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Koper, Slovenia Shore Excursions | Day Trips

Cruise lines that visit Koper: Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Princess, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Praetorian Palace, Church of the Annunciation, Skocjan Caves, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Hrastovlje, Lipica, Piran, Izola, Portoroz, Ljubljana Castle, Lubljana Cathedral, Franciscan Church of the Assumption, Tivoli Park, Bled, Lake Bled, Bled Castle

Cruise Lines offer many excellent options for shore excursions.  These excursions are provided by companies that work with the cruise lines to insure the best products and timing for cruisers.  We encourage you to first explore the cruise line sponsored options.  If you decide to strike out on your own, the tours below are excellent options.

Hop On, Hop 0ff Sightseeing Motorcoach: Koper - Izola - Piran - Portoroz

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 20 Euros, child discounts available
Duration: 3.5 hours approximately

This panoramic tour showcases the main highlights of the Slovenian coast. Your entertaining guide you will introduce you to the legends and history of Istrian region. First you will make a photo stop in Izola. The tour continues through Strunjan valley to Piran where you'll have 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful coastal town on your own. Piran is a museum town, reflecting its Venetian heritage with many historic buildings. The ride back to Koper includes a panoramic drive through the tourist resort town of Portoroz with its beautiful beaches and modern hotels.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Tartini Square in Piran by MrPanyGoff

Postojna Cave - Magnificent Underworld

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 54-84 Euros depending on your group size, child discounts available
Add Predjama Castle for 6 Euros per person
Duration: 4 hours

Explore the world famous Postojna Cave, located in Karst Region, only 45 minutes drive from Koper. This 20 kilometer long Karst cave system includes a series underground galleries and halls. The magnificent cavernous halls feature impressive rock formations in colors that will take your breath away. Part of tour is by electric train and part is a guided walking tour. The cave tour is about 1.5 hours long. The temperature in the cave is around 50 degrees fahrenheit, so walking shoes and a jacket are recommended. After the cave tour there is 30 minutes of free time.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Postojna Cave by Bostjan Burger

Lipica Stud Farm - Cradle of Lipizzaner

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 49-74 Euros depending on your group size, child discounts available
Add Riding School Performance for 7 Euros per person
Duration: 3-4 hours

The Lipica Stud Farm is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, not far away from Koper. It is here that the tradition and lineage of the Lipica (Lipizzaner) horse breed is protected and over 4 centuries of tradition are celebrated. These muscular and compact horses are trained in classical dressage, sometimes called airs above the ground, a formal dance for horses. Visitors will enjoy a guided walk beneath the ancient trees at the farm and enter the world of the Lipica through the Museum of the Lipizzaner.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Lipica Stable

Skocjan Caves - Power of Nature

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 49-74 Euros depending on your group size, child discounts available
Duration: 4 hours approximately

The Skocjan Caves are a unique natural phenomenon, created by the subterranean river Reka, which has created the biggest underground canyon on the world. Only 30 minutes from Koper, the Skocjan Caves are on the UNESCO list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. The tour will take you over the underground bridge where you are suspended 40 meters above the river. The cave temperature is 48 degrees fahrenheit and the tour takes about 2 hours, so a jacket and walking shoes are necessary. After touring the caves you can take an informative walk on a trail above the caves.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Skocjan Cave Bridge

Ljubljana Walking Tour

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 49-99 Euros - depending on the size of your group, child discounts available
Add funicular to Castle: 4 Euros
Duration: 6 hours approximately

Ljubljana is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center of Slovenia, which has been an independent country since 1991. During the tour you will see the old city including monuments like the Town Hall, the Triple Bridges, the Franciscan Cathedral and the fountain of Francesco Robba. For extra charge you can visit a mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital. After tour you will enjoy some free time to explore further or browse in the shops.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Ljubljana River by Tirada por Rmx

Lake Bled - Alpine Pearl

Tour Company: Istranka Tourist Agency
Istranka Tourist Agency has a licensed shore excursions kiosk next to the exit for the passenger terminal. Look for the "Shore Excursions" sign.
Mailing Address: Ukmarjev trg 7, 6000 Koper
Phone: Gsm: +386 40 208 021 / Tel: +386 5 62 72 140
Email: istranka.koper@gmail.com or info@istranka.si
Website: www.istranka.si

Dock to Istranka: 0.5 kilometers, 1 minute, 5 minute walk
Link to Full-Page Google Map

Price: 59-129 Euros, child discounts available (6 person minimum)
Add ferry to island: 12 Euros; Add ride to Bled Castle: 8 Euros
Duration: 7 hours approximately

Lake Bled is a glacial lake in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. Your tour begins with 2 hours drive to Bled. The town's charm has attracted visitors from all over the world for several centuries. Once you reach the lake you will be taken on a panoramic drive around the lake and then a short walk along the lake. For extra charge you can visit the medieval castle with magnificent view of the entire lake. Or you ca boat to the lovely island in the middle of the lake. Free time in town for shopping is offered before the ride back to Koper.

Istanka offers pre-arranged, customized tours.

Photo of Bled Island by Human write