Day trip

From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From Ljubljana: Maribor, Ptuj & Heart of the Vineyards

Activity provider: Kompas d.o.o.

From US$ 113.52 per person

Discover a blend of nature, inspiring traditions and vibrant history in Northeast Slovenia. Visit Slovenia's oldest town, Ptuj, and its magnificent castle. Explore the inviting city of Maribor and take a romantic stroll into the heart of the vineyards.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Ljubljana. Hotel pickup times/locations: • Radisson Blu Plaza (8:15 AM) • Hotel Lj. Resort (8:15 AM) • Hotel Birokrat (8:15 AM) • Hotel Aust. Trend (8:15 AM) • Hotel Central (8:30 AM) • Hotel Gh Union (8:30 AM) • Hotel Slon (8:30 AM) • Hotel City (8:30 AM) • Hotel Park (8:45 AM) • Hostel Celica (8:45 AM) • Krekov Trg (8:45 AM) • Ap. Music Box (8:45 AM) • Hotel Antiq Palace (8:45 AM) • Hotel Cubo (8:45 AM) • Hotel Lev (8:45 AM) • M-hotel (8:45 AM) • Hotel Mons (8:45 AM) A short delay of up to 15 minutes can occur due to traffic conditions and different pickup locations.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the oldest Slovenian town - Ptuj
  • Have a glass of wine at the heart of the vineyards
  • Admire Maribor's gothic cathedral, Main Square and Franciscan Church
Full description
Discover Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, surrounded by thermal springs, flourishing fields, and vineyards on the Drava Plain. Admire its lovely present appearance which originates from the Middle Ages with the beautiful medieval castle above. For centuries, the fort acted as a guardian for the town below, now it invites visitors with its picturesque appearance. Maribor is the 2nd biggest city in Slovenia and was also crowned the European Capital of Culture in 2012. Spontaneous and relaxed, the attractive city of Maribor has a lot to offer: from gothic and neo-romantic architecture to the romantic Lent Riverbank. The day wouldn’t be complete without visiting the heart of the vineyards - an amazing place to have a glass of wine which is inseparable with the history of the region.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Glass of wine at the heart of the vineyards
  • Sightseeing tour of Ptuj
  • Sightseeing tour of Maribor
  • Entrance fee to Ptuj Castle (€8)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum number of participants is 2
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The experience with our guide, Ziga, was exceptional. He's very passionate about the history and local culture, therefore the information he provided was extensive. However, I would recommend focusing the tour more on the Ptuj town and Vineyards rather than trying to cover Maribor as well. Too much driving for our opinion. Get the wine experience more detailed and you will get a much more comprehensive experience.

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August 7, 2022

The northeast of Slovenia is not often visited by tourists, but has a rich history and atmosphere that is worth a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Ptuj Castle and learning about Slovenia's oldest town. The highlight of the tour was the Heart of the Vineyards, on the border with Austria. Delicious wine with a bottle to take home. Our host was personable, informative, and made the day very enjoyable.

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April 18, 2022

Very special trip with the best guidr Primo! very well explanations about every small part of the trip in Maribor, Ptuj. We have enough time to relax and enjoy with the guide and with other travelers.

July 23, 2022

Product ID: 126092