The 10 Best Cultural Tours in Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral Region

May 21, 2022 Merry Kessler

Discover the best top things to do in Slovenian Istria, Slovenia including Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Koper, Discover Trieste on Foot, Piran Private Walking Tour, Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Ljubljana, Private: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle with tickets- Shore Tour from Koper, Piran wine & food walking tour, Ljubljana the Capital & Lake Bled from Koper, Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle - Shore Excursion from Koper, Scenic Panoramic Tour Ho-Ho, Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana.
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1. Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Koper

Koper Trips - Tours & Shore Excursions
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Visit Piran, the town of music, artists and seamen, and enjoy a panoramic trip along the Slovene coast.

Inclusions: Food and wine tasting, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Driver/guide, Insurance

Exclusions: Entrance fee for the museum and aquarium, Other food and drinks, unless specified in inclusions

Reviewed By 603joanne

Absolutely amazing cave tour, the cave is beautiful and the tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate. My whole family loved this. Can get a bit cool in the cave, but not super cold. A great place to visit!

2. Discover Trieste on Foot

Piazza Unità d'Italia, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy On the way, tourist services
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Private walking guided tour of Trieste is one of the best ways to explore this charming city. Local licensed and experienced guide will show you and explain you the highlights of the city, which is often called Vienna by the sea. You will enjoy a walk, which will take you long time back, when the city started to develop and then through history, culture, art and hidden stories will lead you back to the present day.

Inclusions: Professional guide, Private tour

Exclusions: Food and drinks

Reviewed By GregorM353

The Izola is super little city to walk,bike, run.We walk to Koper ,and we were all the time by the sea, and it vas super

3. Piran Private Walking Tour

Tartini Square, 6330 Piran - Pirano, Slovenia On the way, tourist services
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Guided tour of Piran, which is made by professional licensed and experienced tourist guide is one of the best ways to discover this small and charming town which is also known as the pearl of the Slovenian coast. During the tour guests get to discover little less known places in Piran, they hear legends and old stories of the place.

Inclusions: Local guide, Private tour

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By Tomosius

So we planned a stop in Trieste on our way from Venice to Split, Croatia. We knew a little. The city was the home of Chef Lydia Bastianich and many national flags flew there over the centuries. It turned to be a wonderful surprise. We found beautiful architecture, wide streets, reasonable prices, friendly people and even more complex history than we had imagined. Helping us sort through the centuries of politics, wars, occupations and developmnets was our guide Demian Sem. He was wonderful. Demien is a Slovenian (next door to Trieste) and explained how Slovenia, Venice, Italy, the Hapsburgs, Ottomans, Romans, Italian Fascists, NAZI's, WWII and others figured in the city's history. Demien punctuated his narrative with personal anecdotes and the local color you can only see with a native. He explained the more interesting architecture, buildings, their significance and their role in the city's history, economy and culture. He also has a great sense of humor and managed to entertain us on a personal level as well. We like to use local guides, especially on 1st visits. Damien not only met our expectations, he exceeded them on every criteria. If you book a local tour ask for Demian Sem. You will benefit from his extensive knowledge and interestig delivery.

4. Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast from Ljubljana

Koper Trips - Tours & Shore Excursions
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Visit Piran, the town of music, artists and seamen, and enjoy a panoramic trip along the Slovene coast.

Inclusions: Food and wine tasting, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Driver/guide, Insurance

Exclusions: Entrance fee for the museum and aquarium, Other food and drinks, unless specified in inclusions

Reviewed By 603joanne

Absolutely amazing cave tour, the cave is beautiful and the tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate. My whole family loved this. Can get a bit cool in the cave, but not super cold. A great place to visit!

5. Private: Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle with tickets- Shore Tour from Koper

Slovenia Day Trips, Tours & Shore Excursions
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Wonderland Does Exist Join us on this private small group shore excursion journey to the world`s famous Postojna Cave and fairytale Predjama Castle in a comfortable, clean, air conditioned up to date passenger van for up to 8 persons max. Definitely one of the best options to experience Slovenia. Highlights: - Private Small Group Transportation (up to 8) - Adventureus Ride with only Cave Train in the World - Biggest Cave System in Europe and a Fairytale Castle - Comfortable, Clean and Air- Conditioned up to date cars/vans - Foodie Insiders- We Know Where to get Local Food at its Best

Inclusions: Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off, All Private Transportation, All transportation in up to date comfortable, air- conditioned passenger van for up to 8 persons, English speaking driver/ escort, Basic Insurance, Complimentary bottle of water, Ticket for the cave, Ticket for the Predjama Castle

Exclusions: Food is not included. Upon request we can make a reservation at a local family run restaurant .

Reviewed By Summer H

Loved this tour so much the caves were incredible and so fascinating , it was so easy to keep up with the tour guide and the hike was not to bad and when finished u have 2 options on getting back to the main entrance one is a elevator and one is another small hike back

6. Piran wine & food walking tour

Koper, Koper, Slovenian Istria, Slovenian Littoral Region Alfredo Tours
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Historical Centre Food Tour: Come hungry there is a lot of food! We chose the historical center of Piran because it has the most to offer in terms of culture, history and of course wonderful food. This is where most of historic houses and other sights are found, many of them well over 1300 years old, and the food is just delicious if you know where to go. And, because it's very central, we can show you more than one area, including the famous, Tartini square, ancient town's wall, St. George Cathedral and the famous Venetian House. On this 5-hour guided walking food tour we eat our way through the neighborhood enjoying 4 delicious food tastings. Visit the local, colorful outdoor food market, admire old buildings, architecture and meet the wonderful families working hard to preserve local food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other.

Inclusions: Tour Guide,, Gastronomic stops: 4,, Wine tasting: yes,, Snacks at food stops included: yes,, FREE - Town of Piran brochure (with map)

Exclusions: Any services not listed above as “Included, Pick Up and Drop Off, Personal travel insurance.

Reviewed By Barbara_cb72

I found out that sLOVEnia has a "love" word in its name. As far as I can see, the same is true for Alfredo TOURS and for the guides who work there to make your tour something special - a lovely experience.

7. Ljubljana the Capital & Lake Bled from Koper

Koper Trips - Tours & Shore Excursions
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Visit the charming Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, and Bled, a popular tourist destination, which is considered one of the most beautiful alpine resorts also known as the Alpine pearl.

Inclusions: Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Driver/guide, Insurance

Exclusions: Pletna boat ride, Food and drinks

Reviewed By 603joanne

Absolutely amazing cave tour, the cave is beautiful and the tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate. My whole family loved this. Can get a bit cool in the cave, but not super cold. A great place to visit!

8. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle - Shore Excursion from Koper

Koper Trips - Tours & Shore Excursions
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Visit Postojna Cave, the best-known cave in the world, and The Predjama Castle, the only preserved cave castle in Europe.

Inclusions: Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Driver/guide, Insurance

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By 603joanne

Our experience has been one to remember! Koper Trips was great to work with when arranging tours and knowing exactly what their clients want! So many options and great tours throughout different parts of Slovenia have been explored due to this company. Cannot wait to return!

9. Scenic Panoramic Tour Ho-Ho

Potniški terminal, Belveder 8-1, 6000 Koper - Capodistria, Slovenia Istranka Tours
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The panoramic tour will show you the main highlights of Slovenian coast. With local guide you will enjoy on panoramic tour along the Slovenian coast to Piran and back. You will see all four coastal cities: Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorož. You will spend 2 hours of free time in Piran Departures/Arrivals are from cruise terminal in the Port of Koper, check availability.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Local guide, Basic accident insurance

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Reviewed By konazotravels

We had an excellent tour with Marina as our guide for the Piran & Istrian Flavors tour. Istranka was easy to work with booking our tour and responded promptly. We were picked up at the port and driven to Piran for a short walking tour of this scenic village with 15th c Venetian Gothic architecture with some free time on our own. We then drove thru the countryside to a small family owned winery for a tour and tastings. Lastly, we drove to Marina's horse farm for a short tour and then a fantastic lunch she had prepared for us that included appetizer, soup and salad, homemade bread, gnocci with wild boar and panna cotta with figs in wine sauce or strawberries. My mouth waters thinking of it. I had set up the tour on CruiseCritic for 6 and the others indicated this tour really had a WOW factor and they felt fortunate to be on this small tour. ONE of the VERY BEST TOURS we have ever taken is how I would describe our tour with Marina.

10. Skocjan Caves, Lipica & Piran: Karst & Coast Small-Group Day Trip from Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Upper Carniola Region Roundabout Travel
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Discover the Slovenian coast and the Karst region. The first stop is the UNESCO listed Skocjan Caves, one of the largest and most fascinating Karstic sites in Europe with the Reka River running 200m below the surface. Next stop in one of the local taverns with the famous Karst air-dried prosciutto tasting, accompanied with the local wine Teran – produced only in the Karst region. Short stop at Lipica, the homeland of the white Lipizzaner. Pass the coastal towns of Koper, Izola and Portoroz to reach everyone’s favourite spot on the Slovenian coast – Piran, where you can get lost in its medieval narrow streets and houses and enjoy some free time. One last stop at Predjama Castle on the way to Ljubljana. Discover the secrets of the largest cave castle (Guinnes World Records!), located on a 123-meter high cliff, and learn about the local Robin Hood, the legendary knight Erazem. Return to Ljubljana in early evening hours.

Inclusions: Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks, Entrance fees to Skocjan Caves:16 - 20 €, Karst prosciutto and Teran wine tasting (approx. 6 EUR)

Reviewed By jellybiens

I spent the day travelling around with my guide Michelle, and she made the whole experience something I will never forget. She took me to see many different sites from Lake Bohinj to Waterfall Savica to Lake Bled. However the main stops on the way were not all there was to see, it was as much about the journey as it was the destinations. Slovenia has some incredible sites to behold and the scenary all throughout the day left me blown away. Driving through the deepest vallies and up the tallest mountains, it was a real adventure the whole way. Due to the time of year and current events, we basically had every spot to ourselves without the hussle and bussle of noisy tourist spots and the benefit of this was how peaceful everything was. Michelle is an incredibly friendly and kind person, full of knowledge and experience of Slovenia that she shares with you in an enthusastic and engaging way, she is perfect company for the trip. This is an amazing day out which I highly reccomend to anyone visiting Slovenia. I will absolutely be coming back to stay at Lake Bohinj next year for a relaxing camping holiday. Thank you Michelle for touring me around Slovenia during my stay here. It has been one of the best ( or even, the best ) experience I have had travelling over the past few years.

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