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From Ljubljana: Sunset Group Tour of Piran

1. From Ljubljana: Sunset Group Tour of Piran

Join a group guided tour to take in the sites of the Venetian city of Piran. Admire the sunset as you stroll around this coastal city. Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and climb aboard your ride as the afternoon heat drops. Pass through varied landscapes until you reach the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the coastal town of Piran. Enjoy a guided tour of the former Venetian customs port. Learn about its history and how its sea salt made the Republic of Venice rich. Admire the stunning architecture, including Venetian palaces built in Gothic or Renaissance styles. Take a walk along the promenade, where you can try one of the seafront restaurants. Sample the delicious coffee or ice cream on Tartini Square. Explore the romantic narrow streets and watch the sunset in your partner’s arms. See the sun glinting off the Adriatic Sea before disappearing over the horizon, signifying it is time to catch your ride back to your hotel in Ljubljana.

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From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

2. From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

Join a guided coastline tour that allows you to get off at any of the 4 stops and discover the seaside towns on your own accord. Receive an information package including a map and coupons for tastings of local treats. This is the perfect way to discover the Slovenian coast and the beautiful towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, and Portorož. Meet your guide at the port of Koper and receive your information package with a map of the area and the coupons for free tastings in selected venues in each of the towns. The entire loop takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with stops in all 4 towns. You can decide on your own if you would like to stay for one hour and get back on the bus or explore one of the cities for longer. The whole tour is about 4 hours long. First, stop in the town of Izola, located 15 min away from Koper. It is a very characteristic town and known for its fisherman tradition. The second stop is the town of Piran, one of the oldest towns in the country. Piran is known for its stunning Venetian architecture and offers a more relaxing visit with many options for sights or things to do. The third stop on the route is the seaside resort of Portorož. This destination offers the largest Slovenian beach and a shopping promenade. Last, return to the town of Koper, where you can walk around the town, use the last of your tasting coupons and enjoy the rest of your day.

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

3. 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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Koper: Private Shore Excursion to Ljubljana and Bled

4. 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: 5-Hour Ljubljana Sightseeing Tour

5. 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

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

7. 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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What people are saying about Slovene Littoral

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Great trip, there were only 3 of us and the guide was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this experience!