Postojna cave and Predjama castle
Postojna cave and Predjama castle
FROM ONLY115 €
A private tour to Postojna caves and Predjama Castle from Koper in luxury mini-van. Price based on number of persons traveling. Save up to 40% vs Cruise Line tour price. Entrance fees included.
Shore excursion from Koper or Trieste will take you to experience two of the world most famous attractions in Slovenia , the Postojna caves and Predjama Castle. If there is something not to be missed in Slovenia definitely those are the Postojna caves. Discover the underground world of Postojna caves. Enter the best known cave in the world with numerous tunnels, passages, galieries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adveturous train ride its easy and fun. The most visited tourist cave in Europe is a place where the proteus or olm offspring are once again hatching. The cave railway has been operating at the cave for 140 years. Postojna Cave is the only karst cave with a railway, which was built more than 140 years ago. The unique tourist train will take you to the underground network of karst corridors, galleries and halls. During an hour-and-a-half-long guided tour, you will learn about all of the most important karst features: the largest, 16-metre-high stalagmite known as the Skyscraper, the crystal white symbol of Postojna Cave – the Brilliant, the oldest underground post office in the world and the most famous underground animal – the olm or the human fish. A few miles away you can find one of the most scenic castles in the world the Predjama castle. Predjama Castle is located in the vicinity of the Postojna Cave and is the largest cave castle in the world. For over 800 years it has been guarding a rock face, 123 metres high. Mysterious underground tunnels connect it with the cave directly beneath. The castle, which has also been a film location, offered refuge to its legendary owner Erazem Predjamski in the 15th century. This robber knight resisted a siege for over a year in his castle with its incredible appearance and location. Nesting on a vertical cliff it enjoys a striking setting and with numerous legends linked with the castle it makes a perfect photo stop.
Departure: by agreement Duration: approx. 5 hours
- 200 euro/person for a group of two
- 155 euro/person for a group of three
- 135 euro/person for a group of four
- 115 euro/person for a group of six or more
Includes entrance fees to Postojna cave and Predjama castle, local guide in Postojna caves, Open air etno museum visit, orientational walk of Predjama castle, roundtrip transportation, English speaking guide/driver, VAT and insurance.
Dear Andrej and Jernej,
Thank you for your nice tour arrangement and guidance.
We have experienced so much fun with Postojna Jama, Trieste and Jerenej’s passionate talking.
How beautiful Slovenian country and people lives there!
I hope to see you in Japan.
Tamio V, Atsugi, Japan
Hi we had a memorable day. Thanks for your help.
Mark Humfrey, UK
“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!
Josephine, California, USA
We arranged for a tour of the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle from Trieste, as part of a trip with our 12 year old grandson. Our hotel had mentioned Slovenia4Seasons as a way to get to the Slovenian attractions. First contact was through email. Andrej was quickly responsive and we arranged a tour only 3 days before our schedule. Jernej picked us up right on time. Mini van very comfortable. We got to the caves at opening so it was very uncrowded. The cave tours are by train/walking and by language group, so Jernej left us a the English point, and met us afterward. The caves are remarkable. We continued with a personal tour of the castle which is also unique- built into the Karst above another cave and underground river. Following the caves we stopped (our request) for a nice lunch in the Postojna area. As a plus, Jernej drove us on the "back roads" to Trieste, so we could see the fields where the Lipizzaner Horses are kept. These are the famous horses of the Austrian "Spanish School" that perform in Vienna. About 50 mares were in the field. They came to the fence and interacted with us, then were called to stable by a handler and they ran off. It was an awesome sight. Great end to a great day. Certainly one of the highlights of our two week trip. Jernej gave us a fascinating history of Slovenia and answered many of our questions about how the country has interacted with empires/regimes over the centuries and now has Independence since 1991. We thoroughly enjoyed his facts and insight about Slovenia. Feels like we were there for one week, rather than a day from what we learned. Slovenia4Seasons seems to be a small company that offers very personal service from entrepreneurial folks who are interested in pleasing. We were never rushed or hurried and I can't think of any way the day could have been better. I highly recommend them if you are interested in visiting and learning about Slovenia.
Phil H, USA
In my last trip to Europe in December 2015/January 2016, I wanted to visit Slovenia from Trieste, Italy, and I started looking for day tours. One of the agencies I found was Slovenia 4 Seasons, which offered a really good deal for a customized tour for visiting Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, and Lake Bled. At first, I was in doubt if I should hire them or not, because the price was more than 100 EUR lower than the most expensive agency, but I took my chances. What I can say is that it was a really great tour and Andrej Vatovec, one of the owners, was a fantastic guide. He is very kind, arrived at the hotel exactly at the agreed time, and made my tour a really pleasant one. I totally recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons!!!
Nelson Uto, Brazil
Facing a rainy day, we decided to hire Slovenia 4 Seasons to take us on a tour of the Cave & Castle. We called him the night before and he was friendly and willing to escort our family of 6 despite the short notice and the holiday. We enjoyed our day immensely, and count it as one of the best days of our 3-week trip to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Friendly, extremely knowledgeable and English-speaking. We would definitely hire Slovenia 4 Seasons again.
Davis Family, USA