Encounter intriguing vineyards of Slovenia and Croatia

Maribor Maribor

Day 1 (Ljubljana – arrival)
You will be met at Ljubljana airport by your personal driver and taken to your hotel. This first day will be free to get settled and explore the city by yourself.

Day 2 (City Centre & Bled)
Once you had your breakfast, you will go on your morning guided tour of the beautiful city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The city has a very rich history and mesmerising culture, which you will feel with every building that you see. You will walk through long streets and explore the city’s fascinating architecture. You will visit the Ljubljana castle, the National Gallery of Modern Arts, the Dragon Bridge, Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, and the famous Triple Bridge. After seeing all of Ljubljana’s main attractions, you will have a lunch break at a local restaurant and then continue your journey to Bled. The drive takes around 45 minutes, after which you will be taken to the hotel to settle in. Later you will have free time to relax and rest for the next day.

Day 3 (Bled – Wine of the Eastern Frontier)
This day will be reserved for a full day wine tour of the eastern part of Slovenia. After breakfast, you will start your journey to Brežice, a small city close to the Croatian border. You will see the beautiful city centre, as well as its captivating renaissance castle. After Brežice, you will continue to one of the most well-known wine regions in Slovenia, where you will admire the green hills and vineyards, visit local wineries and taste different types of wines, served with cheese and finger food. You will hear about the history of wine and how it started being made in Slovenia, after which you will have lunch in one of their Michelin star restaurants. After lunch, you will continue to Olimpje, where you will visit one of the oldest pharmacies in this part of Europe as well as the castle that is situated within the city. You will then travel back to Zagreb, where you can have some free time to enjoy drinks in the city centre or wander around the beautiful buildings.

Day 4 (Zagreb & Samobor)
After breakfast, you will meet your driver in front of the hotel to commence your morning tour of Zagreb. You will start at Ban Jelacic Square, from which you will walk up Tkalciceva Street, all the way to the Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and Stone Gates. These mesmerising architectural wonders show the best of Zagreb’s culture and history. After exploring the Upper and Lower Town, you will have a lunch break in a city restaurant and then continue to the small medieval city of Samobor, just 45 minutes from Zagreb. As well as all of the historical attractions that Samobor offers, it is the beautiful landscape, parks and countryside that surround the city which makes it so special and attractive. While there, you have to try some of their specialties, including their famous vanilla cream cake which is called “kremšnita”, because if you don’t, you will miss out on having the full Samobor experience!

Day 5 (Wine Tour)
In the morning, after you finish your breakfast, you will continue this tour with another wine tasting day. You will head to a small place called Hrašćina, where you will find one of the biggest wineries in this part of Croatia. The ride to it takes for around 50 minutes, as after, you will arrive to the magnificent winery. The winery gives a special treatment to their visitors, they give their best to make you feel the connection to nature, to commitment they have to their wines, with every sip of wine that you are tasting. Wine tasting is accompanied with tour of the winery and the vineyards, with professional presentation of their story and beginnings. The winery also has a restaurant, where you will have organized lunch, and taste many of traditional dishes that Zagorje offers, such as Štrukle, which is baked dough with cow’s milk cheese, and many more meat dishes. After lunch, you can wander around the beautiful nature around the winery, take a nice walk through the vineyards, and enjoy your day in nature. After this lovely day enjoying wine, you will head back to Zagreb, where you can walk around the city center, and discover beautiful parks that Zagreb has, or have drinks at the main square.

Day 6 (Zagreb – departure)
The last day of this tour will be at leisure for you to have some free time in Zagreb, till the time of departure of your flight. You will be taken to the airport by your driver around 2 hours before your international flight, as you will have enough time for check-in and finding your gate for departure. 

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