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Postojna Caves & Predjama Castle

Excurssion cost: €59 inc entrance fees and transports.

This excurssion works out cheaper and a lot less hassel then trying to do it via public transport as they are both situated in a very remote part of Slovenia outside of the city Ljubljana and it's well worth every penny.

Postjna Caves

The Caves are world's biggest underground cave complex!

You take a mini train from the cave entrance down to the centre of the caves where you do a 1 hour tour around the cave chambers.

The tour guide will tell you your not allowed to take any pictures but if you stay at the back of the tour and take your flash off he wont notice or mind if you do. At the end of the tour he allows you to take as many pictures as you like before boarding the train back to the surface of the cave in a very big cave chamber where they also do concerts from time to time. The sights in the cave will be the best you'll ever see or expect in a cave.

The caves are quite damp water will drip on your head and its generally around 10C all year so appropriate shoes and clothing should be worn.

  • Open every day. 10am - 3pm
  • Entrance: €18
  • Tours start at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 from October to April.
  • 20 km of underground galleries, chambers and corridors, up to 50 meters high in places.

Postjana Castle

This castle is breathtaking from the outside, the insdie is nothign special but still interesting to walk around. It was once home to a medieval knight of Erazem Predjamski who was a very arrogant man. He was besieged in this castle for several months for tax evasion. and was finally betrayed by one of his own staff who told his enemies when he visited the toilet to blow him up!

Getting there via public transport:

If you do take public transport to the caves, it is a short walk from the bus station. The castle is 9 km away and a difficult walk up hill along a windy road with no foot paths. Taxi will take you from the town center to the castle and back for €35. Located 9 km away from Postojna. You can tour the castle and the caves below it. €7 adult for either the castle or the caves, €12 to do both

Lake Bled

Getting there:

Bus:

  • The bus to Bled is €6.30 each and takes an hour and 20 mins but you can't visit Slovenia and not see Bled. It leaves from Bay 7 on the hour.
  • The return buses are less frequent but you can always get a shuttle that loiters around the bus station and takes half the time the bus does for just 70p more!

Train:

  • Trains from Ljubljana drop you off at Lesce-Bled station, 4km southeast of Bled. It takes just under an hour by train and run around 1 per hour.
  • There are also a few IC services a day, which are slightly faster.
  • Buses connect the station with Bled every 30 minutes for €2.


Bled Island:

Formed after the recession of the Bohinj glacier at the end of the Ice Age. As much as 2120m long and 1380m wide. Maximum depth is 30.6m.

On Bled Island remains of a pre-Romanesque Chapel and a large Slavic cemetary dating to 9AD were discovered.

Getting there:

Boat rides to the island in the middle of Bled Lake cost €12. And they usually wait till 10 people are on the boat before setting off. The journey takes 1hour with 30mins on the island before you head back to the mainland.

Bled Castle:

The Bled Castle is a steep but well marked 15min path from Bled Lake. Its open from 8am - 5pm. The castle is a 17th century building restored in 1950s. There is a small museum with an exhibition on the castle's history. There is a terrace in the castle with lovely panoramic views of the lake and island. You can also visit a small wine center run by Andre, a monk. For €15 Andre will teach you how to perform Sabrage, or Sabree, the art of cutting the top of the bottle off with a blade. You can also bottle, label, and wax stamp your own wine right in the cellar with Andre.

Entrance to the Castle: €8.

Kranj

The centre of the city is a well-preserved medieval old town, built at the merger of the Kokra and the Sava rivers. Situated on the way to Bled Lake.

Getting there

Bus:
Regular trains running between Ljubljana and Jesenice.

Trains:
Trains from Ljubljana take around 1h, 8 stops right in the middle of town.

Skofja Loka

Škofja Loka is medieval town and very important for Slovenes. Škofja Loka is easily covered on foot.

Getting there:

Bus:
Kam-Bus runs frequent services from Ljubljana (€3) and some limited direct services to other points nearby. The bus station is very centrally located at the edge of the old town, and there's a map to orient yourself as you exit. On weekdays, buses leave every 15-30 minutes from 5 AM until 11 PM and take just under an hour. On weekends, services are reduced to once per hour.

Trains:
Trains from Ljubljana to Skofja Loka 7 stops, takes 30mins. Then a 30min walk to town from the station.

Divača

You can explore the caves on your own if you dont want to wait for certain times to take the guided tour (11:00, 12:00 etc). It probably better to take the tours if you can wait as it takes you down to the underground river and some areas that are accessible only with a guide. NOTE: Wear sensible shoes for this walk its not as easy as it looks, there is some climbing, stairs.

Bus

Divača is on the main train line from Ljubljana to Trieste. There are quite frequent trains between Ljubljana and Sezana.

The Škocjan caves are 4km from the town train station.

There is public transport, but there is a spottily signposted footpath (35 min) connecting the two.

Climbing Mount Triglav

Mount Triglav is the 2864m high "Three-Headed" mountain found on the national flag of Slovenia. It's quite an easy climb but you shouldn't go up there if you have a fear of heights as it can be steep in parts. Start at mount hut, the easiest route to the peak will take less than a day. There are lots of steep sections but its well built for climbers so there is already cables and metal handles to hold on to. Temperatures range from +30 down to -10°C, even in summer. The top route are only open June - October, The route is like a labyrinthine so its better to take a guide along. Most climbers spend two nights on the route.

Vintgar Gorge

Northeastern corner of the Triglav national park, and is a 4.5km walk from Bled Lake. Open to the public only during summer. Features a wooden footbridge path (dating to 1893) running for 1600 meters along the Radovna River, terminating at the Šum waterfall.

Winter (1st April to 30th October):
- Monday to Friday from 12am to 4pm
- Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Soca Valley

Sheer clifs on either side of the magnificent Julian Alps is the Soca Valley. It has beautiful waterfalls, pools, ravines and canyons. With the bright blue-green Soca River flows over white gravel and through this fairy-tale valley. Only open in summer.

Piran

This is a Venetian coastal town bordering with Croatia. It was part of the Venetian empire in the 13th - 18th century.

Tartinijev trg
Main square, with a statue of the famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini. This was once the marina, but after it silted up it was paved over with white stone.

Venetian House
The red building on Tartinijev trg, is a fantastic example of gothic Venetian architecture and the oldest building on the square. Built by a rich Venetian merchant to house his mistress, spot the inscription between the upper windows: it says Lassa pur dir, or "let them talk".

Getting there

Bus:
Ljubljana, - buses roughly 1ph, taking 2-2.5 hours. Piran is very small and it takes 30 minutes to walk from one end to the other.