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The Second Eden Poets and presidents have described Lake Bled's beauty this way for centuries.


Make Bled the first stop on your trip.

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Bled Sights

Bled's beginnings go back more than 1,000 years. This small town rich in history has plenty to offer visitors. Just a short drive from Ljubljana, Lake Bled is an ideal day trip. But it's also worth spending more time here. The surrounding mountains reflect on the emerald lake below. A large medieval castle forms the backdrop of the town. The only natural island in all of Slovenia is the highlight of Lake Bled. Set in the middle of the pristine lake, the island houses a 15th century baroque church. It's one of Slovenia's most popular tourist attractions. But the castle is only one reason to visit Lake Bled.

Bled Tourism

Visiting Lake Bled is one of our favorite things to do in Slovenia. The area is ideal for swimming, rowing, kayaking and rafting. You could also go hiking, enjoy a round of golf, or go fishing at Lake Bled. As a glacial lake, Bled is known for its mild climate and soothing thermal waters. While visiting Lake Bled, a short trip to Bohinj and the largest natural lake in Slovenia shouldn't be missed. Bohinj is less touristy and its surroundings are pristine. If you have time, Kranjska Gora and the Julian Alps are an easy trip. For those with a sweet tooth, Bled's famous Kremsnita pastry will also be sure to satisfy.

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Where to stay in Bled

The idyllic surroundings of Lake Bled mean that our hand-picked selection of the Bled's best hotels are all the kind of places where the stay itself is a large part of your enjoyment. You'll be able to choose from well-appointed classic lakeside villas to the excitement of sleeping under canvas or even in a treehouse in an eco-friendly glamping resort. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Bled

While in Bled we encourage guests to make a trip to nearby Lake Bohinj which is an easy 15 minute drive. Bled is also an ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and boating. The highlights of Bled not be missed include a visit to Bled castle and a pletna gondola boat ride to the church island in the middle of the lake. Although most of the sights are easily visited on your own, to make the most of your time in Bled we can arrange a private guide to show you the highlights around the lake and the nearby Vintgar Gorge. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

Travel Advisor

What I love about Bled...

“This quaint lake town just a short drive outside of Ljubljana provides an amazing getaway for a few days. Definitely do not miss visiting the 11th Century castle that watches over the lake, or simply taking a stroll around the lake and exploring what the town has to offer.”

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