This tour is far too rushed and would be much more enjoyable as separate tours. As it is now, not recommended.
We enjoyed this tour with our guide Dan who drove us around with two other couples from our cruise ship. Lake bled is incredibly beautiful and Dan recommended a cafe where we tried the local specialty cream bun yum, we would have loved to of been able to visit the castle but there was not enough time due to our ships arrival and departure time. Dan took us to his home town of Ljubljana which has a beautiful Austrian style Main Street and a church with must see fresco's. Dan even took us in to the local market with outdoor cafe's and wine bars and helped translate for us so we could order the local cheeses, prosciutto and wine to try when we had some free time at the end of the tour.
We had a lovely day on this tour. Dejan, of Koper Tours was excellent. The only issue here was really something Viatour could have corrected. Those going to Ljubljana AND Lake Bled were told to be at the bus at 7:45 am. We were all there, however there were six people scheduled for only the Ljubljana portion of the tour AND they were told to be at the SAME bus at 9 a.m. SO we waited an hour and 15 minutes for them to board before we left. We were told we would have a couple hours in Lake Bled, but because of the late start, we were there for less than an hour. Not nearly enough time to explore the place Lake Bled I most wanted to see on this whole cruise. This would have been a 5 tour except for Viatour's bus scheduling error. Koper tours did a great job! Thanks Dejan!