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Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days

7 days/ 6 nights

The price is based on the number of people in your group.

Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days

Description

Embark on a 7-day journey through the captivating landscapes and rich history of Trieste and its surroundings. Flexible airport pickup options ensure a seamless start to your adventure. Explore Slovenia’s wonders, from the subterranean marvels of Postojna Caves to the historic charm of Ljubljana and the scenic beauty of Lake Bled.

Discover the Istrian Peninsula’s treasures, including Pula’s Roman amphitheater and the picturesque Rovinj. Head to the Soca River Valley for a historical exploration of World War I in Kobarid before reaching Udine, the capital of Friuli. Immerse yourself in Udine’s history and the Collio/Brda wine region, culminating in a delightful wine pairing dinner.

Uncover the ancient city of Aquileia and enjoy a scenic boat trip to Isola di Barbana. Conclude your journey with a farewell dinner in Udine. On Day 7, bid adieu to this captivating region as you are transferred to the airport. Immerse yourself in personalized experiences, diverse landscapes, and cultural richness on this exclusive private tour.

Day 1
AIRPORT- MIRAMARE CASTLE - TRIESTE
Select your preferred arrival airport with our flexible options. We're pleased to arrange your pickup from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb, or Venice airport, ensuring a smooth transfer to your elegant and centrally located hotel, Savoia Excelsior 4* or a similar option, for a delightful three-night stay in Trieste. Explore Trieste, including a guided visit to Miramare Castle this afternoon. Conclude your day with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Immerse yourself in comfort and personalized experiences on this private tour. (D)
Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 2 - AIRPORT-  MIRAMARE CASTLE - TRIESTE
Day 2
TRIESTE - POSTOJNA CAVES - LJUBLJANA - LAKE BLED - TRIESTE

Embark on a day of exploration as we uncover the highlights of Slovenia. Our journey begins with a visit to the mesmerizing underground world of Postojna Caves, just a short 30-minute drive from Trieste. Following this subterranean adventure, we'll venture to the charming Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, for a guided walking tour of the picturesque Old Town.

Enjoy some leisure time for lunch and shopping in Ljubljana before we proceed to the enchanting Lake Bled, often referred to as the Jewel of the Slovenian Alpine region. After a day filled with discovery, we'll return to Trieste, where you can unwind with a free evening. Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonders of Slovenia on this private tour. (B)

Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 3 - TRIESTE - POSTOJNA CAVES - LJUBLJANA - LAKE BLED - TRIESTE
Day 3
TRIESTE - PULA - ROVINJ - GROŽNJAN - TRIESTE

Embark on a captivating day exploring the picturesque Istrian Peninsula. Our journey begins in Pula, the capital of Istria, renowned for its rich history dating back to ancient Roman times. Marvel at well-preserved ancient Roman remains, including a stunning Amphitheatre that bears witness to the city's grand past. Next, we'll follow the scenic West Coast to Rovinj, often referred to as the pearl of the Adriatic. This former island, now connected to the mainland, showcases the centuries-long influence of the Venetian Republic.

On the return journey to Trieste, we'll take an inland route through rolling hills and visit the artistic hilltop village of Grožnjan. Arriving back in Trieste, you'll have time to soak in the evening atmosphere, and perhaps enjoy a delightful dinner at a seaside restaurant. Immerse yourself in the charm and history of Istria on this private tour. (B, D)

Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 4 - TRIESTE - PULA - ROVINJ - GROŽNJAN - TRIESTE
Day 4
TRIESTE - KOBARID - CIVIDALLE - UDINE

Embark on a mountainous adventure today as we head towards the breathtaking Soca River Valley, known for its emerald-colored waters. The scenic journey will feature several short stops, including the charming town of Kanal. Our destination is Kobarid, where we'll explore the award-winning Museum of World War I. This region was a fierce battleground between Austrians and Italians during the war, a historical period that left a lasting impact and inspired Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms."

After delving into the history of WWI in Kobarid, our journey continues to Cividale. This medieval town, founded by Julius Caesar and later serving as the Longobard capital, is a captivating destination. Explore its charming streets and visit the iconic Devil's Bridge over the Natisone River.

Finally, we'll proceed to Udine, the capital of the Friuli region in Italy, for a two-night stay at Hotel Astoria 4* or a similar accommodation. Enjoy a free evening to unwind and explore the local surroundings. Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of these mountainous regions on this private tour. (B)
Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 5 - TRIESTE - KOBARID - CIVIDALLE - UDINE
Day 5
UDINE - COLIO/ BRDA - UDINE

Commence your day with a guided walking tour of Udine's historic center, exploring its rich heritage. Visit the Tiepolo Museum, dedicated to the renowned 18th-century Venetian painter, Tiepolo, whose significant works are housed in the museum. Discover Tiepolo's masterpieces and the influence he left on art in Udine.

In the afternoon, venture into the Collio/Brda wine region, spanning both the Italian and Slovenian borders. Uncover the unique terroir of this renowned wine region, where the vineyards produce exceptional wines. Indulge in a delightful dinner at one of the esteemed wineries, featuring a wine pairing experience. Savor the flavors of Chardonnay, Sivi Pinot, Tokaj, Sauvignon, and Beli Pinot, immersing yourself in the local wine culture on this private tour. (B, D)

Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 6 - UDINE - COLIO/ BRDA - UDINE
Day 6
UDINE - AQUILEIA - GRADO - ISOLA DI BARBANA - UDINE

Explore the rich history of Aquileia, a Roman town and port founded in the 2nd century B.C. Over six centuries, it grew to become the fourth-largest city in Italy. Join our local guide for a fascinating walk through 1500 years of history, exploring landmarks such as the Roman forum, ancient port, and the Basilica. Immerse yourself in the heritage of this ancient city.

In the afternoon, embark on a scenic boat trip through the Grado Lagoon to the Isola di Barbana, soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Later, return to Udine and savor a farewell dinner at a typical Friulian restaurant. Relish the flavors of Friuli and bid farewell to this enchanting region on your private tour. (B, D)

Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 7 - UDINE - AQUILEIA - GRADO - ISOLA DI BARBANA - UDINE
Day 7
UDINE - AIRPORT
After breakfast you'll be transfered to the airport. (B)
Trieste discovery private tour – 7 days - day 8 - UDINE - AIRPORT
  • Transportation in modern luxury passenger mini-van with extra leg room
  • Transfer to Trieste hotel from Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on Day 1
  • Transfer  from Udine hotel to Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport airport on Day 7
  • 6 nights accomodation based on double/twin bed occupancy in a 4 star hotels
  • Full time professional English speaking guide/driver on the tour.
  • Entrance fees included in Postojnska jama cave, Miramare castle, Kobarid WW1 museum, Aquileia Basilica and Museo Diocesiano in Udine.
  • Barbana Island boat ride
  • Local guides for Postojna Caves, kobarid WW1 museum, Trieste, Udine and Aquileia.
  • All breakfasts, three dinners with drinks,...
  • Parking fees, permits and motorway tolls.
  • Basic insurance and organization.
  • Overnight city tax
  • City walking tours in Udine, Ljubljana and Trieste.
  • Miramare Castle at TriesteTrieste Old town visit with Miramare Castle
  • Slovenia Highlights tour
  • Istrian hill top towns and scenic drive tour
  • Soča valley scenic drive
  • Kobarid WW1 museum visit with local guide
  • Udine walking tour with local guide and Tiepolo Museum visit
  • Colio/Brda wine road and gurmet dinner
  • Aquileia UNESCO archeological site local guide tour
  • Isola Barbana boat ride

Trieste and surrounding tour begins: Trieste, Italy
Transfers from  Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb or Venice airport on Day 1
Other airports on request.

Trieste and surrundings tour ends: Udine, Italy
Transfers to Ljubljana, Trieste, Zagreb, Verona or Venice airport on Day 7
Other airports on request.

testimonials

Venice tour - September 2023

Excellent Tours! My wife and I did four day trips from Trieste with Slovenia 4 Seasons. The highlights were wine tasting in Slovenia, hosted by the wine maker and his wife at their home, trips the Croatian and Slovenia coasts, and beatiful Lake Bled. The private tours were beautiful conducted by Andrej and Igor. They are very knowledgable regarding Slovenian and Croatian history, including interesting commentary on Tito. Highly recommended.

Mark H., Sonoma, CA , USA

Aquileia UNESCO site tour - April 2023

Hello Andrej. We’re back home, back to all these responsibilities! It was a delight to be so well taken care of by you and your team during our recent excursions with you! Sonia in Udine area and Stefan everywhere else were excellent…considerate, knowledgeable, fun to be with! We will most certainly contact you when we head back to that lovely part of the world. Best regards!

Sylvia Clark, Usa

Slovenia tour – 8 days - May 2023

Trip of Lifetime - Slovenia, Croatia, Italy I highly recommend Slovenia 4 Seasons who planned and carried out a wonderful trip for two couples, traveling in Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy. Andrej, the owner, was always easy to contact and extremely responsive from initial inquiry to finalizing all the details. Andrej had many good suggestions set forth in his different package tours, yet was flexible to accommodate our travel interests. It is truly a customized, personalized travel experience. And, S4S goes to many other countries as well. We traveled in a very comfortable van with our own tour guide, Blaz, during the first 10 days of our trip. Blaz was very personable, knowledgable about all the sites we visited, and always concerned for our wishes and well-being. In each city we visited, Andrej and Blaz arranged for local guides to show us the highlights so that we saw things we surely would have missed otherwise. Each local guide provided an unbelievable amount of information about the people, customs, and history of each town. The hotels along the way were all well situated, well equipped, and with friendly staff. Most of the hotels were luxurious. Our trip typically included breakfast every morning at the hotels and we had several dinners along the way with Blaz. We started in Ljubljana, Slovenia and traveled over the space of ten days all the way to Dubrovnik at the southern end of Croatia. Each day was well planned to include a walking tour and plenty of time to be on your own. After Slovenia and Croatia, we went to Trieste, Italy where we again stayed in a wonderful hotel and enjoyed the local sites. Andrej then took us over to Venice, Italy for a fabulous day trip. We then ended our trip with a few days in Munich, staying at Louis Hotel. We found the city and the hotel to be absolutely fantastic. Andrej arranged our transfers to and from airports, which were all done as professionally as the entire trip. There are too many good things to say about Andrej and Balz along with the amazing places we saw and friendly people we met along the way to put everything into one review. For any who have concerns, English was spoken by nearly everybody we encountered, you felt quite safe everywhere and at all times of the day and night, and you were treated as a welcome guest everywhere. For a trip of a lifetime, you should book with them, right away.

Jim E., Florida, USA

Wine tour - October 2018

2 Day Private Tour Istria and Transfer Trieste to Zagreb

Great experience. Our guide, Bart, was a fountain of knowledge, professional and on time. So much better than driving ourselves. From Trieste we saw Rovinj and Grisignan one day and then Postojna Caves, the castle, Ljubljana and ending in Zagreb the next day. Bart knew a perfect viewing spot where we could see 3 countries (see photo). Custom private tour is the way to go. Would highly recommend their service.

Neal, Rhode Island, USA

Neal, Rhode Island, USA

Three countries in one day (IT, CRO, SLO) - August 2019

So Good We Did Two Tours!!My wife and I recently went to Croatia to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Prior to our trip, I booked the "3 Countries in One Day" tour with Slovenia 4 Seasons. Andrej was professional and quick to respond to all of my questions prior to our arrival in Croatia. Our tour guide (Stefan) was on time and had great energy the whole day. He provided some great history about each country and city we toured. He also made some perfect recommendations for our lunch stop in Piran, Slovenia, and dessert in Trieste, Italy. We had such a positive experience with this tour, we decided to book a second tour for later in the week. We again had Stefan for a tour guide, and once again he was EXCELLENT!! The second tour was a day excursion to Venice from Opatija, Croatia. Thanks so much to Stefan and Andrej!!

Craig Jones, USA

Venice tour - July 2017

“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!

Josephine, California, USA

Trieste Miramare Castle and Karst tour - June 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, Valencia, Spain

Rodrigo, José Ignacio, Charo and Juan, Valencia, Spain

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