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Address: Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia

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Hire your own boat

We hired our own boat for four people. Well worth it as we managed to negotiate two hours on the lake instead of one. Although when we returned the owner decided to go back on his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We hired our own boat for four people. Well worth it as we managed to negotiate two hours on the lake instead of one. Although when we returned the owner decided to go back on his word and renegotiate the price he had told us at the start. It's an easy row to the island and we took our own... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We rowed our own boat which was not very well looked after and the oars were uneven. (There are numerous places to rent a boat and we may not have chosen a good one.) Cost was 15 Euros for first hour then 8 for each additional hour. Then after getting to the island there is an art exhibition, church and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

One of the things to do is take a pletna, or gondola, to the island, walk up the 99 steps, and ring the bell in the church for good luck. Fun.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As with all pretty landmarks, it's magic is really in viewing it from a distance. Once you are in Bled, you do really have to do it though. There is nothing really to see apart from the church, steps, coffee shop and gift shop. As others have said, the guided boat gives you 30 minutes on the island. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We chose to row out there on our own -- it was fun and easy going there. However, the wind picked up for the ride back and that was a beast and took almost three times as long to get back. The island is small but pretty. The church on it is nice and you can ring the bell on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not worth it. Nothing much to see at the island and the boat fare is hefty in relation to a 30min stopover at the island.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can hire a row boat for 10EUR an hour or pay 12.50EUR per adult from one of many vendors to take you out there. We caught our boat from outside the information centre area. They start at around 10am in April, when we were there. Take about 5 minutes to get to the island, once there we were given... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A short boat ride from the shore the island houses a church and a museum which includes dolls dressed in national costumes of countries of the European Union. Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

To get there you will most likely hire a little rowing boat. Make sure to take this opportunity to take gorgeous pictures of the island from a distance, and you can also see the castle from there. The boat ride is very enjoyable! The island is even smaller than what it seems from a distance: there's nothing there besides of... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Charming chapel on a tiny island, row across in silence and enjoy an hour or two of perfect peace, nothing to dislike.

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