Skocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran

Cultural & Theme Tours in Slovenia

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Feel like a real explorer and travel with us to the heart of the Karst region and explore the Škocjan UNESCO caves, an underground marvel and the largest known underground canyon in the world.The beauty of the caves is enhanced by multi-coloured stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes including curtains and limestone pools. Walking through the cave you will enjoy many waterfalls and underground halls.In the afternoon part of the visit you will enjoy the scenic ride to the most charming town on the Slovenian coast – Piran.  A walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares will take you back to the medieval times. Take your time to enjoy the breeze that blows from the sea and to admire the main square named after a famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini. You will certainly enjoy the small-town ideal to wander around for a coffee, cake, gelato or some good fresh seafood.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Skocjan Caves Park, Divaca, Slovenian Littoral RegionStart your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Ljubljana hotel, and depart to explore the Škocjan UNESCO caves and a charming coastal town 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.Duration: 1 dayStop At: The Socerb Castle, Crni Kal, Slovenian Littoral RegionThe 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.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Piran Town Walls, Piran, Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral RegionContinue to explore the coast of Slovenia and the most charming coastal town 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 spend day we will end the tour in Ljubljana, with a drop-off at your hotel.Duration: 1 day

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guides
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Skocjan Caves Park
  • Entry/Admission - Piran Town Walls

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks