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Sofia Wine&Tapas walking tour

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Sofia, Bulgaria

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Experience hosted by Pavlin

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sofia Wine&Tapas walking tour is Sommelier guided journey where you have the opportunity to explore Sofia's vibrant wine scene. It includes a visit of three unique wine venues chosen for their excellent wine selections and contribution to Bulgaria's wide variety. Will taste two wines at each of the places or six in total. All of them are made from indigenous Bulgarian grape varieties. A local English speaking Sommelier will guide you through the selection. Light bites/tapas will be served at some of the venues. The duration of the tour is 2-2.5 hours and the total walking distance is 2km or around 30 minutes. It suits people who have more knowledge but also those who are just starting to appreciate wine. You can meet new people, learn fascinating stories and have fun with wine.
Sofia Wine&Tapas walking tour is Sommelier guided journey where you have the opportunity to explore Sofia's vibrant wine scene. It includes a visit of three unique wine venues chosen for their excellent wine selections and contribution to Bulgaria's wide variety. Will taste two wines at each of the places or six in total. All of them are made from indigenous Bulgarian grape varieties. A local English speaking Sommelier will guide you through the…

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What's included

  • Food
    Tapas/light bites in two of the venues
  • Drinks
    Six wines in three venues or two wines in each.
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Fri, Oct 2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Tue, Oct 6
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$47 per person
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Wed, Oct 7
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Pavlin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 19 Reviews
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My name is Pavlin Ivanov, and I was born and raised in Bulgaria. I lived for nine years in Dublin, Ireland. My hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action has contributed to my recent success in senior leadership roles in the hospitality industry.
As a child, I had one professional dream - to be a tour guide. I somehow ended up acquiring a WSET Wine and Spirits Diploma instead. This is how I discovered the wine – my passion for understanding the nuances of a cross-cultural world of history, tradition, creativity, and versatility.
My name is Pavlin Ivanov, and I was born and raised in Bulgaria. I lived for nine years in Dublin, Ireland. My hunger for knowledge and determination to turn information into action has contributed to my recent success in senior leadership roles in the hospitality industry.
As a child, I had one professional dream - to be a tour guide. I somehow ended up acquiring a WSET Wine and Spirits Diploma instead. This is how I discovered the wine – my passion for understanding the nuances of a cros…
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Where you'll be

The three venues for the tour are craft wine shops and wine bars, selected for their variety, passion for Bulgarian wines and incredible stories. Each of them will show you its own character and charm but they all share the same religion - wine.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Julia
September 2019
Pavlin is a highly qualified wine expert, and super fun the hang out with. He takes you on a journey around Bulgaria in just a few stops and a wide variety of tastings. Thank you Pavlin for making the trip feel incredibly personalized, and being such a warm person.
Pavlin is a highly qualified wine expert, and super fun the hang out with. He takes you on a journey around Bulgaria in just a few stops and a wide variety of tastings. Thank yo…
Jules
August 2019
This walking wine tour was the perfect combination of drinking and strolling. All three stops were great and the wines delicious. I've been to Sofia 9 times and all the places and wines were new to me!
David
August 2019
I really enjoyed the wine tour which Pavlin had obviously taken a lot of care to organize. We were a party of six going from wine bar to wine bar and provided with ample wine and tasty accompanying snacks. I am a coeliac and I appreciate the fact that Pailin laid on some gluten free fare at short notice. I am not able to judge Pavlin’s level of expertise as I am only a casual wine drinker and not qualified to judge. I did feel though that I learned about Bulgarian wine - from a standing start-and the whole experience was convivial, a quality experience and good value.
I really enjoyed the wine tour which Pavlin had obviously taken a lot of care to organize. We were a party of six going from wine bar to wine bar and provided with ample wine and t…
Marla
August 2019
This was fantastic!!! Pavlin was clearly passionate about wine, but not snobby or condescending. He kindly educated us in the nuisances of Bulgarian wine. The pours were generous and the experiences were local, kind and inviting. A+
Aurelie
August 2019
Great experience. We learned a lot and tasted a great selection of bulgarian wines. The places chosen were really nice. If you have the possibility to do it we recomend you to try.
Valerie
July 2019
We had an amazing time. It was a unique experience where we've learend a lot. Pavlin is a wonderfull host, who has a lot of passion for wine and telling people about it. He was very friendly en intrested in us. We recommend to do this at the begining of your stay in Sofia, because Pavlin also gives a lot of tips to visit the city.
We had an amazing time. It was a unique experience where we've learend a lot. Pavlin is a wonderfull host, who has a lot of passion for wine and telling people about it. He was ve…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

There are ten spots available on this experience.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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An umbrella if the weather calls for it