Bulgaria History Trail
Travel in time as our tour takes you through diverse nature and variety of terrain, revealing the rich cultural heritage and historical delights of this magical country. Bulgaria is a country of wonders! There are traditional villages and ancient monasteries to visit, awesome Roman amphitheatres and impressive medieval towns with winding cobbled streets. Highlights of our tour include a visit to the Rila Monastery, one of the most important spiritual and cultural centres of Bulgaria and to the medieval Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo, a truly unique fortress-town with remains of ancient stone houses clinging to steep slopes. So come on board, sit back and indulge in a wealth of experiences.
The tour operates Sunday on the following dates - June: 3,17 • August: 19 • September: 9
Day 1, Sunday
Arrival at Bourgas airport. Transfer to Bourgas town for dinner and overnight.
Day 2, Monday
Depart for Plovdiv after breakfast with en-route sightseeing and stop for lunch at Stara Zagora. In Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, you will immerse in its cultural heritage by visiting the wonderfully preserved Old Town and its most famous landmark, the Roman Amphitheatre. Dinner & overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 3, Tuesday
Morning scenic journey towards Bansko passing through charming local villages in the Rhodope mountains.Upon arrival in Bansko enjoy a guided walking tour of Pirin National Park and a picnic lunch on the mountain. Free time to explore Bansko Old Town. Dinner & overnight in Bansko.
Day 4, Wednesday
Full guided tour of the Rila Monastery, the largest and most impressive cultural monument of the Bulgarian Renaissance period. After lunch you will continue to Bulgaria's capital Sofia, to appreciate the city's unique architecture which blends Western and Central European influences. Dinner & overnight in Sofia.
Day 5, Thursday
Having left the present capital of Bulgaria, it's time to get to know the old one – on route to Veliko Tarnovo there is a stop to explore the Etara open air museum and enjoy a traditional lunch. Continuing to Veliko Tarnovo, former seat of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom with guided tour of Tsarevets fortress. Dinner & overnight in the picturesque village of Arbanassi.
Day 6, Friday
Sightseeing in the quaint village of Arbanassi after breakfast. On the way to Varna briefly we stop briefly in the town of Shoumen for lunch and wine tasting. Once at the seaside city of Varna, we will discover remains of ancient Greek colony and historic trading port. Dinner & overnight in Varna.
Day 7, Saturday
The day is spent enjoying the delights of Bulgaria's most popular travel destination Sunny Beach and the picturesque promontory town of Nessebar, justly under UNESCO preservation order as a living museum. Lunch at one of the local tavernas before ending the tour in Bourgas. Dinner & overnight in Bourgas.
Day 8, Sunday
Transfer to Bourgas Airport for your homeward journey or hotel of your choice in Sunny Beach or Nessebar for extended stay.
Please Note: This tour requires minimum number of participants in order to operate and is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or walking difficulties. The itinerary is subject to amendments sometimes without prior notification.
Prices are per person on Full Board, for guidance only and can go up or down (full price confirmed at time of booking).
Supplements (per person per night)
Single room £97.50 per person per week
Please call our Tailor Made department on 020 7543 5569 for all travel options and flight details. For full details of this holiday, flight supplements, booking conditions and essential holiday information (all of which must be read before booking), please see relevant brochure or website pages.
Please note: Tour requires minimum number of participants in order to operate. In the event of tour cancellation, guests will be offered an alternative departure date with most bookings. Proposed itinerary is subject to amendments or alterations, sometimes without prior notification. The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or walking difficulties.
BULGARIA HISTORY TRAIL EXTENDED STAY
We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to extend your stay by booking several nights accommodation from our selection of hotels in Sunny Beach or Nessebar. Please call our Tailor-Made Department on 020 7543 5569 for prices and further details.
What's included in the price
Return flights, transfers and accommodation in minimum 3 star hotels • Full board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner (picnic lunch on day 3) • Entrance fees & taxes • Services of Tour Manager
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