Taste of Southern Bulgaria (8-Day Wine, Food & History Tour)

September 17, 2018 (Mon) - September 23, 2018 (Sun)

BUlgaria, Bulgaria Bulgaria

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Cost: €1080 (~$1278) per person

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Food     Vacation/Tour     Wine    

Enjoy an 8-day group wine tour in the undiscovered wine country of Bulgaria. Taste unique local wines such as Mavrud and Broadleaved Melnik. Discover the long history of wine making on the lands of modern Bulgaria. Uncover the fascinating stories behind the wines. Experience the passion of the Bulgarian winemakers and winery owners. Learn more about the wines, terroir, wine making and history of Bulgaria. Visit three unique and traditional wine regions in Bulgaria: The Thracian Valley, The Valley of Roses & The Struma Valley. The Thracian Valley is Bulgaria’s largest wine region. It is an under-the-radar wine region that was recently selected as Best Wine Travel Destination of 2017 by Wine Enthusiast. Explore Plovdiv and its many layers of history from the Thracian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Plovdiv will be European Capital of Culture in 2019. Enjoy the city before the crowds of people discover its magical atmosphere. A micro-region within the larger Thracian Valley is the South Sakar region– an authentic wine area that offers great wines and great food. The Valley of Roses is the smallest wine region with aromatic wines that match the aromatic roses that grow in the fertile valley. The Struma Valley & Melnik Wine Region introduce us to native grape varieties such as Broadleaved Melnik and Melnik 55. The small town of Melnikbrings us back to a forgotten time. The entire town is a historical architectural reserve with houses, churches and relics from mainly the 18th century. Sample local Balkan foods. Discover cultural gems such as the Rozhen Monastery and the Old Town of Plovdiv. Experience it all on this wine, food and history wine tour!