We fly from London Gatwick to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, today. From here we transfer by coach to the shores of Lake Bled, where we spend the next four nights at the Grand Hotel Toplice, excellently situated by the lakeside. Encompassed by the Julian Alps, the serene emerald-green waters and mountain surrounds make this a delightfully scenic retreat.
On Day 2, we begin our adventure with a traditional pletna boat ride across the shimmering waters of Lake Bled to Bled Island, a diminutive islet topped by dense woodland and a 12th century church. On arrival we enjoy a short tour of the island, followed by free time to explore.
After returning to the mainland, we visit Bled Castle, an incredible medieval fortress that stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake. We discover the castle, including its fascinating museum dedicated to the region's history, on a guided tour, before returning to our hotel.
- Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner