11 days through Bulgaria

11 fascinating days to discover the essential of Bulgaria. Its rich culture and traditions, churches, fortresses, gastronomy and wonderful people. You are going to cross the whole country until black sea and its incredible shores. Embark on an unforgettable immersion in the heart of the Balkans and get a dinner on the Danube River. A trip where you will find numerous historic sites left from the heritage of civilizations that lived in these lands, wonderful natural phenomena, and a rich tasting authentic cuisine reflecting the generosity and hospitality of the Bulgarian people. This trip will allow you to familiarize yourself with Bulgaria, discover its important landmarks, filled with folklore and traditions that will grab your interest.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Sofia Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Depend of your flight
RETURN TIME Depend of your flight
WEAR Comfortable, walking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional driver Team member assistance
Accommodation & Meals Visits mentioned
24/7 assistance Airport Transfers
NOT INCLUDED
Flight tickets Airport taxes
Cancellation insurance Repatriation and medical expenses
Local guides Visits mentioned as option

The trip will allow you to visit numerous sites, such as:

  • Sofia, the Bulgarian capital
  • Rila Monastery (UNESCO site)
  • Bansko, optional visit to the Park of the Dancing Bears in Belitsa
  • Plovdiv Old Town (overnight stay)
  • The wonderful Nessebar (over-night stay)
  • The Stone Forest
  • Varna (over-night stay)
  • Madara Horseman, Shoumen Fortress
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Ruse, dinner and over-night on Danube shore
  • Veliko Tarnovo, the previous capital
  • Kazanlak and the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (UNESCO site) located in the Valley of the Kings and the valley of the Roses.
  • Troyan Monastery
  • Glozhene Monastery (possibility of over-night stay)
  • Koprivshtitsa

Small charming hotels with good service and high rating.

11 days through Bulgaria

1

Transfer

Customers will be greeted at the airport and lead to the hotel.
  • 5.00 pm – Tea time (depend of arrival time)
  • 7.30 pm – Dinner in typical restaurant
  • Free evening with road book
2

Sofia

We invite you to visit the Bulgarian Capital.bulgaria-tour-proba
  • Breakfast at the hotel from 7.00 am
  • 9.00 am – City tour in Sightseeing bus (10€/pers. not included) or Free Time with road book
  • 12.30 am – Bulgarian lunch
  • 2.00 pm – Around Sofia by bus (included)
    Boyana chruch, Dragalevski Monastery Saint Bogoroditsa Vitoshka, Kremikovski Monastery…
  • 7.00 pm – return to Sofia center
  • 7.30 pm – Dinner and night
3

Bansko

You will take the direction of Bansko, famous mountain town known for winter sports and hiking. You’ll make a stop for lunch on one of the most beautiful monastery in the World. The Rila monastery.

Over-night stay in Bansko **** hotel

4

Plovdiv

After breakfast, you will take the direction of Plovdiv where you will take the lunch, then you will visit the city.

The history of Plovdiv spans more than eight millennia. The numerous nations that lived here have left their traces on the 12m thick cultural layers of the city. The city has more than 200 archaeological sites, 30 of which are of national importance. The Ancient theatre is probably the best-known monument from antiquity in Bulgaria.
plovdiv-old-townhere are a number of 19th-century churches, the Saint Constantine and Saint Helena, the Saint Marina, the Saint Nedelya, the Saint Petka and the Holy Mother of God Churches.
There are also Roman Catholic cathedrals, modern Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and other Protestant churches, as well as older style Apostolic churches. Two mosques remain in Plovdiv from the time of the Ottoman rule. The Djumaya Mosque is considered the oldest European mosque outside Moorish Spain.
The Sephardic Plovdiv Synagogue is one of the best-preserved examples of the so-called “Ottoman-style” synagogues in the Balkans. Over-night stay in Plovdiv *** hotel

5

Nessebar

After breafast you will be on road to Nessebar where you will take the lunch. You will have free time with road book or guided visit (10€/pers.) to discover this wonderful town.church-of-christ-pantocrator
  • Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel , St Stephens Church
  • Nessebar Archaeological Museum, Church of Christ Pantocrator
  • Church of Saint Sophia, The Church of St. John Aliturgetos
  • Church of St. John the Baptist, Church of the Assumption
  • Basilica of the Mother of God Eleusa, Ancient Nessebar Museum, Winery Hristis

Dinner and night in Nessebar

6

Varna


On road to Varna, you will stop to the Stone forest and take a lunch on incredible sailboat Mr Baba. After set up at the hotel, you will have free time to enjoy the beach or Visit Varna with our guide (10€/pers tickets included)
  • Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
  • Aladzha Monastery
  • Varna Archaeological Museum
  • Roman baths
  • Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena.

Dinner and Night in *** Hotel

7

Ruse

In the morning you will visit the Madara Horseman and the Chumen Fortress.After the lunch you will take a view of Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo. The afternoon will be devoted to visit the city of Ruse on the Danube. Ruse is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, approximately 75 km (47 mi) south of Bucharest, Romania’s capital. Ruse is known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, which attracts many tourists. It is often called the Little Vienna. Over-night stay in Ruse.
8

Kazanlak


8.30 am Start to Veliko Tarnovo.

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

You will stop to visit the Nicopolis ad Istrum and the Cherven Fortress. After lunch, you will take a view of the Church of Staro Stefanovo, the Tsarevets Fortress, the Kaloyanova Fortress, and the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God. Before arrival at your hotel, you will visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (UNESCO site).
Over-night stay in Kazanlak *** hotel

9

Glozhene

On road for Glozhene, you will stop at the Troyan monastery and you will take a lunch in Teteven. Then, you driver will take you up to Glozhene where you will have the afternoon to visit the monastery. The monastery church was erected after the creation of the monastery in the 14th century, but was destroyed by another earthquake in 1913 along with its frescoes. The modern church was constructed in 1951 on the grounds of the old one.

For groups of 10 people or less, you will spend the night at the monastery. The groups most important will spend the night in Teteven.

9

Koprivshtitsa

After breakfast, you will take the direction of Koprivshtitsa and you will have more than 2 hours to make a first visit to this beautiful village.bulgaria-tour-kopriv-012

Koprivshtitsa is one of the most characteristic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town is huddled in the mountain-folds, 111 km east of Sofia. The town boasts a large number of architectural monuments from the period, 383 in all, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographical treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry have also been preserved. It was here that the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman domination was fired in 1876.

12:30 am – Traditional food lunch
2:00 pm – Visit Dimcho Debelyanov House, Todor Kableshkov House Museum, Lyuben Karavelov Museum, Lyutov House Museum, Georgi Benkovski House Museum, Oslekov’s House and let’s go to the shopping.
7.30 pm – Dinner (option with traditional music) and over-night in Koprivshtitsa *** hotel

10

Sofia Airport

After breakfast, depend of flight time, you can take a last walk in Koprivshtitsa. Then, your driver will lead you to the airport.

Cultural Journey 11 days

11 fascinating days to discover the essential of Bulgaria. Its rich culture and traditions, churches, fortresses, gastronomy and wonderful people. You are going to cross the whole country until black sea and its incredible shores.
Departure periods :
From 5 April 2018 to 28 June 2018 - Thu - Fri
From 5 July 2018 to 29 August 2018 - Thu - Fri
From 6 September 2018 to 25 October 2018 - Thu - Fri

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