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Price
$504 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
Veliko Turnovo
Travellers
1+
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Veliko Turnovo Discover Veliko Turnovo
Departure Location
in front of your hotel
Return Location
in front of your hotel
Price includes
  • 6 dinners;
  • 6 lunches;
  • Air-conditioned modern vehicles
  • All entry taxes and service charges for the visited in the itinerary tourist sites.
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances;
  • Insurance
  • Professional English speaking guide
Price does not include
  • Flight tickets to Bulgaria
  • Personal expenses
  • The audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights” is a subject of extra request, confirmation and payment;
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 2

Breakfast. Visit to the National Historical Museum and the medieval Boyana Church,included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia church, built by the Roman emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, the Presidency,etc. Free time in the city centre and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Overnight in Sofia

Day 3

Breakfast. Drive to Rila Monastery - the largest and the most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria, built in the 10th century. Visit to the monastery Church Nativity of the Virgin. One of its greatest treasures is the wooden iconostasis, some 14th and 15th century icons, wall paintings, made by the famous artist Zahari Zograph. Walk around the monastery - Hrelyo’s Tower, the old kitchen, the history museum. Drive back to Sofia. In the evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to Veliko Tarnovo. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo - visit to the historical Tsarevets Hill, which served as a primary fortress of the capital town during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Drive to the village of Arbanassi, famous for its well preserved 17th and 18th century churches and the typical Revival architecture of its houses. Drive back to Veliko Tarnovo. In the evening (upon request) - audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights”. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 5

Breakfast. Departure for Plovdiv. On the way visit to the ethnographic open-air museum Etara, representing the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. The park features typical Bulgarian Revival houses and tourists are able to see how locals use original old instruments in crafts such as wood carving, pottery, coppersmith, needlework, etc. Walk around the museum complex. Drive to the town of Kazanlak via Shipka Pass. Visit to Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, which dates back to the 4th century BC and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its murals and paintings are Bulgaria’s best preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period. Visit to the Rose Museum or the Ethnographic complex. Drive to Plovdiv. Accommodation. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 6

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, including visit to the Old town - Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church,etc. Visit to the Roman Theatre, which was build in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Romanconstruction in Bulgaria. Drive to the village of Bachkovo. Visit to Bachkovo Monastery, which dates back to the 11th century and is one of the most important and well preserved Bulgarian monasteries. The monastery is known and appreciated for the unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture, united by the common faith. Drive back to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

Day 7

Breakfast. Drive to Koprivshtitsa. Guided tour of the town. Koprivshtitsa is a world famous folk festival centre, representing the typical atmosphere and architectural style of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town was one of the centers of the April Uprising in 1876 and it was here that the first shot against the Ottoman occupation was fired. Visit to some of the most beautiful museum-houses in Koprivshtitsa: Oslekov’s House, which is nowadays an ethnographic museum; Dormition of the Virgin Church, built in 1817, Kableshkov’s House, etc. Free time for a walk through the cozy cobbled streets of Koprivshtitsa and shopping. In the afternoon, drive to Sofia. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.

Day 8

Breakfast. If time permits- shopping tour in the city centre. Transfer to the airport and departure.

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Highlights:

  • Sofia
  • National Historical Museum
  • Rila Monastery
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Arbanassi
  • Etar Open-Air Museum
  • Dryanovo Monastery
  • Kazanlak
  • Plovdiv
  • Bachkovo Monastery
  • Koprivshtitsa

 

Price per person:

1 pax 2-3 pax 4-8 pax 9-15 pax 16-24 pax 25-48 pax
1 169 € 835 € 771 € 599 € 539 € 504 €

Distance:

  • 1240 km round trip

    Discounts:

    • Children up to 12 years in their parent’s room - 28EUR;

    Supplements:

    • Single room supplement - 205 EUR;
    • The audio-visual show “Tsarevets in Sounds and Lights” is a subject of a particular request; please discuss it with us;

    Additional information:

    • Prices may be subject to change without prior notice;
    • Advanced booking is required;
    • The hotel reservations are guaranteed as a rule, when they are made more than 20 days prior to arrival; For requests made less than 20 days prior to arrival, additional confirmation of hotel reservations is needed;
    • Additional confirmation of hotel reservations is needed at National Holidays/Events and Official Orthodox Holidays, such as Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter, Rose Festival /1st week of June/, 6th May, 6th September, 22nd September, etc;
    • For groups up to 4 persons, the guide could be also a driver

 

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      Discover Bulgaria

      Price
      $504 per person
      Duration
      8 days
      Destination
      Veliko Turnovo
      Travellers
      1+

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