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Bled Island

Lake Bled, Bled, Slovenia
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Bled
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Islands, Bodies of Water, Religious Sites
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Jonkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Lake Bled and its island crowned by a church shrouded in myth and history is perhaps the most iconic place of Slovenia, and for a reason. It really is a beautiful and tranquil place. However, to pay 6 Euro to enter the church and toll a bell; "a wishing bell" is a bit tasteless I think. If you are to... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Only accessible by boat. Lake Bled does not permit motor boats but the water taxis run regularly often struggling against the wind. We took a rowing boat from Hotel Toplice.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We sailed to it on a pletna, and arrived just in time to see a British wedding taking place on the island with some guests wearing kilts. Half an hour was plenty to see it as it's very small. We saw a couple of people swimming to the island, I'd have liked to try that myself but I'm not really... More

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful experience that can't be missed on your tour of Slovenia. Breath taking site regardless of the weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There was so much to see, and we took a boat ride out here for 12 Euros. You have 30 minutes to see everything (that's how long the boat stays, though there may be an option to stay longer and try to catch another boat if it isn't full - which is the trick). 30 min. is not enough time,... More

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Northern Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The city was interesting to tour. The traditional Slovenian Cream Cake was worth the trip. A small train ride around the lake gave one a quick look at the entire area. The trip to the island to visit the church was a little pricey but worth the money for a once in a lifetime visit.

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Rabat, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A great place to see just lovely and cannot fault it. Slovenia is beautiful but still young in tourism and hope it will get better in tine . But bled is an experience not to miss

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We rented a rowing boat for 3 hours and decided to row to the island. The island was very picturesque and is home to a church and shop selling gifts, coffee, cakes and ice cream. We stayed on the island for around 20 mins. Many people were visiting the island on the traditional pletna style boats. These boat trips seem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very pretty place. The boat ride to the island is very nice and done by someone rowing the boat. The boat can cost up to 10 to 12 Euro each. Once on the island there is a nice church and place to get gelato. It is basically a pretty place you see from shore, and a place to say you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We rented our own boat (10 euros total) and went over by ourselves and just docked the boat and walked around (we didn't pay to go into the church). If you have time it is a fun experience to row over and walk around the little island, but if you are sort on time, I would just take pictures of... More

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