On a recent cruise, four of us traveling together hired the tourist agency ISTRANKA for a 6-hour tour from the port of Koper, Slovenia. Ivan arranged for us to have a very pleasant, English-speaking guide in a nice, spacious van. We first visited the old centre of Koper (Pretorium Palace, cathedral, and Tito Square). After a drive through the country, the next stop was the 13th century Socerb Castle, which stands on the edge of a 300 meter-high Karst cliff offering a breathtaking view to the Gulf of Trieste. Here there is a castle restaurant, where we relaxed in the courtyard for refreshment. We stopped for a regional lunch, which was very substantial. Our tour continued with a short drive to the village of Hrastovlje, well-known for the Church of the Holy Trinity and its famous frescoes. The excursion ended with the return to our ship. Except for drinks at lunch, everything was included in the price of the excursion.
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