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Wine tasting in heart of Sofia!
During your personal tasting experience I will guide you through the distinctive world of Bulgarian wines. Although Bulgaria has been producing wine for 5000 years it is still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Now a rising new generation of Bulgarian boutique winemakers are devoted to the craft and bringing new attention to our country. You will taste 5 wine varieties of local grapes unique to Bulgaria, that can not be found anywhere else: Miskets, Melnik, Mavrud, Gumza and Rubin. Plus, local cheeses, artisanal bread and mineral water. The tasting is held in one of the best boutique wine shops in Sofia – Tempus Vini, which is located on an artsy street in the city center, known for its fine restaurants and boutiques. And just a few streets away from Sofia’s main pedestrian boulevard. During the tasting I can tell you about the wine regions of Bulgaria including the history and the wine culture of my beautiful country. All tastings are held in English or Bulgarian. Duration is about 1.5 hours. Then I can offer you suggestions of my favorite restaurants nearby to finish your evening. :) Other things to note Please inform me if some of the guests have any allergies. Thank you. We are expecting you!
Wines & cheese tasting from Bulgaria
I will introduce you 5 types of the best Bulgarian wines from local grapes as well as two types of local cheesе. Along the tasting I'll recount you about our wine regions and the history. Our customers are some of the best restaurants in Sofia, so a recommendation for your next gourmet experience in Sofia will be provided to you at the end of the tasting. All you need to do is to enjoy the true essence of Bulgarian wines and cheesе.
Sofia Communist Tour
Discover the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Sofia. Start your tour by passing by the former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Continue on to see buildings such as the secret police investigation facility and the destroyed mausoleum. Head on towards the monument of the Soviet army and the National Palace of Culture. During the 3-hour-long walking tour, learn about the theory of communism and what Marxism-Leninism is. Find out about the history of communism in Bulgaria, the pros and cons of the period, and the relation between the communist government and religion, industry, economy, culture and everyday life of the people. End the tour with a fresh perspective on the city and a new insight into the country's communist past. Please note group size may vary depending on the season.
Cook and Eat Bulgaria
I will take you on a culinary adventure of the national Bulgarian cuisine. We will prepare seasonal meals and use fresh and locally grown products from the small local grocery stores. Together we will cook a hands-on four-course, traditional Bulgarian meal, including banitsa, a main dish, a salad or a soup, and a light dessert. We will start with the preparation of the classic pastry for banitsa from scratch while talking about mystical Bulgarian food and culture habits stories. Our soup will be traditional Bulgarian cold soup - Tarator (we will cook it only when cucumbers are tasty and in season - spring, summer or early autumn time, for the wintertime we will prepare a winter salad) followed by the main course, which will be based on your food preferences (vegetarian or classic meat dish) and finishing with delicious Bulgarian yogurt dessert with homegrown/made ingredients. You will have the chance to learn classic recipes and secret tips for mastering Bulgarian cuisine. I will be happy to share with you products grown in my family's back yard with a lot of love and care, like homemade alcoholic drinks and classic Bulgarian preserves. Other things to note Vegetarian and Vegan options are available upon request. Please, inform me about any food allergies.
The New Sofia Pub Crawl
Every night we meet our guests at the meeting spot and from then on we go to the first bar where everyone gets a beer or wine and we start getting to know each other. The next step depend on the week day. During the week when less people join us, we go to some smaller and hidden locations with their own history and atmosphere. During the weekend we go to bigger venues, as more people (10+) are joining us. During the week: Our second place is a hidden bar with its own story that our guides tell to the guests. Our third place is an art location with a unique vibe. This venue has a special story which the guests of the pub crawl will learn. Our fourth place is is a lively bar on a weekday where the people on the pub crawl already know each other and level of enjoyment go on higher levels. Our last place during the week is a lively place where you can dance and have fun the rest of the night. We get there at about 12:30 - 1 am and you can stay until it closes in the early hours of the morning :) During the weekend: Our second place is a lively bar/club where the guests start enjoying the nightlife music in Sofia. Our third place is a venue where quite often the guests can hear live music) Other things to note We have the sole intent to provide our guests with a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Any individual or group that is only interested in getting wasted as determined by the guides will be asked to leave
Our meeting point will be at the Central Train Station in Sofia at 8am. We are going to catch the train at 8:30 and we should arrived at our destination at 9:43pm. Lakatnik is a small village, built on the gorge of the longest river in Bulgaria-Iskar. Only 53km from the capital Sofia. From the train station in Lakatnik we are going to hike up on the hills until we reached the top of the rocks where has been built a monumen. On our way we will have few stops to make panoramic photos. Also we will see the gate of the cave Temnata Dupka - The Dark Hole. We will keep going until an amazing view will be discovered in front of us. After a good relax we are going back, but this time we will take another path where we are going to see Ruzhishka cave and the Arch. Before we catch up the train again, we will have delicious meal made by eco products in a local restaurant in Lakatnik. After the restaurant we will do an optional nice and relaxing walk between some houses, limestone wreath above us and forest until we reach the last cave in our jorney- Svinskata dupka (The Pork hole) and Petrenski Vir (Petrenski river jump). Our returning train will be after that. Other things to note: The train ticket for both ways is included in the price. Please also be advised that inside of the caves is dirty and muddy - do not wear light clothes.
Seven Rila lakes and Rila Mountain
The Seven Rila Lakes are just 1, 30 h away from the capital Sofia, which makes them a great day trip in nature. All seven of the lakes have their own name which reflects its typical shape or characteristics. They are situated between 2,100 and 2,500 meters above sea level. In winter, they are frozen over and covered in snow; in summer, once melted, they are a clear emerald green and are great for picnic. The hiking path is of moderate difficulty, and the walking time is about 5 hours. Food: if you have forgotten to take a lunch pack or a sandwich with you, you can take advantage of the meals on offer in the two huts on our way to the top lake.
Hiking to the Seven Rila Lakes
Our meeting point will be behind Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, in front of "La Cattedrale restaurant". The departure is at 07:00 o'clock sharp. (GPS coordinates: 42.695601, 23.333790). We'll drive to the Panichishte Resort chair lift which takes us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. Then we start exploring them one by one. Each lake is named after its most characteristic feature. The highest one (at 2500m above sea level) is called Salzata "The Tear", from where we have a bird’s eye view over all seven lakes, as well as surrounding outcrops and deep valleys; the next one in height carries the name Okoto "The Eye" after its oval form; Babreka "The Kidney" is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group; Bliznaka "The Twin" is the largest of all; Trilistnika "The Trefoil" has an irregular shape; the shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero "The Fish Lake" and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero "The Lower Lake" (2100m above sea level), where the water that flows out of the other lakes is gathered to form the source of Dzherman River. Once you visit the last lake, we'll return to the upper station of the chair lift, ride it, and head back to Sofia with our minivan. You'll be dropped off at the starting location. Other things to note Be physically prepared for this hike. Depending on the month that you book, you might need winter clothes. Hiking boots are a must!
The night e-scooter tour of Sofia
My favourite part of the day is the time when the sun begins to set and the locals start gathering in lively groups to enjoy the evening. The city lights turn on one by one, shedding light on Sofia's main landmarks. There is almost no traffic - the perfect moment to explore the city on electric scooters! I can't wait to share this moment with you! We will tour most of the landmarks in the centre and ride through Borisova garden (The local Central Park), which many walking tours skip. We will pass by the Soviet Army Monument, the romantic Lilies Pond, and the small Astronomic Observatory of Sofia University. Then we will ride back to the centre. It will already be dark and I will show you some nice places where you can enjoy the rest of the evening like a local or have a late dinner. The itinerary is about 9 km (5.5 mi) long. It does not include any direct riding with heavy traffic. We will be going mostly through areas where cars are not allowed, bike lanes, and parks. The e-scooters' top speed is 25 km/h (15 mph). Their max load is 100 kg (220 lbs). Helmets will be provided for everyone and we will start with brief but precise instructions on how to use the scooters. Safety first! Note that insurance is not included. IMPORTANT: if you can't ride a bike, you can't ride an e-scooter - they are quite similar!
Sofia on an electric scooter - parks & landmarks tour
We will explore Sofia's city center and the surrounding parks on electric scooters! In only 3 hours, we will cover an area that usually requires a full day to be toured! We will start with a ride through part of the historic center, where ancient ruins, baroque, renaissance and communist buildings spiced with modern street art exist in symbiosis, forming the stage of our daily life. You will get familiar with the local lifestyle and I will show you some of my favourite, less known places in town! We will continue with a ride through some of the city's best parks, famous for their diversity of trees and plants, and visit the tiny Botanical garden of Sofia University. We will pay special attention to the city's urban wildlife and I will explain to you the most common animals in town. If the weather is with us, we will hopefully spot some birds and meet some local squirrels and cats! The itinerary is about 11 km (7 mi) long. We will be going mostly through areas where cars are not allowed, bike lanes, and parks. The e-scooters' top speed is 25 km/h (15 mph). Their max load is 100 kg (220 lbs). Note that insurance is not included. Helmets will be provided for everyone and we will start with brief but precise instructions on how to use the scooters. IMPORTANT: if you can't ride a bike, you can't ride an e-scooter - they are quite similar!
The Seven Rila Lakes and the Holy Rila Monastery
Our meeting point will be behind Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, in front of La Cattedrale restaurant. (GPS coordinates: 42.695601, 23.333790). The departure is at 7AM! We'll drive to the Panichishte Resort around 9AM from where a chair lift will take us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. The ticket is not included and costs 25 leva (= 12.5 euros per person for both directions). Then we will start exploring the lakes. Each of them is named after its most characteristic feature: The Lower Lake (2100 m/ 6900 ft above sea level), The Fish Lake, The Trefoil, The Twin, The Kidney, The Eye and The Tear (2500 m/8200 ft above sea level). Be physically prepared for this hike. Depending on the month that you book, you might need winter clothes. Hiking boots are a must! We also advise you to bring some snacks and a water bottle. Once we visit the last lake, we'll return to the upper station of the chair lift, ride it and head to the Rila Monastery (UNESCO), which is within a 2-hour drive. This is Bulgaria's biggest and most beautiful monastic complex. A place where unique architecture, faith and nature live in symbiosis. Note that there is a dress code at this holy place. All visitors must have their shoulders and knees covered. We will have a guided tour around the monastery and then head back to Sofia which is within a 2.5 hour ride.
Rock climbing lesson on Vitosha mountain
Vitosha mountain raises from the outskirts of capital of Bulgaria - Sofia, a city of 1.5M people. The mountain offers some nice rock climbing opportunities, with easy to access granite rocks suitable for all abilities, but especially beginners and intermediate climbers. We will take you from the city for a short drive up the mountain, and then a hike to Alekova Skala or Kominite rock climbing area, where we can climb several routes as per you climbing ability. Some amazing vistas towards the town, also guaranteed. The experience is fully guided by certified mountian guide, so you can count on safety.
Sofia Pub Crawl
Sofia Pub Crawl is a guided tour of Sofia's best bars, clubs and nightlife overall. You get to join a group of locals and tourists from all over the world for a night of exploration and drinking. What you get: - A 4+ hour tour of Sofia local's favourite bars (unique and hard to find) + a club - A free round of shots at every place and free entrance to the club at the end - Meeting locals, as well as travelers from all over the world - Drinking games, challenges and other types of entertainment - Your very own fun English-speaking guide
Local wine tasting experience in Sofia
We would like to invite you to chose and try different wine varieties. We have packages from Entry, Medium and premium Bulgarian wine selections. You will be provided with the information about the different regions, the sort of wine that has been grown and the whole story behind the drink you will be holding in your hand. One will be invited to 3 wines of your choice accompanied by a plateau of cheese and/or meat bites for you to taste a bit of local exquisite deli selection. What is more we are a shop too and anything you like after your wine tasting you could take home and enjoy it with your friends and family. Kalin- the owner of the wine bar will be happy to great you and tell you a lot of interesting stories about the Bulgarian wine over the years and how it sits on the world market and amazes every time with its uniqueness. For a fact there are 120 counted different wine varieties in Bulgaria of the nearly 6000 in the world and we have more than 60 of them in Balaban wine. Other things to note Courtesy of the customer is to leave tip at your convenience.
Full day in Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa
Discover the cities of Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on this full-day tour from Sofia. The amusing mixture of traditions, culture, and architectural masterpieces are a must-see for every culture-hungry traveler. Our meeting point will be behind Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, in front of "La Cattedrale restaurant". The departure is at 07:00 o'clock sharp. (GPS: 42.695601, 23.333790). Our first stop is the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city and one of its oldest towns. You will discover the history and culture behind a 7000-year old settlement, written by the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Bulgarian civilizations. You can enjoy sightseeing in the Old Town with its museums, historical monuments, revival period houses, lined with souvenir shops cobbled streets or get impressed by the rich Ethnographical Museum and the ancient Roman Theater. Next stop is the charming town of Koprivshtitsa with its fascinating history and authentic 19th-century architecture. Once a scene of battles for the liberation of Bulgaria, now the city is turned into a museum of the Revival Period of Bulgaria. We'll return back to the starting point of the tour at approximately 19:00. During the entire trip, you'll be provided with all the information about the locations and you can feel free to ask anything! Other things to note Wear comfortable shoes, because of the cobbled streets in both cities.