Lake Bled Holidays

Breathtaking beauty on the sunny side of the Alps

Bled has a real fairytale appearance, with its medieval cliff-top castle and the picturesque church on Slovenia’s only island. In Bled you will find friendly, hospitable people and excellent standards of accommodation.

 

  • from£449pp
  • 72 rooms
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This beautifully appointed, traditional hotel located 3 minutes from the lake and the resort centre, superior 3 star hotel with lovely indoor and outdoor lounge.

Popular with our repeat guests who love the loyal staff who work here.

  • from£619pp
  • 87 rooms
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The Grand Hotel Toplice is full of history and tradition and a member of the small hotels of the world. The hotel lies on the shores of the Lake Bled offering superb views of the lake.

  • from£599pp
  • 150 rooms
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Hotel Rikli Balance (formerly known as The Golf Hotel) has been refurbished to a very high standard Superior 4 Star hotel offering good spacious rooms. The hotel is situated above the centre and few minutes walk to the lake on gentle slope.

  • from£615pp
  • 90 rooms
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Hotel Bledrose has a prime location next to the lakeside park and only a short walk (100 metres) to the centre of Bled.

  • from£579pp
  • 217 rooms
Hotel Park Lake Bled

This first-class hotel has a superb location in the centre of Bled with great views of the lake, Julian Alps and the castle. The hotel faces the lakeside and is a minute’s walk to the lake with its magnificent water lilies and elegant swans. It boasts a wide range of facilities for guests to enjoy.

Useful Information
Information about Lake Bled
Resort Code SIBL
Languages spoken Slovene
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.368856
Longitude 14.113071
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Ljubljana
Gatwick Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun
Heathrow Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Luton Daily*

Ljubljana transfer approx. 1hr by coach.

Flying from/to: Salzburg
Birmingham Saturday
Glasgow
Manchester
Newcastle
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday
Stansted

Salzburg transfer approx. 3hr - 4hr by coach/minibus depending on traffic from Salzburg airport with 30min stop on the way.

Transport available in the resort:

  • Car hire (parking is available and it could be at extra cost)
  • Direct public buses to Bohinj, Ljubljana and other destinations

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Julian Alps from £75 per person (full-day)

Enjoy a full day of spectacular mountain scenery and unspoiled natural beauty on this tour of the Julian Alps. Transport and guide included. Optional rafting in Bovec (approx. €60 per person, payable locally)

Departs: Monday

Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle from £67 per person (full-day)

Visit one of the most visited sites in Slovenia, and world-famous Postojna Caves and travel on the "cave train" to really enjoy one of worlds largest cave system and finish by visiting the nearby enchanting and mysterious Predjama castle with a vast history. Transport and guide included. Entrance fee to Postojna caves and Predjama castle are extra (approx. €38 per person, payable locally).

Departs: Friday

BOOKABLE LOCALLY

Prices shown (Euro) are for guidance only

Ljubljana from €59 per person (3/4 day)

A guided insight into one of the youngest capital cities of Europe. Plenty of free time to enjoy shopping, castle, river cruise, local markets and a must to walk across many of the Ljubljana's wonderful bridges. Transport and guide included.

Departs: Saturday

Ljubljana and Postojna Caves from €99 per person

Walking tour of Ljubljana and  Europe and biggest & most beautiful cave systems in the world. Transport, guided tour and return funicular ride to Ljubljana castle. Not
included entrance to Postojna caves from (€25.80 per person)

Departs: Wednesday

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

Multicentre Holidays

Ljubljana Flights:

You can combine any resort in Slovenia with any other for minimum 3 night stays in each, for example, making 4 centre combinations you could for Wednesday arrival as 3 plus 4 plus 3 plus 4 night stays making total duration as 14 Nights. Saturdays will be 4 plus 3 plus 4 plus 3 night stays.

You could mix 3 centre combination for 10 nights (Wed) or 11 nights (Sat) 

or simply combine any 2 centre combination for any durations from 3/4/7/10 or 11 nights stays.

All transfers will be included and will be direct except Ljubljana city will be via the airport

 

Salzburg Flights: Combine Slovenia with Beautiful Austrian resorts

You can combine resorts of Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora followed by any Austrian resorts served on Salzburg flights, like Kitzbuhel, Fuschl, Zell Am See and many more.

All transfers between the two countries will be via Salzburg airport and Slovenia will be the first centre.

 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

Things To Do
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding

Lake Bled holidays offer some marvellous walking, whether it is a stroll around the lake or a scenic walk in the surrounding hills. Enjoy the scenery in a more leisurely fashion in a horse-drawn carriage, or take one of the gondola-like boats to visit the island and make a wish as you ring the bells in the ornate church. Bled has something for everyone with bicycles and rowing boats for hire, tennis and one of Europe's most scenic golf courses. You will find beautiful, well-kept lakeside gardens with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view.

Free Julian Alps Card (A resort card for all guests staying 3 nights or more given upon arrival by the hotel) available from 15 April - 20 November 2022:

Benefits for cardholders:
  • 10% discount entrance to Bled Castle and Vintgar Gorge
  • Free guided walking tour of Bled every Friday morning
  • Free  Bled hiking map available at Infocenter Triglavska Roža Bled  
  • Bike rental at the Infocenter Triglavska Roža Bled - 2 hours/day
  • Chairlift Straža return ticket  - 1 ride
  • Many more discounted entrances to various exhibitions, local attractions, eating in various restaurant and activities including bike rentals.
Experience More

See Bled from different perspectives. Views from the castle give you a depth of its beauty. A boat ride to the island and looking back at the castle confirms its marvel of a position. Simply walking around the lake shows the serenity of the area.

1) The traditional wooden pletna boats have been taking visitors to the island in the middle of the lake for centuries. These boats are operated by standing rowers known as pletnars.

2) Explore the paths leading along the lake or surrounding hills. These are usually not too difficult and are suitable for family hiking trips. Enjoy the shelter of green forests and venture beyond Bled to Pokljuka Plateau.

3) Lake Bled had a pleasant mountain climate and unspoilt nature. The thermal springs in the north-eastern part of the lake supply the swimming pools of some of the hotels in Bled.

Walking

Bled is a good base from which to partake in any number of hikes into the eastern tranche of the Julian Alps. Although there is some good walking around Bled for all levels of expertise, there are some very enjoyable walks in the immediate vicinity of the lake. Velika Osojnica; the south western corner of the lake or a gentler, alternative walk up to Straza, the south west of the Grand Hotel Toplice. Take a stroll around the lake, climb up to the castle for some spectacular views over the lake. The hills surrounding Bled offer a choice of interesting walks.

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Nestled in this picturesque area are the intriguing destinations of Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and Bovec: Lake Bled's beauty is renowned, nestled amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the dramatic snow-capped Julian Alps, and its famous tiny wooded island has become the national symbol of Slovenia.

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Discover Slovenia by combining the contrasting resorts we feature. Stay in the cultural city of Ljubljana and enjoy the restaurants and great nightlife; relax in the beautiful resort of Lake Bled where you must sample the famous Bled cream cake and visit the only island in Slovenia.

Good to know

  • Free "Julijske Alps" card gives you unlimited use of shuttle and hop on hop of us buses, 2 hour a day bike rental and 1 return ride on the chairlift (minimum 3 night duration) 
  • Look out for Lake Bled's signature Kremšnita Cream Cake
  • Take in history at the picturesque Bled Castle and central lake Island
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