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. 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 – Monastery of Bachkovo- Plovdiv.
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 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. In the afternoon – departure for Bourgas. Visit of the Monastery of Bachkovo. Overnight stay.
5 day: Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Etara – Veliko Tarnovo.
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 /copy/, Ethnographical museum. Departure and visit of the Russian church in Shipka. After that – departure to Etara – open air Ethnographic museum which shows 26 Bulgarian crafts, that have been practiced in the past. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo. Overnight.
6 day: Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanassi – Rousse.
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 Rousse. Overnight stay.
7 day: Rousse – Monastery of Ivanovo – Pleven – Sofia.
Breakfast. Departure and visit of the rock monasteries of Ivanovo /under the protection of UNESCO/ - a complex of churches and chapels in the rocks. Six of the Temples contain frescos with features of the Bulgarian art from 13-14 century. During the Second Kingdom the Monastery was established as a spiritual center. Departure for Pleven. Visit to the Panorama of Pleven. Departure for Sofia. Overnight stay.
8 day: Sofia.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.