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Dancing adventure - tour the unique folk dances of Bulgaria - 15 days

Magnificent sceneries… fine sand beaches, sea and sun… beautiful mountains and pristine natural places… pure water… delicious food, remarkable wines and spirits… authentic native hospitality… beautiful folk dances, unique in rhythm and sound… lots of fun all the time…

This is the tour!

Bulgaria is World famous for its folklore and unmatched variety of folk dances. It is quite common on various occasions the Bulgarians to stand up and dance having fun, trying to give the best of themselves, instead of just sitting and watching for fun the dancers to perform.

Be part of this adventure!

Sure you can! Taaa – Taaa – Ta-ta… Yeehoo! :)

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$4,369

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • 14x Dinner
    • 15x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • Entry/Admission - St. Kyriaki Cathedral Church
    • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Arbanassi
    • Entry/Admission - Varna Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Aladzha Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Albena Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Sozopol Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Strandja Nature Park
    • Entry/Admission - Mezek Thracian Tomb
    • Entry/Admission - Villa Armira
    • Entry/Admission - Perperikon
    • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains
    • Entry/Admission - Municipality Koprivshtitsa
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Temple Complex Starosel
    • Entry/Admission - Hisarya
    • Entry/Admission - Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak - Copy
    • Entry/Admission - Sofia Airport Transfer
    What's excluded :
    • Flight tickets, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

  • Day 1: Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria

    Stop At: St. Kyriaki Cathedral Church, pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 20, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    We start the day meeting our instructor-choreographers for about 2 hours. The training is focused on two of the most widely known Bulgarian folk dances – Ra-che-‘ni-ca and ’Pra-vo Ho-‘ro. Lunch follows, and then a walking tour and some free time in the capital Sofia. The day ends with dinner at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with a folklore show program.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 2: Arbanasi or Veliko Tarnovo

    Stop At: Tsarevets Fortress, Tsar Asen Square, 5000 Царевец, Велико Търново, Bulgaria
    We depart to the old capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom – Tarnovo. There will be sightseeing and free time. The training presents the beautiful E-’le-ni-no Ho-‘ro.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Arbanassi, 5029 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    and the outstanding town-museum of Arbanasi. In both places there will be sightseeing and free time
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 3: Varna town and Aladzha monastery

    Stop At: Varna Archaeological Museum, Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
    After breakfast we are going to the Northern part of the Black Sea coast. We will visit Varna – the third biggest town in Bulgaria, also known as the sea capital of the country.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Aladzha Monastery, In Naturpark, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
    The same day we visit the magnificent Aladzha Monastery – one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria. The dance of the day is ’Sbo-ren-ka.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight 3-star hotel in one of the best Black sea resorts Sts. Konstantin & Helen or Albena

    Day 4: Sts. Constantine and Helen resort or Albena Black sea resort - second day on the beach

    Stop At: Albena Resort, 9620 Albena, Bulgaria
    We are not touring – just a day to enjoy the fine sand beach, sea and sun. We will have a repetition of all the dances we learned till the day and get a bonus dance from the area, the easy and enjoyable – ‘Var-nen-sko Ho-’ro.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight 3-star hotel in one of the best Black sea resorts Sts. Konstantin & Helen or Albena


    Day 5: Sozopol - the most romantic ancient Black sea town

    Stop At: Sozopol Old Town, Apolonia str. 1, Sozopol 8130 Bulgaria
    We are moving south to the romantic and artistic ancient town of Sozopol. We’ll have fun along the cobblestone streets of the old town and its bustling beaches. Here we learn the Thracian Ra-che-‘ni-tsa (a bit different from the one you know from day 1 - you’ll have to tell the difference).
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 6: Sinemorets - the smallest Black sea town

    Stop At: Strandja Nature Park, 1 Yanko Maslinkov St., Sinemorets Bulgaria
    In the morning we depart further down south to the small village of Bulgari in The Strandzha Mountains. This is the only place where the barefoot dance on smoldering embers called “nestinari” is still performed as a ritual in its almost authentic form. During the day we will repeat the dances we already know, out in the open air. We will have the opportunity to witness the ritual activities around the celebrations dedicated to Sts. Constantine and Helen and to dance together with local people. In the evening we will have a unique experience watching the authentic nestinari dance.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 7: Eastern part of Rhodope mountain

    Stop At: Mezek Thracian Tomb, Mount of Sheynovets, Mezek Bulgaria
    Heading towards the town of Ivaylovgrad, we will pass through the Thracian beehive tomb at the village of Mezek. It is the largest and one of the most impressive tombs of Mycenaean type in Bulgaria, famous for the remarkable archaeological find – a bronze sculpture of a wild boar in natural size. We will have the opportunity to taste some outstanding Bulgarian wines at the Katarzhina wine cellar, which will help us learn easily the next dance in our tour from the Rhodope area – ’Svor-na-to Ho-‘ro.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 8: Plovdiv - the cultural capital of Europe in 2019

    Stop At: Villa Armira, ул. Пейо Яворов, 6570 Ivaylovgrad, Bulgaria
    We get a break from the dance training and visit 3 significant places: an exquisite architectural monument. The first one is from the Roman era – villa Armira.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Perperikon, 10 miles from the town of Kurdzhali Bulgaria
    The second is the archaeological complex of Perperikon – one of the most ancient monumental megalithic structures, entirely carved into the rocks, where the famous Temple of Dionysius is located;
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria
    And the last for the day is Bachkovo Monastery – one of the largest and oldest East Orthodox monasteries in Europe dated back to the 11th century AD.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 9: Plovdiv - second day in the cultural capital of Europe in 2019

    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
    The day is dedicated to Plovdiv – the oldest city in Europe and second biggest Bulgarian town. Remains of ancient, medieval, National Revival and modern culture coexist and are interwoven into the unobtrusive, irresistible and eternal beauty of this city. During the training we will learn a new dance – Pai-‘dush-ko Ho-‘ro.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 10: Pirin mountain - Bezbog, Vihren or Yavorov hut

    Stop At: Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Dobrinishte 2777 Bulgaria
    We will enjoy The Pirin Mountains. First we will visit Bansko ski resort and then go up the mountain. There will be walking tours, hiking and open air dance trainings. It is time to start learning some extraordinarily beautiful dances from the Pirin area like Dzhan-‘gu-ri-tsa and ‘Ma-le-shev-sko Ho-‘ro.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bezbog, Vihren or Yavorov hut

    Day 11: Second day in Pirin mountain - Bezbog, Vihren or Yavorov hut

    Stop At: Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Dobrinishte 2777 Bulgaria
    We have the same program as the previous day.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bezbog, Vihren or Yavorov hut

    Day 12: Koprivshtitsa - charming town-museum from Revival time

    Stop At: Municipality Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa, Lyuben Karavelov St 16, 2077 Средна махала, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
    Departure to Koprivstitsa – an authentic village from the Bulgarian National Revival period.

    Nestled in the foot of The Sredna Gora Mountains, the village charms with its picturesque ornamented old houses and their large eaves, stone fences and wide wooden gates. Learning Chet-‘vor-no Ho-‘ro.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in holiday houses in Koprivstitsa

    Day 13: Roman town Hisarya famous for its mineral springs

    Stop At: Thracian Temple Complex Starosel, Selo Starosel Chetinyovata Mogila, Hissarya 4175 Bulgaria
    Again, the day will be a mixture of sightseeing and dancing. We will start with Starosel – the Thracian temple complex, which is the oldest ever found Royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: 4180 Tsentar, Hisarya, Bulgaria
    Then we continue to Hisarya – a town founded in 4th – 3rd century BC, famous for its healing mineral waters.
    Duration: 1 day

    Stop At: Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak - Copy, ul. "Tyulbenska" 8, 6100 Partyulbe, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
    Last for the day, we will visit the most significant tombs in The Valley of The Thracian Kings.

    The last new dance will be ‘Tri-te ‘Pa-ti.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 14: Roman town Hisarya famous for its mineral springs - second SPA day

    Stop At: 4180 Tsentar, Hisarya, Bulgaria
    Trainings, SPA and relax. Repetition of all dances.
    Duration: 1 day

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

    Day 15: Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for the return flights

    Stop At: Sofia Airport Transfer, Blv. Cristopher Columbus 1, Sofia 1309 Bulgaria
    Arrival in Sofia and transfer to the airport for the return flights
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    St. Kyriaki Cathedral Church, pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 20, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not suitable for children
    • 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 30 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-116139P2

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