From ancient times the people inhabiting the Balkans have been highly susceptible to different cultural and economic influences. Its turbulent history has left varied landscape of local ethnographic specialties, enigmatic antique findings, and unsuspecting huge variety of traditions. With this intensive itinerary we utilize your time to visit the most important and memorable sites in just four full days of sightseeing. There are astonishing experiences ahead of you in a tour especially designed to exceed your expectations.
Day 1. Sofia Airport – Sofia city center
You would be welcomed at Sofia Airport and transferred to a highly rated 3-star hotel in the centre of Sofia for 4 nights. If time permits, we recommend joining the Free Sofia Tour for an interesting introduction to the history and nowadays life in Sofia.
Day 2. Full-day group tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church
The trip starts at 9:00 am from the parking of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and is the best-selling day tour operated by Traventuria. You can read a detailed itinerary from the following LINK.
Day 3. Full-day small group tour to Plovdiv
After breakfast, you head towards Plovdiv – the artistic capital of Bulgaria. A guided tour of the Old Town – an architectural complex of medieval churches, neat houses from the late Bulgarian renaissance, and numerous well-preserved Roman buildings (2-5 century). We visit the ethnographic museum located in a revival period house with 130 windows! Internationally famous painters and artists find their inspiration and muse in the Old Town of Plovdiv. A cup of aromatic coffee from some of the shops with breathtaking views over the town and then we continue along the coble streets towards Main Street and the modern center. Free time. Transfer back to Sofia.
A detailed itinerary of the tour can be found at the following LINK.
Day 4. Full-day small tour to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi
You leave Sofia to travel to Veliko Tarnovo – the medieval capital of Bulgaria. The town has a strategic position between the East and the West, and its safety is guaranteed by the idyllic hills and meanders of the Yantra River. The sight of the walking tour is naturally Tsarevets fortress – the visit card of Veliko Tarnovo. In the afternoon we explore on foot the nearby village of Arbanassi. Special attention will be drawn to Konstantseliev’s fortress house (17th century) and the nearby Nativity Church (16th century), with its unique fresco ensemble.
A detailed itinerary of the tour program can be found at the following LINK.
Day 5. Sofia City Center – Sofia Airport
Breakfast and transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.
Accommodation: 3-star hotels, en-suite double rooms on bed and breakfast.
Price: 1 pers. – 560 euros; 2-3 pers. – 350 euros/pers.; 4-7 pers. – 300 euros/pers.; 8-12 pers. – 280 euros/pers.
Single room supplement: 80 euros
Period of operation: April-October
The price includes:
- A return airport transfer from Sofia Airport to a hotel in the center of Sofia and back.
- 3 guided group tours in English (Rila Monastery & Boyana Church; Plovdiv; Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi) with entrance fees included.
- Accommodation in a highly-rated 3-star hotel in central Sofia on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
- VAT and all local taxes.
The price does not include: tips, other meals, alcoholic drinks and personal expenses not mentioned as included.