5 days/4 nights
01 Day SOFIA
Arrival in Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
02 Day RILA MONASTERY – PLOVDIV
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. Continue to Plovdiv – a city ranking second in importance after Sofia. Brief sightseeing of the Old town of Plovdiv with its 4000 years long history, National Revival architecture and excavations from Roman times. Overnight in Plovdiv.
03 Day PLOVDIV – LAVENDER HARVEST KAZANLAK – VELIKO TARNOVO
Early morning departure to the lavender fields where lavender is picked in general by machines or with sickles. Follows a visit of the rose and lavender distillery with a tour and lecture on the process of lavender growing and distillation. Tourists will have tasting /through smelling/ of lavender oil, rose water and rose oil.
Lunch with typical Bulgarian dishes and Bulgarian wine. Visit the replica of the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak from the 4th c.BC – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo the medieval capital of Bulgaria via the historical Shipka Pass. Brief sightseeing of Veliko Turnovo, including a walk on Samovodska Charshiya – traditional arts and crafts street and photo stop at Tsarevets hill - impressive medieval fortification sight. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
04 Day ARBANASSI- SOFIA
Morning departure to the museum town of Arbanassi to visit a genuine gallery of art in its Church of Nativity. After drive back to Sofia. 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 Serdica. Overnight in Sofia.
05 Day SOFIA
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
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GUARANTEED DEPARTURE for minimum 2 participants in the period 01-20 July each year