Arrival and departure transfers,
7 nights accommodation on BB basis at 4* hotels in Sofia (Best Western City hotel, Best Western Trachia, Ramada Sofia), Plovdiv (Ramada Trimontsium Plovdiv, Park hotel Plovdiv, Park hotel Imperial), Veliko Tarnovo (Hotel Yantra, Best Western Premier)
Air-conditioned comfortable motor-coach or minivan,
All excursions and visits mentioned in the itinerary - city tour in Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlak, Plovdiv and Starosel, visit of Rila Monastery, Arbanassi, Etara Open-air Museum, Kazanlak Tomb
Professional English-speaking guide.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Personal expenses, meals (lunch, dinner) and drinks, entry taxes for museums visited individually
Entrance fees for museums
Dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances
Visa support, tips for the guide and driver.
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo – Etar – Kazanlak – Plovdiv – Starosel – Sofia
8-day excursion from €699
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. 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, the Mosque, Central Halls (covered market), St. Sophia Basilica, National Theatre. Free time in the city centre and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. Drive to Rila Monastery - the largest and the most famous Eastern Orthodoxmonastery 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. Drive back to Sofia. Optional dinner attraditional restaurant withfolklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
After breakfast, 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. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
Breakfast. Departure for Plovdiv. On the way visit to theethnographic open-air museum Etar, representing the Bulgarian customs,culture and craftsmanship. Drive tothe town of Kazanlak via Shipka Pass. Visit to Kazanlak ThracianTomb, which dates back to the 4th century BC and is included in theUNESCO World Heritage list. Its murals and paintings areBulgaria’sbest preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period. Visitto the Rose Museum or the Ethnographic complex. Drive to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv - EUROPEAN CAPITAL of CULTURE 2019. Visit to the Old town - Ethnographic Museum, Roman theatre, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, etc. Free time in Kapana art district, main shopping street and city garden. Overnight in Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Departure for Starosel and Hissar. Visit to the Thracian tomb complex in the village of Starosel. In the afternoon, drive to Sofia. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. If time permits - shopping tour in the city centre. Transfer to the airport and departure.