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UNESCO Gems - Škocjan caves & Lipica Stud Farm private day tour

8h Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Easy EN

Underground wonders of Slovenia in the Škocjan caves and the heritage of the majestic Lipizzaner horses at the Lipica Stud Farm.

Embark on a captivating journey that blends natural wonders with cultural heritage. Start your adventure at the world-renowned Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore a subterranean paradise filled with vast caverns, breathtaking underground canyons, and the soothing murmurs of the hidden Reka River. The cave's unique karst formations and its significant role in the region's history and culture make it a true natural gem you won't want to miss.

After exploring the depths of the earth, ascend to the picturesque landscapes of Lipica - the birthplace of the majestic Lipizzaner horses, included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Visit the historic Lipica Stud Farm and witness the grace and poise of these magnificent creatures, whose legacy spans over four centuries. Discover the time-honored traditions of horse breeding and perhaps even catch a classical riding demonstration, showcasing the beauty and skill of both the horse and rider.

Why Choose UNESCO Gems - Škocjan & LIpica private day tour?
  • UNESCO Exploration: Experience two of Slovenia's prized UNESCO sites in one trip.
  • Natural Wonders: Marvel at the breathtaking karst formations of Škocjan Caves.
  • Cultural Heritage: Delve into the storied legacy of the Lipizzaner horses at their original home.
  • Customizable: Our itinerary is designed to be an enriching experience, but we're open to consultations to ensure your trip meets your interests.
  • Exclusive: Enjoy an intimate experience away from the tourist crowds.
  • Value for Money: Priced per van accommodating up to 8 people offers both intimacy and affordability.
  • Expertise: Use the expertise of our top-rated guides to discover hidden gems and fascinating stories about each location.

What's included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Admission options:

  • Škocjan caves: 16 € - 24 € per person
  • Lipica Stud farm - entrance only: 18 € per person
  • Lipica Stud farm - entrance and A Tale of Lipica live show: 25 € per person

Please note

  • Not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Infants are not allowed to sit on laps (we can provide child seats upon request).

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm and comfortable clothes and footwear are essential to visit the Škocjan caves (temperature in the cave is 12°C / 53 Fahrenheit).

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 3 day or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Cut off: 3 days, 2 hours

Duration

8 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Categories

Day Trips And Excursions Nature Outdoor Couples Family Friendly Group Friendly Senior Skip The Line Private Activity Sightseeing Attraction

Live tour guide

English

Škocjan UNESCO Caves & Lipica Stud Farm private day tour itinerary

  • Pick-up / Drop-off at your designated location.
  • Škocjan Caves, a World Heritage Site ( UNESCO ), are a majestic underground river gorge filled with colorful stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes, including curtains and limestone pools. 
  • Lipica Stud: The stud was founded in 1580, making it one of the oldest studs in the world to continuously breed a single breed – Lipizzaners. You can tour the stables, watch the graceful movements of horses in training, and even attend a classical riding school demonstration.  
  • Lipikum Museum: In this museum, you can dive deep into the history of the Lipizzaners. It not only shows the history and development of the breed, but also pays tribute to the special bond between horse and rider.
  • Karst House: This house offers a glimpse into the traditional life in the Karst region and shows the typical building style with a stone roof, a black kitchen, and an original Karst washbasin ("škrabec") carved in stone.
  • Tree alley: A quiet path lined with centuries-old trees invites you to take a leisurely stroll and absorb the tranquil beauty of the property.
  • Karst underground: Besides the stud farm, the karst region where Lipica is located is known for its mysterious underground caves and unique geomorphology.

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:

  • Custom pick up
  • Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
  • Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
  • Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square
  • Atelier hotel
  • Atticus B&B // Pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
  • Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana
  • Celica hostel
  • Central Hotel
  • City Hotel Ljubljana
  • Cubo Hotel
  • Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg)
  • Grand Hotel Union
  • InterContinental Hotel Ljubljana
  • Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square
  • Lev Hotel
  • Levstik square
  • M Hotel
  • Meksiko Hotel
  • Mons Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana
  • Mrak Hotel
  • Nox Hotel
  • Park B&B Hotel Ljubljana
  • Plaza Radisson Blu Hotel Ljubljana
  • Stari Tisler Guesthouse // pick-up place is City Hotel (Dalmatinova street 15)
  • STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
  • Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk
  • uHotel
  • Urban Hotel // pick-up place is Hotel Lev (Vosnjakova 5)
680,00 €
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