Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
I went on this tour by myself as I am traveling alone in Trieste but my tour guide Dejan was right on time to pick me up at my hotel with my name printed on a sign. He was friendly and professional with a great sense of humor and he was very knowledgeable about the area. Our first stop was the Predjama Castle which was incredible. Dejan walked me to the entrance and helped me get my ticket then turned me loose in the castle. Be sure to keep track of the time (about) 45 minutes as the cave tour runs on a regular schedule. The Postjona Cave was incredible. Bring a light jacket as it gets chilly. You get to ride a train inside and get a guided tour after the train drops you off within the depths of the cave. Your guide is waiting for you after to drop you off back at the hotel. It was amazing! I cannot recommend enough!
The cave experience was wonderful, but be prepared to climb many steps. Once the tour is done, there are 200 steps back up to the parking lot, so make sure you have comfortable shoes! Also, no photos are allowed, so don’t bother to bring a heavy camera. We also toured the Lipica stud farms. They let you pet the horses, unlike the tour in Vienna. There was also a show which our ticket did not cover. I don’t know if that would be an option for those interested, but it would extend your day by an hour or two.
Our bus driver and our tour guide (Annalisa) were very good, and we enjoyed their company during the tour. We enjoyed Aquieleia and Grado very much, both different experiences (Aquileia being more historical and small town feel, and Grado being more a weekend town with lots more shops and eating places), but highly worth the trip. It ould have been good to have some more choices available for lunch at Aquileia.
We spent a super nice and interesseting afternoon in Prosecco - Contovello with our guide Katrin. She explained her wine production very understundable and detailed and we tasted the handmade wine in her wonderful winery. What a great tour with our guide Katrin, a very nice group of people, great wine and food - just to recommend! Thanks again - we had a great time :) :) :)
This was such a fun and memorable experience. The guide was kind, full of knowledge and passion and eager to share. I loved that she had a multi-generation family connection to the town and the vineyard! The meat and cheese was delicious and she was very generous with pouring wine samples. The views alone are stunning (rain or shine). I would recommend this to everyone!