Highlights of Bulgaria

05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
02 Nights Accommodation in Sofia
01 Night Accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo
01 Night Accommodation in Kazanlak
01 Night Accommodation in Plovdiv
5 meals: 5 buffet breakfast at the hotels
Throughout transportation by a comfortable car, van or mini bus. for groups up to 6 passengers, the guide is also a driver
Parking fees and road taxes.
All entrance fees for the museums, sites and churches.
Professional English speaking guide for touring days and English speaking assistant for airport transfers
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Porterage in the hotels.
Other meals than mentioned.
Beverages
Flight tickets to Bulgaria

1

Day 1: Sofia - Arrival

Arrival to Sofia. Transfer from the airport and accommodation at centrally located hotel in Sofia. Rest of the day free at leisure

  • Overnight: Sofia
  • Meals: None

2

Day 2: Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo

After breakfast – meet your tour guide for panoramic tour around the Bulgarian capital (an 8500 years old city!) and visit to the most interesting historical sights: the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the St. Sofia Church, which had given the name of the city, and the historical and cultural center of the capital.

Departure to Veliko Tarnovo – the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Free time for orientation tour around the city. Rest of the day free at leisure

  • Overnight: Veliko Tarnovo
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo – Etara – Kazanlak

After breakfast – panoramic tour of Veliko Tarnovo with visit to the historical hill Tsarevets with the Fortress, the Patriarchal church and the Emperor Baldwin’s Tower. You will also have a walk along the old Trade Street – "Samovodska charshia".

Departure to Etara - an unique open-air museum, recreating the way of life of the Bulgarians in the 19th c. It is a great attraction for tourists, one of the most visited places in the country.

Set off to Kazanlak - the capital of the Rose valley. Visit the Historical Museum, which houses collection of bronze and gold treasures and the replica of Thracian Kazanlak Tomb as well, dating back to the 4th c. B.C. It is listed in the world natural and historical heritage of UNESCO. Rest of the day free at leisure

  • Overnight: Kazanlak
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 4: Kazanlak – Plovdiv

After breakfast – we continue exploring the Valley of the roses with visit of Skobelevo village. Here is located the Ethnographical Complex "Damascene", which works also as a family-run rose oil distillery from more than 20 years. The hosts will show you how the famous Bulgarian rose oil (used in the perfumery) is produced.

Departure to Plovdiv – the "City of the seven hills". Plovdiv is the oldest city in Europe still existing today. It was called Philippopolis in the IV century B.C. in honor of King Philip II of Macedonia. Today Plovdiv is a cultural center of Bulgaria and selected as European Capital of Culture for 2019. Walking tour of the Old Town of Plovdiv, impressive with the houses-museums of the Revival period like the Ethnographical museum; the Ancient Theater, the Fortress walls, the oldest church in the city – "St. Constantine and Helena", etc. We will see the Muslim temple Dzhoumaya Mosque and the Roman Stadium on the main street of Plovdiv. Rest of the day free at leisure

Optional: wine tasting in the boutique wine-cellar "Todoroff", near to the village of Brestovica, where a red wine of high quality is produced.

  • Overnight: Plovdiv
  • Meals: Breakfast

5

Day 5: Plovdiv – Rila Monastery – Sofia

After breakfast – take off to the Rila monastery. Founded in 10th c., it was the biggest Bulgarian medieval spiritual centre with rich collection of icons, wall-paintings, old-printed books – some 15 000 volumes. Guided tour around the monastery. The monastery is an UNESCO – monument and it is situated in the highest mountain on the Balkans – Rila Mountain, with its top peak “Moussala” at 2925 m.

In the afternoon - return to Sofia for accommodation. Rest of the day free at leisure

  • Overnight: Sofia
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: Sofia - Departure

After breakfast – free time. Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
Sofia - St. George or similar
Veliko Tarnovo - Tarnava or similar
Kazanlak - Palace or similar
Plovdiv - Expo or similar
Cost Per Person
Valid till 15th July to 31st October 2017
FIT privately escorted tour prices valid for any date in 2018
HOTELS USD 1320 (Twin/Double Sharing)
USD 1485 (Single Sharing)

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