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.