This twin centre tailor-made holiday allows you to explore beautiful Lake Bled and cultural Ljubljana at your own pace. Make the short journey between the two by private car and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the highlights of Slovenia at leisure. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, hot springs and superb climate, Bled is located on the edge of a former volcanic lake in the shadow of a wonderful medieval castle. Situated high up on the bluff, the fairytale castle houses a museum detailing the area’s history and provides unparalleled views of the lake and surrounding mountains. In the western part of the lake lies Bled Island, site of a Christian church since the 9th century. Crowning the island is the striking baroque style Church of the Assumption, a popular location for weddings where it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the 99 steps before ringing the bell and making a wish.
Fly to Slovenia’s capital and on arrival take a private transfer to Lake Bled for three nights (approx 30 min drive). Opt to stay in either a 4 or 5 star hotel where lake-view upgrades are available.
Explore the picturesque lakeside resort of Bled at your own pace. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty, hot springs and wonderful climate. Lake Bled is truly the jewel of Slovenia with its iconic church-topped island in the middle of the lake. There are many easy trails which follow the edge of the lake, or for the more energetic perhaps consider the trek to Bled Castle for stunning views. Take a traditional pletna boat across to Bled Island to explore the 17th century church and on warm summer evenings eat out at one of the many cosmopolitan town centre restaurants. (B)
Return to Ljubljana by private car (approx 40 min drive) and check in to the hotel for three nights. Choose to stay in a 3 or 4star centrally located hotel with the highlights of Slovenia’s capital on the doorstep. (B)
Spend the day in Slovenia’s small yet culturally packed capital city, coveted over the centuries by the Celts, Illyrians, Romans and Slavs. Walk or take the funicular up to the castle for dramatic panoramic views across to the Julian Alps and imposing Mount Triglav. (B)
Hotel upgrade to 4&5-star option: £1050 Single room supplement £315
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Although we travel extensively through Germany and Austria this was our first visit to Slovenia, hence asking Regent Holidays to make arrangements for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Slovenia, which is a beautiful country and wonderful holiday destination – we plan to return. Many thanks – no hesitation in recommending Regent Holidays for a holiday of this type.