Day trip

From Ljubljana: Lipica and the Coastal City of Piran

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: To do in Slovenia
Day trip

From Ljubljana: Lipica and the Coastal City of Piran

Activity provider: To do in Slovenia

From US$ 107.51 per person

Slovenia's coast charms with its inviting towns, rich history, and clear sea. Discover the beauties of the medieval town of Piran, and finish your journey in Lipica.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Pickup included
Radisson Blu Plaza (08:15), Hotel Birokrat (08:15), Hotel. Aust. Trend (08:15), Hotel Intercontinental (08:30), Hotel Central (08:30), Hotel GH Union (08:30), Hotel City (08:30), Hotel Park (08:45), Hostel Celica (08:45), Krekov trg (08:45), Levstikov square (08:45), French revolution square (08:45), Hotel Cubo (08:45), Hotel Lev (08:45), M-Hotel (08:45),Hotel Mons (08:45) *A short delay of up to 15 minutes can occur due to traffic conditions and different pick up locations.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire Lipizzan horses
  • Discover the Slovenian coast
  • Explore varied landscape
  • Enjoy the cobbled streets of Medieval Piran
Full description
Passing through a varied landscape, reach the sparkling Mediterranean. The gem of the Slovenian coast is the medieval Piran, tucked in between the sea and the mighty town walls. The central square boasts eminent historical palaces, the birth house of the maestro Tartini, his monument, and his name. You will walk up to the imposing Church of St. George with its Venetian-like bell tower to admire the view over the wonderful mosaic of roofs, streets, and squares with the stunning backdrop of the bay. After the sightseeing, you will have time to discover the hidden corners of the town, wander along the promenade and sample some savory Mediterranean cuisine. Portorož is a contrast to historic Piran, being a mundane resort town whose lively atmosphere you can enjoy during your free time. Lipica Stud Farm is the cradle of the Lipizzaners, the noble white horses. Breeding began 400 years ago to meet the exclusive needs and demands of the Habsburgs. A local guide will show you around the estate; you will see the whole array of magnificent animals – uncertain dark foals, gentle mares, and proud stallions capable of performing the most amazing figures of the Spanish Riding School. The excellence of the Lipizzaners can be admired at their show, in which they astonish the audience with a sophisticated performance accompanied by classical music.
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing tour of the coastal city Piran
  • Entrance fee to Lipica stud farm (18€)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Minimum number of participants is 2
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date/tour or a full refund
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. Wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Our guide was easy going and very knowledgeable. She was well prepared for children (we had our 8 and 10 yo kids with us). The drive was comfortable and timing unhurried. Piran is a beautiful historic seaside town with a lot of interest. We also drove through neighbouring seaside towns as our guide gave us insight into the history of the area. Lipica is interesting if you enjoy horses (which I do) but I still think Piran and the associated commentary was the highlight.

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March 23, 2023

Great tour! Ended up just being the two in our party as no one else had booked. Fantastic day with “Basil”, with plenty of time in Lipica and Piran, plus some wonderful stops for local food and drink. It felt more like hanging out with a friend than a tour. The horses and city are beautiful and it was a great way to get a taste of a lovely area. I’d love to go back and stay longer.

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March 23, 2023

Unser Guide "Sigismund" holte uns pünktlich am Hotel ab. Da wir nur zu zweit waren, konnte die Reiseroute individuell gestaltet werden. Zunächst zeigte er uns die Karst-Landschaften, ehe wir ans Meer nach Piran fuhren. Dort begleitete er uns durch den Ort und zur Stadtmauer. Es verblieb genügend Freizeit, um auf eigene Faust loszugehen und ein Mittagessen einzunehmen. Anschließend ging es auf unseren Wunsch nach Isola. Über das in Sichtweite liegende Italien (Triest) begaben wir uns nach Lipica, um das berühmte Gestüt zu besichtigen. Gegen 19 Uhr wurden wir zurück zum Hotel gebracht. Der Ausflug zeigte einige Aspekte Sloweniens. Später las ich im Reiseführer, dass Sigismund nicht alle Sehenswürdigkeiten von Piran/Lipica erwähnt hatte. Schade auch, dass wir keine "Show" der Lipizzaner besuchen konnten! Der "Guide" war sehr freundlich und wusste viel zu erzählen. Insgesamt eine gute Gelegenheit, einige Landesteile zu sehen und sich "Geschmack" für einen weiteren Aufenthalt zu holen!

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March 23, 2023

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