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Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region

1. Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region

After being collected from your Trieste accommodation, you will make your way to the town of Prosecco. You will begin your discovery into the well-kept and bubbly secret of this town, which is considered the gem of this region. Throughout your tour you will have the chance to discover this under-explored region, hearing all about the history of Prosecco and appreciating the area's most historically significant vineyards. This will be followed by a visit to an exceptional winery where you'll try some of the most renowned sparkling wine in all of Italy. Your tour will carry on to the medieval village of Štanjel, which was one of the first communities in the Karst Region. It is loved for its ancient village center and its awe-inspiring sweeping vistas. Štanjel sits atop a scenic hill, from where you can easily see some its most famous structures. The village has changed in appearance over the centuries, but has always maintained the spirit of the Karst. The town gets its name from the Patron Saint, Daniel, which provides it with an interesting cultural heritage. During both world wars, Štanjel was uniquely influenced by a particular architect and mayor at the time, Maks Fabiani. He preserved the essence of the village whilst using his creative finesse to rejuvenate the newly-renovated public structures. Fabiani’s most notable work in Štanjel involved the restoration of Ferrari Villa and the design of the extraordinary Ferrari Garden park, lauded as the most significant park landscaping in Slovenia from the inter-war period. Throughout the tour, you will also get the opportunity to try local delights of the Karst region, including dry-cured ham, cheese and local wine.

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From Koper: Half-Day Villages and Traditions Tour

2. 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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Koper: Private Shore Excursion to Ljubljana and Bled

3. Koper: Private Shore Excursion to Ljubljana and Bled

Your experience begins as you meet your guide next to the port of Koper. From there, take a short walk through the city's center to garner an impression of this town. Following your walk, board a vehicle in which you travel for approximately 1.5 hours to discover the Alpine pearl of Bled. As you travel, listen to your guide as they explain Slovenes, including their culture and history.  Once in Bled, stroll along the lake and enjoy the views of surrounding nature. Bled is an Alpine pearl that Slovenia is proud of, and is home to one of the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world. Bled Island is one of the most photogenic spots in Slovenia - an island in the middle of an idyllic alpine lake on which a beautiful church stands. The lake also reflects a mighty castle, which stands upon a high cliff above. Your next stop will be the Slovenian capital - the city of Ljubljana. Take a private guided tour of Ljubljana with an experienced and licensed tour guide to explore the rich history of this capital. Throughout your tour, listen to your guide as they tell you many stories and legends, some of which still exist. Once done exploring Ljubljana, return back to your tour starting point.

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From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

4. 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

5. 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: Private 4-Hour Scenic Coast Tour to Piran

6. From Koper: Private 4-Hour Scenic Coast Tour to Piran

Travel along the coast to the beautiful seaside resort town of Piran. Enjoy free time in the town and choose to stroll down the cute old town streets flanked by Venetian architecture and the charming seaside promenade or head up to the old city walls for incredible views of the town and coastline.  The old town of Piran is surrounded by the sea on three sides and by considerable remains of its thick town wall on the other. In the center of this lively historic medieval town, find the well-preserved square Tartini named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini whose statue dominates the piazza.  Visit the cathedral of St. George, built in baroque style in the early 17th century, and its location offers a magnificent view of the bay and on a clear day, you can even admire the sight across the bay of Italy. For another great view head to the 200m long stretch of the 15th-century town wall. Here, look down on the cathedral and old town and marvel at the quintessential picture-perfect view of the city.

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5.0 / 5

based on 2 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.