Tour to Wine Cellar Ptuj (Social Tour on the way of Technical Tour to Compressor Station Kidricevo)
Date: Thursday, October 12 th, 2017
Time: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: The wine cellar Ptuj (slo. Vinska klet Ptuj), Slovenia
Approx. # of participants: 10-20
Price: 125 EUR (For Wine Tasting &Technical Tour to Compressor Station Kidricevo and Transportation)
The wine cellar Ptuj (slo. Vinska klet Ptuj) with the longest tradition of wine production and trade in Slovenia, has preserved the tradition of the Minorites and renowned wine merchants from the 19th and 20th centuries. In its underground it stores the oldest archival wine called “Zlata trta” (engl. Golden wine) from year 1917. With its brands Haložan, Pullus and Pinky Chick the wine cellar with the most awards in Slovenia invites you to experience a piece of history, tradition and modern approaches in wine making.
THE TASTE OF THE CHAMPIONS (Awarded Wines)
Guided tour of the cellar, audio-visual presentation titled »When the drop sparkles«, local meat delicacies and homemade cheese plate and wine tasting.
Below are just several sample options to give an overall picture of possible social and entertainment activities. In order to get the prices listed below, there must be at east 5 people applied for the same program on the same date. Please indicate your group, "IAEE" , during your reservation to daily tours of Kompas Zagreb.
Free Walking Tours each day at 11:00am are suggested.
DAILY EXCURSIONS FROM ZAGREB:
NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE LAKES
every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
KRAPINA & TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE
WINE & GASTRO TOUR
NATIONAL PARK PLITVICE – HEAVEN GARDEN OF EUROPE
Itinerary: ( every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday )
09:00 – departure from Zagreb (meteorological display / Zrinjevac square )
09:00 – 11:30 – bus journey to Plitvice Lakes
11:30 – 17:00 – visiting the Park
17:00 – 19:00 – bus journey back to Zagreb
Duration: approx. 10 hours
PRICE: 500 kuna
Price includes: van/bus transport from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes and back, entrance fee to the National Park, a travel guide
Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in Lika region, at the southern slopes of mountain Mala Kapela, 140km far from Zagreb. It is the most beautiful and most visited National Park in Croatia.
It is a wooded mountainous region where 16 very clear azure blue lakes are located. Water comes from a lot of small springs and streams, and are all interconnected and cascade into each other.
On April 8, 1949, the Plitvice Lakes were declared a national park area and rigorous nature protection measures were established. The park was put on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List in 1979 in recognition of its "outstanding natural beauty, and the undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action". Today, Plitvice Lakes are symbol of Croatia as a tourist destination, and in 2014 a record was set, when 1,18 million people visited this National Park.
Sightseeing of the Park is organised in a circle, it doesn't require great condition, most of the way you can walk easily along cool and shady paths, directly by the water. The sightseeing tour also includes an environmentally-friendly bus drive ( on the harder part of paths ) and a boat drive accross the lake. Besides, there are a lot of coffee bars and restaurants, where you can take a break and enjoy pleasant nature all around you, far away from city crowds...
KRAPINA & TRAKOŠĆAN CASTLE – ESCAPE TO THE MAGICAL FAIRY TALE AND TO THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND
Itinerary: (every Sunday)
09:00 – departure from Zagreb (meteorological display / Zrinjevac square)
09:00 – 10:30 – journey to Trakošćan castle
10:30 – 13:00 – a castle tour with a local guide and free time after that
13:00 – 13:30 – journey to Krapina
13:30 – 15:00 – visiting the Krapina Neanderthal Museum (audio-guide)
15:00 – 16:00 – journey back to Zagreb
Duration: approx. 7 hours
PRICE: 380 kuna
Price includes: van/bus transport from Zagreb to Krapina and back, entrance fee to the Trakošćan castle, the castle tour with a local guide, entrance fee for Krapina Neanderthal Museum, audio guide in Krapina Neanderthal Museum, a travel guide
Krapina has been known since 1193, when it was first mentioned in written documents. It has always been a favorite site for castles and country houses of Croatian and Hungarian rulers, which left a trace in today's architecture of Krapina. You can still feel the spirit of past all over the town. In 1899 Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, an archaeologist and paleontologist found over eight hundred fossil remains belonging to Neanderthals on the hill called Hušnjakovo, near modern Krapina. Since than the site has been protected as the first paleontological natural monument in the Croatia, and has been listed as one of the richest Palaeolithic habitats of Neanderthals in Croatia and Europe.
Trakošćan castle is the most attractive castle in Croatia. It is located in Zagorje, 23 km north – east of Krapina. With 40000 tourists every year it is the most visited castle in Croatia.
It was built in 13th century as a small fortress which was a part of Zagorje principality.
KRAPINA NEANDERTHAL MUSEUM
This site is one of the most famous and important discoveries of prehistoric people in Europe, and due to that at the end of 19th century Hušnjakovo hill (Krapina) was listed on the world map of paleontological natural monuments. The museum opened its doors in 2010 and in an interesting way it represents a mysterious way of human evolution. The exhibition is a kind of the time machine which takes us back to the beginning of cosmic evolution and leads us to modern times. The biggest attraction is a hyper realistic reconstruction of a stone age habitat, a work by Elisabeth Daynes, a sculptor. The museum was nominated for European museum award of the year in 2012.
THE CITY OF SAMOBOR
Itinerary: (every Tuesday)
16:30 – departure from Zagreb (meteorological display / Zrinjevac )
16:30 – 17:00 – journey to the city of Samobor
17:00 – 19:30 – sightseeing, tasting Bermet, ''kremšnita'' cake and free time
19:30 – 20:00 – journey back to Zagreb
Duration: approx. 3,5 hours
PRICE: 210 kuna
Price includes: van/bus transport from Zagreb to Samobor and back, sightseeing with a local tour guide, tasting Bermet and ''kremšnita'' cake, a travel guide
The most popular excursion site among Zagreb citizens. The tourist tradition of a small medieval town with its old city center mostly in baroque style dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. All the buildings on the main square, which was designed in 1925, are protected monuments of culture. In the 13 century the fortress was built on the Tepec hill, above the town, and even today there is the most beautiful city park and walking area there. Samobor hills all around give a special charm to the town. That is where Croatian hiking first started, because the trip to Plešivica and Oštrec hill in 1875 is considered to be the first organized hiking excursion.
Poets and artists wrote about the city, they fell in love with it, and they always come back here because nobody discovered it completely.
The city is also well known for its great gastronomy. ''Kremšnita'' cake is definitly the symbol of Samobor. It is blasphemy to visit Samobor and not to taste this cake. The story about this cake beginns between two world wars, when it was brought to this area by a famous chef, Đuro Lukačić, who worked in Wienna and Budapest. He chose one of the best recipes, made some changes and presenteded it to the citizens of Samobor. The era of foam cakes began then. Many people were ready to wait for ''kremšnita'' as long it was necessary, and people queued all over the square. That is why this cake is always served warm, because there were so many orders that there was no time for the cakes to get cold.
In addition, Samobor is famous for Bermet, a unique flavoured wine which is served as aperitif. Although there is an opinion that Bermet comes from France, from the time when Napoleon's soldiers were passing through this area, that is not true. Bermet is an original drink from Samobor. Through the years, Bermet got its fans, and we'll have the opportunity to taste this great wine.
WINE & GASTRO TOUR - PLEŠIVICA WINE ROAD
Itinerary: (every Saturday)
13:00 - departure from Zagreb (meteorological display / Zrinjevac )
13:00 - 13:45 - journey to Plešivica wine road
14:00 - 16:30 - a tour of two wine cellars
16:30 - 17:00 - journey to Samobor
17:00 - 19:30 - sightseeing, tasting Bermet, mustard, ''kremšnita'' cake and free time
19:30 - 20:00 - journey back to Zagreb
Duration: approx. 7 hours
PRICE: 710 kuna
Price includes: bus/van transport from Zagreb to Plešivica wine road and Samobor and back, sightseeing of Samobor with a local tour guide, tasting at least 8 kinds of wine and 2 kinds of sparkling wine in wine cellars, snack (home made specialties), tasting Bermet, mustard and ''kremšnita'' cake in Samobor, a travel guide
Plešivica wine road is opened back in 2001. It's situated next to Jastrebarsko, a small town in central Croatia, halfway between Zagreb and Karlovac. The area is a true pearl of the Zagreb County, surrounded by sunny wine-growing hills, where numerous family farms and resorts are settled. Wine road consists of forty winemakers with diverse tourist offer that will proudly walk you through their cellars. Almost all year Plešivica is sunbathed and fog and humidity are rare occurrences. A large number of sunny days and good soil served the cultivation of grapes that are cultivated here since time immemorial. Today Plešivica is a true symbol of tradition of wine growing and wine production in central Croatia. Wines from this area are winning year after year numerous awards around the Croatia, and beyond. The area is also traditionally associated with hunting. At 18 hunting grounds with the total hunting area of 54 000 hectares is possible to find plenty of big and small wilding such as deer, wild pigs, rabbits, pheasants, quail and wild ducks. Fishing fans can enjoy the highland and lowland creek waters and lakes Dubrava, Gović and Park. The main species of fish are carp, catfish, grass carp, tench, European chub and common bream.
BOOKING – PLEASE MAKE RESERVATION AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE, BY 6.00 p.m.
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- way of payment: all major credit cards/cash (must be payed in full amount)
- excursion departure is from Nikola Šubić Zrinski square (Zrinjevac)
- responsible organiser of excursions: Puh-tours d.o.o. tourist agency
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