Bulgaria Nature The Beatiful Pirin Mountain

Price
$518 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
Pirin
Travellers
1+
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Destination
Departure Location
in front of your hotel
Return Location
in front of your hotel
Price includes
  • 6 lunches;
  • 7 dinners;
  • Air-conditioned modern vehicles
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances;
  • Insurance
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Wine tasting in Melnik;
Price does not include
  • Flight tickets to Bulgaria
  • Personal expenses
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre, including 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, housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Lunch. Free time in the city centre and the main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Dinner and overnight in Sofia.

Day 2

Breakfast. Visit to Boyana Church (in the List of UNESCO), located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the suburb of Boyana. Lunch. Visit to the National Historical Museum. The most interesting from the collections are the Thracian and old Bulgarian gold and silver treasures, rich collection of icons, church plates and cloths, numismatics, manuscript and early printed looks, ethnographic exhibits. In the evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia

Day 3

Breakfast. Drive to Blagoevgrad. On the way visit to the world famous Rila Monastery under the protection of UNESCO. Guided sightseeing of the monastery - the largest and the most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria, built in 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, history museum. Lunch. Sightseeing of the old Varosha Quarter and the History Museum in Blagoevgrad. Free time. Dinner and overnight in Blagoevgrad.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to the spa town of Sandanski. City sightseeing tour, including the museum of archeology, St. George Church from the National Revival Period.Free time. Dinner and overnight in Sandanski.

Day5

Breakfast. Drive to Melnik. Walking tour in the smallest town in Bulgaria, including the Kordopulova museum-house, the church and other from the period of the National Revival. Wine tasting in Melnik. Lunch. Drive to Rozhen Monastery - one of the biggest monasteries in the Pirin Mountain, well preserved until today. The monastery reached its peak in the 19th century, when it became a regional centre of Orthodox Christianity and owned a lot of land in the area. Drive back to Sandanski. Dinner and overnight in Sandanski.

Day 6

Breakfast. Drive to Bansko. Sightseeing tour of Bansko,the most famous winter resort in Bulgaria, recently discovered by foreign tourists, provides an interesting combination between the virgin nature of Pirin Mountain and the atmosphere of that ancient Bulgarian small town. Bansko is a town of secrets - the houses are barely seen from the street, hidden behind the stone walls that exceed human height, with huge iron studded gates of fir wood. Bansko House is a peculiar type of house whose structure resembles the medieval boyar’s mansions. Lunch. Visit to Holy Trinity Church - the largest, most interesting and rich in Pirin area. Dinner and overnight in Bansko.

Day 7

Breakfast. Drive to the village of Dobrinishte. Walking tour in Pirin around the Vihren Mountain Hut. Pirin National Park is the largest one in Bulgaria with an area of 40 thousand hectares of which almost 3000 are a Reserve. Lunch. The black fir, which grows in the Balkans and nowhere else, is the most interesting tree species. The long life span of these trees is impressive. The famous Baikoushev Fir is more than 1300 years old, as old as the Bulgarian State and a witness of its history. Drive back to Bansko. Dinner and overnight in Bansko.

Day 8

Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia and departure.

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Highlights:

  • Sofia
  • Rila monastery
  • Blagoevgrad
  • Sandanski
  • Melnik
  • Rozhen monastery
  • Bansko
  • Dobrinishte
  • Pirin Mountain

 

Price per person:

1 pax 2-3 pax 4-8 pax 9-15 pax 16-24 pax 25-48 pax
915 € 809 € 658 € 620 € 557 € 518 €

Distance:

  • 540 km round trip
  • Discounts:

    • Children up to 12 years in their parent’s room - 33 EUR;

    Supplements:

    • Single room supplement - 171 EUR;

     

  • Notes:

    • 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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The Beatiful Pirin Mountain

Price
$518 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
Pirin
Travellers
1+

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