Bulgaria in Four Days
Cultural and Sightseeing
Western Bulgaria offers you a full variety of cultural and historical sites to help you explore Bulgarian lands from Antiquity, Mid centuries and Revival period (18th-19th century). The tour is ideal if you wish to spend 2-3 days in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria and then spend the rest of your week on this loop trip to the countryside. Compared to day tours from Sofia, this 4-Day Bulgaria trip will give you more intimate contact with your guide and with local people.
The tour will include: the main attractions this tour offer are: Boyana Church – a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church that belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List; Rila Monastery – is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria that as well belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List; Melnik – the smallest town in Bulgaria that is an architectural reserve and 96 of its buildings are cultural monuments; Bansko – a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 meters (3041 feet) above sea level; Plovdiv – the second largest city in Bulgaria, whose history spans 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC, ranking it among the world’s oldest cities; Kazanlak – the centre of rose oil extraction in Bulgaria. It is the only place in the entire world that can grow a particular rose (Rosa Damascena, or Rose from Damascus) that is one of the most widely recognizable national symbols; Veliko Tarnovo – the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and Troyan- a town famous for its traditional pottery.
Recommended period: May – October, all year round is possible.
Driving time: 18h 00m (1000 kilometres (621 miles)) approximately.
Walking time: 3-4 hours per day approximately.
Special Requirements: Comfortable shoes.