Enjoy a full day visiting Lake Bled and its legendary island, ranked among the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world.
Lake Bled has attracted numerous visitors for centuries, with its immense natural beauty, hot springs and serene climate. Beautiful hotels, walking paths, tennis and golf courses, a casino, rowing regattas and nearby natural and cultural sites are only a few of the reasons that this has become a popular place for both tourists and locals.
Depart the pier for a scenic 2-hour drive towards Bled, where upon arrival you will board a scenic boat for a cruise of the Lake and a visit to its famous island which is situated in the middle.
Landing at the Island, one of the sites you will visit is the "wish Bell", certainly the most significant point of interest for visitors since the Middle Ages. The Bell hangs from the tower on top of the ship roof. According to popular legend, a young widow who lived at Bled Castle mourned her husband who had been killed by brigands and gathered all her gold and silver and had a bell cast for the chapel on Bled Island. When the bell was being transported to the island, a terrible storm caused the boat to overturn, drowning the sailors and sinking the bell to the bottom of the lake. The young widow, now even more devastated, decided to go to Rome to enter a convent. After her death, the Pope donated another bell for the church of the Isle of Bled. Legend has it that those who ring the bell to honor her and make a wish will see their wish come true.
From here, you will continue on towards Bled Castle, where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the stunning views (interior visit not included) and enjoy a delicious lunch. Following lunch, some free time is allotted before its time to reboard your coach and transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of moderate walking and/or standing, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are some steps and uneven ground to negotiate as well as an uphill grade. The tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunglasses are suggested.