Discover Bulgaria, one of the oldest inhabited places in Europe, boasting one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters on earth. Start your tour with Sofia, the Bulgarian capital and get acquainted with the most important boulevards and tourist attractions. Enjoy this trip together with your personal guide. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant (included in the tour price), continue your tour to Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the National Museum of History. Continue exploring Bulgaria and visit its second largest city, Plovdiv, one of the oldest towns in Europe where traces from the Thracians, Romans, Goths, Slavs and Ottomans have turned the town into a museum. Enjoy a day tour to Rila Monastery, the biggest monastery in Bulgaria situated 120 km away from Sofia, and admire the mountainous landscape. End your tour in Bulgaria with a trip to the medieval capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Turnovo, and visit Tsarevets, with the remains of the Royal Palace.
Enjoy a private transfer to the airport.
With its 63 beautifully appointed, spacious rooms and suites Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel (4*) offers superior facilities and quality service, introducing the Bulgarian hospitality to business and leisure travellers. You will be steps away from nearby the sights of the city like Alexander Nevski Cathedral, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University and St. St. Kiril and Metodii National Library. Windows face amazing views to Vitosha mountain and Doctor’s garden. Within easy walking distance is the city center of Sofia. The unique combination between an architectural and a cultural monument and a modern comfort building brings the hotel The Building of the Year Prize in 2004.
Enjoy a private tour with your private guide and vehicle along the main tourist attractions of Sofia and view the Roman walls of ancient Serdika, St. George Rotunda, one of the oldest fully preserved churches in Europe dating from 4th century AD. View the most important religious buildings such as the Mosque, the Synagogue, St. Joseph Catholic church and the Orthodox churches of St. Nedelya, St. Petka, St. Sophia, the Russian Church and St Alexander Nevski Cathedral - cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, the former Royal Palace, the National Theatre, the Mineral Baths, the Parliament, the statue of Tsar Liberator, and the Sofia University. Visit the Crypt of St Alexander Nevski Cathedral with the best collection of icons in Bulgaria.
Enjoy a full day tour to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Goths, Slavs, and Ottomans whose traces have turned the town into a museum. The Ancient Plovdiv Architectural Reserve is of special interest. Brilliant examples of the Bulgarian National Revival Period are preserved here. One can sit among the ruins of the ancient Roman Theater and feel the atmosphere of the extinct world. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
Enjoy a full day tour to Rila Monastery, the biggest monastery in Bulgaria and one of the most remarkable monuments on the Balkan Peninsula. The monastery was founded in the l0th century by the Bulgarian monk St. John of Rila and was rebuilt in the l3th -l4th century. Since 1983 it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
February 19, 2014
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November 06, 2013
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November 09, 2013
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November 06, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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November 07, 2013
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