Most important features
- 8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS
- Visited countries: Slovenia
Slovenia has a rich heritage of grape growing and wine production, which has been around since Roman times. You can also admire the oldest growing vine in the world, Guinness Book certified. Enjoy three renowned yet unique wine regions: Goriška Brda, Styria and Vipava Valley by tasting fantastic local wines and listening to amazing stories from local wine producers. Dive into a world of excellent wine, fantastic food and a diverse culture by waking up in the middle of vineyards, in the castles or in the charming Slovenian towns and villages.
- 14 wine tastings
- Welcome drink in a rooftop bar
- Wine regions Maribor, Jerusalem, and Vipava Valley
- The beautiful capital Ljubljana including its castle
- Discover local wines
DAY 1 – FLIGHT TO LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Today you take your flight to LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. After arrival, you are expected in one of the nicest rooftop bars in the city for a glass of wine as a welcome drink. The rest of the day is at your own expense.
DAY 2 – BELA KRAJINA
You will start your day by discovering one of the richest and most diverse Slovenian wine regions in the Bela Krajina (the Whitelands) region, named after the abundant white birches. Along the way you travel the river Kolpa, also known as the Amazon region of Slovenia, and enjoy the untouched nature. Upon arrival, you will participate in a workshop to make “Belokranjska pogača”, a savory cake and traditional welcome snack from the region. You make the dough, bake the cake and share the bread with your fellow travelers. After this you will visit two wineries and taste some excellent award winning wines, such as Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Yellow Muscat and the Modra Frankinja, typical of this area.
DAY 3 – BIZELJSKO
After discovering the center of Brežice and its remarkable medieval castle, explore the Bizeljsko wine region. Here you will discover the remarkable repnice wine cellars, unique to the Bizeljsko region. These wine cellars were once used to store turnips and are now more often used as wine cellars. The regions specialties are white, rose and sparkling wines. You will visit one of these wine cellars to taste some of the best and most famous Slovenian wines. After the wine tasting, continue towards Olimje, known for its peaceful surroundings and one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, part of a still functioning monastery housed in a Renaissance castle.
DAY 4 – PTUJ AND JERUSALEM
Today you will discover during a walking tour Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia and which will take you all the way back to Roman times. The region is known for its white wines and incredible hospitality. After this, continue to Slovenian Jerusalem for your second wine tasting of the day. Legend has it that the crusaders arrived here. After noting that the wine was so great and the people very friendly, they adopted the region as their own and called it Jerusalem. Get to know Jerusalem, a wine region with over 2,000 years of winemaking tradition, by visiting the charming cellars and exchanging thoughts with other wine lovers during a wine tasting.
DAY 5 – MARIBOR AND BULL MARKS
Today is your second day in the Styrian wine region, a picturesque region with rolling hills, vineyards and quaint towns and villages. You will visit Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia and home to the world’s oldest vine, included in the Guinness Book of Records. The 450-year-old vine was planted towards the end of the Middle Ages and survived battles, wars and diseases that destroyed everything. On the way, stop at an old winery located in the old town of Lent, next to the Drava River for a wine tasting before continuing with a visit to the vineyards. Although the oldest vine produces red wine, the Maribor area is best known for its incredibly aromatic white wines.
DAY 6 – GORIŠKA BRDA
Today you will travel to Goriška Brda (the “Gorizia Hills” in Slovenian). This wine region combines a fairytale landscape with rich cultural and historical traditions. Goriška Brda winegrowers tend to win the most awards from all Slovenian winemakers, a visit to this wine region is probably the highlight and an unmissable experience on this wine tour for this reason. You will stop in beautiful medieval villages and explore the “Tuscany” of Slovenia, not only covered with vineyards, but also with peach and cherry orchards. You will visit two wineries and taste excellent local wines in this incredible environment.
DAY 7 – VIPAVA VALLEY
Dotted with ancient villages and towns, the Vipava Valley is nestled under a mighty mountain range. Characterized by strong winds, especially the bora winds, it is one of the sunniest regions in Slovenia. The locals are cheerful and welcoming, known for their fruit and grape growing traditions, as well as great cuisine. The town of Vipava is located at the source of a river of the same name, which leaves the mountains in a delta-like shape. It has been an important place in the past where many noble families lived who left their mark on the city’s architecture. No wonder Lonely Planet has listed the region as one of the top 10 beaten track to visit. Enjoy wine tastings at a chic winery.
DAY 8 – LJUBLJANA
During the last day of this Slovenia wine tour, enjoy a guided tour of Ljubljana discovering the main sights in the city center. Visit the impressive Ljubljana Castle and discover the city on a boat trip on the Ljubljanica River that gives you a completely different perspective of Ljubljana. Enjoy a farewell wine tasting in Ljubljana.
After this you will receive a transfer to the airport for your flight back home… or an extension of your trip to another beautiful wine region of Hungary. If you want to extend your wine trip, you can also go to one of the neighboring countries, for example Austria, Croatia, or Hungary.
Included / Excluded
What’s included / not included in this wine tour ?
- International flights
- Transfers Airport – hotel – airport
- Glass of wine as a welcome drink in a rooftop bar
- Accommodation in a standard double room
- Transport and activities as described in the program
- Breakfasts where mentioned
- 24/7 local assistance
- Surcharge single room
- Optional activities
- Other meals, half or full board on request
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks unless otherwise stated
- Cancellation and travel insurance (we can arrange this for you if desired)
- Tourist taxes
- Personal expenses
- Anything else not listed in Included or Optional
Request a quote for this wine tour and we can work with you to determine what will and will not be included. The choice is yours.
All flights and hotels are always subject to availability until the time of final booking. The booking will be made when the deposit has been received on our account.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to seasonality and availability.