Welcome to Mělník

Plan on taking a chateau tour in the morning, followed by lunch and then a stroll around the other sites – they’re all close together. Don’t miss the terrace on the far side of the chateau, with superb views across the river.

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$602.40 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Melnik Chateau with Wine Tasting - a Day Trip from Prague

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Prague Castle, Prague, Bohemiapick up at you hotel in PragueDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Zamek MElnik, Melnik, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaDiscover Melnik’s top highlights in just one day on this private, round-trip tour from Prague. Meet your guide in the morning directly at your Prague hotel, and set off in your private vehicle. After roughly 1 hours on the road, arrive in Melnik, and begin to explore. Mělník is a royal dowry town, meaning a town that a Czech king bequeathed to his wife, the queen. You’ll see the Mělník castle and its medieval wine cellar,have a lunch at local tavernDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Prague Castle, Prague, BohemiaDrop off at your hotel in PragueDuration: 15 minutes

$312.79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bohemian Wine Degustation Day Trip!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zamek MElnik, Melnik, Central Bohemian Region, BohemiaExperience wine, history and love on this unique private day trip only one hour away from Prague. The town's history is closely connected with wine production, a tradition that has lasted here more than a thousand years. You will visit the place where 23 Czech queens and princesses have lived. A tour of the chateau presents the rich collections of paintings and furniture of the Lobkowicz family, which owns the chateau today. After the Chateau tour & wine tasting you will have a free time and we suggest to try some local cuisine and some extra wines or beer at the local restaurant.Duration: 3 hours

$126.27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Meet The Locals

Day 1After a 2 hour  drive we will reach the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria - the Rila Monastery. Our visit there takes 2 hours, admiring beautiful frescoes and wonderful mountain landscape as a background. Then we go to try the local specialty fresh grilled trout. After the delicious meal we have another 1 h 20 min digestive drive to a small village in Razlog Valley where we will meet a local family and check-in in their own house.In the evening our hosts will show how they prepare their food, how they live and have fun (singing and dancing). They will serve you home made food and a glass of rakia (grape brandy) to welcome you and invite you to join their dances.Day 2In the morning after a nice breakfast we say good bye to our hosts and  we will visit the church in Dobarsko, a 10 minute drive from the village. Then we head to Melnik and spend the rest of the day. The walk into the town Melnik is fairly short, some steep steps and streets will take you first to the ruins of the flourishing Medieval period of the town and then to Kordopoulov's family house, where you will  learn about 19th century Melnik history, people, grapes, wine making and you will see a real wine cave. You will taste some wine also of course.We can have lunch in Melnik itself or on the way to nearby Rozhen Monastery (another 15 minute drive). At the Monastery we will enjoy a beautiful view of sandstone rocks and mountains. After this lovely journey we will head back to Sofia. 

$317.42 Multi-day & Extended Tours

The Essential Western Bulgaria in 4 Days

Day 1: The first thing we are going to visit in the morning is Boyana church just outside Sofia - an amazing example of 13th century art. After a 2 hour drive we will reach the most visited UNESCO site in Bulgaria - the Rila Monastery. Our visit there takes 2 hours, admiring beautiful frescoes and wonderful mountain landscapes. Then we go to try the local specialty fresh grilled trout. Another 1h40min drive will take us to Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria. We will visit a house and wine cellar before we check-in into our neat and cozy hotel. Day 2: In the morning after a nice breakfast we say good bye to our hosts and  we head to Bansko for a quick walk around its old town, the house of Neofit Rilski (monk from the Monastery) and its charming cobblestone streets. From Bansko we start our 3 hour drive through Rodopi mountains, where you will have the opportunity to see the highest train station on the Balkans and learn about local Pomak people. We will spend the afternoon in Plovdiv and its old town, Roman Theater and Stadium where we will check-in into a beautiful family hotel right next to the old town. Overnight in Plovdiv.Day 3: From Plovdiv we head north to our Medieval capital of Veliko Tarnovo via the Valley of Thracian Kings, where we will stop for a visit to Goliama Kosmatka Seuthus 3rd Thracian Temple and Shipka Memorial Church. We will then cross the Balkan range via Shipka pass, a historical place during the Russian-Turkish liberation war (1877-1878). If we have time we can stop at Dryanovo Monastery for a quick walk around. In the early afternoon we will arrive in Veliko Tarnovo for "an assault" of the Tsarevets hill fortress. In the evening we can relax in our hotel with a great view over the monument of Assen Dynasty of Kings. Overnignt in Veliko Tarnovo.Day 4: We will start our day early with a drive to Arbanassi village for a visit of the the Nativity of Christ church with its beautiful frescoes from 1632 and one of the oldest preserved iconostasis from wood. The mural paintings include the life of St. John the Baptist, patron of the church, and the wheel of life with the 12 zodiac signs. Then we go back East (3 hour drive) with a short stop in Troyan Monastery (the 3rd largest monastery in Bulgaria) to Koprivshtitsa. It is our most preserved historic town-museum with houses from the 1800s where we will have lunch and a walk to 3 of the houses. The last 2-hour drive will bring us back to Sofia along the beautiful Balkan range (Stara planina).

$487.39 Private & Custom Tours

Private Wine Tour to Melnik Castle and Houska

We offer you to enjoy an individual trip to Melnik Castle and Houska Castle with our experienced English speaking guide.During the trip you will visit Melnik Castle with wine cellar and degustation tour with tasting the best Melnik varieties of wine. You will learn about st.Ludmila, the patroness of these places, about Lobkovits family, who developed winemaking in this region. In the castle you will find not only wine cellar but also a large collection of works by Czech artists of the Baroque period.Then you will visit the most mysterious castle in Czech republic - Houska Castle. During the tour in Houska Castle you will learn about this place and its legends. Also you will feel like something mysterious is hiding there, whether it's "the gate to hell" or the time machine that famous Macha, a Czech poet and novelist, once found there.  Also you will have enough free time.Pick-up and drop-off place:At your hotel.Admission tickets:Melnik Castle ticket 5 EURMelnik cellar wine degustation 8 EUR per personHouska Castle ticket 4 EURWe offer for FREE:Your pleasant journey provided by comfortable cars with availability of still or sparcling water on board for free. Child chairs are on request for free aswell. Pick-up and drop-off are at your hotel.We work 24/7, includes all holidays. You may choose the car from Mercedes Benz Vito or Skoda Superb for smaller groups.You can also choose departure time for your trip, othervise the departure time is 9:00 am.Excursion program:Way from your hotel to Melnik: 1,5 hoursCastle tour in Melnik, cellar tour and degustation: 1.5 hoursFree time: 1-2 housWay from Melnik to Houska Castle: 30 minCastle tour in Houska: 45 minReturn transfer to Prague: 1,5 hours

$68.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Secrets of Melnik Day Tour From Sofia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThe tour starts at 8.30 with a pick up from your hotel. After two hours of journey on highway and state roads, crossing deep valleys and beautiful gorges, we will arrive in the area of the Southern Pirin mountains. The first stop for the day will be the Rozhen monastery complex, situated just 3 km from Bulgaria’s smallest town. On the way we will admire the famous Melnik pyramids, naturally formed in the area, which will leave us breathless. In the monastery complex, surrounded by the splendid nature of Pirin and Slavianka mountains we will speak about the importance of the orthodox religion for the Bulgarians and how it helps for the preservation of the nation during the 500 years of Ottoman rule.At 12.00 at noon we will return back to Melnik. After a nice lunch we will start exploring the intriguing history of the place, while we try the authentic wine of the region. We will stop in the Kordopulovi house, where the revolutionary heroes of Melnik will tell us about their battles against the Ottomans in the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. In the bottom parts of the house we will find a wine cell, carved in the sandstone beneath it to keep the barrels dry and cold.At 2pm we will visit the wine museum of Melnik. Here more stories will be heard about the traditions of producing the famous wine and more glasses will be tried.The return journey to Sofia starts at 3.30pm. After two hours approximately we will be at your hotel.Duration: 5 hours