HIGHLIGHTS OF BULGARIA
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar Sofia
Welcome to the Bulgaria today and upon arrival into Sofia you are transferred to your hotel.
Sofia is Bulgaria's capital and its largest city. Relax and explore the nightlife of the city.
Overnight at Sofia
Day 02 : Sofia - half day city tour
Post breakfast, today you enjoy an exciting and original tour of Bulgaria's beautiful capital - Sofia, get to see the stunning St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and other Sofia city landmarks. The tour starts from the main entrance of Alexander Nevski Cathedral - the biggest basilica on the Balkans. After a full guided exploration of the cathedral you continue to other notable sites in the eclectic centre: the 4th century St. Sofia Church, the beautifully decorated Russian Church of St. Nikolay, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the National Theatre, the Parliament, the Presidency, the 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sveta Nedelia Church and the St. George Rotunda built in 4th century AD. A three hour tour giving the glimpses of the city of Sofia. Rest of the day is free for shopping or just relax. Evening you can go for a drink or two in one of the capital's night clubs or piano bars. Have some fun, dance a little (or a lot), whatever works for you. Overnight at Sofia.
Day 03 :Sofia - Trip to Koprivshtitsa
To a new day we start after breakfast we get ready to see one of the most charming small Bulgarian towns, Koprivshtitsa, with its unique combination of legendary history and fascinating present. On this tour you will visit one of the most charming small Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the national Revival period, Koprivshtitsa - a unique combination of a legendary history and fascinating present. 19th century houses, colorful courtyards, high stone walls and gates, narrow cobblestone little streets and plots, numerous stone fountains all contribute to the attractiveness of the little town. No other Bulgarian museum town boasts such a large number of houses and monuments, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. Also visit other local attractions, the Assumption of the Virgin church and the Mausoleum Ossuary of the 20th April. Koprivshtitsa is a two-hour transfer passing small valleys and tracing the southern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. On the way back to Sofia you will travel by a different route through the valley of Strelcha, famous for its rose oil yielding rose bushes, very picturesque in May and June. Overnight at Sofia.
Day 04:Sofia - Trip to Rila Monastery Tour
A two hour drive through scenic Bulgarian countryside will take you to the largest monastery complex in Bulgaria. Rila is also the most frequented UNESCO World Heritage site in the country. You will enter the complex through the fascinating Dupnista Gate and will then see the beautifully decorated church "The Nativity of Virgin Mary", with one of the biggest gilded iconostas in the Balkan region. It also contains the miraculous St Virgin Mary icon, the grave of the last Bulgarian monarch and unique frescos dating back to the 19th century Renaissance period. From your guide you will learn about the intriguing life of St. John of Rila and follow the turbulent history of the whole monastic complex. Overnight at Sofia.
Day 05: Sofia - Trip to the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo
Today its time to visit the historical and architectural places of great importance in the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo, get to see Arbanasi Village, the Church of the Nativity of Christ and much more on this exciting one-day tour from Sofia. Overnight at Sofia
Day 06: Sofia -Bhubaneswar
Following breakfast this morning, it's time to check out of the hotel and be transferred to the airport / bus station for your journey onwards.
What We Include:
• Return airfare Delhi – Sofia in economy class
• 05 nights accommodation in Sofia
• Daily buffet breakfast
• Arrival/ departure transfers
• Half day city tour on seat in coach basis
• Trip to Koprivshtitsa on seat in coach basis
• Trip to Rila Monastery Tour on seat in coach basis
• Trip to the old capital of Veliko Tarnovo on seat in coach basis
• Tourist Visa of Bulgaria with medical insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities