Our family journey began in Ljubljana, where we explored the city, tasted local cuisine and had our moments with our little Jay. After all, we also had an extra free day ahead. With curiosity as our guide, we wanted to make the most of Slovenia in a one-day tour without breaking the bank. After our time in the capital, we searched for a tour that would cover the country’s highlights.

The tour we had set our sights on, aptly titled From Ljubljana: Lake Bled & Postojna Cave with Entry Ticket promised to unlock the doors to 3 of Slovenia’s most breathtaking and sought-after attractions. The allure of the ancient underground passages of Postojna Cave, the famous Predjama Castle and the enchanting, emerald-green splendor of Lake Bled proved irresistible.

A Day of Enchantment

Our tour started right in Ljubljana with convenient pickup points. We had a choice of selected hotels and public locations for pickup and we chose the Wow Sign. The available pickup times and locations were as follows:

  • InterContinental Hotel Ljubljana (8:05 AM)
  • City Hotel Ljubljana (8:10 AM)
  • Ilirska Bus Station (In front of the hotel B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park) (8:15 AM)
  • Ljubljana WOW (Krekov Trg 10) (8:20 AM)
  • French Revolution Square (Under the obelisk) (8:25 AM)

Our group was limited to just 6 participants, something that made our tour feel like a private and pleasant experience. It was especially convenient for us with a baby, as we avoided the hustle and bustle of larger crowds.

Predjama Castle

Our journey commenced with a visit to Predjama Castle, a medieval marvel tucked into the rugged cliffs of Slovenia. This unique castle, dramatically built within the mouth of a cave, is a testament to human ingenuity and architectural prowess.

As we explored its mysterious chambers and winding passages, we uncovered tales of knights, outlaws and medieval intrigue. The castle’s strategic location and well-preserved interiors made it a historical gem that provided a window into the past. We were entranced by the castle’s enigmatic charm and the legends that surround it.

Predjama castle
Postojna Cave

Next on our list was a natural wonder, an underground labyrinth filled with stunning formations that seemed to defy the imagination. It’s a place where nature has played the role of an artist for millions of years.

Our journey into the cave began with a unique experience, a ride on the underground train. As we delved deeper into the cave, we were surrounded by a surreal world of stalactites and stalagmites, some of which were illuminated to create an almost mystical atmosphere.

The vast chambers and the subterranean Pivka River added to the sense of wonder. It was as if we had entered an entirely different realm, where time seemed to stand still. Our visit to Postojna Cave was not just a journey underground, it was a journey through time itself.

Postojna cave, a great cave that you can visit in a Slovenia tour
Lake Bled

The final gem on our whirlwind tour was Lake Bled, often referred to as the jewel of Slovenia. Nestled amidst the Julian Alps, this glacial lake is a picture of pristine beauty. In the middle of the lake lies Bled Island, home to the iconic Church of the Assumption.

As we set foot on the shores of Lake Bled, it was impossible not to be struck by the sheer natural splendor. The emerald-green waters glistened under the gentle Slovenian sun, creating a scene that felt almost surreal. Our journey took us to Bled Castle, a medieval fortress perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the lake. This vantage point offered breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Bled, with the Alps providing a majestic backdrop.

However, the true highlight of our Lake Bled adventure was the Pletna boat ride to Bled Island. Pletnas are traditional Slovenian boats operated by skilled oarsmen. As we glided across the lake’s crystal-clear waters, our anticipation grew. It was on this boat, accompanied by our little one, Jay, that we truly felt the magic of Lake Bled.

Reaching the island, we climbed the 99 stone steps to the Church of the Assumption. The interior was a testament to Slovenia’s rich cultural heritage, adorned with frescoes and a sense of tranquility that left us in awe. On the way back, we took a moment to ring the wishing bell at the church. The soothing sound of the bell resonating across the lake was a memory we carried with us as a symbol of our enchanting visit to Lake Bled.

Castle at lake Bled, Slovenia

“Slovenia in One Tour” proved to be the key to unlocking the heart of this remarkable country in a single day. Our journey from the heart of Ljubljana to Predjama Castle, Postojna Cave and Lake Bled was nothing short of enchanting. It was a day filled with natural beauty, historical wonder and the magic of discovery.

As we returned to Ljubljana, the memories we carried with us were a testament to the incredible diversity of Slovenia’s attractions. From the pristine beauty of Lake Bled to the surreal world beneath the earth in Postojna Cave and the medieval marvel of Predjama Castle, our day was a whirlwind of experiences.

Whether you’re a first-time traveler to Slovenia or a returning visitor, a well-organized “Slovenia in One Tour” package, like the one we chose and described in this article, offers a comprehensive and awe-inspiring journey. It’s an opportunity to witness the best that this country has to offer in a single day, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re seeking a day trip that balances cost-effectiveness with exceptional experiences, this tour is your key to unlocking the treasures of Slovenia. In just one day, you can capture the essence of this country’s natural beauty, rich history, and undeniable charm. It’s a journey that we, as a family of travel enthusiasts, won’t soon forget, and it’s one we wholeheartedly recommend to fellow explorers.