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Sofia – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Shipka Pass – Tryavna – Arbanassi – Sofia

8 days
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8 Days Tour $

General Information

Included Features

Accommodation at selected hotels, service charges & hotel taxes, luggage handling
Breakfast daily, dinners and lunches as per program
Arrival and departure transfers
Touring by modern air-conditioned coach
Professional tour director throughout


Sofia, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, Kazanlak , Shipka Pass, Tryavna, Veliko Turnovo, Arbanassi
Typical Bulgarian delicacies at local restaurants

Day 1, Sofia

Arrival in Sofia, transfer to selected hotel and overnight. (O)

Day 2, Sofia

Sightseeing tour of 7000 -year-old Sofia, exploring many of the fine cultural and historical monuments, including the lovely Nevsky Cathedral, with its rich icon collect ion, the fabulous 4th century St George's Rotunda, St Sofia' s Basilica and the ruins of Serdica. (B,D,O)

Day 3, Plovdiv

A visit to the 10th century UNESCO World Heritage Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest and most impressive monastery, with a lavish collection of precious antiquities, then on to Plovdiv via Rila, the highest Bulgarian mountain. Overnight in Plovdiv. (B,D,O)

Day 4, Plovdiv – Kazanlak

Sightseeing in ancient Plovdiv, with superb architecture and fine Roman ruins, such as the amphitheatre, with impressive marble statues, decorative columns and arcades . On to the 11th century Bachkovo Monastery and Kazanlak in the famous Rose Valley. (B,D,O)

Day 5, Kazanlak – Shipka Pass – Tryavna

Visit the newly discovered Thracian golden treasures in Kazanlak Museum. On to Golyamata Kosmatka Tomb and the UNESCO World Heritage 4th century BC Thracian Tomb, then on to lovely Tryavna, via the historical Shipk a Pass. (B,D,O

Day 6, Tryavna – Veliko Turnovo

Walking tour of Tryavna, featuring 17th century vaulted stone bridges, houses, churches and a square with a clock tower. Sightseeing of the royal city of Veliko Turnovo and gorgeous Tsarevets Hill, with amazing views and dramatic medieval fortifications. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Veliko Turnovo – Arbanassi – Sofia

After an overnight in Veliko Turnovo, on to the museum town of Arbanassi, boasting a fantastic gallery of art in its Church of the Nativity. Return to Sofia. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Sofia

Breakfast, followed by transfer to Sofia airport. (B)