Arrival airport: Ljubljana (LJU)
Departure airport: Ljubljana (LJU)
No. of wineries visited:8
Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Vintgar Gorge - Postojna - Ljubljana
A land of dragons and castles, lakes and mountains, Slovenia is one of Europes best kept secrets. More than half the country is under some form of environmental protection, making it a haven for bears, bees and trees, and not to mention its waterways are some of the cleanest in the world.
small family owned vineyards.
3 major wine growing areas.
Welcome to a captivating journey through the enchanting wine regions of Slovenia! Discover a hidden gem in the world of winemaking, where centuries-old traditions and picturesque landscapes combine to create an unforgettable experience.
Embark on an expedition that takes you through Slovenia's diverse wine regions, each offering its own unique character and flavors. From the sun-kissed hills of Primorska to the lush vineyards of Podravje, let your taste buds be tantalized by the country's rich winemaking heritage.
Your adventure begins amidst the rolling hills and terraced vineyards of the Primorska region. Explore the prestigious Vipava Valley, known for its crisp white wines and elegant reds. Indulge in the refreshing aromas of local varieties such as Zelen and Rebula, while relishing the breathtaking panoramas that surround you.
As you venture further, the journey leads to the heart of the Primorska region – the enchanting Brda. This picturesque landscape, often referred to as "Slovenian Tuscany," invites you to taste exquisite wines crafted from indigenous grape varieties like Refosco and Malvasia. Savor the harmony between wine and nature as you stroll through vine-covered hills and ancient villages.
Next, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the Podravje region. As you traverse the charming slopes of Štajerska, encounter the world-renowned wine destinations of Maribor and Ptuj. Be enchanted by the gentle notes of aromatic whites like Šipon and Renski Rizling, all while embracing the hospitality of the local winemakers.
In the easternmost part of Slovenia, the Posavje region awaits, with its vibrant wine culture. Delight in the lush landscapes of Bizeljsko and delight your senses with the harmonious blends of the region's renowned Cviček wine. Explore hidden cellars and engage with winemakers who carry on age-old traditions, adding their own modern twists to the art of winemaking.
Throughout your tour, immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage that intertwine with Slovenia's winemaking traditions. Visit charming wine cellars and family-owned vineyards, where passionate winemakers lovingly craft their creations. Learn about the unique techniques employed and discover the stories behind each bottle.
Indulge in delectable gastronomic experiences that pair perfectly with the local wines. Sample artisan cheeses, succulent prosciutto, and other regional delicacies that enhance the flavors of Slovenia's esteemed vintages.
Join us on an extraordinary expedition through Slovenia's wine regions, where the allure of nature, the artistry of winemaking, and the warmth of Slovenian hospitality converge. Uncover the hidden treasures of this vibrant land and create lifelong memories as you savor the essence of Slovenian wines, one sip at a time.
Arrival & Day 1
- Arrival in Zagreb, collection and transfer to Hotel Palace or similar. Welcome dinner in local restaurant can be arranged. Overnight in Zagreb.
- Morning tour of Dolac market. After lunch, depart Zagreb towards Plesivica area, visiting two wineries throughout the afternoon, including Tomac sparkling wine. Return to Zagreb. Beer Alley and relaxed dinner. Overnight in Zagreb.
- Morning departure to Medjimurje. Three vineyard visits with lunch in-between at Mala Hiža or similar. Return to and overnight in Zagreb at Hotel Palace or similar. Free evening to explore. Dinner can be concierged but is not included.
- Morning departure to Moslavina and Virovitica-Podravina. Four wineries visited with lunch in-between. Overnight in Osijek
- Explore Osijek and the Wine Road. Three vineyard visits with lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Osijek at Hotel Osijek or similar.
Day 5 & Departure Day
- Continue exploring the areas vineyards, culminating with a visit and lunch at Hotel Zdjelarević.
- Return to Zagreb and overnight at Hotel Palace or similar. Farewell dinner in local restaurant.
- After breakfast, last chance to box up your purchases for sending home before departing for Zagreb airport.