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8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Sofia
Arrival in Sofia, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sofia. (D)

Day 2: Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Sofia. See the gold domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 4th century St. George Rotunda. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, long- distance transfer to Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner and overnight in Veliko Tarnovo. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Tarnovo – Bulgaria’s medieval capital. Visit Tsarevets Holy Hill. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit to the museum village of Arbanassi whose monumental houses and churches are generously ornamented with woodcarvings and wall paintings. One of the most lovable places to visit there is the Church of Nativity (16-17th c. AD), its Iconostasis being one of the oldest creations of the woodcarving art; tour continues with visit to Konstanzaliev’ House. Drive back to Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner and overnight in Veliko Tarnovo. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo - Kazanlak - Plovdiv
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning departure for Plovdiv. En-route visit Etara Open-air museum. Continue the trip via the town of Gabrovo and the spectacular Shipka Pass. Arrival in Kazanlak. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visits to the Rose House, the Historical Museum and the replica of the famous 4th century BC Thracian Tomb, included in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage. Afterwards, drive to Plovdiv through the famous Valley of Roses. Dinner and overnight in Plovdiv. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Plovdiv
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the Old Quarter of Plovdiv Visit the Ethnographic museum, the Church of St.Konstantine and Helena, see the Roman Amphitheater and Jumaya Mosque (outside). Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon excursion to Bachkovo located near Plovdiv. Visit to the 11th century Bachkovo Monastery with original architecture and spectacular 17th c. AD frescoes. Return to Plovdiv. Dinner and overnight in Plovdiv. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Plovdiv - Borovets - Rila Monastery - Sofia
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today we spend our time to visit the 10 th century Rila Monastery, one of Europe’s oldest and included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. On the way to Rila, short stop to see the mountain resort of Borovets. Proceed to Rila Monastery for lunch and visits. Continue to Sofia. Dinner and overnight in Sofia. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Sofia
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This day we spend in the outskirts of Sofia where our place of interest is Boyana Church. Included in UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, the church is famous for its murals from the year 1259. Visit the National Historical Museum. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure. Folklore style dinner in typical Bulgarian restaurant with live music and program. Overnight in Sofia. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast transfer to Sofia Airport (B)

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Arrival/Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
  Jun 17 $1,790 $2,045
  Jul 22 $1,790 $2,045
  Aug 19 $1,790 $2,045
  Sep 16 $1,790 $2,045
 
  Accommodations:
 
  Sofia - Ramada Sofia 4* Or Similar
  Veliko Tarnovo - Bolyarski Hotel 4* Or Similar
  Plovdiv - Ramada Trimontium Hotel 4* Or Similar
   
   
   
   
 
Including:
  • Accommodation for 7 nights at 4 star hotels
  • Meals (6 FB + 1 HB)
  • Buffet style breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner at local restaurants or at hotel according to the program (buffet or 3 course menu incl. bread and mineral water)
  • Dinner at traditional Folk style restaurant;
  • Guide assistance throughout in English;
  • All transfers and transportation by deluxe A/C car/minibus/coach;
  • Entrance fees for the museums and sights, included in the tour: Alexander Nevski Cathedral, St. George Rotunda, Tsarevets Holy Hill, Church of Nativity, Konstanzaliev’s House, Etara Open- air Museum, Historical Museum Kazanlak, Thracian Tomb Kazanlak, Bachkovo Monastery, Rila Monastery, Boyana Church and National Historical Museum;
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