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. Visit to the National History Museum and Boyana church. Folk style dinner – optional. Overnight stay.
3 day: Sofia – Rila Monastery – Plovdiv.
Breakfast. Departure for 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 – Bourgas.
Breakfast. 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. In the afternoon – departure for Bourgas. Overnight stay.
5 day: Bourgas – Nessebar – Varna.
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. Free time. Varna is the most important port situated on the Black sea coast. Visit to the Cathedral and the Museum of history and archeology. Overnight.
6 day: Varna – Pliska – Veliki Preslav – Shumen.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Pliska – the first capital of Bulgarian Kingdom dated 681-893. Visit to the National Historical archeological reserve Pliska: the East gate, the Great basilica, the Palace. Departure for Veliki Preslav – the Second capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, founded as a fortress city and during 893 is announced as a capital. Preslav has been residence of cultural and spirutial life and is connected to the cyrilic alphabet and the Golden age. Departure for Shumen. Visit ton the biggest mosk in Bulgaria – Tombul. Overnight stay in Shumen.
7 day: Shumen – Madarski konnik – Svestari – Rousse.
Breakfast. Visit to Madarski konnik – protected by UNESCO and is the only rock barilef dating from Medieval ages. Departure for the history archeological site Sboryanovo. Visit to the Thracian tomb of Svestari. It is build 3 century BC and presents an unique monument of the funeral architecture of the Thracia. Departure for Rousse. Overnight stay.
8 day: Rousse – The monastery of Ivanovo – Arbanassi – Veliko Tarnovo.
Breakfast. Departure and visit of the rock monasteries of Ivanovo /protected of UNESCO/ - a complex of churches and chapels in the rocks. In the six of the Temples there are frescos that has been kept the features of the Bulgarian art from 13-14 century. During the Second Kingdom the Monastery established as a spiritual center. Departure for Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo. 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. 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. Overnight stay.
9 day. Veliko Tarnovo – Etara – Kazanlak – Koprivstitza – Sofia.
Breakfast. Departure for 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 /copy/, Ethnographical museum. Departure for Sofia. On the way – visit to the town of Koprivstitza. Reserved which consist 388 archeological and historical , artistcial and ethnographical sites. You can enjoy the Rennesaince architecture of the town.
10 day. Sofia.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.