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From Sofia: Private Excursion To The Rozhen Monastery And Melnik

Enjoy a great day trip to the smallest town in Bulgaria - Melnik - famous for its red wine production. Hike to the nearby Rozhen monastery. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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The tour starts at 9 am from the hotel that you are staying in Sofia. Your first stop which will be Melnik. The smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik, is nested in the south slopes of Pirin, among sand pyramids with queer forms. It is situated in the Sandanski Municipality, Blagoevgrad county, 175 km south from Sofia, and it is only 30 km from the borderline with Greece.

The findings from the antiquity discovered upon the archaeological diggings testify for its centuries-old history. Melnik is declared a natural and architectural reserve and it attracts thousands of tourists annually. The wine which is produced by the unique Bulgarian brand Wide Melnik Vine has a wonderful quality, scents of ripe cherry, herbs, and in the presence of oak it develops nuances of tobacco and leather. It is one of the attractions of the town and the region, and it attracts many admirers from the whole world. You can sample it in some of the wineries and cellars in the town and around it.

After a stop for lunch in a typical Bulgarian restaurant, you will start the hiking tour to Rozhen monastery. It is the largest Orthodox monastery in the Pirin region. The monastery is comparatively well preserved and every year it is visited by many tourists from various countries.

The expected return in Sofia is at about 7 pm. The tour is available from April to October.

- What To Expect

- Visit some house-museums in Melnik and hike to the Rozhen monastery

- What Is Included

- Private driver/ guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation with an air conditioned car with free Wi-Fi
- Hiking
- Rozhen Monastery

- What Is Not Included

- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)

- Know Before You Go

- Please wear comfortable walking shoes

- Transfers

Hotel pick up at 9 am - please indicate your hotel or address when making the reservation. Returns to the hotel at the end of the tour.

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