4 DAYS BULGARIA SOFIA AND PLOVDIV
Start Time : 09:00:00 - End Time : 10:00:00
Day 1 – Sofia – Sightseeing Tour
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre, including visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Upon request – evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 2 – Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv
Departure for Rila Monastery - the most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Guided tour of the monastery complex. Visit to Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miracle icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the old kitchen, the monastery museum where you can learn about the long and heroic history of the monastery, the woodcarved cross made for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael, Hrelyo’s Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature. Arrival in Plovdiv. Accommodation and overnight in Plovdiv.
Day 3 – Plovdiv Old Town – Villa Yustina – Sofia
Sightseeing tour in the Old Town, including a visit to the Roman Ancient Theatre, which was build in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman Emperor Trajan and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria, visit to the Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, etc. Visit of Villa Yustina Wine Estate for a tour and wine-tasting. Drive to Sofia. Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
Day 4 – Sofia – Boyana Church and National History Museum Tour
Half day tour to Boyana Church and the National History Museum. Visit to the National History Museum. Most interesting are the collections of Thracian and Old Bulgarian gold and silver treasures, rich collection of icons, church plates and cloths, numismatics, manuscripts and early printed books, ethnographic exhibits. Visit to Boyana Church (included in the list of UNESCO), located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the suburb of Boyana. Tour duration - approx. 3 hours. Transfer to the airport and departure.
Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv
Arrival and departure airport transfersTransportation with comfortable motor coach2 nights hotel in Sofia1 night hotel in PlovdivSightseeing tour of Rila MonasterySightseeing tour of SofiaSightseeing tour in the Old town of PlovdivVisit of Villa Yustina Winery EstateSpecial lectures on coach during long rides
Tour Does Not Include
International flights;Insurance: All types;Bulgaria entry visa;Meals – lunch and dinner;Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry;Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section;Evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances.
Terms and Conditions
- The hotel reservations are guaranteed as a rule, when they are made more than 21 days prior to arrival.
- For requests made less than 21 days prior to arrival, additional confirmation of hotel reservations is needed.
- Optional tours or services require advanced booking.
- We have special rates for private tours if you are interested in doing your tour on private basis. Please contact us for requests and more information.
- If you are a travel agency or tour operator, please register on our agency section for special B2B rates. Please contact us for requests and more information.