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5 Day Bulgarian Adventure Tour

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Day 1: Sofia(Airport Transfer, Hotel Check-In, City Tour)

Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is believed to be one of the top 500 largest Christian church buildings. It is one of Sofia's symbols and primary tourist attractions.[3] The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres (34,100 sq ft) and can hold 5,000 people inside.[3][1] It is believed to be one of the 50 largest Eastern Orthodox Cathedrals and ranks in the top 500 largest church buildings in the world, third-largest Orthodox Cathedral located in Southeast Europe, being surpassed only by two new and not yet fully completed Cathedrals - the Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral in Bucharest and the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade.[4] Some people believe that from 1931 until 1992 it was the largest finished Orthodox Church in the world, and until year 2000 was the largest finished
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, ul. Serdika 5 Sofia Center, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
This remarkable, partly covered excavation site, situated just above the Serdika metro station, displays the remains of the Roman city, Serdica, that once occupied this area. The remains were unearthed from 2010 to 2012 during construction of the metro. There are fragments of eight streets, an early Christian basilica, baths and houses dating from the 4th to 6th centuries.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai), 3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia Bulgaria
The church was built on the site of the Saray Mosque, which was destroyed in 1882, after the liberation of Bulgaria by Russia from the Ottoman Empire. It was built as the official church of the Russian Embassy, which was located next door, and of the Russian community in Sofia, and was named, as was the tradition for diplomatic churches, for the patron saint of the Emperor who ruled Russia at the time, Nicholas II of Russia. The church was designed by the Russian architect Mikhail Preobrazhenski in the Russian Revival Style, with decoration inspired by the Muscovite Russian churches of the 17th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ivan Vazov National Theater, Dyakon Ignatii 5 str., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
Ivan Vazov National Theater is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden.

Founded in 1904 by the artists from the Salza i Smyah company, it was initially called simply the National Theatre, but before being named after the prominent writer Ivan Vazov it also bore the name of Krastyu Sarafov between 1952 and 1962. Incidentally Vazov's play, "The Outcasts" was the first to be performed at the theatre when it opened. The theatre's Neoclassical building, designed by famous Viennese theatre architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, was finished in 1906 and opened on 3 January 1907.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Rotunda Church of St George, Bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
The Church of Saint George is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.[1] It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica.

Built by the Romans in the 4th century, it is a cylindrical domed structure built on a square base. It is believed that it was built on the site of a pagan temple, though the original purpose of the building was for public use.[1] The building is famous for the 12th-, 13th- and 14th-century frescoes inside the central dome. Three layers of frescoes have been discovered, the earliest dating back to the 10th century. Magnificent frescoes of 22 prophets over 2 metres tall crown the dome. Painted over during the Ottoman period, when the building was used as a mosque, these frescoes were only uncovered and restored in the 20th century.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 Star Hotel

Day 2: Rila Monastery&Velingrad

Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the southwestern Rila Mountains, 117 km (73 mi) south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River ("Rila River") at an elevation of 1,147 m (3,763 ft) above sea level, inside of Rila Monastery Nature Park. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks.

Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe. In 2008 alone, it attracted 900,000 visitors

Velingrad- The Spa Center of the Balkans
The city has the largest resources of mineral water in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula, with total capacity of 143 l / sec. There are more than 80 springs in Velingrad and in the surrounding area and 3 fields of mineral waters with different physicochemical characteristics, bearing the name of the neighborhood in which they are located.

The mineral water of the spring Chepino is hypertermal with temperature of 48 °C and a total mineralization of 187 g/l, characterized as hydro, sodium, fluorine, silicon, radon, hydrosulfates containing. The flow of the spring is 70 l/sec.

The water is suitable for drinking, inhalation and external treatment. The indications are prevention, treatment and recreation of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, peripheral nervous system, respiratory system, metabolism, gastrointestinal tract, as well as renal and urological, gynecological and skin diseases and functional disorders of the nervous system.

A 4star Hotel Awaits You at that destination
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 Star Hotel

Day 3: Plovdiv

Stop At: Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
The Roman Theatre is one of the world's best-preserved ancient theatres, located in the city center of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was constructed in the 90s of the 1st century AD, probably under the rulership of Emperor Domitian. The theatre can host between 5000 and 7000 spectators and it is currently in use
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
The old town in Plovdiv is an architectural and historical reserve located on three of Plovdiv's hills: Nebet Tepe, Dzhambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe.

The complex has been formed as a result of the long sequence of habitation from prehistoric times to present day and combines the culture and architecture from Antiquity, Middle Ages and Bulgarian revival. The old town in Plovdiv is included in UNESCO World Heritage tentative list since 2004.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 Star Hotel

Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo

Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria
Tsarevets is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. Tsarevets is 206 metres (676 ft) above sea level.[1] It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's primary fortress and strongest bulwark between 1185 and 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces, and it is also a popular tourist attraction.

The earliest evidence of human presence on the hill dates from the 2nd millennium BC. It was settled in the 4th century and a Byzantine city, tentatively identified with Zikideva, was constructed near the end of the 5th century, on the grounds of which the construction of the Bulgarian stronghold was begun in the 12th century. After the Vlach-Bulgarian Rebellion and the establishment of the Second Bulgarian Empire with its capital in Veliko Tarnovo, the fortress became the most important one in Bulgaria, often compared with Rome and Constantinople in magnificence. In 1393, the stronghold was besieged by Ottoman forces for three months before finally being conquered and burnt down on 17 July, which marked the fall of the Bulgarian Empire.

It has three entrances. The main entrance is located in the easternmost side of the hill. The castle complex is located in the centre, surrounded by an internal stone wall, two battle towers and two entrances - north and south. It consists of a throne hall, castle church and the king's chamber. The restoration of the fortress Tsarevets began in 1930 and was completed in 1981 in honour of the 1300 anniversary from the establishment of the Bulgarian state. Kings Petar, Asen, Kaloyan and Ivan Asen the second lived there.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Samovodska Charshiya Complex, Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria
The street, which now is called "Georgi Rakovski" was in the nineteenth century one of the main artisanal and commercial streets of Veliko Turnovo, called "Samovodska Charshia" (shopping street Samovodene). Blacksmiths, tinkers, potters, dealers, confectioners, butchers exercised here their craft and exhibited their goods. In the market days, this was the most animated place in town.
In the three of the bakery ovens were once manufactured the famous "simid" (white bread with milk), round flamed bread and donuts. Visitors were able to appreciate the specific taste of traditional food products, like: "boza", a consistent drink based on millet, "kadaif", a Turkish pastry with syrup and nuts, "halva", a kind of nougat, blown corn and eastern confiserie .
Nowadays, majority of the authentic houses and shops are restored. Here artisans work under the visitors' look, who observe artisanal techniques and how to use the original tools.
Many antiques and souvenir shops present a variety of unique art objects or reproductions of pottery, wood carvings, weapons, antique jewels.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 Star Hotel

Day 5: Airport Transfer and visit to Boyana Chirch

Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria
The Boyana Church ) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being finished with a further expansion to the west in the middle of the 19th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We meet our customers at given meeting point(Airport, Hotel,Landmark)

Airports

  • Vrazhdebna Airport, Sofia Bulgaria
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

9/16/2019 - 9/16/2021Monday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday:12:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • This Package includes the following: Luxury Vehicle, Personal Driver, Complimentary Refreshments, P
  • Entry/Admission - St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Sofia Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
  • Entry/Admission - Ivan Vazov National Theater
  • Entry/Admission - The Rotunda Church of St George
  • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Roman Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
  • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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