Hidden Treasures in Southern Bulgaria

Tour Number

Activity Level

4337


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Off-the-beaten-track in Southern Bulgaria with a local guide


On this 9 day tour you will visit:
- Old monasteries and little hidden villages that bear great cultural and historical knowledge
- Mysterious burial niches from 12th century B. C. and the tomb of the legendary Thracian singer Orpheus
- Unknown ruins of the ancient Thracian civilization and Perperikon - their "sacred city"
- Rock Churches, Byzantine Fortresses and much, much more of (still) undiscovered Bulgaria.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Visit to the Rila monastery

Day 2 - Visit to Melnik, Rozen monastery and the old church in Dobarsko village

Day 3 - Scenic drive through the mountain roads of Southern Bulgaria on our way to the architectural reserve of Dolen and the dramatic Trigrad gorge

Day 4 - Morning visit to the Devil's throat cave and then to the Wonder Bridges. Overnight in the house of a local family, a place where you can experience the famous Rhodope hospitality

Day 5 - Visit to the Devil's bridge located in the picturesque valley of Arda river. En route to the Thracian sanctuary at Tatul village we will cruise along the ghost villages of the Eastern Rhodope mountains and enjoy the great roadside views

Day 6 - A day to explore some lost Thracian ruins including visits to Perperikon and the Deaf Stones

Day 7 - Our trip continues along the border, where we will discover the remains of the infamous "Iron Curtain" - bunkers, trenches, barbed wire fences, watch towers, abandoned soldier barracks

Day 8 - Old Plovdiv tour

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

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

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: fuel costs

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1600 BGN - Money for food, drinks, entrance fees

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: accommodation costs, entrance fees

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    2800 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 8 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    4337


    Categories

    Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

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