Historical and cultural Bulgaria in two days
This tour was designed by a special request - to see and make the most out of a short stay in Bulgaria. In two rich days you will see Koprivshtitza - a historical and architectural reserve, living town; Kazanluk - two tracian tombs, telling you the history of these lands; Etura open air ethnographic museum; Tryavna - another small jewel town of craftsmen; Veliko Tarnovo - the capital of the second Bulgarian Kingdom; village of Arbanassi with famous churches from 17th century.
The tour provides enough time to make it flexible and see even more - the Troyan monastery, The Preobrajenie (transfiguration) monastery and other places as we move.
Day 1: Pick up from hotel, starting to Koprivshtitza. In about 2 hrs we will do sightseeing of the architectural reserve. Then we proceed to Kazanluk - the town in the heart of the Valey of roses, famous also with about 20 Thracian tombs. In 1 1/2 hrs we'll be a the Kazanluk Thracian tomb, then we'll visit the tomb of the Thracian king Seutes III; visit of the "Nativity of Christ" Russian church. Continue to "Etara" ethnographical museum. Spend the night at Bozentzi village or Etara.
Day 2: Start to Tryavna - an old town of craftsmen, representing further the development of craftmanship of Bulgarian masters. Following - Veliko Turnovo, the capital of the 2nd Bulgarian Kingdom. Visit of the fortress, the unified church "St. st. Peter and Paul". Visit to the village of Arbanassi - "Konstantzalieva house" and the church "Nativity of Christ" from 17th century. On the way to Sofia - visit to the Preobrazhenie (transfiguration) monastery.
Back to Sofia.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Sofia
End location: Sofia
Duration: 2 days
The transport is a passenger car, Infinity G20, air-conditioned, in mint technical condition. For groups from 4 to 8 people a mini-van is rented.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 BGN - Local payments may inlcude meals and souvenirs. 200 BGN = 105 EUR = 130 USD