Roundtrip Bulgaria – Classic Tour

Bulgaria, EUROPE

Duration : 07N/08D
Visit :  Sofia – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi

Day 1

Arrival to Sofia Airport

Arrival in Sofia. Meeting by the guide, transfer to the hotel. Time for rest. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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

Day 4

Plovdiv

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

Day 5

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

Day 6

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

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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)

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: -

  • 7 overnights / BB, in hotels 4* in city center in: Sofia -3 nights; Plovdiv -2nights; Veliko Tarnovo-2 nights.
  • 1 Dinner with folklore program in a typical Bulgarian restaurant in Plovdiv (3-course menu)
  • 1 Lunch in a private house in Arbanassi village (3 course menu)
  • Visit to the rose distillery near Kazanlak, taste of rose jam and rose liqueur
  • Guided sightseeing tours and entrance fees in: Sofia – City tour, National History museum; Rila monastery; Plovdiv – New and Old town with Authentic Roman theater, Balabanov’s House, Ethnographical Museum, Dzjumaja mosque; Kazanlak – Historical Museum; Etara – open-air ethnographic and architectural complex; Arbanassi - Konstancaliev`s house; Veliko Tarnovo - Tsarevets fortress and old town.
  • English speaking guide during the whole itinerary ( from/to Airport Sofia)
  • Transport by coach (LDC)

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS: -

  • In and out international flight and visa
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Meals and sightseeing not mentioned above
  • Expense of personal nature, such as telephone calls, laundry etc.

REMARKS : -

 

OPTIONAL ADD ON TOURS : -

Visit to the “Sound and Light” show in Veliko Tarnovo
The light show called "Sound and Light" on the Tsarevets Hill is the most impressive attraction for the tourists. The audio visual program dating from 1985 combines sound and light effects to reproduce the history of the ancient Bulgarian capital.
 

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BULGARIA VISA REQUIREMENT FOR INDIANS:-
Embassy Address in India
DELHI
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.

VISA REQUIREMENTS (Tourist): -

  • Passport valid at least six months
  • 1 visa form
  • 2 Recent photographs with background 35x45mm
  • Covering letter for stating purpose of visit
  • Return confirm Ticket
  • Hotel confirmation voucher from Bulgarian tourist company with full details like license number of tourist company, name and address of hotel and hotel license number of hotel also.
  • Bank statements last three months
  • Tax returns last three years
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the stay in Bulgaria
  • An Insurance Policy issued by an Insurance Company
    Note:- Personal appearance required for all applicant traveling Bulgaria first time

VISA REQUIREMENTS (Business): -

  • Passport valid at least six months
  • 1 visa form
  • 2 Recent photographs with background 35x45mm
  • Covering letter from the Company in India with relevant Business details
  • Return confirm Ticket
  • Hotel Booking.
  • An Insurance Policy issued by an Insurance Company
  • original invitation letter from Bulgarian company attested by Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Bank statements last three months
  • Tax returns last three years
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the stay in Bulgaria with a minimum of Euro 50 per day.

REMARKS : -

  • Note:- Personal appearance required for all applicant traveling Bulgaria first time
  • Visa Fee Rs.7500/- This is the Common Visa Fees structure for Tourist and Business.
  • Processing Time 07-10 working days after getting approval.

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