Lake Bled Castle & Christmas Markets - Slovenia & Austria

5 Days

5th Dec 2019 - From £659 pp


Lunch in Bled Castle

Visit 2 Christmas Markets

Rikli Balance Hotel - 4 star
Tour XB12-2
Hotel Jelovica - 3 star
Tour XB12-1
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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 museum 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
Klagenfurt Christmas Market

Day 1: UK to Bled
Join your flight to Ljubljana or Venice, then transfer by coach to your hotel. 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: Klagenfurt & Radovljica
This morning we travel to Klagenfurt in Austria for the traditional Christkindlmarkt. On our return we stop in Radovljica, a stunning small town famous for its Gingerbread museum and its ‘Christmassy feel’. We have time to visit the gingerbread shop before returning to Bled. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 4: Bled Castle
This morning we visit Bled castle* where you will be enchanted not only by the dramatic views of Lake Bled but also the delightful restaurant that offers cuisine with modern flavours of the region with our included lunch. 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: Snow is not guaranteed in Slovenia. Itinerary is subject to change depending on local conditions. *Please note that there is a short uphill walk on a cobbled footpath to the castle.


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.

Rikli Balance Hotel
Rikli Balance Hotel

Rikli Balance Hotel - 4-star - Lake Bled

The Hotel Rikli is in the heart of Bled. The hote is part of the hotel group that is the home of the original Bled cream cake, the popular dessert for which Bled is renowned far and wide. For relaxation, recreation and beauty, guests can take advantage of the Ziva Wellness complex which has six swimming pools, indoor and outdoor, hot tubs, saunas and heated stone beds. the hotel was fully renovated in 2017.
Each bedroom 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, Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester.
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


  • Escorted throughout in Slovenia & Austria

  • 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

  • Transfers abroad

  • Single room supplement £80

DEPOSIT: £200pp