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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.


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


  • Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports – see beelow
  • 4 nights sharing a twin/double room at the 4-star Bled Rose Hotel
  • 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


Date – Price from – Tour Code
05/12/2019 – £659pp – XB12-1


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


Day 1: UK to Bled
Join your flight to Ljubljana or Venice, then transfer by coach to the newly refurbished 4-star Bled Rose Hotel 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.


Bled Rose Hotel 

Set within a spa park by Lake Bled in Bled‘s Old Town, the newly refurbished Bled Rose Hotel (formerly the Hotel Jelovica) is close to the town centre. The restaurant has a summer terrace and bar. The air-conditioned rooms and suites are equipped with free Wi-Fi, balcony, flat-screen TV and safes. The private tiled bathrooms have showers and offer a hairdryer. Free parking is also available. Bled Rose Hotel  features wellness facilities with an indoor swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a studio for beauty and health. Breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant. At the hotel’s restaurant guests can taste international delicacies. After a busy day you can have a refreshing drink at the bar.

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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