Shore excursions, tours & day trips Trieste

Search, compare, and book shore excursions in Trieste

Trieste may not be the most well-known city in Italy, but it is well worth a visit. Having visited the city and the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia many times, I can tell you that there is much to see, experience, and of course, taste.

We have extensive knowledge of this region and will happily answer questions by mail, or you can click to browse our recommended tours and shore excursions. Or why not book your transfer to the cruise port before you leave home to have one less thing to worry about?

Are you looking to learn more about the Trieste cruise port? Read our Essential Guide to Trieste Cruise Port.

Trieste is a beautiful and vibrant city in northeastern Italy, near the border with Slovenia. It’s from Trieste that you will find visiting cruise ships belonging to Oceania, MSC Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Trieste is easy to reach by train from major cities such as Milan and Venice. Spend a few days here before you start your cruise from Trieste port, and enjoy the history, architecture, and stunning natural landscapes of this part of Italy.

Here are some of the top things to see and do in Trieste and the surrounding areas:

Piazza Unità d’Italia: This beautiful square is the largest seafront square in Europe and is one of the most iconic landmarks in Trieste. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the many beautiful buildings that line the square, including the historic City Hall and the stunning Palazzo Pitteri.

The Castello di Miramare: This stunning castle, located just a few miles from Trieste, was built in the 19th century by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria. Explore the castle’s many beautiful rooms and gardens and enjoy stunning views of the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding coastline.

The Grotta Gigante: This incredible cave system, located just a few miles from Trieste, is one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Visitors can take a guided tour through the caves, exploring the many beautiful formations and marveling at the area’s incredible natural beauty.

The Museo Revoltella: This beautiful museum, located in the heart of Trieste, is dedicated to the life and work of the famous Italian art collector Pasquale Revoltella. Visitors can explore the many beautiful galleries and exhibitions, which showcase some of the most important art pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Day trips from Trieste:

The Carso Plateau: This beautiful region, located just a short drive from Trieste, is known for its stunning natural beauty, with rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, and sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea. Try hiking, cycling, or strolling through the area’s many charming villages and towns.

The Slovenian Coast: Just across the border from Trieste lies the beautiful Slovenian coast, with charming seaside towns, beautiful beaches, and stunning natural scenery. Visitors can explore the many beautiful villages and towns in the area, including the lovely town of Piran, with its narrow streets and spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea.

The Wine Country: The region around Trieste borders Austria and Slovenia and is known for its many vineyards and wineries, where visitors can sample some of the best and most distinctive wines in Italy. Book a guided tour and learn about the history and culture of winemaking in this beautiful part of Italy.

Trieste is a vibrant city that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in exploring the town’s many historical landmarks and museums or want to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area, Trieste is a must-see destination.

When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Here’s how it works.

Browse our recommended tours and shore excursions