3 days: Weekend in Bulgaria

With this journey you could have a touch with the culture and material heritage of Bulgaria– the Bulgarian rose oil production and the Thracian tombs in the area of Kazanlak – IVth. century B.C. Walk in the biggest city of Bulgaria, listen to the stories and the legends from the guide, walk in rose or lavender fields, take in your hands the liquid gold of Bulgaria – the rose oil.

The best time for that trip is from May till the middle of June when you can see the harvesting period of the roses.

Make one of your weekends memorable in the land of roses, called Bulgaria!

 

Sofia

Welcome to Sofia! Transfer from Sofia airport to a hotel in the center of the city. If it is not too late – a walking tour in the downtown of Sofia.

This is the capital of Bulgaria, which has many diamonds of architecture from different periods. Walk bellow the mighty Vitosha mountain and try the fortune of Sofia – the mineral water.

Welcome dinner in a folklore restaurant in the center of Sofia.

Night in the hotel.

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After breakfast, transfer to ethnographic complex “DAMASCENA” in the village Skobelevo – 3 hours. Visiting the rose distillery and museum. Free time for lunch.

In the afternoon transfer to Kazanlak – a city, famous with its ancient history and festival of roses. 

Sightseeing of the city and surroundings – the copy of the famous Thracian tomb with murals in Kazanlak, the complex “ESSENTIAL OILS MUSEUM”, which could introduce you to the technologies and traditions of manufacturing the most valuable essential oils in Bulgaria and the World.

Visiting the near town Shipka, to see a Memorial monastery and some other thracian tombs. 

Back drive to Sofia -3 hours. Accommodation in the same hotel.

Sofia

  After breakfast  – a walking tour in the center with visiting the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the suburbs.

 In the afternoon visiting the Boyana church with its magnificent wall-paintings from 1259 – the first foregoing frescoes of Renaissance in Europe, under the protection of UNESCO. In the late afternoon transfer to Sofia airport – 30 minutes.

For 1 person: 340 EUR (680 BGN).

For 2 persons: 275 EUR (550 BGN) per person in a double room

For 3 persons:  220 EUR (440 BGN) per person in one double and one single room.

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Inclusions:

Exclusions:

  • Guide-driver
  • Comfortable car
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in 3* hotel in the center of Sofia
  • Breakfast for 2 days
  • Welcome dinner in folklore restaurant in center of Sofia
  • Entrance fees for Boyana church, Damascena complex , Thracian tombs Kazanlak and Shushmanets and Essential oils museum.
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Gratitudes (optional)