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From Ljubljana, Slovenian Coast and Karst Small-Group Day Trip

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. Continue 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.One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinnes World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff, and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem.Return to Ljubljana in early evening hours.

$85.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica and Slovenian Coast Tour from Ljubljana

Meet your guide at your hotel in Ljubljana before visiting Lipica and the Slovenian coast. Your first stop will be at Lipica, the cradle of the Lipizzaners. There you will have an option to see Lipica stud farm (own expense). Your trip will continue with a drive through a pretty fishing town of Izola, before your next stop at Piran. Stroll with your guide through the narrow streets of the old town and learn about its medieval-influenced architecture.  Take a break from the guided tour for lunch (own expense) and taste one of many traditional fish dishes, like the cuttlefish risotto. Next, spend some time relaxing next to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic or pop in for a calming swim.  A contrast to the historic city of Piran is Portorož, one of the most popular Slovene coastal resorts. To make the day complete you will have an opportunity to see the Sečovlje Salina Natural Park (own expense). On a way back to the starting point, you will have time to admire the small but very beautiful Slovenian coast and Slovenian sea.

$76.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lipica Stud Farm with Lipizzaner Show from Koper

The origin of Lipizzaner's takes back in Hapsburg dynasty, which was the first one, to present these horses to public, as there was a need for strong, cavalry horse. Lipica Stud Farm is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds. As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe.The Stud Farm in Lipica is truly amazing experience, with included tour of the stables of several hundred Lipizzaner horses, with presentation of the special Show by the Lipizzaner, that will make your visit most memorable. You will see the elegance and sophistication in every their move. You can visit the interactive museums, that will take you back to their anatomy and all the curious details.  

$137.39 Private & Custom Tours

Lipizzaner Stud Farm Szilvasvarad and Eger Town Private Tour

The breeding of the Lipizzaner horses in Hungary began in the early 1800s. Under the Austro Hungarian Empire it started much earlier, in the 1500s. The stud was transferred from its original birth place in Lipica to Mezohegyes in order to save the animals from the Napoleonic troops. Mezohegyes wasn't the ideal place for the horses, since it was plain land it was more favourable for agriculture produce, as a result horses started to gain weight and lost some of their physical sturdiness. A transfer was made to Transylvania to the mountainous region. Then because of the 1st World War they transferred the horses again, this time to Babolna for 40 years. In 1953 they finally got to the mountainous region of the Bukk, where they are today, located in the small town of Szilvasvarad. Finally the horses can be in the most similar environment to the original breeding place and the similar climate guarantee long-term preservation of the characteristics of this unique species.After your visit to the stud farm you will continue your journey to the Bukk Mountains and to Eger town to see its medieval castle, known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552. It is also home to the famous wine called Bull's blood, if you wish you will be able to visit a few vineries.After the full day tour your driver will transfer you back to your Budapest accommodation.

$103.10 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour to Lipica and Slovenian Coast from Ljubljana

Meet your guide at your hotel in Ljubljana before visiting Lipica and the Slovenian coast. Your first stop will be at Lipica, the cradle of the Lipizzaners. There you will have an option to see Lipica stud farm (own expense). Your trip will continue to a pretty fishing town of Izola, with a short sightseeing tour, before your next stop at Piran. Stroll with your guide through the narrow streets of the old town and learn about its medieval-influenced architecture.  Take a break from the guided tour for lunch (own expense) and taste one of many traditional fish dishes, like the cuttlefish risotto. Next, spend some time relaxing next to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic or pop in for a calming swim.  A contrast to the historic city of Piran is Portorož, one of the most popular Slovene coastal resorts. To make the day complete you will have an opportunity to see the Sečovlje Salina Natural Park (own expense). On a way back to the starting point, you will have time to admire the small but very beautiful Slovenian coast and Slovenian see.

$113.53 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica Stud Farm and Skocjan Caves Half Day Trip from Ljubljana

Small group approach with carefully planned time, where experienced local tour operator’s chauffeur guide will collect you at designated location for an informative hourly ride to inner Slovenia to start your unique karst experience.The Skocjan Caves are the most important underground phenomenon in the Karst and in 1986 were entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. The underground canyon of the river Reka that runs through the caves is so far the largest known in the World.The Skocjan Caves consist of eleven caves. The exceptional character of the caves is mainly in its dimensions to which visitors are not left indifferent. The enormous underground spaces achieve their maximum dimension in Martel's Hall, which reached 146 m in height and has a width of 120 m!. A colorful mix of enormous stalactites, collapsed ravines, river canyons, natural bridges and limestone pools are examples of outstanding natural beauty. To stand on the natural bridge with breathtaking sites and views and look at the big river disappearing underground on the bottom of the Great Valley, 160 meters below the surface, is both majestic and frightening.After leaving Tolkien's Mines of Moria you will definitely enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural environment of the Stud Farm of Lipica whose development is based on breeding thoroughbred horses – the Lipizzaners, white horses that have been bred at Lipica farm for more than 400 years. The adult Lipizzaner is characteristically white, but the foals are brown, reddish or grey; they turn white only after six to ten years.Take a guided tour of the stud farm and its estate and visit these magnificent horses in their stables. But the most impressive image for the most of the visitors will be the image of mares with foals at pastures.After a nice half day experience we will return back to Ljubljana.Drop off will be at same location as pick up.