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Kočevje - Home of the bears - Private tour from Ljubljana

Kocevje, SI

Kočevje - Home of the bears - Private tour from Ljubljana

Kocevje, SI
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Experience the adventure of a lifetime with the Kočevje - Home of the bears private tour from Ljubljana. Step into the ancient forests of Slovenia and discover the secrets of the big brown bears that call this region home. Get ready for stunning natural landscapes, hidden corners, and a rich history that will leave you in awe. Start your journey by exploring the magnificent Kostel Castle, the second largest castle complex in Slovenia and a living settlement with centuries of stories to tell. Then, descend 80 meters below the surface to uncover the mysterious Škrilj underground shelter, built during the Cold War. With 500 meters of corridors and its own water and electricity supply, this shelter is a testament to human resilience. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the wonders of Kočevje.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 2-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover one of the oldest forests in Slovenia
  • Visit the second largest castle complex in Slovenia
  • Explore the dark underground shelter Škrilj
  • Learn about the rich history of the region
  • Experience the stunning nature of Kočevje
  • Transfer
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fee to castle Kostel and underground shelter
  • Personal expenses

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Discover Kočevje region, home of the big brown bears, that live in one of the oldest forests in Slovenia. This private tour from Ljubljana offers an extraordinary experience for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Get ready to explore stunning landscapes, uncover hidden corners, and immerse yourself in the rich history of this unique region.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a captivating journey through history and nature. The itinerary includes a visit to Kostel Castle, the second largest castle complex in Slovenia. Learn about its fascinating past and marvel at its architectural beauty. Afterward, you will venture underground to explore the dark shelter Škrilj, which was built during the Cold War. Delve into the depths and experience the eerie atmosphere of this underground world.

Who is this for?

This enchanting tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and those seeking a unique and immersive experience. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a curious explorer, this tour offers something for everyone. Embrace the tranquility of nature, learn about the region's rich history, and discover the beauty of Slovenia's oldest forests.

Why book this?

Embark on this private tour to Kočevje and be amazed by the region's natural wonders and historical sites. Unlike standard tours, this experience allows you to explore at your own pace and delve deeper into the hidden gems that Kočevje has to offer. The opportunity to visit Kostel Castle, witness the underground shelter Škrilj, and surround yourself with nature's beauty makes this tour truly one-of-a-kind.

Good to know

During this 480-minute tour, you will have the chance to explore Kostel Castle and the underground shelter Škrilj. The tour includes expert guides who will provide insights into the history and significance of each site. It is important to note that certain areas may be dimly lit or have restricted access due to safety precautions. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light jacket, as the weather can be unpredictable.


Travelers who have experienced this private tour rave about the captivating beauty of Kočevje. They describe the tour as eye-opening, providing a unique perspective on both nature and history. Visitors were particularly impressed by the knowledgeable guides who brought the historical sites to life with their insightful commentary. The combination of stunning landscapes, hidden corners, and rich history left travelers feeling inspired and grateful for this unforgettable experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary


Are you ready to get to know some of the history? First, we will see the second largest castle complex in Slovenia – Kostel Castle, where it is still a living settlement. The castle was first mentioned in 1336. Through Kostel it led one of the main paths of the Turks, which only hit the castle once. In 1809, French soldiers demolished it, and its restoration began few years ago.

Bunker Skrilj

After a short drive we continue a tour of the dark underground shelter Škrilj, which was built during the Cold War, and is 80 meters below the surface. It contains 500 meters of corridors and six underground rooms with its own water hug and two generators for electricity. This would allow a stay in the event of a nuclear strike, and without external assistance people could survive up to 100 days.

Admission Included

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