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Trip offered by Richard Travel expert in Bulgaria

Trip summary

  • Departure Sofia
  • End Sofia
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Bulgaria is famous for its extraordinary monasteries. They are not only important as historical monuments, they are also located in beautiful places, in gorges or at the foot of mountains.

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Bulgaria is famous for its extraordinary monasteries. They are not only important as historical monuments, they are also located in beautiful places, in gorges or at the foot of mountains.

We will visit important cities such as Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Turnovo.

Our tour will make you discover Troyan, Arbanassi, Shumen, Madara, Varna, Nesebar, Kazanlak, Bachkovo and some of the most interesting monasteries in Bulgaria, such as the Rila Monastery and the Bachkovo Monastery.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Sofia
    1 day
    Sofia

    Arrival in Sofia.

    Meeting at the airport with the guide.

    Transfer to the hotel for accommodation and overnight stay.

  • 2
    Sofia - Troyan - Veliko Tarnovo
    2 day
    Sofia - Troyan - Veliko Tarnovo

    After breakfast departure to visit the Troyan Monastery dating back to the sixteenth century AD, most famous for the works of the great Bulgarian painter Zahari Zograf. Important political and cultural center of the Renaissance, the monastery hosted one of the revolutionary committees of the national hero Vasil Levski.

    Continue to the medieval capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo to visit the Tzarevets Hill, a medieval stronghold that served as the Second Bulgarian Kingdom's primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393.

    Free time to explore the Samovodshka charshiya – a street with many shops for traditional hand-made souvenirs and other crafts.

    Dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation.

  • 3
    Arbanassi - Shumen - Madara - Varna
    3 day
    Arbanassi - Shumen - Madara - Varna

    Breakfast and departure to the amazing village of Arbanassi to see the well-preserved 17th century Kostantsaliev House that has been converted into a museum. Here travelers can visit the medieval Church of the Nativity, known for its beautiful frescoed interior.
    Continue to visit the Madara Horseman - UNESCO-protected.
    Arrival in Varna, accommodation. 

  • 4
    Transfer by car

    Breakfast and visit to the Cathedral of Varna. Departure to visit Nessebar, a town placed under the protection of Unesco as the richest place of historical evidence of the entire Black Sea coast. The churches of Pantocrator, St. John Baptist and Christ Redemptor follow one another in rapid succession. Continue to Kazanlak - the capital of the rose valley. Accommodation in reserved rooms in the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Transfer in GT bus to Bulgaria for groups composed by more than 15 passengers.
    • Minibus 14-18 places for groups composed by 8 - 15 passengers.
    • For groups from 2 to 7 passengers the guide will be also the driver.
    • Guide for visits.
    • 6 lunches including mineral water.
    • 7 dinners including mineral water + 1 traditional restaurant with drinks included (traditional aperitif, wine or beer or soft drink).
    • Entrances as in the program.
    • Meals and overnight of the driver and guide.

    Price does not include

    • Flights, airport taxes.
    • Tips.
    • Extra in general.
    • Optional excursions.
    • Medical - baggage - cancellation insurance.
    • Everything not included in " the price includes" and / or in additional options and mandatory services.