Your wine day in Melnik region


8:30 h. your V travel guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia and after a 2h 30min drive with various landscapes (highway, mountains, river canyon and valleys) you will reach Melnik region. Our first stop will be Rojen village, where we will pay a visit to an old monastery. Rozhen, the third most important monastery in Bulgaria.

In the town of Melnik. We will visit a historical house, owned by a very rich wine trade family in the mid 18th century, who exported wine even to Venice. You will enjoy some time in the private cellar of the house. Then you will have a little walk in the smallest town in Bulgaria and the option to visit the Wine museum, if time allows.

15:00 h our final stop will be one of the best wine cellars of Bulgaria - Villa Melnik or in the nearby certified organic Orbelus. You will have a guided tour on site. After tasting their products, you can buy some great wine at special price and we will head back to Sofia.

18:30 h arrival to Sofia.

We recommend Melnik for overnight stay (traditional dances and food) included in some of our Package Tours.

Melnik overview


Melnik is declared an architectural reserve and it is one of the most famous wine regions in Bulgaria. The first recorded settlements were the Thracian tribes Medi (the famous Spartacus came from this tribe). The Slavs who came later in these territories, named the settlement Melnik due to the sand formations surrounding it on all sides. Melnik became a part of the First Bulgarian Empire under the rule of Khan Presian (836-852) and prospered significantly during this period. Melnik became the capital of an independent feudal principality ruled by Despot Alexius Slav in 1209 and had 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 around 20,000 people.

Where you'll be


Prices


Prices 1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4-8 persons 9-18 persons
169 € per person 89 € per person 69 € per person 59 € per person 49 € per person

The tour price is based on the number of people in your party includes: pick-up and transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees, wine tasting in Orbelus or Villa Melnik wineries. Meals and personal expenses are not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.


Check all prices and book online here: V Travel Online Booking

Departure point


The departure point for this tour is from your hotel or accommodation within Sofia city limits. You will be notified for the exact pick up time from our agents approximately 2 days before your tour.

      Really good trip in comfortable mini bus. The tour guide was well informed and had very good English. Rila Monastery is impressive (both inside and out) and it's... read more

    VanessaJanes
    10/31/2019

      Well worth the money.
    The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Picked up from outside our apartment and taken right into the heart of Skopje.
    If you decide to... read more

    hankey5
    1/25/2020

      It was a good tour. Very beatiful the monastery. excellent guide!!
    I recommend it as a tour to do!!!

    emamalv
    10/25/2019

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Highlights

Scenic drive among Bulgaria's mountain ranges.

Try some of the best Bulgarian wines.

Learn about religion, way of life and culture in these lands for the past two millennia.

Admire beautiful landscapes and enjoy the local cuisine.

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Prices

From 49 €/person

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