Half Day Tour to Piran

Half Day Tour to Piran
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, smart weather appropriate clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.
Tour Details

Half Day Tour to Piran

Situated between Italy and Croatia, this small Slovenian coastline contains an immeasurable amount of beautiful sights all along its 27 miles. Explore quaint and beautiful Piran at your own pace on this self-guided tour.

Start your half-day introduction of this coastal region by taking panoramic photos of the Golf of Trieste from a scenic spot above the town of Izola. This is an old fishing town and a municipality in southwestern Slovenia on the Adriatic coast of the Istrian peninsula and the name originates from the Italian Isola, which means 'island'.

From there you will head to the charming village of Piran, the oldest and best-preserved town in Slovenia. You will have 2 hours of free time in Piran, and you will quickly appreciate why this 15th century village is commonly referred to as a museum town. Walk along a labyrinth of narrow, cobbled streets and admire the charming Venetian architecture. Piran offers plenty of historical churches, inviting cafes and a picture-perfect port to satisfy culture and photography buffs.

From there you will pass Portoroz, a lovely coastal village once known commercially for its nearby salt pans that today provide refuge for multiple birds and wildlife. Today, this village is one of the biggest tourist resorts in Slovenia with exquisite beaches, hotels and a vibrant nightlife.

Continue your scenic ride back to Koper filled with traditional villages, farms and olive groves. Throughout the tour your friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable guide will share with you fascinating facts and stories about Slovenia's history, culture and people.

Sign up now for an unforgettable day along the gorgeous Slovenian coast.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, smart weather appropriate clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  8 ReviewsReview This Tour
Pleasant excursion
December 12, 2019
Piran was a pleasant seaside village. There is no guided tour just time on your own.It is probably delightful in the summer. Our tour was in November and it was a cold, cloudy day with showers. Despite the fact it was a was a weekday, most of the stores were closed and there were few people around. We took shelter in the Maritime Museum which turned out to be quite fascinating once you get thru the boring first floor. Upstairs there are excellent displays on the history of the merchant seaman and the Navy. A separate room is an excellent display of marine artifacts from the Roman era.
Reviewer: Carolyn
4 Stars
Wonderful tour to Piran
December 02, 2019
Our tour guide was excellent and full of information on Slovenia and the local delicacies. We only had 8 people on our bus. We had plenty of time to tour Piran on our own. I would highly recommend a visit here!
Reviewer: Lisa Wilmott
5 Stars
Half day Tour to Piran
November 15, 2019
An excellent tour with a very informative guide. A beautiful trip. The guide needs to be commended.
Reviewer: Xavier Fernandez
5 Stars
Half Day Tour to Piran
October 14, 2019
This was a wonderful tour to Piran from the cruise port. We had 2 hours to visit independently. The guide gave so much information regarding the country of Slovenia. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Lisa Wilmott
5 Stars
Good
October 03, 2019
Got to see some beautiful countryside and the village of Piran is very beautiful. Tour guide told us a lot about the history of Slovenia as well as details of the current progress of the country.
Reviewer: Rod
4 Stars
Nice bus tour and nice walking tour on our own
September 17, 2019
We were pleased to see a significant amount of the country in Slovenia. It was beautiful and the commentary described it well. Piran was quaint and clean and pretty.
Reviewer: Susan Rowley
5 Stars