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Maribor 2007

4th - 7th of July 2007
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The excursions booking form is now availiable. Booking deadline is 25th of June.


Excursions are organizsed by Kompas.


SUNDAY, JULY 1st 2007

FAIRYTALES, HOMEMADE BEER AND CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

12:00 departure from Maribor to Olimje

Olimje was mentioned as a settlement already in the 13th century, although the castle has been standing there even longer. In the 17th century, Paulini friars settled in Olimje’s castle and arranged an apothecary, which still serves it purpose and is on display on your visit to the castle. Minorite monks are managing the monastery today. In Olimje you will also visit a brewery and taste homemade beer. Next, we will take a peek in a chocolate boutique and have a taste of homemade chocolate. Our visit ends in the Land of Fairytales and Imagination, where you will return to your childhood days, meeting fairytale creatures in the middle of the forest.


17:00 departure from Olimje


Duration:half day

Included:transport, English-speaking guide, visit to Olimje monastery and apothecary, visit to brewery with beer tasting, visit to chocolate boutique

Price: 35 EUR/person (min 4 person)

Note:camera, walking shoes


MONDAY, JULY 2nd 2007

FROM ALPS TO KARST

8:00 departure from hotel/hostel towards Bled

10:30 arrival in Bled

Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region. It is unique with its emerald-green Alpine lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake, and its medieval castle from the 11th century perched on a cliff above the lake.

After a bus ride around the lake, you will take a guided tour of Bled Castle, where you can view exhibitions on the ancient history of Bled and also experience a breathtaking view of the town and the Gorenjska region. Then you will be taken by one of Bled's typical "pletna" boats to the island, where you will visit St. Mary’s Church and have a chance to ring a wishing bell to make your wishes come true.


14:00 departure from Bled to Postojna caves

16:00 entrance in Postojna caves

Two million years old and 27 km long, the system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible networks of underground caves in the world. A ride by electric train will be followed by a guided walk through a series of cave halls with drop stones, pillars and translucent curtains that create unforgettable impressions. The underground system is the home of the mysterious, unique and rare amphibian Proteus anguinus, or "human fish" as it is popularly called here.


18:00 departure from Postojna towards Maribor


Duration:full day

Price: 90,00 EUR/person (min 4 person)

Included:Transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to the Bled Castle and "pletna" boat ride to the island, entrance fee to Postojna caves

Note:camera, walking shoes, comfortable clothes


TUESDAY, JULY 3rd 2007

MARIBOR – CITY WALK

9:00 meeting with the guide at Glavni trg, Maribor in front of Town Hall

We will reveal the city's most interesting spots and stories: Maribor's castle, the mighty cathedral and the Franciscan church with its red bricks, for which women received indulgences, the remains of the Jewish ghetto and the city walls, Lent with the Water and Judgement towers as well as the oldest cultivated grapevine in the world, the town hall and the plague memorial, narrow streets that were once busy with different trades, and enchanting town squares.


10:30 Start of the tour in Vinag wine cellar, one of the largest and oldest classic wine cellars in Europe; You will have the chance to taste selected wines and learn more about wine culture.


12:00 end of the tour at Trg Svobode


Duration:half day

Price: 27 EUR/person (min 4 person)

Included:English-speaking guide, entrance fee to wine cellar with wine tasting

Note:camera, walking shoes


WEDNESDAY, JULY 4th 2007

WHERE PRESENT MEETS THE PAST

8:30 departure from Maribor towards Ptuj

9:30 Ptuj sightseeing

You will explore the beauty of the oldest

town in Slovenia, Ptuj on a short walk through the town.

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 also enter the Ptuj castle, known for its rich heritage.


13:00 departure from Ptuj towards Maribor


Duration:half day

Price: 30 EUR/person (min 4 person)

Included:transport, English-speaking guide, entrance fee to Ptuj Castle

Note:camera, walking shoes



THURSDAY, JULY 5th 2007

MARIBOR – STORIES AND LEGENDS

14:00 meeting with the guide at Glavni trg, Maribor in front of Town Hall

We will reveal the city's most interesting spots and stories: Maribor's castle, the mighty cathedral and the Franciscan church with its red bricks, for which women received indulgences, the remains of the Jewish ghetto and the city walls, Lent with the Water and Judgement towers as well as the oldest cultivated grapevine in the world, the town hall and the plague memorial, narrow streets that were once busy with different trades, and enchanting town squares.


15:30 Start of the tour in Vinag wine cellar, one of the largest and oldest classic wine cellars in Europe; You will have the chance to taste selected wines and learn more about wine culture.


17:00 end of the tour at Trg Svobode


Duration:half day

Price: 27 EUR/person (min 4 person)

Included:English-speaking guide, entrance fee to wine cellar with wine tasting

Note:camera, walking shoes


FRIDAY, JULY 6th 2007

WOOD-RAFT NIGHT

Approx. 20:30 - 23.00
Ride on a wooden raft with a beautiful view on the streets of Lent festival. More info availiable soon.





SATURDAY, JULY 7th 2007

BOMB OF POHORJE

Approx. 9:00 - 13.00

This program is perfect for everybody, who would like to experience really all activities on high ropes course, such as hanging bridges, giant swing, hanging stairs, high beam and adrenaline rides. It includes all elements of the high rope course and additionally two rides by Monster roller from "Trikotna jasa" to the valley.


Price: 42,00 EUR/person (min. 5 persons)

Ski-lift fare is included.




SUNDAY, JULY 8th 2007

THE WET ADVENTURE - CYCLING TOUR

(departure at 9 a.m., arrival at approx. 3 p.m.)


Track: Moravske Toplice, Martjanci, Polana, Rankovci, Petanjci, a drift along the river bank of Mura, Ižakovci, Beltinci, Gančani, Ivanci, Noršinci, Moravske Toplice


Length: 43 km

Total altitude difference: 30 m

Maximal sloping: 2% (100 m)

Difficulty: easy


Description: There are good 20 km of light cycling from Terme 3000 to the river Mura. The route will take you through peaceful villages, on cosy roads with a little traffic, to Petanjci where the boats will be expecting you. After an exciting, good two-hour drift along the river bank we will get ashore on Otok ljubezni near Ižakovci, where traditional food of Prekmurje will stir your senses. After that there is a comfortable ride to Terme 3000.


Interesting sights:

  • The river Mura: The meandering bed of Mura and its dead branches are a home of many endangered species. A safe drift down the river enables a closer contact with the nature and a sensual, intimate experience of the river.

  • Otok ljubezni - Eng The Island of Love: It is a known excursion place on the left bank of the river Mura near Ižakovci. It is a place for social meetings where it is possible to enliven the events with a fare by a cable ferry. Because it is washed by the river Mura and its branch, it is really an island.

  • Prekmurska iža - Eng The House of Prekmurje (Ižakovci): It is known far and wide by original traditional food and unique ambience. Who doesn"t stop by, surely misses an unforgettable gourmet"s treat.


Duration: full day

Rate: 70 EUR/person (min 10 pax)

Included: transport, English speaking guide, bicycle rent, professional guidance

Note: min 10 persons required, sport clothing and shoes