10 days / 9 nights
Bulgarian Golden Treasures and Historical Heritage gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the most popular and attractive destinations in the country. Tour highlights the most remarkable historical and archeological sites, some of which included in UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage; the most famed Bulgarian monasteries and striking nature. One magnificent combination of what is typical, different and unique for the people, their life, customs and traditions.
Tour starts from Sofia – the Bulgarian capital and goes on southwards to be enchanted by the splendid architectural ensemble, ancient icons and lavish collections of precious old manuscripts, jewels, masterpieces of woodcarving. All this glamour in the second by large on the Balkan Peninsula-Rila Monastery /10th c/ included in UNESCO’s List.
Follows visit of Plovdiv – more ancient than Bulgaria itself, the country’s second largest city. Get in touch with the preserved vivid memories of turbulent and dramatic fate in the Old Town of Plovdiv and the situated therein Roman Amphitheatre and Ethnographic Museum .
Departure to the famous Valley of Roses near the city of Kazanlak - a place concentrating 80% of the world’s production of attar of roses. Visiting The Rose Museum and The Thracian Tomb 4th c.BC – an UNESCO monument.
Tour continues to The Black Sea Coast and its major cities Varna and Bourgas. Walking tour in one of the UNESCO’s sites – the old quarter of Nessebur enjoying the left by different civilizations marks of their history. Visit of the major tourist destination Varna to experience Mankind’s Oldest Gold and The Oldest civilization in Europe and the Roman Therms from the 2nd c.
Tour proceeds with another mystery to be seen - Madara Rider. After follows visit to Sveshtari Thracian Tomb which unique architectural décor with 10 female figures carved in the walls and painted murals is a remarkable example of the culture of the Thracians. Both Madara and Sveshtari Thracian tomb are included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage.
A place that could not be excluded is the royal city of Veliko Turnovo and its highlights – Tsarevets hill and the well-preserved Revival shopping street. Tour of the museum town of Arbanassi and its unique Nativity Church. An illustration of the Bulgarian customs and crafts will be seen in The Open-air Museum Etura near the town of Gabrovo.
Back to Sofia and its 7000 years of history. Sightseeing tour in the capital city, where more than 250 cultural and historical monuments from different ages blend harmoniously with the city’s modern appearance. Visit the National museum of History to see the Bulgarian golden treasures and to have a whole picture of the Bulgarian history. Farewell dinner with folklore-show in a typical Bulgarian restaurant.