Since ancient times, the persistence of small vineyards continues to produce quality, if not large quantities of particular wines. Traditional procedures are maintained; this is proved by many top-quality, world-renowned wines.

Learn about the Repnica caves, hand-excavated in the sandy rock of the wine cellar, the oldest vine in the world, the lookout tower of Vinarium, with its breathtaking views, and much more. 

Grape to Wine Tour

Tour overview

Culture:
Roads:
Scenery:
Road description
The whole tour runs on good asphalt.
Highlights
Ljubljana, Haloze, Ptuj, Jeruzalemske gorice, Radgonske gorice, Sevnica, Metlika, Primorska wine region.
Countries:
Slovenia
Route
Mileage: 860 km (535 miles)
Tour starts / ends
Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Rest days
None.
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, often the best in the area.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana

Slovenia awaits …

Your adventure starts at the airport, where we will meet you and take you to your hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia's bustling capital. Here you can unwind, get to know your vehicle for the week, and enjoy a leisurely spot of sightseeing. Before your evening meal, we will run through the entire itinerary to get you ready for the motoring adventure of a lifetime.

Day 2: Ljubljana - Podčetrtek

Our motoring adventure will start by heading east to the rolling vineyards of "Gadova peč", the cradle of Cviček.

A distinctive style of wine, Cviček is known for its unique taste as well as its healing powers. Next, we will hit the road again, soaking in more panoramic sights, stopping to explore Najger Repnica Cave along on route. Eventually, we will reach Olimje Town. Here you can enjoy the town's beloved chocolate factory, and explore its many landmarks before enjoying a well-deserved rest at the Terme Olimia thermal spa - a perfect way to end the day.

Day 3: Podčetrtek - Ptuj

We will start the day by descending into Bizeljsko, a famous sparkling wine-growing region clad with emerald hills, quaint villages, and vineyards that will take your breath away.

Following the rolling landscape through Haloze, another stunning wine region, we will reach Ptuj, one of Slovenia's most historic towns and home to an iconic castle. In Ptuj, you will have time to discover the town's many inspiring sights, including Ptuj Wine Cellar - home to the oldest existing wine ever produced in Slovenia, dating all the way back to 1917.

Day 4: Ptuj – Lendava

On day four, a scenic drive will take us through Jeruzalemske gorice Natural Park, a region celebrated for its high-quality white wines.

Along the way, you will see the Island of Love's Floating Mill, one of the Mura River's most iconic sights, before heading to Lendavske gorice, another of Slovenia's best wine-growing areas. Lendavske gorice's capital is a dynamic melting pot of culture and cuisine (Slovenian, Hungarian, and Croatian), the views from the Vinarium are breathtaking, and after sunset, the town comes to life. This is a place that is likely to linger in the memory for many, many years.

 

Day 5: Lendava - Ljubno

The fifth day, our driving tour will take us to what we consider to be the most 'Instagrammable' road bend in Slovenia.

Incredibly, the road is heart-shaped, and its surrounding landscape is nothing short of sensational - the perfect photo opportunity. After winding through a series of scenic side roads, we will arrive at Maribor, home to the world's most ancient vine - a revered plant that still produces up to 25 litres of wine each year. Here we will relax and discuss the day's events while enjoying a spot of local wine tasting at the Old Vine House.

Day 6: Ljubno – Novo mesto

In the morning, we will break our routine and mix things up a little with a trip to the planet's first-ever beer dispensing fountain in Žalec.

To keep the theme going, we will also pay a visit to the nearby Ecomuseum to learn about hops, hop-growing, and Slovenia's thriving brewing industry. Next, we will journey to the inviting town of Sevnica. From here, you will enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills and beautiful castle vineyards, complete with 500 Blue Franconian vines - the relative of Slovenia's most ancient vine. A wonderful way to end the day.

Day 7: Novo mesto - Postojna

On day seven, we will explore Bela Krajina, a region famed for its picturesque towns and villages, quirky folklore, incredible handicrafts, fine wine and sumptuous food.

As a high-quality wine producing region, Bela Krajina is best-known for its red Metliška Črnina and white Belokranjsko Belo, a real treat for the tastebuds. Continuing our journey, we will enjoy a pitstop at Metlika, paying a visit to the mighty cellar before driving through the dense woodland and expansive fields until we reach Postojna, home to Predjama Castle.

Day 8: Postojna - Ljubljana

We will start the day with a visit of Predjama Castle, a national marvel hidden in the mouth of a cavern halfway up a 130-meter cliff and former home of Erazem Lueger, the Slovenian Robin Hood.

After exploring the castle at your leisure, we will plunge into the depths of Postojna Cave, one of Slovenia's most acclaimed (and most visited) natural landmarks. Back on ground level, we will enjoy on a meandering drive through Rakitna and back to Ljubljana where we will round off our epic adventure.

Day 9: Ljubljana, flight home

On the last day, you'll get the chance to stroll through the city's most iconic streets and visit its thriving open-air market.

You can enjoy plenty of quality time in Ljubljana, soaking up its rich cultural magic, and if you have the time, you can even ascend the staircase of the legendary Ljubljana Castle. On your flight home, you'll have time to mull your driving adventure, the Slovenian driving tour of a lifetime.

Pricing

Convertible car Price for the DRIVER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
3.380 €
3.780 €
3.970 €
Your own convertible car 2.980 €
Passenger 2.380 €
360 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

140 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the car, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 35 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. Drivers must have at least 2 years of driving experiences and must be at least 25 years old to obtain VIP Insurance. See the chart below:

Car Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
MAZDA  MX-5 Miata 1.800 EUR 500 EUR  0 EUR
MINI Cooper Convertible 2.100 EUR 600 EUR  0 EUR
BMW 4 Series Convertible 2.600 EUR 700 EUR  0 EUR
       
245 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the car, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 35 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. Drivers must have at least 2 years of driving experiences and must be at least 25 years old to obtain VIP Insurance. See the chart below:

Car Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
MAZDA MX-5 1.800 EUR 500 EUR  0 EUR
MINI Cooper Convertible 2.100 EUR 600 EUR  0 EUR
BMW 4 Series Convertible 2.600 EUR 700 EUR  0 EUR
       
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Grape to Wine Tour includes:
  • Late model convertible car with a third-party liability insurance and comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Support van for luggage, souvenir purchases and 1 or 2 passengers.
  • 8 nights' accommodation in quality, mostly 4**** hotels, or in very nice bed and breakfasts.
  • 8 complete buffet breakfasts in the hotels.
  • 8 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • Airport transfers on arrival day and on departure day.
  • All maps with marked routes for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, personal spending, and tips.

Tour Cancellation Insurance: more information HERE.

Car Choice: Reservations are binding only for price-groups, not for car make and model.

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Adriatic Convertible Tours

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