Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle
Price: $169.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural,
Shore Excursion Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing warm, comfortable clothing, and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
RestrictionsPostojna Cave is accessible for manual wheelchairs only. Predjama Castle is wheelchair accessible only from the outside.
Tour Details

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Postojna Cave, the monarch of all caves, is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the most significant tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world's most massive karst monuments; it is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you get to meet the underground kingdom's most famous inhabitant, the Proteus (olm). A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are indeed the key reason for such popularity of the cave over the last 200 years (more than 36 million visitors).

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 up 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 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 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 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.

Please Note: All guests are required to bring their passports with them as they will be crossing the Croatian/Slovenian border during this tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural,
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing warm, comfortable clothing, and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions
Postojna Cave is accessible for manual wheelchairs only. Predjama Castle is wheelchair accessible only from the outside.
4 Stars4.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fantastic Day!
November 03, 2019
Our tour guide was wonderful with excellent English. We started with the Castle which is just incredible. The views in the valley of the castle built into the mountainside are just incredible. Then we were off to the Caves and that was also amazing. (wear a light coat or sweatshirt). The company is a delight to work with and everything was handled professionally. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Anna
5 Stars
Delays at the boarder
August 03, 2019
It is really hard to submit this review because the Castle inside the cave was amazing! Unfortunately due to the time it took to cross the boarder into Slavina (roughly 3 hours) we could only do one of the highlights and we chose the Castle. The delay wasn’t caused by the tour operator but I am giving the excursion 3 stars because maybe the shore excursion is too ambitious for the amount of time available.
Reviewer: Tonya Hodgson
3 Stars