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From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

1. From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

Join a guided coastline tour that allows you to get off at any of the 4 stops and discover the seaside towns on your own accord. Receive an information package including a map and coupons for tastings of local treats. This is the perfect way to discover the Slovenian coast and the beautiful towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, and Portorož. Meet your guide at the port of Koper and receive your information package with a map of the area and the coupons for free tastings in selected venues in each of the towns. The entire loop takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with stops in all 4 towns. You can decide on your own if you would like to stay for one hour and get back on the bus or explore one of the cities for longer. The whole tour is about 4 hours long. First, stop in the town of Izola, located 15 min away from Koper. It is a very characteristic town and known for its fisherman tradition. The second stop is the town of Piran, one of the oldest towns in the country. Piran is known for its stunning Venetian architecture and offers a more relaxing visit with many options for sights or things to do. The third stop on the route is the seaside resort of Portorož. This destination offers the largest Slovenian beach and a shopping promenade. Last, return to the town of Koper, where you can walk around the town, use the last of your tasting coupons and enjoy the rest of your day.

From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

2. From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns, packed with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years of Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Giuseppe Tartini, the world-famous composer and violinist was born and raised in Piran and had a great impact on the town. Today, his bronze statue adorns the town’s main square together with Tartini’s house, where visitors can admire one of his original violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace. On the hill above the town is the biggest and most important church, the Church of Saint George, which offers a wonderful view. Piran’s town wall, narrow streets, fishermen’s nets, compact houses and of course the beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting. On the panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tour guide will tell you about their main attractions, historical facts and local traditions. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Located nearby are the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting and traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village, where you will be able to familiarize yourself with local food and wine. At the end, you will visit Izola, which is known for its fishing history, and Koper, an important European port and the largest city of the Slovene Coast.

Koper: Piran or Izola Round-trip Transfer with Commentary

3. Koper: Piran or Izola Round-trip Transfer with Commentary

Take a panoramic bus transfer with commentary from your driver. See the main highlights of Slovenian coast and hear about its most important historical facts and traditions. With an entertaining driver, discover the story and history of the Istrian region. The first stop is a scenic spot close to the town of Izola. Take same photos and enjoy the panoramic view of the Golf of Trieste. If you wish to stay here, this is your stop.  The road continues past the valley of Strunjan to the spectacular village of Piran. It is one of the oldest Slovenian towns and one of the best preserved in the country. With its rich cultural heritage, narrow streets and charming Venetian architecture, Piran is considered a museum town, which makes it worth seeing. Whichever town you choose, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore on your own. On your way back to Koper, the bus will take you on a scenic ride through Portorož, one of the biggest tourist resorts in Slovenia with a beautiful beach and many hotels.

Izola: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

4. Izola: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Izola is a small Slovenian fishing town with an artistic soul. It used to be, like other coastal towns, an island which gradually merged with the land. The town has been home to shipyards, a large toy factory, and a large fish cannery. Hear about Izola's rich history and numerous interesting stories that have accumulated over time. Take a stroll along the promenade, where you'll see the small port and fishing pier, Manzioli square, ornate Manzioli palace, as well as Besenghi's palace. Gallivant down Ljubljanska Street, the most lively street in the center of Izola. It is especially popular with local pub crawlers. Pop into one of the myriad galleries and handicraft workshops here and wonder at the local art.

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What people are saying about Izola

Unfortunately, the tour was advertised in such a way that you should explore the places at your own pace. Since there was only one bus, the departure times were fixed. Nevertheless, the guide was very flexible and adjusted the times. The tour was very informative and the coupons could be easily redeemed. No sales event !!! All in all, highly recommended !!!!!!

Enjoyed seeing 4 different places on the bus as well as the tasting - coffee, ice-cream, wine and snack. Bus guides were helpful and informative. Only disappointment was to find the chocolate shop closed once our bus arrived in Koper.