BULGARIAN FOLKLORE AND CULINARY

Price: from Euro 599,- 8 days / 7 nights

DAY 1
Arrival in Sofia. Transfer and accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 2
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Sofia, including visit to the “St. Alexander Nevski” Cathedral, Russian church, St George’s Rotunda. Departure to Veliko Tarnovo – a medieval capital of Bulgaria (1187 – 1395). Accommodation. Sightseeing tour in the village of Arbanassi – architectural marvel, included in UNESCO’s world heritage list of cultural values. Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with typical cuisine for this region. Overnight.

DAY 3
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo including the Tsarevets Hill ( the spectacular ancient fortress of the Medieval capital), Samovodska charshia (Samovodene Market) etc. Departure to Triavna - famous Renaissance wood-carving center and the birthplace of iconography in Bulgaria. Accommodation. A walking tour of the Old Town of Triavna. Dinner with presentation of the exciting hospitality traditions from the Renaissance period (such as welcoming the guests with a cup of coffee and local sweets). Overnight.

DAY 4
Breakfast. Departure to Gabrovo – a town known as the city of humour and jokes. Visit the famous open-air ethnographical museum called “Etara” - one of a kind place in South Eastern Europe. Departure to Kazanlak –natural paradise famous with its Valley of Roses and Thracian sacred places. Visit to Shipka Monastery on the way to Kazanlak. In the afternoon visit to the ethnographical complex and tasting the unique rose liqueur and rose jam. Departure to Plovdiv – the second largest Bulgarian city with a quite attractive ancient quarter. Accommodation. Dinner, wine-tasting at Hebros Restaurant in the Old Town of Plovdiv. Overnight.

DAY 5
Breakfast. Walking tour of the Ancient Town of Plovdiv. Departure to Pamporovo - the second largest ski resort in Bulgaria. Visit to Bachkovo Monastery on the way to Pamporovo. Accommodation. Dinner in a traditional Bulgarian restaurant with cheverme (lamb roasted on a skewer) and other local specialties, accompanied with live folklore music and traditional show. Overnight.

DAY 6
Breakfast. A walking tour in Pamporovo ski resort. Departure to the village of Smilian. Tasting of seven types of Bulgarian cheese with a glass of wine. Demonstration of old, yet very interesting methods of butter making while tasting Bulgarian cheese. Lunch. Departure to Bansko – known as one of the largest ski resorts in Bulgaria with an important architectural value. Accommodation. Dinner at a traditional restaurant. Overnight.

DAY 7
Breakfast. Walking tour in Bansko. Departure to the village of Dobarsko. Folklore show presenting “Dobarskite babi”. Departure to Sofia. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 8
Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia Airport.

The package price includes:

• Transportation with luxury vehicle /according to the tourist number/;
• Accommodation in standard rooms on BB basis;
• 1 dinner in Arbanassi;
• 1 Dinner with wine tasting in Plovdiv;
• 1 tasting of cheese and lunch in Smilian;
• 1 tasting of rose liqueur and rose jam in Kazanlak;
• 3 Dinners with a folklore show in Triavna, Bansko and Pamporovo;
• English / German / or Russian speaking guide during the whole tour;
• Entrance fees.

The price excludes:

• Porterages;
• Tips.

The above prices are valid for groups of minimum 20 people. The prices and programmes are not final and are subject to change without prior notice.

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