Just Slovenia: Lake Bled, Piran and Ljubljana
- 10 Days
- From £999
- Fly into Ljubljana and get a private transfer direct to Lake Bled
- Take the train to the lovely coastal resort of Piran
- Return to Ljubljana with a stop en route at the Postojna Caves or Predjama Castle
- Spend 3 nights in the Slovene capital before flying back to the UK
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Return flight from London to Ljubljana in Economy Class
- Private transfer from Ljubljana airport to your hotel in Piran
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 9 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Return transfer from Piran to Ljubljana via Postojna Caves or Predjama Castle
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets and hotel vouchers
- All credit card surcharges and delivery of your travel documents
Fly from London to Ljubljana Pučnik airport where your private transfer driver will be waiting to greet you in the arrivals hall. He or she will take you directly to your hotel on the shores of Lake Bled. The drive takes around 30 minutes. On arrival, check in at the Park Hotel (or similar) where you will have a 3-night stay.
Enjoy two full days at leisure on Lake Bled, widely considered to be one of the most picturesque lakes in Europe. You can take a boat trip and visit the Church of the Mother of God on the little island in the middle of the lake or admire the views from the castle dominating its northern shore. We would also recommend a day trip on the fabulous Bohinj Railway, which you can catch from Bled Jezero station. Or alternatively, you can catch a bus to a less visited but also beautiful Lake Bohinj.
It’s time to catch the train today as you make your way to Lesce Bled station and board a service to Ljubljana. Your journey follows the course of the Sava river with mountainous scenery levelling out as you head towards the city. There’s an easy change in Ljubljana and then you’re on your way to the Adriatic Coast.
Disembark in Koper and take a quick taxi ride to Piran where you have 3 nights at the Hotel Piran (or similar).
Arguably Slovenia’s most beautiful coastal town, Piran is perched on a small piece of land jutting out into the Adriatic Sea. The car-free streets of the medieval centre are a joy to wander around, in particular the impressive Tartinijev trg, the oval-shaped main piazza in the centre.
Meanwhile you can also pay a visit to nearby Portoroz with its glamorous casino or the larger port-city of Koper.
Leave Piran today and take a private transfer back to Ljubljana. We can arrange this for any time you like but on the way, you can choose to stop either at Postojna caves or Predjama Cave Castle. The Postojna caves are some of the most visited caves in the world, and the second largest in the country. The Predjama Cave Castle is the largest of its kind in the world, dating back 800 years and furnished with a network of secret tunnels from which the occupying knights would set out on plundering expeditions.
You have a 90-minute stop in your chosen location before continuing to Ljubljana, where you have 3 nights at the Best Western Premier Slon (or similar).
Ljubljana is a fabulous patchwork of architectural styles dating from Roman occupation to Baroque, Vienna Succession and Art Deco. We recommend taking a boat tour on the Ljubljana’s waterways to get a great introduction to this majestic European capital. You can also climb up to the castle which dominates the skyline for breathtaking panoramic views. Alternatively, there’s a funicular running to and from the castle for those who would rather not walk.
After another morning exploring the delights of Ljubljana, it’s time to make your way back to the airport for a return flight back to the UK.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: If you would prefer not to fly, you might like to consider our Discover Slovenia itinerary. We can also look at flights from regional airports.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Overlooking Lake Bled and the distant peaks of the Julian Alps, the Park Hotel is located in the heart of Bled resort. Bedrooms come with a private balcony, a minibar, safe and satellite TV. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool. a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lake and an onsite patisserie.
Boasting a seafront location in the centre of Piran, the Hotel Piran is the perfect place to relax and enjoy this historic resort town. All bedrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, air-conditioning and a minibar. There is also a Mediterranean style restaurant, a spa and a rooftop bar overlooking the Adriatic.
The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon is situated in the heart of Ljubljana, within easy reach of the castle and Old Town area. The hotel offers 170 well-appointed bedrooms along with a spa, fitness centre, and a restaurant which is popular with locals as well as guests.