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 â€“ evening panoramic tour â€œSofia by nightâ€ and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
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.
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.
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.
Arrival and departure airport transfers Transportation with comfortable motor coach 2 nights hotel in Sofia 1 night hotel in Plovdiv Sightseeing tour of Rila Monastery Sightseeing tour of Sofia Sightseeing tour in the Old town of Plovdiv Visit to Boyana Church and the National History Museum Visit of Villa Yustina Winery Estate Special lectures on coach during long rides Professional English guide
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.
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1 January, 2017
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