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Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the awe-inspiring sights and fascinating traditions of Slovenia’s coast during a small-group day trip departing from Ljubljana. Start with a visit to Socerb Castle which rests atop a bluff and offers a glimpse over the Bay of Trieste. Head to the medieval Church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje and witness its acclaimed fresco, Dance of Death. The tour continues to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, where you stroll its historical landscape covered in salt flats. You also enjoy leisure time to explore the coastal sights in Koper and Piran.
  • Small-group day trip from Ljubljana to the Slovenian coast
  • Take in sweeping views of the Bay of Trieste and beyond from Socerb Castle
  • See the famous Dance of Death fresco at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje
  • Explore the salt flats of Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
  • Discover Piran and history-steeped Koper both independently and on walking tours
  • Numbers are limited to eight people, ensuring personalized attention from a knowledgeable guide
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Central Ljubljana pickup and drop-off
Comfortable transport by air-conditioned minivan
Professional English speaking guide 
Admission fees, meals and personal expenses.
Admission options:
Hrastovlje church: 3 € per person
Marezige wine fountain
Piran city wall: 2 € per person 

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Adora Hotel // pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Allegro Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa // Pedestrian zone, pick up place is French revolution square
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atelier hotel
Vošnjakova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Atticus B&B // Closest pickup place: STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Celica hostel
Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Galleria Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square (Levstikov trg)
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Grand Hotel Union // Pedestrian zone, pickup is in front of uHotel
Tavčarjeva ulica 8a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Lesar Hotel // Pedestrian zone, pickup place is Levstik square
Gornji trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Levstik square
Levstikov trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Meksiko Hotel
Njegoševa cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Mrak Hotel
Rimska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Slon Best Western Premier Hotel // Limited access with vehicles, pickup place is uHotel
Miklošičeva cesta 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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STIC (Slovenian Tourist Information Center), Krekov trg 10
Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Trg Francoske revolucije, at the obelisk
Trg francoske revolucije 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

After meeting your guide in the morning at your centrally located Ljubljana hotel, hop into your air-conditioned minivan and journey to Socerb Castle. Arrive along a mesmerizing karst formation in the Šavrini Hills and capture views of the beautiful Adriatic and the Bay of Trieste. Learn about the Socerb Castle and its importance as a strategic stronghold to control the Trieste hinterlands.

Next, move on to the remote village of Hrastovlje outside of the city Koper and visit the famous Church of the Holy Trinity. Learn about the origins of this church and why historians debate whether the church’s architecture is 12th century Romanesque or 15th century Venetian Renaissance. Then snap photos of the acclaimed gothic fresco, “Dance of Death” (Dance Macabre).

Journey on to southwestern Slovenia and visit Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. See how salt is captured in ponds that cover 1,600 acres (650 hectares). During your stroll through the flats, learn about the 700-year-old tradition still used to generate salt.

Then, voyage north through the modern coastal town of Portorož to the Istrian town of Piran. Upon arrival, stretch your legs for a walk through the medieval streets once roamed by Illyrian hill tribes and pirates. Stop for lunch (own expense) and perhaps try a traditional cuttlefish risotto.

Finally, head to Koper and discover why its unique ecology and biodiversity makes it such an important national resource. Spend some time exploring and perhaps see Koper's 15th-century Praetorian Palace located on the city square. Meet back with your group shortly thereafter and return to your Ljubljana hotel where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Socerb Castle
Socerb offers breathtaking views of the Slovenian coast and the Gulf of Trieste and since it is not known as one of the top attractions, you can enjoy the scenery undisturbed.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity
Hrastovlje is a small village in Slovenian Istria, most famous for its 12th century Church of the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, marked by amazing 15th century frescoes, among which you can find a precious motif of the "Dance of Death".
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Secovlje Salina Nature Park
A visit of the Sečovlje salt fields is an essential part of any day trips to the Slovene coast, as you can learn about the traditional salt production and the balance that was established here between man and nature.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Piran Town Walls
Piran is a tourist highlight of the Slovenian coast, strongly influenced by the old Venetian Republic. Walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares and enjoy the breeze that blows from the sea.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Koper City Beach
Koper is today the most important place on the Slovenian coast with an amazing Venetian town centre. Koper is also an important port and a popular stop for cruise ships, which makes it an ideal base for cruise ship shore excursions.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests are recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 
  • In the summertime, it is recommended to bring a swimming costume and a towel. 
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.    
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Small group tour - up to 8 people per van. 
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Slovenia Explorer

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Slovenian Coast Day Trip from Ljubljana.

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Beautiful scenery, excellent tour
Wouter O
, Jul 2019
Nina our tour guide was excellent. We have learnt so much about Slovenia and is rich history. Beautiful scenery, excellent tour overall! I can strongly recommend.
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Convenient way to see multiple cities in a day
788vanessak
, May 2019
Travelling around Slovenia can be tough if you do not drive. This trip made it easy to get to the South. We weren't there when it was time to hit the beach, so there was no need to stay in Piran. A couple of hours is all you need in Piran and Koper. The highlight of the trip for me was going to the see the Danse Macabre frescoes in Hrastovlje.
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Loved this tour. Was only three of...
Jeremiah G
, Jul 2017
Loved this tour. Was only three of us and we did everything in the itinerary had just come from two day trips in Vienna where this was not the case. Have to say that the medieval Church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje was an unexpected highlight and would have been very difficult to get to on my own. The frescos were incredible and I had never been to a fortified church before. The salt flats were a little underwhelming but this was made up for by Piran, which is the main reason I booked this tour. Our guide was excellent and informative, though be aware that we didn't stop for lunch till 2:30, so you might want to pack some snacks. All in all, an excellent day that I would highly recommend.
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I really enjoyed my day trip to the...
keeweeset
, Jul 2016
I really enjoyed my day trip to the Slovenian Coast. Our guide was very knowledgable and we learnt a lot about coastal Slovenia and the country in general. It was also interesting seeing the difference in vegetation and architecture between the coast and the capitol city. My favourite stop of the tour was Piran where we had a guided tour of the main sights and some free time I think it was between 1 and 2 hours. I liked that we had the tour so we already knew where most of the sights were and had some free time. So, I could enjoy the beach and a wander around town. Overall, I can only recommend this day trip.
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Tour is amazing, Ivana is a lovely...
雨桐 李
, Jun 2016
Tour is amazing, Ivana is a lovely and wonderful guide, we had a beautiful day, surely to come back again! Hvala!
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A very nice trip, we saw the many...
Heikki T
, Jun 2016
A very nice trip, we saw the many faces of the Slovenia coast, heard many interesting facts about the history of the region
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Excursion was excellent. Our guide...
Douglas F
, Jun 2016
Excursion was excellent. Our guide, Tine, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Various stops were well timed and paced. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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The city Piran is amazing and...
Ka Yue C
, Apr 2016
The city Piran is amazing and suitable for people who enjoyed sea view and history. Our tour guide is extremely friendly and knowledgable. He makes the tour very comfortable and enjoyable. The attractions in the morning are average though.
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A great tour guide and good trip...
David T
, Oct 2015
A great tour guide and good trip - enjoyment not dampened by the rain!
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This tour packs a TON into a single...
Kelly M
, Jul 2015
This tour packs a TON into a single day. I liked every stop, though some might think it's too much for one day. Sanda was a wonderful guide...so personable and friendly, and really made sure I was getting the most out of the day. Be sure to pack a swimsuit if you're visiting in the summer and want to make time for a quick dip. I had time for a brief swim in Koper and Piran and the water was fantastic!
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