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The Ancient and Modern Bulgaria Tour

Tour ID: 1054
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours (Bulgaria)
Regions: Sofia, Black Sea Coast, Central Bulgaria
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Tour Bulgaria - The Ancient and Modern Bulgaria Tour
An exciting journey back into the centuries, touching the roots of Bulgaria and ancient architectural silhouettes is blended with the modern urban environment.

On this tour we will explore the ancient cities of Bulgaria and the modern cities such as Sofia. Starting in the current capital we will then continue to Plovdiv crossing through the Rodophi mountains. On the way we will make a stop at Rila Monastery; built in the 10th century, the largest and the oldest of the Bulgarian Monasteries. All the symbols of Bulgarian spirit can be seen in the town of Plovdiv; remnants of Thracian, Greek and Roman civilizations can be found here.

Next we will head towards the Black Sea. First stopping in the quaint fishing village of Nessebar; a picturesque town on a peninsula. Ruins of medieval churches can be found here which are included in the UNESCO World heritage list. After we will then finish the day in Varna; the capital of the Black Sea Coast.  From here we will go to Aladja rock monastery and Shumen to visit the Tombul Mosque.

Tour Bulgaria - The Ancient and Modern Bulgaria TourA visit to Bulgaria would not be complete with a stop at Veliko Tarnovo. Turnovo is among the most visited cities in Bulgaria. The old capital of the Bulgarian Kingdom during the 12th-14th centuries, 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. The two main medieval fortresses rose on Tsarevets and Trapezitsa hills. The strong fortifications guaranteed the security of the inner town, spreading on the two hills.

The tour will end in Sofia where your personal local driver will say the final good-bye. This tour is customizable and can be adjusted upon your request. For more details please refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary".

Tour of Bulgaria's Ancient and Modern Cities!!!

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
- Your English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up from Sofia Airport
- Transfer to hotel
- Evening at your leisure
- Overnight in Sofia
ACCOMMODATION: Best Western Thracia Palace ****

Day 2:
- Breakfast
- Depart to Rila Monastery to visit the largest and one of the oldest Bulgarian monasteries (10th c.), under UNESCO protection.
- Drive from to Plovdiv enjoying the scenery of Rila and Rodophi mountains
- Overnight in Plovdiv
ACCOMMODATION: Ramada Trimontiom ****

Day 3:
- Breakfast
- Drive along the coast to the town of Nessebar, picturesquely situated on a small peninsula with beautiful old houses and ruins of medieval churches, a monument of the UNESCO World heritage list.
- In the afternoon arrival in Varna â“ the capital of the Black Sea coast. Visit to the Roman Baths and the Holy Virgin Cathedral.
- Overnight in Varna
ACCOMMODATION: Divesta Hotel ****

Day 4:
- Breakfast
- Visit of the Aladja rock monastery.
- Drive to the town of Shumen
- On the way we visit to Madara horseman-relief on the rocks (9th c.), included in UNESCO World Heritage List
- Sightseeing of Shumen; visit of the Tombul Mosque - the biggest in Bulgaria (18th C) and the Monument of the Founders of the Bulgarian State
- Overnight in Shumen
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Shumen****

Day 5:
- Breakfast
- Departure for Veliko Tarnovo - capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (12th-14th c.
- Sightseeing of Arbanassi 17th c. fortified village; entrance to Konstanzalie's house (17th c.) and Jesus Christ  Nativity Church which interior is covered in frescos depicting 2000 scenes
- Visit to the medieval fortress of Tsarevets hill
- Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo
ACCOMMODATION: Grand Yantra Hotel ****

Day 6:
- Breakfast
- Drive to Sofia
- Sightseeing of the capital town â“ Al. Nevski Cathedral, St. Sofia church, Ruins of Serdica, St. George Rotunda.
- Overnight in Sofia
Best Western Thracia Palace ****

Day 7:
- Breakfast
- Transfer to Airport and Final good-bye from your Bulgarian Driver

End of tour services

This tour can also be adjusted to start or end in Romania. For tour ideas visit our partner website www.goromaniatours.com

Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Prices available upon request...

The Tour Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation with breakfast
- English-Speaking guiide for the duration of the tour
- Transportation
- Entrance fees to the sites
- Local Taxes

Not Included:
- Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities
- Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..
- Insurance

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