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From Koper: Slovenian Riviera Bus Tour with Food Tastings

1. From Koper: Slovenian Riviera Bus Tour with Food Tastings

Embark on our best selling journey of the Slovenian Riviera, where breathtaking vistas unfold on a leisurely panoramic drive. Traverse the charming town of Izola, making a stop at a panoramic viewpoint. Follow your tour to the Slovenian countryside, enjoying in a exquisite glass of local wine while taking in the stunning coastline. Immerse yourself in a meticulously crafted 2-hour scenic bus loop, culminating in the enchanting port of Koper. Your adventure continues with a guided walking tour of Koper, where you'll savor local delicacies, unveiling the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Conclude your day with leisure time to absorb the essence of the Slovenian Riviera before embarking on your return journey to the ship. This day is a seamless blend of scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and delectable flavors, providing an unforgettable experience along the picturesque coastline. Book now and embrace a day filled with the essence of Slovenia's Riviera, creating lasting memories.

Piran and Slovenia Coast Tour from Trieste

2. Piran and Slovenia Coast Tour from Trieste

Depart Trieste and journey to one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Slovenia. Arrive in Piran and see the bronze statue of the famous composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini on Tartini Square. Visit the house where he lived and admire one of his violins. Marvel at the majestic buildings that surround the square, such as the Municipal Palace and Maritime Museum. Get panoramic views from the Church of Saint George, and stroll along the narrow streets to encounter pretty fishing nets and compact houses. Continue along the coast to visit the seaside towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper. Hear about their main attractions and learn about the local traditions. Take in the scenic views of the natural salt pans of Sečovlje near Portorož, and sample the local food and wine at a typical village. Learn about the fishing history of Izola and more. 

From Ljubljana: Lipica Stud Farm and Piran Full-Day Tour

3. From Ljubljana: Lipica Stud Farm and Piran Full-Day Tour

Today's adventure presents a choice between two of Slovenia's treasures. Opt for a visit to the Škocjan Caves, a Unesco World Heritage site, where you'll be awed by the natural artistry of underground passages, vast halls, and one of the world's largest subterranean canyons. Alternatively, choose to visit the historic Lipica Stud Farm, the birthplace of the elegant Lipizzaner horses. Established over 400 years ago, this site offers a glimpse into the noble lineage and graceful gallops of these famous white horses, a legacy of the Habsburg monarchy. After your underground exploration or equestrian encounter, the trip continues to Piran. This enchanting coastal town, once a Venetian port, is a mosaic of narrow streets and sunlit squares, set against the sparkling backdrop of the Adriatic Sea. Stroll along the marina, enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean climate, and perhaps, relive a Venetian love story in this picturesque setting. This day promises an unforgettable blend of natural or cultural heritage followed by coastal charm, offering a unique slice of Slovenian beauty tailored to your preference.

Ljubljana: Karst & Coast Full-Day Trip

4. Ljubljana: Karst & Coast Full-Day Trip

Discover the Slovenian coast and the Karst region on this full-day trip. Your first stop is the Skocjan Caves, one of the largest and most fascinating Karstic sites in Europe, where the Reka River runs 200 meters below the surface. Next, stop at a local tavern and taste the famous Karst air-dried prosciutto. It is easy to see why locals believe it to be the best prosciutto in the world, especially when accompanied by a local Teran wine. Head on to Lipica, which is the homeland of the white Lipizzaner – the breed of horse made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Continue through the coastal towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz to reach everyone’s favorite spot on the Slovenian coast – Piran. Lose yourself in its narrow, medieval streets and enjoy some free time over an exquisite seafood meal in one of the many local restaurants or cafes. One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinness World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem.

Piran: Bike Rental with Map, Helmet, Basket, and Lock

5. Piran: Bike Rental with Map, Helmet, Basket, and Lock

Renting a bike on the Slovenian coast is an excellent way to explore the area, experience the beautiful scenery, and stay active while on vacation. With its stunning coastline, picturesque towns, and pleasant weather, the Slovenian coast offers a unique and unforgettable biking experience. Explore the Slovenian coast on two wheels and discover the beauty of this hidden gem. Start your adventure by renting a bike in Piran and from there are numerous cycling routes to choose from, ranging from easy, flat paths to more challenging uphill trails. Ride along the coastal road and take in the breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea, passing through picturesque fishing villages and historic towns along the way. Stop for a swim at one of the many secluded beaches, or enjoy a refreshing drink at a beachside bar or try some great local food. One popular route is the Parenzana trail, which runs through Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia. This former railway track has been converted into a cycling trail, offering stunning views of the countryside and the coast.

Istria - Truffles: Hunting & Cooking & Tasting, Slovenia

6. Istria - Truffles: Hunting & Cooking & Tasting, Slovenia

Discover the mysterious world of the pearl of Istria. Go truffle hunting with a professional hunter and his dog. Get to know the recipe for the best dish with truffles. Istrian pasta “fuži” with truffles, a glass of excellent Istrian malvasia wine, good company … priceless! The greatest chefs highly value the Istrian truffle. It is one of the most expensive culinary ingredients. Let's get to know its secrets: how it is searched for, why they use dogs for hunting and how they are trained, what varieties of truffles we know, what else truffles are used for, why the price is sky-high, the history of (forbidden) hunting in Istria and other facts about truffles. After the hunt, we will cook a typical dish with truffles (Istrian pasta “fuži”) and find out which secret ingredient is in the recipe that makes the dish so exceptional. We will eat what we cooked and enjoy it with excellent local Malvasia wine. We will also learn how to recognize a meal with real truffles and not with its artificial aromas. Most of all, we will enjoy good company under the pergola of the Istrian homestead.

From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

7. From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns, packed with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years of Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Giuseppe Tartini, the world-famous composer and violinist was born and raised in Piran and 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 original violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the 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 and of course the beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting. On the panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tour guide will tell you about their main attractions, historical facts and local traditions. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Located nearby are the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting and traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village, where you will be able to familiarize 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.

Piran: Half-Day Caves and Castles Tour from Portorož

8. Piran: Half-Day Caves and Castles Tour from Portorož

Start your tour at Postojna Cave, one of the best-known caves in the world, where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train. Meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant, the Proteus. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, and the astonishing diversity of karst features await. Move on to the Predjama Castle. This picturesque and impregnable castle has been perched on a 123-meter high cliff for more than 800 years. Its romantic appeal is further emphasized by the idyllic Lokva River, which disappears into the underground world deep below the castle. The only preserved cave castle in Europe, Predjama offers a unique insight into the building techniques of the Middle Ages. During a siege that took place in the 15th century, the castle provided a refuge for its best known and most notorious owner, Erazem of Predjama. Learn about the incredible history of this castle, before you return.

Piran: e-bike&burger in Istria

9. Piran: e-bike&burger in Istria

Hop on an e-bike and explore the beauty of Portorož and Istria in style! Your journey begins with convenience in mind as our complimentary shuttle service awaits you at the bustling Trieste railway station. For added flexibility, we extend our hospitality by offering pickups at Muggia or Koper railway station, ensuring a seamless start to your activity. Once you're geared up with our modern e-bikes, set off on a leisurely ride through stunning coastal paths, charming villages, and breathtaking landscapes. Pedal effortlessly and take in the sights at your own pace. After your ride, treat yourself to a delicious burger made with local ingredients. It's the perfect way to recharge and savor the flavors of the region. Our shuttle will whisk you back to your starting point, ensuring a smooth end to your adventure. Join us for an unforgettable day of e-biking and mouthwatering bites in Istria's stunning scenery!

Slovenia/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

10. Slovenia/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Slovenia hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Slovenia and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City. Carriers to use in Slovenia: A1

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What people are saying about Portorož

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

it was a lovely day, stopped by the Skocjan caves, which is an amazing size. a tour guide informing us about it along the way, the parh is lit with alot of walking. we stopped at the stables to see the white horses, and finally stopped off in Piran which is a lovely seaside town and had a lovely meal in one of the restaurants. .

Excellent tour from Trieste to Piran. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about Slovenia. We were blessed with glorious weather which made the trip perfect. A nice blend of guide-led experiences and time to explore on our own. Highly recommended tour.

Dean was a superb guide and really gave us the inside details and history of the Slovenian coast. Well worth the time and money!

small group was a plus, nice trip although not much to see but the guide effort was appreciated

Truffle hunting with dogs! Amazing guide, dog, and great food. I highly recommend this tour.