The oldest town in Slovenia, Ptuj is located just a short drive from Maribor. The writer Tacitus mentioned it for the first time already in the year 69. Numerous archaeological remains prove that the city experienced its first period of prosperity as the Roman town of Poetovio.
The present much admired appearance of the city originates from the Middle Ages when Ptuj experienced its second rise to wealth and prominence. You will explore its beauty in a walking tour through the town and the visit of the Ptuj Castle. The castle, the Dominican and Minorite monasteries, the Provost church and the old city hall are some of the curiosities of the town, worth seeing. The heritage of past centuries will enchant even the most demanding visitor of this town.
Afterwards you will head to the attractive city of Maribor where you will visit the majestic Gothic Cathedral, the lively main square and discover the legends of the Franciscan Church. A stroll along the romatic Lent river bank will lead you to the Old Vine House, with the oldest wine in the world. Complete the dat with a dainty meal and sample the wines in one of the renowned wine cellars.