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Bulgaria Unesco 7 sites roundtrip

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Departure dates 2019/2020: everyday / Group size: min 2

Route: Sofia - Veliko Tarnovo - Ivanovo - Silistra - Nessebar - Kazanluk - Plovdiv - Sofia

Price: 2-3 pers. - 620 Euro/pers.; 4-5 pers. - 566 Euro/pers. 6-8 pers. - 494 Euro/pers.; Please, enquire for larger groups.

We are proud of Bulgaria`s contribution to the World`s heritage and have made this wonderful roundtrip for all of you who would like to get to know it. The 7 UNESCO sites of Bulgaria or the 7 wonders as we call them leave unforgettable emotional memories in every visitor who has passion for historical, architectural and cultural masterpieces. On this tour we reveal the mystic of these outstanding sites and discover some details behind the story of the past



Day 1. Arrival
Arrival at Sofia/Plovdiv airport and drive to the first hotel of accommodation.

Day 2. Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo

Today we start with city tour of Sofia and visit to the first unique UNESCO site – Boyana Church. The frescoes in this church, painted in 1259, make it one of the most important collections of medieval paintings and one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval art. After a visit to the church we have a sightseeing tour of Sofia with its main attractions - the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the Crypt, National Theatre, St. Sofia church, The Rotunda St George, the hot mineral water springs etc. Lunch and departure for Veliko Tarnovo , picturesquely situated on and around historic hills. Visit of the old fortress Tsarevets. Free time for exploring the old quarters of Tarnovo. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3. Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Ivanovo Rock Monasteries – Sveshtarti Thracian Tomb

Today we start our tour with visit of Arbanassi with its fortress-like stone houses with which the village is famed. Sightseeing walk of Arbanassi and drive further to Rusenski Lom`s National park where we find the ruins of the Rock monastery of Ivanovo. The monastery complex with its churches, cells and galleries has been cut from the cliff. From there we drive east to next UNESCO site – the Sveshtari Thracian Tomb. This unique monument has an extraordinary fine artistic decoration and sophisticated architecture. Overnight stay in Silistra.

Day 4. Silistra – Madara horseman – Nessebar

Early morning we leave the banks of Danube river and drive through the golden colored sunflower fields of Dobrudzha plateau. Our next stop is another amazing and mystic monument of UNESCO – the Madara horseman. This is the most significant early medieval Bulgarian monument of art – a relief of a horseman cut above a base of vertical rock which rises on the grand rocks on top the plateau. We continue to the small peninsula of Nessebar (also included in the World Heritage List). Free time to explore the peninsula on our own and overnight stay.

Day 5. Nessebar - Kazanlak

This lovely day starts with a guided tour in the old part of Nessebar long before the crowds of visitors have come. We enjoy a walk in the town with its collection of unique churches – a kind of an emblem of Nessebar – they are among the most interesting monuments of church architecture which has survived to our times. The town harbors also the best of the coast`s nineteenth-century wooden architecture. Lunch and drive to the town of Kazanlak – the capital of the Rose valley. Here we visit next UNESCO site – the Thracian tomb with its burial chamber and paintings for which the tomb is famed. Overnight stay in Kazanlak.

Day 6. Kazanlak – Plovdiv

After breakfast we start our tour with Shipka Memorial church. From the wooded hillside of the Balkan mountain rise the gold onion domes of the Shipka Memorial Church. We have a stop and hear the story of the church and have some free time to enjoy its lovely interior and exterior with its pink and green colors. Further on we drive to Plovdiv – the second biggest Bulgarian city. Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv – a tour of the old town which consists of one of the most spectacular ensembles of town houses from the period of the Bulgarian National Revival. Visit to the Saints Constantine and Helena Church, Roman Theatre, Regional Ethnographic Museum. Overnight stay in Plovdiv.

Day 7. Plovdiv – Rila monastery – Sofia

Departure for the Rila Monastery - the most famous and fascinating monastery in Bulgaria, under the UNESCO protection. The monastery is famed for its mountainous backgrounds and its fortress-like complex and richly colored frescoes of the church. Tour of the monastery and visit to the monastery church, museum, and kitchen,known as Magernitsa. Free time and drive to Sofia.

Day 8. Departure

Breakfast and drive to the airport. Time to say good bye to Bulgaria and its historical monuments.

What`s included:

altAccommodation in double room at 3*** hotels

altBed and breakfast

altTransport throughout

altEntrencas to sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary

altEnglish speaking local guide

What`s not included:

altTips and meals not mentioned above

altFlight tickets

altHealth insurances

Optional expenses:

altSingle room supplement

altOptional tours not mentioned in the itinerary – to be arranged and paid on spot

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