Southern Bulgaria

EAST THRACIA WINE TOUR
Duration:
8 days / 7 overnights
Transport:
Bus
Program
Additional information
Day 1 Welcome to Sofia
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Sofia break
Waking city tour around Bulgarian capital - a 8500 years old city called My Rome by the Emperor Constantine the Great. Visit to the most interesting historical sights: the Ancient Serdica, the rotunda church St.George /dated IVth century/, the mineral springs, the antique Roman theatre dated III - IV century and the St. Nedelya square, where 4 temples from different religions are located next to each other: The Catholic church, The orthodox church, The Synagogue and The Mosque are form in f quadrangle, which symbolize the peace between religions in Bulgaria. Next is the Alexander I square where the Royal Palace and the National Theatre are located, Tzar Osvoboditel boulevard, the Parliament, the Church of St. Sofia the name means wisdom which had given the name of the city, the Sofia university and the Alexander Nevski cathedral - the biggest orthodox temple on the Bolkan peninsula. Lunch. Free time for shopping. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with folklore program.

Day 3 Sofia - Panagyurishte - Rumelia winery - Neragora winery - Starosel
After breakfast - take off the the city Panaguriste. Visit the Thracian museum and see the impressive Panagyurishte Treasure, consisting of nine golden vessels richly decorated with figural compositions. The treasure is unique not only for its weight in gold - a total of 6.1 kg, but also for the originality of its shapes and ornamentation, as well as for its exquisite craftsmanship. Lunch and degustation in Rumelia winery. .Dinner at Starosel winery. Overnight .

Day 4 Starosel - Kazanlak - Minkov brothers winery - Jeravna
After breakfast departure to Kazanlak - the capital of the Rose valley. Visit the Thracian Kazanlak tomb dating back to the 4th.c B.C. It is listed in the world natural and historical heritage of UNESCO. In the Historical museum you will see founds from the thracian tombs. Next we will visit the Ethnographical complex Damascene where you can see how the famous Bulgarian rose oil is prodused. Lunch. Late afternoon - visit the popular winery Minkov brothers, degustation. Dinner and overnight in Jeravna - pitoresque bulgarian village from 18th century.

Day 5 Jeravna Pomorie
After breakfast - departure to Pomorie. Lunch in Boyar winery with degustation. Overnight in the chosen hotel.

Day 6 Pomorie - Nessebar
Free time for relax and leisure or visit the ancient city Nessebar. Ancient City of Nessebar. Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea. The more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the city became a Greek colony. The city’s remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications. Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea. Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period. We will visit several remaining churches from Byzantine period. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight in Pomorie.

Day 7 Pomorie - Plovdiv
After breakfast - departure to Plovdiv - the city of seven hills, built in IV century before Christ.. City tour of the ancient city and the old town with scenic houses from 19 century. Dinner and overnight in a chosen hotel.

Day 8 Plovdiv - Sofia
Transfer to Sofia airport and flight back home.

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