The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria

Duration: 5 days
Destination: Bulgaria, Sofia Region, Borovets
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  • Borovets
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Overview

Explore the top 5 cities in Bulgaria. Enjoy the history, culture and food. During the days you wll visit monasteries, fortresses, castles, Roman theatre and stadium, museums and many more. The evenings you will be introduced to the night life - the most popular restaurants, bars and clubs. Every night you will be in different city, exploring Bulgaria's highlights.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia-Plovdiv

Stop At: Bachkovo Monastery, 10km south of Asenovgrad on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251 Bulgaria
Morning - the pick up could be from your hotel in Sofia city or directly from the Airport (Bus,Train station). 1.5 Hours drive will take us to Plovdiv area. There we will start with a visit of the second oldest monastery in Bulgaria - Bachkovo (founded 1083). We will need less than an hour to explore this holy place and learn more about the history, traditions and customs.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress), Asenovgrad 4000 Bulgaria
20 Minutes drive from the monastery complex will take us to Asen's fortress - a stunning place from which you can make amazing pictures of the beautiful nature and ruins.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
Another 30 minutes drive and we will be in Plovdiv - the EU Capital of Culture for 2019. After we check in our carefully selected hotel we will start walking the old town where we will visit: Revival style house museums, 2nd century Roman theatre, Roman stadium,some nice churches (19th century) and of course the oldest Mosque in this part of the Europe (1363–1364). The evening is reserved for exploring the "Capana"- place where you will visit the best restaurants, bars and pubs in the city.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Plovdiv

Day 2: Plovdiv-Nessebar

Stop At: NAR "Kabile", 8629, Bulgaria
After breakfast, we will head to the Black Sea coast. On the way, we will stop at NAR (National archaeological reserve) "Kabile" an old Roman military outpost, built next to one of the biggest Thracian cities from the pre-Roman period, with an interesting museum.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Nessebar, Ulitsa Mesembrija 16, Nessebar 8230 Bulgaria
In the afternoon, we will walk around the small island of Nessebar (Important Sea town from VI century BC, kept its glory in the Roman and Byzantine era.) exploring the ancient ruins. In the evening we will go (20 min drive) to the party Capital of the Black Sea (optional, upon desires) "Sunny Beach" - the atmosphere is modern and the clubs are one of the best! Overnight will be in the Old part of Nessebar, where you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient place, surrounded by the beautiful sea.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Nessebar

Day 3: Nessebar-Varna

Stop At: Varna Archaeological Museum, Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
This day is dedicated to the Black Sea. From Nessebar, we will drive to Varna (The Sea Capital of Bulgaria) where you will have the chance to visit the Archeological museum (The oldest gold treasury ever found in the World).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Retro Museum In Varna, Andrey Saharov Str. 2 Grand Mall, Varna 9000 Bulgaria
We will visit also the Retro museum, which has the biggest collection of cars and stuff from the Communist period in Bulgaria.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Pl. Sveti Sveti Kiril I Metodiy 2, Varna Bulgaria
In the afternoon we will walk around Varna city centre and visit the famous Cathedral. The evening is all about Varna Sea garden with amazing pirate ship restaurant, beach bars and dance clubs. Overnight in Varna.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Varna

Day 4: Varna- Veliko Tarnovo

Stop At: Arbanassi, 5029 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
After breakfast we will have to check out our beautiful hotel in Varna and head our way to Veliko Tarnovo (The Medieval Capital of Bulgaria). Our lunch will be in Arbanassi village after which we will visit the most famous church with beautiful iconostasis and zodiac wheel (17th century).
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tsarevets, Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria
The afternoon will be dedicated to explore the Medieval fortress of "Tzarevets" (the King hill). Our night will be in cozy hotel in Veliko Tarnovo centre. Overnight.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 5: Veliko Tarnovo- Sofia

Stop At: Prohodna Cave, Village Karlukovo Iskar George, Karlukovo 5782 Bulgaria
This is our last day, but before we say goodbye you will be able to visit two of the most popular caves in this part of the country - "Prohodna cave" (Eyes of God) and "Saeva dupka"(the largest stalcton 60 meters in diameter). The location of these stunning natural wonderes is half way from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. Our lunch will be somewhere on the way but this will be your chance to try Serbian grill Bulgarian style.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: "Saeva Dupka" Cave, 5761, Bulgaria
It is well laid out and accessible for tourists. Saeva Dupka cave consists of 400 meters of corridors and 5 galleries.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sofia, Sofia, Sofia Region
For dinner, we will be back in Sofia. After the check-in centrally located hotel you will receive important instructions on how to spend an unforgettable time in Sofia and everything about the nightlife. On the next day, a transfer from your hotel to the Airport (Bus or Train station) is included.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotel in Sofia

Inclusions
  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 5 overnights at 3-star hotels
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bachkovo Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)
  • Entry/Admission - Plovdiv Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - NAR "Kabile"
  • Entry/Admission - Old Nessebar
  • Entry/Admission - Varna Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Retro Museum In Varna
  • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets
  • Entry/Admission - Prohodna Cave
  • Entry/Admission - "Saeva Dupka" Cave

Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We understand your concerns in relation to COVID 19, therefore we've taken the needed measures for you to feel safe. All our guides and drivers go through regular medical checks, wear masks during the tours and in each vehicle, we have a disinfectant spray. Furthermore due to the situation nowadays we organize tours only for small groups (up to 7 persons) and we have the option for private tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from any location in Sofia


Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Duration

5 days

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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