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Karst region is rich in heritage, local traditions and cuisine, and is known as the cradle of the world famous Lipizzaner horses. Enjoy the performance of the Spanish riding school, visit Lipica stud farm and indulge in the delicious teran wine and pršut ham in a small traditional village.
Visit the Lipica stud farm – home of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses, made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – and see these elegant horses in training for the performances. The Lipica Stud Farm is nowadays one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments in Slovenia, its rich history reaching back to the year 1580. It has been boasting the tradition of breeding and selecting pure-breed horses ever since. In the 1960’s, the Lipica Stud Farm established the Classic Riding School which still participates in worldwide equestrian events.
Lipica successfully combines the rich natural and cultural heritage of the unique karst setting with a modern tourism offer.
Photo by Nea Culpa
Štanjel is one of the best known villages in Karst region, widely recognized as one of the most picturesque villages in Slovenia. Most of the buildings originate from 16th and 17th centuries, but the origins of the village go back even further. A significant mark was left by a renowned local architect and Štanjel’s mayor, Max Fabiani. Just below the village, lies Ferrari’s garden, one of Fabiani’s most famous works here in Štanjel, which is now the best known attraction of the village.
Photo by Alan Kosmač
The Karst Plateau is a region of Slovenia that extends from the Vipava valley to the Gulf of Trieste. The limestone allowed the water to enter the underground and thus created typical karst features - caves, chasms, karst springs, intermittent lakes, and karst fields. These features stretch over the borders of the Karst Plateau and can be found in almost half of the area of Slovenia.
Karst region is famous for its caves, the bora wind, the red soil, and most importantly, its cuisine. There is no prosciutto in the world as tender and delicious as the Karst pršut, dried in the cellars of the old Karst villages with the help of the strong, cold bora winds. It is best tasted with its rightful companion, teran wine, a local specialty unique to the region. The wine comes from refosco grapes grown in the fertile red soils of the Karst.
Karst region with Lipica
Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.
Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).
All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any tour to the needs and interests of the guest.