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Varna Horses and Vines Tour

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Delve into the equestrian and wine history of Varna on this 8-hour excursion with a local guide. You’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Madara Horseman, an 8th-century carving on a sheer cliff face. Visit local farms and taste Bulgarian wines while learning about the equestrian history of the region. Lunch is included.

Meet your local guide in central Varna for your 8-hour excursion. Traveling comfortably in a private vehicle, you’ll set off to a local farm. Here, you can take a coffee break and admire the horses and other exotic animals.

You’ll continue to the majestic Madara Horseman, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Carved into a massive rock on the side of a sheer vertical cliff, this relief of a giant equestrian warrior dates to the 8th century.

Visit a wine cellar with its own equestrian center and partake in a tasting of delicious local varietals. You’ll depart for a nearby vineyard and eat lunch among the wines, while soaking in a sweeping view of the green mountains of Stara Planina, After lunch, watch training and dressage.

Stop by a small Orthodox church and admire the “Stone Forest” (Pobiti Kamani), a natural phenomenon with unusual tall stone columns scattered throughout a field.

At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll return to central Varna.

Duration: 8 hours.