On this trip may perform a sightseeing tour in Bulgaria in a week , They may cross one of the most emblematic mountains of the Balkan Peninsula: the Central Balkan mountain range and visit some impressive natural phenomena as rivers Bulgaria, mountains, etc…
Besides the trip will let you know the inner Bulgaria, both ancient cities like Sofia and Plovdiv, as its traditional villages with exotic architecture, rich cuisine and a mix of Slavic cultures, Bulgarian, Ottoman, Mediterranean, etc. which it is unique in Europe.
It will be an unforgettable life experience and meet a very picturesque country compared to usual in the rest of Europe in terms of architecture, traditions, gastronomy, etc…
For this trip we reserve the accommodations and Spanish speaking driver is responsible for road transfers, also it helps travelers with the language in hotels, restaurants, etc… and provide information about the sights to be visiting.
Here we present the proposed itinerary for Bulgaria in a week , because it is a short time is an intensive program, changing daily hotel, to see as much as possible of Bulgaria in one week but can vary its duration if we indicate as our specialty is custom-made private trips.
Air travel arrival to the capital, Sofia. Pickup group at the airport and transfer to hotel. Then I walk through the center of Sofia, administrative capital, visit the enormous Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the hot springs of public use in the center of the city and walk through its lively streets. Dinner and overnight in hotel 3*** Sofia.
We depart by road to the city of Plovdiv 143 km ( 1 h 45 min. approximately motorway). Accommodation . En Plovdiv, guided tour of the city. The history of the city dates from Plovdiv 6.000 BC, It is the oldest inhabited city in Europe, more than Athens and Rome, even, and older than Istanbul. There you can visit the famous Old Town with its Renaissance style houses nineteenth-century Bulgarian, the amphitheater and Roman ruins, Ottoman Mosque, etc. Plovdiv is declared European City of Culture 2019. Learn more about Plovdiv here.
We will make a walking tour in the morning, After lunch free time for travelers to rest, keep watching the city at leisure or shopping. Dinner and then overnight in hotel 3*** the center of the city of Plovdiv, ideal for touring the city on foot.
In the morning after breakfast we left the hotel and after a short transfer 28 km (35 minutes) arrived at the Orthodox Monastery of Bachkovo is second in size and importance of Bulgaria ( the first is the Rila Monastery, we can also visit the end of the tour).
After transfer to the center of the country to the town of Kazanlak (138 km, 1 h 50 min) located in known as "Valley of Roses" by the wide expanse of growing roses in this area.
In Kazanlak you can visit the Museo de la Rosa, dedicated to the history and production of rose oil for cosmetics and food (Bulgaria is the world's largest producer). Hotel accommodation 3*** outside Kazanlak, dinner and overnight.
In the morning we can know the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, UNESCO World Heritage (scale copy visit 1:1 of the original which is closed to ensure their conservation). The guide will explain who were the Thracians in this unique place, a mausoleum in honor of a Thracian king dating from the fourth century A.C..
Leaving Kazanlak we go into the mountains of the Central Balkan, but we will stop to see the Church of Shipka, known as the Church “Russian” Shipka their churches like the famous Russian aesthetics. It was built in tribute to Russia for the assistance provided to Bulgaria to free themselves from Ottoman occupation in the late nineteenth century.
After visiting Shipka continue by road between green, wooded mountains to reach the village of Bozhentsi architecture typical Bulgarian ( a 60 km, 1 h 20 Did you also Kazanlak). Dinner and overnight at Hotel 3*** estilo rural de Bozhentsi. The hotel has a restaurant-covered terrace, ideal for outdoor dining tasting typical Bulgarian recipes.
After breakfast at hotel, amid the tranquility of this typical village, short walk through the village of Bozhentsi which is a town that seems frozen in time, the time of the nineteenth century, with its cobbled streets and houses with roofs of large slates. More of 100 houses are preserved in their original form and some can be visited as a museum.
After this tour transfer to the city of Veliko Tarnovo to 45 km, 50 min. Once there first will visit the architectural reserve of Tsarevets, an impressive walled fortress of the XII century medieval style of the time when Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of Bulgaria. The driver will stop at the main entrance of the fortress to come directly on foot and visit their air, the output will be waiting to take a walk through the center of Veliko Tarnovo, eat and go by road to the neighboring village of Arbanassi. Accommodation and overnight at Hotel 3*** de Arbanasi.
In the morning I walk in Arbanassi to know its old houses, that they were owned by wealthy merchants in the seventeenth century and now some can be visited as a museum-houses.
After transfer to the center of the Central Balkan Mountains to visit the Monastery of Troyan (104 km, 1 h 26 min), the third largest in the country and in our opinion the most beautiful for its well-preserved old building.
Short transfer to the village of Chiflik (14 km, 20 min) where you can stay in a hotel with outdoor pool hot spring water (unchlorinated), where you can swim at any time and at any time of year because the pool is filled with natural thermal water. Dinner and overnight in hotel 3***.
After breakfast transfer to the town of Koprivshtitsa (90 km, 1h 50 min) through the mountain from north to south. It is a village with magnificent examples of Bulgarian Revival houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries belonging to the wealthiest families of the time. It is called museum city because they have declared no less than 383 monuments and buildings and artistic heritage of Bulgaria. We will make a guided tour highlights to see the museum houses.
Depending on the departure time of flights that will choose the final transfer to Sofia Airport (114 km, 1 hour 45 minutes), fired by the guide and return flight.
Day 8 (optional).
If you have an extra day to travel to Bulgaria, because flights are usually on specific days of the week, for example from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday, etc…, then they can make a trip 8 days and take advantage to see the Rila Monastery is the most famous exponent of orthodox monasteries in Bulgaria. This isolated monastery is located within the National Park Rila to 2 Sofia hours, so it requires a full day to visit, but worth it because it is the most respected and famous monastery in Bulgaria, It is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by wooded hills and UNESCO World Heritage. It has great architectural value in its various buildings. Learn more about this monastery here.
PRICES PRIVATE TOUR WITH driver-guide:
per person in double room
per person in triple room
|4 people||895,00 €|
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.
• Reception at Sofia airport on arrival. • Service guide-driver speaking Spanish throughout the program, Spanish nationality • Transfers according to itinerary in air-conditioned tourism. • Guided tours in Spanish walk that specifies the program. • fuel costs, parking and tolls. • Accommodation in a double room use in hotels 3*** Y 4**** during 6 nights. • bed and breakfast • Transfer to Sofia airport on departure day. • Administration fees.
• Optional excursions or visits not reflected in the program. • Tickets to tourist sites, museums, caves, monasteries, attractions, etc. • Price of extra services in hotels. • Telephone charges, laundry and other personal expenses. • Travel Assistance Insurance, or cancellation, or medical, or repatriation. • Tips and personal expenses. • The beverages of all kinds. • The lunch or dinner. • Excursions not specified in the program. • Any other item not specified as included. • Refunds for that reason some stage or visits reflected in the itinerary could not make whatever reason.
OPTIONAL on request:
• Add full board: Meals and / or dinners.
• Superior Hotels: 5*****.
• Additional day to visit the Rila Monastery (day 8).