Lipica Stud Farm & Škocjan Caves
Looking for something different? Tired of the usual sightseeing? In just seven hours, you can experience two of the most unique touring adventures in Slovenia. Spend the first part of your day at a historic manor among gorgeous white Lipizzan horses, which have been bred in this idyllic countryside since 1580. The second part of your Slovenian adventure takes place far underground in the Škocjan Caves, where gigantic stalactites and glass-like lakes create an other-worldly atmosphere.
Begin your two part tour in the lush Slovenian countryside at the famous Lipica Stud Farm. This is where Lipizzan horses were first bred by Archduke Charles II. The farm's historic manor, stable, and Lipikum Museum offer visitors a look into the glory and tradition of this long line of beloved horses. (They're so well loved by the Slovenian people that you can find a pair of Lipizzan horses on the local 20 cent Euro coin.) Stroll through the green meadows amid towering oak and chestnut trees of the Karst landscape and see the majestic white animals who are known for their rigorous training in the "high school" dressage movements, including "airs above the ground." Horse enthusiasts and animal lovers alike will be enchanted by these spectacular creatures.
Following your tour of the Lipica Stud Farm, it's time to take a walk below the surface of the Earth. Škocjan Caves is listed as a UNESCO natural and cultural World Heritage Site due to its geological significance. Not only are the caves home to one of the largest underground canyons in the world, they were also inhabited during prehistoric times, and due to their unique microclimatic conditions, an entire ecosystem has evolved within. The sheer size of the caves is awe-inspiring and not to be missed. Underground you will find water rapids, lakes, and a bridge that allows you to walk 40 meters above the canyon. The panoramic views will make your jaw drop. At the end of the Škocjan Caves tour, enjoy the open-air museum known as the Škocjan Caves Regional Park, where you can learn about the Karst region's unspoiled natural beauty and diverse cultural heritage.
If you want a Slovenia day tour like no other, book your ticket now. Spend a full day in the Karst countryside enjoying its flora, fauna, and geological treasures, and bring home countless remarkable memories. (Please note: this tour is not wheelchair accessible, and guests must be capable of walking for extended periods.)