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"The Little Vienna by the Sea":
Trieste and the Miramare Castle

Discover with us the Middle-European city of Trieste and the beautiful Miramare castle! Trieste’s setting is particularly beautiful, combining the shining whiteness of its wild rocks, the blue sea and the green hills that surround it. As we stroll around, you can see that history and images of its Hapsburgh past are still living through all monuments, streets and buildings scattered around the town which is nicknamed “The Little Vienna by the Sea”.



Roman ruins
The Castle & the Cathedral of San Giusto
Piazza Unità d'Italia
Miramare castle
Enchanting views over Trieste Bay


This tour is the perfect introduction to Trieste top attractions. To discover the roots of Trieste, you will explore the Capitol Hill, site of ancient Roman Ruins including the theatre, the forum and an Augustan Triumphal Arch. You will also admire the medieval Castle and the Cathedral of San Giusto which hosts stunning Byzantine mosaics and medieval frescoes. Strolling along Trieste's elegant seafront and the Theresian District you will be impressed by the beauty of its Neo-Classical palaces and buildings, many of which are of remarkable architectural value, such as the Teatro Verdi Opera House, the Stock Exchange Palace and the imposing St. Anthony's Church near Ponterosso. However, the symbol of Trieste is the splendid Piazza Unità d’Italia, Italy’s largest square overlooking the sea.

Between your Trieste Walking Tour and Miramare Castle Tour enjoy a coffee pause or a leisurely lunch in one of the many restaurants offering local wines and dishes of a gastronomic tradition that reflects Trieste’s role as a crossroads of different peoples and cultures.

In the afternoon, transfer to Miramare to visit the romantic residence of Maximilian of Hapsburg and Charlotte of Belgium, and its wonderful park. Enshrined in the coastal rocks, the Castle of Miramare gives visitors the chance to admire the most enchanting views of Trieste and its gulf!


Departure / return location:

Tour by train: Udine train station

Tour by minivan: Pick-up and drop-off at hotel

Departure days:

Regular tour by train: Daily from April to September / Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from October to December

Private tour by train: n/a

Regular tour by minivan: Wednesday and Saturday

Private tour by minivan: daily, on request

Departure time:

Regular tour by train: 8.45 a.m.

Private tour by train: n/a

Regular tour by minivan: 9.30

Private tour by minivan: to be agreed


Tour by train: 9.5 hours

Tour by minivan: 8 hours


Tour by train: April – December, on request

Tour by minivan: year round, on request


Italian / English

Tour price:

Regular tour by train:

- € 99,00 p.p. for 2 people

- € 85,00 p.p. for 3 people

- € 69,00 p.p. for 4+ people

Private tour by train: n/a

Regular tour by minivan:

€ 75,00 p.p. for 4+ people

Private tour by minivan:

- € 145,00 p.p. for 2 people

- € 99,00 p.p. for 3 people

- € 75,00 p.p. for 4+ people

Groups: for pre-arranged groups of 8+ people, please inquire

Tour includes:

Tour by train:

- Return train ticket from Udine to Trieste

- English speaking tour guide

- Return transfer from Trieste to the Castle of Miramare by public transportation

Tour by minivan:

- Transportation by private car/minivan

- English speaking tour guide

Tour excludes:

- Admittance to Miramare Castle (Ticket prices vary according to age. Full-price ticket: € 4 – Reduced-price ticket: € 2 for E.U. citizens aged 18-25 – Free ticket for E.U. citizens under 18 and over 65 years old )

- Lunch (optional)

- Personal expenses

- Tips and gratuities

- Anything not specifically mentioned under “tour includes”

Additional info:

- This tour must be booked at least 96 hours in advance of your travel date.

- Confirmation for this product will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

- The regular tour by train runs with a minimun of 2 participants

- The regular tour by minivan runs with a minimum of 4 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour will run as private tour and clients can decide whether to cancel the reservation without penalties and get a refund or do a private tour (min. 2 people) with related price adjustment.

- The tour by train starts at Udine train station. You will take the train and travel from Udine to Trieste unescorted. Train tickets are included in the tour package and will be sent to you via email, together with train schedule, vouchers and all travel details. You must specify the name and address of your accommodation as well as your contact telephone number during your stay in Udine / Friuli at the time of booking. This information is very important in case you need to be contacted regarding changes in the train/tour departure times. The train leaves at 8.56 am and you are advised to be at the train station at least 10 minutes before train departure. The train arrives at Trieste train station at 10.04 am and you will reach the tour departure point (Piazza Unità d’Italia) on your own (15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride). At the end of the tour, the guide will take you back to Trieste train station and assist you on departure. You will travel back from Trieste to Udine unescorted.

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