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BULGARIA :: treasures and coastline

BULGARIA :: treasures and coastline

The treasures of Bulgaria and the Black Sea coast

1st day

Arrival and accommodation.

2nd day

Sofia-Troyan-Veliko Tarnovo
Visit of the Troyan Monastery: founded in late 15th century but the present church was built in 1835. The frescoes were painted by Zahari Zograf; the icon stand of carved wood is a real masterpiece and a product of carvers from Tryavna. The monastery is famous for the miracle-working icon Three-handed Virgin. Lunch. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

3rd day

Veliko Tarnovo-Arbanassi-Varna
Panoramic city tour of the ancient capital of Mediaeval Bulgaria. Visit of Arbanassi town: Nativity Church and the typical House-fortress. Departure to Varna. Lunch with wine degustation in Varna. Overnight in Varna

4th day

Panoramic city tour of the Pearl of the Black sea with entrance in the ancient Rome Thermal baths and in the Archaelogical museum. Continue to Nessebar,World Heritage.Lunch. Visit of Pomorie’s ancient Thracian Dome Tomb and the Salt museum. Overnight in Burgas

5th day

Departure to Plovdiv. Lunch and panoramic city tour of Old Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

6th day

Departure to Rila Monastery: World Heritage. Founded in the 10th century by the Bulgarian monk St. John of Rila. The Monastery stood abandoned for a short time in the 15th century Bulgaria fell to the Ottoman Turks. Later that same century it came to life again and was later restores in the 19th century. Arrival in Sofia. Overnight.

7th day

Sofia: panoramic city tour with visits to the Boyana Church (World Heritage date from 1259 and which the frescos are the best of their kind in Europe) and the National Museum of History for enjoying the treasure from Panagiurishte (4th century BC) and the Hall of the Thracian Treasures.

8th day

Transfer to the airport.



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