The sheer joy of a Lakes & Mountains holiday to the Julian Alps – 5 things to expect

Lake Bled

Thinking about your next holiday away and looking to combine the beauty of some of Europe’s most spectacular mountain landscapes and beautiful lakes?

Available with our trusted partner and catering to different tastes, we are delighted to be able to offer both escorted and walking tours venturing to the Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Admiring this spectacular part of the main European continent, both expertly crafted itineraries feature fantastic excursions taking holidaymakers across borders to neighbouring Italy where they will be able to experience romantic Venice and Trieste, both iconic treasures of the Adriatic.

Taking inspiration from across these two excellent itineraries, here are 5 things to expect in this intriguing part of the world.

1. Stunning Lakes

Lake Bled Slovenia

Yes, a lakes and mountains holiday would not be complete without some impressive lakes and each holiday itinerary gives holidaymakers the chance to enjoy some of the world’s best known stretches of water.

Starting off with an incredible Slovenian icon, Lake Bled is perhaps Slovenia’s best known natural attraction and is undoubtedly a symbol of the country.

This serene Alpine lake has attracted visitors from across the world for centuries, all drawn by the lake’s mesmerising beauty.

Resting amongst the towering mountains of the Slovenian Alps, experiencing Lake Bled firsthand is simply a must for any holidaymaker with a real passion for travel.

Bled Castle

Sitting amongst all of this natural beauty, Bled Castle and the island-bound Church of Assumption are two of the most popular historical attractions in the entire country.

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Bled Castle is perfectly placed high above the lake, providing visitors with perfect views of the lake stretching off into the distance below.

Easily spotted thanks to its orange-tiled roof, this Slovenian landmark is an incredible place to experience during time spent at Lake Bled.

Scaling the heights up to the castle is well worth the effort. As well as the previously mentioned views, the castle, one of the oldest in Slovenia, is packed with historical features that have stood the test of time.


Not satisfied with a Slovenian icon, holidaymakers will also get the opportunity to cross over to Austria to experience the famous Alpine region of Carinthia.

Home to the country’s highest mountain – Grossglockner – the excursion will include three of the region’s scenic lakes – Faakersee, Ossiachersee, and Worthersee.

2. Hopping between countries

Lake Bled

During both available itineraries, holidaymakers will be given the chance to spend some time in Slovenia, Austria and Italy.

All iconic holiday destinations in their own right, different, key attractions found in this part of the world are placed relatively close together.

To make the most of your holiday time, each itinerary includes half-board accommodation in Italy and Slovenia.

3. Visiting gems of the Adriatic


The Venetian Republic, also known as La Serenissima, controlled much of the Adriatic coast centuries ago.

Remnants of this lost republic, the cities of Venice and Trieste are featured excursions.

Spending time in these deeply historic cities gives holidaymakers the chance to tick off some essential bucket-list destinations.

Often referred to as the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’, Venice is often cited as one of the romantic destinations on the planet.

Resting on hundreds of islands, Venice is packed with notable points of interest ranging from Doge’s Palace to Rialto Bridge.

Enjoying a walking tour, holidaymakers will be taking on a route showcasing some of the city’ best-known landmarks with an expert guide shedding light on the famous Italian city.


Once part of the Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire, the port of Trieste is home to a large public square, wonderfully decorated cathedral and a castle.

Resting along the coastline, Vittoria Light (lighthouse) is one of the tallest of its kind in the world, constructed in the 1920s.

4. Beautiful walking country

vintgar gorge

Holidaymakers opting to join the walking itinerary will be treated to three fantastic and varied walking journeys.

Expertly led, walking highlights include the pretty little town of Prosecco (famous for its namesake wine), a circular walk climbing to the village of Srednji Vrh and the tucked away Vintgar Gorge (pictured).

5. Jaw-dropping views

Kranjska Gora

As either tour travels throughout the three countries, the mountainous terrain characterised by huge valleys and memorable lakes will offer up some rewarding and jaw-dropping views.

This holiday will offer up plenty of opportunities for holidaymakers to perfect their photography skills.

Explore your preferred Julian Alps holiday

Browse – Walking – The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice and Trieste

Browse – The Slovenian Alps, Lake Bled, Trieste and Venice

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