Zornitza Family Estate, bulgaria
3 nights at Zornitza Family Estate
Staying in a Junior Suite on a bed-and-breakfast basis,
Flights included (to Thessaloniki) and complimentary transfers
Price from £1,345pp
During your stay, enjoy the following:
A private hot air balloon ride for two people (subject to weather conditions)
A half-day tour exploring the local area’s monasteries, wineries and historic and cultural monuments
A complimentary wine tasting experience, with home-made delicacies from the estate
A complimentary bottle of wine on arrival
Located in Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria
Grab the chance to stay at the first luxury Relais & Chateaux hotel in Bulgaria, the Zornitza Family Estate, which offers a secluded and eco-friendly holiday amid stunning vineyards and hills. This boutique hotel was built in Tuscan style in a beautiful stone building with timber beams, red bricks and a unique design – the perfect escape.
Depending on the time of year, there are plenty of other options to choose from too, including winery tours with wine tastings of wines from local vineyards, skiing day trips to Bansko, and, as it's not far from the border, day trips to Greece, where boat, beach club or restaurant bookings can be made (additional costs apply for these tours).
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.
FOOD & DRINK
Dine and drink in style while taking in the views at the hotel’s restaurant, aEstivum, whose name means ‘summer truffles’ in Latin – and this is one of the favourite ingredients of the chefs. The innovative and exciting cuisine is prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The estate has its own eco farm and orchards, where herbs, fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes and artichokes, are grown, fresh eggs are laid by the resident hens, cheese from local cows is smoked, jam is made and honey is created from the estate’s beehives.
Choose from an extensive selection of hundreds of wines from the region and around the world to have with your meal. Find out more by visiting the estate's vineyards and the wine cellar, learning about the art of wine making and enjoying tastings. If you wish, an expert sommelier can choose the perfect wine to accompany your food.
Take some time for yourself in the spa, and indulge in a range of treatments featuring natural ingredients such as grapes and wine, lavender, olive oil, honey from the estate and skin-enhancing mud from nearby volcanoes. Relax in the indoor pool, the salt mineral pool, the warm jet pool or the sauna and steam room.
ACTIVITIES AT ZORNITZA FAMILY ESTATE
Discover the acclaimed Melnik wine region and visit local wineries, vineyards and cellars, all within a 30-minute drive from Zornitza. Take a tour of Orbelus, Kapatovo Gardens and Villa Melnik, which is a family-owned estate with a 200-year-old history of wine-making, and has 30 hectares of vineyards as well as a modern winery.
Learn about Melnik’s history in various museums or explore the unique architecture of the houses in the town: visit the most popular houses, like Litova House and Bolyarska House, which is the oldest standing house in Bulgaria, and see the stunning waterfalls and sand pyramids of the area. We recommend the lovely hike from Melnik to the Rozhen monastery, via the pyramids - stop for lunch afterwards at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant in Rozhen.
Take a one-hour trip to the Greek beaches or to one of Bulgaria’s top ski resorts, go horse riding or enjoy a rafting trip on the Struma River. Also close by are biking tracks and eco trails, or treat yourself to the memorable experience of a hot air balloon flight over the estate, with unbeatable views from above of your beautiful location.
Travel by: This is offer is available throughout 2021 (blackout dates apply). Book by: 31 May 2021