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6 Days Odrysian Wine and Culinary Holidays in Bulgaria

6 Days Odrysian Wine and Culinary Holidays in Bulgaria

  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Culture and Wine Tour in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The Odrysian wine holiday takes you to the lands of the Odrysian Kingdom - the largest Thracian kingdom that existed until 46 AD when it fell under the Roman Empire. On this wine trail, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines of four different but excellent Bulgarian wineries. Among the wineries are the successor of one of the oldest wineries in Bulgaria Minkov Brothers, the technologically advanced Angelus Estate, and of course, the hosts at Edoardo Miroglio Wine Cellar. There will be ample time for relaxed sightseeing, sampling of Bulgarian cuisine, leisurely strolls in the beautiful nature and recreation at the inviting pool on the outdoor deck at your hotel. Join us for a unique and unforgettable wine tour!

Highlights

  • Guided wine tours
  • Ultimate wine tasting session
  • A chance to explore the Odrysian wine trail
  • Guided tour of old city of Plovdiv
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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You will spend two nights at Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv in a shared en-suite double room and three nights at Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel in a shared en-suite double room.

The first stop of the wine trail is Bulgaria's second largest and Europe's oldest continuously inhabited city - Plovdiv. In this ancient city, you will be introduced to the history of the area with a guided tour of the town as well as the well-preserved old town of Plovdiv. During your stay in Plovdiv, you will experience the wines of the Dragomir Winery Estate. The elegant boutique hotel at Edoardo Miroglio Wine Cellar will be the base for further exploring the wines of the Eastern Thrace Wine Region.

Day 1 - Arrival

  • Transfer from Sofia / Sofia Airport (SOF) to Plovdiv.
  • Check-in to the Landmark Creek Hotel in Plovdiv.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner with wine pairing at Enoteca Bendida.
  • Accommodation: Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars).
  • Meal plan: Dinner.

Day 2 - Plovdiv, wine tasting

  • Breakfast.
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, there will be a wine tasting at Dragomir wine cellar in Plovdiv.
  • Transfer back to hotel.
  • Evening at your own leisure.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars).

Day 3 - Winery tour, wine tasting

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to the luxurious Edoardo Miroglio Wine Cellar.
  • Check-in to the boutique hotel Soli Invicto located on the estate.
  • Tour of the estate followed by wine tasting and lunch.
  • Afternoon and evening are at your own leisure.
  • You may choose to relax at the panoramic outdoor swimming pool, rent a bike or take a trip into the nearby town of Sliven.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Accommodation: Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel.

Day 4 - Winery tour, wine tasting

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to Minkov Brothers wine cellar.
  • Tour of winery and facilities.
  • Wine tasting and lunch.
  • Transfer back to Edoardo Miroglio.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.
  • Accommodation: Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel.

Day 5 - Winery tour, wine tasting

  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to Angelus estate. Tour of winery followed by wine tasting including appetizers and water.
  • On the return to Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel, you will stop at Zhrebchevo dam.
  • Here, you will have some time to take a walk along the edge of the water, see the submerged church sinking into the depths of the dam or drink a coffee while gazing at the vast man-made dam that is home to over 33 bird species.
  • Evening at your own leisure.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel.

Day 6 - Departure

  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to Sofia center or Sofia Airport (SOF) at 10:00 from Soli Invicto.
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv and Old Town Plovdiv
  • Guided tours of wineries by onsite winemaker

The Odrysian Wine Trail takes you to the lands of the Odrysian Kingdom – the largest Thracian kingdom that existed until 46 AD when it fell under the Roman Empire. The first stop of the wine trail is Bulgaria’s second largest and Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited city, Plovdiv. In this ancient city, you will be introduced to the history of the area with a guided tour of the town as well as the well-preserved old town of Plovdiv. During your stay in Plovdiv, you will experience the wines of the Dragomir Winery Estate and an exquisite wine pairing dinner at the charming wine restaurant Enoteca Bendida. The elegant boutique hotel at Edoardo Miroglio Wine Cellar will be the base for further exploring the wines of the Eastern Thrace Wine Region. On this wine trail, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines of four different but excellent Bulgarian wineries.

  • 2 nights at Landmark Creek Hotel (4 stars) in Plovdiv in shared ensuite double rooms
  • 3 nights at Soli Invicto Boutique Hotel in shared ensuite double rooms
  • All ground transportation with a car/minivan included in the tours itinerary
  • Breakfast on all days except for day 1
  • Drop-off to Sofia airport/Sofia centre on day 6
  • Guided tour of Plovdiv and old town Plovdiv
  • Guided tours of wineries by onsite winemaker
  • Lunch in Bachkovo
  • Lunch at Edoardo Miroglio wine cellar
  • Lunch at Minkov Brothers estate
  • Pick-up from Sofia airport/Sofia centre on day 1
  • Tour leader from Bulgaria Wine Tours
  • Tour operator insurance from HDI Insurance in case of non-provision of services
  • Visit to Bachkovo monastery and Asens fortress (entrance fees included)
  • Wine tasting at Angelus estate including water and appetizers
  • Wine tasting at Dragomir winery estate including water and appetizers
  • Wine tasting at Edoardo Miroglio wine cellar
  • Wine tasting at Minkov Brothers estate
  • Wine tasting at Starata Izba Parvenetz
  • Extras and incidentals
  • Flight tickets
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the tour description
  • Private transfers
  • Travel and medical insurance (please consult your insurance provider)
  • Tips
  • Visa fees, if applicable

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.