Ptuj and Celje - Wine and History Tour
Slovenia’s third largest city has been an important place since Celtic and Roman times, and reached its peak in the Middle Ages. Celje was established as the Celtic town of Keleia. It was known for the minting of Celtic coins of the Kingdom of Norik. After the Romans took over the area of Slovenia, the city was renamed Celeia. It became one of the most successful Roman colonies and its Temple of Mars was known throughout the Roman Empire. Celje reached its peak in the Middle Ages, under the Counts of Celje, when it developed into a market town, supported by its own local crafts and manufacturing, a tradition which is still present in Celje today.
The oldest and quite possibly the prettiest town in Slovenia is built upon huge wine cellars on the banks of the river Drava. Lying by the Drava river, Ptuj was an important station on the prehistoric Baltic – Mediterranean amber trading route. Historically, it is one of the most important places in the country, and its 2000-year history can be felt as you walk through the town. You will admire the elegant city squares and townhouses, rich in architectural details and incorporated archaeological pieces. A view from the castle above the city is simply breath-taking.
Ptuj and Celje - Wine and History Tour program
A trip that will take you to the towns of Celje and Ptuj, both boasting a wealth of Roman heritage, Medieval castles, and beautiful scenery. Celje, the city of princes, beneath which lie the remnants of the old Roman Celeia. Walk the streets of Ptuj, the oldest city in Slovenia and find out about the old Roman religion, Mithraism, visiting some of the rare preserved shrines..
The trip’s first stop is Celje and its old town, followed by Ptuj. Visit Ptuj castle, now a regional museum with one of the most impressive collections of historical items in the country, discover the beauties of Ptuj, and round the day up with an exquisite wine tasting in one of the most beautiful wine cellars in Slovenia.
Price: € 99 / person, minimum four persons
Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.
- Entrance fee of Ptuj castle,
- Wine tasting at Ptuj wine cellar,
Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).
All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any tour to the needs and interests of the guest (1-3 persons from 390€; 4-6 persons from 490€).
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