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CASTLES AND LEGENDS OF STYRIA (ŠTAJERSKA), PTUJ – MONASTERY ŽIČE – MARIBOR

Day trip discovering medieval Slovenia: visit cosmopolitan Maribor (European capital of Culture 2012) and enjoy enchanting Ptuj, both musts to include on any tour to Slovenia. Why visit Styria (Štajerska)? A tour for lovers of Central European traditions, a day trip through the wine-growing region of Štajerska (Styria/Steiermark) and its medieval cities.

We start the excursion with Žiče monastery. In the renovated upper part of the outbuilding, you can see a permanent exhibition about the history of the charterhouse; the Otakar champagne cellar is where champagne of the Golden Hill (Zlati Grič) brand from Konjice matures and you can walk in tidy herbal gardens and visit the herbal shop Viva Sana.
After the monastery we will visit Ptuj, which is not just the oldest city but also the oldest continuously settled place in Slovenia. Lying by the Drava river, Ptuj was an important stop on the prehistoric Baltic – Mediterranean amber route. Historically it is one of the most important places in the country and its 2000-year history can be felt as you walk through town. You will admire the elegant city squares and townhouses, rich in architectural details and incorporated archaeological objects. A view from the castle above the city is simply breathtaking.

We continue our tour towards Maribor, a cosmopolitan city on the banks of the river Drava. Maribor is surrounded by wine-growing hills on all sides. Maribor’s historic core is marked by the Austrian influence, and we will admire the lively and colourful squares and diverse architecture as we stroll through the old city centre.

We will also see the Old Vine, the Guinness Book of Records-certified oldest grape vine in the world. The Old Vine is more than 450 years old and still bears fruit, which is ceremoniously harvested each year and made into wine. This exclusive wine is used as a promotional gift for visiting state dignitaries. We will enjoy a wine-tasting session at this magical location.

Departures from Ljubljana or per request also from other cities in Slovenia.

Preis per group:

  With guide* Without Guide**
1 - 4 persons from 280 € from 210 €
5 - 8 persons from 390 € from 290 €

*Price includes transport and guidance in English, German, Russian language.
**Price includes: transport and informative English-speaking driver.

Price
1-4 Persons 210.00 EUR
5-8 Persons 290.00 EUR
Duration
8 hours
Length of Path
400 km
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The price of the guided tours includes: guide, transport and accident insurance.
Admissions are included in the price of the scheduled guided tours. Admissions are not included in the prices of individual guided tours.
Minimum number of people attending a regular scheduled guided tour in English is 2, otherwise the tour can be canceled or postponed to another day.

Private daily tours are conducted in Slovene, English, Russian, German or French and scheduled daily tours are conducted ONLY in English.

Transfers to and from attractions include transport and English-speaking driver (without a guide and entrance fees).

Terms of payment: payment in full up until one day before the start of service.
Manner of payment: in cash, by bank transfer or by credit cards Eurocard, MasterCard, Visa, American Express.
Cancellation: if the tour is cancelled by applicants in less than 24 hours before the tour is due to take place the whole amount for the tour should be paid.

In some cases different prices and general terms and conditions may be agreed upon. Pursuant to the Slovenian Code of Obligations, TOUR AS reserves the right to cancel the programme in case of force majeure or to slightly modify it but not to the detriment of its content.

General terms and conditions form part of the programme.

An individual proposition for Slovenia tours can be prepared upon agreement as well.
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1000 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
T: +386 1 434 26 60, F: +386 1 434 26 64
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GPS: 46° 03' 12.16"N, 14° 30' 29.70"E