culture and tradition

The richness of Bulgarian Northwest
Itenarary:
Sofia - Chiprovtsi - Belogradchik - Sofia
Duration:
8 days / 7 overnights
Transport:
Bus
Program
Additional information
DAY 1: Sofia
Arrival at Sofia airport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Sofia.

DAY 2: Sofia
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Sofia – St. Nedelya Cathedral, St. George Rotunda, Russian church of St. Nicolas, St. Sophia Church, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Ivan Vazov National Theater. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the National Museum of History and Boyana Church, UNESCO monument. The murals, painted by an unknown artist, exhibit a new humanistic tendency in the mediaeval art / earlier than the Italian Renaissance and the famous Giotto/. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with live folklore show. Overnight

Day 3: Sofia - Chiprovtsi
After breakfast departure to the northwest. On the way we visit the cave Ledenika. Lunch. After lunch departure for Chiprovtsi, picturesque town in the mountains that preserve the traditions of the main livelihood here - carpet making. Accommodation in a guest house with hospitable owners. After a cup of herbal tea visit the ethnographic museum Chiprovtzi carpet.. Dinner in a traditional tavern with local specialties. Overnight.

Day 4: Chiprovtsi
Traditional breakfast. Тoday you will have the opportunity to watch the process of carpets making and even to try it yourself. After lunch visit Chprovski monastery. The monastery served as center for cultural and spiritual life of Bulgarians during the centuries of forein enslavement. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Chiprovtsi - Belogradchik
Departure to Belogradchik. First visit the cave Magurata and get to know the hidden sеcterts from the past. The cave is actually a librery. See the most anciеnt calendar of the world and learn more from our guide. Lunch and accommodation. In the late afternoon a tour to the roman forteress called Kaleto. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Belogradchik
After breakfast visit the beautiful cave Venetza. The cave is considered the most beautiful in the country because of its colorful stalactites. Later degustation of wine in a local winery. Lunch. After lunch free time for cicling or walking. Overnight.

Day 7: Belogradchik
Today you visit the area Chachin stone and the rock formations around. Later in the day trip to the called Rock Goddess - mother / walking about 600 meters. in one direction/. The unique natural forms remins us the mystery of the Thracian rituals in these lands. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Belogradchik - Sofia
After breakfast transfer to the airport.