Bulgaria 3 day tour
Bulgaria 3 day tour
In this three day tour we will go through some of the most impressive cities in the country. We have designed it to be a memorable experience by visiting Kazanlyk, Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv. You will see authentic architectural houses, historical places and natural sceneries.
Note: Depending on your arrival time we can drive straight to Kazanluk or make a sightseeing tour of Sofia first. For individual requests, please send us a request and we will come back to you as soon as possible.
Kazanlyk is located in the west part of Bulgaria at the foot of the Balkan mountain range. The city is mainly popular with its history and rose industry. The rose valley, where the city is located, is the biggest producer of rose oil worldwide. We are going to visit the only museum in the world, dedicated to the oil-yielding plant – rose. The area is marvellous in May when roses are blossing and at the end of the month you can experience a week of celebrating the beauty and fragrance of the Kazanlak rose. If you choose this tour during this part of the year, we will adjust the programme in order to suit your interests.
We will also get in touch with the history of this place and we will go to see the Kazanlak Thracian tomb which is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. Discovered in 1944, it dates back to the end of the 4th century BC and it is part of a large Thracian necropolis.
Veliko Tarnovo was the capital city of the Second Bulgarian Empire before it was occupied by the Ottomans. It was the most unconquerable Bulgarian fortress, as well as a cultural and intellectual center of the country. Nowadays the most significant fortress in the area is “Tsarevets”. We are going to visit this architectural reserve and museum dating back to the 9th century.
The city is also popular with the big number of monasteries situated around it. 15 monasteries of high historical and cultural value can be visited in Veliko Tarnovo. We will see The Transfiguration Monastery which is the biggest one in the region and the fourth in Bulgaria. It is a precious architectural and artistic monument in Bulgaria, established during the time of the Second Bulgarian Empire in 13th-14th century.
We will also visit the old part of the city and walk along Gurko street or Samovodskata Charshia (the crafts streets). We will see houses built over 200 years ago, crafts workshops, souvenir shops and galleries.
Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria and it is one of the oldest cities in the world. We are going to spend a whole day in the old town, which is packed with house museums, art galleries, churches and beautiful sceneries. We will visit at least two of the six (initially were seven) hills, called “tepe” as well as the best preserved amphitheatre in the Balkans. As this area is very suitable for wine production, we will have a wine tasting evening in the city. As this is a famous wine producing area in the country with many vinaries selling their offerings, we will have a wine tasting evening in the city.
What to bring – comfortable shoes
Best time in the year – May-October
Accommodation – the hotels are 3* and 4* in double room with separate beds. There are options for
double room with a bedroom or single rooms or apartments (if available).
This tour includes:
- Accomodation in double room with separate beds, on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Entrance fees to all sightseeing places including guides in English and fee for photo cameras
- 3 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
- Guide for the whole stay in Bulgaria
- Transport by minivan for 8+1 people
The tour doesn’t include:
- Flight tickets
- Tips for guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Hotel upgrade
- Drinks and alcohol