Bulgaria I Along the valley of Struma River

Group from 6 persons and
more starting from (p.P)

‎USD 556

Private tour for 2 persons
starting from (p.P.) : ‎USD 867

Duration: 4 Days


  • Taste the different wines around the area
  • Visit UNESCO Site of Rila Monastery
  • Discover Boyana church - UNESCO World Heritage
  • Explore Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria

Day 1
Blagoevgrad area


Your journey starts with a wine tasting session at Medi Valley, an hour and a half south west of Sofia city, and continues with a visit to the Rila Monastery, one of the most impressive sites in Bulgaria – a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. Founded in the 10th century by the monk hermit John during the reign of the prominent Bulgarian King Boris I, Rila Monastery has always been a source of revival, faith and hope for Bulgarian souls and minds; it turned into the stronghold of Bulgarian nationality and culture during Byzantine Period.
Overnight: Blagoevgrad area

Day 2
Melnik area


Two exceptional wineries along the Struma Valley will unveil the ancient history and long-lasting traditions in wine-making. The workmanship of the winemakers at Logodaj winery has been acknowledged for many years as wines from autochthone grape sorts Broad Leaf Melnik and Early Melnik convey the warmth of the sun rays shining over Struma Valley. Further to the South, the winery of Zlaten Rozhen, a modern architectural complex with an annual capacity of 150,000 litres, is located in the village of Kapatovo.
Overnight: Melnik area

Day 3
Melnik area


While the visit to Villa Melnik and Orbelus Winery will further intensify the sense of travelling through the history of wine-making, the walk through the smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik, with its picturesque houses with tiled roofs, narrow streets, stone roads and carts loaded with wine barrels, will make you never want to leave this picturesque corner of the Earth. Villa Melnik continues a family tradition of vine growing and wine making with over two centuries of documented history, while Orbelus Winery, established in 2000, impresses both with its architecture and with the quality of wine it produces.
Overnight: Melnik area

Day 4


The first stop for the day is at the Sintika Winery, a fascinating combination between tradition and innovation. Besides autochthone sorts of grapes, many rare and exotic species and plants are grown onsite like Gingko Biloba, Kermes Oak, Cypress, citrus trees, and many more. The journey then takes you back to where it started: Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, where another UNESCO site will be visited. Located at the skirts of Vitosha mountain, the Boyana Church was built in three stages: in the late 10th and early 11th, the mid- 13th, and the mid-19th centuries. After your visit, it's time for your flight home or onward flight.

Day 1 Blagoevgrad area

Day 2 Melnik area

Day 3 Melnik area

Day 4 Sofia




3x Breakfast, 3x Dinner


Private Car/Minivan


English Speaking (German Speaking on Request!)


3 Star Hotels


To make your Roundtrip more interesting, we recommend you to check out our other package: Romania, Albania, Serbia or Greece.

We reserve the right to adjust the above mentioned prices in the case of strong currency fluctuations between the USD ($) and the Euro (€)

  • 3 nights in your chosen accomodation
  • Meal as specified in itinerary
    (B = Breakfast, BR = Brunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Activities and excursions according to itinerary

    - WIne Tastings in Medi Valley, Logodaj,
    Zlaten Rozhen, Villa Melnik, Orbelus & Sintica
    - Entry to Rila Monastery Museum
    - Visit Kordopilova House
    - Visit Boyana Church

    Tours and excursions in mini buses/buses
    or with public transportation according to itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Admission fees according to itinerary

  • International flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips for driver/guides
  • Visa fees 

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