Highlights of Bulgaria


Culture, History & Heritage

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All about the Highlights of Bulgaria.

Spend 8 days in Bulgaria and experience the best of its culture, history and haritage!

Get aquainted with the pearls of Bulgaria – the most famous sighseeing places!

Enjoy the various and beautiful nature, taste the delicious food and wine!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Prices offered are NET in Euro per person depending on the group size.

  • Accommodation on Bed&Breakfast in DBL standard rooms in 3* good hotels;
  • Licensed guide during the whole trip – speaking of the language of the group;
  • Entrance fees for the places marked with “(+)”;
  • Transfers with licensed quality vehicles;
  • One wine tour and tasting of 3 wines.
  • Accommodation and entry fees for 1 TL.
  • Phone assistance 24/7;
  • VAT, resort fees;
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunches;
  • Dinners;
  • Upgrades to different room types/category;
  • Extra drinks or extra meals not included in the group menu;
  • Additional entrances to places marked with (o);
  • Additional entrances/tickets for other places or activities;
  • Tips;
  • Flights, Airport taxes, Visa costs;
  • Luggage assistance at the airport;
  • Audio guide system;
  • Excess baggage,
  • Personal expenses, laundry, telephone calls;


Possible options against surcharge (only if the whole group books them & depending on the place);

  • Lunches – depending on the place and the menu;
  • Dinners – depending on the place and the menu;
  • Festive dinners – depending on the place and the menu;
  • Tastings (wine, rose products, local food) – depending on the number of wines;
  • Upgrade to higher category hotels or room types.
  • Additional excursions or activities – depending on the place and the availability;
  • Cultural events (clubs visiting), etc – depending on dates, place, and events available;



  • The rates are subject to an update if there is any significant changes or updates of the fuel, electricity and other costs, or inflation index.
  • The pointed time frames are indicative. Depending on the group pace, traffic on the road and in the places to be visited, stops and other factors, timing can change.
  • The part of the program that includes open air activities depends on the weather conditions.
  • Detours are possible but against negotiation and surcharges.
  • Additional activities could be added if time and availability allow – against surcharges.
  • The tour is not suitable for disabled people.
  • Not all listed hotels are suitable for disabled people.
  • Changes as per program could be made if required by the group /if possible & against the corresponding surcharges/ or if necessary due to unforeseen or safety reasons /suitable compensation will be offered/.
  • If there are hotels listed – they are indicative and could change depending on availability.
  • Anything further will be communicated and negotiated by both parties.


  1. Day 1 Sofia - Arrival
    • Arrival at Sofia Airport.
    • Depending on arrival time: city tour of Sofia (split between first and the last day).
    • Transfer to Boyana quarter (10km – 20min). Visit the Boyana Church (+).
    • Transfer to the National Museum of History (4km – 10min). Visit of the museum (+).
    • Departure for Sofia city center. (10km – 30min).
    • Later – the tour of the center will continue from Alexander Nevski Cathedral (+), St. Sophia church (o), continue along the golden square and with a view to all emblematic buildings around it, to the Presidency (o) and St. George Rotunda (o).
    • Free time to walk on Vitoshka Pedestrian Street.
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4*.
  2. Day 2 Rila Monastery


    • Early Breakfast.
    • Transfer to Rila Monastery (120km – 2h) – biggest and most important monastery in Bulgaria (UNESCO). Entrance to the Monastery yard, the church – richly decorated with murals and paintings (+). Entry in the museum (+) where could be see many icons and artifacts from the Monastery past, among them – the unique Raphael cross – wood crafted cross with hundreds of miniatures figures.
    • Later – transfer back to Sofia (could be also Bansko). (130km – 2h).
    • On the way – stop to Medi Valley Winery. Tour of the winery with incl. Wine tasting of 3 wines. Possible shopping.
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Sofia/Bansko.
  3. Day 3 Plovdiv
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Transfer to Plovdiv (160km – 2-2:30h).
    • The city tour starts from the Roman Stadium (o), Old Mosque (o) and continue to the Old Town quarter.
    • Time for lunch (own expenses).
    • In the Old town will be seen Roman Amphitheatre (o), St. Helena church (+), Ethnographic Museum (+), and many revival houses along the streets (o).
    • Time to peek into some of the artisans and souvenirs shops around.
    • Later will be visited the Great Basilica (+) the newest touristic site where could be seen mosaics from Roman times.
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Plovdiv.
  4. Day 4 Kazanlak
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Transfer to Kazanlak area (110km – 2h).
    • Visit Damascena complex (+) near Skobelevo village, where clients will get in touch with the history of Rose oil production in the region. (1h).
    • Time for lunch (own expenses).
    • Transfer to Kazanlak (25km – 30min).
    • Visit the Thracian Tomb (+) incl. in the UNESCO Heritage list & History Museum (+).
    • Transfer to Nessebar (220km – 3h)
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Nessebar area.
  5. Day 5 Nessebar & Varna
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Tour of the Nessebar Old quarter. Walk around the cobblestone streets with typical Bulgarian revival architecture mixed with ruins from the Byzantium era, and beautiful sea views.
    • Time for lunch & Shopping (own expenses).
    • After lunch – transfer to Varna (100km – 2:30h)
    • Visit the Archaeology Museum in Varna (+) and Varna Cathedra “Dormition of Mother of God” (+). Possible walk in the Sea Garden.
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Varna.
  6. Day 6 Veliko Tarnovo
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Departure for Madara (80km – 1:15h). Visit the Madara Horseman (+).
    • Continue to Veliko Tarnovo. (150km – 2h).
    • Time for lunch (own expenses).
    • City tour of Veliko Tarnovo – Samovodska charshia Artisans Street (o), Central parts (o), Asenevtski Memorial (o).
    • Later – visit Tsarevets hill & Fortress (+).
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Veliko Tarnovo.
  7. Day 7 Etara & Lovech
    • Transfer to Etara Ethnographic complex. (55km – 1h). Visit of the complex + shopping (2h).
    • Transfer to Lovech (80km – 1:30h).
    • Time for lunch (own expenses).
    • Visit the Covered bridge (+), Vasil Levski memorial (o) and Hisarya fortess (+).
    • Transfer to Sofia (150km – 2:30h).
    • Accommodation in hotel 3 or 4* in Sofia.
  8. Day 8 Sofia - departure
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Free time OR continue exploration of Sofia with everything that was not visited from the program on day 1.
3* city hotels

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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Comfortable shoes, adjusted to the season are recommended.

Mid-April till Mid-October is the best period for this trip

The local currency in Bulgaria is Bulgarian Lev.

We reccommend to exchange EUR or USD only in licensed currency exchange offices. Use only local currency in the shops.

It has a fixed rate of exchange with EUR. 1 EUR = 1,95583 BGN.

The Credit Cards are widely accepted in Bulgaria, but for small purchase we reccomend tou have Bulgarian Lev in cash.

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