In the morning we will meet at the Old Vine House in Lent, in the oldest part of the city.
The confirmed age of this “žametovka” or “modra kavcina” vine variety is over 400 years and it is presented in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest noble vine in the world still bearing grapes. What follows is wine tasting at the Old Vine house. You will taste three varieties of wine from local producers. Later we will take a walk to the Glavni Trg square to admire the Town hall, a plague column and some of the oldest houses in the city. After a short walk to the 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 the Slovenian national awakener bishop Anton Martin Slomšek along with the University of Maribor, Slovenian National theatre and the representative building of the Slovenian Post Office. After that we will visit the Grajski Trg square and the Maribor Castle, now housing the regional museum. Passing the Trg Generala Maistra square and the city park promenade you will reach the Trije Ribniki Restaurant. After lunch and a glass of wine at the restaurant we will take a walk back into the city to visit one of the largest wine cellars in Europe and the largest one located under the city – the Vinag Wine Cellar. Continuing the walk to Maribor`s living room – the Trg Leona Štuklja square and forward to the Židovska Ulica street with oldest synagogue in the south Europe. In the late afternoon the bus will take us to the Svečina wine road to enjoy the last two varieties of wine in the middle of vineyards and beautiful scenery. Transfer back to Maribor.
Price includes: Wine tastings (the Old Vine house – 3 samples, the Trije Ribniki Restaurant – 1 sample, Vinag Wine Cellar – 1 sample, the Dreisiebner Winery in Svečina – 2 samples), lunch, bus transfer, a tour guide for the programme.
Price does not include: Personal costs, transfers from the airport or any other costs not specified in the programme.