Christmas On Lake Bled
5 nights. December 2022. From £1008.00.
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Spend a memorable Christmas in the delightful surroundings of Slovenia's lakes and mountains. In addition to the warmest of welcomes at a comfortable hotel, you'll enjoy a unique festive light show on the beautiful lake, and the chance to soak up the atmosphere of Ljubljana, Slovenia's exquisite riverside capital.
What's IncludedFive nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Hotel Lovec, Bled
Christmas lunch at the hotel
A full day excursion to Ljubljana
Traditional cake and tea on Christmas Eve after Midnight Mass
Return flights to Ljubljana or Venice
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsSoak up the festive atmosphere at Lake Bled
Visit Ljubljana, and browse the Christmas market
View the Legend of the Sunken Bell light show
Christmas Day lunch at your hotel
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Venice or Ljubljana and board the coach for the transfer to Lake Bled and your hotel. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy a welcome drink before dinner is served.
Day 2Today's included excursion is to the Slovene capital Ljubljana, a Baroque gem straddling the River Ljubljanica, with its walkways, elegant bridges and enchanting Old Town dressed for the festive season. Enjoy a guided introduction from your Tour Manager, then soak up the atmosphere of this delightful, laid back city. Explore its wonderful Christmas market, with stall holders selling craft-ware and local produce, and countless bars and cafes that are perfect for watching the world go by. Return to Bled and the hotel in time for dinner.
Day 3Get to know the wonderful lakeside resort town, ringed by forested hills and looking out across the lake to an offshore island crowned by its Gothic church. Wander the stalls of the Christmas market or perhaps join the optional walk up to famous Bled Castle, to enjoy a medieval show performed by the 'Lord' and his knights.This evening, Christmas celebrations begin. Following dinner, there's the chance to attend Midnight Mass, after which tea and cake is served at your hotel.
Day 4A wonderful day includes the chance to view the Legend of the Sunken Bell, a unique, not-to-be-missed theatrical performance set on - and under - the lake's waters. Enacted by divers, the show tells the tale of the island church's and its famous wishing bell. There'll also be the chance to view the Christmas crib and perhaps choose to take a horse and carriage ride along the lakeshore, or a gondola (pletna) to Bled Island to ring the bell. Christmas lunch will be served at the hotel.
Day 5Rest and relax after the festivities, or join our final excursion, and visit one of the world's most famous caves, the giant chasm at Postojna. At the caves guests will find a remarkable 'Living Nativity' staged in the wonderfully illuminated nether world of stalactites and stalagmites. You'll also visit historic Predjama Castle, magically built into a sheer cliff face, before returning to enjoy a last evening in Bled.
Day 6Bid farewell to magical Lake Bled and transfer back to the airport for your return flight. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Ljubljana, 3 hours from Venice.
European Christmas Closing TimesShops in Europe will generally be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Travelling to EuropeRules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though. Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names. Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date"). These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay. Visa - If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total. European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure. Border Control - At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required. Healthcare Cover - You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information. You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
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