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7 DAYS VALLEY OF ROSES AND THRACIAN KING BULGARIA TOUR

7 DAYS VALLEY OF ROSES AND THRACIAN KING BULGARIA TOUR

7 DAYS VALLEY OF ROSES AND THRACIAN KING BULGARIA TOUR

Duration : 7 Days
Depart From : Sofia
Tour Ending : Sofia
Route : SOFIA-PLOVDIV -VARNA -MADARA - VELIKO TARNOVO-ARBANASSI - ETARA - KAZANLAK -KOPRIVCHTITSA-SOFIA
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DAY 1 Sofia
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
Flight from your airport to Sofia. Your guide will be waiting you in the airport . Take your car from the airport and installation to your hotel.
DAY 2 SOFIA– RILA MONASTERY-PLOVDIV
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
After breakfast, departure for the largest and most famous monastery in the Balkans, Rila Monastery. It is the most visited tourist place in Bulgaria and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery was founded by St. John of Rila in 930, but its structure as we know it dates from 1335 under the regency of Khrelio, whose inner defensive tower still bears his name. St. John of Rila was canonized by the Orthodox Church. The monastery suffered looting and destruction under the Ottoman yoke, but benefited from the protection of Russian kings. He was also the guardian of orthodoxy when Catholic and Protestant churches wanted to settle in Bulgarian territory in the 19th century. Its arcades, columns, woodwork and paintings are of exceptional beauty. Visit of ''Church of the Dormition of the Virgin'' which is considered the best decorated frescoes in Bulgaria. Its carved wooden iconostasis is unique in its kind. Discovery of this imposing and magical place, characteristic of the Bulgarian Renaissance. Lunch along the river "Rila". Continuation to the thousand year old city of Plovdiv. Located in the Thracian plain, on the banks of the Maritsa and six hills. It is the second largest urban center by its population, its size and its place as a cultural, historical and tourist center. Plovdiv is also one of the oldest cities in Europe, anterior to Rome and Athens, it has known various civilizations during its history. It is famous for its architecture and artistic atmosphere and has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2019. Installation at the hotel .
DAY 3 PLOVDIV-NESSEBAR-VARNA
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
After breakfast, departure to the south coast of the Black Sea. Arrival in Nessebar, a museum town, built on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea and nicknamed "the city of forty churches". Panoramic walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Continue to Varna, the largest Bulgarian city on the Black Sea coast. Varna was still a city in ancient Greece, when it was called Odessos. Today, his heart reflects an architecture of the late 19th, early 20th century. Orientation tour and installation at the hotel.
DAY 4 VARNA - MADARA - VELIKO TARNOVO
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
After breakfast walking tour in Varna. Head to the largest Roman baths in the Balkans, the Greek Quarter, the Opera House next to the central square and its daily market. Visit to the Varna Cathedral. Then visit to the archaeological museum where you can admire the oldest gold treasure in the world. Back to the seaside and its beautiful maritime garden. Afternoon departure for the region of Shumen to discover the site of the Madara rider, monument inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Carved in the early eighth century on a rock at a height of 25m, this sculpture represents a real size rider piercing a lion with his javelin. Madara was once a sacred site which sheltered the great sanctuary of the protobulgares. Continuation to the beautiful city, with a prestigious past - Veliko Tarnovo. After the first Bulgarian Kingdom, it was the center of the rebellion against the Byzantines. Became a Bulgarian capital, the citadel of Tsarevets was razed by the Turks in the fourteenth century that ended the second Bulgarian Kingdom. Most of the monuments visible today have been rebuilt recently. Stop in front of the fortress "Tzarevets", city of Bulgarian kings. Arrival at the hotel and installation. Night.
DAY 5 VELIKO TARNOVO - ARBANASSI - ETARA - KAZANLAK
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
After breakfast visit Arbanassi village museum located in the heights of Veliko Tarnovo, one of the jewels of Bulgarian heritage, which attracts thousands of visitors by its ancient houses of the seventeenth century. Departure for the unique open-air museum site "Etara", which represents a small reconstituted artisan village, typical of 18th and 19th century Bulgaria. Walk in the cobbled alleyways, the stone fountains, and the old houses recreate the spirit of the Bulgarian Renaissance. Visit the craftsmen''s workshops with demonstrations of trades. Continuation to Kazanlak famous for its production of essential oil of roses since its foundation, in the 15th century, this city became capital of the rose. Visit the replica of the Thracian tomb , dating from the 4th century BC. J.C. This tomb, very representative of the art of this period, is that of a sovereign and contains beautiful frescoes. Visit of the house of the roses with the tasting of the products with the base of rose.
DAY 6 KAZANLAK-KOPRIVCHTITSA-SOFIA
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
After breakfast, departure for Koprivshtitsa through the Valley of Roses. Historic city, a true museum of Bulgarian architecture at the time of national awakening. Located at an altitude of nearly 1000 m in the middle of beautiful meadows and coniferous forests, this town attracts many tourists. City tour and visit of a museum house. Continuation to Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. Visit to the cultural city center, to discover the most beautiful historic buildings of the capital, including the largest Alexander Nevsky Cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula / visit /, the Basilica of Saint Sophia / visit /, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the antique market, the Royal Palace, the St. George Rotunda, the Parliament, the remains of the Forum, the former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
DAY 7 SOFIA - DEPARTURE
Start Time : 00:00:00 - End Time : 00:00:00
Transfer to the airport and leave the car rental.

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    Hotel accommodation 3 & 4 *** in double / twin room with breakfastFuel for 1400kmVisits and entrance fees for the sites and museums mentioned in the program, tourist taxes,Car Rental + full protectionEnglish speaking driver - guide    

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