European capital of carnival 2020 - KURENTOVANJE, Ptuj, Slovenia. Day Tour

The unique Ptuj carnival legacy, which is deeply rooted in the mystical pagan character of Kurent and many other characters. Wearing a mask is a part of the identity of the local population. That's why Kurentovanje is one of the ten most interesting carnivals in the world, and this year, on its 60th anniversary, the celebration will be particularly rich, so you should not miss it.

Throughout the festival numerous events take place in the town’s vibrant squares and streets and its surroundings we will experience the authentic carnival atmosphere, learn about the Kurent story, see the old town, Ptuj Castle and ethnographic collection and visit the boutique wine cellar where, with culinary accompaniment, we will learn about the tradition of wine production in Styria.

Combining these activities into a well-rounded carnival story will give us a unique and unforgettable carnival experience than anywhere else in the world.

per adult from

$156

NZD

Duration

8 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Private transportation
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Accident insurance
    • Wine tasting
    • Traditional local cuisine
    • Entry/Admission - Hotel Mitra
    • Entry/Admission - Ptuj City Tower
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ptuj, Ptuj, Styria Region

    The city by the Drava is a natural meeting point of vineyard-covered hills and the expansive open fields of north-eastern Slovenia. People have lived here without interruption

    since Roman times. The town charter of 1376 places Ptuj among the oldest towns or cities in the wider region. The protected medieval city centre maintains its stories of the past in churches and monasteries, in vaulted wine cellars and in castle halls. The door-to-door rounds of Kurenti have been entered on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hotel Mitra, Prešernova ulica 6, 2250 Ptuj, Slovenia

    The oldest hotel in Ptuj honors the city’s rich wine culture and tradition by showcasing the best wines in the region in its very own wine cellar. The 700 year old Osterberger wine cellar offers the finest wines from some of the best boutique winemakers from the region and all of Slovenia.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Belski Vrh, Slovenia

    The oldest hotel in Ptuj honors the city’s rich wine culture and tradition by showcasing the best wines in the region in its very own wine cellar. The 700 year old Osterberger wine cellar offers the finest wines from some of the best boutique winemakers from the region and all of Slovenia.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ptuj City Tower, Ptuj 2250 Slovenia

    Kurentovanje is Slovenia’s main spring cultural and ethnographic festival of national importance, the richest international Pustovanje (Shrovetide celebration) in the land. The unique Ptuj carnival legacy, which is deeply rooted in the mystical pagan character of Kurent and many other characters, is combined with attractive local features throughout the festival, such as music, dance, fashionable local cuisine and high quality wines. In the midst of all that is the breathtaking scenic Ptuj, an old town offering new experiences, where most of the events take place in all their glory.

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Panntour Slovenia

Activity ID: V-147305P13

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