Villages

Rural Balkans
Duration:
7 days / 6 overnights
Transport:
Bus
Program
Additional information
The area of North Central Balkan is a door for time travel. Once you walk through you find out another Bulgaria - as it was a century and half ago...and you would not want let go.
Day 1. Arrival point - Bozhentsi
Meet and greet by our representative and transfer to Bozhensi. Almost all the buildings in the village are authentic from the Bulgaria Revival style. Dinner and overnight.
Day2:Bozhentsi - Etara-Bozhentsi
After breakfast departure to Gabrovo town, situated in the valley of Jantra river and is known as an international capital of humor.Visit the famous Etara - ethnographic open air museum. See the exhibitions, try the local craft and see the revival architecture. After lunch visit to the beautiful Sokolski monastery where a white stone fontaine murmurs day and night in the beautiful courtyard. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 3:Bozhentsi - Dryanovo - Bozhentsi
After breakfast hole day tour to Dryanovo. Visit to the picturesque Balkan town and Dry novo monastery. The monastery was twice destroyed in the years of Ottoman rule but rapidly recovered. After lunch visit Bacho Kiro cave. Return to Bozhentsi.Dinner and overnight.
Day 4:Bozhentsi
Today our guests have the opportunity to explore Bozhentsi themselves - to walk around in the small town and try the activities it offers, to take a hiking path and breath and feel the softness of the nature, to make a tandem paraplaner flight in the early morning. In may and June a hole day tour to the rose valley is possible.
Day 5:Bozhentsi-Veliko Tarnovo
After breakfast departure to Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of Bulgaria. City tour of the town. The Architectural Reserve of Tsarevets hill is a natural fortress with its solid walls, Royal Palace, Patriarchal Church, Baldwin`s Tower. In the old town Bulgarian Renaissance houses with their fine interior and handcraft workshops remain. Lunch and visit Arbanassi village, its most interesting monasteries and houses.Accommodation and dinner.
Day 6:Veliko Tarnovo - Elena - Veliko Tarnovo
Dayly tour to Elena town. Today our guest will have tasting dairy products from a local producer and wine tasting in Marian winery. After lunch time for personal walk in the town. Return to Veliko Tarnovo in the evening.
Day 7: Veliko Tarnovo - departure point
Transfer to the point of start. End of program.