Duration : 07N/08D
Visit : Sofia – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi
Arrival in Sofia. Meeting by the guide, transfer to the hotel. Time for rest.
Overnight at hotel.
Sofia - Full Day Sightseeing Tour through the capital
Picturesquely located in the Sofia valley at the foot of the Vitosha Mountains, the capital of Bulgaria is a political, business and cultural centre of the country. The city’s motto, ‘Evergrowing, never old’, is as true today as it ever was. Pick-up from the hotel for the full day sightseeing tour through the capital.The tour includes one of the finest pieces of architecture on the Balkans and certainly Sofia's crowning glory - the Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral -the biggest cathedral in Bulgaria, the Rotunda St. George, the church St. Sofia, which gave the name of the town, the
Banya Bashi Mosque, Presidency Building, Council of Ministers Building, National Gallery /former King Palace/ many government buildings. Visiting of the National History museum, one of the
largest and richest history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. Overnight in the same hotel.
Sofia –Rila monastery - Plovdiv
After breakfast departure to the Rila monastery, the biggest and the most impressive monastery in Bulgaria, dating back to the National Revival period (18-19th century A.C.), which rises amidst the beautiful Rila Mountain (UNESCO). In the monastery you will visit the original monastery kitchen from the 19th century and the monastery’s museum. The journey continues to Plovdiv. Overnight
Plovdiv is the country’s second largest city, one of the most attractive and vibrant Bulgarian towns, situated in the Upper Thracian valley, along the two banks of Maritza River, scattered upon six unique syenite hills. Sightseeing tour through the new and the old town. The architecture of the Old Plovdiv (The Three Hills) is a mixture the different styles dating back to the Thracians, Rome, Byzantium and middle ages. It has narrow cobbled streets, pretty houses with small windows and pillars, oak gates and silent green gardens with rippling marble fountains. Each of the houses has its own style. Visit to the Roman Amphitheater, the most astounding sight from the roman times, the Balabanov House and the Ethnographic museum, located in a house from the national revival period in a typical baroque style, built in 1847 with a splendid green garden. Visiting of the Dzhumaja mosque, one of the oldest and biggest Ottoman religious buildings on the Balkans. Enjoy the dinner in a typical Bulgarian folk-style restaurant with traditional Bulgarian dishes and folklore program. Overnight at hotel
Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo
Depart to Kazanlak, a town, located in a romantic Valley of Roses, known also as the town of roses and Thracian kings. Visit a rose distillery near Kazanlak ,where you will see demonstration of the authentic process of rose oil distillation and see the modern working distillery, near the old onand taste rose-liqueur and rose jam. Visit to the town’s Historical museum with its New Treasury Hall, in which the newest golden, silver and bronze finds from the Thracian temple tombs in the region are exhibited. The journey continues through the beautiful green slopes of the Balkan Range. Visit Etara, an open-air ethnographic and architectural complex, known for its lovely old houses, small shops with wooden shutters and master craftsmen of gold, silver, leather and wooden articles. Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo, overnight at hotel
Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi – Veliko Tarnovo
After breakfast continue to Arbanassi, (near Veliko Tarnovo) a picturesque medieval settlement and an architectural reserve, situated on a high plateau with a view to the hills of Tzarevetz and Trapezitza. After a walk through the museum village, visit to the Konstancaliev`s house, a large house fortress with rich decoration of ornaments. Enjoy the lunch in a private house in Arbanasi and taste homemade Bulgarian dishes. Return in Veliko Tarnovo. City tour through the medieval capital of the second Bulgarian State, rapidly expanded during the 12-14th century A.C., turned into the strongest Bulgarian fortress. Visit to the impressive Tsarevets fortress, the old Marketplace “Samovodska Tcharshia” and other exciting landmarks. Overnight at hotel. Option: Visit to the “Sound and Light” show in Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo – Sofia
Departure to Sofia. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon for shopping, take a walk on the main shopping street in Sofia and have some fun in the city mall. Overnight at hotel.
Sofia - Airport
Free time and transfer to the airport Sofia.
Above is the Indicative Itinerary.
LAND PACKAGE COSTING BASED ON MINIMUM 10 PAX (PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARING
BASIS) *without Airfare.:-
INR 54,000/- (EUR750) *All inclusive approx.
(Valid till Oct 2017)
BULGARIA VISA REQUIREMENT FOR INDIANS:-
Embassy Address in India
Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria
EP-16-17, Chandragupta Marg,
Chanakya Puri, New Delhi-110021.
Office Timings: Mon to Fri, 0800 to 1400 hrs
Visa Timings: 0900 to 1200 hrs (Mon, Wed & Thurs)
Collection Timings: 0900 to 1200 hrs (Mon, Wed & Thurs)
Note: Applicants first time traveling to Bulgaria has to come personally
Note : Holders of valid Schengen visas may travel to Bulgaria without Bulgarian
national visa on the terms and conditions stated on the Schengen visa, provided
that the designated stay on the Schengen visa is not exhausted. i.e. holder of
valid Multiple Schengen visa can travel to Bulgaria as many times as needed,
provided that the visa is not fully exhausted.