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The historical town of Karlovo is situated in central Bulgaria. It's known for its clear spring water and old cobbled streets that take you through to private shops, local cafes and fine-dining restaurants. As well as sightseeing tours, our Karlovo food experiences are the chance to eat local cuisine, while gaining an insight into the Bulgarian culture.

Many of the best food tours in Karlovo will take you to places where the locals eat. Giving you an authentic feel for life in Bulgaria, sampling the likes of Shkembe soup, or the Bulgarian take on traditional Moussaka.

Food Experiences in Karlovo

With Bulgaria a relatively untouched destination for food tourism, Karlovo food experiences are often hard to find. As such, we take a look at some of our popular activities that come highly recommended.

Tastes of the Gabrovo Balkan Hiking Tour (4 hr)

This wonderful tour takes you into the Balkan regions. As part of the hiking tour, there are also plenty of food stops along the way. During which your walk turns into one of the most delicious food experiences in Karlovo.

The Uzana area in the Gabrovo Balkan offers wonderful views and amazing countryside.

If you feel energetic, there is an opportunity to climb to the top of Peak Ispalin for some awe-inspiring views. Although please note, although this is a Karlovo food tour, you need to be in good physical shape. As the hike can be hard work, albeit one that becomes a truly rewarding experience.

Bulgarian Pets and Private, Organic Food Tasting (2hr)

For all you animal lovers – this is an amazing treat. With your local guide, you will visit the Centre that is home to Bulgarian breeds of domestic animals. The farm association is working to save the authentic Karakachan dogs, sheep and horses which were sadly destroyed during socialism.

You will hear all about the herd of original Karakachan sheep and goats, who were saved from extinction. Although the real food experience comes during with a choice of organic food to try.

Northern Black Sea and Varna Gourmet Delights (3hr)

A fabulous private tour, complete with a Michelin 2-star dinner included! The underwater world is an unusual attraction with many secrets to uncover.

Enjoy a fascinating experience and discover stories about the famous under-water inhabitants of the Black Sea! After which, your personal chef will be ready to serve you a wonderful 3-course meal.

Bike and Food Tour in The Balkans (7hr)

This 7-hour tour combines a challenging bike ride with one of the most scenic food experiences in Karlovo.

As well as great for foodies, this is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. After all, biking through the Balkans is a truly memorable experience. The food tour aspect then takes you to a number of places to enjoy gorgeous and authentic Balkan recipes.

The landscape is simply amazing with the aroma of fresh herbs and strawberries scattered everywhere. Not only that, but there is also the chance to climb Peak Ispalin for some more incredible views.

Rose Jam and Leaven Yoghurt Workshop (3hr)

This is a slightly more unusual, yet authentic, tour visiting an ancient House-Museum. During which guests are invited to witness one of the oldest traditions in Bulgaria - making rose jam.

The jam is made from young rose flowers, that have been picked early from the Rose Valley. During the food experience, you will discover the rural Bulgarian lifestyle. As well as learning how Bulgarian yoghurt and rose jam is traditionally produced.

Karlovo Food Experiences in Bulgaria

Book a tour, cooking class or Karlovo food experiences in Bulgaria with tabl. Sample the delicious fruity Bulgarian wine, a mezze of local cured meats and the classic sweet Baklava.

Alternatively, if you prefer to learn how to prepare your own authentic dishes, join an online cooking class.

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