Welcome to Troyan


Modern Troyan has a grand communist-era square, and wood-beamed houses leaning over the Beli Osâm River. Though major attractions are few, it's an agreeable place in which to pause on the way to Troyan Monastery (which actually stands south of Oreshak village, 5km east of Troyan), or as a way station between prettier Karlovo and Lovech.


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$109.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Birdwatching and cultural heritage tour from Varna

This one day guided tour will take you to the west of Varna, to explore a region with exceptional natural beauty, which is at the same time very rich in archaeological and historical monuments, testifying to the cultural heritage of these lands throughout the ages. We will pick you up from your accommodation/hotel in Varna at 8 AM. In about an hour drive we will reach our first destination, the Madara Archaeological Reserve, featuring a rock relief sculpture from the dawn of the Bulgarian state back in the 8th century. Because of its uniqueness the Madara Horseman relief is included in the list of the UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.Having spent about an hour at Madara, we will continue our trip to the town of Shumen. There we’ll visit the Shumen fortress located on a high plateau 2 km from the town and dated as far back as the Troyan war (about 13 c BC). Shumen Fortress (the Old Town) is the most significant historical and archaeological site on the territory of the nature park. It is a sophisticated complex of residential, religious, and fortification buildings. Today Shumen Fortress is a well-researched, preserved, and partially restored historical and archaeological reserve.The plateau itself was declared a nature park in 1980 with the aim of preserving its valuable flora and fauna species, its tableland landscape and its tourist spots and places for rest. Shumen Plateau Park abounds in unique natural formations such as attractive surface and underground karst caves. There are also caverns, sinkholes, picturesque valley formations shaped as small canyons and inaccessible rock rims, etc.We’ll have, of course, a walk in the old part of the town, where we’ll have our lunch. On our back way to Varna, we will visit the Ovech fortress – another picturesque site with a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia. Depending on the preferences of the group, we may visit also The Saltworks of Provadia – an ancient town believed by archaeologists to be the oldest town in Europe. It has been the site of a salt production facility approximately six millennia ago.

$109.43 Cultural & Theme Tours

Birdwatching and cultural heritage tour from Varna

This one day guided tour will take you to the west of Varna, to explore a region with exceptional natural beauty, which is at the same time very rich in archaeological and historical monuments, testifying to the cultural heritage of these lands throughout the ages. We will pick you up from your accommodation/hotel in Varna at 8 AM. In about an hour drive we will reach our first destination, the Madara Archaeological Reserve, featuring a rock relief sculpture from the dawn of the Bulgarian state back in the 8th century. Because of its uniqueness the Madara Horseman relief is included in the list of the UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.Having spent about an hour at Madara, we will continue our trip to the town of Shumen. There we’ll visit the Shumen fortress located on a high plateau 2 km from the town and dated as far back as the Troyan war (about 13 c BC). Shumen Fortress (the Old Town) is the most significant historical and archaeological site on the territory of the nature park. It is a sophisticated complex of residential, religious, and fortification buildings. Today Shumen Fortress is a well-researched, preserved, and partially restored historical and archaeological reserve.The plateau itself was declared a nature park in 1980 with the aim of preserving its valuable flora and fauna species, its tableland landscape and its tourist spots and places for rest. Shumen Plateau Park abounds in unique natural formations such as attractive surface and underground karst caves. There are also ponors, sinkholes, picturesque valley formations shaped as small canyons and inaccessible rock rims, etc.We’ll have, of course, a walk in the old part of the town, where we’ll have our lunch. On our back way to Varna, we will visit the Ovech fortress – another picturesque site with a stone stronghold located east of the town of Provadia. Depending on the preferences of the group, we may visit also The Saltworks of Provadia – an ancient town believed by archaeologists to be the oldest town in Europe. It has been the site of a salt production facility approximately six millennia ago.

$1059.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$171.64 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Troy Tour: Troyan horse, Helen of Troy, Cultural strata of Troy

The land lies between the Dardanelles, sea of Marmara and Edremit bay. It was called Troas or Troad in ancient times. The present location is known as Hisarlik. It was the place of the Troyan war described in the Greek cycle Iliad. The myth says Troyan war was caused because Troyan prince Paris stole Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.The Wooden Horse-At the entrance of the ruins was built 1975. The myth says that horse was used as a war trick. The Troyans took it inside as a gift from Spartans, without knowing soldiers were in it.Cultural Strata:Troy I(3000-2500 B.C.)Troy II(2500-2300 B.C.)Troy III,IV,V(2300-1700 B.C)Troy VI(1700-1250 B.C.)Troy VIIa(1250-1180 B.C.)Troy VIIb(1180-1000 B.C.)Troy VIII(1000-85 B.C.)Troy IX(85 B.C.-400 or 600 A.D.)

$316.78 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Night 2 Days Troy & Gallipoli Tour: Troyan horse, Helen of Troy, Cultural Strata Of Troy, Helles and Anzac Sectors

• Day 1 TroyDeparture from Istanbul early in the morning. Breakfast on the way. Lunch in Eceabat. Visiting ancient city of Troy, cultural strata of Troy. After tour departure for Eceabat. Overnight in Eceabat.The lands lies between the Dardanelles, sea of Marmara,Edremit Bay. It was called Troas or Troad in ancient times. The present location is known as Hisarlık. It was place of the Troyan war described in the Greek cycle Iliad. The myth says Troyan war was caused because Troyan prince Paris stole Helen, wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta.The Wooden Horse-At the entrance of the ruins was built in 1975. The myth says that horse was used as a war trick. The Troyans took it inside as a gift from Spartans, without knowing soldiers were in it.Cultural Strata:Troy I(3000-2500 B.C.)Troy II(2500-2300 B.C)Troy III,IV,V(2300-1700 B.C.)Troy VI(1700-1250 B.C.)Troy VIIa(1250-1180 B.C.)Troy VIIb(1180-1000 B.C.)Troy VIII(1000-85 B.C.)Troy IX(85 B.C.-400 or 600A.D.) • Day 2 GallipoliBreakfast. Drive to Canakkale. Visit Gallipoli South (Helles) Sector. Lunch. Gallipoli North (Anzac) Sector. Back to Istanbul.The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the Europian part of Turkey, with the Aegean sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. Canakkale war was a campaign of World War I in the Ottoman Empire between 25.april 1915. to january 1916. Russia’s allies Britain and France launched a naval attack, with the aim of capturing Constantinople (Istanbul). The campaign was one of the greatest Ottoman victories during war. The war formed the basis for the Turkish war of indepedence and the declaration of the Republic of Turkey 8 years later under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who was commander at Gallipoli.A tale of heroism Corporal Seyit-Corporal Seyit interred in the Rumeli Mecidiye Cemetery, virtually changed the course of the war single-handedly. He lifted the 275 kg shell,placed it in the gun and fired.