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 –Rila Monastery – Plovdiv.
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 Plovdiv. Overnight stay.
4 day: Plovdiv – Bachkovo Monastery – Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Departure and visit of Plovidv. 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, 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. Departure for Bachkovo Monastery and visit. Departure for Plovdiv. Overnight stay.
5 day: Plovdiv – Edirne – Istanbul.
Breakfast. Departure for Edirne – founded by Emperor Adrian and has been a capital of Ottoman empire for almost 100 years. Sightseeing tour of Edirne where the most interesting is the Mosque of Selim which has the highest minarets in Turkey. Departure to Istanbul – the only city in world which is situated in 2 continents Asia and Europe and where the civilization of east and west met. Accommodation. Overnight stay.
6 day: Istanbul.
Breakfast . Sightseeing tour of Istanbul – the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrume, the St Sophia /entrance not included/, the Column of Constantine, Asian part. Dinner folk style – optional. Overnight stay.
Day 7: Istanbul.
Breakfast. Free time. Bosphorus by boat – optional. Ovenight stay.
Day 8: Istanbul – Sozopol – Bourgas.
Breakfast. Departure for Burgas and visit of Sozopol on the way. Town of Sozopol, the old name of which is Apolonia, one of the oldest towns on the Black sea coast. The old part of the town dated 17-19 century present the town with its houses from wood and stones as a museum. Departure for Bourgas. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Burgas – Nesebar – Bоurga.
Breakfast. Departure for Nessebar, the old name of which is Messembria, famous for its architectural treasures. Visit to the old part of the town – St Stefan church and Archeological museum. Departure for Burgas. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. 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 the Russian church in Shipka. Departure to Etara- open-air Ethnographic Museum, which shows 26 Bulgarian crafts - they have been practised in the past ages. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo. Accommodation. Overnight stay.
11 day: Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi – Sofia.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of 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. Departure for Arbanassi- the residence of rich king families which built their remarkable houses dating from ancient times. Visit to the Nativity church in Arbanassi. Departure for Sofia. Overnight stay.
12 day: Sofia.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.