Sofia - Sandanski - Melnik - Rojen - Bansko - Velingrad - Plovdiv - Shipka - Etara - Veliko Turnovo
Arrival at Sofia Airport. Dinner.
Departure for the town of Sandanski. Visit of the Rila monastery included. The monastery has been included in the list of World Heritage. It houses masterpieces by Bulgarian National Revival painters, builders and wood - carvers. Lunch in a local restaurant follows. Next, we make our way to Sandanski, where accommodation at a hotel is arranged. Dinner included.
In the morning, you have some time to walk around Sandanski, where mountainous and Mediterranean climates merge into an incredible blend. This is followed by a trip to Melnik, the smallest town in the country, picturesquely located at the foothills of sandstone pyramids. A visit to the Rozhen monastery is planned afterwards; tourists experience breath-taking landscapes they will never forget. Next stop is the town of Bansko, a popular ski resort in Bulgaria. Accommodation at a hotel and dinner offered.
Some free time to get to know the cozy little town of Bansko. Afterwards, the group leaves for Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, which is also an important industrial and cultural center. Plovdiv’s history dates back to many centuries ago; so, the old part of town is something you wouldn’t want to miss. There, you can find beautiful churches, fascinating art galleries and pretty houses, representative of the cultures of the many peoples who set their foot in the place. Accommodation at a hotel and dinner in Plovdiv arranged.
The trip proceeds to Veliko Turnovo, an ancient capital of Bulgaria, through the Shipka Pass. The Shipka Pass was a battle site of great significance during the Russian-Turkish war. A stop is planned for tourists to enjoy the spectacular view there and visit the Memorial Church, built in tribute to those who lost their lives for Bulgaria’s liberation. A visit to Etara is planned next. There, you will see the works of traditional Bulgarian crafts exhibited. Accommodation and dinner at a hotel in Veliko Turnovo.
In the morning, the group leaves for Plovdiv. Accommodation and dinner at a hotel included. Time for sightseeing available.
After breakfast, we head for Borovetz, the largest Bulgarian ski resort. Some time to walk around the place is provided. Next, we leave for Sofia, where accommodation at a hotel is arranged. Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant is planned.
Checkout and departure for the airport.