Your wine day in Melnik region

Your V travel guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sofia at 8:30 and after a 2h30min drive with various landscapes (highway, mountains, river canyon and valleys) you will reach Melnik region. Our first stop will be the town of Melnik. We will visit a historical house, owned by a very rich wine trade family in the mid 18th century, who used to export 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. After that we 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, Rozhen, the third most important monastery in Bulgaria. Our 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 tasting their products, you can buy some great wine at special price and we will head back 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.

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: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees, wine tasting in Vila Melnik. Meals and personal expenses not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

      Went in February. I'll go over the positives - in the winter there's not a lot of tourists, and the wait time at the border is not long. ... read more

    scooterdu
    3/16/2020

      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

      ThanK You so much for a beautiful trip in RILA e BOYANA, thanks a lot to Gheorghie very helpful guide, see You next time we'll fly to Bulgaria!

    Angelica F
    2/17/2020

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          Scenic drive among Bulgaria's mountain ranges.

          Opportunity to try some of the finest wines on the Balkans.

          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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