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The Best of Bulgaria Tour

Tour ID: 1063
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours (Bulgaria)
Regions: Sofia, Central Bulgaria, Southern Bulgaria
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Introduction:

Tsarevets hill - The Best of Bulgaria Tour
Experience Bulgaria's ancient culture, scenic beauty, friendly people, hospitality and warmth. A visit to Bulgaria will take you back dozens of centuries. This tour is a great introduction to the touristical aspects of the country.

First stop on this tour; Veliko Turnovo - the ancient capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, picturesquely situated on the hills at the banks of the meandering river Jantra. Visit the medieval fortress of Tsarevets hill and of Samovodska charshiya - handy craft street.

Next we go to Plovdiv via Shipka Pass. On the way we will stop to visit the Outdoor ethnographic museum Etura with its 18th -19th C. crafts. In Plovdiv take a Walk in the old part of the town to see beautiful old houses from the Bulgarian Revival period, St. Konstantin and Elena church and Roman Theatre.

Rila Monastery - The Best of Bulgaria TourBefore heading to Sofia we will make a stop at Rila Monastery; the biggest and one of the oldest in Bulgaria (founded in the 10th c.), one of the Bulgarian monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List with medieval defense tower from the 14th c. and fine frescoes.

The above and more will be included on this private driven tour. This is a perfect tour to continue your journey from Romania. For more details please refer to the "Day by Day Itinerary".

See Bulgaria's most important monuments!!!


Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST
- Your English-Speaking driver/guide will pick you up from the Airport in Bucharest and transfer you to your hotel
- Overnight in Bucharest
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Berthelot Hotel ****
Option B: Venezia Hotel***



Day 2:
ROUTING:
BUCHAREST - GIURGIU (BULGARIAN BORDER) - VELIKO TURNOVO
- Breakfast
- In the morning a sightseeing tour of Bucharest
- Then transfer to Bulgarian Border where you will meet the Bulgarian guide.

- Pick up at Giurgiu – Romanian side of the border approx. at 1 p.m.
- Cross the border to Bulgaria
- Drive to the Rock monasteries by Ivanovo, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
- Check-in hotel
- Overnight.
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel ****
Option B: Hotel***

B


Day 3:
ROUTING: VELIKO TURNOVO
- Breakfast
- After breakfast – sightseeing of Veliko Turnovo - the ancient capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (12th -14th C.), picturesquely situated on the hills at the banks of the meandering river Jantra. Visit of the medieval fortress of Tsarevets hill and of Samovodska charshiya - handy craft street.
- Sightseeing of Arbanassi – 17th C. fortified village with entrance to Konstanzaliev’s house (17th C.) and Jesus Christ’s Nativity Church which interior is covered in frescos depicting 2000 scenes.
- Overnight
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel ****
Option B: Hotel***

B


Day 4:
ROUTING: VELIKO TURNOVO - SHIPKA - PLOVDIV
- Breakfast
- Drive to Plovdiv via Shipka Pass.
- Visit to the Shipka Memorial church with golden domes.
- Visit to the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak, UNESCO World Heritage monument
- Arrival in Plovdiv in the afternoon. Walking in the old part of the town with beautiful old houses from the Bulgarian Revival period (18th – 19th C.).
- Entrance to the St. Konstantin and Elena church and to the Roman Theatre.
- Overnight at 3-star hotel in Plovdiv.
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel ****
Option B: Hotel***

B


Day 5:
ROUTING: PLOVDIV - RILA - SOFIA
- Breakfast
- Departure to Rila Monastery across the magnificent nature of the Rila and Rhodope Mountains.
- Stop at winter resort Borovets.
- Visit of the largest and one of the oldest Bulgarian monasteries (10th C.), included in the UNESCO World Heritage List with medieval defense tower from the 14th C. and fine frescoes.
- Departure to the capital Sofia. Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia.
- Overnight in Sofia
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel ****
Option B: Hotel***

B


Day 6:
ROUTING: SOFIA
- Breakfast
- Sightseeing on foot of the capital town – St. Sofia statue, St. Petka church, St. George Rotunda, Ruins of Serdica, National Theater, Russian church, Al. Nevski Cathedral and St. Sofia church.
- Continue the sightseeing of Sofia – entrance to Boyana Church (UNESCO site) and National History museum or trip to Vitosha Mountain. Overnight as the same hotel.
- Overnight in Sofia
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Hotel****
Option B: Hotel***
B


Day 7:
ROUTING: SOFIA
- Breakfast
- Transfer to the airport and the final good-bye
B



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Prices, Dates & What's Included:


Schedule Departure: 26 June to 01 July 2010
 
Room Type Price Per Person
Double Occupancy 760 (EUR)
Single Occupancy 965 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level for departure 26 June to 01 July 2010. All prices are in Euros.
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Schedule Departure: 11 to 16 July 2010
 
Room Type Price Per Person
Double Occupancy 760 (EUR)
Single Occupancy 965 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level for departure 11 to 16 July 2010. All prices are in Euros.
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Schedule Departure: 24 to 29 July 2010
 
Room Type Price Per Person
Double Occupancy 760 (EUR)
Single Occupancy 965 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level departure 24 to 29 July 2010. All prices are in Euros.
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Schedule Departure: 21 to 26 September 2010
 
Room Type Price Per Person
Double Occupancy 760 (EUR)
Single Occupancy 965 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level for departure 11 to 16 September 2010. All prices are in Euros.
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Schedule Departure: 09 to 14 October 2010
 
Room Type Price Per Person
Double Occupancy 760 (EUR)
Single Occupancy 965 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level for departure 14 to 19 October 2010. All prices are in Euros.
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PRIVATE TOUR Option A: High Standard Hotels
 
Group Size Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
1 Person 2,226 (EUR)
2 People 1,207 (EUR) 1,414 (EUR)
3 People 937 (EUR) 1,145 (EUR)
4 People 804 (EUR) 1,011 (EUR)
5 People 760 (EUR) 967 (EUR)
6 People 702 (EUR) 909 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level and group size specified above. Prices are valid 01/Dec/2009- 30/Nov/2010. All prices are in Euros.
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PRIVATE TOUR Option B: Medium Standard Hotels
 
Group Size Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
1 Person 2,139 (EUR)
2 People 1,169 (EUR) 1,327 (EUR)
3 People 900 (EUR) 1,058 (EUR)
4 People 766 (EUR) 924 (EUR)
5 People 723 (EUR) 880 (EUR)
6 People 665 (EUR) 822 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level and group size specified above. Prices are valid 01/Dec/2009- 30/Nov/2010. All prices are in Euros.
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The Tour Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation in double rooms (twin beds)
- Private transfer from Bucharest to Bulgarian border
- English-Speaking Specialist driver for the duration of the tour in Bulgaria
- Local guides upon request
- Local Taxes

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


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