This tour starts from your hotel in Sofia, where your driver will pick you up. After approximately 2 hours traveling inside a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, we will reach Starosel, where we will sped an hour.
Starosel is mainly known for its abundance of ancient Neolithic and Thracian remains, some dating from 5th-6th millennium BC. In antiquity, it was an important and wealthy Thracian city in the 5th century BC, as evidenced by the excavations, made in the 20th century.
The largest underground temple in the Balkans, along with a mausoleum, were found under the Chetinyova Mogila. The temple, as well as the nearby Thracian king’s residence under Mount Kozi Gramadi, were likely built during the reign of Amatokos II (359-351 BC).
Later, after a 15 minute transfer, it is time for the wine tasting. We’ll visit a local winery and enjoy tasting a selection of typical Bulgarian wines. Afterward we will head toward Hisarya (30 minute transfer) for a 2 hour tour.
Hisarya is a popular SPA destination with its 22 hot water springs actively used since ancient times. Thus, this area has always attracted settlers due to the abundance of water. The first settlers were Thracians. Later, the Romans arrived to these lands and transformed the town. Ruins from the Roman period are still well-preserved in the modern city of Hisarya.
You will have the opportunity to walk around the town and visit the fortified Roman wall, the Roman baths, the central parks, the early Christian basilicas, the Roman tomb and many more interesting things.
Afterwards, we’ll return to Sofia and the tour will end at your hotel.
- What Is Included- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Wine tasting
- Transport by modern vehicle
- Entrance fee to the temple in Starosel
- What Is Not Included- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)