Maribor and Styria: Visit Styria in north-east Slovenia, the land of wine and rich historical heritage. Visit Maribor, former European Capital of Culture, enjoy a stroll through historical town of Slovenske Konjice, discover Žice medieval monastery (once boasting a larger library than Vatican), admire the oldest grape vine in the world and enjoy some excellent organic wines.
Maribor (in German, "Marburg an der Drau") is the second-largest city in Slovenia with about 114,487 inhabitants in 2013. Maribor is also the largest city of the traditional region of Lower Styria and the seat of the City Municipality of Maribor. In 2000, Maribor was given the Alpine Town of the Year award. Association football club NK Maribor is based in the city. The city of Maribor has 11 districts (Slovene: mestne etrti). The Municipality of Maribor also includes Kamnica, Pekre, Limbuš, Razvanje, Melje, Malenik-Rupere and Brestrenica-Gaj. The Drava River separates the districts Center, Koroška Vrata, Melje and Ivan Cankar from the other districts of the city. The various city districts are connected by four traffic bridges, a rail bridge and a pedestrian bridge. Slovenske Konjice is a town and a municipality in northeastern Slovenia. The area was part of the traditional region of Styria.
The municipality is now included in the Savinja Statistical Region It is the administrative and cultural centre of the Dravinja Valley. The municipality borders on the municipalities of Šmarje pri Jelšah and Šentjur to the south, Vojnik to the west, Zree to the northwest, Oplotnica to the north, Slovenska Bistrica to the east, and Rogaška Slatina to the southeast.
It spreads over 97.8 square kilometres (37.8 sq mi) and has a population of 13,600. About 100 km (62 miles) from Ljubljana, Graz, or Zagreb, it is easily reachable by the A1 motorway (nicknamed Slovenika) and via the small airport near Loe.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotel.
Duration: 10 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 7pm.