Things to do in Portorož

Our most recommended things to do in Portorož

From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

1. From Koper: Half-Day Hop-on Hop-off Style Coast Tour

Join a guided coastline tour that allows you to get off at any of the 4 stops and discover the seaside towns on your own accord. Receive an information package including a map and coupons for tastings of local treats. This is the perfect way to discover the Slovenian coast and the beautiful towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, and Portorož. Meet your guide at the port of Koper and receive your information package with a map of the area and the coupons for free tastings in selected venues in each of the towns. The entire loop takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes, with stops in all 4 towns. You can decide on your own if you would like to stay for one hour and get back on the bus or explore one of the cities for longer. The whole tour is about 4 hours long. First, stop in the town of Izola, located 15 min away from Koper. It is a very characteristic town and known for its fisherman tradition. The second stop is the town of Piran, one of the oldest towns in the country. Piran is known for its stunning Venetian architecture and offers a more relaxing visit with many options for sights or things to do. The third stop on the route is the seaside resort of Portorož. This destination offers the largest Slovenian beach and a shopping promenade. Last, return to the town of Koper, where you can walk around the town, use the last of your tasting coupons and enjoy the rest of your day.

From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

2. From Koper: Piran and Panoramic Slovenian Coast Tour

Piran is one of the oldest and most beautiful Slovene towns, packed with rich history and culture. Almost 500 years of Venetian influence has given this town an inimitable charm. Giuseppe Tartini, the world-famous composer and violinist was born and raised in Piran and had a great impact on the town. Today, his bronze statue adorns the town’s main square together with Tartini’s house, where visitors can admire one of his original violins. The Tartini Square is surrounded by majestic buildings, such as the Municipal Palace, Tartini Theatre, Maritime Museum, Aquarium, Marine Biological Station, Baroque House and Apollonio Palace. On the hill above the town is the biggest and most important church, the Church of Saint George, which offers a wonderful view. Piran’s town wall, narrow streets, fishermen’s nets, compact houses and of course the beautiful sea will give you the feeling of walking through a painting. On the panoramic trip along the Slovene coast you will also visit the coastal towns of Portorož, Izola and Koper, where a tour guide will tell you about their main attractions, historical facts and local traditions. Portorož, which literally means 'Port of Roses', is a popular tourist destination with hotels, casinos and beautiful beaches. Located nearby are the Sečovlje natural salt pans where salts are extracted from the pure sea water using interesting and traditional methods. On this trip you will also have the chance to admire a typical Istrian village, where you will be able to familiarize yourself with local food and wine. At the end, you will visit Izola, which is known for its fishing history, and Koper, an important European port and the largest city of the Slovene Coast.

From Koper: Slovenian Coast Private Roundtrip from Port

3. From Koper: Slovenian Coast Private Roundtrip from Port

Take a scenic ride along the Slovenian coast, including the historical cities of Koper, Izola, Piran and most renowned Slovenia tourist resort, Portoroz. The focus of the 4-hour-long coast roundtrip is on the charming Piran, with its medieval Venetian-style narrow streets and piazzas. Get a taste of the old Venetian atmosphere, traditional architecture, colorful old facades, and great views from the top of the majestic Piran walls, overlooking the Adriatic and the Alps from one single angle. Sample itinerary: Pickup at Koper cruise ship port (at the exit of the passengers terminal). Embark on a scenic ride to Koper, Izola, and Portoroz by van with photo stops. Have some free time in Piran with sightseeing. Drop off at Koper port.

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What people are saying about Portorož

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Unfortunately, the tour was advertised in such a way that you should explore the places at your own pace. Since there was only one bus, the departure times were fixed. Nevertheless, the guide was very flexible and adjusted the times. The tour was very informative and the coupons could be easily redeemed. No sales event !!! All in all, highly recommended !!!!!!

Enjoyed seeing 4 different places on the bus as well as the tasting - coffee, ice-cream, wine and snack. Bus guides were helpful and informative. Only disappointment was to find the chocolate shop closed once our bus arrived in Koper.