Wine tour, horses and spa in Bulgaria
From Australia to Chile, the whole world is fascinated by the magic of red wine. Anyway, only one place reminds of Dioniso euphoria and the Maenads' madness through its bunches: the Thracian Valley in Bulgaria.Read more
From time immemorial, the warm sun turns grape into wine and wine into mithology and art. Thanks to this wine tour in Bulgaria, you'll taste the best wines of some estates, which are famous due to their extraordinary variety of Mavrud. The tour also combines the visit to some regional historical and architectonical sights. And why not? Entranced by wine, you can relive the old times, surrounded by the miraculous nature of Rodopi mountain. Finally, you'll enjoy a break in the SPA, where you can immerge yourself in the amazing mineral waters.
We'll visit and taste the wine of the estates Todorov, Villa Vinifera, Starosel and Bessa Valley.
The morning is devoted to a short visit of Backovo and Asen's Fortress. Transfer to Bessa Valley Winery for tasting and lunch. Then, transfer to Plovdiv.
Free time to explore the historical centre, including its theater, "Hisar Capia", the gate to the city belonging to the II century. Optional visits to the Church of St Constantine and Helena, Ethnographic Museum, Balabanov House, Zlatyu Boyadjiev Art Gallery. Dinner in the Old City.
Transfer to Brestovitsa, where you'll enjoy a horse riding, at the foot of Rodopi Mountain. Visit to Villa Viniferia Winery. Wine tasting and lunch. In the afternoon, you'll visit Todoroff wine estate. Here, you'll discover the history of the winery, how the wine is produced and taste delicious wines. Dinner in the winery. Transfer to Plovdiv.
Transfer to Starosel. Visit to the ancient Thracian Tomb and of the Wine Estate, where you'll taste wine and have lunch. Transfer to the city and accommodation in the hotel Hissar Spa. Free time to discover the city and the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
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