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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.

From Ljubljana: Škocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran Full-Day Trip

2. From Ljubljana: Škocjan UNESCO Caves and Piran Full-Day Trip

Begin your small-group tour by meeting at a central pick-up point in Ljubljana. From there, you will travel in an air-conditioned minivan to explore the Škocjan UNESCO caves and the charming coastal town of Piran. During the approximately 1-hour journey, you will enjoy the beautiful rural scenery of Slovenia while your guide shares interesting stories about the Škocjan UNESCO caves. Once you arrive, take a 2-hour guided tour of the Škocjan Caves. This World Heritage Site features a majestic underground river gorge filled with colorful stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes, including curtains and limestone pools. As you walk through the cave, you will be fascinated by the numerous waterfalls and underground halls surrounding you. What sets the Škocjan Caves apart from other caves is the extraordinary volume of the underground canyon, making it one of the world's most famous underground sights. Next, visit Socerb Castle, which offers breathtaking views of the Slovenian coast and Gulf of Trieste. The castle ruin is situated high above the coastline at the edge of the Karst Plateau and has dominated the cliff since Illyrian times. The tour will then continue to explore the coast of Slovenia and the charming coastal town of Piran. You will quickly fall in love with this town as you walk through its narrow medieval streets between beautiful houses, churches, and squares. Don't forget to enjoy the sea breeze and admire the marvelous Venetian architecture. Take your time to enjoy a cup of coffee, gelato, or some good fresh food. After a well-spent day, the tour will end back in Ljubljana at a central meeting point.

Piran and Slovenia Coast Tour from Trieste

3. 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 Koper: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

4. From Koper: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

Benefit from pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Koper or Piran, and then make your way to Postojna Cave to explore one of the world's largest karst cave formations. Journey through the magical underworld by electric train to discover a fantastic network of passages and halls of astonishing diversity. Keep a look out for the resident olm – an exclusively cave-dwelling aquatic salamander. Continue to the idyllic village of Predjama to explore the imposing castle perched on the middle of a vertical 123-meter cliff. Get stunning views of the Lokva River as it disappears beneath the castle. Learn about the building techniques of the Middle Ages and hear the legend of the castle's most notorious owner, the baron robber Erazem of Predjama! Explore the story of the 15th-century siege and other historical facts about this extraordinary monument and testimony to the resourcefulness of the people of medieval times.

Ljubljana: Karst & Coast Full-Day Trip

5. 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.

From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

6. From Koper: 5-Hour Tour to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle

Enjoy a 5-hour guided tour to the incredible Postojna Cave with a photo stop at the largest cave castle in the world, Predjama Castle. Explore the extensive Postojna cave system with cave passages over 20 kilometers (12 miles) in length on an unforgettable underground train ride.  The Postojna Cave system is the largest known cave system in the country and the second-largest accessible to visitors in the world. Postojna Caves lie under the slopes of a broad karstic limestone plateau on the eastern fringes of the Postojna basin and offer a unique opportunity to spot some of the local wildlife that lives in the cave. Just ten minutes far away from Postojna caves is Predjama castle, another jewel of the Karst region. Predjama Castle pressed into a huge cavern hollowed out of the high, flat rock face, above the karstic swallow hole of the Lokva stream. The castle boasts as the largest cave castle in the world. It is a truly unique sight and will make for an unforgettable sight, not to mention a great photo opportunity.

Piran: Bike Rental with Map, Helmet, Water bottle and Lock

7. Piran: Bike Rental with Map, Helmet, Water bottle 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.

From Koper: Ljubljana's Hidden gems

8. From Koper: Ljubljana's Hidden gems

Embark on an unforgettable day trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia's captivating capital, from the Port of Koper. Experience the charm and allure of this vibrant city, renowned for its rich heritage, cultural vibrancy, and enchanting atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the city's captivating sights, including the iconic Triple Bridge, the charming Preseren Square, and the majestic Ljubljana Castle, all while savoring insightful commentary from your knowledgeable guide. This captivating journey will unveil the heart and soul of Slovenia, leaving you with lasting memories.

Koper Stroll & Taste

9. Koper Stroll & Taste

Explore the enchanting capital of Slovenia's Istria region with our captivating walking and tasting tour, exclusively designed by Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and architectural marvels of Koper, a former Venetian Republic stronghold, while strolling through its picturesque squares. Our expert guides will lead you through the captivating Tito Square, the charming Da Ponte Fountain, and other remarkable landmarks that grace the city's historic streets. Indulge your senses as you meander through Koper, savoring traditional snacks and beverages along the way. Treat your taste buds to the renowned Piran salted chocolates, boasting a protected designation of origin, while also relishing aromatic coffee, delectable ice cream. This gastronomic adventure offers an authentic taste of the region's culinary delights. Join us for this captivating shore excursion from the Port of Koper, available during every cruise call at 10:30 AM, directly from the pier to the heart of the town. Uncover the hidden treasures of Koper with our engaging walking and tasting tour, an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories of Slovenia's fascinating capital.

Istria - Truffles: Hunting & Cooking & Tasting, Slovenia

10. 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.

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4.8 / 5

based on 31 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. .

Our guide Thomaš was excellent. He explained many things about the caves and about Slovenia in general. I highly recommend this 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

Caves were amazing but we did not have enough time at the castle.