Plovdiv continues to satisfy stag parties of all persuasions with its heady mix of culture and hard drinking - this time with a Bulgarian wine tasting afternoon. Sample the best booze in the country in proper Sideways style, supping outstanding modern vintages in the olde worlde surroundings of a Plovdivian winery. You'll be bowled over by the ancient Thracian décor, all stone columns and slab tables, and pleased as Punch with the quality of the vino under inspection.
You'll get your own English speaking guide, a look at the vineyards that produce the plonk, and a bash at some genuine Bulgarian food to go with it. It's a great way to spend an afternoon - just enough tipple to take the edge off last night's head, with an ample serving of fresh air and interest to keep you feeling like you're actually doing something. Talk about combining a drinking session with a bit of culture. From budding Oz Clarkes to proper pub lovers, there's something for all on a Plovidvi wine tatsing tour!
For aficionados of the grape, there's no better time to hit Plovdiv for a stag weekend than in November, when the boisterous Young Wine Parade hits the streets of the Old Town. Combine our comprehensive wine tasting package with a wander through some of the city's most awe-inspiring old houses, packed to the rafters with this year's crop of bottles plus all the chees you can eat. It's like a pub crawl but posher.