The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria Tour
Explore the top 5 cities in Bulgaria. Enjoy the history, culture, and food. During the days you will visit monasteries, fortresses, castles, Roman theatre and stadium, museums, and many more. In the evenings you will be introduced to the nightlife – the most popular restaurants, bars, and clubs. Every night you will be in a different city, exploring Bulgaria’s highlights. For a great experience, our highly educated and professional guides will assist you as best as they can.
Day 1: The Cultural Capital of Europe
Morning – the pick-up could be from your hotel in Sofia city or directly from the Airport (Bus, Train station). 1.5 hours drive will take us to the Plovdiv area. There we will start with a visit to the second oldest monastery in Bulgaria – Bachkovo (founded 1083). We will need less than an hour to explore this holy place and learn more about the history, traditions, and customs. 20 minutes drive from the monastery complex will take us to Asen’s fortress – a stunning place from which you can make amazing pictures of the beautiful nature and ruins. Another 30 minutes drive and we will be in Plovdiv – the EU Capital of Culture for 2019. After we check in our carefully selected hotel we will start walking the old town where we will visit: Revival style house museums, 2nd century Roman theatre, Roman stadium, some nice churches (19th century) and of course the oldest Mosque in this part of Europe (1363–1364). The evening is reserved for exploring the “Capana”- a place where you will visit the best restaurants, bars, and pubs in the city.
🏚️ Accommodation: in Sofia city.
Day 2: Nessebar
After breakfast, we will head to the Black Sea coast. On the way, we will stop at NAR (National archaeological reserve) “Kabile” an old Roman military outpost, built next to one of the biggest Thracian cities from the pre-Roman period, with an interesting museum. Our late lunch will be in one of the best restaurants in Nessebar’s old town (UNSECO Heritage). In the afternoon, we will walk around the small island of Nessebar (Important Sea town from VI century BC, kept its glory in the Roman and Byzantine era.) exploring the ancient ruins. In the evening we will go (20 min drive) to the party Capital of the Black Sea (optional, upon desires) “Sunny Beach” – the atmosphere is modern and the clubs are one of the best! Overnight will be in the Old part of Nessebar, where you can feel the atmosphere of the ancient place, surrounded by the beautiful sea.
🏚️ Accommodation: in the Old part of Nessebar.
Day 3: Varna-the Black sea capital
This day is dedicated to the Black Sea. From Nessebar, we will drive to Varna (The Sea Capital of Bulgaria) where you will have the chance to visit the Archeological museum (The oldest gold treasury ever found in the World) and the Retro museum (the biggest collection of cars and stuff from the Communist period in Bulgaria). In the afternoon, we will walk around Varna city center and visit the famous Cathedral. The evening is all about the Varna Sea garden with an amazing pirate ship restaurant, beach bars, and dance clubs. Overnight in Varna.
🏚️ Accommodation: in Varna.
Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo-the Medieval capital of Bulgaria
After breakfast, we will have to check out our beautiful hotel in Varna and head our way to Veliko Tarnovo (The Medieval Capital of Bulgaria). Our lunch will be in Arbanassi village after which we will visit the most famous church with a beautiful iconostasis and zodiac wheel (17th century). The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring the Medieval fortress of “Tzarevets” (the King hill). Our night will be in a cozy hotel in Veliko Tarnovo center. Overnight.
🏚️ Hotel Option: in a cozy hotel in Veliko Tarnovo center.
Day 5: Back to Sofia
This is our last day, but before we say goodbye you will be able to visit two of the most popular caves in this part of the country – “Prohodna cave” (Eyes of God) and “Saeva dupka”(the largest station 60 meters in diameter). The location of these stunning natural wonders is halfway from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia. Our lunch will be somewhere on the way but this will be your chance to try Serbian grill Bulgarian style. For dinner, we will be back in Sofia. After the check-in centrally located hotel you will receive important instructions on how to spend an unforgettable time in Sofia and everything about the nightlife. On the next day, a transfer from your hotel to the Airport (Bus or Train station) is included.
Tour Details: The Top 5 Cities in Bulgaria Tour
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