­­Lake Bled’s Lights on the Lake – Slovenia

6 Days

18th Jul 2018 - From £799pp

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Overview

Bled is one of the best kept secrets in Europe with a soaring vista of Alpine Peaks, surrounding the deep blue waters of the lake and the cliff side castle. The ‘Bled Days and Bled Night’ festival includes craft fairs, concerts and light shows, with the highlight being Bled Night when the lake glows with floating candles and the sky with fireworks. We also have a journey on the stunning Bohinj railway, visits to the medieval towns of Kamnik and Kranj and an afternoon in Ljubljana. Flying from a choice of UK airports to Ljubljana or Venice and staying in a four star hotel situated on the lakeside this is a holiday not to be missed.
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.

Itinerary


Ljubljana Castle and river
Ljubljana Castle and river

Fireworks over Lake Bled
Fireworks over Lake Bled

Solkan Bridge on the Bohinj Railway
Solkan Bridge on the Bohinj Railway


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 Hotel Park 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. Afterwards we stroll to the lakeside for the Candles on the Lake and the firework display for the Lights on the Lake Festival.

Day 3: 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. This evening you may like to go to the Castle Rock to watch the laser show.

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.

Day 5: Bohinj Railway & Nova Gorica
This morning we check out of the hotel, 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 and return to Bled for a free 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 subject to change by the organisers. in 2017 the fireworks and lazer show did not go ahead as advertised we hope that this will not be the case in 2018 but can not guarantee.

Your Hotel


Hotel Park
On the lakeside - 4-star Hotel Park


Hotel Park - 4-star - Lake Bled
The Hotel Park is located by the lakeshore and in the heart of Bled. The hotel‘s Park Restaurant and Café 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 large indoor swimming pool with heated thermal water. The top floor pool offers breathtaking views of the Bled Castle and island. There is a whirlpool and sauna next to the swimming pool; wellness services are available in the hotel‘s Thai Centre.
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.

Flights

To Venice from Gatwick & Manchester.
To Ljubljana from Stansted & Luton.


  • Flights are possible from these airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

  • Flight time around 2 hours each way

  • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 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.

Included


The Bohinj Valley
The beautiful Bohinj Valley



  • Escorted throughout abroad

  • Return flights with luggage to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports including luggage - supp’t may apply -see above

  • 5 nights stay at the 4-star Hotel Park

  • 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners

  • Excursions as stated

  • Train ticket from Bled to Nova Gorica

  • Transfers abroad


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
  • Single room supplement £100