Melnik Wine Tasting tour from Sofia

Cultural & Theme Tours in Bulgaria

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Melnik and Rozhen Monastery is in the top 3 destinations in western Bulgaria. Melnik is a unique area for wine lovers and sommeliers where you will learn why Sir Winston Churchill used to order wine from Melnik every year.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kordopulova House, Melnik, Blagoevgrad Provincehe Kordopulov (or Kordopulov's) House is a large Bulgarian National Revival house in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Melnik. It was built in 1754 specifically for wine production and was bought by the rich and known Greek merchant Manolis Kordopulos. The house, possibly the largest of its kind and period, is located in the town's eastern part and consists of a ground floor that includes a wine cellar, a semi-basement for economic needs and a bay floor intended to be inhabited.Duration: 50 minutesPass By: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThese unique natural formations attract tourists from all over the world. It is thought that the limestone of which they are composed is the result of erosion, and those forces continue to alter their shape.These fantastically sculpted rocks have assumed the most varied shapes and details, resembling stone mushrooms, haystacks, minarets, alpine ridges and peaks, swords, obelisks, Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and so forth.Stop At: Rozhen Monastery, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceВe will head to a nearby village - Rojen, where you could have nice lunch and a glass of excellent local wine. We will pay a quick visit to an old monastery, the third most important monastery in Bulgaria.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Villa Melnik Winery, Harsovo, Blagoevgrad ProvinceOur final stop will be one of the best wine cellars of Bulgaria - Villa Melnik. You will have a guided tour on site by the owner's family member. After wine tasting their products, you can buy some great wine at special price and we will head back to Sofia. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Driver/guide in English
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Kordopulova House
  • Entry/Admission - Rozhen Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Melnik Winery

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities