Travel to meet Bulgarian Orthodox Monasteries (7 days)

You can choose any date and increase the number of days of stay if you wish.

Patio Orthodox monastery of Rila

Patio Orthodox monastery of Rila

This trip takes us through some of the most spectacular monasteries and temples in Bulgaria that are unrivaled in the rest of Europe. The cult of the Orthodox Christian religion endowed with a unique aesthetic, with huge and colorful wall paintings on its walls, mix of medieval architecture, Roman and Byzantine, gold icons, etc. Usually they found in mountainous areas of great beauty and evergreen. His visit takes us to relive other times and a way of life very different from that of Western Europe today… Also you can visit the 2 major cities in Bulgaria: Sofia and Plovdiv.



This is the proposed itinerary but you can increase the number of days to enjoy on your trip or choose other dates through Travel budget request as. and we'll send a personalized itinerary. Also the order of the visits may be changed depending on flight schedules.


Day 1 – Arrival in Sofia. Hotel accommodation in Sofia, visit to the city center and dinner in typical restaurant to have the first approach to the rich Bulgarian cuisine.


sofia why travel to Bulgaria

Restaurant Hadjidraga in Sofia

Restaurant Hadjidraga in Sofia








Day 2 visit Rila Monastery, the biggest in Bulgaria, country symbol. It has an aesthetic and surprising dimensions and medieval tower houses a year 1343 well conservada. For more click here. Transfer to Plovdiv, and overnight in Plovdiv.


Medieval tower and frescoes Rila monasteryFresh Rila Monastery, Bulgaria



Day 3 – Walking tour of the city of Plovdiv, European Capital of Culture 2019 and it has an old neighborhood of old Renaissance houses of great beauty and unique architecture and colorful. short transfer (27 km) until the Bachkovo Monastery, the second dimension of Bulgaria, and optionally, the strength of Assen with its beautiful view from the top of a hill. Accommodation in Plovdiv.

old plovdiv

Old Town of Plovdiv

Bachkovo monasterio

Bachkovo monasterio









Day 4 – Transfer to Chirpan Monastery "St. Athanasius" a 1 Plovdiv time. The monastery "St. Athanasius" is located near the village Zlatna Livada in the region of Chirpan. It is believed that this is the oldest monastery in Europe and was founded personally by St. Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria 344. In his long, but very long history, "St. Athanasius” It was built and destroyed several times. More from this Monastery here.


Welcome message to the Monastery of Chirpan

Welcome message to the Monastery of Chirpan

Russian style church of Shipka

Russian style church of Shipka









Transfer to the north of the country, crossing the mountains of the Central Balkan stopping at the Church-Monastery of Shipka and Sokolski Monastery. Overnight in the village of Bozhentsi is an architectural reserve for their village houses, preserved nineteenth century. Optional: entrance to the ethnographic complex artisans “Pm”.


Sokolski Monastery Orthodox














Day 5 – Moving 1 h 45 min until Troyan Monastery, in the middle of a lush forest, its beautiful wooden porches take us back to antiquity. There is the option of visiting the beautiful city of Lovech if the day goes fast. Finally transfer 1 h 30 minutes to the town of Etropole.



Troyan Monastery in Winter

Scented city Lovech Bulgaria

Scented city Lovech Bulgaria









Day 6 – Visit the Monastery of Etropole. Transfer to Sofia.

Senderos de Etropole

Etropole trails


Etropole Monastery

Etropole Monastery









Day 7 – Visita a la capital, Sofia, if the flight schedule permits. In Sofia you can visit the Rotunda of St. George (century IV ), National Archaeological Museum, National Theatre, Russian church of San Nicolas, Memorial Alexander Nevski Cathedral The Hagia Sophia, or take advantage to shopping in the main shopping street… Transfer to airport and departure to Spain.

Orthodox cathedral in Sofia

Catedral de Alexander Nevski

Tram in Sofia

Regular electric tram line in Sofia







Travel prices chauffeured:
Group size:

per person in double room

per person in triple room

1 person

1.786,00 €

2 people

1.094,00 €

3 people

834,00 €
4 people 876,00 €

Note 1: For group travelers over 4 people please check price.

Note 2: Also available as Self-guided trip by rental car to drive by travelers following our travel program, consult.

What includes:

• Reception at Sofia airport on arrival. • chauffeur service throughout the Spanish speaking program. • Transfers as per itinerary in air-conditioned car with driver throughout the program. • 6 nights bed and breakfast hotels 2** Y 3*** stars. • Transfer to Sofia airport on day of departure. • Administration fees.

What is not included:

• Plane tickets. • Travel Assistance Insurance, doctors, repatriation, or any other. • Tips and personal expenses. • fuel costs, or parking, both are paid in situ the driver as-needed. • Tickets to tourist sites: museums, monasteries, attractions, strengths, caves,… • Optional excursions not specified in the program.


• Add full board: Meals and dinners.

• Superior Hotels: 4**** from 5*****.


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