Incentives are crucial for good relations between business associates, clients and staff members. Portorož and its surroundings offer various interesting incentive opportunities. Find below a selection of cultural incentive experiences and team-buildings from the luxury hotel.
A tour of the picturesque town of Piran, followed by a dinner in the secret garden. During the discoveries of the charming medieval town of Piran, a guided cultural walk through Tartini’s House, the Town Hall, Saint George’s Cathedral and Tartini Theatre awaits you, or, if you prefer a competition for a team-building, an educational tour following in the footsteps of Mr Tartini, the violinist, can be created. While exploring the old, narrow streets and seeing the wonderful handmade arts and crafts, you will find that this experience has been made to impress.
The world of caves is vast and extremely well developed in Slovenia. While most tourists that visit the caves know of Postojna Cave and its underground train, or Škocjan caves and their UNESCO protection status, there are also other, smaller caves to choose from, with an option of caving and canyoning, under the supervision of highly trained professionals, also proving to be an interesting incentive choice. Postojna Cave does remain the most visited cave in Slovenia, and through a private visit to the cave and a private guided tour of the cave, both towards the concert hall, the experience does prove to be breathtaking.
Venice... a city of love and romance, a city of gondolas slowly moving in the canals and a city of mysterious narrow streets that tell remarkable stories. Explore the jewel of the Venetian Republic during your incentive and opt for a relaxing and scenic boat tour trip, which will have you and your team enjoying a lovely two-and-a-half-hour sail each way. While in Venice, the programme can be completely customised and tailor-made to your needs, but a visit should not miss the attractions that highlight the glory of the Venetian Republic: San Marco square, Palazzo Ducale, Grand Canale and the Basilica should not be missed during the true Venetian experience. This incentive represents the favourite choice for larger incentive groups that wish to experience a combination of guided tours and individual wanders around the city of Venice.
Lipizanner horses & Lipica
The famous Lipizzaner horses, recognised worldwide as one of the most elegant breeds of horses, come from Lipica, with Lipizzanner Horse Estate being home to the world-famous Lipizzanner Stallion. The estate is one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments of Slovenia, with historic roots dating back to 1580. This tradition of breeding and selecting purebred horses is maintained and preserved 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, and you can even opt for a horse-riding activity for the entire group.
Steam train journey
Wish to experience a touch of history, a one-of-a-kind experience and picturesque nature, all at the same time? Look no further than the extraordinary vintage Steam Train journey, which will provide you with a wholesome experience from the beginning to the end of your incentive. Begin the tour with the inauguration of the railway by Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy himself and climb aboard the vintage steam train, followed by a scenic journey across the Alps, highlighted by remarkable, picturesque views of the valleys, Alpine mountains, Slovenian forests and the emerald colour of the Emerald River, the Soča river. Folklore music on the train, a presentation of local produce, stops of surprise, and bespoke catering all round – the experience is a truly remarkable and unforgettable one.
Hinterland tours - Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj
Numerous incentive options include day trips to the hinterland of Slovenia, with Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj being the most favourite choices. Lake Bled is the home of the only island of Slovenia, atop which a charming church with a long history and an abundance of folklore tales is situated. Sail with the Pletna boat, a traditional wooden lake boat, from the mainland to the island, where a tour and a degustation await you. Not to be missed during the trip is a visit to the venue and home of Slovenia’s most famous folklore composer, Avsenik, the author of the people’s song “Na Golici”, and a tour up to the charming mediaeval castle of Bled, a regular location for performances of historical traditions and a proud location that brings folklores of the past to life. Options for culinary experiences in Bled include a presentation of a traditional Slovenian potica, a local walnut cake, which can also be complemented with a culinary activity with the chef. For those desiring active escapes and experiences, Bled has something up its sleeve for these activities as well. Canoeing, rowing on the lake, SUP or even a rowing regatta are all among the possibilities.
The region of Istria is a unique gastronomic and culinary region. It is a haven of local produce with chefs from the region having sweet worries of which remarkable local taste is better. With an endless variety of tastes and local produce, we cannot choose a favourite, but recommend, while you are in Istria, that you do not miss the selection of local Istrian prosciutto, live-cut in front of your eyes and served with olives and homemade extra-virgin olive oil, an array of fresh Adriatic seafood, wild asparagus and, of course, black and white truffles from the Istrian hills. Decide on chef workshops and get inside knowledge from local Istrian chefs.
Did you know that Slovenia is the country with the highest percentage of casinos per 1,000 inhabitants in the European Union?
The Palace hotel was the location of one of the first ones in Slovenia. Gambling and casino tourism attract many guests, especially Italian nationals, and represent the ideal setting for a local incentive experience.