Sofia – Veliko Tarnovo – Kazanlak – Plovdiv – Sofia
Day 1: Arrival in Sofia. Transfer from the airport and departure to Veliko Tarnovo. Accommodation and dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast. Tour of Veliko Tarnovo – Tsarevets hill holding pethilyadoletna history and Samovodska bazaar – ethnographic complex that preserved the authentic atmosphere of the city from the XIX-th century. Lunch at Arbanasi located 7 km. the old capital. Visit the church “Nativity”, which will see the impressive mural “Circle of Life.” Afternoon – visit to a winery and tasting Lyaskovets selected Bulgarian wines. Return back to hotel, dinner. Optional visit to the audio- visual show “Sound and Light”, which will return you back centuries, recreating the historical development of the city.
Day 3: Early breakfast. Departure to Kazanlak and join in the “Rose Festival” – participation in the ritual of collecting rose petals in the rose plantations, participate in carnival and lunch – barbecue with folklore program. Departure for Plovdiv. Accommodation and dinner.
Day 4: Breakfast. Tour of the Old Town, known for its outstanding examples of houses from the Renaissance period – Ethnographic Museum / Museum preserves more than 40,000 cultural values associated primarily with the tradition of the population in Plovdiv and its cultural and economic hinterland / Lamartine’s house, Roman Amphitheatre, Church of St. Constantine and Elena mosque. Departure to Bachkovo monastery and lunch. The monastery is from the 11th century, the second largest in Bulgaria, with original architecture and magnificent frescoes from the 17th century. Departure for Sofia. Accommodation dinner.
Day 5: Breakfast. Tour the main sights of Sofia – the quadrangle of tolerance, St. George, Presidency, administrative center, the National Theatre Ivan Vazov, the former Royal Palace, the Russian Church, Parliament, St. Sofia church-monument St. Alexander Nevski with a visit to the crypt, keep some of the most valuable Bulgarian icons and frescoes. Lunch in Boyana. Then visit the Boyana church – one of the cultural symbols of Bulgaria listed in 1979 as a cultural monument in the List of World Heritage by UNESCO. Free time. Folclore dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6: Breakfast and transfer to the airport.