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Tales of Maribor, Ptuj and Wine

Tales of wine making culture and authentic local traditions all wrapped into this charming tour slightly off the beaten track. A unique experience around eastern Slovenia with Ptuj, former Roman settlement and the oldest Slovenian town, Maribor, the center of the region and the second largest city, together with wine tasting of the local brands in delightful local wineries. An adventure full of history, culture and local delights. A unique opportunity to visit this wonderful part of Slovenia, east of the capital and home to warm-hearted people and beautiful wine roads. From Ljubljana to Ptuj, once a Roman settlement and Slovenia’s oldest town with a rich history and many landmarks to prove it. Some time to explore the city with major historical and cultural attractions followed by wine tasting (optional). Our next stop is Maribor, the lively center of the Slovenian Styria region and proud owner of the world’s oldest vine. After the guided city tour, there will be some free time for lunch in one of the local taverns. For the wine enthusiasts another opportunity for wine tasting to get fully acquainted with the century-long wine culture of the whole eastern region. Arrival back to Ljubljana in evening hours.

$984.69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Slovenia Private Wine and Gourmet 5-Day Tour from Ljubljana or Bled

Departure from Ljubljana or surroundings. Day before start of the tour we meet for short introduction at your place of stay.DAY 1: Skocjan caves – Stanjel - Vipava valleyHead towards Karst region, the land of numerous natural phenomena and limestone. First remarkableness of Karst is Skocjan cave, under Unesco. After visit of local Karst winery. Visit picturesque Karst village – Stanjel, followed by memorable special slow food experience in special atmosphere in a small village in the Upper Vipava Valley. The farm is hidden in the narrow streets of the village, which is protected as a monument of the cultural heritage. Return back to LjubljanaDAY 2: Dolenjska areaLet's go to the place of wavy vineyards, with outstanding views on the surrounding. First stop at famous wine producer Frelih, and tasting of special and unique sparkling wine, made of Cviček. It is the only one in the world, no one else makes it. Cvicek is together with Italian Chianti the only wine produced from red and white grapes. Then you will go to place called "Heaven" where you will have lunch in domestic farm.If you are in good shape we can walk to the top and you will see best views of the area. Return to Ljubljana. DAY 3: Istria – Piran - LjubljanaDrive to  pristine Istrian village with typical architecture.. Meet local truffle hunter who will explain you how to hunt truffles. Then you will try delicious truffle specialties. Drive to Piran, sightseeing. Return to Ljubljana. DAY 4: Goriska Brda Head to Goriska Brda, renowned as a Slovenian Tuscany, where you will visit two renowned wine cellars, in the heart of Goriska Brda, combined with sightseeing. Return to Ljubljana. DAY 5: Ptuj - Jeruzalem Head to Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town. Visit to the oldest Slovenian wine cellar with wine tasting. Then continue among hills to Jeruzalem, region blessed by excellent wines. In a local tourist farm time for lunch with wine tasting. Drive back to Ljubljana.

$114.69 Day Trips & Excursions

Medieval Ptuj and Maribor Private Day Trip with Wine Tasting from Ljubljana or Bled

Meet your guide at 8am at your hotel in Ljubljana or Bled and depart for northeastern Slovenia. Head to Maribor, located on the banks of the Drava River in the hilly countryside. The land is scattered with vineyards and contains the oldest vine in the world. Take time to sightsee around the town. Drive a half hour to Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia. Stroll through the picturesque town and visit Ptuj Castle. Explore the Dominican and Minorite monasteries, the Provost church, and the old city hall, among other notable buildings. Experience a wine tasting in an old wine cellar in Ptuj. Sip four different local wines accompanied with snacks and view a multimedia presentation about the wine cellar. At the conclusion of the tour, drive back to your hotel.

$191.15 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Stajerska Wine and Traditional Food Full Day Trip

Slovenia is renowned for its hospitality, excellent cuisine, and premium wines. Štajerska region is one of main wine regions in Slovenia. The wines from this region are among Slovenia's most prestigious, with wine being known in this area since pre-historic times, and Maribor has long been a wine center for this region of Europe. Under the Hapsburgs and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the red wine from Maribor was a useful complement to the whites made in Austria itself. In this region there are hundreds of small, rounded hills with mineral-rich, free-draining soils, an ideal viticulture land. The portfolio of wine grape varieties grown here has a Germanic influence, varieties of Riesling are planted widely, and you can also find many vineyards where Traminec (Gewurztraminer) and Rizvanec (Muller-Thurgau) are grown. Among others there is also plenty of Sivi and Beli Pinot (Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc). Due to the long tradition of wine growing, it is quite befitting that the world's oldest vine is still growing in Maribor on the bank of the Drava River. Her scions now grow on almost all continents and also in numerous places in Slovenia.This “old lady” was planted at the end of middle ages and worthy of your attention! And you will honor her in the Old Vine House, where you will enjoy a wine tasting of 3 different regional wines.   Then the tour will take you to Prlekija, a small area known for its cuisine and wine growing. You shall visit Jeruzalem, a small idyllic village that got its name from the pilgrims and crusaders returning from the Holy Land. Its tradition of wine growing lasts for centuries, and many white varieties are grown here. Especially renowned is Šipon (Furmint), but there are many others like Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon, and more. You will visit a wine house that sits atop a round hill, and it looks like a herald of everything beautiful and pleasant. The view on the surrounding countryside is incredible and you will enjoy a lunch of traditional Prlekija dishes, accompanied with a glass of wine. After a hearty lunch a wine tasting will follow, where you will enjoy 4 different varieties of locally produced wines. After a short drive you will arrive in Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town. Besides its long and rich history, Ptuj boasts the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia. You will enjoy a guided tour through its underground hallways, learn about its long tradition, and enjoy a taste of their select wines. You will spoil your taste buds with Halozan, a blend of locally produced Laski Rizling, Sauvignon, Beli Pinot, and Sipon that ages quite well; then 3 other varieties will follow. Afterwards you will enjoy a walk through the old city center of this history rich town. Wherever in the city the visitor stops, the heritage is the scenery around him: Orpheus Monument, St. George’s Church, Dominican and Franciscan monasteries, castle...

$364.86 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine tasting tour to 3 excellent wineries of different sizes, Slovenian Styria

Early morning departure from Ljubljana to East Slovenia, wine region Styria, for remarkable wine tasting in three wine cellars of different character and size During 1,5 hour drive you will get to know more about the region you are about to visit, its history, culture and wines.First stop of the tour is the oldest documented town in Slovenia and one of the most historical wine towns in Slovenia, Ptuj. Ptuj's wine cellar is the first wine cellar built by the Minorite monks back in 1239 and keeps the greatest (hi)story of all the Slovenian wineries. In Ptuj's wine cellar, whose archives contain the most valuable treasures among which the oldest wine in Slovenia from 1917, you will enjoy a degustation and a multi-vision presentation of winemaking in Ptuj. Ptuj offers also another excellent winemaker, whose wine is made with prolonged skin contact. His Sauvignon Blanc is somewhat bigger in style while Pinot Gris and Furmint are excellent, too.After a short drive, you will arrive to the valley of the legendary first Carthusian monastery outside France or Italy. This valley offers splendid views over the old Carthusian vineyards.  At the exceptional boutique grad cru cellar you will enjoy the stunning scenery of old burgundy-like vineyards, picturesque landscape and of course, you will have an opportunity to connect with harmony of nature and mystery of wine with the host.