A hour-by-hour plan to guide your trip.
Meet your guide at your hotel before visiting the Istrian town of Piran. We will pick you up with one of our comfortable, air-conditioned 8-seats mini-vans and we'll take you to one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns with rich history and culture.
Firstly, your local guide will take you to a delightful little cafe' at the entrance of the town, to soak up the atmosphere, and taste "brewed to perfection" Italian cappuccino or espresso.
Stroll with your guide through the narrow streets of the old town and learn about its Medieval-influenced architecture. Almost 500 years lasting Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm.
Try Piran’s favourite snack and a homemade antipasto plate specials with a glass of local wine and fresh bread at a local Osteria.
Walk through the amazing center of Piran and discover its unique secular heritage - the Tartini Square. It is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the richly decorated Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace.
Visit the unmistakeable red palace that was built in the middle of the 15th century and is the oldest residence still standing. Its Venitian-Gothic architecture is striking with its lovely Venetian balcony and windows.
Hear the tale of eternal love and devotion: between a Venetian merchant and his mistress. The merchant fell in love with a local girl, built a beautiful 15th century house for her on the main square.
Go behind the scenes at one of Piran’s most well-known pizzeria to taste their award-winning pizza and see how its baked.
Get the chance to have a full taste of the city from the hill above the town. The town of Piran, squeezed on to a small peninsula stretching out to the sea, is a must see with your own eyes from the top of the hill, while standing besides the Church of Saint George overlooking the town from above. A view that will take your breath away: the wonderful view of the sea and the Julian Alps in the distance.
Within the town a famous Minorite monastery from the 17th century can be seen, with its remarkable cross-shaped corridor, where numerous musical events are held each summer.
The Minorite Monastery has a lovely cloister, and the attached Church of St Francis Assisi was built originally in the early 14th century but enlarged and renovated over the centuries. Inside are ceiling frescoes and the Tartini family's burial plot.
Not so far away lie the remnants of the town wall, which protected the town against attacks by the Turks. Piran's town walls were were eventually completed between the years 1470 and 1534 and had eight crenellated towers with battlements.
Take a break from the guided tour and experience some delicious and fresh Balkan food based on traditional cuisine. Satisfaction is guaranteed when you decide to taste a glass of wine from the rich and versatile local selection (like the Malvazija or Refosk) - a slice of Istria history on a plate.
Ending point. After a wonderful day of sightseeing, you will be dropped off at your hotel or at your pick up point.
Please Note: All scheduled times are an approximation and can vary slightly based on situations out of our control (traffic, weather, etc.)