PRIVATE TOUR 11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS

Day 1

Sofia

Arriving at Sofia airport and transfer to the Hotel. City tour of Sofia in the historical center, Boyana church and the Bells monument.

Sofia, Bulgaria
The biggest Cathedral in Bulgaria – Alexander Nevski in Sofia

Day 2

Sofia – Rila monastery – Bansko

Start at 09:00 in the morning and tour of Rila Monastery. Lunch in the area and transfer to Bansko. Bansko is located on the Northern foots of Pirin Mountain, amazing nature, a lot of possibilities for hiking with deferent level of difficulty. Bansko is also an old town with authentic atmosphere.

Free afternoon in Bansko.

rila monastery Day Tour
Rila Monastery is an UNESCO site and the biggest and oldest in Bulgaria

Day 3

Bansko – Belica bears park – Bansko

On this day we could start at 9:00. Transfer to Belica for about 40 min. We will visit the Dancing Bears rescue Park. It is an interesting and educational tour for about 1 hour. Lunch in the area in a small family guest house where we will be invited by the owners with traditional homemade meals, but also with folklore music and customs.  Transfer back to Bansko and free afternoon.

Visit of a family guest house, where the guests can feel the Bulgarian spirit

Day 4

Bansko – Plovdiv

Start at 8:00 and transfer with the car to a station of the Train. The Train ride will be only in the last 30 min part, which is also the most beautiful. Transfer to Plovdiv for about 1 hour.

The adventure with the old train

Lunch and city tour for about 2 hours. Free afternoon.

Plovdiv, the Old Town

Day 5

Plovdiv – Rhodope mountain – Plovdiv

Start at 9:00. Transfer to a small village in the heart of Rhodope mountain for about 2 hours. The village Gela is famous with the folklore festival with the music instrument Gaida. In the town near by we will visit some traditional craftsmen. Lunch and transfer back. Free evening.

Folklore Festival in Rhodope mountain

Day 6

Plovdiv – Nessebar

Start at 9:00. Transfer to Nessebar on the Black sea coast for about 3 hours. Nessebar is a small historical town with very old roots. The Old Town of Nessebar is an UNESCO site. We will visit there a lot of ancient and medieval sites and will enjoy the spirit of the Black Sea.

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Nessebar

Day 7

Nessebar – Varna

Start at 9:00. Transfer to Varna for about 2 hours. City tour of Varna, which is the biggest Bulgarian city on the Black Sea and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Here in Varna is found the Oldest Gold of the Word – 6000 years old. Will visit the museum, the Roman Thermae baths and the Cathedral there.

Mystery tour varna gold
The Oldest Gold in the World

Day 8

Varna – Shumen – Veliko Tarnovo

Start at 8:30.Transfer to Shumen area with first stop at Madara Horseman, which is an UNESCO site and one of the symbols of Bulgaria. It is a sight from the times of the establishment of the First Bulgarian Imperia 7th-8th centuries. After Madara, we will stop on the monument in Shumen dedicated also of the establishment of Bulgaria. It is maybe the most unique monument of Bulgaria(if we don’t count Buzludzha).

Founders Bulgarian State in Shumen 2
The monument in Shumen

Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo in the afternoon. Free time in the evening.

Day 9

Veliko Tarnovo – Yogurt tasting in Bogenci – Veliko Tarnovo

Start at 9:00 with city tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi village nearby.

Panorama of Veliko Tarnovo

Transfer to a small village for about 40 min. There we will visit a small family dairy and will learn everything about the Bulgarian Yogurt. The guide there will show us there small private museum for traditional tools and everyday stuffs from the past and also the church of the village, which has an amazing story. Transfer back to Veliko Tarnovo.

Not only Yogurt tasting, but an expirinece in the real Bulgarian traditions

Day 10

Veliko Tarnovo – Sofia

Transfer back to Sofia for about 3:30 hours. On the way we will stop on a cave, known as “The Eyes of God”. Free afternoon in Sofia.

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The Eyes of God cave

Day 11

Airport transfer

PRICE OFFER

BULGARIA TOUR 11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS

Group of 2 – 1350 per person

Group of 4 – 880 per person

Group of 6 – 730 per person

Group of 7 – 680 per person

Inclusions:

Transport with minivan

Accomodation in hotels and Guest houses based on 3*

Professional guide/driver

Sightsees described in the itinerary

Suggestions for the restaurants every day and booking if its need.

Entrance fees:

  • Plovdiv – Ancient theatre and Great Roman Basilica
  • Train tickets
  • Belica “Dancing bears center”
  • Rila monastery – The Medieval Tower and the Monastery museum
  • Boyana church
  • Yogurt Tasting
  • Veliko Tarnovo – Tsarevets Fortress
  • Shumen – The monument 1300 years of Bulgaria and Madara Horseman
  • Varna – The Roman Thermae

Bottle of water every day

Exclusions:

Flight tickets

Personal insurance

Food

Personal fees

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