Silversea Luxury Cruises To PIRAN

Slovenia might not immediately spring to mind when it comes to coastal countries – in fact, with just 46 km of coastline, you would be forgiven for overlooking it all together. Yet, within that small distance lives some of the Adriatic’s finest treasures. One such place is Piran. At just over 120 km from Ljubljana, you’ll find the small but perfectly formed town is perched on a rocky peninsula and surrounded by pristine waters. Oozing Mediterranean charm, Piran’s rich Venetian heritage is everywhere. View more

Unsurprising really, as the city was governed by the Republic of Venice from 1283 to 1797 (and until the mid-20th century, Italian was the dominant language, although this has been overtaken by Slovenia in recent years). The Italian touch is visible from the city’s architecture (the main square is named after the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Tartini) to the local Istrian cuisine. The oval shaped square is the ideal spot to start your exploration of Piran, which is best done on foot. Wander into the labyrinthine streets of the old town – think narrow streets and compact houses topped with the picture perfect terracotta tiles so typical of the region – and take a few hours just drinking in the atmosphere. Pop into one of the little Catholic churches or hike up to St. George’s on the top of the hill for an example of grandiose Venetian Renaissance architecture. Alternatively, head for the seaside walk – which incidentally serves as a beach for many – for a taste of everyday local life.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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  • Departure
    Oct 03 2022
  • Duration
    7 Days
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    Silver Dawn
From US$ 4,410
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Excursions in PIRAN

Beautiful Ljubljana: Orientation Tour & Own Exploration

Discover the splendid beauty and landmarks of the Slovenian capital during this delightful, full-day sightseeing excursion to historic Ljubljana.


Scenic Drive to Ljubljana & Walking Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, 1.5-hour drive to Ljubljana. Upon arrival, begin your 1-hour guided walking tour of this historic city. Along the way, marvel at all five millenniums of Ljubljana's history. Highlights include the remains of the Roman 'Emona', a glorious medieval castle, numerous old city squares with Baroque buildings boasting uneven rooftops, richly-decorated façades and portals, and the vast Tivoli Park, which extends to the city centre. From here, continue past the Triple Bridge, Prešeren Square, Open-Air Market, medieval Town Hall, Baroque-style Robba's Fountain, and many other hidden architectural gems.


Time at Your Leisure

Following your walking tour, approximately 2-hour free time is made available for independent exploration, lunch and browsing the many market stalls and shops.

At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.

Daily Catch with a Fisherman

Embrace the scenic splendour of the Slovenian coast from a fisherman's perspective during this half-day fishing cruise.


Piran and Slovenian Coastal Cruise

Depart the pier for the short walk to the boat.

Upon arrival, embark a fishing boat and begin your scenic cruise along the Slovenian coast. Along the way, take in exquisite views of the coast and local landmarks, and observe a fishing demonstration.


Fisherman's Seafood Lunch & Free Time

Next, relax with a local fisherman's lunch featuring seafood delicacies, some of which are prepared right in front of you on the boat. At the conclusion of your light meal, some free time is made available for souvenir shopping in Piran before commencing the brief walk to the pier.

Lipizzaners Horses Farm & Show

Lipica is situated in Slovenia's Karst region, close to the Italian border; a land of low lying shrubs, small pine forests and vineyards.


The Stud Farm, Show, Tasting

The Stud farm itself is located in a lush green oasis, with venerable tree lined avenues. Renowned as the cradle of the famous Lippizzaner breed, it has been dedicated for over 400 years to improving and developing the blood lines of these splendid horses. In 1580 the Austrian Arch Duke Karl II established the stud and it was the property of the Austrian court until 1918. The Habsburg Empire needed horses that were sturdy, intelligent and eminently trainable and these elegant thoroughbreds were ideally suited to their requirements. Crowned heads thronged to admire these magnificent white stallions, fit for a king. In times of war and unrest the herd sought sanctuary in other countries, but always returned home to Lipica and they are now known as a national symbol of Slovenia.


These days Lipica is a recreation centre as well as a stud farm. A classical riding school showcases this unique breed with stunning performances of equine grace, and the site has an international reputation as a venue for prestigious equestrian events such as World Cup dressage competitions and the Lipica Stud days.


After the show you will be invited for a taste of local delicacies, before returning back to the pier.

Old Piran Walking Tour

Join your English speaking guide on the pier for a two hour walking tour of Piran. The town of Piran, squeezed onto a small peninsula is a must see from the top of the hill, while standing besides Piran's Cathedral overlooking the town from above. A view that will take your breath away, the Julian Alps in the distance.


A merchant fell in love with a local girl, built a beautiful 15th century house for her on the main square. Its Venetian-Gothic architecture is striking with its lovely Venetian balcony and windows. On ground level you will find a shop with sea salt produced in the bay. You will learn about the salt production for the whole region. The story of salt and its place in human history worldwide is worth listening too.


Tartini Square

The square was named after the violinist composer Giuseppe Tartini and there is also a monument to him which was built in 1896.


St. George Cathedral

Was built in the Venetian Renaissance architectural style and has been dedicated to Saint George. It was the life work on a stonemason from Venice. The construction of this church was completed in 1614. The new free standing bell tower, which was a separate building, is a replica of St. Mark's Campanile in Venice, and was completed a year later. The Renaissance front façade of the church was built in 1608. Stop for a tasting of some local delicacies and a glass of wine.

Panoramic Slovenian Coast & Farmer's Market

Learn about Piran's history and take in its landscape on this narrated tour.


Panoramic drive, Town of Izola

Enjoy your 45 minute drive passing Portoroz and reaching the charming town of Izola. You will have the chance to stroll around this beautiful Adriatic town. Izola is an old fishing town and its name originates from the Italian Isola which means "island". The town was established on a small island by refugees from Aquileia in the 7th century.

Approximately one hour will be spent at Izola before again enjoying the countryside for the 45 minute drive to the Farmers Market.


Village of Padna, Farmer's Market, Tastong of Local specialties

The inner landscape is known for fruit and olive groves outside the village of Padna which features traditional architecture, historic churches, and a Farmer's market with traditional goods presenting you with the local food at its best. Enjoy tasting some of the local food items by using coupons that will be given to you.


The last leg of the journey will highlight the salt fields before arriving back to Piran.

Private Family Home Dining

Enjoy the rare opportunity to connect with Slovenian culture on a truly personal level.


Scenic drive, Karst Region, Photo Stop at Socerb

Begin your 45-minute scenic journey into the Karst region on the way to Socerb, which is dominated by the ruins of Socerb Castle built on a rocky cliff above the village. After a photo stop proceed to Ocizla to visit the country estate of a very welcoming local family.


Private Home, Wine Tasting, Luncheon

You'll be greeted in the shadows of 100-year-old walnut trees where a toast will be made with a locally produced aperitif.

Then, you'll descend into the wine cellar and learn about the art of growing and producing local wine. Of course, no visit would be complete without a tasting. This is all a prelude to the day's main attraction. Enjoy a delicious lunch of homemade gnocchi with your hosts and new friends. Enjoy the food, sip local wines, and discuss the finer points of rural life in Slovenia with those who actually live it. After all, nothing brings people together quite like sharing a great meal.

After this local delicious parenthesys re board your bus for the 1-hour drive to the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Piran at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Piran at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Piran at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Piran at your leisure during your Silver Shore Privato half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Spectacular Postojna Cave

Depart from the pier for the 1-hour drive to the Spectacular Postojna Cave


Postojna Cave

Discover an underground world of dark mazes, incredible stalactites, and vast subterranean chambers at the Postojna Cave.


After the arrival to the cave, a short free time is given before starting the cave discovery.

Your spelunking adventure will bring you to the Gothic Hall, an underground chamber featuring incredible stalactite formations and where the ancient remains of Ice Age creatures were discovered.


Continue to Great Mountain to depart the electric train and begin your guided walking tour. Venture deeper into the caves, discovering additional deep chambers and famous formations.


After this stunning visit, some free time will be given before starting the 1-hour drive to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.