Wine and Gourmet in the districts of Silistra and Dobrich

Route Description

  • Length of the tourist route: 140 km (between start and end point)
  • Duration: 3 days (2 overnight stays)
  • Sequence of travel along the tourist route:
    • Starting point: Silistra
    • Intermediate destinations: Dobrich, Balchik, Kavarna
    • End point: Varna
  • Seasonal access: Year-round

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Spatial orientation

The tourist route acquaints the visitors with the traditional regional local foods and drinks – visits to the wine cellars, possibility of tasting and buying local wines, culinary tastings.

Possibility to combine with visits to cultural and historical sites and landmarks.

Possible ways of transportation

  • Arriving at the destination:

To Silistra: By car, bus, train. Arriving from Romania – Ferry Silistra (Bulgaria) – Calarasi (Romania)

  • Travel during the stay:
    • Personal car;
    • Public transportation to tourist sites and attractions set to visit;
    • Possibility to rent a car and use taxi;
    • Sustainable personal mobility of tourists:
      • Eco-trails with different levels of difficulty
      • Cycling routes


  • 1st day – Silistra district: Visit wine cellars in Silistra district. Opportunity to visit additional tourist sites and attractions in the area. Proposed overnight stay in Silistra.
  • 2nd and 3rd day – Dobrich district: Visit the wine cellars in the district of Dobrich. Presence of many additional tourist sites and frequent cultural events in the area.

Choice of locations for the second overnight stay in Dobrich district.


The number of overnight stays during the travel along the tourist route depends on the selected additional sites and sights to visit.

Additional sites to visit

  • Silistra district:

Silistra municipality: Silistra – Regional History Museum; Ancient settlement “Durostorum-Drustur”; Roman tomb; Turkish fortress “Medgid Tabia”, Biosphere Reserve “Srebarna” and the Natural Science Museum – Srebarna village

Municipality of Tutrakan: Tutrakan – Museum of Danube Fishing and boating; Memorial complex “Military Tomb”; Roman fortress and road station “Transmariska”

Alfatar municipality: Dobrudzhanska house ethnographic museum – Alfatar

  • Dobrich district:

Municipality of Dobrich-city: Dobrich – memoriam museum and house of Yordan Yovkov; Art Gallery; Ethnographic museum “Old Dobrich”

Balchik municipality: Balchik– Architectural and park complex “The Palace”; Late ancient and medieval fortress “Karvuna” (residential area “Horizon”); Protected area “Botanic Garden – Balchik”, Maintained Reserve “Baltata”

Kavarna municipality: Archaeological and natural reserve “Kaliakra”, National Archaeological reserve and protected area “Yailata”

Shabla municipality: Durankulak lake; Shabla lake


Possibility of practicing seaside tourism on the territory of the municipalities of Balchik, Kavarna, Shabla.

Additional events to visit

Possibility of combining tourist visits to coincide with the timing of various cultural events

  • Silistra district:

Silistra municipality: International Children’s Festival “Peace of Tomorrow Begins with Friendship Today” – Silistra; National Kuker festival – Kalipetrovo village

Municipality of Tutrakan: International Festival of hominy – Nova Cgerna village; Festival “Fire Danube” – Tutrakan; International Folklore Festival “Danube sings and dances” – Tutrakan; Festival of the apricot – Tutrakan

  • Dobrich district:

Municipality of Dobrich-city:

International cultural events – Dobrich. International Youth Music Competition “Hopes, Talents, Masters”; International cheerleader festival “Golden Pompon”, International Youth Festival-Competition “Folklore without borders”

National cultural events – Dobrich: National Folklore Review “Sabrali mi se i naigrali v Dobrudzha”, National literary festivals “Yordan Yovkov”

Balchik municipality:

International cultural events – Balchik: International Short Film Festival “In the Palace”; Festival of young art “Via Pontica”, National Folk Festival “Sea of ​​rhythms” – Balchik

Kavarna municipality: Kavarna – Kavarna Rock Fest; Common Bulgarian folk festival “Carry Bulgaria in the heart”

Entrance fees for visiting the sites and attractions included in the tourist route

The entrance fee to visit some tourist sites and attractions in the price range “up to 5 BGN” and “from 5 to 10 BGN”

Other tourist services

Possibility to use a wide variety of additional tourist services along the route:

  • Individual and group guide, mountain guide
  • Rent a car
  • Bicycle rental
  • Rental of sports equipment
  • Sea sports – municipalities of Balchik, Kavarna, Shabla
  • Visit to wine cellars – an opportunity for tasting and purchasing local wines
  • Visit the local food establishments – the opportunity for culinary tastings

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