• Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Step back in time and explore Bulgaria’s medieval and revival history on this Melnik, Rozhen Monastery and Rupite day tour from Sofia. Travel to historic Melnik with a guide and enjoy fine views over Bulgaria’s mountains, river canyons and valleys. On arrival, learn of 19th-century Bulgarian history at Kordopulov House and gain insight into the region’s winegrowing heritage. Sample local wines, then visit the medieval Rozhen Monastery — widely considered the region’s top attraction. Finally, visit the home of famous soothsayer Baba Vanga in Rupite before returning to Sofia.


  • 9-hour Melnik, Rozhen Monastery and Rupite day tour from Sofia
  • Explore the historic town of Melnik with a guide
  • Gain insight into 19th-century Bulgarian history at Kordopulov House
  • Discover top attractions including the medieval Rozhen Monastery
  • Visit Baba Vanga’s home in Rupite
  • Tour includes pickup from your hotel in Sofia

What You Can Expect

Melnik and Rozhen Monasterty and Rupite Day tour

Rozhen monastery

Customer Reviews


1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2017

Disappointing location and guide could have been better. He was difficult to understand and was not very knowledgeable about the place and not very forthcoming with information. Also, he was rude at times. He told us that he will leave us in the town for 2 hrs, we let him know that since there was hardly anything to do, we would like to go back after lunch. He was quite upset and rude, saying that he needed at least 1.5-2 hours to eat lunch and read a book and that he always leaves his tourists here for 2 hrs! Anyways, after I told him that 2 hrs is too much, he agreed to 1.5. We wasted our time on this trip. The monastery is not much and the Rupite is a completely useless place. should not be on the tour at all. Not recommended. there are many other, really interesting things to do in Sofia.

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