ECOS 2016

Low-cost shuttle transfer



Explore ancient Istria from seaside to hilltop. Explore the history, architecture, scenery and culture of the Slovene coast on a commentated coach tour featuring stops at several villages and panoramic lookouts.

MONDAY, 20TH JUNE 2016 – EXPLORE SLOVENIAN COAST (half day walking/bus tour – afternoon)

(last bookings till Sunday 19th of June at Bernardin hotel 1:00-3:30 PM REGISTRATION)

Departure: 2:30 PM at the hotel Bernardin and hotel Ville

The Slovenian coast is small but endearingly charming. This is the best day trip to visit the highlights of the Slovenian coast and its hinterland. First we visit Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, to discover the ages old traditions of salt production in the natural habitat of numerous birds and other animals. Salt has been acquired at the Sečovlje salt fields for over a millennium. The entire area spreads over more than 600 hectares and most of it is a landscape park, protecting both natural and cultural heritage of the area. A visit of the Sečovlje salt fields is an essential part of any day trips to the Slovene coast, as you can learn about the traditional salt production and the balance that was established here between man and nature. 

We continue through the coastal hinterland towards Hrastovlje, a small village in slovenian Istria. Most famous for its 12th century Church of the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, marked by amazing 15th century frescoes, among which you can find a precious motif of the "Dance of Death".

Continuing the voyage towards Koper, the most important city on the Slovenian coast. We will visit one of the biggest wine cellar in Slovenia, Vinakoper. Slovenia has excellent red and white wines, including some autonomous varieties with certified and protected geographical origin. On your tour through the cellar, you will be able to discover the abundant thousand-year-old tradition of viticulture and oenology in Slovene Istria, taste different grape varieties, examine various objects, which were once used in vineyards and cellars, and inspect labels, which have adorned our wine bottles in previous decades. End the tour with a walk through historical with an amazing Venetian town center. Koper is also an important port and a popular stop for cruise ships, which makes it an ideal base for cruise ship shore excursions.

Excursion length: 6 - 7 hours
Max. group size: 50
Min. group size: 15
Meeting point: at the hotel Bernardin and hotel Ville Park
Price: 59€ p.p.
Price includes: professional english speaking guide, transportation, 1,5 hour guided tour of Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, entrance fee to the Hrastovlje church, wine tasting and visit of wine cellar, tasting of 3 sorts of wine and local snack, taxes and parking fees.

For bookings and reservations please call +386 5 6625470 or send an email #EM#65626d70363537314860647f69616b6464703c707b78#EM#.