Rila Monastery and Melnik tour: A bit heavy program with a lot of driving, but with plenty of impressions to remain afterwards. Explore with your guide Rila Monastery – the most frequented Bulgarian UNESCO site and one of the largest monastic complexes on the Balkans. Located among the giant mountain peaks of Rila Mountains the monastery with its museum and Renaissance frescoes is a definite must see. Further south is Melnik, nominated as the smallest Buglarian town and the capital of a famous wine region. There we will take a gentle walking tour along narrow alleys amidst 18-19th century houses and strangely shaped formations made of sand and clay. Visit to the 18th century Koprdopulov's house and its tunnel-like wine-cellar is included. There you will taste a glass of its locally prepared red wine, just before heading back for Sofia.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pickup from you accommodation in Sofia (please indicate).
Duration: Transfer time: 6 hrs in total. Sightseeing time: 4-5 hrs .