Guided tour to Grotta Gigante and Duino Castle from Trieste
Attractions & guided tours

Guided tour to Grotta Gigante and Duino Castle from Trieste

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore a giant cave that is 98,50 meters high, 76,30 meters wide and 167,60 meters long
  • Learn the history of the Princes of Torre and Tasso-owned castle built in 1300
  • Admire architectural style plus works of art and refined historical relics
  • Listen to the forte-piano played by Franz Liszt
  • Marvel at the views of the Gulf of Trieste from the top of the tower
What to expect

Discover the giant cave and the hamlet of Duino with its castle on this half-day guided tour plus learn its history through its sights: the colors and size of the cave, the Palladio staircase, the view of the Gulf of Trieste from the top of the tower, the walls overlooking the sea and the bunker built in 1943 by the German Kriegsmarine.

Starting from meeting your local guide at your accommodation in Trieste, you'll travel to Grotta Gigante which translates to the giant cave. Marvel at the 98,50 meters high, 76,30 meters wide and 167,60 meters long underground chamber with contrasting colors before making your way to Duino Castle.

Explore the Princes of Torre and Tasso-owned castle built in 1300 and admire its architectural style as well as overlooking the Gulf of Trieste from the top of the tower. Inside, you'll see works of art and refined historical relics plus listen to the forte-piano played by Franz Liszt.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Pickup and drop-off
    • Transport
    • Local guide
    • Duino Castle and Giant Cave entrance fee
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-2): free admission. Please reserve your free ticket at checkout
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • Please leave accommodation address details at check out and contact the supplier as per information provided in the voucher
    • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, the activity is unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
    • The maximum amount of people per tour is 15
    • The tour can be in English, Italian or German
    • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes as the cave has 500 steps down and up
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for availability
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    Provider
    Vital.Care, zavod za vitalno življenje
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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