Sofia - Rila Monastery - Melnik - Sandanski - Borovetz - Plovdiv - Sofia
Culture and History tour in Sofia
Tour Price : 295 euro Duration : 4 days Languages: English, French
Day 1: Sofia arrival. After we make our way to your hotel and get some rest there, it’s time for an overview excursion of Sofia. This beautiful city that is surrounded by mountains features many great places that will be of a much interest to history lovers and modern distraction seekers alike. Starting with the ancient St. Rotonda Church and the remains of Serdica (the former name of Sofia during the Middle Ages), we’ll stroll through the Parliament square and have a chance to visit some of the numerous shops and malls. As your private guide in Sofia I will tell you the fascinating story of this city as well as Bulgaria in general.
Day 2: Visit to the Rila Monastery. This place is considered as the most important for the Orthodox culture in Bulgaria. With a history of over 1,000 years, this monastery is included to the UNESCO heritage list and is still active, while being a major tourist attraction for both Bulgarian and foreign tourists. After exploring the Rila monastery we’ll head to Sandanski, which is a small town and a famous spa resort in the Pirin mountain region. We’ll also visit the nearby town of Melnik, which is a major architectural and ethnographic reservation.
Day 3: Visit to Plovdiv. On our way to the second largest city in Bulgaria, we’ll pass through the popular winter resort Borovetz and have a short stop there. Once we arrive to Plovdiv, we’ll explore the central part of the city, which features many traditional houses, an Ancient Amphitheater and the Roman Odeon. The walking streets and numerous coffee shops will also offer a great time for rest.
Day 4: Visit to Bachkovo Monastery. It is the second monastery by size in Bulgaria after the Rila. It features a very developed tourist complex with many shops that offer genuine souvenirs produced right on site. As we return to Sofia, we’ll also stop by the Bpyana church, which is a UNESCO protected cultural monument.
|Tour Price: 295 euro|
|Duration: 4 days|
|Languages: English, French|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||NO|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||NO|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||NO|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||NO|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||NO|