Trieste, Piran and Sečovlje salt pans


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Serbo-Croatian (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

A day full of history and art

Piran is one of the most photogenic cities in Slovenia and has preserved its charm to these days. Rich history, closeness to the sea and production of salt made its architecture and unique way of living.

In Piran, you will feel as you have stepped right into another time. You will be charmed by the narrow cobbled streets and admire the old town walls. Its main square is named after Giuseppe Tartini, composer and violinist born in a house on the square. In the pier, you can catch sight of fisherman unravelling fishing nets. Just having coffee, lunch or dinner surrounded by sounds of the sea and stories from past, is an unforgettable experience!

Will continue through Portorož to Sečovlje salt pans, where salt is still produced in the traditional way, based on a 700-year-old method that harmonizes man and nature. Over the centuries, a unique habitat has formed for plants, animals and migrating birds. The cultural heritage, which reflects centuries of work by salt makers, is extremely rich.


The ride to Piran should take us 30 min. We'll pass Trieste, Koper and Izola, Slovenian costal towns. We'll have to park outside Piran, because in summer Piran tries to be car free. We'll take a free bus shuttle to Tartini square. We'll see the old port of Piran where fisherman activities and life is still vibrant and loud.

On Tartini square there are several important buildings: Town Hall, Court House, Tatini statue and his house, Venitian house, St. Peter church, etc. We'll continue to Vegetable square to the Square 1st. of May, once cities main square and the oldest part of Piran.

Then to the sea to Punta peninsula up to the St. George cathedral on the hill (this is optional - the way to the cathedral is quite challenging! If its too much for you, we'll take a walk to Jewish ghetto and the Minorite monastery). We'll finish with a glass of local wine in a cafe used only by locals.

Then to the border with Croatia, where 700 years old salina and methods of producing still live on.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: According to your wishes in Trieste at your hotel lobby or Piazza D'Unita. I can also meet you in port of your criuse ship.

End location: According to your wishes.
Duration: 6 hours.

End location: According to your wishes.

Duration: 6 hours


I rent a vehicle according to group needs.

What’s Included

- Transportation to Piran, Sečovlje salt pans and back
- My professional guiding

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUR - A drink or lunch in Piran.

What’s Extra

A drink or lunch in Piran.


I am not allowed to give tours inside museums or churches.

A Recent Review of this tour

This full-day tour was a highlight of our trip to Trieste. Danielle was knowledgeable and made extra efforts to include the best hidden gems of the surrounding area. Pit an is beautiful and not to be missed. The bicycle ride into the salt pans combines nauture with the history of the common people. These were truly placed that one would call "off the beaten tourist path" and are enriching as well as beautiful. Highly recommended for someone seeking a unique experience of high quality.
Fredrick Schrank

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