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CULINARY DELIGHT, SELECTED WINES AND ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL IN THIS FOOD AND WINE TOUR 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SOFIA

Arriving at Sofia Airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight in Sofia.

DAY 2 SOFIA - TROYAN - LIASKOVETS - VELIKO TARNOVO

Transfer to Veliko Turnovo - the capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. A visit to Troyan to taste its famous brandies. Continue with wine tasting and a lunch at Liaskovets Winery. Arrive in Veliko Tarnovo and city tour: visit the Tsarevets Royal Hill and the Old Marketplace Samovodska Tcharshia. Dinner and overnight in Veliko Turnovo.

DAY 3 VELIKO TARNOVO - KAZANLAK - PLOVDIV 

Early morning breakfast and departure for the Rose Valley. Rose picking in the rose field near Kazanlak. Visit to a Rose distillery and the Ethnographic Complex Kulata. Enjoying the aroma of essential oils and the taste of a rose jam and rose liqueur. Visit the ancient Thracian Tomb, part of UNESCO`s World Heritage. Lunch. Departure to Plovdiv - the city on seven hills, spread on the both sides of the Maritsa River. Dinner at a restaurant in the Old town of Plovdiv. 

DAY 4 PLOVDIV - BRESTOVITSA - PLOVDIV 

City tour of Plovdiv after breakfast. Walking tour begins at the Forum of Philippopolis. Continues in the historic National Revival quarter, where cobblestone streets lined with Bulgarian Rivaval houses and churches, leads to the ancient Roman ruins, a small Ethnographic Museum, and an impressive Roman theater, still in use for cultural events. Lunch and free time for shopping. In the late afternoon: transfer to Todoroff Wine Cellar for wine tasting and dinner. (Folklore performance of authentic Bulgarian customs could be arranged during the wine tastings - upon request). Return to Plovdiv.

DAY 5 PLOVDIV - BANSKO - MELNIK 

Breakfast. Departure for Bansko - a colorful town, nested in the skirts of the magnificent Pirin Mountain, known as a famous ski resort as well. Stop for a lunch in a traditional tavern (mehana) and some shopping. Continue to Melnik to visit the Kordopulov's House. Wine tasting at the cellar on the top of the village, dinner at local tavern, and overnight in Melnik.

DAY 6 MELNIK

Full day wine tour in No Man's Land in cooperation with the Damianitza Winery. The tour includes visit to the wine cellar Damianitsa following the wine path; lecture on the specifics of the wine region, grape sorts, traditional wine producing; wine. The lecture is presenting the wine tasting rules, the role of the oak in the process of wines ripening, and various characteristics of the wines. Visit to the No Man's Land Wineyard. Dinner and overnight in Melnik.

DAY 7 MELNIK - RILA MONASTERY - SOFIA 

Breakfast. Continue to the Rila Monastery - the most famous and the most fascinating monastery in Bulgaria, under the UNESCO protection. Situated at 3,785 feet elevation, near the site where John of Rila lived and worshiped in a cave. The fortress-like complex, established at the time of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, was known as a center of learning and a place from where the Church exercised its power. Visit to the monastery and its museum. Lunch at a restaurant in the proximity. Continue to Sofia. Check-in at a hotel, dinner at traditional restaurant with fire dancing program.

DAY 8 SOFIA, DEPARTURE TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Economy Series

Our Economy Series are oriented to all our clients who are on a budget but still want to experience and enjoy Bulgaria.

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Transfer
Arrival Transfer Airport – Centre of Sofia, sharing, one way only

Guide
English-speaking local guides

Hotels
2-3* hotels, with private bathroom; breakfast included; regardless the location, all hotels are conveniently located next to public transport stations with good connections to the city centre

Meals
Breakfast

Entrance
Not included

Transport
Air-conditioned vehicles; For parties up to 5 persons – the guide is also a driver

Standard Series

For those looking for the best value for their money.

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Transfer
Roundtrip Transfer Airport – Hotel - Airport, no assistance only driver

Guide
English-speaking escort guide throughout, excluding the transfers

Hotels
3* hotels, buffet breakfast included; the hotels are located in the central area of the town

Meals
Breakfast

Entrance
Included.

Transport
Modern air-conditioned vehicles; For parties up to 5 persons – the guide is also a driver

All Inclusive Series

These Series were created in terms of meeting the expectations of our most demanding clients.

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Transfer
Roundtrip Transfer Airport – Hotel - Airport, with English-speaking assistance

Guide
English-speaking escort guide throughout

Hotels
4* or 5* hotels, buffet breakfast included; top central location; porterage service included

Meals
Half board – lunch or dinner according the clients preferences

Entrance
Included

Transport
Modern air-conditioned vehicles; For parties up to 5 persons – the guide is also a driver

 

Contacts

Office 11-12, 6th floor, 40, Pop Bogomil Str. 1202 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: office@alexandertour.com
Tel / Fax.: (+359 2) 983-52-58, 983-52-80
Air Tickets: 983-30-90, 983-55-68

Working time

Our working time is:
Monday-Friday
from 09:30 till 18:30