Price per person: 85 € (valid for a group of 4 people)
Duration: 1 day
Best period: All year
Trip style: Wine tasting & culture
Guided: By a local professional guide, who is also a wine expert
Transport: Transfers by private car
Meals: Feeding, specific to the given itinerary
Pick up at 8:30 a.m. from your hotel, the direction of our trip is South-West!
First, we pay a visit to Boboshevo village on Struma River, only 75km from Sofia. The architecture and the murals of Virgin Mary church and the St. Dimitar monastery church are among the best-preserved art of Bulgarian Medieval Orthodoxy.
Our next destination is Medi Valley Winery in the tiny village Smotschewo, at the southwest foothills of Rila Mountain, offering a breathtaking view to Kalin peak (2668m). This modern producer of wine is clearly dedicated to excellence in the winemaking. After a major renovation, the winery was recently reopened and welcomes its guests warmly for wine tasting that enliven the senses. Just witness the variety of fermenter sizes! One of the most famous Bulgarian winemakers has been engaged in the project since 2010. The terroir here is influenced both by the Struma river valley and the mountain. The outcome – fleshy, full-bodied, harmony wines that are worth a try and will surprise you!
After the wine tasting, we travel for lunch to a small Guest house. The afternoon is dedicated to the visit of the most valuable cultural and historical site of Bulgaria – the Rila Monastery (14th century). We step inside the monastery, visit the church, the museum, the numerous guest rooms, and could go for a walk to the Tomb and Cave of St. John …
We bring you back at the hotel around 6:00 p.m.
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