Ljubljana & Postojna Cave

Visit two of the most popular attractions in Slovenia from Bled - the most famous cave in Slovenia and its vibrant capital, Ljubljana

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Duration
11 - 12 hours
Start
Bled
Schedule
Every day
Price
from 129€

Included in Ljubljana & Postojna cave price

English speaking guide
Comfortable Transportation
Postojna Cave entrance fee

Extras on Ljubljana & Postojna day trip

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 Bled
from 129€ / person

Highlights on trip to Ljubljana and Postojna

  • 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
  • Medieval Ljubljana Castle
  • Lively Ljubljanica River

Important

  • 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
  • Snacks and beverages are not included
  • Shared group trip of max 8 people
  • Private tour available with extra charge
  • Minimum number of guests applies
  • Pick-up available at 4 designated spots in city center, extra charge for accommodation pick-up
  • The trip is conducted in English, Spanish guide available with extra charge

Description of Ljubljana & Postojna cave day trip

Heading south, to the Karst region of Slovenia, we will discover the immense underground treasure known as Postojna cave. A remarkable system of underground halls, tunnels and dripstone formations, it is one of the most popular attractions in the country. To make it more exciting, the visit of Postojna Cave starts on a small electric train ride that takes you into its depths. A guided walking tour inside the cave will uncover its mysteries, including the olm, an intriguing creature nicknamed “the baby dragon”.

After an unbelievably short 1.5hrs we will continue to Predjama Castle - a castle so unique it is listed in the Guinness book of records. The legends and the stories behind the castle are almost as incredible as its location, tucked into a rock cliff hiding an entire cave behind it. If you decide to enter it, a guided tour will take you all the way into the cave, and you will have a short lunch break as you come out. For those who’d prefer to marvel at this architectural wonder from the outside, there will be plenty of time to grab a snack at the restaurant or enjoy a picnic on the meadows below the castle.

Your trip will continue to Ljubljana, the small, but charming capital of Slovenia. On your guided tour you will learn about Ljubljana’s history, architecture and culture, as well as legends and stories about local life today. After the tour, you will be able to enjoy plenty of free time to explore on your own, or hop on a boat on Ljubljanica River and explore the city a bit further. For the best view of the town, you can opt to visit Ljubljana Castle with a funicular ride and see its numerous exhibitions, film projections and a great viewing tower.

Itinerary

  • 8.00 am Departure from Bled
  • 10.00-11.30 am Postojna Cave
  • 12.00-1.30 pm Predjama Castle and lunch break
  • 2.30-4.00 pm Ljubljana walking tour
  • 4.00-5.00 pm Boat ride
  • 5.00-6.30 pm Ljubljana Castle
  • 7.30 pm Return to Bled

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Such an awesome and well-planned day, it was really a pleasure to travel with Day Trips Slovenia. We got to see a lot in one day - great value for money. Postojna cave is really a beautiful place and the tour is done so well. Now I wish I gave Ljubljana a few more days, since it’s such a lovely place. Next time definitely!
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Jess Fox
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This trip was wonderful and the guide was excellent. I learned a lot about the history and culture of this area of Slovenia. I liked the cave and the castle and Ljubljana was very pretty. I really recommend doing this trip if you’re staying in Bled.
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Ryan Patel
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There are not many companies in Bled that do day trips to Postojna cave and Ljubljana. I was so happy to find Day trips Slovenia. The attractions were amazing, the guide professional, five stars!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet for the day trip?

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Bled is the bus station. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking. Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

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.

How fit do I need to be for Ljubljana & Postojna cave trip?

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.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

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.

Will I have some time to myself?

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!

What should I wear on Ljubljana & Postojna day trip? Do I have to bring anything with me?

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.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

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.

How do the “extras” work?

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.

Where do we meet for the day trip?

Our pickup and drop-off location that we use in Bled is the bus station. In case you would like to be picked up / dropped off at a different location, we can accommodate that with a surcharge of 9€/booking. Your driver will be driving between multiple pickup locations, so we kindly ask you to allow a 20-minute window for your pickup, although we will do our best to be there on time.

Is there lunch at a restaurant or do I have to bring my own?

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.

How fit do I need to be for Ljubljana & Postojna cave trip?

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.

I am travelling on a budget - what if I can’t afford all the extras?

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.

Will I have some time to myself?

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!

What should I wear on Ljubljana & Postojna day trip? Do I have to bring anything with me?

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.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

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.

How do the “extras” work?

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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