Arrival and departure airport transfers
5 nights accommodation on BB basis at hotels of corresponding category in Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo
Transportation with an air-conditioned comfortable vehicle
All excursions mentioned in the itinerary except for optional tours
Entry taxes for museums visited on the itinerary
Professional English-speaking guide
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Personal expenses, meals (lunch, dinner) and drinks, entry taxes for museums visited individually
Wine tasting at Villa Yustina
Porterage, tips for the guide and the driver
Visa support (if required) and any other documentation and services required by the authorities for entering Bulgaria
Sofia - Plovdiv - Bachkovo Monastery - Kazanlak - Etara - Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi - Sofia
6-day excursion from €630
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Time at leisure. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. City tour in Sofia – visit to Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral – one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction, St. Sophia Basilica, National Theatre, St. George Rotunda, the Mosque, etc. Free time in the city centre and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Transfer to Plovdiv. On the way – optional visit to Villa Yustina Winery. Accommodation and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv – European capital of culture 2019. Walk in the old town, including the Roman Ancient Theatre, which was built in the 1st century AD and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria, visit to the Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, etc. In the afternoon – trip to the famous Bachkovo monastery, one of the most famous Bulgarian Orthodox holy places and second largest monastery in the country. Sightseeing of the complex with its three churches and magnificent scenery. Return to Plovdiv and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Check out and departure for the beautiful town of Veliko Tarnovo. On the way stop for a visit to the Valley of Roses and the town of Kazanlak, famous for the Thracian tomb included in UNESCO world heritage list. Continue through Shipka pass for a short break at the ethnographic open-air museum of Etara. Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo in the evening. Accommodation and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo with a visit to Tsarevets Medieval Fortress located on a picturesque hill in the town centre, Samovodska Street market, etc. Drive to the nearby village of Arbanassi – an architectural reserve famous for its well preserved 17th and 18th century churches and the typical Revival architecture of the houses. In the afternoon departure for Sofia. Accommodation and optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and departure.