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Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Visit Slovenia’s iconic attractions during a small-group guided day trip, departing from central Ljubljana. Slovenia’s abundance of beauty is seen from capital to coast. On this voyage you will cruise to the karst region to admire the Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to Lipica and observe the elegance of Slovenia’s Lipizzaner horses. Stop in the medieval coastal village, Piran, known for tasty local seafood specialties and stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Descend into beautiful Škocjan Caves, one of the largest Karst caves in Europe
  • Cruise along Slovenia’s coastline, gawking at the seaside villages that dot the shore
  • Hangout in Piran, a handsome medieval town on the Adriatic Sea
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to eight people
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks
Entrance fees to Skocjan Caves:16 - 20 €
Karst prosciutto and Teran wine tasting (approx. 6 EUR)

Departure Point

Miklošičeva cesta 3-5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

In front of the water fountain

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your professional guide at your central Ljubljana hotel and board an air-conditioned vehicle for a pleasurable tour of Slovenia.

Then cruise about 40 minutes to visit one of the natural treasures of the planet, Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Listen as your guide explains why this underground canyon is a one of few natural phenomena in the world. Before continuing on, stop for break and savor some local prosciutto paired with a glass of Slovenian wine (own expense).

Now, continue to charming Lipica* and delve into an equestrian experience. Visit the famous white Lipizzaners and gain insight into the oldest European stud farm producing the oldest cultural horse breeds.

From here, it’s 28 green miles to the coast and Piran. Wander the cobblestone streets of this medieval village and discover its alluring squares and coastal vantage points. Pick a restaurant in town and enjoy local fish specialties (own expense) or grab a swim in the sapphire blue Adriatic Sea. Dry off and buckle up for a ride back to your hotel Ljubljana.
*Note: the visit to the Lipizzaner horses in Lipica is not possible during winter (November to March) Horses are kept in the stables during the cold season and are not accessible to visitors during that time.
Stop At:  
Skocjanske Jame
Optional visit of Skocjan cave
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lipizzan Museum Lipikum
Photo stop in Lipica
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piran Town Walls
Visit of Piran
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Predjama Castle
Photostop in Predjama castle
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring a swimsuit
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roundabout Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
What is the social distancing policy during Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.

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  • "I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to combine a visit to the World Heritage-listed Škocjan Caves with a bit of Slovene Istria." See review
  • "Joining this tour is a great way to encounter different experiences in Slovenia in a short time." See review


142 Reviews

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A very enjoyable tour in a beautiful country
, Oct 2021
Very nice tour in Slovenia, accompanied by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Tiran is worth being seen, even in the strong wind as that allows to see how it is like in all seasons. This tour is an opportunity to see the western part of the country, which is beautiful.
Excellent day trip. Highly recommend.
, Sep 2021
We had a great day with our guide Primoz. We enjoyed the caves and were fortunate to get to see the horses at the Lipcia Stud Farm up close and personal. We had a relaxing snack with the Teran wine and Karst procuitto. Piran was beautiful with some free time allowing a nice walk and an excellent lunch. Our final stop at Predjama Castle provided a great photo opportunity. Primoz was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Loved it
, Oct 2019
Awesome trip. It was shame that our schedule changed (for reasons that wasn't guides fault), but guide made best she could. Long day, but maybe the greatest on my Slovenia trip.
Fantastic day out!
Laura U
, Oct 2019
Primož was a fantastic tour guide friendly, knowledgeable and organised. It felt like we packed a lot of great attractions and some beautiful locations into one day. Primož was also very adaptable and let us have a say in where we wanted to go in between the main attractions. Overall we had a great day.
Could not have been a better day
Joao P
, Aug 2019
Really from the beginning to the very end we add fun. Our group was amazing and Tusi (our guide) was spectacular. Breathtaking time in Škocjan cave system, white horses at Lipica and ending with beautiful sea and seafood at Piran. Even the car ride was great since we were always taking and laughing
Great way to spend a day!
, Aug 2019
I really enjoyed this tour. Our leader, Inna, was wonderful: so full of positive energy, so wanting to help us and VERY knowledgeable about the area. The places we visited we breathtaking. The caves were unbelievable: I've never seen anything like that. The horses were beautiful (and we got lucky and they came over to us and let us pet them). And Piran was exquisite! Overall, it was a wonderful day. And Inna made it even more special and memorable. She is a fountain of knowledge about the area and clearly cares about the people on her tours! I feel extremely lucky to have had her for my guide. Thank you Inna! You are a wonderful guide!!!
A lovely day!
Jess C
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide, Tusi, was incredible. She was so friendly, knowledgable and went above and beyond to take care of us. We had great conversations and she brought the group together. As a solo traveler it was perfect. At the end of the tour she gave me a hug! The tour: We saw a lot, and while it did feel a bit rushed at times, we knew that in advance; all was as advertised. Tusi even worked her charm to get us into a cave tour on time instead of losing an hour in line! The cave was INCREDIBLE (I cried with amazement, I'm not ashamed to say), seeing the castle was nice albeit short, the stop for prosciutto and cheese with wine was good, as we all were a bit hungry after the cave. Piran was absolutely beautiful. We were there for 2 hours, and I was able to wander the streets, have a drink and go for a swim- although I would have enjoyed another 30-60 minutes. If you are desiring to spend time in Piran, try to get your group to vote to go straight there and skip the horses and the prosciutto place. Disclaimer: while the tour receives 5 stars, I would give Viator itself maybe 3 stars, since there is no way to communicate with the tour guide themselves, which was nerve-racking since the pick up ran very late, and I couldn't get any info. I was able to call Viator, they said they'd look into it, but no one called me back. Luckily the guide showed up a few minutes after and all is well.
Slovenian Coast and Karst Region Day Trip from Ljubljana
, Jul 2019
Borut is a very pleasant, patient and knowledgeable man. We all enjoyed the itinerary he provided and his knowledge. Highly recommend him. Thank you Borut!
Great day out Highly recommend
, Jul 2019
Sasha was a very informative and accommodating guide. The tasting platter of local produce (7euro per person)was delectable and great value and wine included!!! The horses were a treat to pat and feed The castle caves and stay in Piran was enjoyable.
Great way to see Karst Region of Slovenia
, Jun 2019
We really enjoyed this trip. Our guide Nadia was great. It rained a bit but we still had fun and saw a lot.

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