Escape To Bulgaria - 4 Days

  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Departures and Prices
Visit the best Bulgarian sites in just 4 days - the capital city Sofia - a vivid and youghtful city ; Plovdiv - the first Bulgarian city elected a European capital of culture for 2019 ; the emblem of the Bulgarian Orthodox church - UNESCO listed Rila monastery. 
Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN SOFIA. CITY TOUR
Upon arrival, enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Sofia and get to know the highlights of the capital. Among the most impressive sites are the gold-domed Alexander Nevski Cathedral dominating the city, the church of st. Sophia which gave the name of the city, the Monument of Tsar Liberator dedicated to the Russian Tsar Alexander II, the Rotunda of St. George, which is the best preserved Byzantine building, the Russian church st. Nikolas, the ruins of ancient Roman Serdica, the Parliament buildings and some more. You will visit the Museum of Sofia History newly opened in 2015.
Day 2 - SOFIA RILA MONASTERY SOFIA
In the morning we drive to Rila mountains (the highest on the Balkan Peninsula) to see one of Bulgarias most visited UNESCO sites Rila monastery. This monastery is a sanctuary of Bulgarian literature and spiritual life. Founded in the middle of the 10th century by St. Ivan of Rila it played a key role in preserving Bulgarian culture and language during the centuries. We shall see the monastery church with its amazing frescoes painted by the most famous Bulgarian finest artists from 19th c. and the monastery museum housing a rich collection of exhibits connected with the history of the monastery and the spread of Christianity on the Bulgarian lands. In the afternoon drive back to Sofia. Overnight. /B/
Day 3 - SOFIA PLOVDIV - SOFIA
After breakfast we depart to Plovdiv - Bulgarias second largest city. This is a city with millennium old history, contemporary to Troy and Mycenae. It has preserved ruins from Roman, Ottoman and Bulgarian Revival period. During our city tour you will see the Roman Forum and Stadium as well as the Roman theater dating back to the 2nd AD. Walk along the old town where you will see beautifully decorated houses, ancient fortress walls, revival churches. Drive back to Sofia. /B/
Day 4 - SOFIA DEPARTURE
After breakfast, departure transfer to Sofia airport for your flight back home. /B/

City Hotel Number of nights
Sofia Hotel Budapest 3* 3 overnights on BB basis
Dates and prices:
Price for minimum 6 participants - per person twin room sharing 230
Price for minimum 4 participants - per person twin room sharing 310
Price for minimum 2 participants - per person twin room sharing345

Supplements:
Supplement for accommodation in single room55

Price includes:
  • Accommodation on BB basis in below mentioned hotels (or similar depending on the availability)
  • Entrance fees: Sofia History Museum, Rila monastery (church and museum) ; Roman Theater, house of Hindliyan (Plovdiv)
  • English/German/Spanish speaking guide throughout
  • Transport by private car and minivan throughout
Price excludes:
  • Flights
  • Porterage fee in / out hotels and airport
  • Camera and guide fees at museums
  • Tips for guide and driver

Note on prices:
  • Optional dinner with folklore show in Sofia - 25.00 eur / pax
  • Optional wine tasting in Plovdiv region - between 15.00 and 20.00 eur / pax depending on the option


Atlantic Tour is a member of BCCCI (Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry)