Celtic Pathways Day Tour of Krka river valleySE Slovenia: Krka river - Žužemberk - Novo mesto - Otočec - Kostanjevica

from 99 €

Tour visiting the best of Krka river valley, enjoying pristine nature, hilly vineyards landscape and rich historical heritage ranging from Celtic to Medieval times.

Highlights of Krka river valley Day Tour

  • Unspoilt nature and fabulous river landscape
  • Visit Novo mesto, the Celtic capital of Slovenia
  • Visit Otočec, castle built on river island
  • Visit Kostanjevica, medieval village built on another river island

Why visit Krka river valley?

A day trip for nature lovers and seekers of Celtic heritage in Europe.

Trip description

Drive to the green and unspoilt Krka river valley and follow the Celtic path along this beautiful river, starting at its source. Admire medieval Žužemberk castle and visit Novo mesto, the Celtic capital of Slovenia. Continue the trip to Otočec - river island castle - and Kostanjevica – river island medieval town.

Food and wine along Krka river valley

We can stop for a typical local lunch, like grilled trout, and a glass of cviček, rosé-coloured wine endemic to this region. Cviček (pronounced tsvee-check) is a fresh tasting wine, characterised by low alcohol content. Since white grapes have been forbidden from Italian Chianti, cviček is now supposedly the only recognised wine blended of red and white grape varieties, making it unique in the world. Cviček is protected with the mark of a recognized traditional denomination, and because it contains flavonoids, cviček is supposed to have healing effects at illnesses ranging from coronary diseases to diabetes.

Optional kayak trip on Krka river

There is an option to hop into sit-on-top kayaks and paddle for two hours along this peaceful river. Share it river with trouts, turtles, cranes, kingfishers and numerous other animals. Get your adrenaline pumping whilst crossing its waterfalls, dams and rapids, but don’t worry, although it may look scary, this river adventure is completely safe and suitable for everybody.