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THE BEST OF LAND AND SEA – SLOVENE ISTRIA AND TRIESTE

From the purpose built beaches in the cradle of the Adriatic Sea to the diverse scenic paths by the fertile country hills this tour will make you experience the best the land and sea have to offer. Firstly you will discover the secret of a happy life in Trieste, the Triestini embrace Mediterranean happy  life with a passion that is palpable and infectious. Trieste is a home of the probably finest coffee in Italy and a must afternoon aperitivo at Pizza Unita.  Piran adorned by timeless sensational romance purely justify it’s reputation as a Pearl of the Slovenian coastline. Inland of Istria is a perfect place for the Olive oil tasting and wine tasting experience with the iconic and renowned winemaker.

The itinerary can be adjusted according to your wishes. If you are interested in extending your stay, we can book extra activities in the area or combine this tour with other destinations. Contact us and tell us about your wishes and needs.

Our trip starts from Ljubljana at 8:30am in direction to the easternmost region of Italy, where we find a small strip of land that borders with Slovenia and it’s called Trieste.

We will take a walk thru this charming Italian coast town, which due to its proximity to other nations and regions,  has been influenced over the years by various other cultures and civilizations and also, for a while, the residence of the famous Irish writer, James Joyce.  We will start our walk at the iconic Trieste harbor and continue to the Piazza Unita italia, which is known as the largest square situated next to the sea in Europe. Several prestigious and important buildings line the square including the Town Hall, the Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino, the Palazzo del Governo and the Palazzo Pitteri – Each of which features a stunning design and beautiful architecture. Local artisan ice cream or a freshly brewed cappuccino it’s a must when in Trieste and will also boost some energy into our walking experience. We will then move to the  most picturesque castle in this region of Italy – the Miramare castle. Created in the 19th century, the structure itself is immensely beautiful with white-washed walls and decorative crenelations. The grounds of the castle feature extensive gardens and woodland that you can explore.

After exploring Trieste we will move towards Slovene Adriatic coast with first stop in Piran. This lovely colourful town is known for its long pier and grandiose Venetian architecture. Tartini Square is flanked by Gothic red Venetian house and the frescoed Tartini house, where the great violinist Giuseppe Tartini was born.

We will take a walk through this vibrant little town and ascend to the Cathedral hill.

We will take time for lunch and afterwards move to  Salina Nature Park. These salt pans were formed more than 700 years ago and remain as the only salt pans still in operation in this part of the Adriatic, maintaining the traditional process of manual manufacture of salt.

From the coast we will take you to the inland Istria where you will witness it’s completely different facet. You will attend a guided tour of the top olive oil manufacture and a tasting of finest  local olive oils.

In the evening our Istrian experience will culminate in a private visit to a genuine organically operated family wine estate. The cellar is situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Gulf of Piran and the unspoiled valley of the river Dragonja. Vineyards stretch along the Southern slopes of the Istrian hills at an altitude of 250 to 350m. All the wine production is manually done within the family with great attention and meticulous dedication and control of every moment of production.

  • Trieste with picturesque castle Miramare
  • Vibrant coastal town
  • Viewing of manual manufacture of salt at Saline salt park
  • Guided tour of the Istrian olive oil manufacture and the cultivation areas
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Wine and food pairing experience at the renowned wine maker

Included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Ljubljana
  • Comfortable and an air conditioned minivan 6+1
  • Entrance ticket at Saline national park
  • Olive oil tasting
  • 5 wine tastings, accompanied with tapas
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary

Not Included:

  • Miramare caste entrance ticket  (optional 7 eur)
  • Lunch, coffee (optional)
  • Personal expenses

PRICE OF THE TOUR: from 159 eur per person

Prices are in Euro and are per person.

The prices are all inclusive of local taxes and all listed activities.

After we have received your booking request, we will send you a conformation of availability within 24 hours.

Cancellation policy: your participation in the tour may be cancelled any moment. If you cancel your tour within 24 hours after the  payment, we will refund you full amount received, deducted for bank fees if applicable. If the free cancellation terms are not met, cancellation costs will equal the amounts received.

Minimum number of persons required for this tour is 4. If the minimum number of trip participant is not met, the tour may be cancelled and you will be offered an optional tour or a full refund.

NOTES: Please note that Slovenia’s law doesn’t permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.




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ITINERARY

The itinerary can be adjusted according to your wishes. If you are interested in extending your stay, we can book extra activities in the area or combine this tour with other destinations. Contact us and tell us about your wishes and needs.

Our trip starts from Ljubljana at 8:30am in direction to the easternmost region of Italy, where we find a small strip of land that borders with Slovenia and it’s called Trieste.

We will take a walk thru this charming Italian coast town, which due to its proximity to other nations and regions,  has been influenced over the years by various other cultures and civilizations and also, for a while, the residence of the famous Irish writer, James Joyce.  We will start our walk at the iconic Trieste harbor and continue to the Piazza Unita italia, which is known as the largest square situated next to the sea in Europe. Several prestigious and important buildings line the square including the Town Hall, the Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino, the Palazzo del Governo and the Palazzo Pitteri – Each of which features a stunning design and beautiful architecture. Local artisan ice cream or a freshly brewed cappuccino it’s a must when in Trieste and will also boost some energy into our walking experience. We will then move to the  most picturesque castle in this region of Italy – the Miramare castle. Created in the 19th century, the structure itself is immensely beautiful with white-washed walls and decorative crenelations. The grounds of the castle feature extensive gardens and woodland that you can explore.

After exploring Trieste we will move towards Slovene Adriatic coast with first stop in Piran. This lovely colourful town is known for its long pier and grandiose Venetian architecture. Tartini Square is flanked by Gothic red Venetian house and the frescoed Tartini house, where the great violinist Giuseppe Tartini was born.

We will take a walk through this vibrant little town and ascend to the Cathedral hill.

We will take time for lunch and afterwards move to  Salina Nature Park. These salt pans were formed more than 700 years ago and remain as the only salt pans still in operation in this part of the Adriatic, maintaining the traditional process of manual manufacture of salt.

From the coast we will take you to the inland Istria where you will witness it’s completely different facet. You will attend a guided tour of the top olive oil manufacture and a tasting of finest  local olive oils.

In the evening our Istrian experience will culminate in a private visit to a genuine organically operated family wine estate. The cellar is situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Gulf of Piran and the unspoiled valley of the river Dragonja. Vineyards stretch along the Southern slopes of the Istrian hills at an altitude of 250 to 350m. All the wine production is manually done within the family with great attention and meticulous dedication and control of every moment of production.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trieste with picturesque castle Miramare
  • Vibrant coastal town
  • Viewing of manual manufacture of salt at Saline salt park
  • Guided tour of the Istrian olive oil manufacture and the cultivation areas
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Wine and food pairing experience at the renowned wine maker
TOUR INCLUDES

Included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off in Ljubljana
  • Comfortable and an air conditioned minivan 6+1
  • Entrance ticket at Saline national park
  • Olive oil tasting
  • 5 wine tastings, accompanied with tapas
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary

Not Included:

  • Miramare caste entrance ticket  (optional 7 eur)
  • Lunch, coffee (optional)
  • Personal expenses
PRICE

PRICE OF THE TOUR: from 159 eur per person

Prices are in Euro and are per person.

The prices are all inclusive of local taxes and all listed activities.

TERMS

After we have received your booking request, we will send you a conformation of availability within 24 hours.

Cancellation policy: your participation in the tour may be cancelled any moment. If you cancel your tour within 24 hours after the  payment, we will refund you full amount received, deducted for bank fees if applicable. If the free cancellation terms are not met, cancellation costs will equal the amounts received.

Minimum number of persons required for this tour is 4. If the minimum number of trip participant is not met, the tour may be cancelled and you will be offered an optional tour or a full refund.

NOTES: Please note that Slovenia’s law doesn’t permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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