1. Italy
  2. Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  3. Postojna
  4. Predjama Castle

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle: Excursion from Trieste

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Visit Postojna Cave, the best-known cave in the world, and Predjama Castle, the only preserved cave castle in Europe.
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Duration 5 hours
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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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

For Cruise Passengers the tour departs from Cruise Passenger Terminal in Trieste, Italy.

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