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From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

4.7 / 5

41 reviews

From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

From US$ 132.73 per person

Visit Postojna Cave, the best-known cave in the world, and Predjama Castle, the only preserved cave castle in Europe.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
For Hotel guests the departure location is flexible.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the best-known cave in the world
  • Take a ride on the underground electric train
  • Meet the most famous inhabitant of the cave - the proteus
  • Learn about the history of the only preserved cave castle in Europe
Full description
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! 
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Postojna Cave entrance fee
  • Predjama Castle entrance fee
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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.

October 19, 2019

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!

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September 20, 2019

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!

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June 14, 2019

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