Celje and lower Savinja Valley

  • Private & customized trip
  • Sightseeing trip
  • Beer trip
  • Educational trip
  • Cultural trip
Day trip
April – October
2–8 persons
Celje, Žalec, Lower Savinja Valley

From the Romans to the Middle Ages all the way to the present day! Celje is a city of experiences. It is like a magnet that draws and attracts with ancient stories, myths and legends. It takes you places where the impact of our ancestors can be felt.

You will be able to learn all about the hops-growing traditions in Savinja region and enjoy an exquisite beer tasting at the first beer fountain in the world.

Overview

Type of day trip: Full day sightseeing trip

Duration: 12 hours (approx.), if departure from Ljubljana

Departure and time: Ljubljana – 8:00 AM, Maribor - 8:30 AM (departure time can be adjusted to the group), hotel pick up and drop off

Best time for trip: April – October

Number of persons: 8 persons or less

Highlights

  • Perfect trip for history and beer lovers
  • Guided tour of Celje
  • Unique archaeological display
  • Visit of Regional Museum of Celje with famous “Celje Ceiling”
  • Enjoy a spectacular view from Friderick’s tower
  • Eco-Museum of Hop-Growing and Brewing Industry
  • Cheers with beer at Beer Fountain in Žalec, first beer fountain in the world
Day 1

DAY TRIP PLAN

Morning pick up in front of the hotel and drive along the former Roman olive road towards the valley of the Count Herman of Celje. Driving through the Green Gold Valley with its king – the hops to Celje. Guided tour of Celje, the city famous for the Counts of Celje, who ruled on what is Slovenian territory today. In the city, we step into a “time machine”. First, we visit the unique archaeological display of CELEIA – “City below the City”, called the Troia Secunda by the Romans, and the Regional Museum of Celje, where we admire the “Celje Ceiling”. Afterwards we continue our journey to the Middle Ages – we visit the romantic, enticing, magnificent, dark and frightening Celje Old Castle. A local guide will help us to discover and learn about the darkest secrets of the Celje Counts. Finally, we visit Frederick’s Tower and enjoy a spectacular view of the city below. Time for picnic in beautiful nature. Driving to Šempeter where we can visit the remains of Roman Necropolis (optional). Continue to Žalec to visit the Eco-Museum of Hop-Growing and Brewing Industry. There, we taste a unique beer, brewed from the local hops. Our final stop is first beer fountain in the world, where enjoy the day tasting different Slovenian beers from your own beer mug, made by renowned designer Oskar Kogoj. We return to the hotel late in the afternoon/ early evening.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Itinerary can be adjusted due to weather conditions and client’s wishes.
  • Archaeological display of CELEIA – “City below the City” and Regional Museum of Celje are closed on Mondays and National Holidays.
  • Eco-Museum of Hop-Growing and Brewing Industry is closed on Mondays, Sundays and National Holidays.
  • Roman Necropolis and Beer Fountain are closed from beginning of November until the end of March.
PACKAGE
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional English-speaking (other languages on request) guide/driver
  • Transport by comfortable car/van
  • Parking fees and fuel
  • Traditional food & drink picnic basket (homemade products)
  • Entrance fees: Archaeological display of CELEIA – “City below the City”, Regional Museum of Celje, Celje Old Castle, Eco-Museum of Hop-Growing and Brewing Industry
  • Beer tasting & beer mug at Beer Fountain in Žalec
Not included
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Roman Necropolis – 5 €
 

GOSLO d.o.o.

Arja vas 89
3301 Petrovče, Slovenia
Registration nr.: 6742742000
VAT nr.: SI23823178

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