Our morning begins with a city tour, featuring a visit to a remarkable historical site – The Bishop’s Basilica of Philippopolis, a predecessor of present-day Plovdiv. This impressive Early Christian temple stands as the largest of its kind in the country. Within its walls, we’ll be mesmerized by the preserved Roman mosaic heritage, showcasing its awe-inspiring richness and magnificence. A true masterpiece of late antiquity art, it continues to inspire generations to this day.
Around noon, we take a relaxing break to indulge in a unique tasting experience. In the town’s art zone, we’ll sample local craft beers born from the collaboration between a seasoned German brewer and young Bulgarian entrepreneurs, taking advantage of the region’s clear Rhodopi waters and high-quality ingredients. The tasting will be accompanied by a selection of appetizers, creating a delightful light lunch.
Next, we venture to the outskirts of Plovdiv for a delectable tour at a local family-owned chocolate factory. Here, the age-old European traditions of chocolate-making are preserved, using high-quality cocoa to create heavenly treats.
During our stay in Plovdiv, we may have an exciting opportunity for a fascinating encounter – a tasting of bio bee honey. We’ll learn about the story of a Bulgarian who studied abroad and his wife from the US, both of whom chose to follow their hearts and relocate to Bulgaria to continue their family tradition, passion, and legacy in producing the world’s finest honey. This heartwarming tale of dedication and craftsmanship will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on us.
Accommodations: Hill House Boutique Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)