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Bulgarian Wine, Nature & Culture in 8 Days

This tour will give you the opportunity to combine multiple experiences and adventures.

You will learn a lot about the ancient cultures and civilizations that have passed through the centuries. You will taste the Bulgarian culture, food, wine and hospitality, and you will admire and enjoy the country’s beauties by hiking and horse riding in the nature.

per adult from

$1,898

NZD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • 2 hours wine tour of wine cellar
    • 4 hours horse riding
    • Transfers from and to the airport
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of History
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    • Entry/Admission - Villa Melnik Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Kordopulova House
    • Entry/Admission - Музей на Виното
    • Entry/Admission - Horse riding "Adgor"
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunches and dinners

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Stop At: Sofia International Airport, bul. "Christopher Columbus" 1, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Our driver will wait you at the airport with sign with your name.

    After picking you up, you will be transferred to your hotel.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia

    Day 2: Exploration of Sofia city and introduction to the Bulgarian history

    Stop At: National Museum of History, ul. "Vitoshko lale" 16, 1404 Bojana, Sofia, Bulgaria
    During this day we will find out more about Sofia –the capita and the largest city in Bulgaria. The city is situated in the western part of the country, on the slopes of Vitosha Mountain. Sofia preserves various monuments from its rich past.

    Your driver and your guide will be waiting for you in front of your hotel at 09:30 am. We will start our tour with visit of the National

    History Museum where you will be introduced to the history of the Bulgarian lands since the prehistoric times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria
    After that we will visit Boyana Church - UNESCO site, where we will have the chance to admire the unique frescoes from the Middle Ages. Our next stop will be a place in Vitosha Mountain

    with a stunning view of the city.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski, pl. "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    After admiring the scenery we will continue towards the city center. There we will have the chance to visit the highlights of Sofia which include:The Alexander Nevski Cathedral (the biggest one in Bulgaria), Saint Sofia Church, The Bulgarian National Gallery for Foreign Art, the Russian Church,The National Art Gallery ( former Royal Palace), the National Theatre, and the St. George Rotunda (built by the Romans).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia

    Day 3: In the world of the good wine

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
    This day will be dedicated to the wine traditions of Bulgaria.

    Your driver and your guide will wait for you in front of your hotel at 09:00 am. On our way to Melnik region (one of the leaders of wine production) we will pay a visit to the biggest and most glamorous monastery on the Balkan Peninsula – Rila monastery, listed in UNESCO World Heritage list. We can have a lunch.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Villa Melnik Winery, The road between Melnik and Gotse Delchev, village of Harsovo 7km from Melnik, Harsovo 2819 Bulgaria
    We will continue south to one of the most popular wineries – Villa Melnik. There you will learn more about the way grapes are grown

    and wine is made. You will enjoy beautiful views with a glass of Melnik wine. A local winery guide will take you on a journey through the production facilities and lead a professional wine tasting for you. You will have the chance to visit the underground cellar, located deep under the sandy hill. This day ends with a check in hotel in Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Melnik

    Day 4: Getting to know Melnik

    Stop At: Kordopulova House, Melnik Bulgaria
    Today the town is architectural reserve which preserves the typical for the Revival period house style.

    After breakfast you tour of Melnik will start at 10:00 am. During

    this day we will have a walk in the town with typical for the Revival

    Period house museums and narrow cobblestone streets. We will visit Kordopulova House – which belonged to rich merchants and is the biggest preserved house on the Balkan Peninsula from this period.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Музей на Виното, Мелник 115, 2820 Melnik, Bulgaria
    Another highlight to which we will pay attention is the Museum of wine were will have the chance to learn more about the wine traditions in Bulgaria and the region and have a degustation of several wines.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Pirin Planina, Melnik Bulgaria
    On the way to our next destination– Rozhen Monastery, we will stop to admire the famous natural phenomenon – the Pyramids of

    Melnik which are rock formations of different shapes, some of which are resembling human figures.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rozhen Monastery, Rozhen, Melnik 2820 Bulgaria
    Once we arrive to Rozhen Monastery we will see the admirable frescoes from XVI century ad praise the beautiful nature surrounding the monastery.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Melnik

    Day 5: The Seven Rila Lakes Adventure

    Stop At: Seven Rila Lakes, שבעת אגמי רילה,Rila,2650,בולגריה, 2650, Bulgaria
    When we reach Panichishte resort area we will board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From there we will continue on foot and explore the Seven Rila Lakes: the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake. The route is difficult and requires good fitness level. It takes approximately 5 hours walking time to visit all of the lakes. The tour will end with check in hotel situated in Rila Mountain.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Panichishte resort

    Day 6: Horse riding day

    Stop At: Horse riding "Adgor", между в.з. Ярема и с. Ковачевци, 2023 Sofia, Bulgaria
    This day will start with later breakfast, because feel of

    tiredness is expected. At around 10:30 you will head

    toward Horse riding stable Adgor. Is is located in

    a remarkably beautiful ecologically clean

    environment, on a plateau with a breathtaking

    view towards four mountain ranges – Rila,

    Verila, Vitosha and Plana. Thanks to their well-

    trained and calm horses, as well as the

    professionalism of their trainers, you will have a

    wonderful experience and an adventure. It is

    calculated that the riding will be around 4 hours, but it is flexible and depends

    mostly of your physical capabilities and desires.

    After you gain your memories we will head back to your hotel and spend

    the late afternoon resting and relaxing.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Panichishte resort

    Day 7: Heading back to Sofia

    Pass By: National Palace of Culture, National Culture Palace, бул. „България“, 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria
    After breakfast you will start your journey back to Sofia where you will check in. You will have

    free day in Sofia. Your guide can give you tips how to spend it.

    Optional is to have shopping tour of Sofia with our company.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia

    Day 8: End of your tour

    Stop At: Sofia International Airport, bul. "Christopher Columbus" 1, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
    You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Sofia airport.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    ploshtad "Nezavisimost", pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick you up from the airport or from any address in Sofia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • We understand your concerns in relation to COVID 19, therefore we've taken the needed measures for you to feel safe. All our guides and drivers go through regular medical checks, wear masks during the tours and in each vehicle, we have a disinfectant spray. Furthermore due to the situation nowadays we organize tours only for small groups (up to 7 persons) and we have the option for private tours.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by BulTrips

Activity ID: V-87479P21

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