Bulgaria Tour for Mr Reynolds
Travel Date: October 9 – October 14, 2017
Day 1 – 09.10 – Bucharest – Veliko Tarnovo
Day 2 – 10.10 – Veliko Tarnovo – Kazanlak – Plovdiv
Day 3 – 11.10 – Plovdiv – Hissarya – Starosel – Koprivshtitsa – Sofia
Day 4 – 12.10 – Sightseeing tour of Sofia
Day 5 – 13.10 – Sofia – the Rila monastery – Sofia
Day 6 – 14.10 – Transfer to the Sofia airport. End of service.
Day 1 – October 9 – Bucharest – Veliko Tarnovo
In the morning pick up from your hotel; Departure to the Bulgarian border. After crossing the border proceed to the Ivanovo rock church (UNESCO). Admire extremely beautiful paintings from around 1360. Proceed to Veliko Tarnovo. Start exploring the city with the Tsarevets Royal hill. 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. 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. Accommodation. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo in hotel Gurko ***
Day 2 – October 10 – Veliko Tarnovo – Kazanlak – Plovdiv
In the morning departure to Kazanlak – the Valley of the Thracian Kings. Visit two Thracian tombs – the Golayamata Kosmatka tomb dating to the 4th century BC and the Kazanlak tomb (UNESCO) dating to the same period. Your guide will give you more information about the Thracian civilization and its heritage today. Departure to Plovdiv. Enjoy a walking 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 Amphitheatre by Emperor Mark Avrelii during the 2nd c. A.D. Its magnificent arcade adorned with marble statues is simply breath-taking. Theatre and opera performances are still staged here on warm summer nights. The Roman Stadium is also constructed during the II century and reproduces the layout in Delphi, Greece. Within the centre of the ancient major town of the Roman province of Thrace remains of stone paved streets, foundations of buildings and columns and ancient fortress walls and gates reside. The Old Plovdiv nowadays is an original living museum, an architectural phenomenon with many of the houses of those times’ most prominent Bulgarians turned into museums, galleries hosting various art exhibitions and festivals.
B Accommodation in Plovdiv in family hotel house “At the Renaisance Square”
Day 3 – October 11 – Plovdiv – Hissarya – Koprivshtitsa – Sofia
In the morning departure to Hissarya where you will see absolutely well preserved fortress wall dating to the Roman period – 4th century. Visit the Roman tomb dating to the same period. Hissarya is also one of the most popular balneology resorts renowned for its more than 20 springs of curative mineral water. Continue to Koprivshtitsa. The village boasts a large number of architectural monuments from the Revival period, 383 in all, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographic treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry has also been preserved. Departure to Sofia. Drop off in your hotel. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Best Western Thracia ****(three nights)
Day 4 – October 12 – Sofia – Sightseeing tour of Sofia
In the morning visit the Boyana Church (Unesco site). Admire its beautiful freascoes 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 2:30 pm at your hotel. Afternoon at leaisure – time to enjoy the central part of Sofia.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Best Western Thracia ****
Day 5 – October 13 – Sofia – the Rila monastery – Sofia
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 Monastery’s unrivalled architecture and murals will captivate you. In the monastery visit the Ethnographic museum – very rich with its carpets and rugs exhibition, jewelry, customs, buckles. Also, you will visit four rooms decorated according to the typical styles of decoration of four regions of Bulgaria. Return to Sofia. Overnight.
B Accommodation in Sofia in hôtel Premier Best Western Thracia ****
Day 6 – October 14 – Transfer to the Sofia airport for your departure flight. End of service.
The trajectory of the tour please see here: https://goo.gl/maps/wcn2rxuQMc62
ACCOMODATION IN TOTAL 5 OVERNIGHTS
- In Sofia – hotel Thracia Best Western **** (three nights)
- In Plovdiv – Family hotel house « At the Renaissance Square »
- 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 October 14
- Fuel costs, parking fees
TOURS / GUIDES / FOOD
- 5 Breakfasts
- Professional English speaking Private Tour Guide (to drive) throughout the tour
- 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
The above stated price is based on cash payment.
Using another method of payment: All taxes and fees are at the expense of the customer: supplement for paying by Visa card – 2,5%, Master card – 2,5 %, pay pal – 4%.
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 vouchers (if you have booked self guided tour), 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 (like flood, fire, earthquaqe or other), 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.
Easy Bulgaria Travel Ltd wishes you a very pleasant stay in Bulgaria and will be extremely happy to be your host and to show you the beauty of our country!
Accommodation in 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 – At the Renaissance Square Family Hotel
Hotel “At Renaissance Square” was founded in 2007 under the name hotel “Renaissance” one-star. As a result of the loving care and professionalism of our team to each client, we won the love and friendship of many people around the world. For a short time hotel “Renaissance” has become a leader in its category and falling in world travel guides as the most suitable place to stay in Plovdiv.
– Lonely Planet – Publishing 2008 – Our pick;
– Lonely Planet – Publishing 2013 – Top choice.
In the restaurant or the cool garden you can enjoy the exquisite specialties of the European and Bulgarian cuisine.
For your good mood we have pick out a rich selection of Bulgarian and imported wine.
Professional service and a special attitude towards everyone guarantee your pleasant and unforgettable stay.
Room Size: 26-sq-m(280-sq-foot)
– antique furniture
– hand-painted walls and ceilings
– hardwood floors
– cable TV
Room Facilities: Cable channels, Flat-screen TV, Air conditioning, Hardwood/Parquet floors/, Wardrobe, Closet, Shower, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom
Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
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 center 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.
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