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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, an astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for the popularity of the cave and the 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 that 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.

Trieste Panoramic City and Miramare Castle Tour

2. Trieste Panoramic City and Miramare Castle Tour

After being picked up from your accomodation or hotel in Trieste, your guide will take you on a tour through Trieste. Take in the panoramic views of this majestic city, nestled in Italy’s northeast corner, embraced by green hills in one and the Mediterranean sea on the other, the snow capped Dolomites to the north. Visit Miramare Castle which was built between 1856 and 1860 on the tip of the promontory overlooking the sea. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the castle's beautiful parks and marvel at the valuable botanical species where one can relax.  At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your accomodation. 

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What people are saying about Trieste

Our original tour got messed up from my end. Tour guide Matt stepped in and made our day one of the best on our cruise! He spoke wonderful English, he is from ALASKA after all. We was a gentleman and well informed at all our stops and best of all had no problem stopping when we wanted to take photos. Thanks Matt and good luck at university. Angie and Marilyn

Our expat driver and guide, Matt, was truly an excellent guide with solid Slovenian cultural and historic information. It was a great break from driving ourselves out of Trieste to the Predjama Castle and cave. We are really happy with the tour as it made the visits so easy and manageable.

The trip was great. We enjoyed exploring both sites. The castle has electronic guide so you can progress at your own pace. The cave has a person that leads you through the cave.

Great service and beautiful places. The organizer who accompanied us was very nice and helpful.

Very nice recommended, but read carefully all the details of the offer.