BISTRICA OB SOTLI, PODČETRTEK, KOZJE TAKE A TRIP ON BOARD THE TOURIST TRAIN

BOARDING THE HLAPON TOURIST TRAIN – EMINO HOUSE OF WINES –OLIMJE MONASTERY – VIRŠTANJ – LUNCH

Duration 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The experience that involves riding the ‘Hlapon’ tourist road train is intended primarily for lovers of nature, authentic homemade fare and top quality wines. On board the cute Hlapon, you will travel around the immediate surroundings, the slow speeds enabling you to soak in the natural beauty in peace and save energy for the new adventures awaiting en route.

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Duration 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM

BOARDING THE HLAPON TOURIST TRAIN

On board the cute Hlapon, you will travel around the immediate surroundings, the slow speeds enabling you to soak in the natural beauty in peace and save energy for the new adventures awaiting en route. The Hlapon tourist road train can accommodate up to 40 persons.

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Duration 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

VISIT TO THE EMINO HOUSE OF WINES WITH A WARM SNACK AND WINE TASTING

When you want something more than just a glass of wine. When you wish for a sensual experience. When you would only like to get away for a moment. This is the time to stop at the Emino house of wines. The place that has been home to goodness for many years places special importance and gives a special purpose to excellence. They are bound to impress you with their excellent culinary offer and guided wine tastings. During your visit, you will be served a warm snack and sample no less than 6 top quality wines. The Emino house of wines guarantees an unforgettable experience.

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Duration 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

RECEPTION WITH FRIAR’S DROPS AND VISIT TO THE OLIMJE FRIARS MINOR CONVENTUAL MONASTERY

In the foothills of Mount Rudnica, in the small village of Olimje lies the famous Olimje Friars Minor Conventual Monastery. This former splendid castle, once owned by the Counts of Attems is now a monastery, home to Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual. You will also visit the magnificent Church of the Assumption, one of our country’s most beautiful baroque buildings, adjacent to the monastery. Hidden in the monastery is a priceless work of art – the old monastic pharmacy adorned by frescoes. The visit includes the presentation of the gardens containing over 200 species of medicinal plants and a stop at the shop selling herbal remedies, where you will sample the so-called Friar’s drops.

 

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Duration 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

RIDE TO VIRŠTAJN AND LUNCH

The Hlapon road train will take you past Imenska gorca and Golobinjek to Virštanj. You will visit the settlement named after four district demarcation milestones, in German ‘vier Stein’. Nowadays, Virštanj is renowned for the winemaking, and in its centre is the former knights’ and wine cellar, today’s Virštanj Banovina inn, next to which grows a 120-year-old vine. The locality also plays a central role in the wine district of Šmarje - Virštanj, further attested by the well-established and recognised wine blend called Virštanjčan. The train will stop at a tourist farm where they treat you to a tasty lunch.