Wine tour in Thracian Valley

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Central Park Hotel 4*

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Central Park Hotel 4* is set right next to the National Palace of Culture Subway Station and enjoys a prime location in the very heart of Sofia on the famous Vitosha Boulevard. The hotel attains high standards of comfort and all amenities essential to modern living. It offers contemporary design and an intimate, homely atmosphere, combining elegant living standards with warm Bulgarian hospitality.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: Central Park Hotel Sofia boasts 77 luxury, elegantly appointed rooms and suites, offering style, coziness and comfort, most of them revealing a spectacular panorama view of Vitosha mountain.
All rooms offer a comprehensive range of in-room facilities: air-condition with individually controlled temperature, satellite TV channels, mini bar, in-room safe, electronic lock system and sound proof windows.
The needs of business travellers have also been well catered for with direct dial telephones, voice mail messaging, free high speed Internet connection.
Each room has an en-suite bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, magnifying mirror and telephone.
For the youngest guests, the hotel offers free cribs and a child friendly environment in the restaurant. Non smoking floors are available to the hotel guests.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: For meetings, seminars or special occasions the hotel features two naturally lit meeting rooms, seating 70 and 40 people. Designed and equipped to meet the needs of business guests they offer a full - scale meeting equipment, comfortable ergonomically designed chairs. E-space and a fully equiped Business Centre provide the highest standard of business, office, courier and mailing services.
• F&B OUTLETS: Inspired by the latest trends of urban life restaurant 106 has been fully refurbished and is now open to tempt you with new culinary offerings.
The concept of the new menu is healthy cuisine, modern technology of cooking with selected high quality products. It has been created by Joro Ivanov, Group Executive Chef of Grand Hotel Sofia, Sofia Central Park Hotel, Suite Hotel Sofia and president of Euro-Toques Bulgaria.
The restaurant offers comfort and a pleasant dining atmosphere. Enjoy the nice city view to the National Palace of Culture, especially if you choose to sit on the small restaurant terrace. Restaurant 106, with its 110 seats is suitable for working or informal lunches, as well as private parties, weddings or any special occasions.
The 106 Restaurant is open every morning for our lavish buffet - breakfast - 7:00 AM till 10:30 AM. After breakfast - from 11:00 AM till 11:00 PM.

Imperial Plovdiv Hotel & SPA 4*

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Hotel Imperial-Plovdiv is centrally in private grounds close to the historic quarter of Plovdiv, the Roman Theatre and the Plovdiv International Fair. Time will stand still while you are immersed in the Imperial Plovdiv SPA. You’ll be suspended in pure tranquillity, where muscle tension and the mind’s concerns simply melt away allowing you to emerge refreshed, balanced and energised. You can choose from a full range of exceptional treatments, massages and body care therapies, saunas, steam baths and a delicate relaxation room.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: Hotel provides 190 welcoming and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. The comprehensive range of in-room facilities and views over the peaceful interior gardens guarantee guests a special experience. Business travellers will appreciate the complimentary High Speed broadband and Wi-Fi Internet Access in each room. 30 cable and satellite channels are available for you to surf through.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: The Imperial Plovdiv Hotel&SPA conference and banqueting facilities provide 8 conference rooms with more than 950 square meters of meeting space. All meeting rooms are equipped with the latest audiovisual and communication technologies including Wi-Fi. The elegant décor of the rooms combined with their functionality make them the perfect place for your seminars as well as your receptions.
• F&B OUTLETS: The Imperial restaurant with it’s halls and beautiful garden is a guarantee of a unique culinary escape; an original and welcoming restaurant where you can taste simple, entertaining, and daring creations. Our chef invites you to try his specialities as he works innovative surprising flavours within stark and contemporary compositions. An exquisite and timeless décor sets the mood. Our warm and friendly restaurant staff is here to provide you with the best of service and will ensure that your dining experience will be a memorable one. If you are looking for the perfect atmosphere to dine in style with your friends or business partners, then you will feel in the right place at Imperial Hotel. Our first class breakfast buffet and the efficient and professional staff will guarantee you a perfect start to the day.

Efir hotel 4* in Stara Zagora

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Hotel EFIR is ideally located at the heart of the city centre. It is the perfect place for business or leisure visitors. The four stars boutique hotel offers bespoke service and comfort. In addition, the hotel provides: paid parking, fax/copier services, ironing, dry cleaning, laundry, massages.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: There are 20 rooms and 3 suites (including a presidential one); each room has air conditioning, safe, wireless internet and multichannel cable TV.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES: A fully equipped conference hall provides the perfect setting for meetings and events.
• F&B OUTLETS: The restaurant boasts a superb cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It also provides catering services. There is a special place in the hotel restaurant to welcome lovers of exquisite wine. Guests can also relax and talk at the nicely designed Cigar Bar.
DAY 1

GENERAL: SOFIA DESCRIPTION

LOCATION: Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1 250 000. Today, Sofia is a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. Furthermore, it claims to be one of the few European capitals with beautiful scenery and a developed ski-resort so close to it - the Vitosha mountain.
DESCRIPTION: Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe with ruins spread across the city center. It was founded because of the quality of its mineral waters. In the city alone there are 7 independent mineral water springs. One of the springs is in the central area of the city and is accessible for everybody - cross the square behind the mosque, next to TSUM (the intersection of Iskar and Ekzarh Yosif streets). In the administrative center of Sofia the streets are covered with a specific yellow pavement. It was laid in the beginning of the 20th century and were a present to the Bulgarian Tsar Ferdinand for his wedding from the Austria-Hungarian royal family.
FOOD: Most Bulgarian dishes are oven baked, steamed, or in the form of stew. Deep-frying is not very typical, but grilling - especially different kinds of meats - is very common. Oriental dishes do exist in Bulgarian cuisine with most common being moussaka, gyuvetch, and baklava. Pork meat is the most common meat in the Bulgarian cuisine. Fish and chicken are widely eaten, while beef is less common. Yogurt (Kiselo mlyako) is very popular. It is mixed with water (drink called ayryan or airian) and it is added to main dishes (especially liver based or with minced meat). White cheese (brine) is a very popular ingredient in the Bulgarian cuisine too. Salads are often topped it it and it is often added to soups and main dishes.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for tour / per person in DBL 10 10 775.00 7,750.00

Arrival to International Airport Sofia

AIRPORT&TERMINALS: Sofia Airport is the main airport of Bulgaria. The airport is located 5 km east from the centre of Sofia. In 2014 the airport handled 3,815,158 passengers.
Terminal 1 offers easy access, simple procedures and efficient services up to the modern airport standard. Terminal 1 currently serves low-cost and charter carriers.
Terminal 2 was officially opened on 27 December 2006 with the symbolic arrival of Bulgaria Air flight FB 408 from Brussels. The terminal has seven air-bridges (gates A1, B5–9 and C1), 38 check-in desks and covers an area of 50,000 m2 and has a car park for 820 vehicles. It is located to the east of Terminal 1 and is significantly bigger than the old one which continues to serve low-cost and charter airlines. The passenger terminal building is designed with a capacity of 2,000 peak hour passengers or up to 2.6 million passengers a year, plus 26,000 tonnes of luggage. For the first time in Bulgaria, a terminal has airbridge-equipped gates instead of relying on airside buses.
VISA PROCEDURES: Visas are obtained from the embassies or consulates of the destination countries. Each country may have different procedures regarding information and documents required. All information concerning Visa issues can be obtained from the web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
DEPARTURE: It is suggested that passengers start the check-in procedures two (2) hours prior to their scheduled flight for international destinations and one and a half (1.5) hours prior to their scheduled flight for domestic destinations.
OTHER FACILITIES: The VIP terminal is located in the western wing of Terminal 1 and has an entrance of its own, providing an access to four separate rooms – one main room and two separated rooms with about 20 seats each.

Transfer to 4* hotel

Check-in at the hotel

Please ensure that every passenger has the passport in their hand upon arrival as these will be handed in at the reception desk.

Sofia sight city tour

• DESCRIPTION: The Bulgarian capital is located at the foot of Mountain Vitosha in the western part of the country. It occupies a strategic position at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula because its history spans 2,400 years. Its ancient name Serdica derives from the local Celtictribe of the Serdi. Sofia is a very old city. Here one can find many archaeological objects, museums, and interesting architectural monuments from different periods. A sightseeing tour of the city will reveal the past and contemporary life in this city. A professional guide will show you the main highlights of the capital.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The National Academy of Foreign Art; National Assembly square with the National Assembly and the Tsar Osvoboditel monument (the King Liberator); St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia; The Russian church; The King’s palace, hich nowadays is National Art Gallery; The National Bank of Bulgaria; The National archaeology museum; The Presidency – optional viewing of the change of the guard (every round hour from 8.00AM – 8.00 PM); St. Petka Church; St. Nedelya church.

Wine tasting and dinner (Wine House)

DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to the Thracian Valley near Balkan Mountains with wine tasting

Bulgaria is situated in the very heart of Thrace – the cradle of wine making from ancient times. Thracian tribes have also produced the very ancient gold found ever in Europe.
Moreover, the Thracian region (once part from Ancient Greece) is marked by the myth of Dionysus -
the God of wine and the place of death of Orpheus – the legendary musician, poet and prophet. The Thrace region is famous with its unique Mavrud wine – ancient red grape wine variety. Robust and productive, the Mavrud grape is locally appreciated and improves in maturing. Other grape wine varieties from Thracian Valley are: Pamid, Hamburg misket, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Wine tasting in 2 regional wine cellars (Manastira & Villa Yustina).

Lunch

Transfert to Plovdiv

Check-in at the 4* hotel

Half day at leisure

Wine tasting and dinner

DAY 3

Breakfast at the hotel

City tour of the old town

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sofia, a pleasant city of boulevards and open spaces and see the city’s most important places of worship – Alexander Nevski Memorial Church and St.George Rotunda. Walk along the main streets and see the most important landmarks in the city centre - St. Nedelya Square and St. Nedelya Church, St. Petka of the Saddlers, the Synagogue, the Central Baths,the Mosque, the underpass outside the President's Office, Alexander Battenberg Square, the National Theatre, the former Royal Palace, the Russian Church, St. Sophia Church and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. Your guide will make you feel the atmosphere of this city which history dates back to the ancient times.

Light lunch

Transfer to a wine complex Starosel

Winery Starosel is located very close to a lot of archaeological monuments of the Thracian age. Beside the different objects and the unique architecture, wine utensils and appliances are found during the archaeology research which absolutely prove, that in the area of Starosel, the Thracians made and drank wine since the far V- VI century before Christ. These discoveries rightly make Starosel one of the oldest wine terroirs in the world.

Accommodation. Time to relax by the mineral pool

The region is known with its mineral spring hot waters that you can benefit. The Thracian civilization has left numerous cultural marks from Antiquity – temples and tombs from IV-III centuries B.C. Archeological remains from Greek and Roman times could be seen in Plovdiv and Sofia – capital city of Bulgaria.

Wine tasting and dinner

DAY 4

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to the Valley of Thracian Kings in Kazanlak region

Valley of Thracian Kings is the highest concentration and variety of monuments of the Thracian culture. It is believed that there are over 1500 funeral mounds in the region, with only 300 being researched so far.
Let your imagination run wild while visiting the mystical ancient Thracian Heritage sites. You will pass through the Valley of the Thracian Kings and see the most popular 4th century B.C. UNESCO-listed Kazanlak tomb and the nearby Goliama Kosmatka, now confirmed as the tomb of Seuthes III. We couldn`t miss to show you a relatively recent find - Perperikon, believed to be the famed temple of Dionysus. And these are only a small part of the rich program.

Lunch

Transfer to Stara Zagora. Accommodation in 4* hotel

Half day at leisure

Dinner with wine tasting (Minkov Brothers)

DAY 5

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to to the Best winery in Bulgaria for 2014 (Edoardo Miroglio). Wine tasting

Edoardo Miroglio winery is located in the Thracian valley in the village of Elenovo, on 22 km. From Nova Zagora. The winery is surrounded by vineyards spreading on rolling hills, a lake and green lawns, which provide excellent conditions for the development of wine tourism.
Edoardo Miroglio winery was established in 2002 with first production in 2005.
The winery is located in the central part of an array of approximately 220 hectares of vineyards, which cover the hillside of Saint Ilia which descends to the village of Elenovo.
The annual production capacity of Edoardo Miroglio Wine Cellar is approximately 1 million liters of wine. The production cycle covers all technological operations - from primary grape processing to wine bottling.

Light lunch

Return in Sofia

Hotel accommodation and time to rest

Wine dinner from South-eastern Bulgaria (Rubayiat)

DAY 6

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out of the hotel. Departure

• Please do not forget to instruct the Reception about wake-up calls, ensuring yourself about passports and Immigration Forms (that had been stamped by Immigrations and by hotel registration) taken from the hotel reception. Ensure correct and coordinated breakfast, luggage pull and bell service. Also provide time for individual payment at the reception for extra room charge.
• Official check out time in Bulgaria is 12 p.m. Latest check out is a subject of confirmation and should be discussed in advance.

Airport Sofia Departure

PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 0.00 0.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 0.00 0.00
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 775.00 7,750.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 775.00 7,750.00
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