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Visit Slovenia’s iconic attractions during a small-group guided day trip, departing from central Ljubljana. Slovenia’s abundance of beauty is seen from capital to coast. On this voyage you will see the cliffside Predjama Castle and then cruise to the karst region to admire the Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Lipica and observe the elegance of Slovenia’s Lipizzaner horses. Stop in the medieval coastal village, Piran, known for tasty local seafood specialties and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Predjama Castle, Škocjan Caves and Piran day trip from Ljubljana
  • Visit imposing Predjama Castle, perched in the middle of a 400-foot (123-meter) cliff
  • Descend into beautiful Škocjan Caves, one of the largest Karst caves in Europe
  • Cruise along Slovenia’s coastline, gawking at the seaside villages that dot the shore
  • Hangout in Piran, a handsome medieval town on the Adriatic Sea
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to eight people

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What You Can Expect

Slovenian Coast and Karst Region Day Trip from Ljubljana

Admire the beautiful Škocjan Caves

Meet your professional guide at your central Ljubljana hotel and board an air-conditioned vehicle for a pleasurable tour of Slovenia. Experience the rich history of this region as you cruise the countryside towards Predjama Castle.

As you approach the cliffside where the castle is nestled, learn how this architectural marvel was built 700 years ago. Plus, hear the famous story of Erazem, who took hold of the castle in the 15th century and used a private corridor to collect supplies while defending the castle.

Next cruise about 40 minutes to visit one of the natural treasures of the planet, Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Listen as your guide explains why this underground canyon is a one of few natural phenomena in the world. Before continuing on, stop for break and savor some local prosciutto paired with a glass of Slovenian wine.

Now, continue to charming Lipica and delve into an equestrian experience. Visit the famous white Lipizzaners and gain insight into the oldest European stud farm producing the oldest cultural horse breeds.

From here, it’s 28 green miles to the coast and Piran. Wander the cobblestone streets of this medieval village and discover its alluring squares and coastal vantage points. Pick a restaurant in town and enjoy local fish specialties (own expense) or grab a swim in the sapphire blue Adriatic Sea. Dry off and buckle up for a ride back to your hotel Ljubljana.

Customer Reviews

Daniel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The second must-do trip if you're visiting Slovenia the first one being the tour of the lakes. Really glad we chose to go to Skocjan Caves rather than Postojna Caves, as although I'm sure the latter is great too, the remoteness and scale of the former is mind-blowing! The stop at the castle was nice for getting pretty pictures, likewise the opportunity to see the horses. I could have easily spend half a day strolling around Piran, but the time allocated still proved to be enough to enjoy the highlights. Loved it!

kirkpatrickmc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was very informative, interesting and made a real effort to make this trip enjoyable! I would highly rrecommend this trip!

joancmohler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a trip not to be missed. From the start, our guide Luka, Was terrific. Predjama Castle, Skocjan Caves, the wine tasting afterwards. Thwn on to the Lipica stud farm where we saw the beautiful mares and their foals. And it wasn't over yet.The seaside town of Piran was breathtaking/ Highly recommend this tour.

Kerry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

loved Slovenia and loved this tour starting with our trip to the Predjarmski Grad Castle then the 2 hour tour of the Skocjanske Jame Caves part of the largest underground cave system in Europe the off to see the Lipisan Horse stud .. Cheese and Wine tasting and then off the the Coast for a late lunch
Thoroughly enjoyable tour .highly recommend

Amanda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

One of the best tours I have ever been on! Extremely good price considering all the amazing activities we got to do and the beautiful places we saw all within one day. Our guide, Mathias Berloi, was superb. He knows so much about Slovenian history, is very charismatic, and made sure we all had a great time. I never felt rushed, unlike other tours that hurry to get you back in the van. The trip was perfectly planned. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys the adventures of mountains and caves, the deliciousness of Slovenian food and wine, and the peacefulness of the Adriatic Sea. Thank you, Mathias!

Julie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and Darja was an excellent guide. Lots of variety in the tour. Cave was spectacular. Stop for wine and ham relaxing. We had plenty of time to enjoy Piran for meal and swim.

cherigreen10

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great trip well informed organised and friendly guide Eva. She was great. Competent diver well informed and could answer any questions about country culture etc not related to specific tour. Where she was not guiding she always brirfed us fully. Great trip. Skocjan is a must see. Trip offered more than expected. Wonderful day with great co- travellers and super guide. Highly recommended. Would be good to have one more hour in Piran. I remained over night as I wanted to seem more but 2- 4 hours is actually plenty depending on season. A meal a boat ride a swim and a walk to the castle. Then unless you like holiday crowds that enough.

Marios K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was nice, it went to a lot of great places. The tour guide was an excellent driver and she really was a great person. I would recommend it to friends.

brock

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an amazing day. Our guide Mat was wonderful.

Lawrence S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Adarinana our guide was terrific. The trip included a castle, white horses, a lovely roadhouse with interesting wines and the opportunity to see three countries on the sea between Croatia and Italy.

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