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NESSEBAR TOUR AND WINE TASTING

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $570 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $981 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1382 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1756 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

NESSEBAR TOUR AND WINE TASTING

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We will begin with your guide picking you up at the pier.

We'll then start out with a sightseeing tour of the Old Nessebar, a cultural monument enclosed in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Start out with the Archeaology Museum. The museum exhibition area includes a foyer and four halls. See ceramic pots, marble sculptures, gold and silver, Bulgarian jewelry, tombstones, and more! There are many wonderful treasures in this museum that will help you to have a more complex understanding of Bulgaria.

Next, we visit the St Sofia Basilica also known also as the Old Metropolitan dated to the 5th – 6th c., The basilica Virgin Eleusa (tenderness) was built in the North side of the peninsula, dated to the 5th-6th c., The Church of Archangels Michael and Gavril, a single nave cruciform building, dated 13th-14th centuries.

Following this, we go to the church St Stefan. It was built at the end of 11th century and twice reconstructed in the 16th and 18th centuries when the narthex was added. St. Stefan is also called The New Metropolitan (Novata Metropolia) and is a significant medieval architectural monument.

Visit the Church of St Spas, built in 17th century the small single nave and single apse building has a commemorative inscription which informs the church has been built and mural painted during the time of the Bishop Kiprian (1609).

You'll also see the Church St Paraskeva, built in the 13th-14th centuries with a single nave and narthex. Another church we'll see is the Church St John the Baptist, built in the 9th century from stone and mortar. It is in the style of the early Christian basilicas and a transition to the medieval cruciform churches.

Continue on to the House of Zhelyo Bogdanov, built in the second part of the 19th century and faces the sea. Most of the architectural elements of the building are in baroque style. The consoles, gracefully made in S-form are thick and the balconies are curved. The curved ceiling in the dining room is a joy to the eye.

Next we're off to the Church of Christ Pantokrator. This church Christ Pantokrator (the powerful) is dated to 13th-14th centuries. It has an exquisite construction and picturesque decoration of the façade

We conclude the sightseeing portion of the tour with Chimbulev’s House (Chimbulevata Kashta), a typical model of Nessebar’s revival period architecture, Byzantine Roman springs built in the 5th-6th centuries, and the Fortress walls.

After you wonderful morning of sightseeing, you'll surely be ready for a glass of wine! We will to a typical Bulgarian restaurant for our wine tasting of local flavors.

Choose between these menus (we'll take your order during check out):
Menu Option 1:
Chardonnay – 100 ml
Rose – 100 ml
Villa Ponte Red Wine – 100 ml
Cabernet Collection – 100 ml
Brandy “Black Sea Gold” – 50 ml
Hors d’oeuvre – cheeses and sausages

Menu Option 2:
Villa Ponte White Wine – 100 ml
Chardonnay – 100 ml
Villa Ponte Red Wine – 100 ml
Cabernet or Rose – 100 ml
Cognac “Pliska” special reserve – 50 ml
Hors d’oeuvre – cheeses and sausages

Following the wine tasting, enjoy lunch at the restaurant (not included) where you can also taste traditional Bulgarian dishes.

We will then return to Nessebar.

  • On this tour you will see/visit these sites:
  • Archaeological museum
  • St Sofia Basilica
  • Church St Stefan
  • Church of St Spas
  • Church St Paraskeva
  • Church St John the Baptist
  • House of Zhelyo Bogdanov
  • Church of Christ Pantokrator
  • Chimbulev’s House
  • Early Byzantine Roman springs
  • Fortress walls
  • Wine tasting

Days of Operation

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Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (6 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

Lunch, gratuities not included.

Your tour does include:
- English speaking professional guide/driver
- Transportation
- Fuel costs
- Admission fees
- Wine tasting menu

Please note: Toilets usually have a fee of 50 cents. Also, restaurants will charge in local currency.

During check out, we will ask you which menu (#1 or #2) you prefer.

Restrictions

• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.