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Melnik & Rozhen Monastery Day Trip
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Melnik & Rozhen Monastery Day Trip

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 11 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the charms of the smallest town in Bulgaria and the impressive architecture of the Rozhen Monastery on this day trip to Melnik from Sofia. Plus enjoy a wine tasting!

Melnik & Rozhen Monastery Day Trip

At 8 am on the day of your tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Sofia and set off on the two and a half hour journey to Melnik. Officially known as the smallest town in Bulgaria, Melnik is nestled in the foothills of the so-called Earth Pyramids, a collection of sandstone rock formations also known as hoodoos.

It may be tiny, but Melnik has a lot to offer: it is full of important architecture. Exploring its picturesque streets, you'll be enchanted by the historic buildings surrounding you. You'll visit the ruins of the ancient fortress of the despot Alexius Slav, where your guide will reveal all about his legendary life.

In addition to its 96 cultural monuments, Melnik is also famous for the cultivation of a very special type of grape. Making the most of your time in the town, you'll get to visit one of its wineries and enjoy a tasting of local wines.
The next stop on your tour will be the Rozhen Monastery, the largest monastery in the Pirin Mountains. Surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes, you'll have the opportunity to explore the religious complex, which is one of the best preserved Medieval monasteries in Bulgaria
After visiting the monastery, you'll climb back aboard the bus for the return journey to Sofia, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel at around 7 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

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Adults Children between 2 and 10 years old Children under 2 years old
English guided tour
US$ 82.70
US$ 41.30

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 82.70
  • Children between 2 and 10 years old

    US$ 41.30
  • Children under 2 years old


More Information


11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by private bus.

Wine tasting.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 82.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.