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Bulgarian Highlights
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Bulgarian
Highlights
SOFIA - KOPRIVSHTICA - ETARA - VELIKO TARNOVO - ARBANASSI - VARNA - NESSEBAR - KAZANLAK - PLOVDIV - BACHKOVO MONASTERY - RILA MONASTERY - SOFIA

10 days
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Day 1

1st Day: Arrival

Arrival at Sofia Airport and transfer to the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Sofia . Overnight.
Optional: Sofia by night tour

Day 2

2nd Day: Sofia - Koprivshtitsa - Veliko Tarnovo

Breakfast. Departure to the museum town Koprivshtiza, which is protected in its entirety as a historical monument. The numerous museums, the old stone bridges and walls, the wooden yard gates, 100-year-old buildings and courtyards in their typical colours, all take you back to times long gone. Later in the day passing through the spectacular Shipka pass to the open-air ethnographical museum of “Etara”. In the late afternoon arriving in Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner.

Day 3

3rd Day: Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Veliko Tarnovo

Sightseeing of the Old Bulgarian capital city, featuring its numerous museums and archaeological sites and a breathtaking view over this picturesque town from the Holy hill. Visit some of the 40 monasteries erected in the picturesque gorges of the Yantra river. Visit the museum village Arbanassi – a famous Bulgarian museum town. Austere houses that resemble minor fortresses on the outside, with high walls and heavy gates,iron grids and hiding places. The oldest of the Arbanassi’s five churches is The Birth Christ (1637-1649) is a genuine art gallery with over 3500 stunningly realistic figures and Biblical scenes, painted by unknown artists throughout the ages.Dinner.

Day 4

4th Day: Veliko Tarnovo - Varna – Nessebar

Sightseeing tour of Varna and visit of the Archaeological Museum. It keeps more than 100 000 objects beginning with the Old Stone Age period. The most impressing is the Oldest Gold in the World found near Varna. Arrival in Nessebar. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.

Day 5

5th Day: Nessebar

Sightseeing of the old fisher town Nessebar. The ancient town of Nessebar, which has been declared a reserve, is located on a smalrocky peninsula. It has preserved a lot of ancient monuments including the Thracian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine period. Its two parts (old and new) are full of life with music and entertainment. Sightseeing of Old Nessebar by foot, including the Archaeological museum and some of the medieval churches. Visiting the Thracian tomb in Pomorie – the biggest one from the Roman period. Dinner. 

Day 6

6th Day: Nessebar – Kazanlak - Plovdiv

Breakfast. Departure to Plovdiv. On the way visiting Kazanlak – the famous Thracian tomb and the ethnographic museum of the rose. In Plovidv sight seeing of the city, including the old quarter, the Ethnographic museum, the Icon museum and the Roman Amphi-Theatre. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.

Day 7

7th Day: Plovdiv – Batchkovo monastery – Plovidv

Founded nine centuries ago, Bachkovo Monastery is located 28 km south of Plovdiv in the picturesque Chaya river valley. Its monumental architecture, artistic and cultural significance are comparable only to that of Rila Monastery. Beside with it original architecture, this scared adobe also attracts visitors with the famous murals of its churches and buildings. Option to visit one of the best wine cellars named “Todoroff” in Brestovitza village. 

Day 8

8th Day: Plovdiv – Rila monstery – Sofia

After breakfast departure for the 10-th century Rila monastery (UNESCO) – one of Europe’s largest monasteries. Sightseeing of the monastery featuring the unsurpassed frescoes of the main church, the monastery museum and its exquisite architecture. Continue to Sofia. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.

Day 9

9th Day: Sofia

After breakfast sightseeing tour of Sofia, featuring the Alexander Newski Golden-Domed Cathedral, the 4-th century St. Georges church and the treasure of the National Museum of history, including the worlds oldest gold. transfer to the airport. Dinner outside the hotel.

Day 10

10th Day: Departure

According to your flight details free time and transfer to the airport.

 

Price for Bulgarian Highlights

The tour includes

• Transportation with licensed bus; 
• 3 overnights on BB basis in 4* hotel in Sofia, 2 overnights on BB basis in 4* hotel in Veliko Tarnovo, 2 overnight on BB basis in 4* hotel in Plovdiv, 2 overnight on BB basis in 4* hotel in Nessebar, 8 lunches, 9 dinners;
• Professional guide during the trip; 
• All entrance included in the program;
• All transfers according to the program.

The tour dosn't include

• Museum fees and taxes
• Other meals and beverages.
• Visa procurement /if needed/.

 

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