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UNESCO TOUR BULGARIA

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Emilia Stefanova

Alexander Tour

Alexander Tour Company has been on the market since 1991.

  • Local time:17:01

UNESCO TOUR BULGARIA

JOIN US ON A FANTASTIC UNESCO TOUR BULGARIA ACROSS WORLD HERITAGE SITES! Geographical position of Bulgaria on the crossroads between the East and the West is influential to the country’s rich and colorful cultural heritage. According to the statistics, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe only after Greece and Italy for the number of its valuable archaeological monuments. UNESCO tour Bulgaria has placed 9 sites on its List of Cultural World Heritage.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN SOFIA

UNESCO TOUR BULGARIA begin in the capital city of Sofia. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be taken to your hotel for overnight.

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DAY 2

SOFIA-RILA MONASTERY-PLOVDIV (380 km)

A short tour of the city will follow during which you will visit Sofia's main landmarks including the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Holy Sophia Church, The Russian Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Maker, St. George's Rotunda, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the National Palace of Culture, Parliament Square and the National Archaeological Museum ( outside). Depart towards Rila Monastery, about 1.5h drive from Sofia. Rila Monastery is the most cherished monastery in Bulgaria. You will visit the church with adjoining museum and kitchen. Trip continues to Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria. Read more

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DAY 3

PLOVDIV-KAZANLAK-NESSEBAR (330 km)

The ancient city of Plovdiv awaits on the next part of the tour. The city is renowned for its ancient Roman heritage, with the Roman Theatre, Roman Stadium and the Aqueduct popular haunts for sightseers. The City of Seven Hills is brimming with cultural significance with the St. Marina Church and the Ethnographic Museum also well-worth a visit before you retreat to your hotel. Bulgaria is also famous for its production of rose oil and hosts an annual Rose Festival and you will be able to get an insight into this bustling trade in the Valley of Roses. Kazanlak is the next stop on your whirlwind tour of Bulgaria, where you will take in the sights of the Museum of Roses and the Thracian tombs. Read more

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DAY 4

NESSEBAR-VARNA (110 km)

You will journey to the one of the oldest towns in Europe, Nessebar. Nessebar's Old Town is dotted with archaic monuments and architecture from through the ages before returning to Varna for your final evening by the sea. The city of Varna marries a splendid coastline with a vibrant metropolis. The Black Sea is the biggest attraction in the area but Varna is more than just a seaside resort. The former ancient Greek colony has many notable sights including the 2nd century Roman thermal baths, the Cathedral of the Holy Mother and several museums - the National Revival Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Navy Museum and the Ethnographic and Historical Museum - if you need an escape from the crowded beaches. Varna is also popular amongst animal lovers with the city's aquarium, zoo, dolphinarium and the Sea Gardens amongst the options for your day here. Read more

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DAY 5

VARNA-MADARA-SVESHTARI-RUSSE (280 KM)

After breakfast, you head towards Russe. Your journey goes via Madara, one of the oldest settlements in Eastern Europe, famous for the stone relief Madara Rider. This stone carving is unique in Europe and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979. Travel further to the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari. Due to its remarkable architecture and its ornate decoration, the Thracian burial place has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1985. Transfer to Russe. Read more

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DAY 6

RUSSE-IVANOVO-VELIKO TARNOVO (120 KM)

Highlight of your morning are the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Admire here the precious ancient frescoes as well as the beautiful panorama. Then you head towards Veliko Tarnovo – the medieval capital of Bulgaria. You visit the ruins of the Tsaravets Fortress (Tsarevets hill), where the Tsar’s castle was once built. Then stroll through the traditional crafts shopping quarter, Samovodska Charshiya, and enjoy the 200-year-old buildings and the unique atmosphere of the old town. Read more

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DAY 7

V. TARNOVO-ARBANASSI-SOFIA (250km)

In the morning, you drive to the village of Arbanassi. Explore the Nativity of Christ Church from the second half of the 15th century and admire the valuable ornamental frescoes of typical biblical scenes. Further transfer to Sofia and visit upon arrival Boyana Church ( UNESCO).

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DAY 8

DEPARTURE TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Your trip concludes with breakfast at the hotel before traveling to the airport for your departing flight. UNESCO TOUR BULGARIA ends.

Sofia

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Sofia
Day 2
Location Plovdiv
Day 3
Location Nessebar
Day 4
Location Varna
Day 5
Location Russe
Day 6
Location Veliko Tarnovo
Day 7
Location Sofia

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers as described in the program;
  • Transport as per the program with private car and driver, A/C;
  • Accommodation in 3*/4* hotels, in standard rooms, breakfast included;
  • English-speaking escort guide;
  • Entrance fees as per the program;

Package excludes

  • Meals and beverages;
  • Tips and porterages;
  • Any kind of expenses not mentioned as included;

More information

  • Sgl room supplement: 128 euro

Multilingual team and premium services.

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THE TEAM

Anton Diankov

We create moments.

Aneliya Gospodinova

With an attention to the detail.

Dimitar Yanakiev

Traveling is always a pleasure.

Alexander Tour Company has been on the market since 1991.

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