This tailor-made package includes coach travel in Bulgaria and from five nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
•Our suggested itinerary could include:
o Guided sightseeing tour of Sofia
o Visit of historic Koprivshtitsa
o Master craftsmen of Samovodska Charshia
o Walking tour of Veliko Tarnovo
o Konstancalieva Ethnographical House and the Church of Nativity
o Etara Open Air Museum
o UNESCO listed Thracian Tomb and Hellenistic frescoes
o Guided Tour of Plovdiv + Roman Amphitheatre &, Ethnographic museum
o Valley of Roses
o Wine tasting + Gourmet lunch
o Bachkovo Monastery
• Group Organiser benefits
• No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Sofia and transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city.
DAY 2 - SOFIA - Enjoy a half day city tour of Sofia. Visit the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Church of St. Sophia, which gave the name to the city, the Round Church of St. George dating to the 4th Century, the Russian church of St. Nicholas, the impressive buildings of the National Theatre and the Parliament Drive to Rila Monastery – one of the greatest centres of scholarship and religion in Bulgaria during the National Revival Period. Founded in the middle of the 10th-century it played a key role in preserving Bulgarian culture and language over the centuries, and is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the monastery church with its amazing frescoes and the monastery museum.
DAY 4 - VELIKO TARNOVO TO PLOVDIV - Enjoy a morning walking tour of Veliko Tarnovo. Start on Tsarevets Hill where the Bulgarian kings once lived and continue to Arbanassi, a small Bulgarian village situated 4 km from Veliko Tarnovo to visit the Konstancalieva Ethnographical House and the Church of Nativity, whose mural-paintings are considered a real masterpiece. Leaving Arbanassi we next visit Etara Open Air Museum which proudly displays the architecture, lifestyle and economic history of the Gabrovo region during the revival period. Crossing the Balkan Mountains through the Shipka Pass we stop in Kazanlak where you will see the UNESCO listed Thracian Tomb with its Hellenistic frescoes from the 3rd century BC. Proceed through the famous Valley of Roses arriving in Plovdiv – the second largest city in Bulgaria.
DAY 6 - Return to Sofia where this tour terminates.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.