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From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

1. From Trieste: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Postojna Cave, the queen of all caves, is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst (limestone) monuments. This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you get to meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant – the proteus (olm) – up close. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for the popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors (more than 36 million of them in over 200 years). The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. This picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious, and impregnable castle has been perched up in the middle of a vertical 123-meter high cliff for more than 800 years. Its romantic appeal is further emphasized by the idyllic Lokva River, which disappears into the underground world deep down below the castle. As the only preserved cave castle in Europe, the Predjama Castle offers a unique insight into the building techniques and resourcefulness of people in the Middle Ages, who were looking for and found a safe harbor for themselves right at the entrance of the cave. During a siege that took place in the 15th century, the castle provided a refuge for its best-known and most notorious owner – Erazem of Predjama. The legend of the courageous robber baron Erazem, who remained undefeated until one of his servants betrayed him, is still in people’s minds, inspiring and alluring as ever. It was this safe abode of his which helped the brave knight resist the besiegers without much difficulty for more than a year. Let your guide take you through these unforgettable sights for an ideal day excursion! 

From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

2. From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

Depart Trieste and journey to the capital of Slovenia to take a guided tour of Ljubljana. Learn more about its cultural, economic and political history as you explore the ancient and modern architecture of the old town center. Discover monuments by the architect Jože Plečnik and hear how he played an important part in Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. Admire attractions such as the Town Hall, stone lamps of the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge that connects 2 parts of the city's medieval heart. Marvel at Ljubljana Cathedral, the Baroque Robba Fountain and buildings of the central Prešeren Square.  Continue to the Alpine town of Bled and get back to nature on the lake that surrounds Bled Island. See the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and go for a walk around the lake. Gaze in awe at Bled Castle, built on a precipice above the lake, and enjoy a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called kremšnita.

Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

3. Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

Enjoy a stress-free transfer in a spacious bus from the port of Trieste. Explore the city of Venice on a guided walking tour to sights like Doge’s Palace and the Frari Chapel. Store your luggage and take in the sights without heavy bags. Have the option choose a tour with an iconic gondola ride. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax and take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Once you arrive, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make our way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campinale (Bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Afterwards, transfer to pickup your luggage, or if you select the option gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

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What people are saying about Trieste

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Good tour and made our party want to explore all parts of this beautiful country after this quick taste of what it has to offer. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about his country. Enjoyable day. Only hiccup was Get Your Guide communication surrounding pick-up point. When booking website said our hotel was out of the pickup zone, so chose a museum front within the zone. Received an email requesting address of our hotel but no response as to if that would be pickup point or the museum. We went to museum- guide went to hotel. After a phone call, all was sorted out but felt bad to delay the other tour members. Would recommend tour.

Beautiful experience in a fairytale place! Our guide Dejan was very professional and helpful, making us discover the wonders of Lake Bled and the treasures of Ljubljana. He also advised us where to eat a great Kremšnita and a great Goulasch. Finally, we also found time to take a stroll in the town of Radovljica, which we loved very much. In short, Slovenia has just exceeded our expectations! Super recommended!

Great experience! Bled lake is amazing and the tour is really well organized. The guide Dan was perfect. He explained everything about Ljubljana and Bled. I suggest this tour to everybody! So great!

Highly recommend! Very personalized and friendly service. We had a multi lingual group of people on our tour, it was no problem at all since our guide spoke various languages.

Really special experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of extra information about Slovenia too. Thank you!