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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN SOFIA

Your trip will begin in the capital city of Sofia. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel to check-in for your overnight stay. Free time to explore the city will follow.

DAY 2 SOFIA - TROYAN MONASTERY - SAEVA DUPKA CAVE - APRILTZI 

Troyan Monastery is the third-largest in Bulgaria and you will spend part of the day surveying its famous wood carvings and the iconography of Zahari Zograf, one of the most famous artists from the National Revival period. He painted the exterior and interior of the main church. A trip to nearby Saeva Dupka cave follows before rounding off the day in Apriltzi.

DAY 3 APRILTZI - VELIKO TARNOVO - ARBANASSI - KMETOVTZI 

The regal town of Veliko Tarnovo is the cultural centre of northern Bulgaria. Dubbed the City of the Tsars because of its crowning as the capital during the reign of the Second Bulgarian Empire, it was home to several of Bulgaria's former monarchs. After a short tour of the city, you will head to the village of Arbanassi where its Holy Nativity Church is a must-see. Finally you will travel to the village of Kmetovtzi for an overnight stay.

DAY 4 KMETOVTZI - BOZHENTZI - TRYAVNA - ETARA - SHIPKA - KAZANLAK

The tour moves onto the village of Bozhentzi, noted for its architecture from the National Revival period. Tryavna's architecture is also synonymous with the National Revival period with as many as 140 Revival monuments in the area. It is also known as a destination for arts and crafts with textiles a particular forte. Etara's open-air museum pays homage to the craftsmen of yesteryear, a look back at the long traditions of Bulgarian arts and crafts. You will also visit picturesque Shipka before heading to Kazanlak.

DAY 5 KAZANLAK - KALOFER - KARLOVO - HISSAR 

Bulgaria is historically a large producer of rose oil and you can visit the Valley of Roses for an overwhelming of the senses. In Kazanlak, the Museum of Roses also documents this thriving industry. The ancient Thracian tombs are the main attraction however. The A brush with greatness awaits in the towns of Kalofer and Karlovo. Kalofer was the birthplace of Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev and Karlovo was home to national hero, Vasil Levski. An overnight stay in Hissar follows.

DAY 6 HISSAR - STAROSEL - KOPRIVSHTITSA 

Starosel and its Thracian Temple precede a visit to the historic town of Koprivshtitsa, famous for being one of the first locations of the April Uprising in 1876 which led to the eventual collapse of Ottoman rule in Bulgaria. It is located in the Sredna Gora mountain range and is notable for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and relics from the National Revival period and longstanding ties with folk music. Two nights in the capital follow.

DAY 7 KOPRIVSHTITSA - SOFIA 

Sofia is your final destination. You will spend the day visiting Sofia's main landmarks including the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Holy Sophia Church, The Russian Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Maker, St. George's Rotunda, St. Nedelya Church, the Presidential Office Building, Parliament Square, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Borisova Gardens and the National Palace of Culture.

DAY 8 DEPARTURE TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

The trip concludes with breakfast at the hotel before travelling to the airport for your departing flight.

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 seeking 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