Arrival and departure transfers with air-conditioned coach,
5 nights on BB basis at a 3* hotel in Sofia,
Guided city tour of Sofia, professional English speaking guide.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
One day trip to Rila Monastery,
One day trip to Plovdiv,
One day tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi,
Visit to Boyana Church and the National History Museum,
Dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances,
Personal expenses and entry taxes for museums.
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi – Sofia – Plovdiv – Sofia
6-day excursion from €260
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Guided sightseeing tour of the city center, including 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, St. Sophia Church, built by emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, housing the National Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Free time in the city center and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Upon request dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. Free time in Sofia for shopping and visiting of museums or, optional one day tour to Rila Monastery. Advanced booking is required. 8:00 am departure behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Visit of Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miraculous icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the Monastery kitchen, the museum, keeping the long and heroic history of the monastery and the wonderful wood-carved cross made for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael, Hrelyu's Tower and many spectacular views of the mountain and the surrounding nature. Tour duration – approx. 8 hours. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. A free day in Sofia for shopping and visiting museums or, optional one day tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Advanced booking is required. 7:00 am - departure behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, is superbly situated on four hills. The houses are at the foot of the hills, perched one above other, crowning the steep streets with their gables. Here are preserved the remains of the old fortress built around the banks of Yantra River. Several mediaeval churches connected with Bulgarian history can be seen as well. The houses in the village of Arbanassi resemble fortresses on the outside and are artistically fashioned and beautifully decorated inside. A former residence of the communist leader Todor Zhivkov is also situated here. The tour ends behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Tour duration - approx. 11 hours.
Breakfast. A free day in Sofia or, optional visit of Boyana Church and the National History Museum (departures at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm). Advanced booking is required. Visit to Boyana Church (in the List of UNESCO), located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the suburb of Boyana. Visit to the National History Museum. The most interesting are the collections of Thracian and Old Bulgarian gold and silver treasures, rich collection of icons, church plates and cloths, numismatics, manuscripts and early printed books, ethnographic exhibits. Tour duration - approx. 3 hours. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. A free day in Sofia or, optional one day tour to Plovdiv. Advanced booking is required. 8:00 am - departure behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral for Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. Sightseeing tour the Old Town, including a visit to the Roman Ancient Theatre, which was build in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman Emperor Trajan 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. Drive back to Sofia. Tour duration - approx. 8 hours. Overnight in Sofia.
Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport and departure.