In the Eastern Alps, Maribor is a mountain town with a rich history in winemaking. For evidence, look no further than the Old Vine Building, which, as the name suggests, is lined with an old vine. A very old vine, in truth, that has been creeping along the facade of this building since the 1500s and has stems that look like venerable tree trunks. This vine is situated in the Lent area, which goes back to the Drava River and has most of the oldest monuments. The host of the European Capital of Culture 2012, Maribor is delighted with modern bars and restaurants that make Maribor the "latest" place to be. The lovely Old Town hasn't changed, and that's a good thing! Still charming as ever, a jaunt along the river really gives you a feeling for this lovely city. If you had a glass of wine when you were sitting by the water, it couldn't have been any more idyllic! When you are planning to visit Maribor with a group, then Coach Charter Europe is your bus company partner.
As a bus operator with more than 40 years of experience, Coach Charter Europe is your professional and versatile charter partner when it comes to planning your journey. We have a wide fleet of new tour busses in various sizes and amenities. You can take advantage of our services and book an airport shuttle or charter bus for your sightseeing tours, or a high-quality VIP tour bus for your business trips. Our Coach Charter Europe's charter bus Team is always at your disposal and is happy to offer you a customized rental bus service. Only let us know and ask for your personal Coach Charter European charter bus service.
If you're wondering which places you can visit in Maribor, here are some suggestions from the bottom of the list. Keep in mind that our Coach Charter Europe Airport Shuttle and Tour Bus Coaches are the best way to travel around the city easily and safely.
1. Old Vine House
The oldest fruit-bearing vine in the world grows in the Lent neighborhood next to the Drava. This 440-year-old plant runs along a trellis on the historic building's facade, and its three trunks are surrounded by iron railings. The first record of the vine dates back to 1657, and it is amazing to think about all the calamities it has survived, from the two World Wars to the phylloxera blight. Appropriately, the building houses a museum dedicated to Styrian wine, and with special attention to this famous vine.
2. Maribor Pohorje
At 1347 m, Mariborsko Pohorje is famous for being one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in Slovenia, covering some 60 km of trails. It's a haven for runners, mountain bikers and paragliders in the warmer months. You can also go horse riding and there's an adrenaline park with high ropes and golf and paintbal facilities. There are a multitude of nice hotels at the base of Pohorje that you can choose from for your stay or you can hire a bus with driver in our bus company who will drive you back to Maribor city center.
3. Glavni Trg
Your jumping-off point for a breeze through Maribor's history, Glavni Trg is Maribor's main square. Here are some of the city's great landmarks, such as the Town Hall, the Plague Column and the former casino. But most of the buildings on the square have something unique in their background. One has apothecary patterns in panels on its facade, and a long time ago it was the city's pharmacy. The market tradition of the square was revived by the farmers' market on Friday mornings, selling seasonal fruit and vegetables, bread and regional dishes such as gibanica pastry.
4. Restavracija Villa rustica
Restavracija Villa rustica offers its guests a fantastic culinary and educational experience, as it is situated on the edge of the city center in the immediate vicinity of the archeological site of the Roman ruins, opening into a breathtaking view of the Pohorje Mountains. It has a wide terrace and a large green area outside, making it ideal for a warm and sunny day. In the meantime, the kitchen provides Italian cuisine, and its interior is decorated in an elegant style with beautiful tableware and folklore highlights and rustic decorations. Our chartered bus can take you there.
5. Water Tower
Standing alone on the Drava, this stone tower used to belong to the town fortifications of Maribor. It was constructed in the middle of the 16th century when a new defensive scheme was devised to repel Turkish attacks. After the tower had outlived its military importance, it was renovated for wine storage, becoming the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia in the process. The tower's function has not changed for hundreds of years: you can try a few Styrian wines on the upper floor or ask for a suggestion and drink it on your hand. A bus rental at our bus company will make it easier for your group to get there
6. Maribor Cathedral
The oldest parts of the Maribor Cathedral, built in the 1100s, are in Romanesque architecture. But as the population of the city ballooned in medieval times there was a Gothic restoration. A lot of the nave and the chancel are from this period: the pointed arches, ribbed vaults and lancet windows in the apse are all Gothic and built in local yellow sandstone. The Baroque tower came later, in the 17th century and is open until 18:00 in the summer. A new stained glass window was constructed to comm. The chartered bus will be wise partner exploring this historical cathedral.
7. Mestni Park
The lower section of Maribor's main park is part of the city's landscape, where there are tree-lined streets, sculptures, lawns and concert stages on the summer weekends. There is also an aquarium with more than 120 freshwater and saltwater animals, as well as a terrarium populated by venomous and other reptiles. But the park still continues for a few kilometers up the hill and into the council. A tour Bus can look after your group transport here
8. Maribor Castle
So, if you're hunting for a castle in Maribor, you can't be blamed for walking past it. That's because it looks much more like a fortress. However, the structure had only a brief defensive function for the north-eastern walls. Rather, it was more of an opulent residence and has gone through hundreds of years of upgrades and extensions. The castle was built in the 1400s by the Hapsburg King Frederick III and was reshaped regularly until 1843. It was a combination of Gothic and Baroque architecture.
Lent is the oldest part of Maribor and the best example of the rich cultural heritage of the region. The town's great fortress dates back to the 16th century and can be seen from one of the oldest streets of the region, Usnjarska ulica. Centuries ago, this was regarded as the dirtiest street in town because of the leather factories that used to be located here. Now, the street is taking explorers past the Water Tower, all the way to the heart of the Jewish district. Another fascinating part of the fortress is the Judgment Tower, which is connected to the witch trials that once took place in Maribor. Our bus company will make sure you arrive safe this old and iconic landmark of Maribor.
10. Drava river
Maribor's history is closely related to the Drava River and its numerous bridges. As many trade routes ran through the city, bridges symbolized the prosperity and strength of the city during times of peace, while in times of war they made the city a strategic center in Europe. The Old Bridge, designed at the beginning of the 20th century, was one of the most magnificent bridges of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually restored in 1998. The other notable bridge is the Titov, which was constructed when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia. Chartered bus by Coach Charter Europe will get you there prompt.
Your Coach Charter Europe’s tour bus driver will pick you up from Maribor’s nearest international airport in Graz (Austria) or any other location in and around Maribor to get you to your destination. With our airport shuttle it will take around 40 minutes to get inside Maribor city center. Hiring an own bus with driver and an airport shuttle is the best option for group travel. If you intend to visit Maribor, hiring your own coach and driver is a relaxing, safe, flexible, and comfortable way to travel. Whether you need to accommodate a large group or just a small family group, as a charter bus rental bus company with more than 40 years of experience, we have the tour bus fleet, drivers, and knowledge to make your trip to Maribor a full success. If you need more information or would like to receive an offer, contact our Coach Charter Europe team now.