Bulgaria tour


850 USD / 675 euro
/fixing USD:Euro 1,26/

11 days /10 overnights

The price is based on 10 PAX group accommodated in a double room.
If your group is smaller or bigger please contact us for a quote.

Sofia - Plovdiv - Starosel – Hisarya - Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo – Varna – Nesebar - Sofia

Day 1
Arrival at Sofia airport. Meet and greet by your Bulgarian guide. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
Day 2

Sightseeing tour of Sofia. Visit The Saint Nedelya Church, The Statue of St Sofia – the symbol of the city, the Parliament square, the Presidency, the National Theater, the Ruins of Serdica and the Rotonda St George 4th c. AC, the Synagogue, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the biggest and the most beautiful on the Balkan Peninsula, the Monument of Alexander II – Tzar Liberator, the Parliament. Continue to the Boyana Church where you will admire frescoes dating to 1259. Overnight.

Day 3

Departure to the Rila Monastery – the richest historical and architectural monument of the Orthodox enclave, founded in 10th century and transformed to the most important spiritual and cultural center of Bulgaria. The site is included in the list of UNESCO as part of the world heritage list. It is located some 120 km to the south of Sofia, in the heart of the Rila Mountain. On a number of occasions it was destroyed and burnt down, only to rise again like a phoenix from the ashes. The visitor’s first sight of Rila monastery huge towering walls gives the impression of a fortress. However, a step through the archway produces a wonderful surprise. The Monastery’s unrivalled architecture and murals will captivate you. Departure to Plovdiv. Arrive in the late afternoon. Accommodation, afternoon at leisure, overnight.
Day 4
Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv: The second largest town of Bulgaria, an area since the time of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander The Great. Its unique location on these ancient crossroads has stimulated cultural and political influences from East and West civilizations and yet maintained its unique cultural identity.
The most impressive building of Roman time that has come to us rising above the city is the Antique Amphitheatre by Emperor Mark Avrelii during the 2nd c. A.D. Its magnificent arcade adorned with marble statues is simply breath-taking. Theater and opera performances are still staged here on warm summer nights. The Roman Stadium is also constructed during the II century and reproduces the layout in Delphi, Greece. Within the center of the ancient major town of the Roman province of Thrace remains of stone paved streets, foundations of buildings and columns and ancient fortress walls and gates reside. The Old Plovdiv nowadays is an original living museum, an architectural phenomenon with many of the houses of those times’ most prominent Bulgarians turned into museums, galleries hosting various art exhibitions and festivals. Overnight.
Day 5
Departure to Starosel.
The Thracian Temple Complex in the Chetinyovata Mogila, at a distance of 4km from the village of Starosel, was found in 2000. It has a statute of a group archaeological monument of culture, declared by letter No 1480 of 04.06.2001. This is the oldest ever found royal Thracian complex with a mausoleum. It dates back to the end of 5th and the beginning of 4th century BC. The Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel covers six underhill temples, four of which are unique, as well as a few royal burials. Departure to Hisarya. The pleasant climate and the mineral waters of this location have proven to be attractive to settlers since ancient times. A prehistoric settlement existed in this place way back in the 5th century BC. A Thracian settlement from the 4th – 3rd centuries BC was also established in the region. The settlement’s heyday was during the Roman era. The mineral waters, which the town of Hisarya is famous for, are used for the treatment of kidney and urologic diseases, gallbladder diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, as well as musculoskeletal diseases. Accommodation. Overnight.
Day 6
Departure to Veliko Tarnovo. On our way we will pass by the town of Kazanlak where will visit the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak – the monument dates back to the 4th century BC and has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site list since 1979. Visit the Museum of Rose. The only museum in the world, dedicated to the oil-yielding plant – rose, is situated in the town of Kazanlak. Nowadays the Rose Museum stores more than 15 000 exponents related to rose-picking and rose-production in Bulgaria.
Visit of the Russian Church (12 km of Kazanlak) in the foothills of Stara Planina. Its golden domes and the green and pink colored facade loom against the mountains and attract the attention of the travellers in the Shipka pass. Next stop is to the other side of the pass where we will visit “Etara” – an open air museum. It is the first museum presenting the historic past, economic development and the way of living of the population in 18 – 19th c. The shopping street represents the way crafts were practiced locally in the mid-19th century. Continue to Veliko Tarnovo – capital city of The Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Accommodation in a hotel in Veliko Turnovo or Arbanassi. Accommodation. Overnight.
Day 7
After breakfast – tour of the city. Visit to “Tsarevets” – a mediaeval stronghold located on a hill with the same name.
It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire’s primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces. 47 churches and 400 residential houses have been discovered in the whole complex. Fortified walls and defensive towers surround the city. The tower of Baldwin is the most famous and is an evidence for the power of the Bulgarian Kingdom. We will continue our tour by visiting the old Marketplace Samovodska Tcharshia. Only 4 km from Veliko Turnovo is Arbanassi, a charming village with an eventful history and fascinating architecture. Thirty six of its 80 houses and the five local churches have been declared for national monuments of culture. Overnight.
Day 8
Departure to Varna – During the Second Bulgarian state, Varna was one of the most important trading and craft centers in the country. Now a day it is the biggest sea port and one of the favorite holiday places.
Numerous hotels, restaurants and night clubs make it a preferable seaside center. Summer is fresh and pleasant because of the breezes. Here the wide beach strip attracts thousands of tourists. The city lies in the bay of Varna and is 11 km long. The city’s structure resembles an amphitheater as it follows the curves of the Bay of Varna. We will make tour of the town – The city center, the Cathedral, the Archaeological museum where is being kept the oldest gold treasure in the world dating back 4000 years B.C., the Roman baths. Accommodation. Overnight.

Day 9
Departure to Aladzha Monastery. It is situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna, near Golden Sands Resort, in the centre of Golden Sands Nature Park. There are no reliable historical records as to when the monastery was established, but there is evidence that it already existed in the 10th – 12th centuries. Aladzha Monastery is one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria where the different premises and their functions are clearly distinguishable.
The monastery premises are carved and arranged on two levels in a limestone rock that is almost 40 m high. The monastery church, the monastery cells, the refectory, the kitchen, the small cemetery church, the crypt (ossuary), and the farm premises are all situated on the first level. The second level is a natural rock recess in the eastern part of which lies the monastery chapel. Continue to Cape Kaliakra. Cape Kaliakra and the architectural reserve on its territory are located 12 km southeast of Kavarna. It is an oblong, narrowing rocky peninsula that juts out about 2 km into the sea. The rich history, the well-preserved landscape, and the beautiful panoramic views make Cape Kaliakra one of the most attractive tourist spots on the Black Sea Coast. Come back to hotel, overnight.
Day 10
Departure to Nessebar.
Tour of the Old town of Nessebar – an undoubted jewel of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, historical and archaeological reserve with ancient archaeological remains of various periods, original churches from the 5th – 17th centuries and more than hundred authentic Revival houses – it is included in the list of UNESCO. Time will pass too quickly here as you hunt for souvenirs in the gift shops, explore churches and museums and enjoy the country’s great-value, appetizing cuisine at the traditional restaurants called “mehanas”. Departure to Sofia. Accommodation. Overnight.
Day 11
Departure to airport for your departure flight.

  • The Package is an example, as desired we can prepare for you programs for different duration, rout and size of the group, combined with the holidays by the sea or mountain.

The price includes:
  • Transfer from/to airport Sofia
  • Accommodation for 10 overnights with breakfasts
  • Transport – Mini Bus A/C, all road taxes, parking fees, vignette, border taxes
  • Escort from travel agency representative during the entire stay

The price does not include:
  • Airplane ticket
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fees for site visits and a guide
  • Special dinner at restaurant with traditional folklore
  • Wine tasting at a local winery
  • SPA and Massage

Payments if desired:
  • Possible inclusion in the basic package – lunch, dinner, entrance fees to site visited and guide – $ 590 / 468 euro
  • Special dinner at restaurant with traditional folklore - $ 45 / 36 euro
  • Wine tasting at a local winery once - $ 30 / 24 euro

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Point of contact:
  • Address: Invizia Ltd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria, 56 Patriarh Evtimii Blvd.
  • Invizia Ltd: License for tour operator and agency activities, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria № РК-01-7220