The most essential Bulgarian highlights

Cultural & Theme Tours, St. Kyriaki Cathedral ChurchTraveler pickup is offered to Returns to original departure point

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During the tour you will see the most essencial historical and archaeological places, some UNESCO sites, present day capital Sofia, some traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!
ItineraryDay 1: Sofia and Boyana churchPass By: 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 UNESCOMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in downtownDay 2: Rila monastery and Melnik cityStop 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. Duration: 1 dayStop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad ProvinceThen we continue to 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 MelnikDay 3: Bachkovo monastery and PlovdivStop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv ProvinceThe oldest town in Europe – magnificent Plovdiv, situated on seven hills, which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv ProvinceThe largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in Europe – Bachkovo monastery.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Plovdiv townDay 4: Valley of the Thracian Kings and KazanlakStop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora ProvinceThe 4-th day is dedicated to the most significant tombs of Valley of the Thracian Kings and Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, included in the list of UNESCO. Then we go to the ancient town Apolonia (present day Sozopol), the most charming place on the Black sea coast.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in the Black sea ancient town SozopolDay 5: Sozopol and areaStop At: Sozopol Old Town, Sozopol, Burgas ProvinceRelax on the beach, sightseeing, leisure time.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in SozopolDay 6: Depart to Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homePass By: Hotel DowntownDepart to Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights homeMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - The Melnik Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Entry/Admission - Sozopol Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Hotel Downtown

What’s not included

  • Flight tickets, drinks, tips and personal expences

Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia and Boyana church Pass By: Boyana Church, Sofia, Sofia Region Through 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 UNESCO Meals included: • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in downtown
Day 2: Rila monastery and Melnik city Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila, Sofia Region In 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 day Stop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Melnik, Blagoevgrad Province Then we continue to Melnik - the smallest town, natural and architectural reserve renowned for the unique Bulgarian kind of wine “Shiroka melnishka loza” Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sandanski or Melnik
Day 3: Bachkovo monastery and Plovdiv Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Province The oldest town in Europe – magnificent Plovdiv, situated on seven hills, which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Duration: 1 day Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, Bachkovo, Plovdiv Province The largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in Europe – Bachkovo monastery. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Plovdiv town
Day 4: Valley of the Thracian Kings and Kazanlak Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, Kazanlak, Stara Zagora Province The 4-th day is dedicated to the most significant tombs of Valley of the Thracian Kings and Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, included in the list of UNESCO. Then we go to the ancient town Apolonia (present day Sozopol), the most charming place on the Black sea coast. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in the Black sea ancient town Sozopol
Day 5: Sozopol and area Stop At: Sozopol Old Town, Sozopol, Burgas Province Relax on the beach, sightseeing, leisure time. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sozopol
Day 6: Depart to Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights home Pass By: Hotel Downtown Depart to Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights home Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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