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Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Price: $129.00
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle
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After you board your comfortable coach at the pier, you are on your way to Postojna Cave, the queen of all caves, and the best-known cave in the world.

Upon arrival you will see for yourself 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 get to meet this underground kingdom's most famous inhabitant - the proteus (olm) - up close.

Experience the fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls. Marvel at the astonishing diversity of the karst features and have easy access to all of the main areas of the cave where you will soon understand why this is such a popular tourist destination, more than 36 million visitors 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 in the middle of a vertical 123-metre 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 directly at the entrance into the cave. During a siege that took place in the15th century, the castle provided a refuge for its best known and most notorious owner, Erazem of Predjama. The legend about 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
Shore Excursion Departs From
Cruise Port Terminal
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
None
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, seasonal clothing. Lightweight jacket or sweater for cave portion. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Restrictions
This tour involves extensive walking over uneven and cobbled surfaces. Surfaces in Postojna Cave may be wet and slippery due to underground condensation. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility.