Trieste and Miramare castle

Trieste
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Trieste and Miramare castle

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Explore Trieste and Miramare castle.

Some cities are just different. The melting pot of different cultures, nations and religions. Spectacular Trieste, one of Italy’s most impressive cities.

After long war with the Republic of Venice, Trieste, in 1382, petitioned the Habsburgs to become part of Austria, of which it remained until annexed by the Kingdom of Italy following the end of World War I. After the World War II, together with most of Istria peninsula became a Free Territory of Trieste, to be finally ceded to Italy only in 1954.

Our trip will first reaches its historical part, the site of ancient Roman Ruins of Trieste on San Giusto hill, which include the theatre, the forum and an Augustan Triumphal Arch. Next we will see the old St. Giusto church and the medieval castle with a beautiful panoramic view of Bay of Trieste. Afterwards we tour  the elegant seafront and Italy’s largest square overlooking the sea, Piazza Unità d’Italia, Canal Grande and many more sights in the old town.

For coffee lovers Trieste is also known as home of Italy´s coffee culture, beeing the main European port for coffee import during the Austrian times. Afterwards we will continue  to the Miramare castle, spectacularly built on a Karstic rocky promontory above the waters of the Gulf. The Miramare castle  is a 19 century castle,designed by Carl Junker, built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico. The castle’s grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the Archduke. The grounds were completely re-landscaped to feature numerous tropical species of trees and plants.

The castle is a jewel of Hapsburg empire, highlighted by the Duke’s bedroom and office that were modelled after the cabin and stern wardroom of the warship that he commanded to navigate the seas. 

Departure: by agreement                              Duration approx. 4 hours. 

Tour price:

  • 150 euro/per person for a group of two
  • 110 euro/per person for a group of three
  • 95 euro/per person for a group of four
  • 85 euro/per person for a group of six or more

Includes entrance fees to Miramare castle, walking tour of Trieste, roundtrip transportation, English speaking guide/driver on the tour, VAT and insurance.

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Testimonials

SLOVENIA&CROATIA TOUR AUGUST 20165 stars review

WORRY FREE TOURS WITH EASE AND COMFORT!

In planning our trip to Trieste, we decided to try to see some of the other [...]

Marissa Vergnetti
SLOVENIA&CROATIA TOUR AUGUST 20165 stars review

WORRY FREE TOURS WITH EASE AND COMFORT!

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, USA

Marissa Vergnetti
SLOVENIA&ITALY TOUR MAY 20165 stars review

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

Carolyn, USA

Carolyn
SLOVENIA&ITALY TOUR MAY 20165 stars review

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

Carolyn, USA

Carolyn
TRIESTE TOUR JUNE 20155 stars review

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
TRIESTE TOUR JUNE 20155 stars review

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 and friendsValencia, Spain