Wine tourism

Yakata and Western Thrace. 2 nights, from €280

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The Western Thrace region is home to some of the best boutique wineries in the country and one of the most famous wine regions in Bulgaria. It is also the birthplace of one of the main local varieties – Mavrud, which is present in the tastings of almost each winery visited. All the wineries are enchantingly picturesque and located in the broad, rolling terrain of the Rhodopean Collar wine region situated at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains. During the tour, you get to stay in Plovdiv - the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe, visit the quaint village of Brestovitsa,  the village with the highest concentration of wineries in Bulgaria. Meet the custodians of the vineyards and let them tell you the story behind Mavrud. Sample the local dishes. Broaden your knowledge on the Thracian tribes that once ruled these lands. Sense the buzzing atmosphere of Plovdiv. Taste the noteworthy wines. Join us discovering of the wines of the Western Thrace!

Day 1
Transfer from Sofia at 12:00 am. Arrival to Plovdiv. Check-in to Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv at 2 pm. In the afternoon, there will be a wine tasting at Dragomir wine cellar in Plovdiv. Transfer back to hotel. Evening at your own leisure.
Accommodation: Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv 

Day 2
Breakfast. Transfer to Villa Yustina in the village of Ustina. Winery showaround by onsite winemaker followed by tasting of five wines accompanied by appetizers and water. Visit to vineyards. Transfer to Todoroff Wine & SPA Hotel. Showaround, wine tasting and lunch.
Accommodation: Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv 
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3
Breakfast. Check-out at 12 pm. End of tour. 

The price includes:
Transfer from and to Sofia/Sofia airport. Pick-up/drop-off point to be advised.
All ground transportation with a minivan/car included in the tour’s itinerary
2 nights at Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv in shared ensuite double rooms
Wine tasting at Dragomir Winery Estate incl. water and appetizers
Wine tasting at Villa Yustina incl. water and appetizers
Wine tasting at Todoroff Winery incl. water and appetizers
Lunch/dinner at Todoroff Winery
Tour leader from Bulgaria Wine Tours
Breakfast on all days except for Day 1
Guided tours of wineries by onsite winemaker 
Tour operator insurance from HDI Insurance in case of non-provision of services
Medical insurance with coverage up to 2000€

The price does not include:
Flight tickets
Private transfers
Meals and beverages not mentioned in the tour description
Visa fees, if applicable
Extras and incidentals
Tips

Prices: 
2 persons - €420 per person 
4 - 8 persons - €305 per person 
8 - 14 persons - €280 per person 


During the tour we will visit the following wineries:

Dragomir
It is rare to find a wine estate in a big city, but Dragomir will surprise you in many ways. The winery is located in the southern part of the ancient city of Plovdiv – Bulgaria’s second largest city. Dragomir is more than a wine estate, it is a manifestation of the love for wine, but also for each other of the oenologists Nataliya and Konstantin. The winery is built in 2006 and not long after it received prestigious international recognition at Vinalies Internationales in Paris in 2010 and 2011. A unique feature of Dragomir is the digestive made from the local variety Mavrud. Dragomir offers elegance and class inside the borders of the city and it is a must see for any wine enthusiast who visits Plovdiv.

Todoroff Wine Cellar
Todoroff is a winery situated in the village of Brestovitza – one of the most famous wine producing villages in Bulgaria, as well as the place with one of the highest concentrations of wine cellars in the country. The modern winery Todoroff is the first boutique winery in Bulgaria and is a successor of a prestigious winery dating back to 1945. Todoroff emphasizes the relationship between wine and art and, in this way, embodies the spirit of its current owner – Ivan Todoroff who is an artist. The modern winery also includes the first wine SPA in Bulgaria and is a pioneer of wine tourism in the country. At Todoroff, you will immerse yourselves in the artsy atmosphere, rich history and quality wines produced here.

Villa Yustina
Villa Yustina is located in the village of Ustina, about 25 km from Plovdiv. The name of the winery, as well as of the village, originates from the emperor Justinian I, who ruled the East Roman empire in the 1st century AD and commissioned a fort to be built on those hills. Villa Yustina began its journey in the wine world in 2006 and soon after in 2011 its main oenologist received the price “Oenologist of the year”. Villa Yustina is a proud birthplace of one of the best cuvees of the local varieties: Mavrud and Rubin. Villa Yustina will enchant you with its warm hospitality, beautiful vine park and other outdoor recreational possibilities and, if you are lucky enough to meet the owner Milko Tsvetkov, you will also make a lifelong wine friend.


Conditions, changes, cancellations:
Changes of the names of the participants conducted less than 45 days before the starting date of the tour are subject to 25€ administrative fee.
Change of the starting date needs to be approved by BG TRIP in written form.
In case of cancellations up to 45 days before the tour – full refund, 45-30 days before the tours – 70% of the total tour price refund, 30-14 days before the tour - 50% refund, less than 14 days before the tour – no refund. 







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