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Sofia - City tour
3h

  Rila Monastery
9³º-17³º

  Koprivshtitza
9³º-17³º

  Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery
9ºº-18ºº

  Melnik and Rozhen Monastery
9ºº-18³º

The prices of the full-day tours include guided sightseeing, transportation, museum charges, lunch.
N.B. If the payment is made by a credit card, 5 percent are added to the above prices for bank charges.
 


( 8-day tour of Bulgaria)

 
Arrival in Sofia. Check into your hotel. City tour of Sofia in the afternoon including St Alexander Nevsky’s Cathedral, the archeological complex dominated by St George’s Church (4C), St Sofia’s Church (5C) and the other principal sights.


Valley of the Roses
 
Excursion to the Rila Monastery, the biggest Bulgarian shrine and architectural masterpiece. Overnight in Sandanski, one of the most popular spas in Bulgaria.
   

The Ancient Theatre
in Plovdiv
Visits to the Rozhen Monastery and the museum town of Melnik, lying amid picturesque sandstone rocks. Then it is on to the town of Bansko, noted for its characteristic National Revival houses and icon-painting school. Overnight stay in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria.
 
Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, including the Old Town and the Ancient Theatre (2C). Excursion to the Bachkovo Monastery – the second largest one in Bulgaria. After lunch you’ll head for the world-famous Valley of the Roses. Overnight in Kazanluk.
   

Koprivshtitza
The programme features visits to the Thracian tomb in the town of Kazanluk(4C BC) the Ethnographic Museum and the Shipka Memorial Church. On your way to Veliko Turnovo you’ll stop over at the open-air Ethnographic Museum of Etura.
 
Sightseeing tour of Veliko Turnovo, old capital of Bulgaria: the fortress of the Bulgarian monarchs (12-14C) and the National Revival architectural complex. Excursions to the museum village of Arbanassi and to one of the fourteen monasteries in the neighbourhood. Overnight in Veliko Turnovo.
   
 
After a scenic drive through the highest mountain pass of the Stara Planina (1525m) you’ll stop at the Troyan Monastery - the third largest in Bulgaria. An afternoon visit to the museum town of Koprivshtitza. Return to Sofia for overnight.

 
   
 
Departure from Sofia.  
 


(a tour of Bulgaria focusing on archaeological sights)


 
Arrival in Sofia. Check into your hotel. City tour of Sofia in the afternoon including the archeological complex.


The Kazanluk Tomb (4C BC)
 
Departure for the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city. Sightseeing tour of the Old Town and the Ancient Theatre (2C). Drive to the Roman spa of Diocletianopolis with well-preserved fortress walls (in the modern-day town of Hissarya). Overnight stay in Hissarya.
 


The Sveshtari Tomb (3C BC)
Visit to the “Valley of the Thracian Rulers” around the town of Kazanluk: The Unesco-protected tomb (4C BC), the biggest Thracian mausoleum in the Ostrusha tumulus, the “Tomb with Columns” and the Arsenalka mound. Drive to Stara Zagora and visit to the ruins of the Roman city of Augusta Trayana. Overnight in Stara Zagora.
 
A journey to the prehistoric settlement near the village of Karanovo (8th – 3rd millennium BC) with seven cultural layers. Drive to the museum village of Zheravna and a sightseeing tour.Visit to Preslav - the second capital of Bulgaria (10C) before reaching Shumen for overnight.
 


The Vulchitrun Treasure (13C BC)
The programme features visits to the Madara Horseman (a 8C rock relief), the ruins of Pliska - the first Bulgarian capital (7 –9C), and the Thracian tomb near the village of Sveshtari (3C BC). Overnight stay in Veliko Turnovo.
 
Tours to the museum village of Arbanassi, the Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum, and to the fortress of the Bulgarian monarchs on the Tzarevetz Hill in Veliko Turnovo, old capital of Bulgaria (12-14C). Overnight in Veliko Turnovo.
   
 
A trip to the Troyan Monastery, the third largest one in Bulgaria. Drive through the highest mountain pass of the Stara Planina. Arrival in Sofia and visit to the National History Museum.

 
   
 
Departure from Sofia.
 
   
Select Tours Ltd, based in Sofia, Bulgaria - tour operator and travel agent. Our activity focuses on cultural tourism in Bulgaria. We offer excursions to historical landmarks and tourist attractions, city tours of Sofia etc. We also develop alternative forms of tourism, like eco-tourism and rural tourism.
 

 
 
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