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Trip to know the Bulgarian Orthodox Monasteries (7 days).

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

Courtyard of the Rila Orthodox Monastery

Courtyard of the Rila Orthodox Monastery

This trip takes a tour of some of the most spectacular Monasteries and Temples in Bulgaria that are unmatched in the rest of Europe.. The cult of the Orthodox Christian religion endowed them with a unique aesthetic, with huge and colorful wall paintings on its walls, architecture mix of medieval, Roman and Byzantine, golden icons, etc. They are usually found in mountainous areas of great beauty and evergreen greenery.. His visit takes us to relive other times and a way of life very different from that of modern Western Europe.… You can also visit the 2 most important cities in Bulgaria: Sofia and Plovdiv.

 

Itinerary:

This is the proposed itinerary but you can increase the number of days to enjoy on your trip or choose other dates using the Request for a customized travel budget. and we will send you a personalized itinerary. Likewise, the order of the visits may be varied depending on the flight schedules.

 

Day 1 – Arrival in Sofia. Accommodation in hotel in Sofia, visit to the city center and dinner in a typical food restaurant to have the first approach to the rich Bulgarian gastronomy.

 

sofia why travel to bulgaria

Hadjidraga restaurant in Sofia

Hadjidraga restaurant in Sofia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 Visit to Rila monastery, the oldest of Bulgaria, country symbol. It has surprising aesthetics and dimensions and houses a medieval tower of the year 1343 well preserved. To know more click here. Translated to Plovdiv, and spend the night in Plovdiv.

 

Medieval tower and frescoes of the Rila MonasteryFrescoes from Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

 

 

Day 3 – Plovdiv city walking tour, european capital of culture 2019 and that has an old neighborhood of old Renaissance houses of great beauty and unique architecture and color. Short transfer (27 km) until the Bachkovo monastery, the second largest in Bulgaria, and optionally, to the fortress of Assen with its beautiful views from the top of a hill. Accommodation in Plovdiv.

viejo plovdiv

Plovdiv Old Quarter

Bachkovo monastery

Bachkovo monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – Transfer to the Monastery of Chirpan "San Atanasio" to 1 time of Plovdiv. The monastery “San Atanasio” is located near the town Zlatna Livada in the Chirpan region. This is believed to be the oldest monastery in Europe and was personally founded by Saint Athanasius, the Archbishop of Alexandria in 344. In its long, but very long story, "Saint Athanasius” was built and destroyed multiple times. More info about this Monastery here.

 

Welcome Message to the Chirpan Monastery

Welcome Message to the Chirpan Monastery

Shipka Russian style church

Shipka Russian style church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the North of the country, crossing the Central Balkan mountain range, stopping at the Shipka Church-Monastery and the Sokolski Monastery. Overnight in the town of Bozhentsi which is an architectural reserve for its town houses, preserved from the 19th century. Optional: entrance to the ethnographic complex of artisans of “Etara”.

 

Sokolski Orthodox Monastery

Sokolski

Bozhentsi

Bozhentsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Troyan_Monastery

Troyan Monastery in Winter

Lovech the perfumed city of Bulgaria

Lovech the perfumed city of Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Senderos de Etropole

Etropole Trails

 

Etropole monastery

Etropole monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 – Visit to the capital, Sofia, if the flight schedule allows it. In the city of Sofia you can visit La Rotonda de San Jorge (century IV ), National Archaeological Museum, the National Theater, the Russian church of Saint Nicolas, The Alexander Nevski Memorial Cathedral The Church of Saint Sophia, or take advantage of shopping in its main shopping street… Transfer to the airport and departure to Spain.

Sofia Orthodox Cathedral

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Tram in Sofia

Regular line electric tram in Sofia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chauffeured travel prices:

Group size:

per person in double room

per person in triple room

1 person

2.486,00 €

2 persons

1.984,00 €

3 persons

1.434,00 €
4 persons 1.276,00 €

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

Note 2: Also available as Self-Guided Trip in rental car to be driven by travelers following our travel program, check price please..

What includes:

• Reception at Sofia airport upon arrival. • Spanish speaking chauffeur service throughout the program. • Transfers according to itinerary in a vehicle with air conditioning and driver throughout the program. • 6 nights of bed and breakfast in hotels of 2** and 3*** stars. • Transfer to Sofia airport on the day of departure. • Administration fees.

What is not included:

• Plane tickets. • Travel assistance insurance, doctors, repatriation, nor any other. • Tips and personal expenses. • Fuel costs, nor parking, both are paid on-site to the driver as needed. • Tickets to tourist places: museums, monasteries, attractions, strengths, caves,… • Optional excursions not specified in the program.

Optional:

• Add full board: Meals and dinners.

• Superior category hotels: 4**** oh 5*****.

 

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