The Eastern frontier – Wine & History Day Tour

Eastern Slovenia
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    Bizeljsko from above. Source: Arhiv ZPTM Brežice
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    Wine selection. Author: Julio Frangen. Source: Vino Graben
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    Archive wine. Author: Julio Frangen. Source: Vino Graben
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    German house in Brežice. Source: Arhiv ZPTM Brežice
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    Brežice from above. Source: Arhiv ZPTM Brežice
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    Repnica cellar. Source: Arhiv ZPMT Brežice
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    Brežice old town. Source: Arhiv ZPTM Brežice
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    Brežice castle. Source: Arhiv ZPTM Brežice
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    Wine tasting. Author: Julio Frangež. Source: Vino Graben

A gem in the eastern Slovenia, the Bizeljsko region is located at the southern borders of Styria.

  • Departure: By request
  • Price: € 89

Begin with the visit of Brežice, a small town with rich historical heritage and its magnificent Renaissance castle.

Drive to the Bizeljsko wine growing region and admire the green hills with plenty of vineyards scattered between small villages and forests.

Visit a winemaker with superb wines that have been placed on international gourmet maps being served at restaurants rewarded with Michelin stars. Discover repnice cellars, a peculiarity of Bizeljsko region, once used to store turnips and now more commonly for wine storage.

Continue towards Olimje, renowned for its peacefulness and one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, today still a part of a functioning monastery housed in a Renaisannce castle.

Daytrip highlights

Brežice

Brežice is a town close to Croatian border. It used to be the border between two borderlands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire places at the confluence of two rivers, Sava & Krka. Besides a beautiful town centre it is marked by a large castle with its beginings from the 12th century, home of the regional museum and the beautifully painted Knight's hall.

Bizeljsko

Bizeljsko is one of many wine regions of Slovenia, mainly famous for its sparkling wines. However, other sorts thrive in this part, which has one of the kindest climates in the country. Some of the wineries hide another ethnology gem - repnice cellars, with centuries long tradition which was revived in the last couple of decades.

Olimje

A beautiful castle that was turned into a monastery in 17th century now houses the oldest farmacy in Europe. Still an active monastery it allows the visitors to see the farmacy as well as buy products, such as natural herbal remedies, made by the monks still residing in this peaceful corner of Slovenia.

MAPS & AREA

Map view for The Eastern frontier - Brežice, Bizeljsko & Olimje

Brežice, Bizeljsko, Olimje

€ 89 / person

Our prices are all-inclusive, so the only extra cost on the tour is lunch. You need to take that into consideration when comparing tour prices, as many agencies advertise low prices and put the admission fees and other extras in the small print.

Price includes:

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Admission fee at Brežice castle
  • Wine tasting

Optional extras:

  • Lunch

Our scheduled day trips have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 passengers (single traveller surcharge is 50€ when there are no other bookings for the tour).

All of our daytrips are also available as private tours. We can customize any tour to the needs and interests of the guest.

Prices per person for this daytrip as private:

Day trip/Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The Eastern Frontier 420 € 225 € 166 € 135 € 114 € 100 € 90 € 87 €