Where the Medieval Meets the Present (Maribor & Ptuj)


World's oldest vine


By the Drava river




Ptuj, Old City Centre


Ptuj with Drava river


Winegrowing area

This excursion includes a visit to Maribor, the second biggest city in Slovenia, and the nearby Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian city with a picturesque medieval city centre.

Maribor is situated on the banks of the Drava river, in the middle of a hilly winegrowing area. The city's character is utterly different from that of Ljubljana. Your tour of the city, renowned, among other things, for the world's oldest vine, planted 440 years ago, will include a visit to a famous local wine cellar and a wine tasting session.

Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian city, was a flourishing town already back in Roman times. Today, its unique character is mainly due to its medieval city centre. Your tour of Ptuj will include sights such as the 12th century Ptuj Castle, the Minorite and Dominican Monasteries, the Gothic Church of St. George and the Old Town Hall.


Saturdays at 8:00


9 hours (full-day excursion)

Number of participants

The excursion is run for a minimum of two people.

Departure point

The departure point is to be arranged on booking.

Language options

  • Slovenian, English
  • Several other languages are available to groups of six or more by arrangement with the excursion operator (Kompas Holidays).



Booking and information


  • Saturdays
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