Wine tasting and the culture of the Thracians
This tour is designed to introduce to you the ancient civilization of the Thracians - the oldest population on the Balkan peninsula, in the same time learning about the origins of wine - this God blessed liquid, that has been approved by many and denied just by some!
We will visit Rila monastery - one of 9 UNSESCO heritage sites in Bulgaria, stay in Melnik - popular small town with its underground tunnel wine cellars, Devin - a SPA town in the heart of the Rhodope mountains and relax there, then go to Brestovitza village and taste some wine from the Thracian valley and try typical Bulgarian wine in Assenovgrad - Mavrud. The fourth day will take us to Starosel where the biggest Thracian sanctuary was discovered, and taste some wine from this region. On the way back to Sofia - visit Koprivshtirza, the town where the April uprising started and gave the beginning of the strong movement for liberation of Bulgaria.
Day 1 Sofia - Rila monastery - Melnik
Day 2 Melnik - Gotze Delchev - Devin
Day 3 Devin - Pamporovo - Plovdiv
Day 4 Plovdiv - Starosel - Koprivshtitza - Sofia
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or from Sofia airport. Please specify date of arrival (may be according intention or reservation).
End location: Back to the hotel or at any desired place within Sofia city.
Duration: 4 days
The vehicle used is a fully air conditioned minivan, comfortable for up to six passengers.
Inlcuded are guide and driver services, vehicle with fuel and accomodation and meals for the guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 BGN - As the tour does not include meals for the travellers, this is enough cash for meals and fees to the Wineries, some souveniers and some wine to buy.
A visit to the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria - Bachkovo monastery!