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ANCIENT BULGARIA TOUR

Places Covered: SOFIA CITY
Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days Package
Tour Cost: See Below

DAY 01

Arrival at Sofia airport.

Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Sofia.

DAY 02

Driving duration: 4 hours, 320 km

Today we will explore the most beautiful and second biggest Bulgarian town – Plovdiv. Here we will find well-preserved remains from Roman times. Also we will visit Old Plovdiv – architecture reserve.

After that we will visit the Thracian tomb near Alexandrovo village.

Overnight in Kardzhali

DAY 03

Driving duration: 4 hours, 260 km

Today we will see the the sacred place for the Thracians, where is the temple of the God of the wine Dyonis – this is Perperikon. Perperikon and Tatul are the oldest megalith sites in the Balkans. Today we will visit also Mezek, where we will see at one place Thracian Tomb and remains from Roman Fortress. At the end of the day we will visit the Roman Forum Augusta Trayana.

Overnight in Stara Zagora.

Perperikon Religious activity at the top of the cliff began in the 5th century BC. It is associated with the beliefs of the Copper Age people, who started the cult of the sun god. Here they established the first sanctuary and started leaving food containers for the gods. Mezek (where the famous wine Mezek is made) – The Thracian Beehive Tomb is dated 3rd - 4th century BC Tatul The Thracian sanctuary near Tatul Village, is one of the most imposing megalithic monuments discovered on the territory of Bulgaria. The sanctuary is a massive rock structure and its top is a truncated pyramid. The complex comprises two sarcophagi, a rectangular bed for the main altar, and a three-metre-deep well. It dates back to the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 4th centuries BC. Augusta Trayana Forum is the forum of the antique Roman town Augusta Trayana is an archaeological site in the central part of the town of Stara Zagora The antique forum complex is one of the most monumental installations in the Roman town of Augusta Trayana.

The founder of the town was Emperor Trayan (98 - 117), where the name of the town comes from.

DAY 04

Driving duration: 4,5 hours, 290 km

After a short drive from Stara Zagora we reach the UNESCO heritage protected Thracian Tomb in Kazanlak and after a short visit we continue to the Valley of the Thracian Kings, where is the tomb of the mighty Thracian king Seuthes III. In the afternoon we will visit the Thracian cult complex near Starosel. We finish the day with a tour of the well-preserved Bulgarian town-museum Koprivshtitsa.

Overnight in Sofia

The Kazanlak Tomb, UNESCO world heritage site is based on its architectural outlook, it belongs to the dome tombs, typical for the Thracian funeral architecture from the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 3rd century BC. The Valley of the Kings is full of remains. There you will see different tomb of different kings ruled the Thraci territories during the ages The Thracian Temple Complex at Starosel covers six underhill temples, four of which are unique, as well as a few royal burials. The entire hill is surrounded by a wall made of processed granite blocks. Its length is 241 meters and its height reaches 3.5 meters. The wall is called krepis and outlines a circle which according to the Thracian religious believes symbolizes the Sun.

The entrance of the temple has a parade staircase and two pedestals, on which statues of lions were sitting.

DAY 05

We have full day dedicated to the Bulgarian capital - 2 walking tours in the program – in the morning and in the afternoon.

We will see all major sights of Sofia and during the tours we have 4 stops for tasting typical Bulgarian food (banitsa, baklava, shopska salad, meze) and beverages (ayran, boza, wine).

Overnight in Sofia.

DAY 06

Transfer to the airport.

Departure.

  • 5 BB in high quality 3 star centrally located hotels in Sofia, Kardzhali, Stara Zagora
  • 2 tours in Sofia with visiting all main sights in Sofia
  • Tasting of typical Bulgarian food (banitsa, baklava, shopska salad, meze) and beverages (ayran, boza, wine) during tours
  • Tours of Perperikon, Tatul, Starosel, Kazanlak Tomb, Alexandrovo Tomb, Plovdiv, Sofia, Mezek, Kazanlak
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrances in the sites visited during the tour
  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • Seat in modern vehicle – car, mini-van or mini-bus 
  • All Taxes Included

Exclusions:

  • Visa for Bulgaria (if needed)
  • Optional excursions 
  • Meals other than stated
  • Tips for the guides drivers staff at hotels/restaurants (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Conditions:

  • Hotels offered may not be valid during fair congresses and blackout dates and are subject to change with similar
  • Children must be at child rate range at time of travel and rates are available for 1 child when staying with 2 adults in the sameroom
  • Amendments are upon availability and may require supplementfee
  • Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
  • In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 9 day(s) prior to departure

Notes

  • Pick up point: Airport (Please enter name of the arrival airport at time of booking)
  • Language of Guiding: English
  • Voucher: Travellers must bring voucher to departure location and hand it to the tour operator.

Notes

  • Prices are not valid for during Events, Bank holidays or any other special occasion.
  • All above Rates, hotels and other services are subject to availability on the actual time of booking.

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