CITY BREAK TRIESTE

Trieste

CITY BREAK TRIESTE

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Day 1 Trieste(I) Trieste-Miramare castle-Trieste

Included transfers from Trieste airport to your centraly located Trieste hotel followed by late afternoon orientational walk, guided visit of Miramare Castle, welcome drink and welcome dinner. Welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Trieste.
Day 2 Slovenia tour(Slo) Trieste-Postojna Caves-Ljubljana-Lake Bled-Trieste
Today we explore all the highlights of Slovenia in one day. We start our day with a visit of underground world of Postojna caves. Enter the best known cave in the world with numerous tunnels, passages, galieries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adveturous train ride its easy and fun. Afterwards to Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana. Ljubljana has the most beautiful historic center, contained within a sprawling pedestrian zone that flanks both sides of the willow-lined Ljubljanica River, with animated cafés and restaurants, magnificent Barroque buildings and bridges. Then to Lake Bled. Lake Bled is surrounded by high mountains, a dramatically placed 11th century cliffside castle and its tiny island with 99 steps leading up to the exquisite Church of the Assumption, the lake presents a fairy tale setting like no other. Dinner and overnight in Trieste.
Day 3 Istria tour(I,Slo,Cro) Trieste-Rovinj-Grožnjan-Piran-Trieste
Start a wonderful day out by exploring one of the most picturesque towns along the splendid Istrian coast Rovinj- The Pearl of the Adriatic. Our guide will walk you through the town of Rovinj; a city of romance and art, that still remains one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Then head to inland Istria. Our next stop will be the charming little Art colony town of Grožnjan, a must see destination when in Istria. Groznjan is among the best preserved Istrian medieval towns and is also known as the »town of artists«. Included transfer to Trieste airport or train station

Tour Price

Price in 3* hotels (Hotel Joyce 3* or similar):

2 pax: 3 days/2nights 990 euro per person.

4 pax: 3 days/2nights 790 euro per person.

6 pax: 3 days/2nights 690 euro per person.

8 pax: 3 days/2nights 590 euro per person.

 

Price in 4* hotels (Hotel Savoia Palace Excelsior 4* or similar):

2 pax: 3 days/2nights 1120 euro per person.

4 pax: 3 days/2nights 980 euro per person.

6 pax: 3 days/2nights 850 euro per person.

8 pax: 3 days/2nights 690 euro per person.

 

What’s included?

Land transportation through the whole tour.

Transfers from Trieste airport to Trieste hotel.

2 nights hotel accomodation in twin rooms with private shower.

Full time professional English speaking tour manager/driver on the tour.

All breakfasts, 2 dinners with one drink included,…

Entrance fees to Postojnska jama cave and Miramare castle.

Guided tour of Trieste, Miramare Castle, Ljubljana old town, Lake Bled and Rovinj.

 

Highlights Istria scenic drive, Lake Bled, Ljubljana old town tour, Postojna caves, Predjama castle photo stop,Rovinj, Grožnjan Hill-top town,…

 

Why us?

– Small private group travel, gives you a highly personalized and unforgettable experience that you won’t find on a large group tour.

-Unique itineraries, all personally designed and experienced by us. Our itineraries unique experience of meeting, learning, discovering and understanding different cultures and a wonderful blend of the major sites and delightful places that we’ve discovered off the beaten path where you’ll find few tourists.

– All included – no optional excursions.

– Best value – our lower prices and high quality make us a great choice for private tour travel.

-The best accomodation, most are 4 star or 5 star and  located inside historic districts to maximize your free time on tour.

-The best small restaurants  and farmhouses with carefully chosen menus and great wines – with every meal one drink included.

– Exceptional native tour managers and local guides – experienced, informative, attentive and fun!  Seeing Slovenia with a slovenian tour leaders is essential to an authentic experience!

– Leisurely pace – your average day on tour begins at 8am or 9am and there is ample free time for your own explorations daily.

-Minimal Van/coach time – we want you to experience your destinations on foot, not from the highway. We operate a maximum of just two luxury vans on each tour day and our objective is to ensure that we keep our service standards consistently high. On average we spend 3 hours a day or less traveling, along scenic roads wherever possible.

Testimonials

Istria tour from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Don't let the name fool you--great tour of Croatia!” Andrej was recommended to us by the Savoy hotel in Trieste. We couldn't be [...]

Karen FaustinAustin, TX
Istria tour from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Don't let the name fool you--great tour of Croatia!” Andrej was recommended to us by the Savoy hotel in Trieste. We couldn't be happier with our day long tour into Croatia (Rovinj & Groznjan) and a quick trip into Koper, Slovenia. Andrej is incredibly knowledgeable about so many topics--political, cultural, economic, wine & food. We had a FULL day with him and enjoyed every minute. He helped us taste and find some great wines and food and took us to an amazing restaurant in Rovinj where we had the best food we've had on our trip (including Italy). He customized the time he spent with us and made sure we were happy and engaged the whole time. I will be contacting him to prepare a custom itinerary for Croatia very soon. Book quickly, though--he fills up fast!!

Karen FaustinAustin, TX
Ljubljana and lake Bled, Istria tour from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Andrea, We just completed two full days touring with Jernej, and he is just outstanding. We have been on many tours all over Europe [...]

Madeline Penner
Ljubljana and lake Bled, Istria tour from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Andrea, We just completed two full days touring with Jernej, and he is just outstanding. We have been on many tours all over Europe and I can honestly say he is the best. Knowledgeable of course, In addition most up beat and happy. Always willing to do a little more, makes every place we went seem outstanding. Very approachable easy to talk to, and super super helpful. A true "free spirit " young and eager professional. When you told me he is the best tour guide you have, we both believe this to be true. If we are fortunate to return to this part of Europe again, we hope to contact both of you. Again our thanks and appreciation for providing the greatest young professional tour guide. Regards.

Madeline Penner
Postojna caves and Ljubljana, Istria from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Siamo pienamente soddisfatti delle due escursioni effettuate ieri e oggi. Jersey si é dimostrato bravo autista, guida preparata e [...]

Alfredo
Postojna caves and Ljubljana, Istria from Trieste 9 Sep 2016

Siamo pienamente soddisfatti delle due escursioni effettuate ieri e oggi. Jersey si é dimostrato bravo autista, guida preparata e gentile accompagnatore. Grazie da parte di tutto il gruppo.

Alfredo
WORRY FREE TOURS WITH EASE AND COMFORT! 8 Aug 2016

In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other countries across the borders. I contacted Andrej and he [...]

Marissa Vergnetti
WORRY FREE TOURS WITH EASE AND COMFORT! 8 Aug 2016

In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other countries across the borders. I contacted Andrej and he immediately got back to me and was so helpful that I decided to use Slovenia 4 Seasons for several different services. Andrej first picked up our family of 4 (including 2 teenagers) in Trieste and we spent a wonderful day sightseeing in Slovenia. Andrej knew the right amount of time to guide us and then gave us plenty of time on our own to explore. We fell in love with Slovenia and quickly made promises of returning based on the various places that Andrej had brought us.
After a long day we were returned to our apartment in Trieste.
The following day we hired Andrej to drive us to Rovinj, Croatia (considered a transfer). Of course he continued to "tour" us and tell us very interesting facts along the way. He dropped us off in Rovinj and after 2 days returned to pick us up (always right on time) and give us a tour of the Istria coast for the day! We stopped at several small towns and ate at a fabulous restaurant. Upon arrival in Trieste, we continued our tour of Trieste and the castle.
We had such a wonderful few days with Andrej as he is very knowledgable and personable. He was able to relate to and interact with all members of the family equally well.
Andrej went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful for his services. At the end of the day we learned so much and felt part of the culture rather than on the outside looking in. His prices are quite reasonable as well! You won't go wrong if you book with Slovenia 4 Seasons. We definitely plan on going back and using their services again in the future!

Marissa Vergnetti
Postojna caves and Predjama Castle, Istria from Trieste 7 Jul 2016

“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters [...]

JosephineCalifornia, USA
Postojna caves and Predjama Castle, Istria from Trieste 7 Jul 2016

“Spectacular scenery with 5-star personalized and attentive service!” My multigenerational family, including two toddler daughters and 70 year-old mother, loved our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons! We serendipitously found their brochure in the lobby of our hotel, the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Thus began the best part of our trip, which up until then had consisted of lovely but somewhat impersonal train rides through the Swiss Alps and a self-guided (i.e. lots of walking in the hot sun, waiting in line behind hordes of other tourists, overpaying for water taxis) tour of Venice. We had the time of our lives with Slovenia 4 Seasons, with our jovial tour guide Jernej regaling us with the history and culture of Slovenia and Italy as we were driven smoothly in an air-conditioned and very comfortable minivan through the pristine countryside and perfectly preserved storybook villages of Slovenia--just about half an hour from Trieste, but so orderly and clean compared to Italy--and unspoiled due to its status as a hidden gem and also the national character of cleanliness and pride in caring for their small but self-sufficient country. On the first day, we drove up the mountains to a hilltop playground where my daughters gleefully swung on monkey bars seemingly located at the top of this new world, then back downhill through rich green forests, and around picturesque stone and stucco clad villages, each with a proud little church that hosts every villager's wedding, funeral, and a book that contains hundreds of years of ancestry records. Our tots found the bumpy cobblestone streets of Groznjan, a beautifully-preserved and refreshingly uncrowded medieval Croatian village, to be as charming as they were fun and challenging for their little feet to traverse, an entertaining obstacle course on the way to a feast of sumptuous prawns and grilled fish. We ended the day in Lipica, the site of the Lipizzaner stud farm with gorgeous white horses as well as three roly-poly ponies that the girls delighted in meeting. The next day Jernej took us to the graceful capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, where we visited the colorful and spotless and bustling city center and delicious Farmer's Market. The highlight for the girls, however, was a fantastical indoor playground--Mala Ulica--with a little kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and cafe where they were served freshly squeezed orange juice, grilled cheese, and milk. It was hard to convince them to leave, but our next stop was the most spectacular yet--the dramatic Predjama Castle, built into the side of a cliff with a soaring network of caves extending overhead and through to the other side of the mountain. Jernej introduced us to his friends at the welcoming onsite restaurant, where we dined on savory venison goulash. Our experience with Slovenia 4 Seasons could not have been better or more personalized to our needs and interests--Jernej was willing to literally drive us anywhere we wanted to explore, and stop anywhere for photo ops--and allowed us to see and do so much more, in comfort and safety, than ever would have been possible on our own. We wish we could take them with us on all of our travels--having spent time with tour guides from all over the world, their service truly stands out for their attentiveness, flexibility, creativity, and warmth. We can't wait to go back and see more with Slovenia 4 Seasons!

JosephineCalifornia, USA
Slovenia, Italy & Croatia Wine tour 6 Jun 2016

Just got home from our extended vacation. the tours you arranged for us while we were in Trieste were great!! Great guides.

CarolynCANARD VINEYARD
Slovenia, Italy & Croatia Wine tour 6 Jun 2016

Just got home from our extended vacation. the tours you arranged for us while we were in Trieste were great!! Great guides.

CarolynCANARD VINEYARD
Shore excursions from Koper 6 Jun 2016

Andrej met four of us in Koper, where we were in harbour for a day on a cruise ship. He took us to Lujbljana for a few hours and [...]

Paul. C.
Shore excursions from Koper 6 Jun 2016

Andrej met four of us in Koper, where we were in harbour for a day on a cruise ship. He took us to Lujbljana for a few hours and then to Lake Bled. Throughout he was knowledgeable, interesting and humorous. We got on really well with him and he gave us some amazing insights as well as taking us to places that are slightly off the tourist trap. None of us had been to Slovenia before and we were really impressed by the country - especially the cleanliness. We will definitely be back, perhaps next time we will fly to Trieste and ask Andrej to take us on one of his Brown Bear trips.

Paul. C.
Slovenia&Italy tour 5 May 2016

Hi! We had a wonderful time- You were a great guide!

Carolyn
Slovenia&Italy tour 5 May 2016

Hi! We had a wonderful time- You were a great guide!

Carolyn
Postojna Caves&Lake Bled from Trieste 1 Jan 2016

In my last trip to Europe in December 2015/January 2016, I wanted to visit Slovenia from Trieste, Italy, and I started looking for [...]

Nelson U.
Postojna Caves&Lake Bled from Trieste 1 Jan 2016

In my last trip to Europe in December 2015/January 2016, I wanted to visit Slovenia from Trieste, Italy, and I started looking for day tours. One of the agencies I found was Slovenia 4 Seasons, which offered a really good deal for a customized tour for visiting Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, and Lake Bled. At first, I was in doubt if I should hire them or not, because the price was more than 100 EUR lower than the most expensive agency, but I took my chances. What I can say is that it was a really great tour and Andrej Vatovec, one of the owners, was a fantastic guide. He is very kind, arrived at the hotel exactly at the agreed time, and made my tour a really pleasant one. I totally recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons!!!

Nelson U.
ANGIE AND GLENN 11 Nov 2015

The best day ever. From Trieste we travelled to beautiful Lake Bled, quaint Lubljiana and scenic back roads through the Slovenian [...]

Angie and Glenn RobinsAustralia
ANGIE AND GLENN 11 Nov 2015

The best day ever. From Trieste we travelled to beautiful Lake Bled, quaint Lubljiana and scenic back roads through the Slovenian countryside. Bart our guide was passionate about his home country and did not stop talking the entire trip. His insightfulness and unbiassed wealth of knowledge about his country and its citizens was amazing and extremely entertaining. We gained a real sense of community spirit and were treated to some great local hospitality from Robbie and Andrej. Our trip was topped off with a fabulous stop at Robbies's restaurant which was full of locals - great red wine, cheese, proscuitto and pizza. Thank you for such a special day and fond memories.

Angie and Glenn RobinsAustralia
OUR 1ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN SLOVENIA 10 Oct 2015

A big thank you to Andrej for arranging our visit of 3 countries in one day. Yarnej was our guide and he was a top notch [...]

Hema and KailashUK
OUR 1ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN SLOVENIA 10 Oct 2015

A big thank you to Andrej for arranging our visit of 3 countries in one day. Yarnej was our guide and he was a top notch professional. His english was great and he fascinated us with his knowledge during our tour. He is a legend and he exceeded our expectation on the the very first 20 seconds when we first met him at the Kempinski hotel. We even booked a second trip with Slovenia4seasons.. Yarnej made our 2 days exceptional and made us taste amzing local dishes.. It was one of our best holidays so far and we would certainly recommend and hire this superb company again. Thank you for making our holidays memorable.

Hema and KailashUK
A WONDERFUL TRIP 6 Jun 2015

Dear Andrej,
Thanks a lot for a wonderful trip in Trieste and Slovenia. We really had a good time. Thank goodness we [...]

Rodrigo and friendsValencia, Spain
A WONDERFUL TRIP 6 Jun 2015

Dear Andrej,
Thanks a lot for a wonderful trip in Trieste and Slovenia. We really had a good time. Thank goodness we accepted your suggestion on our final day. We would have missed beautiful places and now we can tell our friends what they shouldn't miss. Thanks again on behalf of my friends and myself for your professional tour and your company. We hope to meet you again in the future.
Best wishes,
Rodrigo, José Ignacio, Charo and Juan.

Rodrigo and friendsValencia, Spain