Welcome to Karst Region

The Karst region (Kras in Slovenian; www.visitkras.info) is a limestone plateau stretching from the Gulf of Trieste to the Vipava Valley. Rivers, ponds and lakes can disappear and then resurface in the Karst’s porous limestone through sinkholes and funnels, often resulting in underground caverns like the caves at Škocjan and Postojna.Along with caves, the Karst is rich in olives, fruits, vineyards producing ruby-red... Read More

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$57.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Slovenian Coast and Karst Day Trip from Ljubljana

Begin with a pickup from your hotel in the capital. Then, learn about the history and culture of the places you’ll visit from your knowledgeable guide as you cruise through rural Slovenia in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Your first stop is the dramatic and imposing Predjama Castle, which has been perched in a gaping hole in the middle of a 400-foot (123-meter) cliffside for the last 700 years. Learn about the history of the castle, including its most famous resident: 15th-century Erazam, a knight that some refer to as a robber baron. From there, move on to Škocjan Caves, one of the largest Karst caves in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caves are considered one of the great natural wonders on the planet and are not to be missed. While there, enjoy some of the Karst region's prosciutto and a glass of local wine. Then it’s on to Lipica* to commune with the town’s famous residents: the white Lipizzaners, the famed horses from the Spanish riding school in Vienna. After cruising along Slovenia’s 28-mile (46-km) coast and passing the seaside towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz, stop in Piran. The charming coastal town boasts a warren of medieval lanes and intimate squares all snuggled right up to the Adriatic coastline. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal or go swimming in the ocean before hopping in the shuttle and heading back to your hotel in Ljubljana.*Note: the visit to the Lipizzaner horses in Lipica is not possible during winter (November to March) Horses are kept in the stables during the cold season and are not accessible to visitors during that time.

$116.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Excursion to Lipica Stud Farm and Skocjan Caves from Ljubljana

Your guide will meet you at the preferred departure location and escort you to the Lipica Stud Farm, one of the oldest stud farms in the world. In a unique natural environment, in the middle of fairy meadows and the shade of oak and chestnut trees, you will find beautiful white horses that will certainly enchant you. Taking a walk on the Stud Farm estate is like traveling through history. The old manor house and the gracefulness of the Lipizzan horse will take you back in time to when horse carriages were the most prominent way of transport. For more than 400-years, the tradition of breeding these white horses has been preserved in the center of the unique Karst landscape, which today represents one of the most beautiful natural and cultural monuments in Slovenia. On your trip, you will experience the world of the Lipizzan horse, walk through the stable and visit Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum dedicated to various aspects of the stud and the Lipizzan breed.You will then explore Škocjan Caves, a cave system in Slovenia which together with the underground stream of the Reka river represents the most important natural phenomenon of the Karst region and one of the largest underground canyons in the world. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves was entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. Its colorful underground world is adorned with giant stalactites, water rapids and beautiful lakes. On your trip, you will view the world’s largest underground canyon and walk across the bridge which is situated 131-feet (40-meters) above the underground river. The panoramic view at the exit of the cave will certainly leave you speechless. The final stop on your tour will take you to the Škocjan Caves Regional Park, which is like an open-air museum, is well-known for its ethnological, karstological, geological and archaeological monuments, as well as for its natural and cultural heritage. You can relax and stroll through the park, enjoying the unspoiled nature.

$116.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica Stud Farm and Skocjan Caves Day Trip from Rovinj

Your guide will meet you at the passenger terminal to escort you to the Lipica Stud Farm, one of the oldest stud farms in the world. In a unique natural environment, in the middle of fairy meadows and the shade of oak and chestnut trees, you will find beautiful white horses that will certainly enchant you. Taking a walk on the Stud Farm estate is like traveling through history. The old manor house and the gracefulness of the Lipizzan horse will take you back in time to when horse carriages were the most prominent way of transport. For more than 400-years, the tradition of breeding these white horses has been preserved in the center of the unique Karst landscape, which today represents one of the most beautiful natural and cultural monuments in Slovenia. On your trip, you will experience the world of the Lipizzan horse, walk through the stable and visit Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum dedicated to various aspects of the stud and the Lipizzan breed.You will then explore Škocjan Caves, a cave system in Slovenia which together with the underground stream of the Reka river represents the most important natural phenomenon of the Karst region and one of the largest underground canyons in the world. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves was entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. Its colorful underground world is adorned with giant stalactites, water rapids and beautiful lakes. On your trip, you will view the world’s largest underground canyon and walk across the bridge which is situated 131-feet (40-meters) above the underground river. The panoramic view at the exit of the cave will certainly leave you speechless. The final stop on your tour will take you to the Škocjan Caves Regional Park, which is like an open-air museum, is well-known for its ethnological, karstological, geological and archaeological monuments, as well as for its natural and cultural heritage. You can relax and stroll through the park, enjoying the unspoiled nature. Your tour will conclude at the passenger terminal.

$116.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica Stud Farm and Skocjan Caves Day Trip from Trieste

Your guide will meet you at the passenger terminal to escort you to the Lipica Stud Farm, one of the oldest stud farms in the world. In a unique natural environment, in the middle of fairy meadows and the shade of oak and chestnut trees, you will find beautiful white horses that will certainly enchant you. Taking a walk on the Stud Farm estate is like traveling through history. The old manor house and the gracefulness of the Lipizzan horse will take you back in time to when horse carriages were the most prominent way of transport. For more than 400-years, the tradition of breeding these white horses has been preserved in the center of the unique Karst landscape, which today represents one of the most beautiful natural and cultural monuments in Slovenia. On your trip, you will experience the world of the Lipizzan horse, walk through the stable and visit Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum dedicated to various aspects of the stud and the Lipizzan breed.You will then explore Škocjan Caves, a cave system in Slovenia which together with the underground stream of the Reka river represents the most important natural phenomenon of the Karst region and one of the largest underground canyons in the world. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves was entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. Its colorful underground world is adorned with giant stalactites, water rapids and beautiful lakes. On your trip, you will view the world’s largest underground canyon and walk across the bridge which is situated 131-feet (40-meters) above the underground river. The panoramic view at the exit of the cave will certainly leave you speechless. The final stop on your tour will take you to the Škocjan Caves Regional Park, which is like an open-air museum, is well-known for its ethnological, karstological, geological and archaeological monuments, as well as for its natural and cultural heritage. You can relax and stroll through the park, enjoying the unspoiled nature. Your tour will conclude at the passenger terminal.

$92.81 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica Stud Farm with Prosciutto and Wine Tasting - Day Trip from Ljubljana

Your excursion begins with a complimentary pick up from your hotel or alternative meeting point  when pick up isn't possible at the hotel. During the drive in a comfortable car/minivan your guide will share information and answer to your questions regarding Slovenia. Meanwhile you will enjoy in the drive through rural Slovenia. First head to Lipica stud farm, the cradle of Lipizzaners where you will be able to explore the grounds with a professional guide or on your own. On the guided tour you will learn about the history of this beautiful breed of horses, see the stables and enjoy in the peaceful Karst nature. Lipizzaners are best known for being bred in the time of empress Maria Theresa of Austria. These beautiful horses are usually white. Next, visit a local restaurant for some tasting. You can't visit Karst region and not try their mouthwatering Karst prosciutto and local red wine, called Teran. In this area, people have been salting and drying pork legs on the wooden racks for centuries. Karst prosciutto has a distinctive aroma and is less dry and less salty. At the tasting you will learn learn about traditional methods of drying Karst prosciutto and enjoy in a glass of traditional Teran wine. You will return back to Ljubljana full of wonderful memories. The tour will finish at the same place where it began.

$131.03 Day Trips & Excursions

UNESCO Skocjan Caves and Karst Wine and Food Day Trip from Ljubljana or Bled

Meet your guide at your Ljubljana accommodation at 9am for your 8-hour tour of the Skocjan Caves and the Karst region. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site caves, with their huge stalactites and stalagmites and massive, cathedral-like chambers. Travel to the Karst region of Slovenia, and enjoy a memorable special slow food experience in special atmosphere in a small village in the Upper Vipava Valley. Discover the farm hidden in the narrow streets of the village, which is protected as a monument of the cultural heritage. Taste a feast of dry meat and home-made cheese and sample local wines. Vegetarian options are available upon booking. At the conclusion of the experience, your vehicle will return you to your Ljubljana hotel.