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Sofia – Rila Monastery, 2-Day Excursion
The Old Town of Plovdiv is a unique mixture of cobbled streets, Roman archaeological sites, museums and galleries with valuable artifacts, temples with exciting murals and wooden carvings, astonishing 19th-century bourgeois houses. From the cathedral “Alexander Nevski” along “the golden road” between The Parliament and The Presidency you pass by the most remarkable buildings of Sofia. The second day offers The Rila Monastery - the biggest Bulgarian one – a masterpiece of the Revival architecture and a pillar of national culture and spirit...


"City on Two Continents" – Istanbul, 2-Day Excursion
Istanbul is a city of contrasts where the West meets the East. Called the second Rome it is a must for everybody to visit it at least once in his life. The city is full of tourists attracted by its unique history, outstanding architectural and historical monuments, crowded bazaars. All this diversity of colours, mixture of cultures, beliefs adds an exotic charm to Istanbul. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the Turkish cuisine, to explore yourselves the history of this remarkable metropolis...


"Mysteries of Bulgaria – Prophet Vanga and Reverend Stoyna", 2-Day Excursion
Rila Monastery and Bachkovo Monastery are the biggest and some of the most beautiful Bulgarian monasteries. The blind prophet and healer Vanga was the Bulgarian Nostradamus and the area where she has lived (Rupite) is considered to have a strong energy field. A trip for two days exploring deeply the Bulgarian spirit and soul.


"Istanbul", 1-Day Excursion
Istanbul is a city of contrasts where the West meets the East. Called the second Rome it is a must for everybody to visit it at least once in his life. The city is full of tourists attracted by its unique history, outstanding architectural and historical monuments, crowded bazaars. All this diversity of colours, mixture of cultures, beliefs adds an exotic charm to Istanbul. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the Turkish cuisine, to explore yourselves the history of this remarkable metropolis...


"Bulgarian Strongholds" – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi, 1-Day Excursion
Veliko Tarnovo - the capital of The Second Bulgarian Kingdom (12-14th cen.) is amphitheatrically situated on the banks of Yantra river. The fortress Tsarevets will make you feel the glorious atmosphere of the Middle Ages. From the nearby village of Arbanasi opens a marvelous view to the town and the fortress. Konstantzaliev’s House with its authentic interior and furnishing since the 17th cen. and the breathtaking icons of St. Nicolas monastery will amaze you...


“The Valley of Roses and Thracian Kings” – Kazanluk & Shipka, 1-Day Excursion
The Thracian tomb in Kazanlak with its wall paintings will introduce to you the culture of the Thracians. In a rose-distillery you will get acquainted with the process of distillation. The Shipka Memorial Church is dedicated to the more than 200,000 Russian soldiers who have died for the liberation of the country in 1878. Etara Architectural-Ethnographic Complex is an open-air museum representing Bulgarian crafts from the 17-18th cen. (cutlery, pottery, wood-carving, copper smith, furriery)...


“Blue Mountains” – Sliven & Zheravna, Full-Day
Zheravna has preserved the architecture, spirit and traditions of the Bulgarian National Revival (18-19th cen.). A stroll along the cobbled streets will take you to the local church "St. Nicolas" which houses a collection of 18-19th cen. icons. During the free time we recommend the houses-museums of Rusi Chorbadzhi (a local rich man from the 17th cen.) and Sava Filaretov (a cultural activist from the 19th cen.). Take advantage also of the option for an open-air chair lift trip. In downtown Sliven you will have free time for shopping or a cold beer...


“Varna Panorama” – Full-Day
Aladzha Monastery was one of the many rock monasteries that existed during the 13-14th cen. In earlier times (4-6th cen.) hermits and monastic brotherhoods were creating cave monasteries and the medieval rock monasteries continued this tradition. The main street of Varna is close to the city sea park and offers an opportunity for both shopping and a walk during the free time. Both children and their parents are filled with admiration for the show in The Dolphinarium...


“Black Sea Pearls” – Balchik & Aladzha, Full-Day
Aladzha Monastery was one of the many rock monasteries that existed during the 13-14th cen. In earlier times (4-6th cen.) hermits and monastic brotherhoods were creating cave monasteries and the medieval rock monasteries continued this tradition. The Botanical Garden of Balchik accommodates over 2000 unusual for the local climate plants as well as The Palace of the Romanian Queen Marie. The main street of Varna is close to the city sea park and offers an opportunity for both shopping and a walk during the free time...


“Southern Coast” – Sozopol & Ropotamo, Full-Day
Follow the picturesque curves of Ropotamo river on a romantic boat trip in the company of cormorants and herons. A lunch in a sea-view restaurant, the cobbled streets and the traditional houses from the 18-19th cen. will make you love Sozopol. For the free time we recommend: The local Archaeological Museum; The church of "The Holy Virgin" (15th cen.)- built during the Ottoman Rule it is half-buried in the ground according to the Ottoman laws; The church “St. Cyril and Methodius” where parts of the St. John the Baptist's relics are kept...


“Strandzha Re-Discovery Tour” – Jeep Safari, Full-Day
Spend a day in the Natural Park Strandzha – one of the most beautiful Bulgarian mountains. Enjoy the contact with nature that we miss in our everyday life, the beautiful scenery – waterfalls, rivers, forests, caves. Meet the traditional life of the Bulgarians in the village of Brashlyan – an architectural monument since the 18-19th cen. Taste the grilled sausages and chicken that will be prepared for you by the staff on a fire just before your eyes....


“Bulgarian Evening”, Half-Day
Just 20 km away from the seaside with the modern hotels there are villages where people live like centuries ago. In one of them there is a traditional-style restaurant organizing unforgettable nights for groups of tourists and offering an entertaining program: magic tricks, folk dances, live music. The highlight of the show is the fire-dancing. The dinner in the restaurant is combined with white and red wine in unlimited quantities...


 
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