Sofia - Koprivshtitsa – Arbanassi – Veliko Turnovo -
Etara – Kazanlyk – Starosel – Plovdiv - Bachkovo
Monastery – Brestovitsa – Bansko - Melnik – Rila
1 Day / Sofia
Arriving in Sofia. Meeting with a company representative. 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. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
2 Day / Sofia – Koprivshtitsa – Arbanassi – 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. Âå âèëë æèñèò 2-3 museum houses and we will enjoy the incredible atmosphere of the town. After that we will continue to Arbanassi, famous with its architectural monuments from XVI, XVII è XVIII centuries. Arbanassi is declared an architectural reserve and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Free time and opportunity for sightseeing. Departure to Veliko Turnovo. Tourist program in Veliko Turnovo: a visit to the Samovodska charshia, keeping the spirit and traditions of the Renaissance, where various handicrafts 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.
3 Day / Veliko Turnovo – Etara – Kazanlyk – Starosel – Plovdiv
Breakfast. 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 Kazanluk, famous as a centre of the Rose valley. We will visit the museum of the rose, where we will meet with the rose’s history and learn where and how the rose oil is produced. Departure to Starosel.
Visit to the "STAROSEL" wine and SPA tourism complex, situated at the southern slopes of Sredna gora, in the immediate vicinity of a unique Thracian royal cult center. Starosel offers its guests amazing views, award-winning cuisine, impressive wine-medalists and a unique feeling of peace, coziness and tranquility. The interesting and impressive architecture of the complex can be compared to an ancient monastery. In the center of the complex is a wine cellar "Starosel", which offers wine tours and tastings for the guests of the complex. We continue to Plovdiv. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
4 Day / Plovdiv – Bachkovo Monastery – Brestovitsa – Bansko
Breakfast. Tourist program in 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, museum houses dating back to the 19th century. Departure for Bachkovo Monastery - the second largest and most important Bulgarian monastery. It preserves unique architectural and artistic masterpieces important for Orthodoxy. We head to Brestovitsa, a place that preserves the spirit of the Thracians in the unique atmosphere of the Brestovitsa wine cellar, where a glass of red wine with a scent of generous land will take you back thousands of years. Departure for Bansko, one of the most famous winter resorts in Bulgaria. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
5 Day / Bansko – Melnik – Rila Monastery – Sofia
Breakfast. Departure for Melnik, situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain. The city is was built in antiquity. Melnik is the smallest town in Bulgaria, the city is an attractive center for tourists from all over the world. The city impresses visitors with its old houses, legendary history, incredible scenery and aromatic wines. The town is declared a cultural and historical reserve. Interesting landmarks in the city are: The Town Historical Museum, the Kordopulov House. Ability to taste local wines. We continue to Rila Monastery - the largest and probably the most famous monastery in Bulgaria, located in the picturesque Rila Mountain. Departure to Sofia. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.
6 Day / Sofia
Breakfast. Transfer to the hotel.