This Seven days multi giuded tour will take you on a journey to the heart of the Bulgarian countryside to visit one of the most significant monuments of culture.
In this trip you will be able to feel the romance of Bulgaria.
It is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is at the foot of Vitosha mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the center of the Balkans. In fact the city is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea.
Sofia is the 13th largest city in the European Union. The city is surrounded by mountains, such as Mount Vitosha by the southern side, Lyulin by the western side, and the Balkan Mountains by the north, which makes it the second highest European capital after Madrid. The city is built on the Iskar river, and has many mineral springs, such as the Sofia Central Mineral Baths.
Town of Plovdiv
One of the oldest cities in an Europe, the beginning of it’s history dates back to 6,000 years B.C.
In ancient times Thracians inhabited the Three Hills and built a fortified settlement – the largest city in Thrace. As a matter of fact in the 4th century BC Plovdiv was conquered by Phillip of Macedon.
∗ Visit the Bachkovo Monastery.where you will learn about the Bulgarian history. You will learn about the creativity of Zahary Zograf (1810-1853), a famous Bulgarian painter of the Bulgarian National Revival, noted for his church mural paintings and icons and often regarded as the founder of secular art in Bulgaria due to the introduction of everyday life elements in his work.
The medieval fortress Tsarevets, situated on the homonymous peak, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. In fact the fortress was built before more than 5,000 years ago, which is proven by archaeological excavations. Also this is a city with many attractions and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulgaria. Its unique location on the three hills Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Mount Athos, makes the city one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria. The ancient city can enchant and leave without words anyone who once steps on its narrow cobbled streets.
Town of Varna
It is the third-largest city in Bulgaria and the largest city and seaside resort. Varna developed from a Thracian seaside settlement to a major seaport on the Black Sea.
The oldest gold treasure in the world, belonging to the Varna culture, was discovered in the Varna Necropolis and dated to 4600–4200 BC. Since the discovery of the Varna Necropolis in 1974, 294 burial sites were found, with over 3000 golden items inside.
Now days Varna is an important centre for business, transportation, education, tourism, entertainment and healthcare.
Architectural and Ethnographic town of Koprivshtitsa.
Koprivshtitsa is one of the most characteristic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town boasts many architectural monuments from the period, 383 in all, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographical treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry have also been preserved. It was here that the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman domination was fired in 1876.
Town of Nesebar
The Pearl of the Black Sea. It is an ancient city and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history.
Town of Kazanlak
It is a town at the eastern end of the Rose Valley. It is the center of rose oil extraction in Bulgaria and the oil-producing rose of Kazanlak is one of the most widely recognizable national symbols.
Architectural and Ethnographic Complex Damascena
the legends of Orpheus come to life. Orpheus was considered one of the chief poets and musicians of antiquity and is still a symbol of the art of music.
Did you know:
– The Bulgarian rose oil is declared the highest quality rose oil in the world.
– It takes 30 roses to produce 1 drop of rose oil, and 3000-4 000 kg of rose flowers for 1 kg of first-rate rose oil.
– The first rose oil in Bulgaria was distilled in the 17th century.
Town of Shumen
∗ Discover the Madara Rider – It is an early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen. The monument is dated in the very late 7th or more often very early 8th century, during the reign of Bulgar Khan Tervel. In 1979 became enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
∗ Visit the monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria. Also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument. It is a large monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire.
Rila monastry – part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
It is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the recesses of Rila Mountain. Between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m above mean sea level. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria.