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Bulgaria Round Trip Itinerary - 12 days, 11 overnights on FB

During the tour you will see all the most significant historical and archaeological places, most UNESCO sites, present day big cities and small villages, monuments and traces from communist era. You will enjoy delicious traditional food and wine and discover the best kept secret in Europe - Bulgaria!

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$3,796

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Museum Sandanski
    • Entry/Admission - The Melnik Pyramids
    • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo
    • Entry/Admission - Perperikon
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Sanctuary at Tatul Village
    • Entry/Admission - Vila Armira
    • Entry/Admission - Varna Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Aladzha Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Madara Rider
    • Entry/Admission - Veliki Preslav
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
    • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Arbanassi
    • Entry/Admission - Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR
    • Entry/Admission - Buzludzha Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Shipka Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Neolithic Dwellings Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Temple Complex Starosel
    • Entry/Admission - Municipality Koprivshtitsa
    • Entry/Admission - Hisarya
    What's excluded :
    • Flight tickets, drinks, tips and personal expences

  • Day 1: capital Sofia and Boyana church

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria
    Through this combined (walking and bus) tour you will discover the present day capital Sofia, as well as its ancient history. By bus we will reach Boyana Church, renowned for its 13th-century frescoes and included in the list of UNESCO

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sofia

    Day 2: Rila monastery, Bansko and Sandanski

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
    Overnight in *** hotel in Sandanski or Melnik

    In this day you will see the next UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – Rila monastery, center of learning and church power during the time of Medieval centuries.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum Sandanski, Macedonia Str. 55, Sandanski 2800 Bulgaria
    Then we continue to Sandanski - one of the places in Bulgaria famous for its numerous mineral water springs.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Pirin Planina, Melnik Bulgaria
    The day will end in Melnik - the smallest town, natural and architectural reserve renowned for the unique Bulgarian kind of wine “Shiroka melnishka loza”

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sandanski or Melnik

    Day 3: Melnik, Plovdiv and Bachkovo monastery

    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
    The day starts with walking tour of Melnik. Then we continue to the oldest town in Europe – Plovdiv. It is also a European capital of culture.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria
    Last for the day is Bachkovo monastery, which is one of the largest and oldest Orthodox monasteries in Europe
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Plovdiv

    Day 4: Alexandrovo Thracian Tomb, Perperikon and Tatul

    Stop At: Thracian tomb of Aleksandrovo, 6351, Bulgaria
    This day you will see a Thracian burial mound and tomb famous for its well-preserved frescoes.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Perperikon, 10 miles from the town of Kurdzhali Bulgaria
    The archaeological complex Perperikon is one of the most ancient monumental megalithic structures, entirely carved into the rocks, which is as well as a rock of worship.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Thracian Sanctuary at Tatul Village, To the South-East of the Town Kardzhali 35 km for reference: 2.6 km south of Tatul, look for Sanctuary signs, Momchilgrad 6835 Bulgaria
    Finally we will visit Tatul, the place where is believed, that Orpheus was buried.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel In Momchilgrad or Kardjali

    Day 5: Armira villa, antique town of Kabile and Sozopol

    Stop At: Vila Armira, Ivaylovgrad 6570 Bulgaria
    Armira Villa is one of the most interesting monuments from the time of the Roman Empire. Then we continue to the antique town of Kabile with territory of the archaeological reservation more than 600 decares. The day will end with a walking tour in a very romantic town of Sozopol.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Sozopol

    Day 6: Varna and Aladzha monastery

    Stop At: Varna Archaeological Museum, Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
    In this day you will discover present day town Varna, where we will visit Archaeological museum in Varna, which houses an extraordinary collection, including 6,000-year-old gold.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Aladzha Monastery, In Naturpark, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
    The last place for visit in this day is Aladzha Monastery - one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in St. Konstantin and Elena, Golden sands or Varna

    Day 7: Veliki Preslav and Sveshtari tomb

    Stop At: Madara Rider, Madara Town, Shumen 9971 Bulgaria
    We will visit the Horseman of Madara, a huge proto-Bulgarian basrelief carved into a cliff.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: 9850 Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
    We continue to the Preslav, the capital of First Bulgarian Kingdom.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, Sveshtari 7423 Bulgaria
    Then we go to the most famous Thracian tomb in Sveshtari, which is built in the early 3rd century BC and is painted and lined with semi-columns of goddesses with upraised arms.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Shumen

    Day 8: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi

    Stop At: Tsarevets Fortress, Tsar Asen Square, 5000 Царевец, Велико Търново, Bulgaria
    The day is dedicated to the the capital of Second Bulgarian Kingdom – Tarnovo and the gorgeous town-museum Arbanasi.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Arbanassi, 5029 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    Gorgeous town-museum Arbanasi
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Arbanasi or Veliko Tarnovo

    Day 9: Etar, Buzludzha monument, Shipka, Karanovo and Stara Zagora

    Stop At: Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, Gabrovo 5309 Bulgaria
    We will start with the lovely architectural and ethnographic complex Etar.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Buzludzha Monument, Central Stara Planina, Kazanluk 6100 Bulgaria
    Then we will continue to Buzludzha – the most important monument from communist era and Shipka National park-monument.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Shipka Monument, Stoletov Peak, Shipka 6150 Bulgaria
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    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Neolithic Dwellings Museum, Armeyska Str 20, Stara Zagora 6000 Bulgaria
    At Stara Zagora we see a group of Neolithic dwellings, in Karanovo - the Thracian chariot tomb and the Karanovo Tell.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star hotel in Pavel bania or Kazanlak

    Day 10: Valley of the Thracian Kings and Koprivshtitsa

    Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, General Radetski St. Parc Tubelto, Kazanlak 6100 Bulgaria
    This day we will visit the most significant tombs of Valley of the Thracian Kings.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Thracian Temple Complex Starosel, Selo Starosel Chetinyovata Mogila, Hissarya 4175 Bulgaria
    Touring continues with the Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel - the oldest ever found royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum.

    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Lyuben Karavelov St 16, 2077 Средна махала, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
    Then continue to the wonderful architectural and historical reserve Koprivshtitsa town
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star SPA hotel in Hisarya or Pavel Bania

    Day 11: Hisarya - SPA day

    Stop At: 4180 Tsentar, Hisarya, Bulgaria
    Relax day in the Late Roman Spa Town – Diocletianpolis, famous for its numerous healing mineral springs

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3-star SPA hotel In Hisarya

    Day 12: Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights home

    Stop At: Sofia International Airport, bul. "Christopher Columbus" 1, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for flights home
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    St. Kyriaki Cathedral Church, pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 20, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Traveler pickup is offered
    St Nedelya square meeting point
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by U Tour - Journey with historical contour

Activity ID: V-116139P3

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