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Price Per Person

USD 716
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wine Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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The taste of wine and delicious food in Bulgaria 
 
Sample itinerary: Sofia – Rozhen – Melnik – Sofia 

All year round (4 nights / 5 days)
Group of 10 or 20 person
 

Remark: The package price is valid for a group of minimum 10 pax

Preliminary Program:

Day 1st Sofia – arrival
 
Blended Wines and classic grape varieties from Eastern region of Bulgaria
Arrival at Sofia International Airport, meet and greet with MIEL`s representative. Transfer to the hotel. 
After accommodation, start sightseeing tour of Sofia by foot.
(The capital city was originally a Thracian settlement called Serdica (possibly named after the Celtic tribe Serdi). For a short period the city was ruled by Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great and afterwards it became part of the Roman Empire. A lot of remains from that time are cultivated in the very heart of the city)
Dinner with wine tasting of 3 types of Bulgarian wines from Eastern Bulgaria. Overnight in Sofia.
 
Day 2nd Sofia – Melnik region (Rozhen)
 
Regional Wines from Melnik and Struma River Valley 
Breakfast. 
Transfer to Melnik region. 
The city of Melnik is an architectural reserve and 96 of its buildings are cultural monuments. According to archaeological evidence, the first to settle in the area were the Thracian tribe Medi to which the famous rebel Spartacus belonged. Centuries later, the presence of the Romans left the town one of its landmarks — the Ancient Roman bridge, which is still preserved. The Slavs who later came in these parts named the settlement Melnik after the sand formations surrounding it on all sides and even today you can enjoy the so called “sandstone pyramids” and submerge into a village from another era.
 Accommodation in hotel 3* Golden Rozhen or similar.
Lunch in a local restaurant . 
Visit Villa Melnik winery with wine tasting of  5 types of wines.
Dinner  
 Оvernight in Golden Rozhen hotel.
 
Day 3rd Melnik region (Rozhen)
 
Regional Wines from Melnik and Struma River Valley presented by Strymon Winery, Villa Melnik and Orbelus (organic wines)
Breakfast. 
Visit of Rozhen monastery – 13 A.D. 
Visit of 2 consecutive wineries with wine tasting of 3 to 5 regional wines of each producer. 
The area is known as one of the best for wine production and most charming Bulgarian lands with vineyards. Here you will taste wines produced from typical Bulgarian grape varieties as Shiroka Melnishka Loza, Melnik 55 and Ruen. Shiroka Melnishka Loza (also called Broadleafed Melnik) is a red Bulgarian wine grape variety. It is planted only in this region - near the Greek border. As a varietal, Shiroka Melnishka Loza has an affinity for oak which can produce pronounced tobacco notes. The wines are often compared to Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its similar profile of spice and power. This wine was a particular favorite of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Melnik 55 (also called early Melnik Vine) is a cross between Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Valdige. Ruen is a cross between Shiroka Melnishka Loza and Cabernet Sauvignon. 
Lunch in a local restaurant 
Short walk in the city. 
Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with live folklore show;
Transfer to the hotel and overnight in Golden Rozhen Hotel.
 
Day 4th Melnik region - Sofia
 
Breakfast. 
Transfer back to Sofia and accommodation in the hotel. 
Оptional: On the way to Sofia visit of Rila Monastry ( UNESCO world heritage  ) – 10 A.D. 
Accomodation in a Hotel ;
Free time for relax or shopping
Dinner in a local restaurant;
Overnight in Sofia.
 
Day 5th Sofia - departure
 
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for the departure flight. 
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