Rila Monastery, Melnik, Rozhen Monastery, Zlatolist-Reverend Stoyna village, Rupite, Arbanassi
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Route: Rila Monastery, Melnik, Rozhen Monastery, Zlatolist-Reverend Stoyna village, Rupite, Arbanassi - Holy Mother of God Monastery
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Rila Monastery, Melnik, Rozhen Monastery, Zlatolist-Reverend Stoyna village, Rupite, Arbanassi - Holy Mother of God Monastery

Dates:

01.05.2021
11.06.2021
04.09.2021
15.10.2021


3 days / 2 nights

Price: 155.00
BGN


One of the greatest cultural and historical treasures of Bulgaria are the Bulgarian monasteries. This trip gives a starting point for penetrating the beautiful world of some of the most popular among them.


PROGRAM





1 day

Dobrich - Varna - Shumen - Targovishte - Veliko Tarnovo - Rila Monastery - Sandanski / Bansko


04:15
departure from Dobrich from the Youth Home,

05:00 departure from Varna from / Antim-1 /,

06:00 departure from Shumen in the 5th km,

06:40 departure from Targovishte from OMV gas station

08:00 departure from Veliko Tarnovo from the bus station "South"

08:40 departure from Sevlievo with regular breaks on the road in the direction of Rila Monastery

Afternoon visit to the Rila Monastery "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin". Located in the heart of the majestic mountain, the Rila Monastery is the brightest example of Bulgarian church art and architecture and is under the protection of UNESCO. The Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary with the exquisitely decorated iconostasis, the monastery museum and the Hrelov Tower are just some of the priceless cultural heritage preserved here. Stay about 1.30 hours to explore the monastery.

Departure for Sandanski / Bansko. Overnight.


Day 2
Rupite - Rozhen Monastery - Melnik - Zlatolist village (Rev. Stoyna)
Breakfast.
Departure for Melnik - a city of museums, a city of history, the smallest town in Bulgaria, where time seems to have stopped in peace and quiet. Picturesque houses with tiled roofs, narrow streets, cozy hotels, pubs with traditional Bulgarian cuisine, wineries, souvenir shops - this is what Melnik offers us today. Among the sights of the city can be distinguished and we will visit - Pashova House (City History Museum), Kordopulova House (private museum with wine cellar), Church "St. Anthony" the ruins of medieval churches and many others - we will enjoy them together.

Departure for Rozhen Monastery - the largest Orthodox monastery in the Pirin region, located at a panoramic height, which reveals amazing views of the sand pyramids, Slavyanka, Pirin Mountain (there is a 20-minute climb to the monastery). Visiting the church, richly painted with frescoes. The large iconostasis with exceptional carvings and gilding is one of the most representative of the preserved from the XVII century iconostasis in the Bulgarian lands. The miraculous icon of the Holy Mother of God "Portaitis". gives health and happiness to all believers. It is a replica and has the power of the famous miraculous icon of the Mother of God, which guarded the gates of Iviron in Mount Athos. The inscription indicates that it was painted "by the hand of Yakomo monk Iversky" in 1790.
Departure for the village of Zlatolist and visit to the church "St. George" and the place of Reverend Stoyna - the monastery of the prophetess. The church "St. Georgi ”, where the Reverend lived, is certainly one of the most luxurious not only in Bulgaria but also in the whole Balkan Peninsula. Built in 1857, it was painted in 1876 by Teofil Minov. It is a huge three-nave single-apse domed pseudo-basilica with a length of 25 m and a width of 11 m, dug deep into the ground. The rich iconostasis is in complete unison with the incredible frescoes, some of which are not very canonical. The monumental images of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, presented in full length on the north wall of the church, make a striking impression.

Departure to visit Rupite. The Rupite area, together with the St. Petka Bulgarian Monument Church, is part of the Hundred National Tourist Sites of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. The Bulgarian prophetess Vanga lived and served her homeland here. Asked why she chose this particular place for her home, she replied: "I have a certain amount of time to stay here. This place is very special. It serves as a battery and from it I draw energy and strength. There used to be a terrible fire burning here, and this ridge above us hides a great secret. "The ridge that Vanga is talking about is actually Kozhuh Mountain, a hill in Rupite. Visit to the church-monument" St. Petka Bulgarian ".

Departure for Sandanski / Bansko to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 3
Arbanassi - Targovishte - Shumen - Varna - Dobrich

Breakfast.
Departure in the direction of Arbanassi - located on a high plateau 4 km from Veliko Tarnovo. It is known that the village existed during the Second Bulgarian State (1185 - 1393). Then the boyars from the capital Tarnovo used it as a summer residence. According to the legend, the kings of Tarnovo minted coins here. Visit to the Virgin Monastery "Holy Mother of God", which is located at the beginning of the village of Arbanassi, 5 km from the town of Veliko Tarnovo in the direction of Gorna Oryahovitsa. It is one of the few spiritual monasteries around the old capital of Bulgaria, which keep heavy memories of the Ottoman invasion. The miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa is kept in the monastery. The icon is also called the Weeping Mother of God. According to legend, after the capture of Tsarevets by the Ottomans (139), the nuns abandoned the monastery and buried the shrine. Years later, a shepherd hears a moan coming underground. They found the icon and returned it to the monastery. The feast of the monastery is on August 15 - the Day of the Mother of God.

Afternoon departure for Targovishte, Shumen, Varna and Dobrich. Arrival late in the evening.



The price includes:

✔️ Transport by licensed bus;

✔️ 2 nights with breakfast in the town of Sandanski / Bansko

✔️ Visit to Rupite and the church "St. Petka Bulgarian ”by the prophetess Vanga;

✔️ Visit to Rozhen Monastery, where the famous miraculous icon "Holy Mother of God Portaitis" is located;

✔️ Sightseeing of Melnik;

✔️ Visit to the Church "St. Georgi ”in the village of Zlatolist, built in 1857, where the prophetess Rev. Stoyna lived;

✔️ Visit to Rila Monastery "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin;

✔️ Visit to the Virgin Monastery "Holy Mother of God" in Arbanassi, which houses the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa.

✔️Guide service

✔️Insurance


The price does not include:

❌Supplement for a single room - BGN 30;

❌Entrance fees of the visited tourist sites:

Rila Monastery:

- Church History Museum: Adults - BGN 8; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

- Hrelova Tower, Ethnographic Museum and Revival Guest Rooms, Monastery Farm:

Adults - BGN 5; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

Melnik:

- Kordopulova house - BGN 3.50 (viewing + tasting of 1 type of wine);

- City History Museum, Melnik - BGN 2 / adult; BGN 1 / students and pensioners; children up to 7 years and people with disabilities - free entrance.

❌The indicated entrance fees are indicative, due to possible changes the prices are finally specified before departure.

❌Personal expenses.



❗All specified hours are indicative, their strict observance cannot be guaranteed. The sequence of activities under the program can be changed by days and hours, in view of the possibilities for their implementation, without harming the participants.

❗Confirmation of the time and place of departure, bus number, name and telephone number of the guide / driver is received the day before departure.

Note: It is recommended that tourists wear low, comfortable, closed shoes with good traction. Sandals, high shoes, etc. are not suitable for transitions of this type.

Program

Rila Monastery, Melnik, Rozhen Monastery, Zlatolist-Reverend Stoyna village, Rupite, Arbanassi - Holy Mother of God Monastery

Dates:

01.05.2021
11.06.2021
04.09.2021
15.10.2021


3 days / 2 nights

Price: 155.00
BGN


One of the greatest cultural and historical treasures of Bulgaria are the Bulgarian monasteries. This trip gives a starting point for penetrating the beautiful world of some of the most popular among them.


PROGRAM





1 day

Dobrich - Varna - Shumen - Targovishte - Veliko Tarnovo - Rila Monastery - Sandanski / Bansko


04:15
departure from Dobrich from the Youth Home,

05:00 departure from Varna from / Antim-1 /,

06:00 departure from Shumen in the 5th km,

06:40 departure from Targovishte from OMV gas station

08:00 departure from Veliko Tarnovo from the bus station "South"

08:40 departure from Sevlievo with regular breaks on the road in the direction of Rila Monastery

Afternoon visit to the Rila Monastery "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin". Located in the heart of the majestic mountain, the Rila Monastery is the brightest example of Bulgarian church art and architecture and is under the protection of UNESCO. The Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary with the exquisitely decorated iconostasis, the monastery museum and the Hrelov Tower are just some of the priceless cultural heritage preserved here. Stay about 1.30 hours to explore the monastery.

Departure for Sandanski / Bansko. Overnight.


Day 2
Rupite - Rozhen Monastery - Melnik - Zlatolist village (Rev. Stoyna)
Breakfast.
Departure for Melnik - a city of museums, a city of history, the smallest town in Bulgaria, where time seems to have stopped in peace and quiet. Picturesque houses with tiled roofs, narrow streets, cozy hotels, pubs with traditional Bulgarian cuisine, wineries, souvenir shops - this is what Melnik offers us today. Among the sights of the city can be distinguished and we will visit - Pashova House (City History Museum), Kordopulova House (private museum with wine cellar), Church "St. Anthony" the ruins of medieval churches and many others - we will enjoy them together.

Departure for Rozhen Monastery - the largest Orthodox monastery in the Pirin region, located at a panoramic height, which reveals amazing views of the sand pyramids, Slavyanka, Pirin Mountain (there is a 20-minute climb to the monastery). Visiting the church, richly painted with frescoes. The large iconostasis with exceptional carvings and gilding is one of the most representative of the preserved from the XVII century iconostasis in the Bulgarian lands. The miraculous icon of the Holy Mother of God "Portaitis". gives health and happiness to all believers. It is a replica and has the power of the famous miraculous icon of the Mother of God, which guarded the gates of Iviron in Mount Athos. The inscription indicates that it was painted "by the hand of Yakomo monk Iversky" in 1790.
Departure for the village of Zlatolist and visit to the church "St. George" and the place of Reverend Stoyna - the monastery of the prophetess. The church "St. Georgi ”, where the Reverend lived, is certainly one of the most luxurious not only in Bulgaria but also in the whole Balkan Peninsula. Built in 1857, it was painted in 1876 by Teofil Minov. It is a huge three-nave single-apse domed pseudo-basilica with a length of 25 m and a width of 11 m, dug deep into the ground. The rich iconostasis is in complete unison with the incredible frescoes, some of which are not very canonical. The monumental images of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, presented in full length on the north wall of the church, make a striking impression.

Departure to visit Rupite. The Rupite area, together with the St. Petka Bulgarian Monument Church, is part of the Hundred National Tourist Sites of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. The Bulgarian prophetess Vanga lived and served her homeland here. Asked why she chose this particular place for her home, she replied: "I have a certain amount of time to stay here. This place is very special. It serves as a battery and from it I draw energy and strength. There used to be a terrible fire burning here, and this ridge above us hides a great secret. "The ridge that Vanga is talking about is actually Kozhuh Mountain, a hill in Rupite. Visit to the church-monument" St. Petka Bulgarian ".

Departure for Sandanski / Bansko to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 3
Arbanassi - Targovishte - Shumen - Varna - Dobrich

Breakfast.
Departure in the direction of Arbanassi - located on a high plateau 4 km from Veliko Tarnovo. It is known that the village existed during the Second Bulgarian State (1185 - 1393). Then the boyars from the capital Tarnovo used it as a summer residence. According to the legend, the kings of Tarnovo minted coins here. Visit to the Virgin Monastery "Holy Mother of God", which is located at the beginning of the village of Arbanassi, 5 km from the town of Veliko Tarnovo in the direction of Gorna Oryahovitsa. It is one of the few spiritual monasteries around the old capital of Bulgaria, which keep heavy memories of the Ottoman invasion. The miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa is kept in the monastery. The icon is also called the Weeping Mother of God. According to legend, after the capture of Tsarevets by the Ottomans (139), the nuns abandoned the monastery and buried the shrine. Years later, a shepherd hears a moan coming underground. They found the icon and returned it to the monastery. The feast of the monastery is on August 15 - the Day of the Mother of God.

Afternoon departure for Targovishte, Shumen, Varna and Dobrich. Arrival late in the evening.



The price includes:

✔️ Transport by licensed bus;

✔️ 2 nights with breakfast in the town of Sandanski / Bansko

✔️ Visit to Rupite and the church "St. Petka Bulgarian ”by the prophetess Vanga;

✔️ Visit to Rozhen Monastery, where the famous miraculous icon "Holy Mother of God Portaitis" is located;

✔️ Sightseeing of Melnik;

✔️ Visit to the Church "St. Georgi ”in the village of Zlatolist, built in 1857, where the prophetess Rev. Stoyna lived;

✔️ Visit to Rila Monastery "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin;

✔️ Visit to the Virgin Monastery "Holy Mother of God" in Arbanassi, which houses the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa.

✔️Guide service

✔️Insurance


The price does not include:

❌Supplement for a single room - BGN 30;

❌Entrance fees of the visited tourist sites:

Rila Monastery:

- Church History Museum: Adults - BGN 8; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

- Hrelova Tower, Ethnographic Museum and Revival Guest Rooms, Monastery Farm:

Adults - BGN 5; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

Melnik:

- Kordopulova house - BGN 3.50 (viewing + tasting of 1 type of wine);

- City History Museum, Melnik - BGN 2 / adult; BGN 1 / students and pensioners; children up to 7 years and people with disabilities - free entrance.

❌The indicated entrance fees are indicative, due to possible changes the prices are finally specified before departure.

❌Personal expenses.



❗All specified hours are indicative, their strict observance cannot be guaranteed. The sequence of activities under the program can be changed by days and hours, in view of the possibilities for their implementation, without harming the participants.

❗Confirmation of the time and place of departure, bus number, name and telephone number of the guide / driver is received the day before departure.

Note: It is recommended that tourists wear low, comfortable, closed shoes with good traction. Sandals, high shoes, etc. are not suitable for transitions of this type.

Offered hotels

Сандански, България
Хотели в района на Сандански

Additional information

The price includes:

✔️ Transport by licensed bus;

✔️ 2 nights with breakfast in the town of Sandanski / Bansko

✔️ Visit to Rupite and the church "St. Petka Bulgarian ”by the prophetess Vanga;

✔️ Visit to Rozhen Monastery, where the famous miraculous icon "Holy Mother of God Portaitis" is located;

✔️ Sightseeing of Melnik;

✔️ Visit to the Church "St. Georgi ”in the village of Zlatolist, built in 1857, where the prophetess Rev. Stoyna lived;

✔️ Visit to Rila Monastery "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin;

✔️ Visit to the Virgin Monastery "Holy Mother of God" in Arbanassi, which houses the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa.

✔️Guide service

✔️Insurance


The price does not include:

❌Supplement for a single room - BGN 30;

❌Entrance fees of the visited tourist sites:

Rila Monastery:

Church History Museum: Adults - BGN 8; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

Hrelova Tower, Ethnographic Museum and Revival Guest Rooms, Monastery Farm:

Adults - BGN 5; Students - BGN 1; Family (two adults and children) - BGN 3 ticket for one adult and BGN 1 ticket for one child;

Melnik:

Kordopulova house - BGN 3.50 (viewing + tasting of 1 type of wine);

City History Museum, Melnik - BGN 2 / adult; BGN 1 / students and pensioners; children up to 7 years and people with disabilities - free entrance.

❌The indicated entrance fees are indicative, due to possible changes the prices are finally specified before departure.

❌Personal expenses.



❗All specified hours are indicative, their strict observance cannot be guaranteed. The sequence of activities under the program can be changed by days and hours, in view of the possibilities for their implementation, without harming the participants.

❗Confirmation of the time and place of departure, bus number, name and telephone number of the guide / driver is received the day before departure.

Note: It is recommended that tourists wear low, comfortable, closed shoes with good traction. Sandals, high shoes, etc. are not suitable for transitions of this type.
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