POSTOJNA CAVE

  • Port

    Trieste

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Nature excursion

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR55.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.0

  • Shore excursion code

    0359

Description

A journey by train and on foot into the bowels of the earth to admire the natural karstic limestone formations of the Postojna Cave.



What we will see
  • Postojna Cave


What we will do
  • Our tour takes us over the Italian border into Slovenia: in fact we cross the karst plateau to reach Slovenia.
  • After a coach journey lasting about an hour we reach the Postojna Cave, famous for its splendid galleries and chambers carved out of the rock which extend for more than 20 kilometres.
  • Sitting comfortably on an electric train, we are taken on a fascinating itinerary which allows us to observe close up all the karst phenomena: rock erosion, the formation of stalactites and stalagmites which meet in flowstone creations to form pillars. Clever use of lighting highlights the transparency of the rocks, the diaphanous patterns on the walls and the extraordinary complexity of the curtains that look like petrified waves.
  • After leaving the train, we follow a complex walkway which leads us to the bowels of the earth.

What you need to know
  • The temperature inside the cave is approximately 8 °C and the air is saturated with humidity; you are therefore advised to wear appropriate clothing.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems and pregnant women.
  • You need a passport or a photo ID document to cross the border.
  • This excursion is available both for guests in transit and guests disembarking in the Port of Trieste.
  • At the end of the excursion we return to the port.
  • In the event that Trieste is your port of disembarkation, you should contact the Excursions Office on board to check the compatibility of the excursion with the time of your return transfer.