4 days: A short touch to Bulgaria

If you are on a business trip or you have limited time in Bulgaria, this tour is your first step to discover this pearl in the Balkan crown! Join your guide in the streets with cobblestones in Sofia, Plovdiv, Bansko and Melnik. Visit the biggest monasteries – Rila and Bachkovo. Feel like a local and feel the Bulgarian spirit.
• Bachkovo monastery
• Plovdiv
• Dobarsko
• Bansko
• Rila monstery
• Sofia

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Guide/driver
    • Accommodation in 4* hotels for 3 nights
    • Comfortable car
    • Private tour
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    • Entrance fees for the museums

  • Day 1: Sofia- Bachkovo monastery-Plovdiv

    Stop At: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria
    Welcome to Sofia.Transfer to Bachkovo monastery – 2 hours and 30 minutes. Bachkovo monastery is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria, built by a Georgian family Bakuryani in 11th. century. A guided tour of 45 minutes. Free time to enjoy the market street at the front of the monastery.

    Transfer to Plovdiv, the second biggest city in Bulgaria- 40 minutes. Plovdiv is rich with its history and archeological remains. That’s why Plovdiv is the cultural capital of Europe for 2019.

    Accommodation in 4* hotel in the center of the city. Walking tour in “The Old town” – 2 hours. Free time and night in Plovdiv.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Plovdiv

    Day 2: Plovdiv-Dobarsko-Bansko

    Stop At: Pirin National Park, Pirin Bulgaria
    10.00. Hotel check-out. Drive to destination Bansko through West Rhodopi mountain – 2 hours and 40 minutes. Bansko is the biggest ski resort in Balkan peninsula. It is placed in a valley below Pirin mountain, which is a part of UNESCO heritage. Visit the church in Dobarsko, built in 17th. century. There are speculations frescos were made by a female painter. It was very unusual in these times. Accommodation in Bansko. Walking tour in around the old town of Bansko.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Bansko

    Day 3: Bansko-Melnik-Rila monastery-Sofia

    Stop At: The Melnik Pyramids, Pirin Planina, Melnik Bulgaria
    9.00. Hotel check-out. Transfer to Melnik, the smallest town in Bulgaria, with less than 186 inhabitants. Melnik has a tradition with the red wine and there is one unique red sort, called “Wide Melnik leaf”. In the south of Melnik is the fortress of Alexius Slav. He was a nobleman from the royal dynasty Asenevstsi and he was a ruler of Rhodopi region. He didn’t agree with the reign of his cousin Boril, who had problems to take the throne of the kingdom. During the internal and external crisis, Alexius Slav separated from the Bulgarian kingdom and this was his residence. For more than 20 years he controlled the area like an independent state.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
    Afternoon- transfer to Rila monastery– 2 hours. This is the biggest monastery of Bulgaria and a part of UNESCO heritage. Rila is the highest mountain in the Balkan peninsula and the monastery is in its hearth. Always there are a lot of tourists and pilgrims because during the dark times of the Bulgarian nation this monastery was the spring of power and faith. Walking tour of 1 hour and free time to enjoy the atmosphere and nature.

    Transfer to Sofia – 2 hours. Accommodation in the center of Sofia. Free time.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in the main center of Sofia

    Day 4: Sofia

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616 Bulgaria
    Walking tour after breakfast. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria, still hiding some gems in its heart.

    According to your time of the flight – visiting the Boyana church and free time.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels in Sofia and Sofia Airport
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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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Organised by Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Activity ID: V-91433P14

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