Surrounded by forest covered hills and with a small church topped island sitting pretty in it's still waters, Lake Bled might be the most iconic - and photogenic - place in Slovenia. Conveniently, it also happens to be a handy gateway to another of the country's greatest natural assets, the Triglav National Park.

Lake Bled itself is best explored on a boat trip out to the island where visitors can wander around the 17th century Church of the Assumption of Mary with its Gothic frescoes and rich Baroque decoration. For a different perspective entirely, trek to the top of one of the peaks surrounding the lake for fabulous views, followed by a dip in the lake to cool off in summer, when the water temperature reaches as high as 25°C. On the subject of hot (OK, warm) water, there are several hot springs in the vicinity.

Known as the TNP, the Triglav National Park is the perfect destination for hiking and biking up, down and across a beautiful portion of the Julian Alps, complete with dramatic peaks, gorges, meadows and forests. It's an enchanting spot and one that is sadly all too rare in contemporary Europe.

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Lake Bled & the Triglav National Park
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All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.