Alpe Adria – visit Lake Bled & Piran

The Alps & Soča valley, Coast & Karst

See the versatility of Slovenia on this tour where you will get from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea in the same day.

  • Departure: Tue, Thu
  • Price: € 99

Start the day off at Bled, the alpine jewel, and experience all its main highlights – take a trip to the island on a traditional rowing boat, visit Bled castle with its spectacular views, and try a kremšnita, Bled’s traditional cake.

In the afternoon the tour stops in Piran, renowned as the most beautiful coastal town in Slovenia. The medieval architecture, influenced by the Venetian style, will take you back to the times of marine sea and salt trade, and you can soak up the city’s history while enjoying the pleasant air of the Adriatic Sea.

Daytrip highlights

Bled island with Pletna boat

A trip to Bled must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. On our tour to Lake Bled we treat you with a traditional pletna boat ride to Bled island, a top attraction in Slovenia. Pletna boats are unique to Lake Bled and operated by a single rower with two long oars. Following the boat ride, you get some time to explore the little island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area.

Optionally, you can enter the Church of the Assumption and even ring the wishing bell, which has been ringing over Lake Bled since 1534.

Bled castle above Lake Bled

Our tour to Lake Bled takes you up to Bled castle, perched on a sheer cliff high above Lake Bled. Visit the Bled castle museum, which gives you an insight into the history of the entire area, and admire the views of Lake Bled from several viewpoints at the castle. Bled castle is more than a thousand years old, and one of the most spectacular castles in Slovenia.


On the shore of Lake Bled it is possible to take a short walk along Lake Bled, admire the views, and watch the majestic swans and playful ducks swimming on the lake. Or you can relax and take a break in one of the coffee shops - where you need to try kremšnita, the traditional Bled custard cream cake.

Socerb Castle

Socerb offers breathtaking views of the Slovenian coast and the Gulf of Trieste and since it is not known as one of the top attractions, you can enjoy the scenery undisturbed. The castle ruin is placed high up above the coastline at the very edge of the Karst Plateau and has been dominating that cliff since the Illyrian times.


Piran is a tourist highlight of the Slovenian coast, strongly influenced by the old Venetian Republic. Walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares and enjoy the breeze that blows from the sea.

The main square is named after Giuseppe Tartini, a famous violinist and a composer who was born in Piran. On the hill above the square you can see the signature Church of Saint George, who is also the patron saint of the town. The small town is still partially surrounded by a typically Venetian wall which used to serve as protection of this marine and salt trade hub in the Bay of Piran.


Map view for Alpe Adria Tour – visit Lake Bled & Piran

Bled, Socerb, Piran

€ 99 / person

Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many
agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.

Price includes:

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Admission to Bled castle
  • Rowing boat ride to Bled island

Optional extras:

  • Lunch

Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).

All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any tour to the needs and interests of the guest.

Prices per person or this daytrip as private:

Day trip/Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Alpe Adria 425 € 225 € 167 € 138 € 120 € 108 € 100 € 95 €

What our guests say about Alpe Adria tour

Elizabeth & Molly, USA

September 2015

Incredible guide and suggestions for any aspect of tourism! We learned so much about Slovenia and will love to come back. Would definitely tour with Slovenia Explorer again.