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Day Trip to Maribor, Ptuj & Žalec
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Day Trip to Maribor, Ptuj & Žalec

  • English English
  • 10 hours 30 minutes

Discover some of the most important cities in Slovenia with this day trip from Ljubljana. We'll take you to Maribor, Ptuj and Žalec, plus an expert guide will explain the most important details about each place.

Day Trip to Maribor, Ptuj & Zalec

We'll pick you up at 8:30 am and we'll make our way to our first stop: Maribor, in the Stajerska region. Not only is this one of the most important winemaking regions in Slovenia, but Maribor is also one of the country's most notable cities.

We'll get to Maribor at around 10:30 am and we'll then take a guided tour to discover the most emblematic monuments and sights. We'll start the tour on the northern bank of the River Drava and from there we'll see the Jewish Tower, the main square and Slomšek square, which is home to the impressive Cathedral.

Before leaving the city, you'll have the chance to see the oldest vine in the world. It's over 400 years old! Plus, you'll also have an hour and a half free time to get lunch in one of the local restaurants.

Next, we'll get back on the coach and we'll head to Ptuj. This is the oldest city in Slovenia! We'll climb up to the castle to enjoy breathtaking views over the city, and we'll also visit a winery and enjoy a regional wine tasting.

From wine to beer... we'll then visit Žalec, home to Europe's first public beer fountain. Yep, you read that correctly! Located in a public park, this "fountain" has six taps of Slovenian craft beer for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. Cheers! Or ‘Na zdravje!’, as they say in Slovenian!

We'll then return to Ljubljana at 7 pm.

Meeting Points

We will pick you up from one of the following hotels:

  • Grand Hotel Union, Mikloshicheva cesta 1.
  • B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park, Tabor 9.
  • InterContinental Ljubljana, Slovenska cesta 59.
  • Hotel Lev, Voshnjakova ulica 1.
  • City Hotel Ljubljana, Dalmatinova ulica 15.
  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana, Bratislavska cesta 8.
  • M Hotel, Dercheva ulica 4.
  • Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 154.
  • Hotel Cubo, Slovenska cesta 15.


Adults Children under 14 years old
Tour in English
US$ 96.50
US$ 48.20

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 96.50
  • Children under 14 years old

    US$ 48.20

More Information


10 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport in an air conditioned coach.

Wine tasting.

Not included


Entrance to Ptuj castle (6 euros per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Ljubljana local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 96.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.