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Trieste: Miramare Castle Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

1. Trieste: Miramare Castle Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Experience the history and beauty of Miramare Castle - all without waiting in line. Visit this 19th century sea shore castle, surrounded by a large and picturesque park. The landscaped grounds feature plants chosen from all over the world. Enjoy taking in the outstanding architecture perched above the sea. Take advantage of access to the museum, stables and Castelletto, as well as walking in the extensive grounds. Discover the 19th century furnishing and decorations inside the castle, many of which have been preserved to the present day.

Trieste: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

2. Trieste: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Trieste. This place is - strangely - still quite "ignored" by most of the touristic flows, but it represents a real gem of Italy, although geographically isolated from the rest of Italy. During this tour you will breath the authentic atmosphere of the city, while you walk along its ancient streets, alleys and historical buildings. The tour will "touch" some of the most important spots of the ancient Trieste, like the main square (Piazza Cavana), the Cathedral of San Giusto, the Castle of San Giusto, the Roman Theater, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Church of San Silvestro, the "Borgo Teresiano" and the Grand Canal. During your walk, especially when you're near Piazza Cavana, don't forget to take a look at the beautiful historical buildings all around you, from the fruit markets to the craft fairs. From a few panoramic spots, you'll also have the chance to enjoy a beautiful view of the city, the harbor and the sea. Oh, and don't forget to bring your camera along!

From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

3. From Trieste: Lake Bled and Ljubljana Tour

Depart Trieste and journey to the capital of Slovenia to take a guided tour of Ljubljana. Learn more about its cultural, economic and political history as you explore the ancient and modern architecture of the old town center. Discover monuments by the architect Jože Plečnik and hear how he played an important part in Ljubljana’s most famous bridges, town squares and parks. Admire attractions such as the Town Hall, stone lamps of the Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge that connects 2 parts of the city's medieval heart. Marvel at Ljubljana Cathedral, the Baroque Robba Fountain and buildings of the central Prešeren Square.  Continue to the Alpine town of Bled and get back to nature on the lake that surrounds Bled Island. See the Gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and go for a walk around the lake. Gaze in awe at Bled Castle, built on a precipice above the lake, and enjoy a delicious vanilla and custard cream cake called kremšnita.

Trieste: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

4. Trieste: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Take in the major attractions of Trieste on a 2-hour guided walking tour. As this is a private tour it can be adapted to your interests. See the Audace Pier, built in the 18th century and Piazza Unità d'Italia, a unique and spacious market by the sea. Admire the neoclassical architecture of the Stock Market. See the Grand Canal, originally the main river canal for the salt pans. In the 19th century, the Ponte Rosso was built and the area became known for its marketplace. At the Market of St. Anthony, the guide will explain the cultural and religious diversity of Trieste. Visit a Roman theater at the foot of the Hill of St. Giusto. See the Baroque Church of St. Mary, built by Jesuits.

Ljubljana and Bled Lake: Full–Day Bus Tour from Trieste

5. Ljubljana and Bled Lake: Full–Day Bus Tour from Trieste

Take a visit to the green capital of Europe in 2016. Enjoy a guided tour with comfortable and new buses in the heart of Europe, with a great historical, cultural, and landscape heritage. Walk with your guide along the streets of the center, gathered around the river Ljubljanica, and admire the elegant buildings in Baroque style and Art Nouveau that characterize the city. Discover the most charming and characteristic corners of Ljubljana, such as the colorful open-air market next to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the Town Hall, the Triple Bridge leading to the alleys of the old city. With beautiful Baroque architecture of the Austro-Hungarian style, the city has earned the nickname White City. Take advantage of the many lively cafes in the old town as you enjoy free time for lunch.  In the afternoon visit the enchanted Bled Lake, the Alpine pearl of Slovenia. Nestled in a spectacular natural setting, with a fairy-tale island that rises from the water, Lake Bled attracts tourists from all over the world. Walk on the panoramic path around the lake, visit the Gothic church of S. Maria Assunta, and its, bell of desires, on the island of Bled, in the middle of the lake.

Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region

6. Trieste: History of Prosecco and the Karst Region

After being collected from your Trieste accommodation, you will make your way to the town of Prosecco. You will begin your discovery into the well-kept and bubbly secret of this town, which is considered the gem of this region. Throughout your tour you will have the chance to discover this under-explored region, hearing all about the history of Prosecco and appreciating the area's most historically significant vineyards. This will be followed by a visit to an exceptional winery where you'll try some of the most renowned sparkling wine in all of Italy. Your tour will carry on to the medieval village of Štanjel, which was one of the first communities in the Karst Region. It is loved for its ancient village center and its awe-inspiring sweeping vistas. Štanjel sits atop a scenic hill, from where you can easily see some its most famous structures. The village has changed in appearance over the centuries, but has always maintained the spirit of the Karst. The town gets its name from the Patron Saint, Daniel, which provides it with an interesting cultural heritage. During both world wars, Štanjel was uniquely influenced by a particular architect and mayor at the time, Maks Fabiani. He preserved the essence of the village whilst using his creative finesse to rejuvenate the newly-renovated public structures. Fabiani’s most notable work in Štanjel involved the restoration of Ferrari Villa and the design of the extraordinary Ferrari Garden park, lauded as the most significant park landscaping in Slovenia from the inter-war period. Throughout the tour, you will also get the opportunity to try local delights of the Karst region, including dry-cured ham, cheese and local wine.

Trieste: Habsburg History Private Walking Tour

7. Trieste: Habsburg History Private Walking Tour

Get a personal introduction to the beautiful seaport city of Trieste on a private walking tour with a local guide. Discover a gem of Italy that remains remarkably off the tourist trail. See the most important places, piazzas and buildings that reflect the Habsburg domination of the area during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Marvel at the stunning sea views from Piazza Unità d'Italia, and then walk over to the Borgo Teresiano district and Piazza della Borsa to see the theater dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi.  Stroll along the pretty banks of the Canal Grande to reach Tergesteo and the elegant Palazzo Gopcevich and Palazzo Scaramagnà. Enter Piazza Ponterosso at the heart of Borgo Teresiano, and then walk along Via San Nicolò, lined with boutique stores and restaurants.

Trieste: Skip-the-Line Miramare Castle & Private Transfer

8. Trieste: Skip-the-Line Miramare Castle & Private Transfer

Book this comfortable private transfer to be taken straight from the Trieste train station to Castello di Miramare. Once you get there, your private driver will provide you with skip-the-line tickets to visit this beautiful castle. You'll then be free to start the visit by yourself, following the signs inside the castle and deciding what you prefer to see and how much time to dedicate to each room. You might want to dedicate a bit more time for the beautiful Maximilian's Rooms, particularly the bedroom, furnished as a ship's cabin, as well as the "Throne Room". Built between 1856 and 1860 by Archduke Maximilian of Austria, later Emperor of Mexico, the building is strongly influenced by a Romantic taste, as a revisited construction of a medieval fortress. Don't forget to take a look at the large park (over 22 hectares) surrounding the castle, an English-style and Italian-style garden, rich in rare plants, sculptures, and ponds, with wide steps that descend towards the sea.  After your 1.5-hour visit, your driver will take you back to the train station.

From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

9. From Koper: Half-Day Tour to Trieste & Miramare Castle

Join a tour across the border to Trieste, the largest town in the area, and full of rich history. Explore the city center with its beautiful architecture and Italy's largest sea-facing piazza. Visit the fairytale-like castle of Miramare just outside of town by the Gulf of Trieste and walk around the seaside set castle grounds.  Discover the city center of Trieste with its numerous monuments and feel the historic atmosphere present. Pass by Piazza dell’ Unita d’Italia, a vast public space and also Italy’s largest sea-facing piazza. See Palazzo del Municipio, Trieste’s 19th- century city hall. On your way to the lively Ponterosso Canal, you will pass the impressive remains of the Roman amphitheater.  Then, leave the city and just a short drive away, find perched on a cliff above the sea the fairytale-like castle of Miramare that overlooks the Mediterranean from a large white rocky promontory. The castle grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 54 acres. Enjoy free time to stroll around the amazing gardens and discover the residence of Maximilian, a member of the Habsburg imperial family.

Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

10. Trieste Port: Transfer to Venice with Tour and Gondola

Enjoy a stress-free transfer in a spacious bus from the port of Trieste. Explore the city of Venice on a guided walking tour to sights like Doge’s Palace and the Frari Chapel. Store your luggage and take in the sights without heavy bags. Have the option choose a tour with an iconic gondola ride. Be greeted by your host and hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus with plenty of room for luggage storage. Sit back and relax and take in views of the Italian countryside on the ride to Venice. Once you arrive, meet your guide and leave your luggage securely locked away on the bus. Transfer from the bus parking area to Piazzale Roma to begin your walking tour. Stroll across the first bridge and make our way to the San Rocco school and church. Go around the corner to see the Frari Chapel, a popular wedding location. Stop at Campo San Polo, where Venetians used to organize bullfights for Carneval. Make your way to the lively Rialto market where locals go for fresh fish and produce. Have the opportunity to buy a snack or drink, browse the local delicacies, and go souvenir shopping. Cross the grand Rialto Bridge and take in the views of the canal. Learn about the lives of traders and merchants. See the central square of Venice, St Marks Piazza. Watch as your guide points out the mosaics adorning the ancient Basilica and its clock tower along with the Campinale (Bell tower). Admire views of Doge’s Palace, which for over 1000 years served as the government administration center for the region. Afterwards, transfer to pickup your luggage, or if you select the option gondola experience, begin your ride through the city's canals before collecting your luggage.

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What people are saying about Trieste

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Good tour and made our party want to explore all parts of this beautiful country after this quick taste of what it has to offer. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about his country. Enjoyable day. Only hiccup was Get Your Guide communication surrounding pick-up point. When booking website said our hotel was out of the pickup zone, so chose a museum front within the zone. Received an email requesting address of our hotel but no response as to if that would be pickup point or the museum. We went to museum- guide went to hotel. After a phone call, all was sorted out but felt bad to delay the other tour members. Would recommend tour.

He was a great guide and we really valued his tour for us in Trieste, Italy. He has lots of local insight and we learned so much. We highly recommend!

A very small and fine castle were there very early and had almost every room to ourselves to look at.

Everything perfect and as agreed! Very friendly and competent guide!

It was a very informative tour. I enjoyed every minute of it.