€ 1 690 per person in double/twin room sharing
Minimum number of people: 2 participants
Group Size: 6 participants
€ 1 535.00 per person in double/twin room sharing
€ 190.00 ( supplement for single room)
Tour cost includes:
♦ 8 nights accommodation at 3 stars hotels, all centrally located, breakfasts included.
♦ All transfers included as per itinerary by private English speaking guide-driver with a/c van. The guide-will drive.
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” Ernest Hemingway
In the ancient lands of Bulgaria people have been drinking wine worthy of gods and heroes ever since the age of the Thracians. Praised by Homer, Thracian wine was delivered to the camps under the walls of Troy to be part of the menu of commanders and the soldiers. Thanks to the magnificent natural conditions wine making in Bulgaria has thousands of years of history.
Wine is life, feeling, pleasure, art! Just like every creative artist puts a part of their soul and character in their piece of art, winemaking I not merely a process but a whole Universe.
Our carefully selected wineries represent some of the best Bulgaria wineries. Join us at this fascinating journey and discover hospitable people and beautiful wines.
Covered are vine growing and wine making regions in Southwest, Central and North Bulgari.a
This programme aims at acquainting with the centuries-old tradition of winemaking in these lands and with famous Bulgarian wines that are produced nowadays.
We will sample typical Bulgarian high-quality brands like Mavrud, Melnik and Gamza, along with the more popular Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Traminer and Chardonnay.
Also, during this trip we’ll visit quite a bit of Bulgaria's Thracian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Slavic and Ottoman heritage, including the Rila Monastery, a World Heritage Site, the historic sites of Veliko Turnovo and Plovdiv, the spa resort of Sandanski and the capital city of Sofia.
Itinerary: Sofia (2 nights) – Sandanski (2 nights) – Plovdiv (2 nights) –Veliko Turnovo (2 nights) - drive to/depart Sofia
Day 1 Arrive at Sofia airport. Transfer to your hotel in central area and check-in for 2 nights.
Orientation walking sightseeing tour in downtown area; St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the adjoining renowned Orthodox Icons Museum in the he crypt of the cathedral.
Day 2 All day in Sofia. Visit The National Museum of History and the Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit The Wime House in Sofia. The Wine house is the oldest wine cellar in the city of Sofia, built in 1882 six meters underground.
Day 3 Transfer Day: Travel south from Sofia to the spa resort of Sandanski. En route we’ll visit the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the majestic Rila Mountains. Continue drive south and visit Logodaj Winery– for a tour and wine-testing session.Drive to Sandanski.Arrive and check-in at your hotel for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 All day in the area. Explore in the picturesque village of Melnik. Melnik lies just 20 miles from the Greek border, a sparsely populated area full of bright sunshine and rich, humid air. Melnik is situated in the unique natural surroundings of 'sandy pyramids'. The whole region is famous for its long lasting traditions in winemaking. Visit Vila Melnik Winery-a nice family owned wine cellars for a guided tour and wine-tasting session.
Day 5 Transfer Day: Travel from Sandanski to Plovdiv. En route: brief stop at Bansko, a typical Bulgarian town-museum, famous for its National Revival (18-19 century) architecture, and a renowned winter ski resort, situated on the foot of the impressive Mt. Pirin National Park. Continue drive to Plovdiv and visit Bessa Valley Winery-roducer of the famous Enira brand, whose red wines are truly an elixir for the souls and the senses. Continue drive to Plovdiv. Arrive the ancient city of Plovdiv and check-in for two nights in your hotel in down town area.
Day 6 All day in Plovdiv and surrounding area. Explore in the ancient city of Plovdiv: Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, beautiful 18-19 century National Revival houses, located in the architectural reserve of the Old Town, with plenty of nice art galleries and artisan shops. Plovdiv is also famous as centre of important winemaking region in the vast Thracian lowlands. In the afternoon we’ll drive to visit Villa Vinifera Winery in Brestovitsa for a guided tour and wine tasting session.
Day 7 Transfer Day: Travel from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo. En route: visit Chateau Copsa, located in another famous grape growing and wine producing region of Bulgaria. Continue drive through the Balkan Mountains, heading on to North Bulgaria. Arrive in the historical town of Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria (1185 - 1396), and check in at your hotel for the last two nights.
Day 8 Full day in Veliko Tarnovo and the surrounding area. Sightseeing in Veliko Tarnovo and in the nearby historical village of Arbanassi: 12-14 century beautiful churches and monasteries, fortresses and museums; National Revival architecture and a nice 19 century Market Place Street with lots of artisan shops, and with plenty of opportunities for taking pictures.There you will find a charming handicraft shops and get acquainted with some traditional local crafts like icon-painting, wood-carving, weaving, copper-smithing, silver-smithing, etc. You can even enjoy a cup of Turkish coffee made on hot sand the way it was prepared for the craftsmen and tradesmen 100 years ago.Drive to village Maryan and visit Maryan Winery for wine testing session. Drive back to Veliko Tarnovo.
Day 9 Transfer Day: Direct transfer from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia Airport for departure flights. ( 3 hours drive without stops) End of program.
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