Best excursions from Koper

With day trips from Koper you can discover all of Slovenia’s best attractions.

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Ivana Bole
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Published: April 20, 2022
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Updated: 20/06/2022

An excellent starting point for discovering Slovenia

Have you just arrived at the port of Koper and don’t really know what to do and what attractions to see? Don’t worry, because lucky for you Koper is an ideal base to start your discovering the Green Heart of Europe. Here are some of the best Day Tours Koper Slovenia that will take you to the most beautiful places in the entire country and make your visit to Slovenia simply unforgettable.

Explore the beautiful Slovenian Coast

Although its length is only about 40 kilometers, the Slovenian Coast is brimming with attractions. From beautiful beaches to stunning trails with panoramic views and amazing local seaside cuisine, there are countless options to choose from. We recommend taking a day to see Piran, which is one of the most romantic and well-preserved towns in the Mediterranean. You can explore the historic Venetian Walls and visit famous sites such as Tartini Square on this Piran Day Trip From Koper.

Piran main square
Piran

Visit the Pearl of Slovenia

There are no islands on the Slovenian Coast, but there is one at the foothills of Triglav National Park. Bled is a Slovenian alpine treasure with a magnificent glacier lake and a scenic island in the middle of it. Hop on the Koper to Bled trip and in just one day you will experience the best that Bled has to offer. Take a scenic ride to the island in a traditional Pletna boat, visit the historic Bled castle and taste the world-famous Bled cake for a perfect ending to your trip.

Bled castle
Bled Castle

Stroll the lively streets of the Slovenian Capital 

In the heart of Slovenia, you will find Ljubljana, the vibrant capital with a rich history going back to ancient Roman times. You can discover its rich cultural heritage and stunning architectural works by going on a day trip from Koper to Ljubljana. For the best view of the town and a trip back in time, a local guide will take you to Ljubljana castle, standing on castle hill above Ljubljana. During your walking tour, you will explore the best attractions in Ljubljana, like Prešern Square, the Central Market, and the works of the famous architect Jože Plečnik, which are under the protection of UNESCO.

Ljubljana city center
Ljubljanica River

Meet baby dragons in the magical underground world of Karst

Don’t believe a fearsome dragon was living in the Karst underworld? After a scenic drive to Postojna, you will see with your own eyes that the stories are true when you meet the “baby dragons” living in Postojna cave. You will be able to explore the magical underworld with the world's first railway in an underground cave. After that, we will step into the fairytale world of knights at Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. Discover the best-kept secrets of Karst by going on a Koper to Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle trip.

Day trip to predjama castle
Predjama Castle

 Taste award-winning Slovenian wines

Home to the oldest grapevine in the world, Slovenia has an extremely rich and interesting history of winemaking. If you want to spoil your taste buds, go on a Wine Tour from Koper and experience the rich flavors of local wines paired with the stunning views of the Slovenian Coast. You will visit Marezige village, the home of the famous Refoscco wine and the first wine fountain in Slovenia, and later experience the Slovenian wine-making history in a truly authentic way with a visit to a local wine-maker, where you will also have the chance to enjoy organic and locally grown Slovenian delicacies.

Wine-tasting
Wine Tours

Discover the best of Karst 

Your trip to Slovenia is not complete without a visit to the famous Lipica stud farm, where the magnificent white Lipizzaner horses have been bred since 1580. It is one of the oldest stud farms in the world and is an important piece of Slovenian cultural heritage. By going on a day trip to Lipica and Karst from Koper a local guide will take you through the best attractions of the estate, which you will also be able to explore with a carriage ride. The second part of the day trip will be reserved for a food and wine tasting in a traditional Karst village. Set at a delightful local farm, it is an unforgettable culinary delight that will form lifelong memories.

Lipizzaner horses
Lipizzaner horses

Book your Day tours Koper Slovenia today and guarantee your spot on one of our memorable shore excursions from Koper!

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Tom Smith blog writter
Ivana Bole
A passionate ambassador of Slovenia, who loves the outdoors, culture and travel. Her curiosity equips her with all sorts of trivia and she loves to share local legends and stories. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make your trip to Slovenia a really special one.

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Join us on our guided Shore Excursions from Koper around Slovenia and discover both its top attractions and hidden gems. From the leisurely Koper trips to the more active shore excursions, our local guides will accompany you on the journey through the best of Slovenia.