Absolutely fantastic trip, the monestary it self was a little mediocre compared to those in other parts of Europe. However, our guide made the tour, Georgi’s knowledge of the local area, historic, religious, geography and politics was outstanding. The trip was more educational than touristy. Melnik is a really special place, we had a fantastic lunch and enjoyed learning about the historical significance of the village. The locals sell all goods produced in the area and we picked up some lovely momentos for home. The vineyard was great another amazing guide in a young local girl - Johanna! The people we met made the tour a unique and memorable experience. Totally surpassed my expectations. This is a tour for history lovers and as a historican I loved it! Couldn’t recommend highly enough, booking, pick up, drop off all seamless.