Karst

  • Private & customized trip
  • Wine trip
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Culinary trip
  • Cultural trip
Full day
All year
2–8 persons
Škocjan Caves, Lipica, Ham-drying facility, Wine estate, Štanjel

Karst with a beautiful world of underground wonders, stunning natural phenomena and unique tastes provides an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Škocjan Caves represents the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia with an extraordinary underground gorge and other world famous special features. The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the oldest stud farms in the world and it represents the origin of the Lipizzan horse while Štanjel is the architectural gem of the Karst, that is known for its medieval beauty. Part of the trip is wine tasting of excellent local wine ‘’Teran’’ and also a visit to ham-drying facility, where there will be tasting of the famous Slovenian dried-ham – prosciutto.

OVERVIEW

Type of day trip: Full day sightseeing trip
Duration: 10 hours (approx.), if departure from Ljubljana
Departure and time: Ljubljana – 8:00 AM (departure time can be adjusted to the group), hotel pick up and drop off
Best time for trip: All year
Number of persons: 2-8 persons

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The UNESCO World Heritage - Škocjan Caves
  • Visit the home of the Lipizzan breed and discover its unique history
  • Enjoy wine tasting of excellent local wines
  • Explore gorgeous Štanjel, known for its exlusive charm
  • Tasting of Karst dry-cured ham ‘’pršut’’

TRADITIONAL EVENTS

  • The Škocjan Tourist Association organizes the following events:
    • Traditional walking expedition along the Reka River sinkhole (every year in April)
    • The Škocjan Festival (every year in June and July)
  • Štanjel:
    • Štanjel Wine Festival (8. November – 10. November)
    • Karst lavender festival
    • The Festival of the Municipality of Komen
Day 1

DAY TRIP PLAN

Morning departure from the hotel. We make the first stop in Škocjan Caves, one of the most beautiful wonders in Slovenia that have their place on the UNESCO World heritage list. Here we will enter a spectacular cave system with nice stalactites, stalagmites, and other rocks, but what sets this cave apart from other caves is the underground Reka river and the largest discovered underground cavern in all Europe (and one of the largest in the world). We continue our trip to the Lipica Stud Farm, famous for the white Lipizzaner horses that are bred and trained there, and take part in the guided tour of the farm or even see the Riding School of the Lipica Stud Farm in action. Time for picnic in beautiful nature. As this is a well-known wine area with excellent wines, we visit one of the many wine cellars. While tasting some of the local wines we learn about the wine making process. Afterwards we drive to Štanjel, one of the oldest settlements in the Karst, known for its old village centre. The village is built on the picturesque terraces of Turn Hill, catching the eye with its famous buildings and its unique panoramic views. We see the city’s major sights: *The castle of Štanjel, the Church of St. Daniel and the Ferrari Garden. Our last stop is the ham-drying facility, where we see the production of the famous Slovenian dried-ham – prosciutto. Tasting of Karst dry-cured ham ‘’pršut’’ with a glass of local red wine ‘’Teran’’. Return to hotel in the late evening.

*The castle of Štanjel is closed until May 2020.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Itinerary can be adjusted due to weather conditions and client’s wishes.
THE PACKAGE
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional English-speaking (other languages on request) guide/driver
  • Transport by comfortable car/van
  • Parking fees and fuel
  • Traditional food & drink picnic basket (homemade products)
  • Entrance fees: Škocjan Caves, Lipica Stud farm, *Štanjel castle,
  • Tasting of the local wines
  • Visit of ham-drying facility and tasting of Karst dry-cured ham ‘’pršut’’ with a glass of “teran” wine
Not included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
 

GOSLO d.o.o.

Arja vas 89
3301 Petrovče, Slovenia
Registration nr.: 6742742000
VAT nr.: SI23823178

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