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Bulgarian Highlights Tour

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON:
$ 1,550.00 (double occupancy 3*)
$ 1,800.00 (single occupancy 3*)
$ 1,795.00 (double occupancy 4*)
$ 2,150.00 (single occupancy 4*)
$ 2,050.00 (double occupancy 5*)
$ 2,400.00 (single occupancy 5*)

min. 2 people required for these rates

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

centrally located 3, 4 or 5* depending on rate category

Included:

The above price includes:
 Accommodation 7 nights as per the above program at hotels;
 Full board meals /breakfast, lunch, dinner/ throughout the program, dinner on the day of arrival is subject to flight schedule;
 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.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : SOFIA

Arrival in Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.

Day 2  : SOFIA – RILA MONASTERY - SOFIA

Departure to the Rila Monastery/10th 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, jewelery, masterpieces of woodcarving, ethnographic exhibition of fabrics and carpets. Back to Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 3  : SOFIA – PLOVDIV

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 the ancient city Serdica. Continue to Plovdiv – the second largest Bulgarian city. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 4  : PLOVDIV - BACHKOVO MONASTERY – KAZANLAK

Plovdiv is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and in the world. Sightseeing of the Old town of Plovdiv with National Revival architecture and excavations from Roman times. Visit of the ancient Roman theatre with impressive marble statues, decorative columns and arcades. Excursion to the Bachkovo Monastery /11th century/ - one of the richest galleries of traditional Bulgarian religious art with exquisite murals and medieval icons. Departure for Kazanlak, the capital of the famous Valley of Roses. Overnight in Kazanlak.

Day 5  : KAZANLAK – TRYAVNA - VELIKO TARNOVO

Visit the Kazanlak Historical Museum to see the Thracian golden treasures. Continue with one of the UNESCO’s sites – the Thracian Tomb dating back from the 4th century B.C. Visit the replica of the Thracian Tomb. Departure to the town of Tryavna. Walking tour of Tryavna, where vaulted stone bridges, houses, churches and the square with a clock tower preserve the spirit and talent of the artists from Tryavna School of Art from the 17th century. Visit the Woodcarving Museum. Continue to Veliko Tarnovo. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 6  : VELIKO TURNOVO - ARBANASSI

Sightseeing tour of Veliko Turnovo, including a walk on Samovodska Charshiya – traditional arts and crafts street and visit to Tsarevets hill - an impressive sight with medieval fortifications and dramatic architecture. Departure to the museum town of Arbanassi boasting a genuine gallery of religious art in its Church of Nativity. Visit Konstantsalieva house – fine example of 17th century house of a wealthy merchant. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 7  : VELIKO TURNOVO - TROYAN MONASTERY - SOFIA

Departure to Sofia. On the way stop and visit the Troyan monastery, dating from 16th century and third largest in Bulgaria. Arrival in Sofia in the afternoon. Time at leisure. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.

Day 8  :

Transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of our services.