Country
Bulgaria
Duration
6 Days/5 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tour
 

Embark on a captivating journey through the Balkans. From the modern capital of Sofia to the ancient streets of Plovdiv, immerse yourself in Bulgaria’s vibrant culture and rich history. Discover the magnificent Rila Monastery, indulge in Bulgarian wine, explore Veliko Tarnavo’s historic treasures. Get ready to experience the wonders of Bulgaria on this unforgettable adventure.

Inclusions

– 5-night accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels (2 nights in Sofia, 1 night in Plovdiv, 1 night in Veliko Tarnovo, and 1 night in Bucharest)
– Daily breakfast
– 3-Course set menu welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Sofia including 1 glass of wine
– 3-Course set menu dinner at a traditional restaurant in Plovdiv
– 3-Course farewell dinner at a local restaurant from the Old Town of Bucharest including 1 drink of choice
– Visit of Rose Oil Distillery in Rose Valley Bulgaria and tasting of local products
– Visit of Winery and wine tasting (3 wine samples) at local winery in Bulgaria (Plovdiv Region)
– English-speaking guide throughout in Bulgaria and local guide for the city tour of Bucharest in Romania
– Entrance fees and visits as per itinerary: Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Rila Monastery, Ancient Theatre Plovdiv, Folk Art Museum Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Kazanluk, Etar Museum, Tsaravets Fortress, and Palace of the Parliament
– Transportation throughout by modern vehicle.

Exclusions

Flights– Meals and beverages unless otherwise mentioned – Gratuities to hotel staff, guides, and drivers – Optional excursions – Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

– Arrival in Sofia must be on Wednesdays.
– Departure guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.
– Group size maximum 20 participants.

1

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BULGARIA (WEDNESDAY)

Upon your arrival in Sofia, you will be greeted by a local guide who will accompany you throughout your trip. After transferring to your hotel and checking in, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to taste traditional Bulgarian cuisine and get a feel for the local culture.

Meals : Dinner

Accommodation : Sofia for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 SOFIA – RILA – SOFIA (THURSDAY)

Start your second day with an excursion to the magnificent Rila Monastery. Explore the stunning architecture and rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, embark on a walking tour of Sofia and visit the impressive Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Take your time to explore the charming Old Town at your leisure. For dinner, you have the freedom to choose from the many dining options available in the city.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 SOFIA – PLOVDIV (FRIDAY)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with a walking tour of the Old Town, where you will discover architectural marvels and visit the ancient Roman Theatre. Explore the Folk Art Museum and take some time for a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, indulge in a visit to one of the local wineries and experience the flavors of Bulgarian wine. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Plovdiv for 1 night

4

DAY 4 PLOVDIV – VELIKO TARNOVO (SATURDAY)

Embark on a scenic drive to the Kazanluk Valley known for its rose production. Visit a traditional rose oil distillery to learn about the process and sample some local products. Explore the replica of the Thracian Tomb in Kazanluk, offering insights into Bulgarian history. Next, proceed to Gabrovo and visit the Etar Open Air Museum, where you can delve into Bulgarian folklore. After checking into your hotel, you will have free time for dinner.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Veliko Tarnovo for 1 night

5

DAY 5 VELIKO TARNOVO - BUCHAREST (SUNDAY)

Discover the rich history of Veliko Tarnovo as you embark on a walking tour and visit the Tsarevets Fortress.
Make a stop in the charming village of Arbanassi to explore its unique architectural traditional houses. Bid
farewell to your Bulgarian guide and cross the border into Romania, transfer to Bucharest, where you will
check into your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant in Bucharest’s historic Old Town.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Bucharest for 1 night

6

DAY 6 BUCHAREST (MONDAY)

Start the day with a visit to the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world. Take a guided tour of this grand structure, marvel at its impressive size and ornate interiors. Explore the Old Town of Bucharest with a guided walking tour and take some time for lunch at your leisure. Transfer to the airport.

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR – 4* HOTELS

Sofia: Hotel Coop
Plovdiv: Hotel Imperial
Veliko Tarnovo: Hotel Grand Yantra
Bucharest: Hotel Union Plaza

Price in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy

4* Hotel Land package

2024 Departure Dates 

 

July 3
August 21
September 18
October 16

1855

Supplement

Single

+295

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Enchanting Balkan Charms – Detailed itinerary
Enchanting Balkan Charms – Detailed itinerary