Home > Tours and trips > A Step into History – From the Middle Ages to Modern Science

A Step into History – From the Middle Ages to Modern Science

The excursion includes visits to two famous museums: the Museum of Christianity, housed in the Stična Monastery, and the museum in Bogenšperk Castle, once the home of the famous Slovenian scientist and polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor (1641-1693).

  • Description

    • The Stična Monastery is inhabited by Cistercian monks, but the part of it housing the Museum of Christianity is open to the public. The Bogenšperk Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Slovenia, houses several interesting museum collections. Besides the Valvasor Collection, it displays collections dedicated to folk superstition, traditional costumes of Slovenia, geodesy, hunting, and minerals.

      On your way back you will stop at the magnificent Church of St. Martin in the village of Šmartno pri Litiji and in the small town of Litija, once an important ferry port on the river Sava. 

      Schedule

      1 April to 31 October 2012: available on pre-arranged dates. 

      Duration

      Eight hours (full-day excursion).  

      Number of participants

      The tour requires a minimum of four participants to operate. 

      Departure point

      The departure point will be arranged on booking.  

      Language options

      Slovenian, English.

      Several other language options are available for groups of four or more people by arrangement with the tour organizer (Slovenia Explorer). 

      Prices

      Regular price: €75.00
      Discounted price: €64.00

      The price includes all excursion costs: guidance, transfers, and admission fees.  

      Notes

      The excursion is suitable for children above the age of 10 years. Children aged below 12 years receive a 50% discount.

      If requested, the visit to Bogenšperk Castle can include a living history show. Historically costumed entertainers will recreate the atmosphere of Valvasor's time.