Vegena Travel
 
language English Spanish Japan German Portuguese
 
News for travel in Bulgaria
Come to Bulgaria
 
Member of:
BTC
JATA
 
 
hometoursPICTURESQUE BULGARIA Tours
 
PICTURESQUE BULGARIA


     

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Model Program
FIRST DAY
Arrival in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. Accommodation and overnight.

SECOND DAY
Breakfast and departure for the royal city of Veliko Tarnovo. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo, visiting Tsarevets hill - an impressive sight with its imposing Medieval fortifications and dramatic architecture, the Revival Shopping Street. Drive to the museum town of Arbanassi, boasting a genuine gallery of art in its Church of Nativity. Departure via the historical Shipka pass to Kasanlak, the centre of the famous Bulgarian Valley of Roses. Dinner with typical dishes and Bulgarian wine from the region. Overnight stay in Kasanlak.

THIRD DAY
Breakfast. Visits of the Historical museum where the Thracian gold treasures from the region are exhibited and the Thracian Tomb /4th c.B.C/ replica, included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. Experience rose-distilling ritual, tasting of rose jam and rose liqueur at the Ethnographic complex Kulata.
Departure to Plovdiv ranking second in importance after Sofia. Sightseeing tour of the Old town of Plovdiv with its 4000 years long history, National Revival architecture and excavations from Roman times. Visit of the ancient Roman theater with impressive marble statues, decorative columns and arcades. Accommodation and dinner in Plovdiv.

FOURTH DAY
After breakfast drive southwards of Plovdiv to visit the Bachkovo Monastery / 11th c./, one of the richest galleries of the old Bulgarian art with its exquisite murals and medieval icons. Departure to a local winery and wine tasting of local wines among which Mavrud unique Bulgarian sort of grapes and wine. Continue to one of the best Bulgarian winter resorts Bansko. Cobblestone streets, traditional stone houses and richly endowed churches create an unique ambience. Dinner and overnight.

FIFTH DAY
Breakfast and departure to the Rozhen Monastery /12th c./, built in a fortress-like style above strange stone formations, precipices and pyramids. Continuing to the museum town of Melnik, located amidst the fantastic scenery of high sandstone pyramids and one of the main wine producing regions in Bulgaria. Lunch with tasting of locally produced wine. Tour goes on to the famous spa resort of Sandansky. Dinner and stay at Sandansky.

SIXTH DAY
After breakfast departure to the Rila Monastery/10th c./, included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage, the largest and the most admirable Bulgarian monastery. Tour of the monastery complex, church and museum with its lavish collection of precious old manuscripts, icons, jewelry, masterpieces of woodcarving, an ethnographic exhibition of fabrics and carpets.
Continuing to Sofia. Dinner and overnight.

SEVENTH DAY
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Sofia a city with a 7000 years long history, concentrating numerous cultural and historic monuments from different periods. Visits of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with the richest collection of icons on the Balkan peninsula, the St. George Rotunda from the 4 century, the St.Sofia Basilica, the Ruins of Serdica. Dinner with Bulgarian wine and folklore show. Overnight in Sofia.

EIGHTH DAY
Breakfast. Departure flight.

Sofia City Centre,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Sofia City Centre

Veliko Tarnovo Tsarevets,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Veliko Tarnovo Tsarevets

Bulgarian Icons,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Bulgarian Icons

Kasanlak Thracian Tomb,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Kasanlak Thracian Tomb

Bulgarian Potatoe Balls,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Bulgarian Potatoe Balls

Bulgarian Roses,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Bulgarian Roses

Plovdiv Old Town,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Plovdiv Old Town

Wine Tasting,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Wine Tasting

Melnik,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Melnik

Rila Monastery,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Rila Monastery

Bulgarian Yoghurt,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Bulgarian Yoghurt

Bulgarian Costumes,PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA
Bulgarian Costumes

  PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA   PICTURESQUE  BULGARIA  
 

 

© 2001 VEGENA Travel. Created by Saturn.com