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Miramare Castle Private Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in history on a 2-hour private guided tour of the Miramare Castle and learn about the fascinating story of Duke Maximilian.

Highlights

  • Get a bang for your buck with a personalized guided tour of the Miramare castle overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, with a small group of 10 people.

  • Witness the 18th-century architecture of the Throne Room with ornate ceilings and walls, a crystal chandelier, and plush velvet chairs.

  • Explore the former residence of Duke Maximilian and his wife Charlotte, and the Duchess' rooms decorated with silk and instruments like the fortepiano.

  • With an Italian, English, German, and Slovak-speaking guide, see the cascading gardens with fragrant roses, lavender, and other plant souvenirs from the Duke’s travels.

  • Fun fact: Legend says Maximilian, seeking refuge from a storm in Grignano harbor, was so captivated by the spot, he built his dream castle there.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour private guided tour of the Miramare Castle

  • Italian, English, German, and Slovak-speaking guide

  • Small group of up to 10 people

Exclusions

  • Tickets to the Castle

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Witness history by the sea at Miramare Castle

Imagine a storybook castle perched on a rocky cliff, overlooking the pristine blue waters of the Gulf of Trieste. That’s Miramare Castle, an 18th-century structure built by Carl Junker for Duke Maximilian of Habsburg. The staircases lined with wooden figurines, high ceilings decked with intricate chandeliers, and portraits of Dukes and Duchesses, will transport you back to the royal times. Explore over 20 rooms, including Maximilian’s Chambers decorated with paintings, each telling a story of his life and the castle itself. Then, slip into the music room, where Archduchess Charlotte often poured her heart into the fortepiano. After Maximilian's tragic demise in 1867, the castle hosted many Habsburg members throughout the 20th century.

Explore the botanical gardens and the small castle

The library decked with tall bookshelves, and the rooms of the Archduchess with their tapestry of light-blue silk, offer a glimpse into the lives of its royal residents. Be sure to glance beyond every window and catch the scenic beauty of the Gulf of Trieste! Outside, you’ll find the 54-acre baroque-style botanical garden with plants collected by the Duke on his travels abroad. The Castelletto or the small castle served as the royal couple's temporary residence during the main castle’s construction. Don't miss the castle’s charming "little port," and be sure to peek into the throne room, recently restored to its original grandeur.

What’s not allowed

  • Nobody likes a crowd. A single group has a maximum of 10 people.

Accessibility

  • Dogs are allowed inside the castle if carried or in a carrier.

Additional information

  • Entry on the first Sunday of each month is free for all visitors. However, guided tours will be a paid activity.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide in front of Miramare, Parking.

  • Address: V.le Miramare, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy.

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