8:00 - Breakfast at the villa
Your generous breakfast will be ready and waiting. Breakfast includes:
Tea, espresso, mineral table water, fruit juices, yoghurt, 4-5 varieties of natural jams, white brine cheese, natural honey, home-made banitsa/pancakes/ homemade mekitsi/French toast/ and other delicious treats.
10:00 – Visit to Plovdiv’s Old Town
In the middle of the Balkan Peninsula, sprawled over several hills and on the banks of the river, this is Plovdiv - a town with many names and many faces, located on the crossroads of the West and East, in fertile Thrace, where history and the present go hand in hand, where culture and art have always thrived, from ancient times to present days in a colourful diversity of forms, styles and hues.
Unique, ancient, fascinating, artistic, spiritual and provocative – this is Plovdiv today.
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Old Town – its architecture, museums and art galleries.
13:00 – Lunch at the unique Hebros restaurant in Old Town, Plovdiv.
Hebros Hotel and Restaurant is housed in a one-of-a-kind residence dating from the Bulgarian Renaissance – built around 200 years ago by an affluent Plovdiv fabric and leather merchant.
Winner of Bacchus Magazine ‘Restaurant of the Year Award’ for 2003, Hebros Restaurant remains one of the finest in the country. The menu includes gourmet dishes from both Bulgarian national and international cuisine prepared with fresh seasonal products.
Tasting of Bulgarian wines is also on the menu, led by experienced sommeliers and combined with suitable dishes. The restaurant is also an established scene for prominent musicians and artists.
14:00 - Visit Bessa Valley wine cellar.
Visit the valley of the Bessi and enjoy the taste of Enira wine.
Tour the winery and get acquainted with the wine-making process. Taste different wines and sorts under the guidance of a professional sommelier.
16:30 - Leisurely walk to Chepino district in Velingrad
See Kleptuza pond – the symbol of Velingrad. The largest karst spring in Bulgaria, Kleptuza, is located on the right bank of Chepinska River, by the mountain slope of Chepino residential district in Velingrad. The spring waters fill two beautiful artificial ponds serving as one of the most popular recreation and relaxation spots in the resort for guests and residents alike. Pedalos are on offer and the ponds are surrounded by a scenic park housing several restaurants. The St Petka chapel is located above the lakes, at a brief walking distance.
18:30 - Recharge at Villa Vuchev spa centre
After your busy day, the sauna and indoor jacuzzi at the Villa’s spa centre will ensure perfect relaxation before night-fall. We can also provide a professional masseuse at your request.
20:00 – Dinner at Rodopsko Selo Restaurant
The restaurant serves Bulgarian national cuisine and local Rhodope specialties. The wine list offers an extensive selection to be enjoyed under the sounds of the lively folk music programme.
22:00 – A nightcap before the roaring fireplace
Take a glass of red wine by the cosy fireplace in the garden of Villa Vuchev.