1 day: Sofia.
Arrival in Sofia- the capital of Bulgaria, cultural and political centre. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Overnight stay.
2 day: Sofia.
Breakfast. Half day sightseeing tour of Sofia: the St. Nedelia Square, the St. George Rotunda, the National Theatre, Alexander Batenberg Square with Royal Palace, the Russian Church St. Nikolay, the St. Alexander Nevki Cathedral, the St. Sofia Roman Church. Free time. Optional- visit to the National History Museum and Boyana church. Optional – Folk Style dinner. Overnight stay.
3 day: Sofia – Monastery of Troyan – Arbanassi - Veliko Tarnovo.
Breakfast. Departure for Monastery of Troyan and visit. Departure for Arbanassi- the residence of rich king families which built their big houses dating from ancient times. Visit to the Nativity church in Arbanassi. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo, the most beautiful city of Bulgaria. Visit to Tzarevetz hill: the small gate, the south wall, the Baldouin Tower and the Palace of the Patriarch. Overnight stay.
4 day: Veliko Tarnovo – Etara – Kazanlak – Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Departure to Etara- open-air Ethnographic Museum, which shows 26 Bulgarian crafts - they have been practised in the past ages. Departure and visit of the Russian church in Shipka. Departure for the Rose Valley of Kazanlak - a beautiful region where the oil-bearing rose grows, obtaining 70% of the rose oil. Rose oil is used as a base of perfume products' making as well as lotion and cream products' making. Departure for Kazanlak.Visit to the Thracian tomb /replica/, Ethnographical museum. Departure and visit of Plovdiv. Plovdiv - an old centre of the country as an exterior museum of old Bulgarian architecture and decoration. It is famous for its old small streets with beautiful flowers on it, craftsmen workshops, and excavations made from the tourist complex. Sightseeing tour of the old city of Plovdiv - the Kuymdjiglu House /Ethnographic Museum/, the St.St. Konstantin and Elena Church, the Antique Theatre. Overnight stay.
5 day: Plovdiv – Monastery of Rila – Bansko.
Breakfast. Departure to Rila Monastery situated at the heart of the mountain - founded in the 10th century by Ivan Rilski as a cultural center and has been the engine of Bulgarian cultural life. Departure for Bansko. Overnight stay in Bansko.
6 day: Bansko – Melnik – Monastery of Rozhen – Thessaloniki
Breakfast. Visit of Melnik on the way – the smallest town in Bulgaria famous with its wineries and red wine. Departure for Rozhen Monastery - iimportant cultural heritage dated from 13-th century. Departure to Thessaloniki – the second largest city of Greece and capital of the Macedonia region. Thessaloniki is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe, its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland overnight stay.
7 day: Thessaloniki.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Thessaloniki: The White Tower, the Agios Dimitrios Church, dedicated to the founder of the city. Free time. Overnight stay.
8 day: Thessaloniki – Meteora – Athens.
Breakfast. Departure to Meteora – the north part of Greece, close to Kalambaka town is Meteora. Meteora is the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by UNESCO as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece. Visit and departure to Athens. Accommodation and overnight.
9 day: Athens.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Athens – visit to the Arc of Adrian – built 131 BC which is by name of Roman emperor Adrian; the Zeus Temple which was bigger than Parthenon, the Old Stadium, The Parliament, ex Palace of the first king of Greece Oto, Syntagma square, the Acropolis. Overnight stay.
10 day: Athens – (Excursion to Peloponnese – optional).
Breakfast. Full day tour to Peloponnese peninsula – optional: the Corinthian Chanel, Epidaurus, the birth place of God Apolon, the town of Nauplia, the first capital of the country after Turkish liberation, the antique town of Misenas. Overnight
11 day: Athens.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.