PRICE FROM: 755 euro
DURATION: 6 days
ITINERARY: Sofia – Skopje – Ohrid – Bitola – Melnik – the Rila Monastery – Sofia
INFO: The Bulgaria and Macedonia tour is a great possibility to visit two undiscovered countries in Eastern Europe – Bulgaria and Macedonia. We have selected authentic places and villages to visit and to explore. Perfect possibilities for couples and small groups. Program based on your specific requirements. Join today!
Day 1 – Arrive at the Sofia airport. Meet and greet by your Bulgarian guide. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Transfer and accommodation in Sofia in hotel Thracia Premier Best Western **** (two nights)
Day 2 – Full Day Sightseeing tour of Sofia
In the morning visit the Boyana Church (UNESCO). Admire its beautiful frescoes dating to 1259. In the National Museum of History you will get acqueinted with the rich history of Bulgaria. Here is the Gold Thracian Treasure dating to the 4th c. BC. Return to the central part. Continue with a walking 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 Synagogue, the Russian Church, the St. Sophia early Christian basilica, which has given the city its name. Finish the tour at around 2 pm at your hotel. Afternoon at leaisure – time to enjoy the central part of Sofia. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hotel Thracia Premier Best Western ****
Day 3 – Sofia – Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia – 4 hours driving
In the morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of the old part of the Macedonian capital. Visit the old Train station – the first on the Balkans, the house of Mother Teresa, the Stone Bridge – monumental building in the center of the city and the most imposing monument in the country, built in the beginning of the VI century, the Mosque Daut Pasin Imam – monument of the Islam architecture from the XV century, the church St. Spas built at the end of the XVII century and place were have been preserved the relics of the great Macedonian Revolutionary Goce Delcev (1872-1903), the Fortress Kale – the most outstanding tourist attraction of Skopje. After the tour enjoy a pleasant walk around the market place. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Skopje at hotel Centar ***
Day 4 – Skopje – Ohrid
In the morning departure to Ohrid. After check in enjoy a sightseeing tour of the old part. You will see the statue of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, the Church of St Sophia – one of the most significant churches in the Orthodox world, the Roman amphitheatre, the Upper gate, St Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious (Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos), the King Samuel’s fortress and the little beautiful church of St Ioan Kaneo perched on the rocks overlooking the beautiful Ohrid lake.
On request: In the afternoon visit the beautiful and popular Monastery of St Naum with new inns built in the last decade that make up the Hotel of Sveti Naum. The original church of the Holy Archangels was built in the early 10th century by St Naum and later it housed the tomb and relics of St Naum himself but today its remains are buried beneath the present 16th-century church. From the yard of the monastery you will admire absolutely beautiful views over the lake of Ohrid. Return to Ohrid. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Ohrid in villa Dea 3* situated on the lake shore
Day 5 – Ohrid – Bitola – Melnik, Bulgaria
In the morning departure to Bitola. City tour including visit to the Antic city Heraclea, located near the town of Bitola, in the foot of the mountain Baba. It was built in the middle of the IV century B.C – its beauty and charm testifies of the persistence and superiority through time. Have a walk on the main pedestrian street where the guide will let you know interesting facts about the rich historical and cultural past of the town. Departure to Bulgaria through the picturesque Macedonian countryside. Early evening arival to Melnik. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Melnik in hotel Melnik ***
Day 6 – Melnik – Rila Monastery – Sofia
In the morning departure to the Rila Monastery – Bulgaria’s most visited religious nest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in the 10th century by St. Ivan Rilsky, the monastery was at the center of Bulgarian culture and Orthodox belief for centuries. The monastery is the largest on the Balkans and have always been a center of high religious achievement. Our tour of the monastery includes a visit to the Church, which is of particular artistic value, for it was adorned by the foremost 19-century masters of the Samokov, Bansko and Debar schools of painting and woodcarving. Continue to Sofia with arrival in the afternoon. Hotel check in and evening at leisure. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hotel Thracia Premier Best Western ****
Day 7 – Transfer to the Sofia airport for your departure flight. End of service.
Price per person based on a group of 2 people: 799 euro
Price per person based on a group of 4 people: 604 euro
Price per person based on a group of 6 people: 515 euro
Prices are based on the relative number of participants in the group and double occupancy in rooms.
You will have Bulgarian driver throughout Macedonia and local tour guide in Macedonia. In Bulgaria on day 2 you will have a professional tour guide. In the Rila monastery you will have a local professional tour guide.
Dates: You can choose your own departure date for this tour. For possibility to join other people for this tour please check our category “Scheduled tours”. If you see it there it means that it has been booked by other people that you can join. For further details please contact us.
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This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer or cash upon departure.
Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2,5% for VISA card and 1% for Master Card. Paying by paypal will apply a supplementary fee of 4% for overseas transactions.
We require 30% downpayment upon booking. In the event of cancellation 14 days prior to date of the tour the downpayment will be fully reimbursed.
Cancellation policy for this tour:
– 14 days prior to date of activity – Free cancellation
– 13 to 8 days prior to date of activity – 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement)
– 7 to 4 days prior to date of activity – 70% Cancellation Fee (30% reimbursement)
– 3 days prior to date of activity, on the day of the activity and for now show – 100% cancellation Fee (No reimbursement)