EXCURSIONS IN BULGARIA - Travel to Bulgaria

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7 days / 6 nights



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Fun and History in Bulgaria

7 days / 6 nights

Bulgaria is a modern European country, the perfect destination for fun. Bulgaria has very talented musicians and DJ and the country is very often visited by the biggest names of the world music: from rock to house. In the big cities and on the seaside there are many clubs with different kind of music electronic, disco, evergreen of the pop music, rock, pop folk. Concerts and parties attract the young people in the discotheques, clubs and piano bars.

The program

Day 1:
Arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Transfer from airport to downtown hotel 4* or 5* .
Walking tour to the city center (about 3 hours). You will see St.Sophia church dating back to 5th-6th century of our era, a monument of Bulgarian medieval civilization that gave the current name of the town. Visit the largest cathedral Alexander Nevski with its gilded dome, the rotunda St.George 3th-4th century and the city fortress and you will feel the atmosphere of the city, which history dates over 5000 years ago. Dinner in Indian restaurant. Time for explore the night clubs up to your musical taste. Overnight.

Day 2 Sofia
Breakfast. Time for shopping, visiting and leisure or optional one day excursion to Rila Monastery (130 km, 2 h 30 min) and the Boyana Church (25 euro/pp in summer and 35 euro/pp in winter). Rila Monastery is one of the most impressive UNESCO world heritage sites in Bulgaria and it is the largest Eastern orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. The whole complex occupies an area of 8,800 m² and is rectangular in form, centered around the inner yard, where the tower and the main church are situated. Return to Sofia. Visit the Boyana Church, located on the outskirts of Sofia. It is a true masterpiece of the Bulgarian Middle Ages and the avant-garde of the European Renaissance. Its frescoes dates from 1259 year and it was declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage.
Dinner in Indian restaurant. The visit of the night clubs continue. Overnight.

Day 3 Sofia - Plovdiv
Breakfast. Departure to Plovdiv, the second biggest town in Bulgaria ( 150 km , 2 hours). Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was founded before Athens, Rome and Constantinople in the time at which was based and the ancient city of Troy. There are artifacts of Thracian civilization. The Thracians were famous in the ancient world for its wines, which were declared as the best. The period during which Plovdiv has been within the Roman Empire was marked by the construction of many large public buildings like an amphitheater (late first and early second century of our era). And nowadays it is used for performances and outdoor concerts. Other major monuments of Roman civilization are the Roman Forum (2nd century BC) and Roman stadium in length of 180 meters and with 30,000 seats (second century of our era). At that time the name of the city was Trimontium, which means "town on three hills."
Bulgarian history is presented in the old town of Plovdiv with the big beautiful houses of 18 - 19 centuries. They are evidence of the economic power of the city during this era. At that time Plovdiv compete with Thessaloniki and Istanbul. The walk along the narrow cobbled streets between high walls and overhanging second floors take us back in time. In many of these houses are now occupied exhibition halls, shops and restaurants.
Walking tour of the city. Dinner. Visit of the night clubs and discotheques in the quartier Kapana famous with the night life. Overnight.

Day 4 Plovdiv
Breakfast. Time to explore the town, for shopping or for a cup of coffee on the terraces in the central streets of Plovdiv, crowed with young people. Plovdiv is a big university city.
Dinner. Visit of the bars, discotheques and piano bars. Overnight.

Day 5 Veliko Tarnovo
Breakfast. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo ( 210 km , 2 h 40 min ). The route passes through the famous Valley of roses and climbs the mountain the Balkan which gave the name of the Balkan Peninsula.
Veliko Tarnovo is the former Bulgarian capital and big university center. Accommodation in a 4* hotel. This is a beautiful city built on hills at the foot of which the Yantra River is winding. This is the city chosen by the Second Bulgarian kingdom for its capital (12th - 14th century). Tsarevets Hill, home to the Royal Palace and Patriarchy.
The hill was fortified (with wall) and occupied between 12th-14th centuries. It had between 3000 - 3200 inhabitants. These were aristocrats and merchants. The royal palace was in the castle fortress. Its area is 4872 m2.
Patriarchy was the second fortress of the castle, with an area of approximately 3000 m2.The church of the Patriarchy was built in 13th-14th century, on the highest point of the hill.
Visit the street of the crafts - Samovodska charshija where crafts studios are still active. There is immersive atmosphere of 60th-70th years of the 19th century. Dinner. Time to explore the discotheques and night clubs. Overnight.

Day 6 Sofia
Breakfast. Departure to Sofia ( 230 km, 3 hours ). In Sofia time for shopping, visiting and leisure. Dinner in Indian restaurants. Overnight.

Day 7
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure


The offer includes:
  • 5 nights + 5 breakfasts in 4* or in 5*( in Sofia) and 4* hotels (in Plovdiv and veliko Tarnovo)
  • 5 dinners
  • Transport in comfortable air-conditioned minibus/bus
  • All transfers
  • English speaking guide

The offer does not include:
  • Not listed meals and beverages
  • Entrance fees for museums/ monuments
  • The additional services
  • Personal expenses and tips