Explore two cities with Venetian and Roman influence.
This tour includes:
• Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
• English-speaking guide
• Koper city highlights
• Piran city highlights
• Information on local history and culture
• Scenic drive
• Praetorian Palace
• Tito Square
• Carmine Rotunda church
• Cathedral of St. Nazarius
Koper is the biggest commercial port in Slovenia. Explore sites including the 15th century Praetorian Palace in Venetian Gothic style, located on the southern side of the city's central Tito Square. It houses the Koper city government and also serves as a wedding hall. It is considered one of the city's architectural landmarks. Continue on to see the 12th century Carmine Rotunda church and the Cathedral of St. Nazarius with its 14th century tower.
After your fill of Koper, you tour will continue on to Piran. This wonderful panorama of the Piran peninsula from the west offers a view of the Cape of Piran stretching far into the sea. On the left are the salt works of Strunjan and farther in the distance the coastal towns of Izola and Koper. The archives reflect a rich historical tradition that reaches back to the Roman Empire.
The old seaport of Piran lies at the end of the Piran peninsula. It was surrounded by walls in the Middle Ages and city walls are still preserved today. The whole town is protected as a cultural and historical monument, and it has preserved its medieval layout with narrow streets and compact houses, which rise in steps from the coastal lowland into the hills and give the whole area a typical Mediterranean look.
• Admissions, food, beverage, not included.
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Days offered: 7 days a week