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The Thracian Wine Experience

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Experience hosted by Ivaylo

10 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In the morning (8:30 am) pick-up by comfortable car from the meeting point in the central part of Sofia and drive in Eastern direction (2 hours on the highway). We will start our cultural and wine experience with a visit to one of the oldest cities worldwide Plovdiv (European Capital of Culture 2019). We will make a sightseeing tour in the fascinating Old city and tiny cobblestoned streets (get comfy shoes!), where different cultures merge into one...
We will have then a light lunch in a nice restaurant or wine bar. In the afternoon we will drive further (30-45 minutes) to a distinguished winery in The Thracian Lowland Wine Region - chosen among The Best Wine Travel Destinations 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! We will go for a walk into the winery and/or the vineyards (if weather is fine) + premium wine tasting of 5 wines, accompanied by bread, water and small, local appetizers. In the afternoon - drive back to Sofia (2 hours) and drop-off at the meeting point in the city at about 6:30 pm.

Note: If you are really keen on wine we will go to a second winery in the region instead of visiting and having lunch in Plovdiv!
Cheers / Nazdrave!
Other things to note
There is no need to be a wine expert or sommelier to join my wine experiences from Sofia! Just a person who is keen on exciting and private ways to get familiar with our country, food, history&scenery and ... WINE. Cheers from Bulgaria and hope to meet you soon!
In the morning (8:30 am) pick-up by comfortable car from the meeting point in the central part of Sofia and drive in Eastern direction (2 hours on the highway). We will start our cultural and wine experience with a visit to one of the oldest cities worldwide Plovdiv (European Capital of Culture 2019). We will make a sightseeing tour in the fascinating Old city and tiny cobblestoned streets (get comfy shoes!), where different cultures merge into o…

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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch; Local appetizers in the wineries;
  • Drinks
    Excellent wine
  • Tickets
    Entry tickets for the mentioned places;
  • Transportation
    Private car transfers (up to 4 guests);
From $105
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ivaylo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • Identity verified
My name is Ivaylo, and I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am a WSET® CERTIFIED Level 3 Award in Wines, also a certified tour guide. I prefer a personal approach in presenting my country - a hidden gem for wine connoisseurs and food lovers! Wine is my passion, my hobby but not my profession - I don't like to turn this interest into a routine! I would be very glad to share with my guests (not tourists!) exciting private wine&food experiences around Sofia and learn more from them about their countries, interests, culture...
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Where you'll be

Sightseeing private walking tour in Plovdiv; Villa Yustina Winery (or similar); Vino Culture or DeGusto Station or Smokini restaurant or Bendida Winery or Villa Vinifera;

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes;