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From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

1. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Tour

Admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave! Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, go with your guide to the Postojna Caves and uncovers the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian known as the blind salamanders or referred to locally as “human fish”. Explore this enthralling underground world, while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

2. Ljubljana: Slovenia Day Tour to Bled, Postojna, and Predjama

You will start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart for Lake Bled in an air-conditioned minivan. On the 1-hour journey, you can admire rural Slovenia and listen as your guide describes the glacier-formed lake and the legends that surround Bled Island, the church-topped islet in its center. On arrival, you can drink in the views of the lake and towering mountains, and gaze up at medieval Bled Castle, the fortress perched high on a cliff above the water. Then, you will ride a two-oared pletna to the island and enjoy free time to explore, visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary or sample some scrumptious potica at the island cafe. Next, you will be driven up to Bled Castle and can delve inside the red-turreted fortress. Absorb the bird's-eye views of the lakes from the walls and visit the museum to chart the castle’s story from its roots in the 11th century. You will then return to the lakeside for free time to walk around, and if you wish, sample a local specialty, kremšnita vanilla cream cake. Then, after a break for lunch, travel onward to your next stop, Predjama Castle. You can marvel at this remarkable cliffside castle and hear how it was extended through the centuries after being built in 1202. Then, you can choose either to explore its stairways and chambers on your own, or with a guide. Lastly, you will continue to nearby Postojna Cave, Slovenia’s most-visited tourist attraction. Ride the mini-train into the depths of this subterranean network and then follow a guide through its eerie caverns. Ogle the bizarre stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations and hear tales of how the caves were created and the rare amphibians that live in its underground rivers — the blind salamanders known as 'human fish.' Then, return to your minivan and end your tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.

Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Half-Day Tour

3. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Half-Day Tour

On the afternoon of your tour, you will meet your guide at your hotel in central Ljubljana. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide you will set off in an air-conditioned minivan for Predjama Castle, located roughly 1-hour away in the historical region of Inner Carniola. As you travel, hear how the castle sits 400 feet (123 meters) above ground on a cliff. On arrival, choose to tour the fortress either with your guide or independently. Explore the chambers, linked by winding staircases, and marvel at the collection of historical artifacts, from antique armaments to old artworks and furnishings. Learn of the infamous rebel knight, Erazem of Predjama, who lived here in the 15th century, and hear about the tunnel of Erazem, the secret passage used when the castle was besieged. After around an hour, continue to Postojna Cave, roughly 15-minutes away. Part of one of the Slovenian Karst region’s many cave systems, Postojna Cave is Slovenia’s most-visited tourist attraction and the largest cave in the country. Board the mini-train and travel into the depths of the 13-mile network, and then, with one of the cave's guides, set off on foot to explore its eerie caverns. Admire the otherworldly stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations, and discover how the caves were created. Hear, too, how the cave is home to some 100 different animal species, including the blind salamanders, known as ‘human fish,’ that live in its underground rivers. Following your 1.5-hour tour, head back above ground and travel back to Ljubljana, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

4. 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 Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Trip with Tickets

5. From Ljubljana: Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Trip with Tickets

Discover 2 of Slovenia's best natural attractions with a guide. Visit the charming town of Bled with its stunning lake and marvel at the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave. Meet your guide at your hotel in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for 2 of Slovenia’s most enchanting natural wonders, Lake Bled and Postojna Cave. First, visit the charming resort town of Bled with its breathtaking lake. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the best sites with your guide. Take a trip on the emerald green waters of Lake Bled in one of the traditional 'Pletna' boats to discover Slovenia's only island and see if ringing the church bell grants your wishes. Then, enjoy a pleasant stroll around the lake, climb up to the mysterious Bled Castle, or treat yourself to a piece (or 2) of delicious Bled cream cake. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the second natural wonder, Postojna Cave. Enter a mysterious world of underground passages, caverns, and great halls, decorated with dripstones, translucent curtains, and pillars in fascinating shapes and colors. Return into the daylight and discover the astonishing Predjama Castle, the seat of the robber knight Erasmus. Learn about its history from your guide and admire views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Zagreb: Day Trip Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, & Ljubljana

6. Zagreb: Day Trip Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, & Ljubljana

Make the most of your time in Zagreb with a private day trip. Ride an electric train through Postojna Cave, learn about the history of Predjama Castle, and spend some time exploring the largest city of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Be picked up from your accommodation by your guide. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the scenic ride through the countryside on the way to Postojna Cave. Admire the impressive stalagmites and stalactites formations and ride on an electric tourist train through the tunnels.  See a cave-dwelling aquatic salamander at the conservation aquarium in the cave before heading to Predjama castle. Capture some pictures of this Renaissance castle which stands at the mouth of a cave. Hear about the history of this castle and take a stroll through its hidden passages.  Continue to the capital city of Ljubljana. Follow your guide on a walking tour and take some free time to explore more or do some shopping at one of the boutiques. Return to your accommodations in Zagreb.

From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

7. From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Enjoy a 5-hour guided tour to the incredible Postojna Cave with a photo stop at the largest cave castle in the world, Predjama Castle. Explore the extensive Postojna cave system with cave passages over 20 kilometers (12 miles) in length on an unforgettable underground train ride.  The Postojna Cave system is the largest known cave system in the country and the second-largest accessible to visitors in the world. Postojna Caves lie under the slopes of a broad karstic limestone plateau on the eastern fringes of the Postojna basin and offer a unique opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that lives in the cave. Just ten minutes far away from Postojna caves is Predjama castle, another jewel of the Karst region. Predjama Castle pressed into a huge cavern hollowed out of the high, flat rock face, above the karstic swallow hole of the Lokva stream. The castle boasts as the largest cave castle in the world. It is a truly unique sight and will make for an unforgettable sight, not to mention a great photo opportunity.

From Ljubljana: Private Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Trip

8. From Ljubljana: Private Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle Trip

Meet your guide in central Ljubljana and settle into your ride as you set out for two of Slovenia’s most enchanting wonders, Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves. First, admire the stalagmites inside Postojna Cave and uncover the fascinating world of an unusual amphibian, the blind salamander. You'll explore this enthralling underground world while your guide explains the geologic forces that created them. Next, head to the Predjama Castle, a storybook-worthy castle wedged beneath a dramatic stone archway and against a cliff. Admire the unique Renaissance architecture of the castle located in the historical region of Inner Carniola. From the castle, enjoy views of lush, rural Slovenia. After that, sit back and relax on your ride back to Ljubljana.

Ljubljana: Private Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Tour

9. Ljubljana: Private Postojna Cave & Lake Bled Tour

Take a day to experience two of Slovenia's best attractions. Explore the mysterious underground passages of Postojna Cave and travel to the magical Lake Bled. Discover Slovenia's only island as you sail across the emerald waters of Lake Bled in a traditional 'pletna' boat. Explore the island, climb up to Bled Castle, check out the charming little church and ring the magical wishing bell. Explore the dark passageways of Postojna Cave and see fascinating rock formations, caverns, and great halls. Come face to face with the castle of the robber-knight Erasmus as you emerge back into daylight.

Skocjan Caves, Piran & Predjama Castle: Self Drive Trip

10. Skocjan Caves, Piran & Predjama Castle: Self Drive Trip

Enjoy the freedom of a self drive tour. Visit the UNESCO Skocjan Caves, the most important natural heritage site in Slovenia. Take a short drive to Lipica stud farm, a world-famous cradle of the dancing white horses. Get the opportunity to sample the protected air-cured ham “pršut” and teran wine, along with other local delicacies. Travel along the Adriatic coast, to the charming town of Piran. Make a stop at the Predjama castle, a world-famous monument to human ingenuity and resistance. Marvel at the majestic underground canyon system on a 2-hour guided walking tour, that takes you deep into the bosom of Karst to admire the strength of running water. Get additional options in the itinerary, with a wide range of sites and activities in the area. Visit the oldest European Stud Farm, before heading to the idyllic village of Predjama to discover a castle, perched in the middle of a high cliff for over 800 years, famous for its dramatic appearance and setting in the gaping mouth of a cavern halfway up a hillside. Go through a maze of stairs, halls, chambers, and other constructional marvels of medieval craftsmanship. Discover an old town built on salt, sitting on a scenic peninsula. Wander through its medieval web of narrow streets and tiny romantic squares.

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What people are saying about Predjama Castle

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 257 reviews

Our expat driver and guide, Matt, was truly an excellent guide with solid Slovenian cultural and historic information. It was a great break from driving ourselves out of Trieste to the Predjama Castle and cave. We are really happy with the tour as it made the visits so easy and manageable.

Very professional and on time. Love our guide Eva. She values what we think and never intrusive. She has wide knowledge and has always explained to us sites and made sure we are aware of What to expect during the tour. Thanks for the wonderful time

It was smooth. The guide/driver is very professional from pick up time to drop off, not to mention, he is very knowledgeable and engaging.

We had a very informative guide who showed us the Slovenian country.

amazing places amazing tours and an amazing guide, perfect