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Rila Monastery Wine Tasting Tour1 Reviews
Visit the most popular UNESCO site in Bulgarian and taste selected wines from a nearby winery. This tour will impress you with scenic roads, amazing wines and the most spectacular and spiritual place!
- Explore Rila Monastery, a UNESCO site
- See a medieval 14th-century defense tower
- Visit a monastery museum
- Sample traditional Bulgarian wines from a winery complex
DescriptionMedi Valley Winery is a classic winery complex located at the crossroads of a multi-directional touristic compass. The winery will be an unforgettable experience that will provoke the senses and stimulate the mind, learning about local history and traditions. The Rila Monastery private tour includes a wine tasting of five different local wines, produced in the vicinity of Rila Monastery. The full-day tour of this UNESCO site in Rila includes an exclusive 60-minute wine tasting tour. You'll be impressed by the knowledge and energy of your guides as you learn about Bulgaria. Rila monastery is the holiest place for the Bulgarian orthodoxy, where past, present and future are interlaced. To make your day tour of this magnificent monastery unforgettable, after spending two hours at this holy place, you will be taken for a unique wine tasting to a wine cell in the feet of Rila mountain. Before the Bulgarians, The Thracians were the rulers of these territories. Their remarkable culture and warrior dignity are woven in the wine of the region, called after one of their greatest tribes, The Medi. The great Spartacus itself originated from here. Your tour will start with pick-up from your accommodation in Sofia. After a 2-hour drive you will reach the Monastery in the Rila Mountain, at an altitude of 1147 meters (3763 feet) above sea level. The introduction of the UNESCO site will begin with brief history of the founder and the construction of the monastery. After that you will visit the church and medieval 14th century defense tower. After you finish exploring the monastery complex you will have lunch at a cozy restaurant and sample some local food (grilled trout specialty). Then you will make your way to Medi Valley winery where you will have the possibility of trying five different types of wines. A short story about the history of the region, the winery and the current products will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
IncludesTransfer to and from your accommodation in Sofia Guide in English Parking fees Entrance fees Wine tasting of 5 different wines
- Recommended period: All year round Meeting point: Pick up from your accommodation Driving time: 4h 00m Walking time: approx. 30 minutes Handicap accessible: Quite accessible Special requirements: Women need to have knees and shoulders covered, and wear low-heeled