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City Break in Sofia
5 days/4 nights


Sofia a modern European city with millenary history. The visitors are attracted by the monuments, the museums, the shopping in the large malls, the nightclubs and the casinos.
Program:

Day 1 arrival in Sofia, transfer from the airport to the hotel in the center of the city .
A guided walk tour of the city center in English to get acquainted with its long and turbulent history (approx. 1,5 hours with an option to be extended to 3 hours). Dinner in a typical Bulgarian restaurant to enjoy Bulgarian cuisine and folk music. Overnight.

Day 2 Breakfast.
Guided a full day excursion in air-conditioned bus to the church of St. Nicolas and St. Pantaleimon which lies at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, in the district of Sofia-Boyana. It is one of the top 100 heritage monuments Bulgarian is also included on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The first layer of paint that covered the entire eastern part of the temple was made in the 12-th century. The church is famous for its murals dating from 1259, which reflect the outstanding achievements of Bulgarian culture in the Middle Ages. Each of the 240 images is distinguished by its individuality and artistic value.
Afternoon shopping - tour in the malls in Sofia.
Back to the hotel around 17 pm. Dinner. Visit of piano bar in the city center with live music (evergreens and pop hits - optional). Overnight.

Day 3 Breakfast. Full day excursion to Plovdiv.
Departure to the second largest city in Bulgaria.
Walking tour of the city. 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.
In this tour you will visit the old town, the amphitheatre and 4 old houses from 18-19 centuries.
Return to Sofia. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4 Breakfast.
Time to discover by yourself the city, to by souvenirs, to drink a glass on the terraces of the cafes and the restaurants. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5 Breakfast. Free time (depending on the time of flight). Departure to the airport.
The dinner menu in the typical Bulgarian restaurant includes 3-course menu of Bulgarian dishes, homemade bread, 50 ml of rakia (the alchool) and ½ bottle of wine per person.


The hotels are:
Hotels 3* Niky http://www.hotel-niky.com/ Lozenetz http://lozenetzhotel.com/?lang=en or similar
Hotels 4* Thracia Best Western http://thraciahotel.com/bg/ Bristol Best Western http://www.bristolhotel.bg/en/ or similar
Hotels 5* Anel https://www.hotelanel.com/ Sheraton http://www.sheratonsofia.com/en/ or similar

The prices include:
  • 4 nights in hotel 3* or 4* or 5* in the center of Sofia
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (one in a typical Bulgarian restaurant, one in a Indian restaurant )
  • 1 guided tour of Sofia by foot
  • 1 guided excursion (one day) in the suburbs of Sofia + shopping in the malls
  • 1 guides excursion to Plovdiv
  • The entrance fees of the museums
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport

The prices dont include:
  • The air tickets
  • The beverages (except for the dinner in the typical Bulgarian restaurant)
  • The piano bar (~25 euro/pp)
  • The supplementary services
  • The personal expenses and the tips

For the Incentives:

The prices include:
  • 4 nights in hotel 3* or 4* or 5* in the center of Sofia
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (one in a typical Bulgarian restaurant, one in a Indian restaurant )
  • 4 evening pauses ( from 18h30 to 22 h in a private hall including 200 ml whiskey / pp + mineral water + crackers )
  • 1 guided tour of Sofia by foot
  • 1 guided excursion (one day) in the suburbs of Sofia + shopping in the malls
  • 1 guides excursion to Plovdiv
  • The entrance fees of the museums
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport

The prices dont include:
  • The air tickets
  • The beverages ( except for the dinner in the typical Bulgarian restaurant )
  • The piano bar ( ~25 euro/pp )
  • The supplementary services
  • The personal expenses and the tips













 
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