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  • Sofia: Wine & Cheese Tasting Experience

    1. Sofia: Wine & Cheese Tasting Experience

    Discover the unknown treasures of Bulgaria including unforgettable unique wine varieties that you have probably never tasted before. Although Bulgaria has been producing wine for 5000 years it is still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Now a rising new generation of Bulgarian boutique winemakers who are devoted to the craft and bringing new attention to the country. First, arrive at a small boutique wine shop in the heart of Sofia. During your personal tasting experience, be guided through the distinctive world of Bulgarian wines. Taste 5 local wines from regions across Bulgaria. The wines will be paired with Bulgarian craft cheeses and artisanal bread.

    Really enjoyed the wine tasting, very interesting knowledgeable host, great fun, would highly recommend this activity..

  • Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

    2. Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour

    Medi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroads of a multi-directional touristic compass. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will provoke the senses and stimulate the mind, learning about local history and traditions. The Rila Monastery private tour includes a wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. The full-day tour of this UNESCO site in Rila includes an exclusive 60-minute wine tasting tour. You'll be impressed by the knowledge and energy of your guides as you learn about Bulgaria.  Rila monastery is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy, where past, present and future are interlaced. To make your day tour of this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, you will be taken for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Befor...

  • Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting

    3. Koprivshtitsa and Starosel Day Trip with Wine Tasting

    Departing at 9:00 AM from your hotel, set off for the charming town of Koprivshtitsa, known for its fascinating history and authentic 19th-century architecture. Step inside the house museums from the National Revival Period and discover works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes, typical Bulgarian jewelry and authentic furniture from 150 years ago. Learn about the dramatic Bulgarian history from your professional guide and get the chance to visit the original houses of the heroes of the April Uprising. After that, visit the small village of Starosel, famous for its rich Thracian heritage and great red wines. Finally, take the chance to try some of the great Bulgarian red wines in a traditional local winery.

  • Melnik Wine Tour

    4. Melnik Wine Tour

    Melnik overview Melnik is a declared architectural reserve and one of the most famous wine region in Bulgaria. The first to settle in the area were the Thracian tribe Medi (the famous rebel Spartacus belonged to this tribe). The Slavs who came later in these parts, named the settlement Melnik after the sand formations surrounding it on all sides. Melnik became a part of the First Bulgarian Empire under the rule of Khan Presian I (836-852) and prospered greatly in the period. Melnik became the capital of an independent feudal principality ruled by Despot Alexius Slav in 1209 and had an economic and cultural prosperity. The town continued to flourish under Tsar Ivan Assen ІІ because of the duty-free trade with Dubrovnik (ruled by Venetians). In the late 18th century, the town had 1300 houses, seventy churches and a population of some 20, 000 people. Your...

    A great tour: great points of interest and great wine; plus a pleasurable driver/guide. Highly recommendable!

  • Private Sofia Tour with Wine Tasting

    5. Private Sofia Tour with Wine Tasting

    The tour starts with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia. From there, you will go around all the important sightseeing places in the city center and you will be able to stop for pictures as you visit some of them. A professional guide will be by your side and will tell you about the history, the culture and the nature of Bulgaria. After the tour, you will go to a great winery where you will try the Bulgarian wine, which has over a thousand years tradition. The Bulgarian lands are rooted in ancient civilizations and have left an indelible imprint on modern Bulgaria. The ancient Thracians, who populated the land worshipped the gods Zagreus and Dionysius and used the wine during religious rituals. Nowadays Bulgaria is a proud producer of high-quality red wines, which are famous all around the world. 

  • From Sofia: Full-Day Plovdiv Tour including Wine Tasting

    6. From Sofia: Full-Day Plovdiv Tour including Wine Tasting

    Once the wealthiest and most important city of the Thrace Valley, today Plovdiv still offers visitors many incredible places and memories. Standing proudly on the banks of Maritsa River, the town will amaze you with its beauty. With every step you make, ancient Phillipopolis and new Plovdiv reveal different pages from its wonderful history.  The location of the city is not accidental. Chosen by the founders of Plovdiv, the Thracians, the region is proud of the fantastic wine that has been produced here for centuries. Feel the spirit of Plovdiv and taste its unique wine. The city of Plovdiv, with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses and paved streets, will proudly be the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Your tour begins with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia at 08:30. After visiting the old town you will continue to a small typical Bulgarian restaurant, where you can...

  • Sofia: Full-Day Hiking to Rozhen Monastery & Melnik

    7. Sofia: Full-Day Hiking to Rozhen Monastery & Melnik

    The tour starts from your hotel. From that point, a professional guide with an air-conditioned car will take you on the individual tour. Heading on the motorway, your first stop will be Melnik. The smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik, is nested in the south slopes of Pirin, among sand pyramids with queer forms. It is situated in the Sandanski Municipality, Blagoevgrad county, 175 kilometers north of Sofia and only 30 kilometers from the borderline with Greece. Antiquities found from archaeological excavations testify to a centuries old history. Melnik was declared a natural and architectural reservation, and it attracts thousands of tourists annually. The wine produced by the unique Bulgarian brand Wide Melnik Vine has a wonderful quality, scents of ripe cherry, herbs and in the presence of an oak, it develops nuances of tobacco and leather. It is one of the attractions of the town and th...

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What people are saying about Sofia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Good guide, there is plenty of room for free time without the guide. The monastery itself is really recommended. Tasty and cheap food in the proposed restaurant. The win tasting is an absolute must! Good and cheap wines, friendly and jovial guide on site.

Really enjoyed the wine tasting, very interesting knowledgeable host, great fun, would highly recommend this activity..

Extensive information about Bulgarian wines. Very tasty samples. Friendly gas giver. Nice evening in good company.

A great tour: great points of interest and great wine; plus a pleasurable driver/guide. Highly recommendable!

Knowledgeable o nice guide

Just a long ride. Would have liked to taste more of typical Bulgarian food