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Overview

Christmas time at Lake Bled, Slovenia, is just magical – framed by the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Julian Alps, Bled is a dream location. Our hotel is on the Lakeside with a Christmas market situated outside – a perfect setting for this build up to Christmas. Highlights include: lunch in Bled Castle, perched atop a cliff 130 metres above the glacial lake with spellbinding views; the gingerbread factory in Radovljica; Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital with its stunning Christmas market; the medieval town of Kranj; and Klagenfurt Christmas Market in Austria.

Highlights

  • Christmas Markets in Ljubljana & Klagenfurt
  • Lunch in Bled Castle

Included

  • Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports – see beelow
  • 4 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Hotel Park, Bled
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Lunch in Bled Castle
  • Excursions as stated
  • Services of a Tour Manager in resort
  • Airport to hotel transfer on arrival and departure

Departures

By AIR
Date – Price from – Tour Code
05/12/2019 – £659pp – XB12-1 (3-star hotel)
05/12/2019 – £769pp – XB12-2 (4-star hotel)

Flights

To Venice from Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester.
To Ljubljana from Stansted.

  • Flights are possible from these airports with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.
  • Flight time around 2 hrs each way
  • Flights include 1 carry on bag per person – weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions.
  • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
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Lake Bled Castle & Christmas Markets - Slovenia & Austria

5 days by Air, 5th December 2019
from £659 per person (3-star hotel)

from £769 per person (4-star hotel)  

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Bled
Join your flight to Ljubljana or Venice, then transfer by coach to the Hotel Park overlooking Lake Bled. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Lake Bled & Ljubljana
This morning we have a trip by traditional Pletna boat on lake bled with a short stop on the Island. Afterwards we travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s charming capital with free time to explore the Christmas Market. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 3: Radovljica & Klagenfurt
This morning we travel to Radovljica a stunning small town which is famous for its Gingerbread factory and its ‘Christmassy feel’. We have time to visit the gingerbread shop before travelling to Klagenfurt in Austria for the traditional Christkindlmarkt. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 4: Bled Castle
This morning we visit the castle* where you will be enchanted not only by the dramatic views of Lake Bled but also the delightful restaurant that serves cuisine with modern flavours of the Slovenian region where we have lunch included. The afternoon is free in Bled. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 5: Bled to UK
After breakfast it’s time to check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Note: Snow is not guaranteed in Slovenia at Christmas time. Itinerary may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

*Please note that where the cars drop off to the Castle itself, there is a short uphill walk on a cobbled footpath.

Accommodation

Hotel Jelovica 

Situated in the town of Bled, adjacent to the lakeside park, this 3-star hotel has a bar and terrace overlooking the park and lake. The hotel also has a spa and small swimming pool. In the restaurant all meals are buffet style with a choice of dishes and drinks. All bedrooms for our guests are with balcony, en suite facilities and wifi. Superior rooms and single rooms are available for a supplement. Low key musical entertainment is provided at the hotel some evenings of your stay.
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Rikli Balance Hotel 

The Hotel Rikli is in the heart of Bled. The hotel’s Part of the hotel group that is the home of the original Bled cream cake, the popular dessert that Bled is renowned for far and wide. For relaxation, recreation and beauty, guests can take advantage of the Ziva Wellness complex which has six swimming pools, indoor and outdoor, hot tubs, saunas and heated stone beds. the hotel was fully renovated in 2017. Each room has a balcony, bathroom (shower or bathtub) and hairdryer, satellite TV, direct phone line, wireless, internet, safe and mini bar. The staff at this hotel go out of their way to ensure guests receive excellent service with a smile.
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What Our Customers Say

Tours were very good - just the right amount of travelling/free time. Tour rep very professional and informative anmd friendly/approachable, well organised. Bus driver was very good and bus standard exceptional. Holiday overall very enjoyable. Read more “Lake Bled Lights on the Lake”

B Charlton

Location was perfect, excursions covered many points of interest and weather amazing. The group consisted of an interesting party of people from all over and everyone was most friendly. Food at the hotel was excellent. Read more “Slovenia Rail and Sail”

G Grimm

Stress free holiday. Very pleasant and comfortable hotel. Excellent tour manager, lovely country and very pleasant staff in the hotel. Excellent for English travellers because everyone speaks English and several other languages. Read more “Lake Bled Rail and Sail”

H Leighton