Meeting point at Lent in front of the Old Vine House in the morning.
The confirmed age of this “žametovka” or “modra kavcina” vine is over 400 years, which places it in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest noble vine in the world still bearing grapes. At the wine tasting at the Old Vine House you will taste three varieties of local wine and walk to the Glavni Trg square to admire the City Hall, a plague column and the oldest town houses. After walking along the short Poštna Ulica street, which is the most lively and popular pedestrian street in the city, we will guide you to the Slomškov Trg square with the St. John the Baptist monastery church and the statue of bishop Anton Martin Slomšek along with the University of Maribor, the Slovenian National Theatre and the representative building of the Slovenian Post Office and continue to the Grajski Trg square with Maribor Castle, now housing the Regional Museum and Trg Svobode square, where you will visit one of the largest wine cellars in Europe and the largest one located under the city – the Vinag Wine Celler, where you will have another glass of wine. Organised lunch. Continuing the walk to the Maribor living room – Trg Leona Štuklja square and onward to the Židovska Ulica street with oldest synagogue in the south Europe. The bus will be already waiting to take you to the Pohorje funicular. Driving to the top of Pohorje hills, where you will have a short walk. Return to the valley. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner in hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Morning transfer to Svečina. The bus will already be waiting to take you to Svečina to enjoy the last two varieties of wine among the vineyards and beautiful scenery. You will be served a glass of wine. Next stop is Šentilj with a tourist centre and an exhibition of different fossils and excavations from this area. Driving to the Sladki Vrh. Next stop will is a cable ferry on the Mura River. The ferry represents the traffic connection between Austria and Slovenia. The cable ferry has been connecting the two Mura coasts for 150 years and today it is one of the four cable ferries still in use on the Mura River. Driving with ferry. Presentation of the local Herbal Society. Tasting different herbal teas. Next stop is at local ethnological museum – Methans House. The owner will guide you to the museum and show you some of the exhibition items by demonstrating its use. Driving to the Kauran Winery, where you will have lunch. After lunch you will go to the wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting of 5 varieties of wine. Return to Maribor.
Price includes: Bus transfers, 1 half-board in the 4* hotel in Maribor or the surroundings, 2x lunch, 2-day guide, wine tastings (Old Vine house – 3 samples, Vinag Wie Cellar – 2 samples, Dreisiebner Winery – 1 sample, Kauran Winery – 5 samples), funicular ride, cable ferry ride, tasting herbal teas, visit to the ethnological museum.
Price does not include: Individual lunch and personal costs.
Bus transfer from Airport to Maribor is also not included.