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Reviewed November 28, 2019

Five of us did the full day tour and had a great time. The two wineries we saw were both excellent hosts and cared a lot about their wine and their customers.
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly.
The only downside is the large driving distances involved. Over two hours driving for two wineries seemed a lot.

Date of experience: November 2019
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019

Dear James,

Thank for leaving a review about your recent Full Day Wine Tour from Plovdiv. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the wineries and your Tour Leader. We hope that you gained some new knowledge about Bulgarian wines.

We select our winery partners very carefully, and only take our guests to the best of the best. This is the first time we receive a comment about the distance between two wineries being too long as the tour voucher clearly mentions the timings. Unlike several other wine regions in the world, Bulgarian wineries are often not located close together in a cluster. A 45 minute - 1 hour driving distance between two wineries is very common in Bulgaria – especially when you are selecting the best wineries to visit.

We like to think of ourselves as thoughtful and detail-oriented when we plan a tour, which is why we specifically chose the best wineries in the region. We also knew that at least two people in your group were highly interested in sustainability, which is why we chose the second winery to be a 100% organic winery.

We hope to see you again on a wine tour of Bulgaria to discover more wines and grapes.

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

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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

A friend of mine took this tour and highly recommended it so I had high expectations. But this trip far exceeded my high expectations.

We wanted to tie the trip timing to a transAtlantic cruise. They offer defined tours but I asked for a tour that included specific things. Zena responded quickly to all my queries and our special tour was arranged. (I found out that about half of their tours are custom)

The big stuff:

-Wines were good to fantastic
- meals were scrumptious
- hotel rooms were far better than most I have experienced in a
Europe. All were large, clean and well appointed.
-Vasil our guide was a safe and courteous driver
-Vasil’s English is impeccable and easy to understand
-mixture of wine tasting and historical stops
-Vasil suggested unscheduled stops and cheerfully took us wherever we suggested or requested
-Vasil was very knowledgeable about Bulgarian history and current events

The Small Stuff

-modern car that was cleaned daily (even the car mats)
-fresh water daily even if most of yesterday’s bottle was left
-provided wine tasting note pads and pens with their logo on it
-dropped and picked us up at the hotel doors (parking is never close in Europe)
-took us to the airport after checking flights

This is a first class professional organization

Date of experience: November 2019
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2019

Dear David and Frances,

Wow! Thank you for leaving this very positive review about your recent tailored 7-day wine tour in Bulgaria.

We are always thrilled to hear that your expectations were not only met but exceeded.

We hope that you have collected valuable memories from your time in Bulgaria that you will keep for life, and we hope that you will continue supporting us by telling friends about your experience with us and letting as many people know as possible about the high quality of Bulgarian wine.

It means a lot that you noticed our attention to detail and that you enjoyed the ‘first class’ service.

We hope to see you back in Bulgaria someday.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor.

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

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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We booked a half-day visit from Plovdiv to a winery and a cultural centre. We requested a winery specialising in local grape varieties and a visit to Bachkovo Monastery, and this was arranged on our behalf. Zina was a very friendly and informative Tour Leader and we learnt much about the country as well as its wines. We visited the Zagreus winery and enjoyed its delicious Mavrud wines, followed by lunch in a local restaurant in Bachkovo. Returning home in late afternoon this was very good value for a half-day tour. Zina also, at short notice, arranged a last-minute trip for us on the following day to another winery. We were impressed with Bulgaria Wine Tours - all the arrangements and administration ran smoothly, and they were flexible in tailoring the tour to meet our specific requests. Very highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
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ZiSor, Owner at Bulgaria Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Dear Nick,

Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent Half-Day Wine Tour from Plovdiv including a visit to Bachkovo Monastery.

We appreciate that you took the time to leave review on TripAdvisor.

Thank you for your kind words about your tour leader. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and appreciated our dedication to satisfying our customers and our ability to customize our tours to personal preferences and interests.

Thank you for your recommendation. We hope to see you in Bulgaria again.

Best regards,
Zina & Vasil
Co-Founders

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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
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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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