Tour 5 – The Land of the Old Craftsmen
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COMBINED TOURS

Tour 1 - Bulgarian Soul

Tour 2 - Natural Paradise

Tour 3 - A piece of History with Rose Flavor

Tour 4 - A true Sense of Bulgaria - Rose Oil, Thracian Wine and natural Yogurt

Tour 5 - The Land of the Old Craftsmen

THEMATIC TOURS

In The Kingdom of Bulgarian Wines - variant 1

In the kingdom of Bulgarian Wines - variant 2

Festival of Roses

Golf Tour

UNESCO Heritage in Bulgaria

Tours

Hotels

Transfers/Rent-a-car

Cruises

Flights

Gallery

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History

Geography

Traditions

Monuments under UNESCO Protection

ABOUT BULGARIA TYPES OF TOURISM

Hunting and Fishing

Folklore and Crafts

Golf

SPA/Balneology

Rose and Rose Oil

Mineral Springs

Wine

Yogurt

Culture and History

Wine and Tastings


MIRACLES OF BULGARIA

Day 1 - Arrival in Sofia - meeting at the airport, transfer and check in 5* hotel.

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and also the largest city.

The city center walking tour includes:

At dinner enjoy traditional folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.


Day 2 - Transfer to VelikoTarnovo- the Old Bulgarian capital.

Visit the famous street “Samovodska Charshia”, the old trade street which sheltered skillful craftsmen through the Revival Period and the ruins of the castle Tsarevets on the hill of the same name, which housed the royal and patriarchal palace.

Before dinner enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Tsarevets Fortress. Overnight in VelikoTarnovo.


Day 3After breakfast take the bus to Gabrovo and Architectural-ethnographic Complex Etar.

 Tour in the Complex: It is an open-air museum and a neighborhood of Gabrovo.

It presents the Bul garian customs, culture and craftsmanship. Contains a total of 50 objects, in- cluding water installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops attached. Using original instruments and following the old traditions, locals represent around 20 characteristics of the regional crafts such as wood-carving, pottery, coppersmith crafts, furriery, cutlery making, needlework, etc. Overnight in Gabrovo.


Day 4 - Transfer to Kazanlak – The city of roses.

Kazanlak is a small town in the heart of the valley of Roses, famous for old traditions of rose picking and production of pure rose oil. Visit the Rose Museum which is the only one of its kind is situated in the town of Kazanlak. Built to provide museum collection rose in 1967, the first exhibition was opened two years later. The rich pictures and documented materials tracking 330-year history of rose production in Bulgaria. Tourists can buy rose-oil, peppermint oil and lavender oil, various products of the oil- bearing rose, rose liqueur, rose rakiya and other souvenirs.

 Departure to Stara Zagora – the city of linden trees and sixth biggest in Bulgaria. Accommodation at 4* hotel. Overnight in Stara Zagora.


Day 5 – After breakfast take the bus to Nessebar – a wonderful resort town on the south part of the Black Sea shore. The entire old part of the town is one of Bulgaria’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  

The city is known for its beautiful monuments, such the church  "St. Stefan "built in the 11th century, with beautifully decorated walls, crowned with colorful ceramic figurines and tiles," St. Sofia "Byzantine era baths.

 Visit the largest and most popular resort on the seaside in Bulgaria- Sunny Beach. It consists of many hotels, tourist attractions and night clubs. The nightlife here is particularly alluring.

Transfer to Burgas – the second biggest city on the Black Sea coast and fourth in Bulgaria. Accommodation in 4* hotel.


 Day 6 - Departure to Varna- the Sea capital of Bulgaria. Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. Port  Varna is Bulgaria’s biggest sea port. City tour in Varna with a visit to:

• The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedrall

• The seamen’s church of Saint Nicholas

• Varna Aquarium and Black Sea Museum

• Festa Dolphinarium

• Varna Archaeological Museum

 Check in 4* hotel in Varna.

Upon choice: Free time/ Shopping/ or  trip to Golden Sands- the second largest resort on the Bulgarian seaside or  trip to Baltchik (Botanical Garden and the Baltchik Palace) . The palace was constructed for the needs of Queen Marie of Romania. The palace cover several villas, a smoking hall, a wine cellar, a convent, a chapel and a few buildings, but the most remarkable thing is the park, which today has become a public botanical garden.  Overnight in Varna.


 Day 7- Transfer to Plovdiv –the South Bulgarian capital and second biggest city in Bulgaria.

City tour in Plovdiv  with visit the old city part with Ancient Roman theatre, Ethnographic Museum, etc.  Accommodation in 4* hotel. Plovdiv city is a famous cultural and historical center, situated in the Thracian valley, which had pre- served the Thracian tradition for producing wine. Wine tasting event at a local wine cellar. Overnight in Plovdiv.


Day 8 – A visit to the Batchkovo Monastery - it is important monument of Christian architecture and one of the largest and oldest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. He is so famous and appreciated for the unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture, united by their common faith. A short trip to Pamporovo ski resort.  Then will be a tour by lift to Snejanka peak - located in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains. In the summer Snejanka peak will welcome you with sunny sky, and incredible slopes with wide herbs and flowers, fresh air, and fragrance of pine. Transfer back to Plovdiv and overnight there.


Day 9Transfer back to Sofia. Depends on the time of the arrival- visit a shopping Mall and lunch at Chinese restaurant. Transfer to Sofia Airport.

The tour includes:

TOUR 5 – The Land of the Old Craftsmen


9 Days /8 Nights Tour in Bulgaria

Sofia -Veliko Tarnovo-Gabrovo-Kazanlak-Stara Zagora-Nessebar -Burgas-Varna- Plovdiv-Sofia