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Classical Bulgaria

Days : 6 | Nights : 5

Sofia
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Tour Overview

Bulgaria is a dream destination for many travelers because of its alluring mountainous interiors and mind-blowing scenery. Ideal for adventure and fun, many people choose this country for some stress-free holidays.  It is also a favorite spot for several history lovers because of its striking fortresses and ruins of the Balkan nation. Travelers reach the Sofia Airport which is a good base to explore the beautiful attractions of the country. Plovdiv is one of the most attractive tourist places in Bulgaria. Popularly known as the 'town of seven hills', each traveler love to go for a walking tour in Plovdiv and enjoy some shopping there.

A trip to Bulgaria is an ideal way to stretch your wings and explore a completely new place. One of the great attractions of this country is that each city, town or region of it has its own charm and lure.  You just love to visit a coffee shop and watch the locals who stroll by. The mountain village of Dobarsko and exploring its countryside shall be a wonderful experience for you. Many people find Bulgaria ideal to spend some summer vacation. Kazanluk is an attractive tourist destination in this country which is home to the Thracian kings. Exploring this region shall be thrilling for each visitor.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival Sofia

“Welcome to Bulgaria” your local guide will meet you at Sofia Airport. Transfer to hotel. Check in to the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Sofia.

Day 02: In Sofia

After breakfast, together with their guide the group will go to the centre of the city where the tour of the charming capital begins. The city tour starts at Sveti Nedelja Square, where wide avenues begin to appear. A few steps further you will find the Rotunda of Saint Gorge, and one of the oldest churches in the city, built in the fourth century. Then you have the opportunity to admire the interesting and valuable building of the like Banya Bashi mosque, the Archaeological Museum, and the Presidency. The main landmark of the city is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, which was built in the beginning twentieth century.

In the afternoon, you will go to the National History Museum, which is housed by the Old Presidential Palace. Enjoy its spectacular exhibitions such as the fantastic treasure of Tracian gold of the fourth century BC. Of Panagyurishte, as well as Roman artefacts, Greek poetry, icons and folk costumes. From here he continues his tour to the Boyana Church, a building protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You can admire here some of the best examples of Bulgarian medieval art represented by the beautiful frescoes dating from the 13th century AD. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Sofia – Rila – Dobarsko – Plovdiv

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will travel to the Rila Mountains, where you will visit the famous Rila Monastery. The beautiful monastery was built in the fourteenth century and houses valuable paintings, manuscripts, old books and masterpieces carved in wood. The monastery is protected by UNESCO From here, you will go to the city of Plovdiv (European capital of culture for 2019), one of the oldest cities in Europe. Stop on the way in the small village Dobarsko, where the grandmothers will welcome you with songs and traditional pastry. Check in at the hotel in Plovdiv for the next 2 nights. Overnight at hotel in Plovdiv.

Day 04: In Plovdiv

Breakfast at the hotel. Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative centre of the municipality of Plovdiv. It is located on the Upper Thracian Plain, on the two banks of the Maritsa River. Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the beginning of its history dates back 5000 years BC. The Old Town is a real outdoor Archaeological Museum that has incalculable ancient vestiges of the times of the Romans. During the tour of the city you will discover a unique historical and cultural heritage, such as the Ancient Roman Theater, the Roman Stadium, the Constantin and Elena Saints' Church and the Ethnographic Museum. Enjoy the Old Town by yourself this afternoon. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Plovdiv – Kazanluk– Shipka Pass – Etar – Sofia

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit the famous Rose Valley near Kazanluk, the centre of the cultivation of roses, famous especially for the production of oil and rose creams. Visit the Rose Museum in Kazanluk and learn more about the history of rose growing in Bulgaria. Also in Kazanluk visit the Thracian Tomb which is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site (Replica). Continue your panoramic trip to the Schipka Pass and then to the Etar Museum. The Etar Museum is a spectacular outdoor museum, where you can still see artisans manufacturing souvenirs, jewellery and handicrafts. Transfer to Sofia. Overnight at hotel in Sofia.

Day 06: Departure Sofia

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy some free time to explore Sofia by yourself. Transfer to the airport.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

Days : 6 | Nights : 5


Inclusions


  • Transportation
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast

Exclusions


  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Laundary    

Attractions

  • Borovets
  • Seven Rila Lakes
  • Vitosha
  • National Historical Museum
  • Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex
  • Perperikon
  • Central Balkan National Park
  • Ivan Vazov National Theatre
  • Madara Rider
  • Belogradchik Fortress
  • Aladzha Monastery
  • Sofia Central Mineral Baths
  • Devil's Throat Cave
  • National Art Gallery
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
  • Varna Archaeological Museum
  • Eagles' Bridge
  • The Melnik Pyramids
  • Sunny Beach
  • Rila Monastery
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Pamporovo
  • Boyana Church
  • Musala
  • Tsarevets
  • Kaliakra
  • Bachkovo Monastery
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Vihren
  • Rila National Park
  • Rose Valley
  • Belogradchik Rocks
  • Church of St. George
  • Iskar
  • St Nedelya Church
  • Devetashka cave
  • Russian Church
  • Banya Bashi Mosque
  • Saint Sofia Church
  • Plovdiv Roman theatre
  • National Palace of Culture
  • Buzludzha
  • Malyovitsa
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Sea Garden
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Troyan Monastery
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