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Ljubljana & Postojna cave from Zagreb

Visit Slovenia’s charming capital and two of the country’s most iconic landmarks
From
Zagreb
Price
From 225€/person
Duration
~ 12 hours
Start time
8:00
Schedule
Every day
World-famous Postojna Cave
Guiness record Predjama Castle
Unique Slovenian Karst
Prešeren Square, the main square in Ljubljana
Congress Square, meeting point of culture, history, and education
Ljubljana’s historical old town
Central market, one of the largest markets in Europe
Ljubljana city center
Ljubljana city center
Ljubljna from above
Ljubljna from above
Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave
Ljubljanica river
Ljubljanica river
Ljubljana city center
Ljubljna from above
Postojna Cave
Ljubljanica river

Included in price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation
All parking fees and toll charges

Optional Extras

Postojna Cave entrance fee
Predjama Castle entrance fee
Boat ride on Ljubljanica River
Ljubljana Castle ticket with funicular ride
Ljubljana Castle funicular ride
Pickup / drop-off at your location in Zagreb

Important for the tour

Difficulty: Moderate (1.5km walking through Postojna Cave + around 200 steps in Predjama Castle)
The temperature in the cave is 10C, so make sure you are dressed properly
Please bring your passport
Snacks and beverages are not included
Shared group trip of max 8 people
Private tour available with extra charge
Minimum number of guests applies
The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge

Summer Itinerary

Day What we will do
8.00 am Departure from Zagreb
10.30-11.30 am Predjama Castle
12.00-1.30 pm Postojna Cave
1.30-2.30 pm lunch break
3.00-5.30 pm Ljubljana Guided Tour
7.30 pm Return to Zagreb

Your first stop of the day will be at a manmade wonder -Predjama Castle. This one literally translates to “pre-cave castle”, because it’s perched at the mouth of a cave within a giant cliff. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Predjama Castle is the largest of its kind in the world. This medieval masterpiece was home to Slovenia’s Robin Hood, Erasmus of Lueg, a 15th century robber baron who constructed a network of underground tunnels to help supply the castle in times of sieges.

Travelling the Slovenian Karst, your next stop will be Postojna Cave. This natural wonder is famous for its unbelievably beautiful cave formations in the form of dripstones, underground halls and passages. People have been visiting Postojna Cave for over 200 hundred years, making it one of the oldest show caves with the world’s first underground railway. On entering the cave, you will board a little train that takes you deep into this magnificent subterranean spectacle. You then proceed to explore the cave’s miracles on foot. Postojna Cave is also home to a species called proteus, an indigenous creature also known as the human fish and lovingly dubbed the “baby dragon”.

The afternoon will be reserved for Ljubljana, one of Europe’s smallest capitals, a beautiful vibrant city that you will fall in love with instantly. Declared the Green Capital of Europe in 2016, Ljubljana’s centre is restricted to traffic, which makes strolling down its cobbled streets incredibly enjoyable. The Old Town is adorned by Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, including the stunning creations by the internationally acclaimed architect Jože Plečnik, who embellished this subalpine gem with the fascinating Triple Bridge, a covered riverside marketplace and even pyramids. Ljubljana is steeped with history stretching back to Roman times. Its strategic trading position has contributed to the city’s colourful diversity for centuries. Present-day Ljubljana will enchant you with its rich cultural heritage and laidback character on every step of your guided tour, giving you a taste of Slovenia in a nutshell.

Location

Frequently asked questions

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Zagreb is the bus station. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that at a surcharge.

You have the option of both. We have a time slot reserved for lunch on each tour, always somewhere with (usually local) restaurants handy. That said, you can always pack your own picnic lunch and eat it wherever and whenever you like. This might sometimes even save time in order to fit a bit of extra sightseeing into your day.

The best thing about our day trips is that they can be tailored to your own level of fitness. Most of the tours are designed with different activities available, so the choice is entirely yours. Please consult the difficulty section under a specific day trip to see what the difficulty level of the tour and particular activity is.

Don’t worry. Our day trips are planned with everyone in mind. If you find an entrance fee too expensive, or you are unsure if you are willing to spend so much of your budget on entrance fees, our guides will always have some free alternatives ready for you. From taking a short hike and finding that perfect photo opportunity, to relaxing in a beautiful spot, we have got you covered.

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the day trip regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, the weather can change fairly quickly, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. If you are visiting caves, please remember that the caves are cold in the summer, as the cave temperature is constant throughout the year.

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note, that the places where we stop off at for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

There is so much to do in Slovenia, so we wanted to give you the option of choosing exactly how you would like to spend your time here. Which is why we have compiled a list of popular activities in the areas of your visit and categorized them as extras. Therefore, the choice of which and how many you would like to experience is entirely up to you. We set up some of the most popular activities in the areas of your visit and listed them as extras. The choice of how many and which you would like to do is entirely yours. When you arrive to a destination, such as Lake Bled, the itinerary always allows for any additional activities you might want to do, like visiting Bled Castle or taking a traditional boat ride to the island. You can book all of your chosen extras in advance. Your guide will confirm the bookings with you on the tour and make sure you know everything you need to know. It is always exciting when people come away from the same trip enriched by different adventures and can share and compare their experiences along with the tons of photos they have taken.

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