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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for bulgaria: Get Set With Churches And Tomb Visits

Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlyk

Architecture
Architecture Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour

Explore the popular attractions in this Balkan nation with stops at the Dryanovo and Bachkovo monastery and Thracian Tombs. Capture landscapes at Shipka pass and Rose valley, and gorgeous church frescoes at Arbanassi village.

DAY 01

Bachkovo monastery - plovdiv

  • Begin with a strong dose of history with stop at the Bachkovo Monastery and Plovdiv city with travel from Sofia city. Visit this ancient monastery from the Revival period (18th-19th century) and sighsee houses and other Roman buildings in Old Town of Plovdiv. You can also enjoy a city walk in the modern area of this city and explore local restaurants, cafes, bars and parks. 

  • Stay in a wonderful Renaissance style hotel in the old town of Plovdiv.

DAY 02

kazanlak - Veliko Tarnovo

  • Head north to the Rose Valley of Kazanlak for some scenic valley views. 

  • Next, visit Kazanlak Thracian tomb (heritage site), Goliama Kosmatka Seuthus 3rd Thracian Temple and Shipka Memorial Church.

  • Then, continue on to the Balkan range via the Shipka pass which used to be a historical place during the Russian-Turkish Liberation war. Engage in some gorgeous scenery here. This will be followed by a stop at Dryanovo Monastery.

  • Visit Etara (optional) if your group is energetic or if you decide to skip one of the Thracian tombs. 

  • Stay overnight in a beautiful authentic hotel at Veliko Tarnovo. 

DAY 03

Veliko tarnovo

  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast in our family hotel at Veliko Tarnovo.

  • Begin the climb to see fortress style construction of houses at Arbanassi village. To see this, you will have to climb the Tsarevets hills. At this village, you can also learn about local histories.  This will be followed by a visit to the local churches here including  Nativity Church and St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel's church to see some amazing church frescoes. An unforgettable Sound and Light performance over the fortress is optional upon availability.

  • Begin the 3-hour journey back to Sofia. 

  • Make an optional stop at Saeva Dupka Cave, if possible (entrance fees extra).

  • 229 EUR Per Adult (* 9-18 persons)
  • 249 EUR Per Adult (* 4-8 persons)
  • 299 EUR Per Adult (* 3 persons)
  • 349 EUR Per Adult (* 2 persons)
  • 599 EUR Per Adult (* 1 person / single room accommodation)
  • Door to door transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia or Sofia Airport.

  • English speaking Bulgarian Tour guide throughout the trip.

  • Parking fees.

  • Entrance fees.

  • Double room stay and breakfasts at 2* and 3* hotels. 

  • Personal expenses.

  • Meals and drinks.

  • Hotel upgrade.

  • Tips.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes.

Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlyk

Architecture
Architecture Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
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