If you enjoy wine and extremely beautiful nature ZigZag Holidays offers you a memorable 3 day (22.09 - 24.09) trip to north-western Bulgaria.
ZigZag Holidays have presented the following programme:
An afternoon departure to the north. Within 3 hours drive you reach the accommodation – a small charming hotel surrounded by nature. If the weather conditions are good you may have a bonfire in the yard and a nice chat with your very friendly hosts under the stars or enjoy a typical local meal in the cozy “mehana” (not included in the price).
After breakfast you will take an easy walk to the closest cave, situated near the hotel. The cave is newly open and you can see different rock formations – stalactites, stalagmite and even helicities (a formation that grows sideways, not up and down as usual). Then you will head to one of the eco trails, spending the day walking around the nature. You will see the natural rock phenomenon, the Belogradchik fortress (built in I-III AD by The Romans to guard the routes in the area) and more. In the meantime you will have a stop for a wine tasting in BOROVITSA – an artisan winery, producing distinctive, even memorable wines by experimenting bravely with famous international and less known indigenous varieties, capturing successfully the unique local territory. Only 2 Bulgarian wineries are being sold in Berry Bros. & Rudd – Britain’s legendary wine and spirit merchant, est. in 1698 and one of them is Borovitsa! In the late afternoon you are going back to your hotel for a rest and overnight.
The next morning you are going to visit Magurata cave – one of the best-preserved caves in Bulgaria. Thanks to the prehistoric paintings from 7500 BC, it is among the essential extended European decorated caves. But that’s not all! The constant temperature of 12 C˚, the darkness and air humidity in the depths of the cave create the best conditions for the natural fermentation and storing of the natural sparkling wine. In unique ambiance – the so-called Bat Gallery we will savor the excellent wines (not only sparkling) of Magurata winery. It is a rare experience as the place is steeped in history of thousands of years, myths and legends of ancient times.
From there you will depart back to Sofia in the late afternoon.
Exclusive price for BBBA members: 185 EUR per person (regular price 210 EUR per person)
- Professional guide
- Transportation, driver*
- Accommodation for 2 nights
- 2 breakfasts
- 1 pocket lunch
- 2 dinners
- Entrance fees for Belogradchik fortress, Magurata and Venetsa caves
- 2 wine tastings with water and snacks
* For group up to 6 participants the guide will drive
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentions as included
** The program can be made by bicycles. You can request further information for this option and prices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find interest in this trip, make sure to check out this exciting offer from ZigZag Holidays, with a special discount for BBBA Members.