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8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   Available every day
This tour is bookable by single traveller - group not necessary

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Double Room:  from Euro 932.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1180.00

8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Bulgaria!
 
 

8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Sofia
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 2 - Sofia City Tour
(Breakfast included)
Visit to the National History Museum and the mediaeval Boyana Church, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, the Presidency, etc. Free time in the city centre and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 3 - Rila Monastery
(Breakfast included)
Drive to Rila Monastery - the largest and the most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria, built in the 10th century. Visit to the monastery Church Nativity of the Virgin. One of its greatest treasures is the wooden iconostasis, some 14th and 15th century icons, wall paintings, made by the famous artist Zahari Zograph. Walk around the monastery - Hrelyo’s Tower, the old kitchen, the history museum. Drive back to Sofia. Upon request - evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 4 - Veliko Tamovo
(Breakfast included)
Drive to Veliko Tarnovo. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo - visit to the historical Tsarevets Hill, which served as a primary fortress of the capital town during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Drive to the village of Arbanassi, famous for its well preserved 17th and 18th century churches and the typical Revival architecture of its houses. Drive back to Veliko Tarnovo. In the evening (upon request) - audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights”. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 5 - Plondiv
(Breakfast included)
Departure for Plovdiv. On the way visit to the ethnographic open-air museum Etar, representing the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. The park features typical Bulgarian Revival houses and tourists are able to see how locals use original old instruments in crafts such as wood carving, pottery, coppersmith, needlework, etc. Walk around the museum complex. Drive to the town of Kazanlak via Shipka Pass. Visit to Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, which dates back to the 4th century BC and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its murals and paintings are Bulgaria’s best preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period. Visit to the Rose Museum or the Ethnographic complex. Drive to Plovdiv. Accommodation. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 6 - Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv
(Breakfast included)
Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, including visit to the Old town - Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, etc. Visit to the Roman Theatre, which was build in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria. Drive to the village of Bachkovo. Visit to Bachkovo Monastery, which dates back to the 11th century and is one of the most important and well preserved Bulgarian monasteries. The monastery is known and appreciated for the unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture, united by the common faith. Drive back to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 7 - Koprivshtitsa
(Breakfast included)
Drive to Koprivshtitsa. Guided tour of the town. Koprivshtitsa is a world famous folk festival centre, representing the typical atmosphere and architectural style of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town was one of the centers of the April Uprising in 1876 and it was here that the first shot against the Ottoman occupation was fired. Visit to some of the most beautiful museum-houses in Koprivshtitsa: Oslekov’s House, which is nowadays an ethnographic museum; Dormition of the Virgin Church, built in 1817, Kableshkov’s House, etc. Free time for a walk through the cozy cobbled streets of Koprivshtitsa and shopping. In the afternoon, drive to Sofia. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.

Day 8 - Shopping Tour / Transfer
If time permits - shopping tour in the city centre. Transfer to the airport and departure.



8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation on BB basis at 4* hotels in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv
  • Air-conditioned motor-coach or minivan
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English guide
  • Special lectures on coach during long rides

8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Bulgaria entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • The audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights” is a subject of a request and extra payment
  • Evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances

8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR OPTIONAL TOURS:
  • Evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances - Euro:65,00
  • The audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights” is a subject of a particular request; please discuss it with us

DISCOUNTS:
Children 2 to 12 years old in the room of their parents - Euro:50.00

SPECIAL RESERVATION CONDITIONS:
The hotel reservations are guaranteed as a rule, when they are made more than 21 days prior to arrival.
For requests made less than 21 days prior to arrival, additional confirmation of hotel reservations is needed.
Optional tours or services require advanced booking.
Additional confirmation of hotel reservations is needed at National Holidays/Events and Official Orthodox Holidays, such as Christmas, New Year, Easter, Rose Festival /1st week of June/, 6th May, 6th September, 22nd September, etc.

8 DAYS DISCOVER BULGARIA TOUR
WINTER TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
Winter Season: from 11.11. - 14.03.
Room Type Triple Room Shared Double Single Room
Regular Tour €  932.00 €  932.00 €  1180.00

HOTELS LIST
HOTEL LIST - SOFIA:
4 Star Best Western City Hotel
4 Star Best Western Trachia Hotel
HOTEL LIST - PLOVDIV:
4 Star Ramada Trimontsium Hotel
4 Star Park Hotel Imperial
HOTEL LIST - VELIKO TARNOVO:
4 Star Hotel Yatra
4 Star Best Western Premierl
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