Koper Shore Excursions: Natural and Historic Wonders

When on a cruise to Koper, you’ll find that shore excursions in this small town welcome cruise travelers to an eclectic mix of fascinating Roman and medieval history, breathtaking natural beauty, and traditional Slovenian folkways.

Discover the town’s landmarks and sights on walking Koper shore excursions that take you through the cobblestone streets of Kidriceva Ulica to visit churches and restored homes from the golden age of the 15th and 16th centuries. Then called Capodistria, it was formerly part of the Venetian Republic. Walk through Tito Square, the center of Old Town, to the Praetorian Palace, the 15th-century Gothic-style structure that now houses town offices and a wedding hall. Continue on to Carpaccio Square toward the photo-worthy Muda Gate with its coat of arms. Make a stop to learn about Slovenia’s cultural history at the Regional Museum of Koper.

Popular Koper cruise excursions that focus on Slovenia’s spectacular landscapes take you to Lake Bled’s tranquil waters for a cruise aboard a pletna (traditional wooden boat) to Bled Island. Hear tales of the island’s sacred history and meaning to ancient Slavs. Discover an underground world of dark mazes, stalactite formations, and even remains of creatures of the Ice Age on an electric tram tour of Postojna Caves.  

Explore more of Slovenia’s historic and cultural treasures from your Mediterranean cruise on a guided walking excursion to the country’s capital city, Ljubljana. The city is a wonderland complete with Roman ruins, a medieval castle, Baroque architecture, including the famous Robba Fountain, and a romantic trio of bridges. Spend time at the outdoor and indoor Central Market and stroll, shop, and dine around the city.

Nature and glamour come together on Koper shore excursions that show off the country’s cultural treasures. Travel to the Lipica Estate in Karst, near the Italian border, home of the world-renowned Lipizzaner horse breed that was developed in the 16th century for the noble Hapsburg family. Glimpse life as lived in a by-gone era on a horse-drawn carriage ride around the tree-lined estate, then enjoy an outdoor luncheon feast.

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