Day trip

Škocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran

Activity provider: Slovenia Explorer
Day trip

Škocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran

Activity provider: Slovenia Explorer

From US$ 105.20 per person

Travel to the heart of the Karst region and explore the Škocjan UNESCO caves, an underground marvel. Visit the most charming town on the Slovenian coast.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the UNESCO heritage listed Škocjan Caves
  • Explore the majestic cave and underground river canyon
  • Enjoy the most picturesque town on the Slovenian Coast - Piran
Full description
Start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart to explore the Škocjan UNESCO caves and the charming coastal town of Piran, in an air-conditioned minivan. During your roughly 1-hour journey, admire rural Slovenia and enjoy interesting stories about Škocjan UNESCO caves that your guide describes. Take a 2-hour guided tour of the caves and explore multi-colored stalactites and stalagmites. The exceptional volume of the underground canyon is what distinguishes the Škocjan Caves from other caves and places and is easily placed among the most famous underground features in the world. The visit continues to Socerb Castle that offers breathtaking views of the Slovenian coast and Gulf of Trieste. The castle ruin is placed high up above the coastline at the very edge of the Karst Plateau and has been dominating that cliff since the Illyrian times. Continue to explore the coast of Slovenia and the most charming coastal town of Piran. You will soon realize that Piran is a town that is almost impossible not to fall in love with on your first visit. Walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares, and enjoy the breeze that blows from the sea. Your guide will tell you about the historical part of the town and show you the marvelous Venetian architecture. Take your time to enjoy a cup of coffee, gelato, or some good fresh food. After a well spent day, you will end the tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
  • Central Ljubljana pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees (Škocjan Caves €16-24 per person, and Piran City Wall €2 per person)
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Bus stop opposite City Hotel

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Important information

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  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

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Une journée simplement parfaite ! Tout d’accord, notre guide était extrêmement sympathique, souriant et drôle ! Il nous a enseigné de nombreuses choses tout au long de la journée sur la Slovénie. Ensuite, les temps de voyage en minibus sont très courts entre les arrêts. Seulement 45 minutes pour aller à la grotte, et encore moins de temps pour passer de la grotte à Piran. Pour le retour, il faut compter 1h15, ce qui n’est pas très long non plus. Et enfin, le plus important, les visites au programme sont fabuleuses ! La grotte de Skocjan, classée au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO, est éblouissante. Vous serez forcément émerveillé(e) par la grandeur de ses espaces souterrains. Et Piran… quelle belle ville ! Un charme fou dans ses ruelles étroites, et un bol d’air énorme avec l’air de la mer ! Pour finir, n’hésitez vraiment pas à faire cette expérience, vous ne le regretterez pas !

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March 21, 2023


Our guide was very kind, knowledgeable and very patient. He guided us incredibly throughout the trip and answered any questions that came up. The experience was very positive and easy going

September 6, 2022

June 28, 2022

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