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Day Tour to Melnik

Private Day Tour to Melnik and Rila Monastery from Sofia

Rozhen Monastery
Melnik is small but perfectly formed. On your day tour of Melnik and the surrounding regions you’ll soon see why this tiny, picturesque village is worth the visit.

You’ll also explore two of the most important Orthodox shrines which are situated amidst a stunningly beautiful landscape of mountains and rivers.

These sites are of special historical, cultural and religious importance. But don’t worry! We’ll also be visiting one of the best local wineries so you can experience some unique Bulgarian wine.

On the tour you will visit:
Rila Monastery (UNESCO)
Rozhen Monastery
Melnik old city
Kordopulovata Kashta
Wine tasting (optional)
Have lunch in a local traditional restaurant (optional)

Why book with Around Bulgaria?

  • Go on your journey in comfort – air conditioned and spacious minivans
  • Get insights from an English-speaking driver / guide
  • Customize your tour and get a fixed price first
  • Pick up and drop-off locations set by you
  • Want to take a break or stop along the way for refreshments? No problem

Your Melnik Tour

Pick up: Your tour can start from any location in Sofia, Bansko or Borovets.
Tour Duration: 8 to 10 hours. This may vary depending on the itinerary, pick up and drop off locations.
Included: the driver or guide, fuel, parking fees and all taxes.
Excluded: entrance fees, food, drinks and personal expenses.
Price: from €190 for a group for up to 4 people.
Will vary depending on your chosen vehicle type, number of passengers, tour guides availability and itinerary.

Accepted payment methods: cash, VISA / Master Card, and bank transfer.

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    What you’ll see on your private day tour of Melnik


    Melnik is perhaps the smallest town in Bulgaria – but it’s also one of the most distinctive.
    Located in the south-western part of the picturesque Pirin Mountains, Melnik is an architectural reserve with over 96 cultural monuments listed among its buildings. Not bad for a town of only 500 people!

    Rozhen Monastery

    The Rozhen Monastery, located a short distance from Melnik, is the largest cloister in the Pirin region and one of several medieval Bulgarian monasteries.

    First built in the 13th century, it was seriously renovated in the 16th. The additional, beautiful church which was added at this time can still be seen today.

    Rozhen monastery

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    Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery is the largest Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. An UNESCO world heritage site, it is a truly stunning structure which sits in a deep valley alongside the Rila River and surrounded by the Rila Mountains.

    It is one of the country’s most important historical and cultural monuments – as well as being an architectural treasure. Not to be missed.

    Rila Monastery 5

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    Wine tasting

    After a day spent exploring the cultural wonders of Bulgaria, it’s time to try some of the country’s gastronomic delights.

    You’ll sample the unique local wines in cozy cellars or outside at a local winery. Whether you’re a sommelier or sometime-tippler, you won’t be disappointed.

    Wine tasting Melnik

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