DISCOVER BULGARIA IN 4 DAYS
Travel Date: May 2 – 5, 2017
Number of days: 4 days / 4 nights
Starting location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Ending location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Tour pace: easy, but intensive
Number of people: 3 people
Day 1 – 02.05 – Arrive in Sofia. Sightseeing tour.
Day 2 – 03.05 – Sofia – the Rila monastery – Plovdiv
Day 3 – 04.05 – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo
Day 4 – 05.05 – Veliko Tarnovo – Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 5 – 06.05 – Transfer to the Sofia airport. End of service.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 – Sofia – Sightseeing tour of Sofia
Arrive at the Sofia airport. Transfer to your hotel. After check in take a sightseeing tour of Sofia – Visit the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – the biggest and the most beautiful on the Balkan Peninsula, the Monument of Alexander II – Tzar Liberator, the Parliament, The Statue of St Sofia – the symbol of the city, the Presidency, the National Theater, the Ruins of Serdica and the Rotonda St George 4th c. AC, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Best Western Thracia ****
Day 2 – Sofia – The Rila Monastery – Plovdiv
Departure to the Rila Monastery – the richest historical and architectural monument of the Orthodox enclave, founded in 10th century and transformed to the most important spiritual and cultural center of Bulgaria. The visitor’s first sight of Rila monastery huge towering walls gives the impression of a fortress. However, a step through the archway produces a wonderful surprise. The Monastery’s unrivalled architecture and murals will captivate you. Departure to Plovdiv.
B Accommodation in Plovdiv in hotel Odeon ***
Day 3 – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Veliko Tarnovo
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Plovdiv – the second largest town of Bulgaria, an area since the time of Philip, King of Macedonia, father of Alexander The Great. The most impressive building of Roman time that has come to us rising above the city is the Antique theatre by Emperor Mark Avrelii during the 2nd c. A.D. Its magnificent arcade adorned with marble statues is simply breath-taking. You will also visit the Roman Stadium dating to the 2nd cetury, the yellow school, the house of La Martin, the Old Pharmacie, the church St Constantin and Helena, the house of Kuyumdjioglu, today turned into museum, the Nebet tepe where have been discovered parts of the Thracian walls that fortified the hill. Continue to the town of Kazanlak situated in the Valley of Roses. Here apart from vast rose fields blooming in May and June you will visit the Golyamata Kosmatka Thracian tomb dating to the 4th century BC and will get more information about the Thracian tribes who lived on the lands of present day Bulgaria. Continueto the Russian church built in 1902 to commemorate all the 200 000 soldiers who lost their lives for the liberation of Bulgaria. After crossing the Shipka pass visit the open air museum « Etara » where have been presented 15 crafts practiced by the locals in the 17th – 19th century – weaving, cutlery, icon painting, saw mill and others. Proceed to Veliko Tarnovo.
B Accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo at hotel Gurko ***
Day 4 – Veliko Tarnovo – Sofia
In the morning take a sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo. Located on the hills above the meandering river Yantra, this city, once a glorious mediaeval capital (1186 – 1393), is now attracting thousands of romantic travelers with its irresistible atmosphere. Mixing the legends of the past with bursting joy of hundreds of young students – this is Veliko Tarnovo today, the second most important University City after Sofia. Start exploring the city with the Tsarevets Royal hill where on the top of the hill is situated the Patriarch church. Also you will see remains of the Royal palace and the Baldwin tower where according to the legend was imprisoned Baldwin of Flanders. The neighboring Arbanassi museum village is a genuine gallery of art. A must here is the 15th century Church of the Nativity, repainted in the 17th century. Because of its more than 1200 frescoes, It is also called the Sistine Chapel on the Balkans. Departure to Sofia. Drop off in your hotel.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Best Western Thracia ****
Day 5 – Transfer to the Sofia airport. End of service.
The trajectory of the tour please see here: https://goo.gl/maps/1X4sghWCzFk
- In Sofia – Hotel Thracia Premier Best Western **** (two nights)
- In Plovdiv – Hotel Odeon ***
- In Veliko Tarnovo hotel Gurko
TRANSFERS AND TRANSPORTATION
- All transfers and transportation with private vehicles according to program
- Transfer to the Sofia airport on departure on May 6
- Fuel costs, parking fees
TOURS / GUIDES / FOOD
- 4 Breakfasts
- Professioanl Private Tour Guide (to drive)
- All sightseeing tours and cultural connections
- Admission fees for sites and museums as per program
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Additional private expenses of a client
All that is not mentioned in section “Price includes”
Travel insurance package
Other meals than stated
Photo/video fees at sites and museums
Bank and pay pal fees
Our company is owner of the vehicles that we provide for the tours of our clients. All of them are very comfortable and fully insured. We are aware that your safety is most important, that is why we regularly renovate our car park. Our vehicles pass technical check every month and all of them have perfect air conditioners.
You can see our fleet here.
The travel arrangement and full-day or half-day tours will be officially booked once we have received a 30% deposit payment. After that you will receive a booking confirmation via e-mail. We kindly ask you to pay the balance not later than 7 days prior to your arrival, unless the booking is made 1 week prior to your arrival or if there is not an agreement for paying cash upon arrival.
Once we have received the payment, we will send the following to your e-mail address: the invoice, the voucher, and all the other necessary travel-related documents and information.
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The customer can cancel the travel arrangement and full-day or half-day tour at any moment; however, Easy Bulgaria Travel shall keep a certain portion of the paid amount which will depend on the cancellation period, and which is specified as follows:
21 days prior to departure – no cancellation fee will be applied
21 to 14 days prior to departure – 30 % of the price of a travel arrangement or tour
14 to 7 days prior to departure – 50 % of the price of a travel arrangement or tour
7 to 3 days prior to departure – 80 % of the price of a travel arrangement or tour
3 to 0 days prior to departure – 100 % of the price of a travel arrangement or tour
After the departure or no-show – 100 % of the price of a travel arrangement or tour
In cases of extraordinary circumstances, Easy Bulgaria Travel Ltd reserves the right to change itineraries. Easy Bulgaria Travel Ltd will certainly always try to meet customers’ requests and return all the funds that were not spent for the purpose of same travel arrangement or a tour.
Sofia – hotel THRACIA PREMIER BEST WESTERN ****
The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Thracia Hotel is situated between the busiest central city boulevards, Hristo Botev Boulevard and Vitosha Boulevard. Located in the proximity of all major institutions and numerous entertainment places, the property offers easy access to multiple tourist sites.
Whether you are there for business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Thracia Hotel is ideal for International travelers who seek the comfort and convenience of a modern hotel. The hotel has been built in accordance with the latest styles of accommodation and elegance with comfortable accommodations which await you in the spacious rooms and suites, and offering a high level of service to its guests.
All units have electronic lock systems, central air-conditioning, cable television, a working area with direct phone line and Internet access, indoor-safe box and mini-bar.
Room Size: 16 m²
Bed Options: 1 queen or 2 twin
Please note there is no extra bed possible.
Room Facilities: Safe, Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing facilities, Sitting area, Carpeted, Sofa, Soundproof, Shower, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Pay-per-view channels, TV, Telephone, Satellite channels, Cable channels, Minibar, Wake-up service, Alarm clock
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
Plovdiv – hotel Odeon
Centrally located in Plovdiv, Hotel Odeon offers colourfully designed accommodation just 50 m from the Main Square and 150 m away from the Roman Theatre Plovdiv. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
Air-conditioned rooms and apartments feature carpeted floors and stylish decorations in baroque-inspired classical style. A refrigerator and cable TV are provided. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.
The Odeon Hotel’s restaurant features oakwood furniture, painted glass murals, a fireplace and precious paintings. The restaurant serves vegetable dishes, traditional Bulgarian and international cuisine, as well as a wide selection of wines. Special vegan menus are available on request.
Room Size: 20 m²
Bed Options: 2 twin or 1 king
Colorful room featuring a private bathroom with a shower. Cable TV, a seating area and a sofa are provided. Each room of this type is individually decorated.
Room Facilities: Air conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing facilities, Sitting area, Carpeted, Sofa, Mosquito net, Wardrobe/Closet, Fold-up bed, Sofa bed, Shower, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bathtub or shower, TV, Telephone, Cable channels, Tea/Coffee maker, Refrigerator, Electric kettle, Wake-up service
Veliko Tarnovo – hotel Gurko
Hotel and Tavern Complex Gurko is situated on Gurko Street in the Old town where you can see lots of traditional Bulgarian buildings from the XVIII and XIX century. The amphitheatrical position of all houses around creates a fascinating picture in the same heart of Veliko Tarnovo. As an important part of this landscape, Hotel Gurko provides romance and comfort by the banks of the river, overlooking the Sveta Gora Hill and Four-Horseman monument. Being in the immediate vicinity of the famous Samovodska Street, where you can enjoy the various small workshops that present typical Bulgarian crafts, makes it comfortable for the tourists during their holiday. At the same time the hotel is just a few minutes away from the centre and well-known Carevec Hill, where you can watch unique “Sound and Light Show”, which presents the history of the town.
Room Size: 30 m²
Bed Options: 1 queen or 2 twin
– air conditioning
– free WiFi
– flat-screen TV with cable channels
– bathroom with a shower or a bath, free toiletries and a hairdryer
Room Facilities: Air conditioning, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Bathtub or shower, Cable channels, Flat-screen TV, Minibar, Wake-up service, Towels, Linens
Free WiFi is available in all rooms