Bulgaria - where wine and honey flow in August Print
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   Price:  2386 Euro / pp (min. 6 person)
   Trip duration:  13 days
   Departure dates: 18 AUGUST to  30 AUGUST


 18th of August to 30th of August 2019

Bulgaria is a country with thousands of years of history and many of its gifts to the world are probably also part of your daily life: Did you know that yoghurt was spread throughout Europe only at the beginning of the 20th century after a Bulgarian scientist discovered the healthy effects of the bacteria "Lactobacillus Bulgaricus"? Have you ever tasted the excellent Bulgarian wine? No wonder, since the Thracians, the ancestors of today's Bulgarians, are considered the inventors of the special wine juice. And did you know that Bulgaria is responsible for 70% of the world's rose oil production? So if you are using a perfume, you may be wearing a piece of Bulgaria on your skin.

Thanks to its long history and location at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Bulgaria has been able to obtain evidence of a wide variety of eras: Thracian tombs, Roman ruins, Byzantine and medieval fortresses, churches and monasteries and architecture with visible influences from the Ottoman period. Bulgaria is also a land of natural beauties with varied landscapes: wilderness in the mountains, which are nearly 3'000 meters high, caves and gorges, tourist ski resorts, lowlands with intensive agriculture, the Danube and various other important rivers, the Black Sea coast with a completely different atmosphere. Thanks to these different landscapes, Bulgaria is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity in Europe.

Despite its contributions to the world, cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes: Bulgaria's true treasure is its people. Many Bulgarians are proud of their culture and origins, open to new things and have a hospitality that will always make you feel at home. You can learn new things from your hosts and enter into a dialogue about ideas, knowledge, traditions or spirituality. Don't miss the Bulgarian cuisine, which recipes are passed on from generation to generation!


Travel dates:

Sunday, 18th of August 2019 (Arrival in Sofia) to Friday, 30th of August 2019 (Departure date)

Possible extensions, upon request.

Costs: The trip will take place with minimum of 6 subscriptions. The price per person, in double room - 2386€

Included in price: the whole trip-related costs: Airport transfers, Stay overnight in a double room, full- board meal, local transport, activities costs, entrance fees to the included in the trip attractions, local guides, etc..

Not included in the price: Flight costs (Such costs from Switzerland are about additional ca. 220 - 350 EUR. )

In addition, a single room can be booked for the price of total 260 EUR for the whole trip duration.

Short Programme overview

(Day 0)

 Arival in Sofia

Day 1

 Exploring Sofia: Experience the everyday life in a playful, interactive way.

Day 2

 A stop in the cultural city in Plovdiv: Mix of history, stories and old and new life in one.

Day 3

 In the valley of the Roses: Try out yourself handicraft activities and prepare a small rose product. Visit a rose factory.

Day 4

 Explore the region of Gabrovo and the Ethnographic Complex ‘Etara’

Day 5

 To the City of the Tsars - Veliko Tarnovo

 Tour at the old town, Tsarevets and Trapezitsa hills. Attending the Tsarevets light show

Day 6

 Visiting Preobrazhenski monastery and the village of Arbanasi

Day 7

 A glimpse of old ages in the town of Shumen or an adventure in the Shumen plateau nature park.

Day 8

 Visiting one of the best UNESCO sights in Bulgaria – the Madara Horse

Day 9

 The town of the 100 Chieftains and the heart of Bulgarian industrialization

Day 10

 Trekking at the Sinite kamani rock area.

Day 11

 Visiting Kabile and the winery at the village of Elenovo - Mirollio

Day 12

 Return to Sofia. Individual explorations in the capital.

(Day 13)


Are you interested? Then ask for the detailed itinerary. We will also be happy to advise you by e-mail, telephone or in a personal meeting.

The trip is organized by the mixed Bulgarian-Swiss Team of both Visit Bulgaria and Inside Travel.

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We stand for tourism, which focuses on cooperation and cultural exchange with the local population. During our trips you can expect authentic, surprising and eye-opening moments as well as professional support. We have set ourselves the goal of using tourism as a tool for positive development in the countries visited.

Trip organised by VisitBulgariaOn and Inside Travel

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Tel. (+41)77 480 6270 & +359 887974269

www.insidetravel.ch & www.VisitBulgariaOn.com