Post-Congress Tour: October 16

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Full-day Excursion to Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle and Lipica

Marvellous Postojna cave – the most visited caves in Europe

The Postojna cave system is the largest known cave system in Slovenia. A visit to a cave such as Postojna deserves full attention due to the diversity of shapes, expansive cave areas, stalactite and stalagmite formations and water characteristics. Admire its unique Karst underground world of beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You can also see an unusual and rare underground animal Proteus Anguinus – the so-called “human fish”. A visit to Postojna cave is a special experience, as an electric train takes visitors to their hour and a half circle tour visit to the cave. From train station inside the cave guides accompany visitors as they walk amongst magnificent creations of nature.

Predjama Castle

The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, perched high up in a vertical cliff, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. It is an interesting and romantic sight throughout the year: in the spring and the summer its surroundings are abundant with blossoms and flowers, in the autumn it is clad in the colours of surrounding forests and it is at its most enchanting in the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow. It was referred to in writing for the first time in 1202. Erazem of Predjama is the main protagonist of numerous legends about the castle – on the one hand these legends glorify him as a passionate, handsome and noble knight, while on the other hand he is described as a bandit and a robber baron, who eventually breathed his last while in the toilet.

Lipica – the cradle of Lipizzaner horse

In the picturesque Karst region of Slovenia, in the heart of a green oasis under the azure Mediterranean sky, in the shade of century-old lime trees and oaks, and just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian–Italian border lies the Lipica Stud Farm – the cradle of the Lipizzaner horse. The stud farm was founded in 1580 and, today, it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Lipica Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. In the period after World War II Lipica established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world. Today, Lipica is a world famous recreational centre with a hint of tradition, offering its visitors unforgettable moments of relaxation. Lipica has it all, two hotels, a golf course, tennis courts, mini golf, saunas, swimming pool, gym, casino and, on top of all that, herd of noble and proud white beauties from the Karst, residing in their historic stables and nurtured throughout the centuries.

Schedule:

The tour leaves from hotel InterContinental Ljubljana

08:00 Coach transfer from Ljubljana to Postojna Cave with English speaking guide
10:00 Visit of Postojna Cave
12:00 Lunch in Postojna Mansion restaurant
14:00 Visit of Predjama castle
15:30 Transfer to Lipica (50 min) and some free time before the visit
17:00 visit of Lipica stud farm
18:00 Transfer to Ljubljana
19:30 Arrival to Ljubljana

Price (minimum of 10 people):

161 Euro per person

Services Included:

Transfers: Air-conditioned comfortable vehicle for the excursion
Guides: English speaking guide for the excursion, local guide for Predjama castle and local guide for visit of Lipica stud farm
Entrance Fees: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Lipica stud farm guided tour
Meals: 3-course lunch in Postojna Mansion restaurant with drink package (1 glass of wine, 0.5l of water, coffee or tea).
Other: Organization of the tour and VAT
Services Excluded: Services not mentioned in the program and tips

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