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Lake Bled & Beautiful Slovenia

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Tranquil Beauty of Slovenia

Some of Europe’s most picture-postcard-perfect lakes and mountains scenery and one of its most attractive cities, discovered and explored.

Based close to the shores of one of Europe’s most beautiful and most celebrated lakes, this great value break, in addition to a guided introduction to Bled, includes a visit to laid-back, riverside Ljubljana, one of Europe’s most delightful capitals, and a day amongst the rolling, verdant hills of the beautiful limestone Karst region, with its caves and cliff-side castle. There’s also a chance to join a fascinating optional excursion to celebrated alpine retreat Kranjska Gora and the beautiful Triglav National Park.

What does this price include?

  • Five nights’ carefully chosen dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Kompas, Lake Bled
  • Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
  • A tour of Bled town and boat ride to Bled island
  • A full day in Ljubljana
  • Entrances to Postojna caves and Predjama Castle

Your Itinerary

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  • The holiday begins with the flight into Venice or Ljubljana, where you’ll meet your tour manager and board the coach for the scenic transfer on to beautiful Lake Bled and your hotel. Dependent upon your arrival time, enjoy a first evening in this super resort town, perhaps taking a stroll along the lakeshore. Set at the foot of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled, surrounded by forested slopes and with its idyllic offshore island crowned by an exquisite Baroque church, is a treasure waiting to be discovered and explored. Enjoy a first dinner at the hotel, in its splendid setting.

  • An included guided tour this morning introduces Slovenia’s most celebrated - and one of Europe’s most idyllic - destinations. Ringed by forested hills and looking out across the usually still waters to an off-shore island crowned by its Gothic church, Bled is a wonderfully appointed resort town surrounded by the delights of nature, and offering a wealth of attractions for the visitors it draws from all over the world. Take in the view from the lakeshore, before an included boat ride across to the charming island with its Baroque church. Ring the wishing bell for good luck and enjoy views back across the lake from the bell tower.

  • Today’s included tour is to the beautiful Slovene capital, a Baroque gem that was named ‘Green Capital of Europe’ in 2016. Straddling the River Ljubljanica, with its shady, willow-lined riverside walkways and its stunning, elegant Triple Bridge, Ljubljana boasts an enchanting Old Town watched over by the majestic castle, from the observation tower of which – a 150-step climb up – there are panoramic views over the city and the Julian Alps beyond. A compact, delightful, walkabout university seat, the city boasts a wonderful covered market selling craft-ware and local produce, a beautiful, twin-towered cathedral and a wide selection of museums and galleries to suit most interests. Above all, the city is a place in which to rest and relax, joining the laid-back inhabitants in watching the Slovenian world go by. After a delightful day, you’ll return to the hotel in time for dinner.

  • Join today’s final included excursion, crossing the rolling, fertile plains of the Karst region, which has lent its name to anywhere in the world where underground streams and caves are found. Visit one of the world’s most famous caves, the giant chasm at Postojna, travelling by train some two miles underground, then walking with a personal ‘audio-guide’ through a wonderfully illuminated nether world of stalactites and stalagmites, where the strange ‘human fish’ – a tiny amphibian – lives out its sightless life. After a fascinating visit you’ll journey on to historic Predjama Castle, magically built into a sheer cliff face, and with its upper floor stairwells carved from the bedrock. You’ll return to enjoy another evening in Bled.

  • Spend the day enjoying the delights of Bled, whether resting and relaxing, visiting the historic castle overlooking the lake or hiring a bicycle. An optional excursion heads into beautiful Triglav National Park and to the colourful resort town of Kranjska Gora, one of Slovenia’s favourite watering holes. Perhaps take a cable car to the heights above for views of the surrounding Alps, and the still waters of the park below. However you spend your day, enjoy a last evening in Bled’s delightful surroundings.

  • Bid farewell to Lake Bled and the hotel, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight, at the end of a marvellous few days.

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Hotels

Hotel Kompas, Bled

This hotel stands in an elevated position in the centre of Bled, with wonderful views over the lake and to the Alps beyond.

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Further Information

  • The transfer time from the airport to your hotel on arrival is approximately 40 minutes from Ljubljana and three hours from Venice.

  • If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

  • We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

  • The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  • Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

  • New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Passport

    British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Mobile Roaming

    Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

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