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Explore Sofia, Plovdiv & The Rose Valley in 2 Days

2 Days

During this two day tour you will explore Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria, Plovdiv-one of the must- see places in Bulgaria, elected European Capital of Culture for 2019 and the Rose Valley- beautiful area,famous for its rose growing industry.

Highlights

Thracian tomb of Kazanluk

Shipka Memorial Church

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Description

During this two day tour, you will explore Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, Plovdiv, one of the must-see places in Bulgaria, not surprisingly elected European Capital of Culture for 2019 and the Rose Valley, a beautiful area, world-famous for its rose-growing industry. In the meantime, you will learn lots of stories regarding Bulgaria and its's history from your highly educated and professional guide.

Itinerary
  • Day 1: Enjoy sightseeing in Sofia and Plovdivexpand_more

    The day will start with a pick up at your location in Sofia (it can be the airport or your accommodation). When we gather, our 3 hours exploration tour of Sofia will begin. Our first stop will be Boyana Church, a UNESCO site where we will have the chance to admire the unique frescoes. 

    Then, we will head towards the city center and visit the highlights which include: The Alexander Nevski Cathedral (the biggest one in Bulgaria), Saint Sofia Church, The Bulgarian National Gallery for Foreign Art, the Russian Church, The National Art Gallery (former Royal Palace), the National Theatre, and the St. George Rotunda (built by the Romans). 


    When we finish our Sofia tour, we will start our journey to Plovdiv. After approximately an hour and a half transfer with a modern and comfortable vehicle, we will reach our destination. 

    First, we will check in a hotel and then we will have lunch in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant. 

    When we are done with our lunch, we will start discovering Plovdiv’s highlights - the Roman Theatre, the Roman Stadium, and have a walk in the Old Town with typical Revival Period houses and narrow cobblestone streets. 

    The day ends with a drop off at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Take a trip to the Rose Valleyexpand_more

    When you are done with your breakfast, our trip to the Rose Valley will begin. After approximately an hour and a half transfer, during which you will have the chance to admire the picturesque landscape of the region, we will arrive at Kazanluk city. The area is famous not only for the rose oil production but also for being an important place for the mythical Thracians. Therefore, one of the sites that we will visit is the Thracian tomb of Kazanluk recognized as a masterpiece of the Thracian artwork. The tomb dates from the end of the 4th century BC, and due to its well preserved and original frescoes, it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. 

    Learning more about the history of the region and the traditions of the rose-growing industry, we will visit the History Museum of Kazanluk. 

    Then, we will head towards Shipka Memorial Church, a magnificent building, located in the slopes of Stara Planina Mountain. 

    Before leaving back to Sofia, we will stop at Damascena, a private family distillery located in the heart of the Rose Valley. There, we will have lunch in a rose garden and afterwards, learn more about the production process of the Bulgarian rose oil. 

    The tour ends with a drop off at pointed from your place in Sofia.  

What's Included

1 overnight at 3-star hotel in Plovdiv

Breakfast

Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out

Activity Level

Easy

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GBP 490 / Group
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