Postojna Cave with Train Ride and Predjama Castle Tour

A unique karst experience of the underground world, a forest of limestone mother nature sculptured. You drive into the cave by a special little train like no where else in the World and then proceed on foot under a guide.

You visit the impregnable Predjama Castle that reigns perched high up a vertical cliff.

What's Included?

• Transport
• English speaking chauffeur guide
• Entrance fee to Postojna Cave
• Entrance fee to Predjama Castle

Duration

5 hours

Destination Covered

Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Best Suited

All
One cannot visit Slovenia without visiting Postonja Cave. The Pivka river has been carving the cave for 2 million years. The water level has changed over time, so a beautiful "multi-level" cave filled with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, curtains and other gorgeous shapes was gradually created as the water was leaving layers of limestone behind.

Postojna Cave is the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with as much as 24 km of fantastic webs of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls. The first visitors supposedly came to the cave as early as the 13th century, but the most beautiful parts of the cave were discovered in 1818.

You enter the cave by train. The train ride takes about 10 minutes, and then you continue on foot. Walk up the Great Mountain (Calvary) which is an underground hall formed from the collapse of the ceiling. Stroll under the needle-thin transparent tubes hanging from the ceiling in Hall of Tubes. Admire the White Hall of pure white stalactites and the reddish coloured Red Room. From under the Russian Bridge you will reach The Concert Hall from where you can see the amazing white Brilliant – a truly breathtaking sight.

The cave itself is rather peaceful and completely dark without lights. Despite that, around 100 animal species live in the cave! The main attraction is, of course, the proteus, which was at first mistaken for a baby dragon.

Not only England, but Slovenia too has its own Robin Hood: Erazem of Predjama Castle was a headstrong and rebellious “robber baron” who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

You will probably be a little tired after the walk through the cave. Take a break on the terrace of the country inn in front of the defiant, mysterious Predjama Castle and enjoy its stunning views. The castle is built as an impregnable redoubt, placed in the gaping mouth of a cavern halfway up a 123 m cliff. The castle holds great features – holes in the ceiling of the entrance tower for pouring boiling oil on intruders, deep and dank dungeons, and an eerie hiding place at the top called Erazem's Nook.
Tour operates daily from Central Ljubljana (Morning tour starts at 8:00, Afternoon tour starts at 13:45).

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Reviews & References

Juress
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I've been on this tour couple of months ago and it was great! The people from ljubljana.today were extremely nice and everything went smooth. I especially liked lake Bled and the castle above it. Predjama castle which is built into a cave which is truly something and is a must see. And the beauty of Kozjak waterfall hidden in the woods was almost surreal. Amazing experience! I highly reccomend it.

Sep 19, 2016