Welcome to Portorož

Welcome to Portorož

Your Portorož and Istria Guide

Kempinski Palace Portoroz is situated in the enchanting region of Istria, which attracts many visitors with a wide variety of activities like yachting, sailing, scuba diving, biking and golf, in addition to sightseeing and gourmet experiences with olive oil, wine degustations and truffle hunting. 

The city of Portorož is a striking destination, rich in traditions, numerous cultural sights and natural treasures. It is a perfect starting point for excursions and daily tours. It is the most important tourist centre on the Slovenian coast and among the most important ones in the whole of Slovenia. It is famous for its spa tradition: it is a place where, from the 13th century, the Benedictine monks treated their patients with sea salt and mud therapies. Today, apart from the rich spa culture, the destination is also known for its mild Mediterranean climate, the beautiful surrounding hills and the friendly, outgoing people. It is only a stone’s throw away from the medieval pearl, the town of Piran, and two of the greatest Slovene tourist attractions known throughout the world: the mysterious underground world of Postojna Cave and the beautiful cultural and historical monument that is the Lipica Stud Farm. The location is well known for its extraordinary cuisine based on local olive oil, wine and truffles. Experience the remarkable wine tasting tours, olive oil tastings and truffle hunting. 

Truffle hunting in the Istrian hills 
Have you ever thought of going on a walk in the woods with a dog and a truffle expert for truffle hunting? This is the unique experience that you can have at Kempinski Palace Portorož. The experience is so exciting and memorable that you absolutely cannot miss it while staying in Slovenia. Arrive at a small village in Slovenian Istria and meet a local professional truffle hunter and his dog, which will help us find real truffles and go on the journey of truffle hunting! After hunting, when we will work up an appetite, a mouth-watering truffle tasting is ready to be served, with excellent home-made truffle products and “Fuži”, typical home-made Istrian pasta served with truffles. 
Throughout, it is an experience to remember! Truffle season is the autumn, which is the time when Istrian flavours are at their best. 

Wine tastings: Learn the secret of Slovenian wines 
Sometimes lying in the shade with a glass of perfect local wine and a selection of local products is the best holiday activity one can think of. Feel fulfilled with excellent and authentic Slovenian wines. 
A day of wine tasting will take you through the best wine cellars and winemakers in Istria. The tour has a perfect finish, with fine dining on home-made cuisine.

Cycling is a favourite pastime of many individuals. With beautiful natural scenery, the cycling trips are even better. There are many cycling routes available in the destination Portorož, varying from the most difficult, professional ones to the easy, touristic routes. The length of the routes varies as well. The route with the most historic significance and with the wonderful scenery is the Parenzana cycling tour, which runs amid vineyards and olive groves and makes you cycle through short tunnels and across valleys and through the old towns by the sea. It truly represents the wonders of the Slovenian coastline and emphasises its diversity and magnificence. 
Contact our Concierge and see which route will best suit you, your preferences, your needs and your fitness level. 

Boat trips 
Imagine taking a boat trip and sunbathing on the front of the boat. There is no better way to relax than this, whether you decide on taking a boat ride towards Venice, Grado Golf Course Lignano or Miramare Castle, taking a scenic tour of the Slovenian coastline or visiting the Croatian Brioni. 
For those searching for something more local and opting for a local experience, the Fonda Fish Farm boat trip and a tour through Fonda Fish Farm combined with a fish meal is the perfect choice.