bulgaria prides itself on a millennia-old legacy of winemaking. the wines of ancient thrace were praised by homer in both the illiad and the odyssey. bulgarians worship wine for its ability to challenge both the senses and the intellect. board your coach for a sightseeing drive through varna downtown, crossing the 173-foot-tall asparuchov bridge to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. continue to the ethnographic museum of varna, where tools and casks revealing the bulgarian wine-production traditions of the 19th century are exhibited. now that you know about varna's traditions and present-day outlook, it’s time to indulge in the exquisite quality, taste and flavor of red and white bulgarian wines. a sommelier will acquaint you with the specific technology and the bulgarian touch added to the production of each wine. this is a rare chance to taste the best bulgarian wines right from the cellar. afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase the wine of your choice if you so desire.Notes: Corkage policy: onboard corkage fee is waived for one bottle of wine per person per tour for wine purchased during a holland america line shore excursion..
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Deluxe Wine Experience
Date:October 5, 2012
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:September
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We loved this excursion. The wine tasting took place in the deluxe cellar of the highest-rated restaurant in Varna. The wine steward is a graduate of UC-Davis. The food paired with the wine was excellent. The wines were really good and the commentary was great. Our Bulgarian tour guide was entertaining and informative. He had a wry sense of humor when talking about Bulgarian folk customs and his views on what the Russian Communists did to Bulgaria and the current economic situation.