Grand Bulgarian Tour
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Route: Sofia-Rilamonastery-Melnik-Rozhen-Plovdiv-Asenovgrad-Bachkovo-Brestovitsa-StaraZagora-Kazanlak-hipka-VelikoTarnovo-Arbanasi-Shumen-Osmar-Albena-Sofia
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Transport: Bus
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Grand Bulgarian Tour

Price : 766 euro



Slowly and calmly indulge into the beauty of the high woody mountains, lovely blue rivers, green plains and golden beaches. Experience the antique, medieval and contemporary culture converted into Thracian tombs. Orthodox monasteries and houses from the National Revival period, folklore, traditions and customs. Taste dishes from the Bulgarian traditional cuisine. Recharge yourselves with positive emotions in a different world!


Program


Day 1

Sofia Airport –Sofia. Arrival at Sofia Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sofia.

Day 2

Sofia-Rila monastery-Melnik
•Panoramic sightseeing tour of Sofia. Visit: Alexander NevskiCathedral; St. Sofia church; St. George Rotonda; St. Nikolai known also as the Russian Church. Lunch. Visit the National Historical museum and Boyanachurch. Departure to Rilamonastery. Visit to this most remarkable monument of the Bulgarian architecture and culture. Departure to Melnik. Dinner. Overnight in Melnik.

Day 3

Melnik-Rozhen-Plovdiv
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Melnik, a picturesque town at the foot of PirinMountain. Melnikis famous for its wine cellars. A visit of Kordopulov’sHouse, a monument of the Bulgarian Revivalarchitectural style, built in 1754. On the ground floor there are wine cellars, where the famous wine of Melnikis kept and wine tasting is organized for the tourists. Visit of RozhenMonastery–the biggest cloister in the Pirinarea, founded in the 13th century. Departure to Plovdiv. Dinner. Overnight in Plovdiv.


Day 4

Plovdiv-Asenovgrad-Bachkovo-Brestovitsa
Breakfast. Sightseeing: the architectural reserve “The Old Plovdiv”, the “Sts. Constantine and Helena” church, the Roman amphitheatreand the ethnographic museum. Lunch. Departure to AsenovaFortress and Bachkovomonastery-(est. the year1083), a notable religious and tourist site. Enjoy the unique frescoes of the dining room and the facade of St. Nicholas Church, while your guideexplains aboutthe history, architecture and nowadays life in the monastery. Departure to Brestovitsavillage. Dinner and wine tasting in “Todoroff”winecellar.Departure to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 5

Plovdiv-StaraZagora-Kazanlak
Breakfast. Departure to StaraZagora-Founded around 106 AD by the Emperor Marcus UlpiusTraianus(98-117 AD) and named in his honourAugusta Traiana, it was the second largest city in the Roman province of Thraceduring 2nd and 3rd century AD, after Philipopolis(present-day Plovdiv). It occupied an area of 38 hectares and was fortified by strong fortress walls. Visit the Antique Forum and Regional History Museum. Departure to Kazanlak-the largest town in the valley of the roses, visit to the ethnographic complex, which holds exhibitions representatingthe Bulgarianlifestyle and customs from the Revival period (19th to 20th century). Another interesting place is the old rose distillery and the method through which Bulgarians have derived rose oil for many years. Guests are treated with a rose petal liqueur. A visit to the Thracian tombs. Dinner. Overnight in Kazanlak.

Day 6

Kazanlak-Shipka-VelikoTarnovo
Breakfast. Trip to the "RozhdestvoChristovo" temple in the town of Shipka. Trip to the peak "Shipka" monument. Departure to VelikoTarnovo. Lunch. VelikoTyrnovois a trap, which will teleport you back in time, to make you a spectator of the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom (12-14 century). Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets–the capital of Bulgaria from 12th till 14th century. Dinner. Overnight in VelikoTarnovo.

Day 7

Veliko Tarnovo- Arbanasi-Shumen-Osmar-Albena Breakfast. Visit to the historical village of Arbanasi - Konstantsaliev’s House (one of the largest and most lavishly decorated houses of the Bulgarian National Revival) and the Church of the Nativity of Christ, the oldest church in Arbanasi, unique with its frescoes. Lunch. Departure to Shumen. Visit to the functioning Tombul mosque, the monument “1300 years Bulgaria”. Wine tasting in Osmar village-the village of wormwood wine and herbal wines. Osmar is one of the four most energetic spots in Bulgaria. Wine-tasting. Departure to Albena. Accommodation in hotel Flamingo Grand 5*. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 8 – day 10. Albena
Day 11 Albena – Sofia
Departure to Sofia.


The price includes:
-Transport with luxurious bus with A/C, DVD
-Professional guide service during the whole trip
-All entrance fees
-The wine tastings in the mentioned program
-6 nights in the mentioned cities of the program with breakfast, lunch, dinner and traditional folklore program by request
-4 nights on HB/ buffet breakfast and buffet dinner/ in hotel Flamingo Grand 5 *
-Transfer Albenato Sofia airport

Notice:
The price is valid for a group of minimum 30 people. The accommodation is in double rooms.

Program

Grand Bulgarian Tour

Price : 766 euro



Slowly and calmly indulge into the beauty of the high woody mountains, lovely blue rivers, green plains and golden beaches. Experience the antique, medieval and contemporary culture converted into Thracian tombs. Orthodox monasteries and houses from the National Revival period, folklore, traditions and customs. Taste dishes from the Bulgarian traditional cuisine. Recharge yourselves with positive emotions in a different world!


Program


Day 1

Sofia Airport –Sofia. Arrival at Sofia Airport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Sofia.

Day 2

Sofia-Rila monastery-Melnik
•Panoramic sightseeing tour of Sofia. Visit: Alexander NevskiCathedral; St. Sofia church; St. George Rotonda; St. Nikolai known also as the Russian Church. Lunch. Visit the National Historical museum and Boyanachurch. Departure to Rilamonastery. Visit to this most remarkable monument of the Bulgarian architecture and culture. Departure to Melnik. Dinner. Overnight in Melnik.

Day 3

Melnik-Rozhen-Plovdiv
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Melnik, a picturesque town at the foot of PirinMountain. Melnikis famous for its wine cellars. A visit of Kordopulov’sHouse, a monument of the Bulgarian Revivalarchitectural style, built in 1754. On the ground floor there are wine cellars, where the famous wine of Melnikis kept and wine tasting is organized for the tourists. Visit of RozhenMonastery–the biggest cloister in the Pirinarea, founded in the 13th century. Departure to Plovdiv. Dinner. Overnight in Plovdiv.


Day 4

Plovdiv-Asenovgrad-Bachkovo-Brestovitsa
Breakfast. Sightseeing: the architectural reserve “The Old Plovdiv”, the “Sts. Constantine and Helena” church, the Roman amphitheatreand the ethnographic museum. Lunch. Departure to AsenovaFortress and Bachkovomonastery-(est. the year1083), a notable religious and tourist site. Enjoy the unique frescoes of the dining room and the facade of St. Nicholas Church, while your guideexplains aboutthe history, architecture and nowadays life in the monastery. Departure to Brestovitsavillage. Dinner and wine tasting in “Todoroff”winecellar.Departure to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 5

Plovdiv-StaraZagora-Kazanlak
Breakfast. Departure to StaraZagora-Founded around 106 AD by the Emperor Marcus UlpiusTraianus(98-117 AD) and named in his honourAugusta Traiana, it was the second largest city in the Roman province of Thraceduring 2nd and 3rd century AD, after Philipopolis(present-day Plovdiv). It occupied an area of 38 hectares and was fortified by strong fortress walls. Visit the Antique Forum and Regional History Museum. Departure to Kazanlak-the largest town in the valley of the roses, visit to the ethnographic complex, which holds exhibitions representatingthe Bulgarianlifestyle and customs from the Revival period (19th to 20th century). Another interesting place is the old rose distillery and the method through which Bulgarians have derived rose oil for many years. Guests are treated with a rose petal liqueur. A visit to the Thracian tombs. Dinner. Overnight in Kazanlak.

Day 6

Kazanlak-Shipka-VelikoTarnovo
Breakfast. Trip to the "RozhdestvoChristovo" temple in the town of Shipka. Trip to the peak "Shipka" monument. Departure to VelikoTarnovo. Lunch. VelikoTyrnovois a trap, which will teleport you back in time, to make you a spectator of the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom (12-14 century). Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-fortress of Tsarevets–the capital of Bulgaria from 12th till 14th century. Dinner. Overnight in VelikoTarnovo.

Day 7

Veliko Tarnovo- Arbanasi-Shumen-Osmar-Albena Breakfast. Visit to the historical village of Arbanasi - Konstantsaliev’s House (one of the largest and most lavishly decorated houses of the Bulgarian National Revival) and the Church of the Nativity of Christ, the oldest church in Arbanasi, unique with its frescoes. Lunch. Departure to Shumen. Visit to the functioning Tombul mosque, the monument “1300 years Bulgaria”. Wine tasting in Osmar village-the village of wormwood wine and herbal wines. Osmar is one of the four most energetic spots in Bulgaria. Wine-tasting. Departure to Albena. Accommodation in hotel Flamingo Grand 5*. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 8 – day 10. Albena
Day 11 Albena – Sofia
Departure to Sofia.


The price includes:
-Transport with luxurious bus with A/C, DVD
-Professional guide service during the whole trip
-All entrance fees
-The wine tastings in the mentioned program
-6 nights in the mentioned cities of the program with breakfast, lunch, dinner and traditional folklore program by request
-4 nights on HB/ buffet breakfast and buffet dinner/ in hotel Flamingo Grand 5 *
-Transfer Albenato Sofia airport

Notice:
The price is valid for a group of minimum 30 people. The accommodation is in double rooms.

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Additional information


The price includes:
Transport with luxurious bus with A/C, DVD
Professional guide service during the whole trip
All entrance fees
The wine tastings in the mentioned program
6 nights in the mentioned cities of the program with breakfast, lunch, dinner and traditional folklore program by request
4 nights on HB/ buffet breakfast and buffet dinner/ in hotel Flamingo Grand 5 *
Transfer Albenato Sofia airport

Notice:
The price is valid for a group of minimum 30 people. The accommodation is in double rooms.
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