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Lake Bled Tour

Lake Bled Tour Packages
Country: Slovenia
City: Ljubljana
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Family Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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A boat ride with ‘Pletna’ – a traditional boat made by the locals, is among the must-do things when visiting Bled. Not only because of the authentic boat experience but because it's a true journey back in time. Standing paddlers will take you to the island with 99 stone steps on the way to the Assumption of Mary church and the fortune bell. Make sure not to miss the Bled cream cake, the delicious local dessert famous all around Slovenia, before leaving town and continuing to yet another beautiful sight.

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With its bluish-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, water-sports, and canyoning possibilities.

The lake is of mixed glacial and tectonic origin. It is 2,120 m (6,960 ft) long and 1,380 m (4,530 ft) wide, with a maximum depth of 29.5 m (97 ft), and it has a small island. The lake lies in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests. Medieval Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore and has a museum. The Zaka Valley lies at the west end of the lake.

The lake surrounds Bled Island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, built in its current form near the end of the 17th century, and decorated with remains of Gothic frescos from around 1470 in the presbyterium and rich Baroque equipment.

The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a Baroque stairway dating from 1655 with 99 stone steps leading up to the building. The church is frequently visited and weddings are held there regularly. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.

The area's culinary specialty, a cream pastry, was designated a protected dish of designated origin in 2016 by the Slovene government.

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