The Rich Culture of Bulgaria and Macedonia Tour
Bulgaria and Macedonia - two neighboring countries with rich culture, impressive historic places, remarkable monasteries and nice nature - 12-days journey. From Sofia we depart to the capital city of Macedonia; Skopje. We will visit Skopje Kale Fortress, which is the highest point of the city with fantastic view of the cityâ™s Ottoman old town. The next day continuing our journey of Macedonia. The next day we continue our journey into Macedonia and visit Orchid Fortress, and also Perivlepta Church and the old Antique Theatre. Visit St. Naum Monastery, located on a high, rocky outcropping over Lake Orchid, above deep forests and the life-giving springs of the Crn Drim. Before returning to Bulgaria we will see Macedoniaâ™s second city, Bitola; a grand old town that still bears the marks of its turn-of-the-century importance as a center for diplomacy while also exemplifying the countryâ™s time-honored cafe culture.
Then we begin our second half of the trip to discover the ancient and modern sights of Bulgaria. Rila Monastery is the largest and oldest monastery in Bulgaria, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List with medieval defense tower from the 14th C. and fine frescoes, with a beautiful mountainous backdrop. Then we go to the old town of Plodiv and visit St. Konstantin and Elena church, the old Roman Theatre, and Bachkovo monastery - the second biggest in the country with frescoes from the 17th C. The old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom during the 12th-14th centuries, Veliko Turnovo has been the living symbol of Bulgarian statehood over the ages. Part of the territory of Veliko Turnovo has been declared a museum reserve with three zones, also including the territory of the village of Arbanassi. Then last but not least we will have a full day to discover the current capital of Bulgaria, Sofia.
This tour is customizable and can be adjusted upon your request. For more details please refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary".
Culture of Bulgaria and Macedonia Tour!!!