$ 1,875.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,110.00 (single occupancy *)
*single occupancy is not available on all departures
Sofia: Central 4*
Veliko Tarnovo: Park Hotel Asenvzi: 3*
Varna: Cherno More 4*
Kazanlak: Palas 4*
Plovdiv: Leipzig 4*
If necessary the hotels can be changed to similar 4* hotels of same quality and location
Transport by car or minibus or coach
If less than 7 pax the guide could perform the function of driver
English speaking guide
7 nights accommodation in 4 or 3+ star hotels with private facilities
5 dinners (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th days) in hotel including mineral water
2 lunches (3rd and 7th days) in a restaurant including mineral water
Entrance fees per itinerary:
Sofia: churches of St. Sofia, Aleksandr Nevski, Rotonda S. Giorgio, National Historical Museum
Veliko Tarnovo: Mount Tzarevez, street of the craftsmen
Arbanassi: Kostanzaliev house-museum, Church of the Nativity
Shumen: Mosque, petrified Forest
Nessebar: Old Town, churches (from outside)
Kazanlak: Thracian tomb (UNESCO) – replica, Goliama Kosmatka tomb, Shipka Church
Plovdiv: Old Town, Ethnographic Museum
Koprivshitza: 1 house-museum
Monasteries: (UNESCO), Troyan, Bachkovo
Where it is not possible to carry out a visit for unpredictable reason, it will be replaced with another of similar historical-cultural interest. The order of the excursions may undergo variations for technical-practical reasons
Arrival at Sofia airport, transfer to hotel. Visit of Sofia* . Visit of the center of the Bulgarian capital: the Rotunda of St. George (3rd century BC) considered the oldest church in the city, the church of St. Sofia (12th century) and the splendid cathedral named after the great Russian hero Aleksandar Nevski , inaugurated in 1912. Free lunch.
Overnight in Sofia (B)
* The visit of Sofia can be distributed between the 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th day depending on the arrivals and departures of the participants. The day and time will be communicated by the guide who accompanies the group.
Breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure to visit the Troyan Monastery dating back to the 16th century. AD, most famous for the works of the great Bulgarian painter Zahari Zograf. Very important political and cultural center of the Renaissance, it hosted one of the revolutionary committees of the national hero Vasil Levski. Continuation to Veliko Tarnovo , visit of Mount Tzarevez where the evidence of the greatness of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom and the street of the craftsmen are still tangible today.
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Visit of Arbanassi , a small village that housed the bourgeois families of Veliko Tarnovo. Here we visit the Kostanzaliev house museum . This large building was built in the 18th century by a wealthy Turkish merchant from the area. Visit of the Church of the Nativity . Continue to Shumen, visit the Sheriff Halil Pasha Mosque, or also known as the Tombul mosque , built in 1744 in today's southwestern part of the city. The mosque, together with the building complex around it, is the largest temple in Bulgaria and the second largest in the Balkan Peninsula after the Sultan Selim Mosque, located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. It is a cultural monument of national significance. Stop to visit the naturalistic phenomenon Pobitite Kamani which looks like an imposing and fascinating " Petrified Forest ". Arrival in Varna, accommodation in reserved rooms.
Overnight in Varna (B, L, D)
Breakfast and visit of Varna Cathedral . Departure to visit Nessebar, a town placed under the protection of Unesco as the richest place in historical evidence of the entire Black Sea coast. The churches of the Pantocrator, of San Giovanni Battista and of the Redeemer are encountered in rapid succession - they will be visited only externally . Continuation to Kazanlak – the capital of the valley of roses.
Overnight in Kazanlak (B, L, D)
Breakfast and visit of the Thracian Tomb (monument protected by Unesco, only the replica of the monument is allowed to visit ). Visit of the original of the Thracian Goliama Kosmatka Tomb , another exceptional example of funeral architecture and art in the Valley of the Kings. Visit to the Church of Shipka . Departure to visit the Bachkovo Monastery. Built in 1083, this monastery is mainly known for its original architectural form and for the treasures and collections of books it houses. The most interesting aspect of the monastic complex is represented by the series of frescoes that entirely cover the monastery, the church and the ossuary. It is considered the second most important monastery in Bulgaria. Departure for Plovdiv.
Overnight in Plovdiv (B, L, D)
Breakfast and visit of the old part of Plovdiv: visit of the historic center of Plovdiv. A lively and cosmopolitan city, Plovdiv offers the opportunity to visit an entire neighborhood made up of ancient buildings built in the style defined as the "Plovdiv Baroque". Following the cobblestone streets that develop along this hill, it will be possible to admire the many houses that for decades have hosted the most important families of the city. Visit of the Ethnographic Museum . Departure for Koprivshtiza . Visit the historic center of this town which houses some of the most beautiful historic houses in all of Bulgaria. Internal visit of one of the house-museums .
Overnight in Sofia (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Transfer to the outskirts of the capital to visit the National Historical Museum – the most important in Bulgaria. Departure to the Rila Monastery considered the most important monastery in the Balkans. Founded in the 10th century, this monastery has represented for centuries a fundamental cultural point of reference in the country and one of the main centers of Orthodox Christianity. Return to Sofia.
Overnight in Sofia (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.