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Entering deep into the mountains, you will discover the magnificent monumental decorations, mural paintings and woodcarvings of the Bulgarian monasteries, a marvelous merging of pagan traditions and Christian culture.

Day 1

Arrival in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel. Night in Sofia.

Day 2

Sofia city tour, visit to Boyana Church, one of the 7 UNESCO sights in Bulgaria, and to Kremikovtzi Monastery Night in Sofia.

Day 3

Departure to Sandanski. En route, visit to Zemen Monastery preserving valuable frescoes painted in 14 c. and exceptional architectural style. Visit to Rila Monastery, the most famous Bulgarian UNESCO sight. Night in Sandanski, charming spa resort and native place of the Roman hero Spartacus.

Day 4

Half-day excursion to Rozhen Monastery owing its fame to its carved iconostasis and lecterns and to Melnik, the smallest town of the country famous for its unique wines. Free time and night in Sandanski.

Day 5

Departure to Plovdiv. Over-stop in Borovetz, well-known ski resort. Visit to Bachkovo Monastery, the second important Bulgarian monastery, founded in the 11 c. by Georgian monks. Night in Plovdiv.

Day 6

In the morning, short city tour in Plovdiv. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval Bulgarian capital. Visit to Tzarevetz Fortress. Night in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7

Departure to Sofia. En route, visit to Transfiguration Monastery (Preobrajenie) painted by Zahari Zograf, the best icons painter in Bulgaria and Troyan Monastery, an example of the rare practice to paint both the exterior and interior. Overnight in Sofia.

Day 8

Transfer to Sofia Airport. End of the program.

[General] [7 UNESCO Sights] [Nature] [Monasteries] [Culture]
[Hobbies] [Rose Festival] [Request Form]

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