Day Tour

Cruiser Stop: Skocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm (6 Hours)

Leonidas Travel Ltd. - Croatia

Skocjan, Slovenia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 17 May 2019

Cruiser Stop: Skocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm (6 Hours )

Skocjan, Slovenia

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

You will meet Your personal English speaking guide and driver in the Koper harbor for a unique tour of the amazing Skocjan Caves and Lipica Stud Farm.

The Skocjan Caves are one of the largest and most beautiful Karst caves in Europe where you can see the river Reka flowing below the surface. The caves are a unique natural phenomenon created by the Reka River that springs from below the Sneznik plateau and flows some 55 km on the surface. After reaching the Karst the river not only deepens its riverbed through erosion but also, by means of corrosion, it dissolves the limestone. In the first part of its course the river still flows on the surface, along an approximately 4 km long gorge that ends with a magnificent wall under which it disappears underground. In the distant past, a few hundred thousand years ago, the ceiling of the cave collapsed some 200 m from the sinks and as a result, the collapsed valleys of Velika dolina (up to 165 m deep) and Mala dolina (120 m) were created.

Lipica is the homeland of the white Lipizzaner – famous horses selectively bred for the Spanish riding school in Vienna. The history of the farm and Lipizzaner is closely intertwined with the Hapsburg's who ruled as many as 650 years over an extensive part of baroque Europe. These horses were considered an ideal breed and at the time a crucial strategic advantage and were thus of outstanding importance to the Austrian monarchs. The charms of the Farm are hidden in the unseen, in the stories written by local history. Only when walking on these historical paths You can truly experience the greatness of this equestrian tradition. It is the oldest European stud farm that has been breeding only one breed of horse for centuries.

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By: Ron & Carol


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2018

Thanks to our Travel Advisor, Cate Caruso, we had the pleasure of working with an amazing team at Leonidas Travel Ltd. during our trip to Montenegro and Croatia in April/May 2018. Every personal driver, guide, and skipper was beyond friendly, knowledgeable, and very customer oriented. Throughout our stay we were well cared for - and we learned so much about the beautiful places we visited. The hand offs from one locale to the next were seamless - and recommendations were perfect. We highly recommend Leonidas Travel - and are so very thankful to Cate for partnering with such a wonderful and caring team of people!!
Travel Advisor:  Cate Caruso
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By: AETew


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Leonidas Travel worked effortlessly with our travel agent to help plan the most incredible honeymoon for me and my husband. I knew very little about Croatia before we decided to honeymoon there and now I am telling everyone it should be on the shortlist of "places to visit" for everyone... and I think Leonidas is to thank in large part. They helped put together a itinerary full of unique and educational culinary experiences and awe inspiring excursions. Every person we came into contact through via Leonidas, from hotel staff to tour providers to transportation and everything in between. Our entire trip was well planned, executed and communicated. It made our experience extremely enjoyable and we always felt well taken care of
Travel Advisor:  Aimee Leon
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By: Donna


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

We had a terrific experience with Leonidas. They worked with us along with our Calgary travel agent and they were excellent. We had one hiccup on our trip and the team went over the top to have things sorted very very quickly and brilliantly. The service was excellent as were recommendations for tours, dining experiences and accomodations. Someone from the team is immediate to respond to emails or calls during the course of the vacation. Would use them again in an instant!!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Paterson
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By: Tom


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

All arrangements worked out perfectly including transfers, itinerary, guides, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Tina Slimp
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