Best of Bulgaria – 6 days
Sofia-Plovdiv-Bachkovo monastery-Kazanlak-Nessebar- Varna-Madara Horseman-Veliko Tarnovo-Arbanassi- "Etara"-Koprivshtitsa-Sofia
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1 Day / Sofia / Best of BulgariaArriving in Sofia. Meeting with a company representative. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
2 Day / Sofia - Plovdiv / Best of BulgariaAfter breakfast we will take a look at some of the sights of Sofia and dive into the historical heart of the capital.. During the tour we will see the catedral „St. Alexander Nevsky“, the church „St. Sofia“, National Theatre „Ivan Vazov“, Rotund „St. George“ - the oldest architectural monument and the ruins of ancient Serdika. Departure to Plovdiv - one of the oldest Bulgarian cities, more ancient than Rome, Athens and Constantinople. We will take a look at the Old Town and see the thousand-year history of the city - the ancient fortress walls, the Roman Forum and Stadium, the Ancient Theater, museum houses dating back to the 19th century. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
3 Day / Plovdiv - Bachkovo Monastery - Kazanlak - Nessebar / Best of BulgariaBreakfast. Departure to Bachkovo Monastery - the second largest and most important Bulgarian monastery. It preserves unique architectural and artistic masterpieces important for Orthodoxy. Departure to Kazanlak, known as the center of the Rose Valley. We will look at the Rose Museum where we will meet the history of the rose and learn where and how the rose oil is produced. After our visit to the museum we will continue to the UNESCO Heritage site - the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak which was discovered in 1944. This tomb dates from the Hellenistic period, around the end of the 4th century BC. It is located near Seutopolis, the capital city of the Thracian king Seutes III, and is part of a large Thracian necropolis. We continue east to the enchanting Black Sea resort of Nessebar, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
4 Day / Nessebar – Varna / Best of BulgariaBreakfast. Nessebar is one of the most ancient cities in Europe known as Mesimvria. The town is declared an architectural and archaeological reserve. There are historic monuments preserved in the Old City. You can visit: The Archaelogical museum, The Ethnographic Museum , the church St. Stefan, the church St. Spas. The new part of the city is characterized by modern architecture, it has a wide variety of accommodation, restaurants, discos. Departure to the sea capital of Bulgaria – Varna, which was named Odessos. An interesting sights in the town are: Èíòåðåñíè çàáåëåæèòåëíîñòè â ãðàäà ñà: the Sea Garden, the Dolphinarium, the Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Nikolay Copernicus, Varna Necropolis - the oldest gold treasure in the world, Pencho Slaveykov National Library, Varna Archaeological Museum, the Military Maritime Museum, the Museum of New History, Ethnographic Museum, Renaissance Museum. Free time for a walk in the Sea Garden. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
5 Day / Varna – Madara Horseman - Arbanassi – Veliko Turnovo / Best of BulgariaBreakfast. Departure to Veliko Turnovo with visit to the Madara Horseman. It is the only rock relief in Europe since the early Middle Ages and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that there is a departure for Arbanassi, famous for its architectural monuments from the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. Free time and opportunity for seeing the old houses. Departure to Veliko Turnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Tourist program in Veliko Tarnovo: visit to the Samovodska charshia, keeping the spirit and traditions of the Renaissance, where various craft workshops work; the church „St.Forthy martyrs“, where is found the Ivan Asen Colony; the tower ”Carevec” which is situated on the Carevec hill, which is in the old part of the city. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
6 Day / Veliko Turnovo – Etàra – Koprivshtica – SofiaBreakfast. Departure to the Etàra .The architectural and ethnographic complex "Etar" is located on the outskirts of the town of Gabrovo. It is an open-air museum whose purpose is to show the architecture and the life of Gabrovo in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The museum has a total of 50 objects - houses with craft workshops, water facilities and other buildings. Here is the only collection of technical equipment in Bulgaria, powered by water - rollers, mills, mills, grinders and others. There are 16 houses, exact copies of buildings that existed in the past in Gabrovo and the region, in the Etar craft trade fair (the main shopping street). At the craft street visitors can watch the work of the masters in real time. Departure to Koprivshtitsa - a magical city that will take you back to 19th century in the turbulent times of Balkan history, a time of brave heroes and revolutions. We will visit 2-3 museum houses and enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of the city before returning to Sofia. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
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