Royal Experience of the Karst
Pampering and majestic Lipizzan horses
Experience Karst the royal way. Allow us to pamper you in an ambience for centuries suited to the noble Lipizzan horse, cherished across the royal courts of the continent. Visit a famous karst cave, the first in Europe to receive gentry, feel the power of lyricism in a surprising house of culture, and surrender to fantastic delights with the flavours and details of the Karst.
Highlights of the experience:
- guided tour of the Lipica Stud Farm and picnic in the grass on the unique equestrian estate
- carriage ride drawn by Lipizzan horses, once the transport of emperors and royalty
- visit the Vilenica Cave, the oldest tourist cave in Europe
- a moment for soulful poetry
- dinner in royal style with a special surprise
The royal experience begins at the over-400-years-old Lipica Stud Farm, the origin of the Lipizzan horse, whose herd of more than 300 noble animals makes it the biggest Lipizzan stable in the world. After a private guided tour of the stud farm and meeting with the beautiful Lipizzans, the visit of Lipica ends with special pampering on the estate, champagne and snacks in the meadow surrounded by carefully tended karst landscape, for centuries shaped as an equestrian estate.
Your antique carriage drawn by Lipizzans is already waiting. Simply sitting inside is a magical feeling. On the enchanting ride along peaceful trails, you can chat with the coachman who knows many secrets of Lipica and its history … Your carriage ride heads along scenic karst landscapes to the Vilenica Cave. This marvellous cave was first visited by affluent tourists waiting for their transoceanic ship rides in the Port of Trieste. Today, it is famous worldwide as the setting of the Vilenica International Literary Festival, and so you can expect a special event during your visit, taking you into the world of verses dedicated to the Karst ... Allow us to surprise you.
The spirit of royal enjoyment continues at dinner, in a characteristic Karst village and its fine dining restaurant presenting the culinary tradition of the Karst in its own way. Here, too, in the company of choice dishes and drinks, you can revisit a time when the people of the Karst first began taming their Lipizzans, and these lands were visited by nobles from near and far.
- when booking for 2 people: 466 € per person
when booking for 4 people: 293 € per person
when booking for 6 people: 235 € per person
when booking for 8 people: 207 € per person
The price includes: private guided tour of the Lipica Stud Farm and a picnic on the lawn of the unique equestrian estate, carriage ride drawn by Lipizzan horses, private guided tour of the Vilenica karst cave, dinner at the Krasna Guesthouse (tasting menu), all transportation costs according to the program, local guide during the whole experience, a surprise souvenir
All days of the year, by prior arrangement at least three days in advance.