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From Koper: Day Trip to Lake Bled & Ljubljana

1. From Koper: Day Trip to Lake Bled & Ljubljana

Ljubljana, the capital and largest city in Slovenia, is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center of the country. It is renowned for its rich history, reflected in its wonderful architectural heritage. Its old town center is embraced by Ljubljana Castle and the River Ljubljanica, where the feeling of the city is strongest. On this trip, you will encounter ancient and modern architecture. You will visit the old town center where you'll admire the works of the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, who took an important part in designing Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. In little more than 3 decades, Jože Plečnik transformed Ljubljana from a provincial city to the capital of the Slovene nation, and re-shaped the urban part of the city. His influence can be felt everywhere, but mostly along the river Ljubljanica. On this trip, you will visit some of the most interesting buildings and monuments, such as the Ljubljana Town Hall, the Triple Bridge, the Shoemakers’ Bridge, Ljubljana Cathedral, the Robba Fountain, Prešeren Square, Congress Square and other attractions. The symbol of the city is the Ljubljana Dragon, depicted on the top of the tower of Ljubljana Castle and on the Ljubljanica – crossing Dragon Bridge. It symbolizes power, courage and greatness. Bled is an Alpine town which represents one of the oldest and most beautiful tourist destinations in Slovenia. Its main attraction is the lake which surrounds Bled Island. The island has several buildings, the main one being the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The church has a make-a-wish bell, and is frequently visited by newlyweds and other guests. Lake Bled will certainly leave you speechless, since it offers various sport activities and represents a place where you can spend the most romantic moments of your life.  Take a walk around the lake enjoying the fresh alpine air and watch swans and ducks at play. Admire Bled Castle built on a precipice above the glacial lake, which according to written sources is the oldest Slovene castle. At the end, you will pass by some other local monuments and refresh yourself with a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called cremeschnitte (kremšnita). You will also have a chance to take some beautiful photos of the lake, island, castle and the nearby Alps.

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Koper Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

2. Koper Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

On this tour, you will discover the rich history, present and legends that Koper has to offer. The Muda Gate used to be one of the gates that led into town. You will hear a story about Šavrinke and the Lion castle. In addition, you will see the Prešeren Square with its famous fountain. Tito Square is one of the most beautiful central squares in Europe, surrounded by many important and beautiful buildings. After, walk to the cathedral and marvel at its great architecture out- and inside. Walk along Kidričeva Street with its interesting facades and palaces, leading you right to Carpaccio Square where, among others, you will find out, why the fresh thin beef steak is called carpaccio. The Promenade represents the main meeting point of locals and tourists and it is one of the liveliest areas of Koper. The tour is private, so it can be adapted to the interests or needs of the visitors.

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From Koper: Half-Day Villages and Traditions Tour

3. From Koper: Half-Day Villages and Traditions Tour

Your trip begins with a visit to Socerb Castle. Learn about the castle's importance during the Middle Ages as you take in the beautiful view of the Gulf of Trieste. Hear about legends of a local cave and its underground shrine. After your castle visit, move on to the Mediterranean village of Hrastovlje.   Best known for its Church of the Holy Trinity, spend time in Hrastovlje and visit its UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the church's intricate frescos of bible stories and Glagolitic inscriptions. Learn about the church's extensive history extending to the 13th-century and the discovery of Janez of Kastav's part in painting the church.    From Hrastovlje, drive to the village of Marezige and see where the first wine fountain of Slovenia is located. Continue on with a visit to a renowned olive oil farm. Replenish yourself with tastings of excellent olive oil, wine, and food. Throughout the tour admire scenes of unspoiled nature and stunning vistas.

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From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

4. From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

Join a tour across the border to Trieste, the largest town in the area, and full of rich history. Explore the city center with its beautiful architecture and Italy's largest sea-facing piazza. Visit the fairytale-like castle of Miramare just outside of town by the Gulf of Trieste and walk around the seaside set castle grounds.  Discover the city center of Trieste with its numerous monuments and feel the historic atmosphere present. Pass by Piazza dell’ Unita d’Italia, a vast public space and also Italy’s largest sea-facing piazza. See Palazzo del Municipio, Trieste’s 19th- century city hall. On your way to the lively Ponterosso Canal, you will pass the impressive remains of the Roman amphitheater.  Then, leave the city and just a short drive away, find perched on a cliff above the sea the fairytale-like castle of Miramare that overlooks the Mediterranean from a large white rocky promontory. The castle grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 54 acres. Enjoy free time to stroll around the amazing gardens and discover the residence of Maximilian, a member of the Habsburg imperial family.

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From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

5. 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.

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Izola: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

6. Izola: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Izola is a small Slovenian fishing town with an artistic soul. It used to be, like other coastal towns, an island which gradually merged with the land. The town has been home to shipyards, a large toy factory, and a large fish cannery. Hear about Izola's rich history and numerous interesting stories that have accumulated over time. Take a stroll along the promenade, where you'll see the small port and fishing pier, Manzioli square, ornate Manzioli palace, as well as Besenghi's palace. Gallivant down Ljubljanska Street, the most lively street in the center of Izola. It is especially popular with local pub crawlers. Pop into one of the myriad galleries and handicraft workshops here and wonder at the local art.

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From Koper: 5-Hour Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

7. From Koper: 5-Hour Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a 5-hour tour to wonderful Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Wander the picturesque streets in the old town, walk along the river, spot the many of the cute riverside cafes and shops, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the city. Make a visit to Ljubljana castle hill and be amazed by the stunning views of the city before enjoying the lush greenery in Tivoli Park. Stroll down the pedestrianized streets of Old Town of Ljubljana and discover the beautiful architecture, fountains, and statues around every corner. Stop to take a photo at Ljubljana’s most photographed landmark, the Triple bridge, designed by Jože Plečnik. Don't miss out on visiting Ljubljana castle, perched upon a hill, be amazed by the marvelous views of the surrounding city below. Today the castle complex accommodates a trio of enjoyable museums as well as two of the city’s finest restaurants. Entry to the castle museums is not included in the tour price.  When you have had enough of the streets, head over to Ljubljana’s largest and most beautiful green area, the Tivoli Park.

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From Koper: Full Day Tour to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

8. From Koper: Full Day Tour to Lake Bled and Ljubljana

Visit Lake Bled and enjoy a place with a big blue lake, idyllic island, iconic church, the domineering castle atop the hill. Admire the church sitting proudly in the middle of the island.  Enjoy Bled with an emerald lake and a breathtaking view over the Alps. Take in the charm and get on board a traditional wooden Pletna boat and take a sail towards the island in the middle of the lake. Tour the capital of Slovenia which is the figurative and almost literal center of the country. Ljubljana offers a picturesque and well-kept medieval old town at its center and has a vibrancy and youthful air with countless cultural events, taking place on a daily basis, as well as a spirited nightlife scene. Enjoy the green city and one of the most sustainable capitals in Europe. Pass the charming historic castle on the hill, from where you will have all city on the tip on your hand.  Breath in the unique Art Noveau and Baroque architecture, pass by the most famous lovers in the city: Prešeren on Prešeren square and cross the Dragon and the Triple Bridge, guarding the Ljubljanica river.

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What people are saying about Koper

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A very nice tour in the hinterland of the Slovenian Adriatic coast! Due to the corona, we were the only two participants on the tour, so the excursion had something almost familiar, especially since our guide Grega spoke almost perfect German and gave us a lot of information about the country and its people. During the wine and food tasting in a small winery, we experienced real Slovenian hospitality. An all-round successful tour that we would do again at any time.

Driver and tour guide were very good. We were shown and explained a lot. Always happy to get-your-guide with tour guide in German. Unfortunately, Get-Your-Guide offers too little for crusaders.

Happily surprised

Our lady tour guide was fantastic. Upbeat and knowledgeable. My husband and I Truly enjoyed spending the day in her company.

Great day trip and the tour guide is amazing

Had a really good experience. The tour is lovely and the tour guide was very for Friendly and knowledgeable

Demian was a very friendly tour guide, spoke great German and knew his home country very well!