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8-Day Private Tour Highlights of Bulgaria

Truly the best off-the-beaten path tour in Bulgaria tailored to your needs & wants. Presenting you Bulgaria like no other with the best of the best attractions and destinations. Full flexibility as you can choose between a self-guided and privately-guided tour option. Your 8-day true immersive experience in Bulgaria awaits you.
We can tailor-made this tour, shorten or extend it as per your wishes. Just ask us.

per adult from

$1,282

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Accommodation at family hotels and bio hotels on half board
    • All mentioned activities
    • Transfers and transportation as per itinerary
    • English speaking guided assistance throughout (if the privately guided options is selected)
    • E-guide with all info for your convenience
    • Entry/Admission - Pirin National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Dospat Dam
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses & insurance
    • Entry/Admission - Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

  • Day 1: Day 1. Sofia - Razlog

    Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
    The tour starts from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. We shall explore the sights from the car as we drive.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Razlog, Razlog, Blagoevgrad Province
    Transfer from Sofia to the small town of Razlog. Check in at a local bio hotel. The home-made dinner awaits us.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in an eco hotel.

    Day 2: Day 2. Razlog – Dobarsko

    Stop At: Dobarsko, Dobarsko, Blagoevgrad Province
    After a delicious home-made breakfast we start our tour to the village of Dobarsko. The village of Dobarsko is situated in the south foot of the holy Rila Mountains at an altitude of 1070 meters and overlooks Pirin and Rhodope Mountains. Here we get acquainted with numerous Bulgarian traditions, which are so well preserved in Dobarsko. We study and sing local folklore songs together with the famous “Grannies of Dobarsko” who welcome us with fresh baked bread at home.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Bansko, Bansko, Blagoevgrad Province
    Next on we will visit the old church Theodor Stratilat where we can see the amazing fresco of Jesus who steps off a vehicle, which resembles a space rocket!
    Back to the farm and time to get acquainted with the whole process of preparing bio products. You will have the chance to milk cows, gather vegetables in the garden, pick up fruits, feed the animals, prepare Bulgarian yogurt and butter by doing it in the old traditional style. There are options to go for horse-riding or shooting.
    In the evening we enjoy homemade dinner in Bansko style. Overnight stay at our bio hotel in Razlog.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the eco hotel.

    Day 3: Day 3. Razlog – Kovatchevitsa – Leshten

    Stop At: Pirin National Park, Pirin Bulgaria
    Today, we head South to the area where Pirin mountain meets the Rhodope mountains. Outstanding views and special landscapes are waiting for us.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kovachevitsa, Kovachevitsa, Blagoevgrad Province
    We visit a pretty, picture-postcard village with old time Rhodope stone houses leaning over narrow cobbled alleys. Free time for souvenirs or a cup of coffee at the old time café in the middle of the village.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Leshten, Leshten, Blagoevgrad Province
    After that the tour continues to another exciting architectural and historic reserve – the village of Leshten. The village of Leshten is one of the most attractive and authentic rural spots in Bulgaria. It is situated on the south slope of Rhodope mountains. Here we have a look at the famous mud house and the other rural and eco houses. We travel further to our next stop – a unique bio complex with houses made of mud, tree and stones. We take on our a sightseeing tour of the area. Overnight stay in Leshten.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in the picture-postcard village of Leshten.

    Day 4: Day 4. Leshten – Dospat – Trigrad – Kosovo village

    Stop At: Dospat Dam, Smolyan Province, Western part of the Rhodope Mountains, Dospat Bulgaria
    Another exciting day with unforgettable experiences is waiting for us. We leave Pirin mountain area and drive to the East. We pass by the gorgeous Dospat Dam.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Trigrad, Trigrad, Smolyan Province
    Our scenic drive goes further to Trigrad gorge – the lovely gorge of Trigrad river cut up to 350 meters into the marble is a nature landmark and probably that’s the most impressive gorge in Bulgaria.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shiroka Laka, Shiroka Laka, Smolyan Province
    Our journey continues through a number of picturesque small villages – one of them is the village of Shiroka Laka – famous for its patriarchal traditions and customs. Here we have a stop and take a look at the astonishing combination of the impressive Rhodope landscapes with authentic architecture. We have a lunch at a typical restaurant called mehana and enjoy the music of a Bulgarian bagpipe.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kosovo, Kosovo, Plovdiv Province
    Our journey continues further through Rhodope mountains to another picturesque village – the village of Kosovo.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the village of Kosovo.

    Day 5: Day 5. Kosovo village

    Stop At: Kosovo, Kosovo, Plovdiv Province
    Kosovo village has conserved its traditional spirit. It is a typical example of the Rhodopean Renaissance architecture, organically linked to nature. Our hosts tried to restore some of the centuries-old houses in the village, using traditional construction techniques and natural building materials. The houses where we stay combine authentic architecture with modern comfort. Here we experience unforgettable moments and the Rhodope mountains nature, customs and history. You will taste the best of the traditional Rhodopean cuisine. Today, we prepare together a typical Rhodopean meal – “patatnik”. We also visit a typical Rhodope mountain shepherd’s house.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad 4000 Bulgaria
    On our way we visit Asenova Fortress where we have a last touch with the beauty of the area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora Province
    We take on the road to Stara Planina (Balkan Mountain) and we only stop for lunch. We take a next stop at Stara Zagora and have some free time on disposal.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sliven, Sliven, Sliven Province
    Then we head towards Sliven famous as the “Town of the 100 chieftains” where the beautiful landscape of the Karandila mountain awaits us.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Zheravna, Zheravna, Sliven Province
    We carve our way to the village of Zheravna through the magnificent slopes on the Nature Park Sinite Kamani (The Blue Stones). We pass several mountain villages with great history and traditions. At dusk, we are already breathing the rural air in Zheravna enchanting with its tranquility and picture-postcard architecture of the houses. We are served traditional Bulgarian specialties by the hosts and we are ready to fall asleep by the songs of the numerous crickets.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Zheravna.

    Day 6: Day 6. Zheravna

    Stop At: Zheravna, Zheravna, Sliven Province
    After the yummy breakfast we have enough power to tap into the rural life. Believe it or not we take a horse-cart to get the flavor of the village and feel like locals. The ride takes us to a beautiful landscape towards the village which we call “birds-eye view”. Enchanted enough we take ourselves in hands and visit a traditional rural style making of wine spirits which we have the chance not only to taste but to help making. The hosts provide us with deliciously homemade appetizers which are simply “forget-nots”. In the evening there is a special guest – grandmothers from the closest villages who perform traditional Bulgarian folklore. You will be enjoying the performance and eating gourmet cuisine prepared in a typical Zheravna style.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Zheravna.

    Day 7: Day 7. Zheravna - Sofia

    Stop At: Zheravna, Zheravna, Sliven Province
    On the next morning you will witness and have the chance to show your skills in weaving traditional carpets from the region which is an absolute attraction to all visitors of the village. The hosts will show the techniques of making the wool so soft and comfortable on touch.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
    After that we start our journey back to the city of Sofia where we have a dinner and stay for our last overnight.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Sofia.

    Day 8: Day 8. Departure

    Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
    After breakfast we depart for Sofia airport.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Privately-guided 12/26/2020 - 7/24/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Self-guided 12/26/2020 - 7/24/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Visit Bulgaria On

Activity ID: V-8728P408

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