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Reviewed August 18, 2019

Based on strong reviews, we contacted Bulgaria Wine Tours asking to visit small, organic/biodynamic vineyards using more traditional old-school techniques rather than more modern experimental labels. We were very pleased with the custom itinerary provided and would strongly recommend the husband-wife team to other tourists to Plovdiv or Bulgaria as a whole. We learned a lot, had a great lunch in a local restaurant and sampled (and purchased) a number of fantastic wines.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Witold H
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Hello,

Thank you for your positive and kind review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your customized tour focusing on small sustainable producers.

Thank you for your recommendation.

We hope to see you back in Bulgaria to explore more wine regions and more wineries!

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders of Bulgaria Wine Tours

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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our day tour from Plovdiv and had a great experience tasting wines from traditional Bulgarian grapes, as well as other varietals. One of the tastings (at the middle of the day after lunch) felt rushed, and we would have liked to have had more time to learn and enjoy there vs. spending extra time waiting to start the day or sitting after lunch. Zina was responsive and thoughtful in making arrangements with us.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EBHart
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BulgariaWineTours, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Dear Erin,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate hearing from you! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your full day wine tour and appreciated tasting wine from Bulgarian varieties. We apologize that the second tasting felt rushed. We heard that they were having a busy day after the fact. We strive for our wine tours to be well-paced and enjoyable . If you are ever in Bulgaria again, please reach out and let us arrange a wine tasting with one of our less busy partners, where you will have all the time in world to enjoy and savor the experience.

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders

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Reviewed July 12, 2019

This is an experience I would recommend to anyone coming to Plovdiv. It's way more than a wine tour--you learn about Bulgaria's growing wine industry, see first hand how wine is made, and try some truly delicious wine. Our hosts were incredible, and so knowledgable and passionate about the wine industry. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Hello Gabrielle,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your Full Day Wine Tour from Plovdiv!

We really appreciate it and we're happy that both of you had a good experience in Plovdiv's beautiful wine country!

We hope to see you back in Bulgaria sometime soon and wish you all the best in your upcoming travels around the world!

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders of Bulgaria Wine Tours

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Reviewed June 19, 2019

My friend and I did a full day wine tour from Plovdiv on 15th June, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of our holiday.

From the first point of contact when I asked about their tours, the company were brilliant to deal with. Zina helped me decide on the type of tour we wanted, and when I asked about including a historical site in our day she sent a number of suggestions, making it easy to tailor our tour to suit.

After we'd confirmed the tour and got the itinerary for the day, we realised some of the timings didn't work with our evening plans. Again, when I contacted Zina, she quickly helped us re-arrange our day to suit. I really appreciated this as it meant we weren't distracted from our holiday by admin.

On the day of the tour our guide, Vasil went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of the day. He explained a little about the wineries we were visiting before we got to them, and gave us loads of information about the area too.

He helped us with the menus at lunchtime, and was very patient with all our questions about the food. We had a delicious, traditional Bulgarian lunch thanks to him. The tasting at the second winery (Starosel) was busy as they had two separate language groups in the tasting room. We couldn't hear the winery's guide very well, but we didn't need to - we had our own personal guide. Vasil's knowledge of the wines and the winery really added to our experience.

I would happily take another tour with Bulgaria Wine Tours and have already recommended them to friends.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ShereenT
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2019

Dear Shereen,

Thank you for your lovely tour review.

We appreciate your positive feedback, and are happy that you enjoyed your Full Day Wine Tour with Vasil as your Tour Leader. We value paying attention to small details and offering a personal service so we are thrilled that you felt taken care of by your Tour Leader and enjoyed the day.

We hope to see you return to Bulgaria soon!

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders

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Reviewed June 16, 2019

We have just returned from the most fabulous trip with Bulgarian Wine Tours. Their customer service was absolutely first class and our tour guide Vasil showed us several places of interest which we would never have found for ourselves. He is the most helpful and charming of people and nothing was too much trouble. In his own time, he took us to a local festival one evening near to one of the wineries we had visited in the afternoon where we watched local folk dancing and singing.
We visited 11 wineries and received a very warm welcome from every one of them. The passionate winemakers gave informative tours and we tasted almost 60 wines, some of which we could not resist taking home in our overloaded suitcases. The trip was carefully planned and tailored as much as possible to our personal requirements. We started each trip at 10am and felt in very safe hands with Vasil as our driver. He is a fount of cultural/historical information and an expert in Bulgarian wines.
Bulgaria is a hidden gem with some grape varieties you will not find anywhere else. Wines generally were of very good quality and we just wish we could buy them in the UK.
Melnik is an amazing place full of historic architecture and should not be missed. The countryside near the Greek border is really quite beautiful and the walking tour of the old town of Plovdiv with its cobbled streets and Roman Theatre made a delightful start to our first day.
Please do go ahead and book as you will be as enchanted as we were.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Westbourne W
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Dear Jan and Stew,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your recent 8-Day Wine, Food and History Tour of Bulgaria.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and left with beautiful memories and a positive impression of Bulgarian wines, history and hospitality. Your kind words about Vasil and the people at the wineries are much appreciated.

We hope to see you back in Bulgaria again to explore other wine regions with you and show you more of what Bulgaria has to offer!

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders of Bulgaria Wine Tours

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