5 days / 4 nights
01 June 2018 SOFIA
Arrival in Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
02 June 2018 RILA MONASTERY – PLOVDIV
Departure to the Rila Monastery 10 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, jewelry, 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 June 2018 PLOVDIV – ROSE FESTIVAL KAZANLAK – VELIKO TARNOVO
Early morning departure to the rose fields to experience the Rose picking ritual with rose-pickers dressed in colorful national costumes dancing to the rhythm of Bulgarian folk music to glorify the first Rose blossom. After join the fest in the city center and see the city carnival parade. Visit the replica of the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak from the 4 c. BC – World Heritage site by UNESCO. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo - the medieval capital of Bulgaria. 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 June 2018 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 June 2018 SOFIA
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
End of our services.
Price per person:
- Sharing a double room: 1290 Euro
- Single room supplement: 110 Euro
The above price includes:
• Accommodation 4 nights as per the above program at 4-star hotels;
• Half board meals;
• 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./;
• Photographing or filming fees at the visited sites;
• Air tickets;
• Travel insurance;
• Personal Expenses;
• Visa procurement /if needed/.
GUARANTEED DEPARTURE for minimum 2 participants.
Guides in Spanish, German, French or Japanese languages can be provided upon request. Supplements may apply.
Group prices available upon request.