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6 Day Wine Tour in Rose Valley Region, Bulgaria

Wine and Culinary Holiday in Bulgaria

Stretching from the foot of the Sredna Gora mountain range to the sub-Balkan region with the majestic peaks of the Balkan mountain range as a backdrop lies the famous Rose Valley region. The Rose Valley Wine Trail is inspired by the Thracian heritage found on these lands. Part of the Rose Valley stretches over an area called the Valley of the Kings because of the numerous tombs of Thracian kings discovered. During the tour, you will visit the most famous Thracian tombs - the Thracian tomb of Kazanluk and the Thracian tomb of Starosel.


  • Guided wine tours
  • Wellness and spa experience
  • A chance to explore Rose Valley wineries
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily breakfast


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be spending five nights at Spa Hotel in Hisarya.


Day 1 - Arrival

  • Transfer from Sofia Airport (SOF) at 14:00 to Hisarya.
  • Check-in to a Spa hotel in Hisarya.
  • Welcome dinner at local restaurant.
  • Meals included: Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Spa hotel in Hisarya.

Day 2 - Plovdiv

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria.
  • Visit to Dragomir Winery, wine tasting and show-around.
  • Guided walking tour of Plovdiv.
  • Free time for lunch in one of Plovdiv’s cozy restaurants.
  • Tasting of a selection of Bulgarian wines from various regions at a local enoteca.
  • Transfer to Hisarya.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Spa hotel in Hisarya.

Day 3 - Panagyurishte

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the town of Panagyurishte. Visit to the Panagyurishte museum to see the acclaimed Panagyurishte treasure consisting of 9 vessels for wine from the Thracian era.
  • Transfer to Rumelia winery. Tour of the facilities and tasting.
  • Return to Hisarya to enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the spa or discovering the town by foot or on a bicycle.
  • Meals included: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Spa hotel in Hisarya.

Day 4 - Wine tasting

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to Midalidare Estate. Tour of the modern winery. Tasting of 8 wines from an enomatic wine dispenser.
  • Lunch at the Midalidare Restaurant.
  • Visit to the famous Kazanluk Tomb.
  • Transfer to Hisarya.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Accommodation: Spa hotel in Hisarya.

Day 5 - Winery tour

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to Starosel Tomb.
  • Visit to Starosel Wine & Spa Hotel Complex.
  • Tour of the winery followed by a wine tasting.
  • Lunch at the Starosel restaurant.
  • Transfer to Chateau Copsa. Tour of the hotel and wine cellar. Tasting of a selection of Chateau Copsa wines.
  • Dinner at the onsite restaurant.
  • Transfer to Hisarya.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodation: Spa hotel in Hisarya.

Day 6 - Departure

  • After breakfast, transfer to Sofia from Hisarya.

Included excursions

The base for the tour is the famous spa resort town of Hisarya, where 22 hot water springs can be found. Apart from indulging in the spa services and recreational options offered at your hotel, Hisarya is a great place to discover on foot, on a bike or even on a horse from one of the nearby horse-riding centers. The tour includes a day trip to the gorgeous Plovdiv - Europe's oldest continuously inhabited city, where we will also taste wine at the local winery - the Dragomir Winery Estate. Following the Thracians footsteps, we will visit the town of Panagyurishte where the most exquisite Thracian golden treasure resides. Here, the Rumelia Winery opens its doors to welcome you and introduce you to its award-winning wines among which its wine from the local variety Mavrud has gained considerable recognition. The tour ends at Starosel Wine & Spa Complex and the enchanting Chateau Copsa reminiscent of the Medieval fortress that once existed not too far from today’s boutique winery.


The Rose Valley is a region in Bulgaria located just south of the Balkan Mountains and the eastern part of the lower Sredna Gora chain to the south. Geologically, it consists of two river valleys, those of the Stryama to the west and the Tundzha to the east.

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa and wellness treatments

What's included

  • 2 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 5 nights at a Spa hotel in Hisarya
  • 6 wine tasting sessions
  • Airport pickup and drop-off at Sofia Airport or Sofia center
  • All ground transportation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided tours of wineries by onsite winemaker
  • Tour leader from Bulgaria Wine Tours
  • Tour operator insurance from HDI Insurance in case of non-provision of services
  • Visit to touristic sites as per the itinerary

What's not included

  • Extras and incidentals
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the tour description
  • Private transfers
  • Spa services
  • Travel and medical insurance (please consult your insurance provider)
  • Tips
  • Visa fees, if applicable

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the location is Sofia Airport (SOF). Bulgaria Wine Tours will pick you up from the airport based on a group transfer. The shuttle is included in the price.

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