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Lake Bled‘s Lights on the Lake - Slovenia
6 days by Air, 17th-22nd July, 2019 from £799 per person
Day 1: UK to Lake Bled
Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Ljubljana or Venice – flight duration around 2 hours. Transfer to the newly-refurbished Bled Rose Hotel in Bled. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Lake Bohinj & Bled
This morning we travel to Lake Bohinj where it may be possible to take the cable car up to the summit of Mount Vogel (payable locally). This afternoon we visit famous Bled castle where you will be enchanted by the dramatic views of the Lake and the history of the building. Dinner at the hotel.
The Bohinj Railway – one of the great European railway journeys – winds its way from Lake Bled through the Julian Alps mountain region passing through gorges and ravines, alongside the Sava Bohinjka River, before entering the 6,339 metre Bohinj tunnel. The train emerges in the Soca Valley alongside the stunning turquoise blue water of the Soca River and crosses the world’s longest all masonry Solkan Bridge en route to Nova Gorica on the border with Italy. Built by the Austro-Hungarian empire to connect Vienna with the Adriatic Sea, the railway’s construction was likened to the feat of building the Suez Canal when it opened in 1906.
Day 3: Bohinj Railway & Julian Alps
This morning transfer by coach to Bled Station and embark on a wonderful 90 minute journey south through the Julian Alps and alongside the stunning blue waters of the Soca River Valley, before arriving at the Italian border town of Nova Gorica. Rejoin the coach for an afternoon scenic drive through the mountains starting at the town of Bovec surrounded by the peaks of the Julian Alps, continue across the border into Italy following our scenic mountain route through the popular resorts of Trbiz, Tarvisio. Arriving back into Slovenia we stop at Kranjska Gora a popular ski resort in the winter and in the summer popular for locals and tourist for its stunning views over the Triglav National Park. From here we return to Bled. Dinner in the hotel
Day 4: Bled
Today is free in Bled. You may like to visit the arts and crafts fair taking place on the promenade. Dinner in the hotel. Afterwards we stroll to the lakeside for the Candles on the Lake, part of the Lights on the Lake Festival.
Day 5: Ljubljana
Today we travel by coach to Ljubljana Slovenia’s dynamic capital city, which has retained a relaxed small-town atmosphere. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. Return to Bled mid-afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 6: Return to UK
Check-out of the hotel after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for the flight home.
Note: Itinerary and events may be subject to change.
Bled Rose Hotel
Set within a spa park byin ‘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.
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”
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”
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”