Explore Piran, Istria and beyond

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Explore Piran, Istria and beyond

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lures thousands of tourists every year with its vast variety of cultural attractions, such as the Ljubljana castle, a number of churches dotted around the historic part of the town, significant bridges that criss-cross the Ljubljanica River, museums and art galleries.

Life is made up of natural beauty and man-made masterpieces. Nature offers the Lipica Stud Farm (40 km), where they have bred the white Lipizzaner horses since 1580. There is also the magical Postojna Cave and Škocjan Caves (60 km), which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One should never forget about the picturesque medieval town of Piran (3 km), and of course magnificent Venice (200 km).

During the discoveries of the charming medieval town of Piran, decide for a cultural walk through Tartini’s House, the Town Hall, Saint George's Cathedral, the Tartini Theatre, museums, galleries and other historic sites. If you are looking for the perfect and unique souvenir, the picturesque town of Piran is the perfect place for you. While exploring the old, narrow streets for the wonderful handmade arts and crafts, one can always find something unique. Furthermore, you can explore the most famous Slovene attractions, such as the Postojna Cave – the mysterious underground world of Karst, the Skocjan caves – the most significant underground phenomena protected by UNESCO – and the Lipica stud farm – the cradle of all Lipizzaner horses since 1580. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, a collection of stone sculptures under the open sky called Forma Viva or the local Portorož marina can be found.

Great daily excursions include a boat trip with a degustation to the eco-friendly and organic Fonda fish farm, a visit to the Natural Park of the Secovlje saltpans, including the Museum of Salt-Making, a visit to Trieste and Miramare Castle in Italy and boat trips to the romantic city of Venice. The visit to the Sečovlje salt pans on a bike is an interesting day trip.

Portorož has something up its sleeve for everyone!

If there are too many choices and you are unable to decide, take a look at the Personal Portorož tips. There you will find out what is the favourite activity of our general manager, look through the scenic cycling routes with the director of sales and marketing and receive inside information from the chef himself!

Take a look at the The concierge magazine and read through our top picks for Portoroz and Slovenia and for the luxury hotel.

The scenic Lake Bled, perfect day trip for nature lovers

The beautiful Lake Bled is ranked among the most beautiful alpine resorts, full of activities and wonderful scenery. Explore the immense natural beauty of Lake Bled, the only Slovenian island, taste the delicious Bled cream cake, visit Bled Castle or go on a boat ride to an island with a church and ring the bell, make a wish and have your most secret wishes come true.

Skocjan caves Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

The Škocjan Caves

Explore the underground phenomena of the Karst region and Slovenia, ranked among the most important caves in the world – the Škocjan Caves. The Škocjan Caves are proud to have been on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage Sites since 1986.

The caves are open all year; however, we strongly recommend visiting in the summer. Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.

Predjama castle Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Predjama Castle

Wonderful, picturesque, grandiose, majestic and indestructible… These are the words which best describe Predjama Castle. The 800 year old castle is perched up on the 123-metre-high cliff. Nowadays its name can be found in the Guinness World Records book, under the prestigious title of the largest cave castle in the world. The castle is located in the vicinity of Postojna Cave, and combining the two attractions rounds off the ideal day trip from Portorož.
The castle is open all year; however, we strongly recommend visiting in the summer. Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.

Old Venetian town of Piran

Resembling Venice and Venetian architecture, the town of Piran is, with its small and narrow streets, the perfect idyllic seaside heritage town. There are many attractions in the city: one may visit the Tartini House; hike up to Saint George’s Cathedral and marvel at the view over the Adriatic at the Walls of Piran; visit the Aquarium, the Museum of Underwater Activities or Maritime Museum; or simply opt for a nice coffee and ice cream in Tartini Square and gaze at the locals and those passing by.
For more information, visit their website.

Lipica horses Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the Lipizzaner horses

The famous Lipizzaner horses, recognized worldwide as one of the most elegant breeds of horses, come from Lipica. Nowadays it represents one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments of Slovenia with historic roots going as far back as the year 1580. It proudly carries on with the tradition of breeding and selecting purebred horses to this day. As part of the guided tour, you will be able to visit the Classic Riding School, which still participates in worldwide equestrian events. You can even opt for the horse riding activity!

The Stud Farm is open all year. Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.

The Sečovlje salt pans

The Sečovlje salt pans represent the largest and the most important coastal marsh wetlands in Slovenia. It is unique in the way that here, one can find freshwater, seawater, land and saline. Complementing this with the rich scenery and hiking trails of the place and the historic significance of salt production, one gets the perfect getaway day trip in Slovene Istria.

The area is open all year and is extremely popular for educational visits. Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.

Miramare castle day trip Kempinski Palace Portoroz Slovenia Istria

Miramare Castle

Miramare Castle, an architectural excellence from the 19th-century located on the Gulf of Trieste, is a beautiful castle located on a high cliff above the sea. It has a lovely panoramic view with a spectacular sunset view and is also famous for its botanic gardens.
Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.


Go on a boat trip to the magical city of Venice! Enjoy a ride on a catamaran, be amazed by the fascinating network of streets and canals, discover elegant palaces and impressive churches and be inspired by the Canal Grande and Rialto Bridge. Our Concierge will be happy to book the perfect Venice trip for you!

Postojna cave Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave is a web of underground passages in the Karst region, including spectacular galleries and breathtaking chambers. Altogether it is 20 km long. The experience begins with driving into the cave with the sightseeing train. You get to visit and learn about the indigenous inhabitants of Postojna Cave – the Vivarium Proteus. Whether travelling alone, with a family or as a couple, Postojna Cave is a truly memorable and magical experience. The day trip is perfect when combining it with a visit to Predjama Castle.

The cave is open all year; however, we strongly recommend visiting in the summer. Visit their website for further information on attractions and things to do.

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