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Grotte di Castellana

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Address: Piazzale Anelli, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
Phone Number: 390804998221
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Grotte di Castellana Guided Tour from Bari
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Escape from the heat.

We arrived at the ticket office at about 11:15 and we're told that there were no more English speaking tours that day- no idea when or what time these are. We opted to tag along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the ticket office at about 11:15 and we're told that there were no more English speaking tours that day- no idea when or what time these are. We opted to tag along to the next one in any case -after all a cave is a cave. We were given a leaflet in English text which sufficed for... More 

Thank megrin2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice retreat on a hot day. Book on-line to save yourself a wait of 45 minutes before you can get tickets. The tickets are time-based. So we had to wait another 2 hours before we could get in. Well worth the wait. Try and book an english tour. Our italian guide tried to speak louder so we could understand more??!!... More 

Thank Mark R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelling in summer this is worth a day trip and escaping the Puglia sun for a day. Nice adventure for kids also.

Thank Mark O
Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the longer trip. Despite the rumors, it is fairly easy for (relatively) fit people. But it is an excursion for the mind as well as the body, and let your mind roam freely as you wonder among the formations. Thoroughly worthwhile.

Thank maxjuno
Borough London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Grotte du Castellana with my wife and daughter and was very impressed by the caves. The stalagmites & stalactites were very impressive but, the tour was far too long with more than 2hours underground. The tour is also expensive costing €45 for 3 people.

Thank Bill R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My took my wife and 6 year old twins to visit this cave, having done some research and visited many cave networks before, we knew what to expect and were well prepared. The process is a little convolouted for buying tickets and queuing for the tour. Tours are conducted in Italian, French or English, and you join the queue relevant... More 

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Monster, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited the cave around mid day, taking the 50 minutes / 1km tour with guide. the cave is enormous and extremely well maintained. in fact all the area around is set up nicely, wide range of good restaurant and other attractions apart from the cave itself. highly recommend.

Thank Jackylimp
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are really spectacular, there were a couple of itenaries to choose from and since we were limited in time, we chose the shortest one. I really did regret that since I would have loved to see more. The guides were very professional and were open to questions and suggestions. Eventhough it was busy, the groups were divided and... More 

Thank Rachelle G
Whitefish, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour because my husband likes caves. I am glad we did as the tour was very interesting and the grotte are beautiful. We took the 1 hour tour and should have taken the longer one that went the whole length. We went on the English speaking tour and the guide had perfect English. It would have been... More 

Thank Bonnie H
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like caves. I bought tickets on line for one of the English tours, then got there a little early so I could go on the longer tour. i am glad I did, it was 5 km of walking, with paths line with rubber mats when slippery and handrails available. It was very nice. And a very cool respite from... More 

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