Lake Bled‘s Lights on the Lake - Slovenia

6 Days

17th Jul 2019 - £799 pp

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Overview

Bled is one of the best kept secrets in Europe – surrounded by a soaring vista of Alpine peaks, with a dramatic clifftop castle and romantic island at its centre, the emerald green lake is a joy to explore. The ‘Bled Days and Bled Night’ festival includes craft fairs and concerts with the highlight being Bled Night when the lake glows with floating candles. We also have a journey on the stunning Bohinj railway, visits to the medieval towns of Kamnik and Kranj and Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Flying from a choice of UK airports to Ljubljana or Venice and staying in a hotel situated near the lake 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


Bled Castle
Bled Castle

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

Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj

Ljubljana Castle overlooking the town
Ljubljana Castle overlooking the town


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 Jelovica 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.

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.

Your Hotel

Hotel Jelovica

Jelovica Hotel - 3 star - Lake Bled
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.

Included


  • Escorted throughout abroad

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

  • 5 nights stay at the 3 star Hotel Jelovica

  • 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Excursions as stated

  • Train ticket from Bled to Nova Gorica

  • Transfers abroad


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:
  • Single room supplement £100

Flights

Flights are available to Venice from Gatwick , Luton & Manchester.
To Ljubljana from Stansted.

  • 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 hrs 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.