Soak up the essence of the city with fresh coffee, a walk through the Karst area, local delicacies and a dip in the sea. Experience Trieste and the Miramare Castle with a half-day walking tour.
Many things have been said and written about Trieste and its inhabitants, as well as its history, culture and beauty. Using our wealth of local knowledge, we will show you another side to it, sharing the little rituals that take place here daily and showing you what lies beyond the tourist trail. Like true Triestini, we will leave the city centre with its historic treasures behind us and discover the wonders that lie beyond.
Route and details of the tour
(exact time to be confirmed)
Highlights of the day
Experience another side of Trieste
We will take you for coffee in one of the city’s historic cafés. Here in Trieste, coffee drinking is an important ritual and we will show you how best to enjoy it, like a true Triestino. Having finished our coffees, we will hop on the historic Opicina tramway (or replacement bus if the tram network is down) and head out to the green and distinctive Karst area, the starting point of our trip. From here, we will spend around an hour hiking and taking in breath-taking views of the city and the sea. Finding a peaceful spot to stop, we will sample rebechin, a typical Triestino snack, and savour the local produce. Our walk continues through a traditional village, followed by a descent to the sea. Strolling along fishermen’s trails and passing the railway station, which was built in 1857, we end our journey in the stunning Miramare Castle park. After the tour, you may wish to cool off with a dip in the sea, visit the Castle or return with me to the city centre.
What we love about this tour
Waking up to fresh Triestino coffee
Savouring local produce overlooking the Gulf
Shaded fishermen’s trails
Spotting Miramare Castle and its park surrounded by trees
The narrow streets of a typical Karst village
Cooling off with a dip in the sea
Price per person
2 - 12
Coffee; snack comprising of local produce, large glass of wine per person and a soft drink; local tour guide MaroWays.
Transfer by local tram/bus from Trieste to the starting point of the trip; meals; medical insurance; tips, expenses and personal extras; anything not expressly mentioned above.
Lunch is not included. When the sun is out, Miramare Castle park is the perfect spot for a picnic. The bar inside Miramare Castle park serves cold dishes. There are also some restaurants within walking distance.
Please disclose any food intolerances at the time of booking.
What to bring
Lightweight backpack with rain cover; closed-toed and comfortable walking shoes; water; sunscreen; appropriate clothing (sun hat, cagoule, waterproof jacket, etc.), camera; in summer, pack your swimwear; packed lunch if required.
Excursions take place outside. Itineraries may therefore be affected by inclement weather. We do our utmost to best interpret the weather forecast. If, due to particularly adverse conditions, it is understood that a tour cannot go ahead or if the weather conditions may pose a risk to your safety, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the travel contract based on the provisions laid out under the Terms & Conditions.
This tour is not suitable for those with reduced mobility.
30% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking. The balance is due 30 days before departure. In the case of a reservation being made within 30 days of the departure date, payment of the full amount is required. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.
In the case of cancellation by the client, the following fees will be applied:
→ 59 to 30 days prior to departure: 10% of the cost of the trip to cover the management costs
→ 29 to 15 days prior to departure: 50 % of the cost of the trip
→ 14 to 7 days prior to departure: 75 % of the cost of the trip
→ less than 6 days prior to departure: 100% of the cost of the trip