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$69.50 Day Trips & Excursions

From Ljubljana, Slovenian Coast and Karst Small-Group Day Trip

Begin with a pickup from your hotel in the capital. Then, learn about the history and culture of the places you’ll visit from your knowledgeable guide as you cruise through rural Slovenia in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Continue to Škocjan Caves, one of the largest Karst caves in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caves are considered one of the great natural wonders on the planet and are not to be missed. While there, enjoy some of the Karst region's prosciutto and a glass of local wine. Then it’s on to Lipica to commune with the town’s famous residents: the white Lipizzaners, the famed horses from the Spanish riding school in Vienna. After cruising along Slovenia’s 28-mile (46-km) coast and passing the seaside towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz, stop in Piran. The charming coastal town boasts a warren of medieval lanes and intimate squares all snuggled right up to the Adriatic coastline. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal or go swimming in the ocean. One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinnes World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff, and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem.Return to Ljubljana in early evening hours.

$85.71 Day Trips & Excursions

Lipica and Slovenian Coast Tour from Ljubljana

Meet your guide at your hotel in Ljubljana before visiting Lipica and the Slovenian coast. Your first stop will be at Lipica, the cradle of the Lipizzaners. There you will have an option to see Lipica stud farm (own expense). Your trip will continue with a drive through a pretty fishing town of Izola, before your next stop at Piran. Stroll with your guide through the narrow streets of the old town and learn about its medieval-influenced architecture.  Take a break from the guided tour for lunch (own expense) and taste one of many traditional fish dishes, like the cuttlefish risotto. Next, spend some time relaxing next to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic or pop in for a calming swim.  A contrast to the historic city of Piran is Portorož, one of the most popular Slovene coastal resorts. To make the day complete you will have an opportunity to see the Sečovlje Salina Natural Park (own expense). On a way back to the starting point, you will have time to admire the small but very beautiful Slovenian coast and Slovenian sea.

$80.50 Walking & Biking Tours

Parenzana Trail Biking Experience from Koper

Your tour will begin with pickup either at the cruise passenger terminal or at your hotel, then depart with your guide for a bike riding adventure. Cycle along the Parenzana Trail, which runs along a narrow gauge railway that once connected 33 Istrian towns from Italy to Croatia. Visit old town centers and small villages and ride along the seashore, through vineyards, olive plantations, and valleys.The entire route boasts eight preserved tunnels. Ride through two of them, both in the Slovene part of the Istrian peninsula. The first tunnel connects Izola with Strunjan, and the second one is situated between Strunjan and Portoroz.Your biking trip starts in the port town of Koper. Peddle along the seashore towards the fishing town of Izola, where your guide will talk about the culture and history of the area. After a short stop, visit a salt evaporation pond, situated right above the first tunnel, and your guide will explain the importance of salt for the region.After passing through the tunnel, reach the final point of your trip and experience traditional village atmosphere. Refresh yourself with excellent wine and tasty food.

$77.22 Day Trips & Excursions

Piran Walking Tour and Slovenian Coast Panoramic Day Trip from Koper

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years lasting Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Its culture heritage is not at home only in museums since the architectural and artistic pearls, which decorate the everyday life of the local people, can be found at every corner.Giuseppe Tartini, the world famous composer and violinist, who was born and raised in Piran, had a great impact on the town. Today, his bronze statue adorns the town’s main square together with Tartini’s house where visitors can admire one of his violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the richly decorated Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace. On the hill above the town is the biggest and most important church, the Church of Saint George, which offers a wonderful view. Piran’s town wall, narrow streets, fishermen’s nets, compact houses that rise up the slope and beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting. On this panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tourist guide will tell you about the main attractions, historical facts and local tradition. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Nearby are located the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village and refresh yourself with local food and wine. At the end, you will visit Izola, which is known for its fishing history, and Koper, an important European port and the largest city of the Slovene Coast. During the trip you will be able to enjoy a splendid view of the sea, with the Alps in the background, and you will have plenty of time to take some wonderful photos.

$92.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Piran Walking Tour and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Trieste

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years lasting Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Its culture heritage is not at home only in museums since the architectural and artistic pearls, which decorate the everyday life of the local people, can be found at every corner.Giuseppe Tartini, the world famous composer and violinist, who was born and raised in Piran, had a great impact on the town. Today, his bronze statue adorns the town’s main square together with Tartini’s house where visitors can admire one of his violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the richly decorated Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace. On the hill above the town is the biggest and most important church, the Church of Saint George, which offers a wonderful view. Piran’s town wall, narrow streets, fishermen’s nets, compact houses that rise up the slope and beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting.On this panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tourist guide will tell you about the main attractions, historical facts and local tradition. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Nearby are located the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village and refresh yourself with local food and wine. At the end, you will visit Izola, which is known for its fishing history, and Koper, an important European port and the largest city of the Slovene Coast. During the trip you will be able to enjoy a splendid view of the sea, with the Alps in the background, and you will have plenty of time to take some wonderful photos.

$30.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Panoramic Tour to Piran

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Istranka Shore Excursions & Tours - Day ToursOn panoramic tour travellers will see the whole Slovenian coast and they will spend 2 hours of free time in Piran.Duration: 3 hours