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BULGARIA – THE CRADLE OF THE EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION

MISTERY AND SPIRITUAL TOUR

11 DAYS BULGARIA TOUR

FROM 950 €

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 DAYS
  • 9 CITIES
  • 5 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
  • THE OLDEST GOLD IN THE WORLD
  • THE TEMPLE OF DIONYSIUS
  • SECRETS OF THE THRACIANS
  • MAGURA CAVE – THE PREHISTORIC UNIVERSITY
  • COUNTLESS NATURAL BEAUTIES
  • HUNDREDS OF STORIES

The tour is organized to be a guide into the very first History of the human civilization and the mysteries of our unique Bulgarian culture. Bulgaria is proud with the still living traditions which can be traced to the very first human beliefs and worship practices. But not only this, our folk still preserve the way of life like centuries ago and keep strong the connection with the earth and nature. We will be glad to show to the tourist our extraordinary heritage and to be guide in this spiritual and cultural adventure.

The tourist will have the chance to see places which are so rich of cosmic energy that can recharge their batteries for long and even to change their life.

The tour includes the most interesting and old cities in Bulgaria, the hidden gems on the way, countless stories about the places, visiting natural and cultural sites, mountains, sea coast, caves, riversides, Rock-hewn Churches, ancient sanctuaries, ottoman heritage, Bulgarian cultural sites.

The tour is appropriate from April to October and for all ages.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – ARRIVING AND AIRPORT TRANSFER TO 4* HOTEL IN SOFIA

City tour of Sofia.

St. Sophia Church 5th century AD – Sofia

DAY 2 – FROM SOFIA TO PLOVDIV. OVERNIGHT PLOVDIV

The Ancient Theater in Plovdiv      

Start point Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria and Transfer to Plovdiv, which is the oldest city in Europe. On the way to Plovdiv the group will visit the archeological excavations of “Junacite”, a 6000 years old settlement, where Medieval, Roman, Iron Age, Early Bronze Age, and Copper Age periods have all been attested at the site.

After the lunch, we will visit Plovdiv, which is also European capital of Culture for 2019. The city is very artistic and impressive with its 8000 years old history. After the city tour the group will have check in in a 3* hotel

DAY 3 – FROM PLOVDIV TO RHODOPE MOUNTAIN. OVERNIGHT IN KARDZHALI

Perperikon – The Temple of Dionysius

On this day the group will take the southern direction to Rhodope mountain, which it the most magical one in Bulgaria. First stop for the day will be “Perperikon”, an ancient sanctuary dated back to several millennia.  In the afternoon the group will visit “The Devil’s Bridge”, an Ottoman structure from 16th century and with very interesting legend. Picnic in the Nature with local fresh meals. Overnight in the area in a local guest house.

The „Devil‘s Bridge“ on Arda River

DAY 4 – FROM RHODOPE MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA COAST.

Mishkova niva – Archeological complex of Tracian sanctuary, Thracian tomb and Roman times villa

The day will be dedicated for one of the most mysterious sanctuaries on Bulgarian territory. It is still open for disputes between the historians for what and when it was built, but no doubt it is amazing. On the way to there we will cross the most SE part of the country. Picnic in the Nature as option. The next stop will be a small town Tzarevo on the southern sea coast and overnight in a 3* hotel

 

Mishkova niva – Archeological complex of Tracian sanctuary, Thracian tomb and Roman times villa

DAY 5 – FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

Nessebar – the Old Town – UNESCO site

This day will be the day for the southern seacoast and the stories about the anciant greek colonies on the Black sea. The first stop will be in Nessebar wich is protected by UNESCO and is overhelming with its long history and preserved anciant buildings. After lunch we will continue to the North and in the afternoon we will be in the biggest and most beautiful city on the Black sea – Varna. The group will visit the Archeological museum of Varna in the afternoon. The Museum offers the most interesting exibition of the Oldest Golden tresure in the World. Overnight in 3* hotel in Varna.

The Oldest Golden treasure in the World 4500 years BC

DAY 6 – VARNA – RUSE

„Sveshtari“ – Thracian tomb 3rd century BC – UNESCO site

The day will start with visiting the longest cap on our coastline and the medival fortress. After lunch  the group will visit a thracian tomb from 3rd century BC, included in UNESCO and in the late afternoon they will be in Ruse, which is one of the oldest cities on Danube river and is called „The little Viena“, because of the style. City walking tour in the evening and overnight in a 3* hotel in Ruse.

DAY 7 – RUSE – VELIKO TARNOVO

Rock-hewn Churches “Ivanovo” – UNESCO site

The group will visit The Rock-hewn Churches near to Ruse, wich are in a Nature reserve area and the only one still active Rock churches in Bulgaria. The next stop is one Ethnographic open air complex for traditional crafts. In the afternoon the group will stop in Veliko Tarnovo, which is a Medieval Bulgarian capital. City tour and Overnight there.

Veliko Tarnovo – the Medieval capital of Bulgaria

DAY 8 – VELIKO TARNOVO – VIDIN

The Magura cave and the greatest Mystery of the Human origin

After a transfer to Belogradchik, the group will visit the spectacular fortress there and will enjoy the extraordinary view to the red rocks around. The next stop is Magura cave, which is the greatest mystery in Bulgaria. The group will have the best Magura guide, who explore the secrets of the drawings there for years and has some incredible theories about the human origin, the creation of the first religion and how the knowledge was spread around the whole world, starting from Magura – the first University ever.

Overnight in Vidin, the most NW point of Bulgaria, an old city on Danube river with amazing Medieval fortress on the river bank.

The Synagogue in Vidin

DAY 9 – VIDIN – SOFIA

“The Eyes of God” cave

The day starts with transfer to Sofia and on the way we will stop to see one extraordinary place, the so called “The Eyes of God”, a cave with indescribable energy.  In the afternoon the group will have city tour on the most interesting sites in the city center. As an addition they will visit the grave of the most the most famous spiritual leader in Bulgaria – The Teacher Petar Dynov. Free time in the evening. Overnight in a 3* hotel in Sofia.

“The Teacher” Petyr Dynov – a spiritual leader and one of the greatest Bulgarians

DAY 10 – SOFIA – RILA MONASTERY – BOYANA CHURCH – SOFIA

Rila Monastery – UNESCO site

The day is dedicated to two UNECSO sites. Rila monastery is the oldest Bulgarian Monastery and the most important one.  In the Afternoon the group will visit Boyana Church, which is near to Sofia and is covered with unique pre- Renaissance murals. Free time on the evening and overnight in the same hotel.

Boyana church – UNESCO site

DAY 11 – VISITING THE MUSEUM DIMITAR PESHEV IN KYUSTENDIL

The Thermal Bath in Kyustendil

Dimitar Peshev was the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria and Minister of Justice (1935-1936), before World War II. He rebelled against the pro-Nazi cabinet andprevented the deportation of Bulgaria’s 48,000 Jews and was bestowed the title of “Righteous Among the Nations”.

 

 

Date: On request

PRICE LIST

2 pax: 1770 € per person

4 pax: 1200 € per person

6 pax: 1020 € per person

7 pax: 950 € per person

 

Price includes:

– Accommodation in 3* hotels and family guest hoses

– Transport with comfortable car/mini-van

– Breakfast

– Bottle of water every day

– Private guide/driver along the whole tour

– Rent of a private car/van/bus during the whole trip with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)

– Sightseeings like described in the programme

– Local guides where is need

– Entrance fees

– 24hrs assistance

– Organisation of the programme

– Travel insurance

– VAT

 

Price does not includes:

– Personal expenses

– Optional activities along the tour

– Air tickets

– Personal insurance

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