Lake Bled Castle & Christmas Markets - Slovenia & Austria

5 Days

6th Dec 2018 - From £599 pp


Visit 2 Christmas Markets

Lunch in Bled Castle

Park Hotel - 4 star
Tour XB12-5
Hotel Jelovice - 3 star -SOLD OUT
Tour XB12-4
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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.


Lake Bled

Bled Castle, perched high above the lake

Hand-decorated gingerbread in Radovljica

Klagenfurt Christmas Market

Day 1: UK to Bled
Join your flight to Ljubljana or Venice, then transfer by coach to the Hotel Park 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: Itinerary is 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.


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. Low key musical entertainment is provided at the hotel some evenings of your stay.

Hotel Park, Bled
Hotel Park, Bled

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 Cafe 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.


To Venice from Heathrow and Gatwick.
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.

What‘s Included


  • Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice from a choice of UK airports - see flights tab

  • 4 nights sharing a twin/double room at the Hotel Park, Bled

  • 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

  • Single room supplement £80

DEPOSIT: £150pp