Melnik And Rozhen Monastery

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from any address in Sofia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The tour includes a visit to the medieval Rozhen monastery, situated in the Pirin mountains. Afterwards the tour continues with a walk in the picturesque town of Melnik, where you will have the chance to taste the local types of wine which is Bulgarias most famous export.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

The smallest Bulgarian town Melnik offers an amazing scenery. The town is at the foot of a unique nature phenomena the Melnik sand pyramids. In the year 1215, Melnik emerged as a capital of an independent feudal principality, ruled by Despot Alexis Slav. The ruins of his fortress near the town are preserved till the present days. The houses in Melnik date from the National Revival period, with their interesting and typical architecture.

The region of Melnik is famous also with its specific sort of grape. The town is the perfect place for wine tasting, and there are numerous very special wine cellars in the area, where one can learn the history of the magic drink. Rozhen Monastery is the biggest monastery in Pirin Mountains, in the southwest of Bulgaria. Its one of the few medieval Bulgarian monasteries, well-preserved until today. The unique architecture of the monastery makes it a popular tourist destination. Enjoy this tour of the medieval Rozhen monastery, the picturesque town of Melnik and the best wines of this beautiful corner of Bulgaria.

Itinerary: This tour starts from your hotel. After a 2.5-hour transfer, we will reach the town of Melnik for a 2-hour tour. Next is a visit to famous wine cellar for some wine tasting. After lunch there is a short transfer and visitation to the Rozhen monastery (1.5 hours). Transfer back to Sofia the tour ends at your hotel.

Inclusions

Wine tasting

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Transport by modern vehicle

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Aug-2016

    Not worth going all the way as the driver didn't stop us anywhere during the drive to these places and we ended up sitting for almost 4 hours each way. The wine tasting was OK and their small museum was quite interesting. Carmen S.

  • 20-May-2016

    Loved Melnick, a quaint village with some hiking thrown in. Our guide was great.