Essence of Bulgaria

Essence of Bulgaria

Essence of Bulgaria
6 days – 5 nights
Sofia, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, Kazanlak, Etara, Sokolsi Monastery, Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanassi, Transfiguration Monastery
Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary

Day 1: Sofia
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative and driven to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the morning is free for you to rest and relax.

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Tour includes
  • Round-trip airfare USA-Sofia
  • Round-trip Transfers
  • Assistance at airport
  • 5 nights’ accommodation:
    • Sofia 2 nights
    • Plovdiv 1 night
    • Kazanlak 1 night
    • Veliko Tarnovo 1 night
  • Meals
    • Buffet breakfast daily
    • 2 lunches
    • 5 dinners
  • Walking tour of Sofia
  • Visit to the Rila Monastery
  • Tour the Roman ruins of Plovdiv
  • Visit Bachkovo Monastery and Icon collection
  • Witness the Thracian tombs in Kaznlak
  • Tour the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Visit the Transfiguration Monastery and Nativity Church
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees for sites visited
  • Porterage service at airport and hotels
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • All local taxes
Not included in tour
  • Taxes or surcharges related to airline tickets
  • Cities tax
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature


Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Tourist Class
Sofia Hotel Budapest 4.5
Plovdiv Best Western Plovdiv Premier Hills 5
Kazanlak Hotel Diamond 4
Veliko Tarnovo Hotel Gurko 4.5
First Class
Sofia Crystal Palace Boutique Hotel 4.5
Plovdiv Landmark Creek Hotel 4.5
Kazanlak Hotel Diamond* 4
Veliko Tarnovo Meridian Hotel Bolyarski* 4
Sofia Sense Hotel 4,5
Plovdiv Hotel Residence City. Garden 4.5
Kazanlak Hotel Diamond* 4
Veliko Tarnovo Meridian Hotel Bolyarski 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
* Best hotel in town.

From: $999 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
anges to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: BG02SOF21TB

Signature option: Tsarevets Fortress Sound & Light Show
This evening you may attend the Sound and Light show, a unique attraction which, thanks to hundreds of multicolored lights and lasers, accompanied by music and the sound of bells, represents important moments of Bulgarian history.
  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air an land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.