DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR
8 Days - 7 Nights
||Included in the price*
||Overnight per person
||Overnight per person
* Program features:
Accommodation in Hotels 4* based on FB - 7;
Transfers and transportation by deluxe motor coach;
Guide assistance throughout;
Entrance fees for the museums and sights are included in the tour.
* Optional :
Visit to Bachkovo Monastery - EUR 18. ;
Dinner at folk style Restaurant, featuring folklore floor show - EUR 35. ;
Day 1, Sofia
Arrival in Sofia,transfer to your hotel. Overnight ( Dinner).
Day 2, Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo - 240 km
Morning sightseeing tour of Sofia.See the gold domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral,the Crypt - a precious museum of Orthodox Art, 4-th century St. George Rotonda, St. Petka of the Saddlers Church. Proceed on to Veliko Tarnovo. King's Hill 'Sound & Light Show'. Overnight.( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Day 3, Veliko Tarnovo
Sightseeing of Veliko Tarnovo - Bulgarias`s mediaeval capital. See Tsarevets ( King's ) Hill, Church of St. Peter and Pavel. Then visit the museum village of Arbanassi with the Holy Nativity Church (16-17 c.) and Konstanzaliev`s House. Overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
Day 4, Veliko Tarnovo - Kazanlak - Plovdiv - 200 km.
Morning departue for Plovdiv. On the way see Gabrovo, Etara open-air etnographic museum, , the spectacular Shipka Pass ( elevation 3, 770 ft. ), the Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ). Lunch in Kazanlak and then drive through the famous Valley of Roses. Overnight in Plovdiv ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
Day 5, Plovdiv
Morning sightseeing tour of Plovdiv. See the Old Town, the Ethnographic museum, the Church of St.Constantine and St. Helene, the Roman Amphitheater, Lamartine`s House and Dzhumaya Mosque. Lunch in a picturesque restaurant in the Old Town. Optional : visit the 11-th century Bachkovo Monastery. Overnight.( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 6,Plovdiv-Borovets-Rila Monastery-Sofia - 280 km.
Morning leave for the 10-th century Rila Monastery,one of Europe`s oldest and included in UNESCO`S World Heritage List, located in a secluded valley amidst the Rila Mountain at elevation of 3, 600 ft. En route see the Rila mountain resort of Borovets ( Pine Forest ), elevation of 4, 430 ft. and at the foot of Mt. Musala - South Eastern Europe's highest peak ( elevation of 9, 600 ft. ). Lunch at the monastery, including the local specialty - fresh trout straight from the creek. After the monastery`s tour continue to Sofia. Overnight.( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
Morning visit the National Museum of History and the Boyana Church ( UNESCO World Heritage Site ). Lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Optional : Dinner at folk style Restaurant, featuring folklore floor show. Overnight.( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
After breakfast transfer to Sofia Airport for the onward flight.