Arrive to Maribor at approximately 10 am. In the city centre, Saturday mornings are always very vibrant. We will stroll between the stalls close to the City Castle that always offer interesting products. At 11 o’clock, we will visit the collection in the city castle, a home of Maribor Regional Museum. After we will start the tour through medieval Maribor. We will see the magnificent Cathedral (visit of the interior), the unique memorial to the Plague – black death at the Main Square and the Europe's third oldest synagogue. Our walk we will end at the banks of the Drava river. Here, in the old part of the city called Lent, grows the world's oldest vine, The Old Vine, still bearing grapes. In the House of the Old Vine (a very interesting museum), we will try the first wine of the day! In the afternoon the accommodation in hotel in city centre; early dinner. We will take a walk to the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor, where at 7.30 pm the ballet performance Death in Venice will start.
The Maribor Ballet is guided by the internationally renowned choreograph Edward Clug, who is appreciated all around the world. Overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Ptuj. The city lies 25 kilometres eastwards from Maribor and has gained the city rights in 977. In Ptuj and its surroundings, there is hardly a house or a farm where there are no archaeological findings from the Roman times. Here, the Ptujsko polje is a home to “Kurent”. Kurent is a distinctive mask of the ancient rural community. They have almost become a national symbol. After the visit of the Castle Museum and the historical centre of Ptuj, our travel continues towards Ormož and Jeruzalem. It is a charming area of beautiful vineyards and excellent vines. We will take a rest in the restaurant near the old pilgrimage church in Jeruzalem. If desired, it is possible to order a good lunch there. Then, we start the journey home.
Services included in the price:
English speaking tour guide in Maribor (2 hours) and Ptuj (1.5 hours), 1 x wine tasting in House of the old Vine (3 kinds of wine), HB (half board) in the 4-star hotel in the centre of the city (accommodation in double room; single room suppl. EUR 20), guided tour with entrance fees in two museums (Maribor and Ptuj), 1FOC at 21 paying travellers, organisation of the journey.
Not included in the price:
- ticket for Ballet (Category I) – 25 EUR
- lunch upon request (in Jeruzalem or Ptuj): 12–15 EUR
IMPORTANT: The option for the order and payment of the ballet tickets is 24 February 2020!