This tour includes guided visits to some of the most interesting and characteristic places in Bulgaria. These are: Sofia (the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the St Sofia Church, the St George Rotunda, the National Museum of History), Rila and Rozhen Monasteries, Melnik, Plovdiv (the ancient fortress-wall, the Roman forum and stadium), Shipka Pass, Etura – open-air ethnographic museum, Veliko Turnovo (Tsarevets fortress), the museum-town of Arbanassi etc.
♦Plovdiv – the second Bulgarian city in population and size after the capital, Plovdiv is famous for the Old Town with charming houses decorated with colourful ornaments.
♦Veliko Turnovo – situated along the historical hills of Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora on the two banks of Yantra River. The houses of the old town are like withe birds on the cliff side above Jantra river and create a magnificent view.
♦Arbanasi – Austere houses that resemble minor fortresses on the outside, with high, solid walls and heavy gates, richly decorated and traditionally furnished on the inside.
♦Rila Monastery – the most popular tourist site among all monasteries in Bulgaria. The legendary monastery lies in fantastic surroundings.
♦Melnik (380 m a.s.l.) – the smallest and one of the most fascinating towns-museums in Bulgaria, known for wine and sandpyramids.
Good to know: ►Please note that the program on Day 1 and Day 8 is subject to change in connection with flight times (it is for example possible to have your sightseeing trip in Sofia on Day 8, instead of on Day 1, if you have purchased tickets with late arrival/ late departure times). ► Please note that warm clothes are a must during the the cave visit.
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