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Tour to Melnik, Rozhen Monastery and wine tasting

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Melnik and Rozhen Monastery

 BONUS – wine tasting

Tour highlights:

The tour starts from your hotel in the morning. In 2 and a half hour drive from Sofia is situated the smallest Bulgarian town Melnik. The scenery is amazing. The town is at the foot of a unique nature phenomena – the Melnik sand pyramids. Melnik

In the year 1215 Melnik emerged as a capital of an independent feudal principality, ruled by Despot Alexis Slav. The ruins of his fortress near the town, are preserved till the present days.

The houses in Melnik date from the National Revival period, with their interesting and typical architecture.

The region of Melnik is famous also with its specific sort of grape. The town is the perfect place for wine tasting. You will try it in a very special wine cellar. Melnik-3

The excursion continues with a visit to the Rozhen Monastery. It is the biggest monastery in Pirin Mountains, in the southwest of Bulgaria. It’s one of the few medieval Bulgarian monasteries, well preserved until today. The unique architecture of the monastery makes it a popular tourist destination.

The tour ends late in the afternoon at your hotel in Sofia.

Starting time: 08:00 melnik_rozhen_monastery

Duration: 12 hours

Minimum participants: 2 full paying

Price includes: Tour of Melnik and Rozhen Monastery with transport with mini-van, English speaking driver, licensed English speaking guide, wine tasting in Melnik.

Price does not include: Lunch, beverages, gratuities to the guide and the chauffeur (optional)

Supplement: Lunch set menu 10 euro or you may choose from menu in the restaurant (optional)

Price: Adult – 124 euro / Child – 62 euro