8 days / 7 nights
Day 01 SOFIA
Arrival in Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
Day 02 SOFIA - RILA MONASTERY - SOFIA
Departure to the Rila Monastery/10th c/, UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest and the most impressive Bulgarian monastery. Tour of the monastery complex, church and museum with its lavish collection of precious old manuscripts, icons, jewelery, masterpieces of woodcarving, ethnographic exhibition of fabrics and carpets. Back to Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 03 SOFIA PLOVDIV
Sightseeing tour of Sofia a city with 7000 years long history, concentrating numerous cultural and historic monuments from different periods. Visits of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the St. George Rotunda from the 4th century, the St.Sofia Basilica, the Ruins of the ancient city Serdica. Continue to Plovdiv the second largest Bulgarian city. Overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 04 PLOVDIV - BACHKOVO MONASTERY KAZANLAK
Plovdiv is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and in the world. Sightseeing of the Old town of Plovdiv with National Revival architecture and excavations from Roman times. Visit of the ancient Roman theatre with impressive marble statues, decorative columns and arcades. Excursion to the Bachkovo Monastery /11 c./ - one of the richest galleries of traditional Bulgarian religious art with exquisite murals and medieval icons. Departure for Kazanlak, the capital of the famous Valley of Roses. Overnight in Kazanlak.
Day 05 KAZANLAK - SHIPKA PASS TRYAVNA - VELIKO TARNOVO
Visit the recently discovered Thracian golden treasures in Kazanlak Historical Museum. Continue with one of the UNESCOs sites the Thracian Tomb dating back from the 4 c. BC. Visit the replica of The Thracian Tomb. Departure to the town of Tryavna via the historical Shipka Pass. Walking tour of Tryavna, where vaulted stone bridges, houses, churches and square with a clock tower preserve the spirit and talent of the artists from Tryavna School of Art from the 17 century. Visit the Woodcarving Museum of Tryavna. Continue to Veliko Tarnovo. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
Day 06 VELIKO TURNOVO - ARBANASSI
Sightseeing of Veliko Turnovo, including a walk on Samovodska Charshiya traditional arts and crafts street and visit to Tsarevets hill - an impressive sight with medieval fortifications and dramatic architecture. Departure to the museum town of Arbanassi boasting a genuine gallery of religious art in its Church of Nativity. Visit Konstantsalieva house fine example of 17 century house of a wealthy merchant. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
Day 07 VELIKO TURNOVO - TROYAN MONASTERY - SOFIA
Departure to Sofia. On the way stop and visit the Troyan monastery, dating from 16 century and third largest in Bulgaria. Arrival in Sofia in the afternoon. Time at leisure. Overnight.
Day 08 SOFIA
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
End of our services.
Price per person:
- Sharing a double room : 800 Euro
- Single room supplement: 140 Euro
The above price includes:
Accommodation 7 nights as per the above program at 3-star hotels
Full board meals /breakfast, lunch, dinner/ throughout the program, dinner on the day of arrival is subject to flight schedule
Private car (for 2-3 pax) or air-conditioned van, minibus or coach for all the above itinerary and program
English speaking guide throughout (for parties of 2-3 pax the guide will also drive)
All entrance fees to museums, monasteries and sites included in the program
All Bulgarian taxes
The above price does not include:
Hotel extras /telephone, mini bar, etc./
Drinks /other than mineral water/, coffee
Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites
Visa procurement /if needed/
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES for minimum 2 participants at the following dates:
06 May 2017
10 June 2017
15 July 2017
05 August 2017
26 August 2017
09 September 2017
Possibility of daily departures. Please ask for rate.
Group prices available upon request.