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Wine and connoisseur trip to Bulgaria

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We are going on a wine and culinary trip to Bulgaria with some people in May. The whole thing is a round trip with Sofia as the start and finish point. On the way we see the historic towns of Koprivshtitsa, Kovatchevitsa and Melnik, as well as the cultural capital Plovdiv and the UNESCO World Heritage Rila Monastery. The trip includes almost full catering at gourmet level, plus 7 wine tastings and some leisurely hikes with picnics. And lots of fun in a breathtakingly beautiful landscape.
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Day 1-2

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Sofia

Day 1-2

The starting point of the trip is Sofia, where we gather as a group. We spend a nice evening together or, depending on your wishes, individually. Overnight accommodation is a small 3 * hotel in the city center.

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Day 2-3

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panagjurist

Day 2-3

From Sofia we drive to Koprivshtitsa, a historic village with authentic houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, almost all of which have been lovingly restored. We visit some of these houses and after lunch we continue to Panagjurishte. After a wine tasting in the top winery Rumelia, we move into our quarters (photo 1). There we learn something about Bulgarian cuisine. If there is still time before dinner, let's take a look at Panagjurishte's gold treasure (photo 2). Otherwise we'll do it tomorrow.

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Day 3-4

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Flour

Day 3-4

From Pangjurishte we drive through the Thracian Plain to Plovdiv, the cultural capital of Bulgaria. This oldest city in Europe has a history of almost 8,000 years. The atmosphere here is unique, especially in the old town on the hills and in the so-called "Kapana" district. Today we're enjoying two wine tastings at the top companies Villa Yustina and Bendida. The overnight stay takes place in the village of Kosovo, a bit outside in the tranquility of the Rhodope Mountains.

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Day 4-5

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Trigrad

Day 4-5

After breakfast some morning exercise: We hike down from Kosovo into the valley and continue our journey through the Rhodope Mountains. Next stop is in Shiroka Laka, a historic village (photo 1). Then we continue to Trigrad and have the opportunity to have a picnic on the way and look at the famous Teufelsschlund cave (photo 2). Absolutely spectacular!

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Day 5-6

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Kovachevitsa

Day 5-6

In the morning we hike (photo 1) first from Trigrad to Yagodina, where we have a look at the famous Tropvon Yagodina stone cave. Then it goes on through a breathtaking gorge landscape and the Rhodope Mountains to Kovatchevitsa, (Photo 2) our current quarter. On the way we enjoy a wine tasting in the top winery Uva Nestum.

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Day 6-7

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Melnik

Day 6-7

Today we visit Melnik (photos 2), the smallest town in Bulgaria. Just over 200 residents live in the picturesque houses here. On the way there we enjoy a wonderful wine tasting in the top winery Orbelus. After visiting the city of Melnik, we have planned another wine tasting; this time in the top winery Villa Melnik. We spend the night in nearby Rozhen (landscape panorama, picture 3), where we still have the opportunity to visit the famous monastery.

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Day 7-8

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Rila Monastery

Day 7-8

Today we drive back to Sofia and follow the beautiful Struma Valley for a while. During the trip we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Rila Monastery (photo 1), the highest sanctuary in Bulgaria. After the tour and lunch we enjoy our last wine tasting in the state-of-the-art top winery Medi Valley (Photo 2).

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Day 8-9

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Sofia

Day 8-9

Today is the day of departure. After breakfast, depending on the time of departure, we still have the opportunity to stroll through the city together or independently and to collect souvenirs in Sofia (photos 1 and 2). Finally it's off home. Dovishdane, Bulgaria! :-(

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