Cultural Retreats (Guaranteed departures)

Summer Escape to Bulgaria

5 days / 4 nights
Departure dates
15.08.2024, 19.09.2024
Sofia - Rila Monastery - Bansko - Dobarsko - Plovdiv - Sofia
Price per person

Day 1: Sofia
Transfer from Sofia International airport to your hotel. Night in Sofia.

Day 2: Sofia – Rila Monastery – Bansko
Signtseeing tour of Sofia, capital of Bulgaria: Sofia University of St Kliment Ohridski and National Library, Cathedral of Alexander Nevski, National Assembly, Russian Church of St Nicholas, Church of St Sophia,  National Art Gallery, St George's Rotunda. Drive to Rila Monastery (UNESCO) and tour of the monastery complex. Night in Bansko.

Day 3: Bansko – Dobarsko – Plovdiv
Visit the church of Dobarsko, considered a sacred place in the country and world-known for its frescoes. Continue to Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe, ex-European capital of culture (2019). Sightseeing tour of Old Plovdiv – Roman theatre, House of Lamartine, Church of St Constantin and Helena, Roman stadium, Dzhumaya Mosquee. Free time in the artistic and colorful Kapana quarter.   
Night in Plovdiv.

Day 4: Plovdiv – Sofia
Free time in Plovdiv. Drive back to Sofia. Night in Sofia.

Day 5: Sofia / departure
Transfer to Sofia International Airport according to flights.

More Info
A true family experience at your own pace! Visits of major tourist sites, professional guide, charming hotels, comfortable transportation! Do not miss to offer yourself best active holidays this August!

The price includes :
> Sightseeing tour of Sofia, Bansko and Plovdiv
> Visit of Rila Monastery (UNESCO), Dobarsko church and the Old Plovdiv (UNESCO)
> Guide to accompany the group along the tour
> Comfortable transport
> 2 nights in Sofia, hotel Legends 4* or similar, breakfast included
> 1 night in Bansko, hotel Dumanov 3* or similar, breakfast included
> 1 night in Plovdiv, Ramada by Wyndham Plovdiv Trimontium 4 * or similar, breakfast included
> Return transfer from Sofia International Airport to your hotel in Sofia
> Local taxes

The price does not include:
> Meals and all personal expenses
> Services not described in the program
> Travel insurance (with supplement)