Plovdiv and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Sofia
Discover the best of Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, on this guided sightseeing tour and wine tasting from Sofia. This full-day adventure combines a guided walk in the old city of Plovdiv and an exclusive visit to an amazing winery from the 19th century. Along the way, learn about Bulgarian history and traditions. All entrance fees are included on this small-group tour.
Once the wealthiest and most important city of the Thrace Valley, Plovdiv still offers its visitors a lot of incredible places and memories. Standing proudly on the banks of the Maritsa River, the town amaze everyone with its beauty. With every step, Ancient Phillipopolis and Revival Plovdiv are revealing different pages from their wonderful history.
The location of the city is also not accidental. Chosen by the founders of Plovdiv, the Thracians, this region is proud of the fantastic wine produced here for centuries. Feel the spirit of Plovdiv and taste a unique Thracia wine. Founded in 1891, this wine cellar keeps the secrets of all the important communist leaders, who have tasted this special wine. The city of Plovdiv — with its museums, historical sites, ancient houses and paved streets — will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019.
A Day in Plovdiv and Wine Tasting
This tour begins with a hotel pickup in Sofia around 9am. After a 2-hour drive, arrive at the Old Town of Plovdiv. Spend two hours admiring the wonderful Revival houses of the richest people in Plovdiv from the 19th century before proceeding to the Ancient Theatre, located on one of the highest hills in the city.
After visiting the Old Town, continue the tour to a typically small Bulgarian restaurant en route to the wine cellar. Enjoy an optional lunch there, then around 3pm, arrive at the 'chateau,' where Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov met one of his most important guests. Learn the amazing history of the winery and proceed to taste five different kinds of wine.
Around 4:30pm, begin the trek back to Sofia for a hotel drop-off.