Postojna
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From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

1. From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Postojna Cave, the queen of all caves, is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst (limestone) monuments. This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you get to meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant – the proteus (olm) – up close. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for the popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors (more than 36 million of them in over 200 years). The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. This picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious, and impregnable castle has been perched up in the middle of a vertical 123-meter high cliff for more than 800 years. Its romantic appeal is further emphasized by the idyllic Lokva River, which disappears into the underground world deep down below the castle. As the only preserved cave castle in Europe, the Predjama Castle offers a unique insight into the building techniques and resourcefulness of people in the Middle Ages, who were looking for and found a safe harbor for themselves right at the entrance of the cave. During a siege that took place in the 15th century, the castle provided a refuge for its best-known and most notorious owner – Erazem of Predjama. The legend of the courageous robber baron Erazem, who remained undefeated until one of his servants betrayed him, is still in people’s minds, inspiring and alluring as ever. It was this safe abode of his which helped the brave knight resist the besiegers without much difficulty for more than a year. Let your guide take you through these unforgettable sights for an ideal day excursion! 

From Koper: Private tour to Ljubljana & Postojna

2. From Koper: Private tour to Ljubljana & Postojna

After having been picked up from the port at Koper, you'll depart with your guide to explore the pretty and lively capital Ljubljana. On this private tour, you will walk along the medieval streets and know about the rich history, from Roman times to Art Nouveau. Cherish the charismatic old town with an interesting blend of different architectural styles and discover some of Ljubljana’s hidden monuments. Together with your tour guide you will stroll at a leisurely pace through the town and hear about the past stories of the town. Next, set out to reach the most enchanting wonder of Slovenia, the Postojna Cave by an electrical train. Explore the world-famous underground karst cave on this guided tour. Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave and discover this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Know about the engrossing world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Walkthrough the beautiful passages and chambers with spectacular drop stones, pillars, limestone curtains, and other unique natural phenomena. Your trusted English-speaking guide will assist you throughout, making sure you have a safe experience. Once done exploring the cave, return to the port 1.5 hours before departure.

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What people are saying about Postojna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Don't miss this tour - two incredible places in one day!

I went on this tour by myself as I am traveling alone in Trieste but my tour guide Dejan was right on time to pick me up at my hotel with my name printed on a sign. He was friendly and professional with a great sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable about the area. Our first stop was the Predjama Castle which was incredible. Dejan walked me to the entrance and helped me get my ticket then turned me loose in the castle. Be sure to keep track of the time (about) 45 minutes as the cave tour runs on a regular schedule. The Postjona Cave was incredible. Bring a light jacket as it gets chilly. You get to ride a train inside and get a guided tour after the train drops you off within the depths of the cave. Your guide is waiting for you after to drop you off back at the hotel. It was amazing! I cannot recommend enough!

Great trip!

The trip took about 6 hours. Our guide was great and tried very hard to ensure that we had a nice day. On the way he told us a lot about Slovenia, the culture, the landscape etc. Although he probably does the tour more often, you don't get the feeling that he is tired of the tourists. Very good English! In Predjama you get an audio guide, in Postoijna there are guided tours. Both caves are well worth seeing.

Both the cave and castle are stunningly beautiful and well worth a visit. If you had to choose between the Skógar cave and Lipica stud farm tour versus the Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle tour, it would be difficult as both are beautiful in their own ways; but I would take the castle tour over the horse farm tour. Do both if you have time!

Excellent Tour

Our driver, Nicola, was very accommodating. He picked us up at our hotel at the time he said he would be there. Our first stop was at the Castle where he left us on our own and told us not to rush. Then onto the Cave where he guided us to the English speaking tour. He met up with us after the tour. He did a great job.

Really special experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of extra information about Slovenia too. Thank you!