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Shipka also boasts a seam of tombs, dating back to the 4th century BC. The countryside between Kazanlâk and Shipka has been dubbed 'Valley of the Thracian Kings', thanks to hundreds of grass-topped burial mounds and archaeological sites. Shipka makes an excellent day trip from Kazanlâk, though staying a night or two allows you to tomb-hop and visit the offbeat Buzludzha Monument ruin.


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Best of the Rose Festival and the Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings

ItineraryDay 1: In the footsteps of the Thracian KingsPass By: Sofia History Museum, Sofia, Sofia RegionSofia – Starosel – KazanlakOur first day will be dedicated to Thracian civilization which is the oldest one among all European civilizations with the most impressive examples of the perception regarding the afterlife.The tour starts at 08:00 am when our tripvam representative will pick you up from your hotel.We depart for Starosel village, where we’ll visit the Thracian tomb-temple and Starosel Winery which is strongly related to the wine rituals of immortality from the past. During our tour there we’ll learn about the Thracians’ holy drink and why they used to worship wine.Later on, we’ll visit “Chetinyova mogila” tomb – one of the biggest mounds in Bulgaria. The open facility is not a traditional tomb, but a temple-tomb.In the afternoon we leave for Kazanlak where we’ll visit two unique Thracian tombs – the Kazanlak’s tomb which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and Goliama Kosmatka – the tomb of the Thracian ruler Seuthes III.They will give us a good idea about the life and death of Thracian kings.Free time and overnight in Kazanlak.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Diamond 3* or similar – 1 night with included breakfast.Day 2: The "Rose picking" ritualPass By: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora ProvinceKazanlak – Shipka Memorial Church – Sofia / 300km and 4 hours driving timeEarly breakfast.Our day will start early morning because the tradition demands the rose pickers to get into the fields of roses before sunrise.We go straight to the Rose gardens where we will take part in the “Rose picking” ritual near Kazanlak. We’ll see how the tradition of rose picking was kept throughout the ages among the aromatic mystery of the secretive and romantic flowers.In this day we will explore unique rose distillery where we will see and explore a modern rose distillery where organic rose oil, rose water and lavender oil are being produced. We will have a guided tour at the place and a chance to try the original products made by Bulgarian roses.Afterward, we can visit the Museum of the Rose – with its unique exposition, dedicated to the Kazanlak’s rose oil, from which is produced the well-known Bulgarian rose oil.On the way back to Sofia we will see one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria called the Shipka monastery “The Nativity” or also named as The Russian church. The monastery is located at the outskirts of Shipka city and is designated an architectural monument of the culture.Back to Sofia at around 6:00 pmNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Discover Bulgaria's Highlights from Bucharest

Day 1 – Saturday – Bucharest – Ivanovo Monastery – Arbanassi – Veliko (200 km)    ROMANIA + BULGARIAWe will leave Bucharest in the morning and head to Bulgaria. After crossing the bridge over the Danube River we will enter in Bulgaria and our first visit will be at Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo ( Unesco World Heritage Site ) and noted for its magnificent medieval age frescoes still preserved. Continue with the picturesque Arbanasi village . In the walking tour of the village , we will discover houses that preserves an unique medieval bulgarian architecture and a hidden 16th century Church of Nativity  with beautiful and richly inside painted fresco .Early evening arrival in Veliko Tarnovo , “City of Tsars”  , the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.  Tsarevets Fortress , Monument of the Asenevtsi kings , Samovodska charshia  are the main attractions of the city.Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo in a 4* Hotel. Day 2 – Sunday –  Veliko – Shipka – Kazanluk – Sofia (320 km)         BULGARIA After breakfast departure to Sofia . Crossing the Stara Planina mountains , we will stop to visit Shipka Monument (aka "Monument of The Liberty") . The memorial complex was erected in memory of the fallen bulgarian volunteers and Russian soldiers during the Shipka battles in the summer of 1877. Shipka battle plays a crucial role in the Russo-Turkish War and for the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Continue to drive south to the town of Kazanlak  located in the pretty Valley of roses at the foot of the Balkan mountains. The natural geographical center of Bulgaria is just here where the roads of home and international tourist routes cross each other. Visit the most important touristic attractions : Thracian Tomb ( Unesco World Heritage Site , the only monument, completely preserved from the Early Hellenistic Period , 4-3 century B.C.)  and Rose oil Museum .In the early evening we will arrive in Sofia  . The walking tour of city center will include the gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint (Sveta) Sofia Church , Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sofia Synagogue and the main shopping street  Vitosha .

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Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

ItineraryDay 1: capital Sofia and Boyana churchStop At: Boyana Church, Sofia, Sofia RegionThrough this combined (walking and bus) tour you will discover the present day capital Sofia, as well as its ancient history. By bus we will reach Boyana Church, renowned for its 13th-century frescoes and included in the list of UNESCODuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in SofiaDay 2: Rila monastery, Bansko and SandanskiStop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia RegionOvernight in *** hotel in Sandanski or MelnikIn this day you will see the next UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – Rila monastery, center of learning and church power during the time of Medieval centuries. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Archaeological Museum Sandanski, Sandanski, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThen we continue to Sandanski - one of the places in Bulgaria famous for its numerous mineral water springs. Duration: 1 dayStop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThe day will end in Melnik - the smallest town, natural and architectural reserve renowned for the unique Bulgarian kind of wine “Shiroka melnishka loza”Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sandanski or Melnik Day 3: Melnik, Plovdiv and Bachkovo monasteryStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceThe day starts with walking tour of Melnik. Then we continue to the oldest town in Europe – Plovdiv. It is also a European capital of culture.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceLast for the day is Bachkovo monastery, which is one of the largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in EuropeDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Plovdiv Day 4: Alexandrovo Thracian Tomb, Perperikon and Tatul Stop At: Thracian tomb of AleksandrovoThis day you will see a Thracian burial mound and tomb famous for its well-preserved frescoes. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Perperikon, Kardzhali ProvinceThe archaeological complex Perperikon is one of the most ancient monumental megalithic structures, entirely carved into the rocks, which is as well as a rock of worship. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Thracian Sanctuary at Tatul Village, Momchilgrad, Kardzhali ProvinceFinally we will visit Tatul, the place where is believed, that Orpheus was buried.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel In Momchilgrad or Kardjali Day 5: Armira villa, antique town of Kabile and SozopolStop At: Vila Armira, Ivaylovgrad, Haskovo ProvinceArmira Villa is one of the most interesting monuments from the time of the Roman Empire. Then we continue to the antique town of Kabile with territory of the archaeological reservation more than 600 decares. The day will end with a walking tour in a very romantic town of Sozopol.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sozopol Day 6: Varna and Aladzha monasteryStop At: Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna, Varna ProvinceIn this day you will discover present day town Varna, where we will visit Archaeological museum in Varna, which houses an extraordinary collection, including 6,000-year-old gold. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Aladzha Monastery, Varna, Varna ProvinceThe last place for visit in this day is Aladzha Monastery - one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in St. Konstantin and Elena, Golden sands or Varna Day 7: Veliki Preslav and Sveshtari tombStop At: Madara Rider, Shumen, Shumen ProvinceWe will visit the Horseman of Madara, a huge proto-Bulgarian basrelief carved into a cliff. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Veliki PreslavWe continue to the Preslav, the capital of First Bulgarian Kingdom. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, Sveshtari, Razgrad ProvinceThen we go to the most famous Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, which is built in the early 3rd century BC and is painted and lined with semi-columns of goddesses with upraised arms.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in ShumenDay 8: Veliko Tarnovo and ArbanasiStop At: Tsarevets FortressThe day is dedicated to the the capital of Second Bulgarian Kingdom – Tarnovo and the gorgeous town-museum Arbanasi.Duration: 1 dayStop At: ArbanassiGorgeous town-museum ArbanasiDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Arbanasi or Veliko Tarnovo Day 9: Etar, Buzludzha monument, Shipka, Karanovo and Stara ZagoraStop At: Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, Gabrovo, Gabrovo ProvinceWe will start with the lovely architectural and ethnographic complex Etar. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Buzludzha Monument, Kazanluk, Stara Zagora ProvinceThen we will continue to Buzludzha – the most important monument from communist era and Shipka National park-monument. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Shipka Monument, Shipka, Stara Zagora Province.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Neolithic Dwellings Museum, Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora ProvinceAt Stara Zagora we see a group of Neolithic dwellings, in Karanovo - the Thracian chariot tomb and the Karanovo Tell.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Pavel bania or Kazanlak Day 10: Valley of the Thracian Kings and KoprivshtitsaStop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora ProvinceThis day we will visit the most significant tombs of Valley of the Thracian Kings. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Thracian Temple of Starosel, Hissarya, Plovdiv ProvinceTouring continues with the Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel - the oldest ever found royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum. Duration: 1 dayStop At: Municipality KoprivshtitsaThen continue to the wonderful architectural and historical reserve Koprivshtitsa townDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star SPA hotel in Hisarya or Pavel Bania Day 11: Hisarya - SPA dayStop At: HisaryaRelax day in the Late Roman Spa Town – Diocletianpolis, famous for its numerous healing mineral springsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star SPA hotel In Hisarya Day 12: Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homeStop At: Sofia International AirportArrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homeDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Full Round Trip Itinerary 16 days 15 overnights on FB

ItineraryDay 1: capital Sofia and Boyana churchStop At: Boyana Church, Sofia, Sofia RegionThrough this combined (walking and bus) tour you will discover the present day capital Sofia, as well as its ancient history. By bus we will reach Boyana Church, renowned for its 13th-century frescoes and included in the list of UNESCODuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Sofia Day 2: Rila monastery and Bansko Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia RegionIn this day you will see the next UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – Rila monastery, center of learning and church power during the time of Medieval centuries. Then we continue to Bansko – a magnificent combination between a small town and a modern ski resort. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Bansko Day 3: Pirin mountainStop At: Pirin National Park, Pirin, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThis day is dedicated to Pirin National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich flora and fauna. There will be walking tours, hiking and open air activities.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Banya, Dobrinishte or BanskoDay 4: Sandanski and MelnikStop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceOn this day we are going to visit Melnik - the smallest town, natural and architectural reserve renowned for the unique Bulgarian kind of wine “Shiroka melnishka loza”. The day will end in Sandanski - one of the places in Bulgaria famous for its numerous mineral water springs.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in **** SPA hotel in SandanskiDay 5: Plovdiv - European capital of cultureStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceWe continue to the oldest town in Europe – Plovdiv. Walking tour in the old part of the town and visit the most significant Revival houses, which are turned into museums today.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Plovdiv Day 6: Bachkovo monasteryStop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceIt is time to get some rest. After visiting Bachkovo monastery, which is one of the largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in Europe, the group will have a half-day free time for a walks and shopping in Plovdiv.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in PlovdivDay 7: Alexandrovo Thracian Tomb, Perperikon and Tatul Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Alexandrovo, Haskovo, Haskovo ProvinceThis day we will see a Thracian burial mound and tomb famous for its well-preserved frescoes.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Perperikon, Kardzhali ProvinceThe archaeological complex Perperikon is one of the most ancient monumental megalithic structures, entirely carved into the rocks, which is as well as a rock of worshipDuration: 4 hoursStop At: Thracian Sanctuary at Tatul Village, Momchilgrad, Kardzhali Province Finally we will visit Tatul, the place where Orpheus was buried.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel In Momchilgrad or Kardjali Day 8: Armira villa, antique town of Kabile and SozopolStop At: Vila Armira, Ivaylovgrad, Haskovo ProvinceArmira Villa is one of the most interesting monuments from the time of the Roman Empire.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Sozopol Old Town, Sozopol, Burgas ProvinceThen we continue to the antique town of Kabile with territory of the archaeological reservation more than 600 decares. The day will end with a walking tour in a very romantic town of Sozopol.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Sozopol Day 9: Varna and Aladzha monasteryStop At: Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna, Varna ProvinceIn this day we will discover present day town Varna with its Archaeological museum, which houses an extraordinary collection, including 6,000-year-old gold.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Aladzha Monastery, Varna, Varna ProvinceThe last place for visit in this day is Aladzha Monastery - one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in St. Konstantin and Elena, Golden sands or Varna Day 10: Srebarna Lake and Sveshtari Thracian tomb Stop At: Srebarna Nature Reserve, Srebarna, Silistra ProvinceThe first spot for the day is the Srebarna Nature Reserve, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, Sveshtari, Razgrad ProvinceThen we go to the most famous Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, which is built in the early 3rd century BC and is painted and lined with semi-columns of goddesses with upraised arms.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in RuseDay 11: Ivanovo Rock Monastery and Churches, Madara rock relief, old capital PreslavStop At: Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, Ivanovo, Ruse ProvinceThe tour will start with Basarbovski Rock Monastery “St. Dimitrius Basarbovski” and Ivanovo Rock Churches.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Madara Rider, Shumen, Shumen ProvinceThen we will visit the Horseman of Madara, a huge proto-Bulgarian basrelief carved into a cliffDuration: 1 hourStop At: Fortezza di Veliki Preslav, Veliki Preslav, Shumen ProvinceWe continue to the Preslav, the capital of First Bulgarian KingdomDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in ShumenDay 12: Veliko Tarnovo and ArbanasiStop At: Veliko Tarnovo - TrapezitsaThe day is dedicated to the, the capital of Second Bulgarian Kingdom – Tarnovo and the gorgeous town-museum ArbanasiDuration: 1 dayStop At: Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo ProvinceThe gorgeous town-museum ArbanasiDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Arbanasi or Veliko Tarnovo Day 13: Etar, Buzludzha monument, Shipka, Karanovo and Stara ZagoraStop At: Buzludzha Monument, Kazanluk, Stara Zagora ProvinceWe will start with the lovely architectural and ethnographic complex Etar. Then we will continue to Buzludzha – the most important monument from communist era and Shipka National park-monument. At Stara Zagora we see a group of Neolithic dwellings, in Karanovo - the Thracian chariot tomb and the Karanovo Tell.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in *** hotel in Pavel bania or Kazanlak Day 14: Valley of the Thracian Kings and KoprivshtitsaStop At: The Thracian tomb at Shushmanets, Shipka, Stara Zagora ProvinceThis day we will visit the most significant tombs of Valley of the Thracian Kings. Touring continues with the Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel - the oldest ever found royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum. Then continue to the wonderful architectural and historical reserve Koprivshtitsa townDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in **** SPA hotel in Hisarya or Pavel Bania Day 15: SPA & relax day in Hisarya Stop At: HisaryaRelax day in the Late Roman Spa Town – Diocletianpolis, famous for its numerous healing mineral springsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in ****SPA hotel In Hisarya Day 16: Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homeStop At: Sofia Airport Transfer, Sofia, Sofia Region Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homeDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Bulgaria: el mejor tour en 8 días y con Guía de habla española

ItineraryDay 1: SofíaStop At: Vitosha Boulevard, Sofia, Sofia RegionViaje en avión y llegada a la capital, Sofía. Recogida del grupo en el aeropuerto y traslado al hotel. Después paseo por el centro de Sofía, capital administrativa del país, visitaremos la enorme catedral de Alexander Nevsky, las fuentes de aguas termales de uso público en pleno centro de la ciudad y pasearemos por sus animadas calles. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Pernocta en hotel 3*** de Sofía.Day 2: Plovdiv Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceEn Plovdiv, visita guiada a la ciudad. La historia de la ciudad de Plovdiv data de 6.000 años antes de Cristo, siendo la ciudad habitada más antigua de Europa, más que Atenas y Roma, incluso, y más antigua que Estambul. Allí se podrá conocer su famoso casco antiguo con sus casas del estilo del Renacimiento Búlgaro del siglo XIX, el anfiteatro y ruinas romanas, la Mezquita otomana, etc. Haremos una visita guiada a pie por la mañana, tras la comida tiempo libre para los viajeros para descansar, seguir viendo la ciudad a su aire o hacer compras. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: pernocta en hotel 3*** del centro de la ciudad de PlovdivDay 3: Monasterio de Bachkovo - KazanlakStop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvincePor la mañana tras el desayuno dejamos el hotel y tras un corto traslado de 28 km (35 minutos) llegamos al Monasterio ortodoxo de Bachkovo que es el segundo en tamaño e importancia de Bulgaria ( el primero es el Monasterio de Rila, que también podremos visitar al final del tour).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum of Roses, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora ProvinceDespués traslado hacia el centro del país hasta la ciudad de Kazanlak (138 km, 1 h 50 min) ubicada en el conocido como “Valle de las Rosas” por la amplia extensión del cultivo de rosas en esta zona.En Kazanlak podremos visitar su Museo de la Rosa, dedicado a la historia y producción del aceite de rosa para cosméticos y alimentación (Bulgaria es el primer productor mundial)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Alojamiento en Hotel 3*** a las afueras de KazanlakDay 4: Kazanlak - Shipka - BozhentsiStop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora ProvincePor la mañana podemos conocer la Tumba Tracia de Kazanlak, Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO (se visita la copia escala 1:1 de la original que está cerrada para asegurar su conservación). El guía te explicará quiénes eran los Tracios en este lugar incomparable, un mausoleo en honor a un rey Tracio que data del siglo IV a.C.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Shipka Monument, Shipka, Stara Zagora ProvinceSaliendo de Kazanlak nos adentramos en la cordillera de los Balcanes Centrales, pero haremos una parada para ver la Iglesia de Shipka, conocida como la Iglesia "rusa" de Shipka por su estética similar a las famosas iglesias de Rusia. Se construyó en homenaje a Rusia por la ayuda que prestó a Bulgaria para liberarse de la ocupación otomana a finales del siglo XIX.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bozhentsi, Bozhentsi, Gabrovo ProvinceTras la visita a Shipka continuamos por carreteras entre verdes y boscosas montañas para llegar al pueblo de arquitectura típica búlgara de Bozhentsi ( a 60 km, 1 h 20 min de Kazanlak)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: pernocta en Hotel 3*** estilo rural de Bozhentsi. Day 5: Bozhentsi - Veliko Tarnovo-ArbanassiStop At: Bozhentsi, Bozhentsi, Gabrovo ProvinceTras el desayuno en hotel, en medio de la tranquilidad de este pueblo típico, breve paseo por el pueblo de Bozhentsi que es un pueblo que parece detenido en el tiempo, de la época del siglo XIX, con sus calles empedradas y sus casas con tejados de grandes placas de pizarra. Más de 100 casas están conservadas en su forma original y algunas se pueden visitar como museo.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo Provincetraslado hasta la ciudad de Veliko Tarnovo a 45 km, 50 min. Una vez allí primeramente se visitará la Reserva arquitectónica de Tsarevets, una impresionante fortaleza amurallada del siglo XII de estilo medieval de la época en la que Veliko Tarnovo fue capital de Bulgaria. El conductor les dejará en la entrada principal de la fortaleza para que entren directamente a pie y la visiten a su aire, a la salida les esperará para dar un paseo por el centro de Veliko TarnovoDuration: 3 hoursPass By: Konstantsalieva House, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo ProvinceTraslado hacia la vecina población de Arbanassi. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Alojamiento y pernocta en Hotel 3*** de Arbanasi.Day 6: Arbanassi - Monasterio de Troyan - ChiflikStop At: Konstantsalieva House, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo ProvincePor la mañana paseo por Arbanassi para conocer sus antiguas casas, que eran propiedad de los ricos comerciantes en el siglo XVII y ahora algunas se pueden visitar como casas-museo.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Troyan Monastery, Troyan, Lovech ProvinceTraslado hasta el centro de la Cordillera de los Balcanes Centrales para visitar el Monasterio de Troyan (104 km, 1 h 26 min), el tercero en tamaño del país y en nuestra opinión el más bonito por su antigua construcción bien conservada.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chiflika Family HotelCorto traslado hasta el pueblo de Chiflik (14 km, 20 min) donde podrán alojarse en un hotel con piscina al aire libre de agua de manantial caliente (no clorada), donde podrán bañarse a cualquier hora y en cualquier época del año gracias a que la piscina se llena con agua termal natural.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: pernocta en hotel 3*** de Chiflik.Day 7: Koprivshtitsa Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsatraslado hasta la ciudad de Koprivshtitsa (90 km, 1h 50 min) atravesando el puerto de montaña de Norte a Sur. Es una población con magníficos ejemplos de casas del Renacimiento búlgaro de los siglos XVIII y XIX pertenecientes a las familias más adineradas de la época. Se la llama ciudad-museo porque se han declarado nada menos que 383 monumentos y edificios como patrimonio artístico de Bulgaria. Haremos un paseo guiado para ver las casas-museo más destacadas.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: pernocta en Hotel 3*** de SofiaDay 8: Monasterio de Rila - SofiaStop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia Regionel Monasterio de Rila que es el más famoso exponente de los monasterios ortodoxos de Bulgaria. Este monasterio se ubica aislado dentro del Parque Nacional de Rila a 2 horas de Sofía, por lo que requiere un día completo para visitarlo, pero merece la pena porque es el monasterio más respetado y famoso de Bulgaria, se encuentra en un precioso valle rodeado de colinas boscosas y es Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Sofia Airport Transfer, Sofia, Sofia RegionDependiendo del horario de salida de los vuelos que elijan haremos el traslado final hasta el aeropuerto de SofíaMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$286.57 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Super tour - The Essential Bulgaria - Plovdiv, Kazanlak, Veliko Tarnovo

Day 1:On the very first day we begin with a strong dose of history in Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv - discover the medieval monastery, Revival period (18th-19th century) houses (old quarter of Plovdiv) and Roman remains in the second largest city in Bulgaria. We will enjoy a city walk in the modern part, its nice restaurants, cafes, bars and parks. We will stay in a wonderful Renaissance style hotel right in the old town of Plovdiv.Day 2: • From Plovdiv we head up north to the Rose Valley of Kazanlak. In this rich historical area we will visit Kazanlak Thracian tomb (UNESCO), Goliama Kosmatka Seuthus 3rd Thracian Temple,  and Shipka Memorial Church. We will then cross the Balkan range via Shipka pass, a historical place during the Russian-Turkish Liberation war (1877-1878). • If we have time we can stop at Dryanovo Monastery for a quick walk around. Etara (museum town with an accent to local crafts from the 19th century) visit is a possible option if your group is energetic or if you decide to skip one of the Thracian tombs. • We will stay overnight in a beautiful authentic hotel in Veliko Tarnovo and if we get lucky, we will enjoy a unique Sound and Light show over the medieval fortress. Day 3: • After a delightful breakfast in our cozy family hotel in Veliko Tarnovo it is time to begin our climb to the fortress of Tsarevets, Bulgarian medieval Empire capital. There you will learn all the history of Bulgarian people - its glory and defeats. In the early afternoon we will visit the amazing church in Arbanassi (Nativity of Christ) with its absolutely fascinating frescoes from 1632 and one of the oldest iconastasis. • Then we will begin our 3-hour journey back to Sofia. • An optional stop in Saeva dupka Cave is possible (entrance fee to be paid extra) if your time allows.