Tourism and trips

Conference participants and their acompanions are encouraged to attend one-day or half-day trip/s to the most attractive places nearby or to explore Istra. Trips can be organized prior, during or after the conference. 

Participants are encouradged to make trips reservations in advance. For all informations and booking please contact tourist agency directly at    




1. Trip to Venice by boat 


VENICE, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

Schedule  Price (Eur) Price includes

7.30 - 20.00

  • transfer from Hotel to the pear 
  • boat trip to Venice and back
  • guided tour in Venice city

7.30 - 20.00

  • same as above +
  • VIP class (priority boarding, welcome drink on board)

Reservation needed min 7 days in advance. 

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at


2. Trip to Ljubljana and Lake Bled

Ljubljana  Bled

Ljubljana is a green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. Its social and environmental awareness have a long tradition that you will feel with every step, and it is no coincidence that the city was named the European Green Capital of 2016. The cityscape, guarded by the prominent Ljubljana Castle, was shaped by the widely-celebrated architect Jože Plečnik. Whether you are a lover of culture and art or seek culinary delights, Ljubljana has something to offer that will not fail to impress. Have a walk along the Ljubljanica River, stop for a coffee and don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market. More information about Ljubljana can be found here.

Lake Bled is Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia. It has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. Look out at the lake from a castle on a cliff and visit the island on a traditional “pletna” boat. More information about Bled can be found here

Schedule  Price (Eur) Price includes
09.00 - 18.00 89.00
  • guided tour to Ljubljana and Bled (bus, mini van) 
  • entrance for the Castle Ljubljana (funicular)
  • boat  ride to the Bled island
  • english speaking guide

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at i.

3. Trip to Postojna cave and Lipica stud farm 

Postojna  Lipica

Postojna Cave and its exciting interior will take you on a fantastic journey beneath the surface of the Earth. Thus, it is no wonder that it has, during the 200 years since it was opened to the public, hosted over 38 million visitors from all over the world. More informations about Postojna caves can be found here.

Lipica is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds. As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe. Carriage driving capability is one of the traditional characteristics of a Lipizzaner. In the past carriage driving in the Lipica Stud Farm was more or less intended for the preparation and training of young mares. Horse-drawn carriages of the stud farm participated in performances of the Riding School of Lipica and different events. More informations about Lipica can be found here. 

Schedule  Price (Eur)                       Price includes
09.30 - 17.00 85.00
  • transfer to Postojna cave and Lipica
  • entrance with a guided tour in the Cave
  • entance with a guided tour in Lipica
  • preformance of the Clasical Riding School

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at



4. Boat panoramic tour from Portorož to Izola

Izola  Piran

The panoramic tour will showcase the main highlights on the Slovenian Coast. From Portorož to Izola along the coast with a visit of Izola, our fisherman town and Piran with a lot of hitory stories and a culture too. More informations about Portorož and Piran can be found here.

Schedule  Price (Eur) Price includes
16.00 - 20.00 49.00
  • boat cruising from Portorož to Izola and Piran
  • guided tour in Izola
  • local vine degustation in Izola
  • guided tour in Piran
  • presentation and degustation of TOP local product

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at

5. National park Salt pans Sečovlje and bike adventure tour by the coast

Secovlje  Kolesarji

The Sečovlje salt pans are today the largest of the coastal marsh wetlands (650 hectares), and at the same time, the most important Slovenian locality from the ornithological point of view. The variety of bird species in this area, from the aspect of nesting and wintering, is much larger than in any other comparable locality of its kind. The tour through the Park is intended for visitors who wish to get to know a little more about Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and its salt-making tradition, apart from having a pleasant ride through it. More informations about Sečovlje salt pans can be found here.

Schedule  Price (Eur) Price includes
16.00 - 19.00 39.00
  • rent a bike
  • entrance to the National Park
  • english speaking guide
  • GIFT

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at

6. Olive oil and vine tour



Lisjak olive trees are located in the hinterland of Slovenian Istria, from where the hand-picking of olives is transferred to their own mill, which is unique in its capabilities and appearance. After harvesting, the oil is processed in only four hours. You can taste several types of olive oils, each of which is special in its own way and is intended to be combined with various dishes. More informations can be found here

The nobility and lavishness of our wine varieties can be attributed to the heritage of a thousand-year old tradition of oenology and viticulture in Slovenian Istria, and are the product of the exquisite natural characteristics of the Istrian soil, and hard-working hands of locals.

In Vinakoper, we have been producing top-quality wines with love and respect since 1947. More informations can be found here

Schedule  Price (Eur) Price includes
10.00 - 14.00 59.00
  • transfer to Vina Koper and Lisjak Oil
  • vine cellar visit with a vine degustation  and a local snack
  • visit of the olive oil mill with a presentation and a degustation
  • GIFT

For a more detailed informations please visit or contact them at