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Discover the sights of northeast Slovenia during a full-day tour of three of the country's cities: Ptuj, Celje, and Maribor. Stroll the picturesque banks of the Drava River as you explore the ancient town of Ptuj, an architecture buff's dream known for its impressive monuments and castle. Step back in time in Celje, a city steeped in history from its Celtic and Roman past. And gain insight into welcoming Maribor’s prosperous past with a visit to the town's Gothic cathedral, bustling main square, and Franciscan church. End the day with a visit to Old Vine House, a museum and tasting room where you can find the oldest vine in the world and an impressive selection of Styrian wines (tasting at own expense).

Highlights

  • Visit the northeastern Slovenian towns of Ptuj, Celje, and Maribor on a full-day tour
  • Learn the history of Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia, through its architecture and artifacts
  • Stop at Ptuj Castle and Maribor's Gothic cathedral
  • Discover Celje, a riverside city with Celtic and Roman ties
  • Explore one of Maribor's most famous wine cellars, known for its old vines
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Maribor, Ptuj, and Celje Tour from Ljubljana

See the Plague Memorial in Maribor!

Following pickup from your hotel, you'll depart to Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia. Travel between the archeological remains of ancient settlements and enrich your knowledge of the country’s prosperous past as you tour the town. Ptuj was first mentioned in the 1st century, and you can get a taste for its rich history with a visit to the impressively fortified Ptuj Castle during your self-guided walking tour. 

Next, continue your trip back in time in Celje. As you wander the town, look for signs of its past as a Celtic settlement and key military and economic center during the reign of Emperor Claudius.

Finally, venture to the stunning city of Maribor, situated on the banks of the romantic Lent river. Gaze at the Gothic grandeur of the cathedral and discover the legends that shroud the Franciscan Church as you wander the luscious landscape of the Lent riverbank. Stop by the buzzing main square to get a true feel for the city.

End your tour at the Old Vine House, an established winery home to the world’s oldest vine, and descend to the cellar to sample refined wines grown in the region (at own expense). You'll be returned to your hotel (or as close as possible, if staying in the pedestrian-only city center) after the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Jo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Enjoyed a great day!

Janette M

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Excellent trip. Very detailed.

JOHN B Australia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2012

The guide didn't follow the itinerary. A coffee stop at Ptuj took the place of a tour of the old town. Maribor wasn't as interesting as it sounded.

E S

1 star rating: I do not recommend this April 2013

I thought this was a waste of money! Firstly it said it included lunch and wine tasting. Lunch WAS NOT included and I was sent off to have lunch on my own and pay for it. Wine tasting was a rushed 30-45 minutes. I got a really ood bottle of wine out of it though for a good price. But this tour was supose to include a guided tour but it did not. The driver gave me alot of information but if he hadnt then I would not have known anything! The driver was fantastic as I was the only guest so we were able to be flexible and go off the "beaten track" but I could have done this tour on my own and paid less.

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