Discover why James Joyce's heart was captured in this city with a private guide
Just an hour from Ljubljana there is already Italy. Right on, the border lies Italy's most unique city- Trieste. A city today has only around 200 000 inhabitants, but it can be very proud of its rich history. The most important period was 19th century, when Trieste became an open door for the Habsburg's monarchy to the Mediterranean Sea and further to the whole world. . . Today Trieste is a vivid city: we are going to stroll along unique Piazza della Unita, see Roman Amphitheatre, Canale Grande, some picturesque churches: Roman Catholic and Serbian Orthodox and have a relaxing stop in one of the local coffee shops- Trieste is the home of the best coffee brands! Soon you will understand why James Joyce fall in love with the city!
A high way Slovenia- Italy, crossing border (no passport control, however you need to have a document with you), a stop at Miramare Park and castle (inside visit upon request), later we continue to the center. We will do a sightseeing by car up to San Giusto Cathedral and come back to the city center where we shall stroll through the old part of the town: Piazza Della Unita, Borza, Canale Grande, St Anthony of Padua Church, Serbian Orthodox Church and finish walking tour at one of the cafes. The rest of the time is for your own discovery.
On the way back to Slovenia, we could stop for a wine tasting.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel lobby or upon request.
End location: Your hotel lobby or upon request.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
car/van (Mitsubishi Grandis or Mercedes Vito)+ walking
Transport by car/van, a walk through Miramare Park, a visit of San Giusto Cathedral,a walk through the old Trieste (Cathedral street, Roman Amphitheatre, Piazza Unita, Canale Grande).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 EUR - Entrance fee for Miramare Castle (if you want to visit it inside), lunch, refreshments, souvenirs, post cards...
Miramare castle entrance fee- 6 EUR per person, audio guides in the castle 3,5 EUR per person
Wine tasting (if chosen) 15 EUR per a person
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My wife and I greatly enjoyed our day-long trip from Ljubljana to Trieste and back through the Slovenian countryside. Mateja is extremely personable and knowledgeable and was quick to anticipate anything that would make our day more comfortable and interesting. We have friends who will be visiting Slovenia in May, and we will certainly suggest that they book a tour with Mateja K.