Piran: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Piran: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

From US$ 112.92 per person

A double-up geographical and historical experience beginning with the Postojna Cave, one of the best-known caves in the world, before concluding with Predjama Castle, the only preserved cave castle in Europe.

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Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the best-known caves 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
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Your tour will begin with Postojna Cave, one of the best-known caves in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you can 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. From here the tour extends to the Predjama Castle which 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 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 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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Postojna Cave entrance fee
  • Predjama Castle entrance fee
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks

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Must see in Slowenia!

It was a great trip with a fantastic, very simpatico tour guide. My teenage son and I were picked up in Piran and during the tour to the caves he told us a lot of very interesting facts about Slovenia. Mauritio if youŕe reading this, kind regards to you from Graz! The caves were really amazing and the cave castle too! But you have to wear warm clothes when you go into the the caves.

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September 13, 2018

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