In the morning (8:30 am) pick-up by comfortable car from the meeting point in the central part of Sofia and drive in Eastern direction (2 hours on the highway). We will start our cultural and wine experience with a visit to one of the oldest cities worldwide Plovdiv (European Capital of Culture 2019). We will make a sightseeing tour in the fascinating Old city and tiny cobblestoned streets (get comfy shoes!), where different cultures merge into one... We will have then a light lunch in a nice restaurant or wine bar. In the afternoon we will drive further (30-45 minutes) to a distinguished winery in The Thracian Lowland Wine Region - chosen among The Best Wine Travel Destinations 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! We will go for a walk into the winery and/or the vineyards (if weather is fine) + premium wine tasting of 5 wines, accompanied by bread, water and small, local appetizers. In the afternoon - drive back to Sofia (2 hours) and drop-off at the meeting point in the city at about 6:30 pm. Note: If you are really keen on wine we will go to a second winery in the region instead of visiting and having lunch in Plovdiv! Cheers / Nazdrave!
My name is Ivaylo, and I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a WSET® CERTIFIED Level 3 Award in Wines, also a certified tour guide. I prefer a personal approach in presenting my country - a hidden gem for wine connoisseurs and food lovers! Wine is my passion, my hobby but not my profession - I don't like to turn this interest into a routine! I would be very glad to share with my guests (not tourists!) exciting private wine&food experiences around Sofia and learn more from them about their countries, interests, culture...
Lunch; Local appetizers in the wineries;
Entry tickets for the mentioned places;
Private car transfers (up to 4 guests);
Sightseeing private walking tour in Plovdiv; Villa Yustina Winery (or similar); Vino Culture or DeGusto Station or Smokini restaurant or Bendida Winery or Villa Vinifera;
最多可有3位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Nothing, only good mood and comfortable shoes for Plovdiv Old Town and Rila Monastery.
There is no need to be a wine expert or sommelier to join my wine experiences from Sofia! Just a person who is keen on exciting and private ways to get familiar with our country, food, history&scenery and ... WINE. Cheers from Bulgaria and hope to meet you soon!
The Thracian Wine Experience