Sofia – Rila Monastery - Koprivshtitsa – Veliko Turnovo - Etara - Plovdiv
1 Day / Sofia
Arriving in Sofia. Meeting with a company representative. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
2 Day / Sofia – Rila Monastery – Sofia
Breakfast. Departure to Rila Monastery - the largest and probably the most famous monastery in Bulgaria, situated in Rila Mountain. Going back to Sofia to take a look of the sights and to dive into the historical heart of the capital. During the tour we will see the cathedral “St. Alexander Nevsky”, the church “St. Sofia”, National theatre “Ivan Vazov„ Rotund „St. George“ - the oldest architectural monument and the ruins of ancient Serdika. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
3 Day / Sofia – Koprivshtitsa – Veliko Turnovo
Breakfast. Departure to Koprivshtitsa – magnetic city, which will take you back to 19 century in the times of Balkan history, a time of brave heroes and revolutions. We will visit 2-3 museums and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the town, then continue to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. Tourist program in Veliko Tarnovo: Visit of the Samovodska charshia, keeping the spirit and the traditions of the Renaissance, where various craft workshops work; the Church of St. Forty Martyrs, where Ivan Assen's column was discovered; Tsarevets fortress, located on the hill Tsarevets, located in the old part of the town. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
4 Day / Veliko Tarnovo - Etara - Plovdiv
Breakfast. Departure to Etara. The architectural and ethnographic complex "Etar" is located on the outskirts of the town Gabrovo. It is an open-air museum whose purpose is to show what the architecture and the life of Gabrovo and the region were 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, 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 Plovdiv - one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, 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, museums dating back to the 19th century. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
5 Day / Plovdiv – Sofia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Sofia.