Communist Bulgaria

Tour Number

Activity Level

21427


Categories

Adventure / Active, City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Private tour behind "The Iron curtain"


Feel the atmosphere of the Cold war when everything was black and white, except for the red color of the Communist Star . . . . Visit Soviet monuments, abandoned defensive bunkers, barbed wire fences, run-down factory buildings, stay in old fashioned Soviet hotels, "enjoy" some Communist style frescoes . . . .

Come and see for yourself how half of Europe had to live for almost 50 years, come and visit Communist Bulgaria!!!

Itinerary

Day 1: Communist Sofia city tour

Day 2: Departure to Veliko Tarnovo. Visits to one of the most illogical structures build during the Communist period - "The bridge to nowhere" and the grotesque frescoes in the Patriarch's church on Tsarevets hill

Day 3: Departure to Varna. Visit to the Shumen monument - regarded as the only monument in the world to depict the history of a whole country from its creation to the present day. Afternoon tour of Communist Varna

Day 4: Visits to some non-communist style sights as Nessebar and the little mountain village of Jeravna

Day 5: Departure to the border with Turkey. Visit to the infamous "Iron Curtain" - bunkers, trenches, barbed wire fence gates, watch towers, abandoned soldier barracks

Day 6: Departure to "The Dream town" of Dimitrovgrad - built in 1947 by 50 000 members of the Bulgarian Communist youth brigades. Continue to Buzludja monument - the biggest communist building in Bulgaria!

Day 7: Communist Plovdiv city tour

Day 8: Departure to Sofia

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: "Door to Door" service

End location: "Door to Door" service

Duration: 8 days

The following might affect visiting some of the sights included in the itinerary - weather, traffic, time of year etc.

Transportation

Air - conditioned car

What’s Included

Other: My price includes:
- Customized itinerary
- Personal tour guide service
- English/Spanish speaking guide
- Driving service

What’s Extra

Other: My price excludes:
- Petrol costs
- Accommodation costs
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks

Private tour guide Patrick

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